I am so far behind with everything again, it is my own darned fault, there is no one else to blame. I set myself these targets of things to get done - probably far from practical targets too - and then I just cannot finish them despite my best of intentions. Not unless I run myself totally ragged that is.
So there are things not done. I have to just "let it go, let it go...." You know the words I am sure!
This week has been trying me. On Wednesday I got in my little car - that just passed its MOT (annual inspection) on Saturday last and blow me down with a feather if the engine management warning light came on. I have to say I much preferred it when cars were not so clever you know. You just went until they stopped. Although I am glad that we don't have to drive on those dodgy old tyres any more and have rust popping up everywhere like a dose of the pox!
Anyway, for those not in the know, if the engine management warning light comes on, that is not a good sign. Oh no siree! So I stopped called Hubby. He says "oh". Just ""oh". Yeah, you don't say, bite me! Really helpful..... I didn't say that to him, just thought it. On his suggestion I got out of the car in the heaving rain (no coat, phone in one hand, trying to open the bonnet (hood) with one hand) and checked the oil - yes, I can do that! - oil all OK. Hubby says that the car will not blow up. Not that I thought I would, the engine wasn't getting overheated and there was nothing untoward going on so I knew that already. It was just this darned light. He suggested calling the AA - rescue service - I suggested going straight to the garage and not bothering waiting to be rescued. Good idea says he, I didn't think of that.... Good thing that I did then isn't it!
So off I trundle in the heaving rain, driving slowly just in case everything suddenly ground to a halt. I get to the garage, wonderful man called Matt came out and smiled when I saw him and then frowned when I told him about my car. He really likes my car and is convinced that it will go on forever! I hope he is right because I love my car too!!
He gets the diagnostic machine, plugs it in, all OK, turns the light off, sends me on my way and refuses to charge me. You cannot ask for better than that can you.
Now, I should say if your engine management warning light comes on you must always get it checked, but sometimes it will just come on for no reason and just needs turning off, but don't bank on that and just leave it!
Anyway, that is a long tale of my car and getting it fixed, all OK, but very trying.
OK, you are wondering where this ramble is going and what on earth it has to do with "coming back round to Fridays" or is it Friday's??? I am never sure......
Well, I am behind with everything, one of the things I am behind on is reading blog posts but yesterday afternoon, when I was still feeling rather delicate from the car incident on Wednesday and because of other things, I dipped in to read a post by Countryside Tales - also called CT. You can read the post here.
CT included in this post a quote that I had included way back in May 2014 in a Five On Friday post. You can read it here.
The quote was from Maya Angelou and was "Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option".
As I said I am feeling a bit delicate right now and these words, and the others that CT shared, and the whole thought behind her post, and the fact that she remembered that I had shared this all the way back in May 2014, made me cry a bit!
I need to remember these words!!! I have been feeling rather beat up in an emotional way about a few things, which I have been getting over, but I need to remember this.
So, thank you CT (wish I knew your name!) for the reminder!
Finally, this brings us back to Friday and to Five On Friday because I had shared these words in a Five On Friday post and CT remembered them all this time!
See, there actually is a point to all this endless ramble!!
The point being that Five On Friday will return next Friday. See details by clicking the Five On Friday page - top right of the sidebar - or the Five On Friday badge - the picture, near the top of the sidebar.
Truly, ANYONE is welcome to join in, providing you stick to the rules such as they are.
I hope that you will all get your own thinking caps on and join us next week to share Five things or to take Five to muse on an individual subject.
I look forward to reading your posts and hope that just occasionally, some of what I, or you, share will be remembered over a year later by someone else!
Thank you CT, for so many things!!