We all remember yesterday’s post about needing a new start, right? On the way home from work, I stopped at the grocery store and bought produce and a lovely filet of tilapia. I cut up an orange bell pepper, sauteed some fresh spinach in a little olive oil, and baked the tilapia with some seasoning and lemon juice. I took the fish out of the oven feeling pretty proud of myself and as I was transferring it to my plate, the glass baking dish exploded and spewed shards all over my dinner. Bummer.
I cried a bit because I felt defeated, ate an apple, felt better, and decided to go get a new baking dish. After all, I didn’t want to give myself an excuse tomorrow because I didn’t have appropriate bakeware.
On the way home from the store, a little warning light came on in my car. Keep in mind that I bought this car after I crashed my other one in a snow storm in late December (I bought this one 4 days before I rendered myself unable to drive), so I’m not super familiar with all the warning lights yet. I was on the belt way, so I decided to pull off at the next exit. Before I got there, the rubber rolled off my drivers’ side tire. It just rolled away behind me.
Roadside assistance came and put a spare on. It came free with the car and even though I have sometimes wanted to have the chance to change a tire, I didn’t feel like last night was the ideal time to try it. Also, it’s cold outside. I had pulled off the belt way to be a little safer because it was dark and the tow guy tells me I probably did damage. My bad.
I got home, walked in the house, and saw the pieces of glass I’d left on the floor because they had been too hot to touch. This reminded me of the soup and banana I left in my car. I’d gotten them Target and buried them under car papers when my tire fell off, so I forgot to bring them in. By that time, I was nearly as deflated as my tire and couldn’t muster up the strength to wrestle with my brace to get my shoe back on and limp back out to my car.
I had some yogurt and I’m calling it a night. I generally try to avoid two posts in one, and both of the posts today are longer than I typically like as well. It’s just that kind of a day.