The Lemons VS. Lemonade October Vent

THE LEMONS

Lemon slices background

Recently my  clutch in my car went out, again. Meaning that in THIRTY DAYS I managed to destroy the brand new one I had just gotten. So currently it’s being fixed by a company that can never give me a straight answer as to when exactly I’m going to see my car again.  There is nothing like being car-less, dealing with horrible customer service,  and living far away from work.

Meanwhile…..

For over a week, I’ve had a stomach virus from hell.  We are talking throwing up, fever, chills, cough, etc.   Basically, I’ve felt like I was literally going to die (or wanted to anyway).  There was even a particular day when I was too weak to take off my socks.  On one of my lowest points I threw up several times in the shower. Another good one was when I had extremely violent chills. My entire body shook for what felt like forever.  My fever medication being right in front of me but I was too weak to get up and walk two steps to it. FUN TIMES. I missed almost two days of work due to this illness. You have to love it when employment wants you to work when you have something extremely contagious.

Meanwhile….

I feel like I am absolutely surround by negativity. I will not name specific people but I will say, there are those who just talk about lemons ALL the time without even the slightest attempt to make lemonade.  I’ve found I have stopped responding to people and just being silent when they talk. To a strangers eye, I’m listening.  However, what is actually occurring is me restraining from screaming.  It seems as if people hate their lives, jobs, friends, bodies, opportunities (or lack there of), location, home, schedule, financial state, ETC……….. It’s not that I don’t get it. I have those days where I wish I could die now and call it a day.  But every day? Really? It’s draining to have to listen to this type of thing constantly.

The Lemonade

Thirst Quenching Lemonade in the Summer

The car SHOULD be fixed in the next few days

My good friends have showed their loyalty with helping the through the car ordeal. K has let me borrow her car and taken me to work.  While S has taken me home and allowed me to spend the night with her so I could make it to work the next day. J came to give me a ride to rental car place.

I get paid tomorrow. For a few days, I can pretend I am not poor 🙂

I’m much better than I was & am now keeping food down.

My roommate and I cleaned out kitchen area today. Now all the boxes are in the attic and we can see the kitchen table.

Light a Candle For Corbin Tonight. Prayers needed ASAP

I came across “Team Corbin’s” page on facebook yesterday. Though I have only been following his story for a few days, my heart absolutely goes out to him & his family.  Corbin was born with Trisomy 13. Though I do not know much about the condition, I know that it involves being born with an extra chromosome. Instead of having two, Corbin had 3. For more information on his condition please click on >>>  Trisomy 13 .

Corbin’s facebook page is here: Team Corbin

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He is 132 days old and fighting for his life tonight. According to his page, he has been moved to the “Butterfly Room” tonight.  The families last status read:

 ” Please light a candle, say a prayer and keep Corbin in your thoughts. This is beyond us and beyond medicine.
As we wait for family and friends, Corbin will be moved to a butterfly room, surrounded by nothing but love and happiness. “

My candle is lit here in Chesapeake, VA. If you light a candle tonight and/or say a prayer please post below as to what your location is. I believe in the power of prayer. Whether Corbin makes it or not tonight, his family could use prayers of comfort and peace during this time. Doctors did not believe Corbin would ever live through birth. The fact that he was born breathing and crying was miraculous.  Because of this, I have faith he may surprise everyone once again and make it through tonight. Please Pray.

Corbin