It has. It is. It will.

Murphy’s Law: If anything can go wrong, it will.

Needless to say, after the last three days, I find myself in a most foul disposition. All is going wrong. All … and when you are a single mother on a tight income and it is a month until Christmas the timing could not possibly be worse.

“The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.” ~Douglas Adams

Exhibit A: Home Computer
Dilemma: No longer capable of turning on, let alone actually booting up.
Reaction: Currently in denial and rely on work computer for all PC related tasks. At least more reading is getting done.

Exhibit B: Vehicle #1
Dilemma: Refuses to start. Stupid van worked over the weekend. Battery is not dead as vehicle attempts to start but something in overworked and tired engine is not getting the message.
Reaction: With 250,000 miles and 11 years of abuse … what more can I expect? As I traded non-family oriented vehicle with parents to get said van … am attempting to still be grateful.

Exhibit C: Vehicle #2
Dilemma: Small Nissan pickup truck not suited for family use … borrowed from parents in case Vehicle #1 blew up (which, apparently, it has). On way home from work last evening truck developed uncontrollable “shimmy” for which a trip to mechanic was obligatory and oil change was needed anyway. Two hours and $50 later: oil is changed and all tires are balanced. “Shimmy” obliterated.
Reaction: Bloody Hell! Am already tired of cramming self and two children into cab of tiny truck, yet need to be thankful have some sort of working transportation … for now.

Exhibit D: Health
Dilemma: Random “episodes” currently requiring blood work and doctor appointments yet undiagnosed at this time. Physician must tread carefully medicinally to not interfere with bi-polar pills which keep self sane.
Reaction: Am in pain. Hurry up already.

Exhibit E: Weight
Dilemma: No where near goal weight - can not seem to lose another pound. Plateau hell. Stress.
Reaction: Going it alone at home no longer adequate. Need gym membership, which costs a number of dead presidents, to help launch self off weight loss plateau. Must avoid all mirrors as it seems ass can grow larger even while losing pounds.

Exhibit F: Christmas Shopping
Dilemma: Have previously written about said issue in blog titled “Pa rum pum pum pum.”
Reaction: Exhibits A-D exacerbating current problem. Typically use PC to get gift ideas. Vehicle needed for travel to areas of despised shopping as live only Wal-Mart containing town. Health required to have energy needed to navigate mobs of rude holiday shoppers.

“When things go wrong, you'll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start going right they often go on getting better and better.” ~C.S. Lewis

Overall, I am currently in denial about all dilemmas as thinking about them too much increasing stress levels ten-fold. I must live life as best as I can and randomly burst into "Findin
g Nemo" mantra: "Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We just keep swimming ..."

The Murphy Philosophy: Smile … tomorrow will be worse.

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