There is a valid reason for my sunshiney, making lemonade, attitude. I have for a long time held the belief that complaining usually leads to things getting worse. Just for the shits and giggles of the Karma Gods. Add that to growing up in a household where someone was always to blame (me) and you are left with a person who feels responsible for everything that goes on around her.
I wrote a post Wednesday morning about fixing up some stuff. I complained a little bit about how my 5ft self is unable to change a lightbulb in the ceiling. I should not have done that. Those damn Karma Gods decided to teach me a lesson in gratitude, as in "be grateful that you electricity at all". So they caused a car to crash into a pole in a nearby pole at around 2 o clock that afternoon. Subsequently the lights went out. There, here and everywhere around me. I deal with the occasional power outages here. They never last long, but these were vengeful Karma Gods on Wednesday and they wanted to make sure that I learned MY lesson. If any of my neighbors read this, you now know that the power going out was not really the fault of that driver, it was the fault of the ungrateful gringa living in your midst. We were without power until 11 that night. 9 hours. In the dark. With my son. I tried to make the best of it at first since I obviously could not work. I cleaned up instead. Made a nice supper for us. All the while thinking that they would be back on soon. Never happened. I lost hours of work. I had to hear incessant whining about no T.V. I had to go out and find candles.
But hey, dont go nuts on me again Karma Gods, I AM NOT complaining. I loved what you did and I certainly learned my lesson. I will just bite the bullet and figure things out on my own. No whining or feeling sorry for myself here. Well played.