What a Difference a Day Makes…

That lovely productive mood that I have been basking in lately, took one hell of a tumble yesterday.

We had already started with some of the bad news a few days before but managed to cope.

Yesterday, the full force of the meaning of bad, hit us with both barrels.

One by one, and spread over the course of a week, four members of our family have been hit by the covid virus. Two of them are quite vulnerable, which was even more worrying.

Then came the news that our only breadwinner’s wages this month turned up with several hundred pounds missing. Turned out to be a clerical error, but no chance of amending this until next month. We are not a wealthy family, constantly robbing Peter to pay Paul, if you know what I mean. My sister and I are pensioners on a permanent budget, so looking to help replace this shortfall took some doing, and will involve rationing everything for a few weeks.

Drama taken care of, I couldn’t relax. What if the error wasn’t corrected next month? I had visions of us all sharing a tin of beans and/or going hungry.

This morning, the mood seems to have lifted. The sufferers are fighting the virus and feeling much better, thank heavens! We have also managed to convince ourselves that all will be well and the money will be reinstated next month.

Writing was the last thing I wanted to do yesterday, and that didn’t help my mood either… but today already feels more positive on that front, so I already have my happy hat on!

Jaye, smiling!

21 thoughts on “What a Difference a Day Makes…

  1. Glad you’re smiling, Jaye. Life just doesn’t seem to give us a break lately, or perhaps the past three years have just made us more sensitive and vulnerable. Keep looking for the positives and the good moods will follow. <3 <3 <3 Glad everyone is feeling better and the accounting error will be corrected. All good news.

  2. Well, that sucks! 🙁 … good to hear the rellies are getting there though, 🙂 and the money – that’s scary. I bet that if every ‘clerical error’ cost whoever was responsible for it twice the amount, there’d be a sudden decrease in them.

  3. Hi Jaye. Is this a new blog? I had to come over and find out who I was speaking to on my blog, lol. Oye! I’m sorry to hear about your woes, seems to be the style these day for so many. And the Covid – what the heck? All was calm here for so long and I just had 6 different ‘careful’ friends catch the danged virus. I think it’s this new strain going around making waves again that we don’t yet know a lot about.
    Anyway, glad your paycheck issue is straightened out, and get well soon. <3

  4. Life can sure throw us some curve balls, can’t it? It’s just like what we do to our characters, only much more personal. Glad you are feeling more positive today!

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