Originally Posted by darkeyedgirl
Ah... the "bad things comes in 3's" nightmare. I can sympathize. I'm not superstitious but those bad things DO come in 3's. It happened to me!
First I find out my daughter has a hole in her heart and had to have corrective surgery... lots of sitting up crying wondering WHY and how she'd come through??? (she's fine now)
Then I got Pneumonia; not just regular ol "oops I'm coughing" pneumonia but the viral kick-yer-arse-hospital-stay both lungs kinda stuff. (I'm fine now)
THEN my favorite furbaby on planet Earth almost died, spending a week in the vet hospital. Once again... many tears shed.... (he's fine now)
I was wondering what I did to cause so much pain to me, my daughter, and Snickers. It's not superstition, just circumstance. Stuff Happens.
Chin up there sister. Things will get better. Sometimes these things happen to slap us around a bit and let us know life is GOOD and to embrace every day... even though it seems hard now, you'll be fine soon.
Wow - that's really a lot of serious stuff all at once. I was talking to one of my colleagues today (he asked why I seemed so down, although I thought I was hiding it at work), and he remarked that maybe there is something to the alignment of the planets, etc.. He's not the type to read his horoscope or pay attention to signs of the zodiac, either. I know the moon affects a lot of people and animals, like lunatic Jamie. Who knows?
Anyway, thanks, everybody, for sympathizing. The update on my niece is that although the guy is under arrest, he hasn't been charged yet (that can take days or weeks here). It was two women in their thirties who acted, and they really had their wits about them and got his license number, car make, etc.. My niece is afraid to walk anywhere at the moment. She lives in a small town, population about 5,000, and was walking home from a friend's house at around noon on Saturday. She was only two blocks from home. She did notice the car "trailing" her, but didn't know what to do. One of the women also noticed, and was prepared to act.
My mood has improved. My m-i-l came up with a good idea, which surprised me, because she watches every penny, although she definitely doesn't have to. She asked what I'd bought with the money (generous) she gave me for my birthday, and when I said, "Nothing, yet", she told me to go out and buy something I don't need, think is too expensive, but would like to have, in other words, a "toy". Well, I went out this afternoon and bought myself a new digital camera, 6 mega pixels, with a terrific optical zoom (I don't like the digital zooms, which is obvious from my photos). As much as I hate shopping, it helped. Now I'll have to learn how to use it!