I’m having a really hard time drawing inspiration from the writing prompts this week – not because of the prompts themselves, but my mind is cluttered and I”m currently watching YouTube videos of how to replace a toilet tank’s fill valve because the water in the main toilet overflows from the tank to the bowl about every 30 minutes, for about 6-10 minutes. I finally shut the water supply off at the toilet, but still it runs! As you can imagine, this consumption has run our water bill way up, and now I have to get it under control. Not only do I abhor being wasteful, especially of a natural resource such as water, but the utility company actually called me to make sure everything was alright in our home.
I’m still having issues with my deceased aunt’s credit union/Estate account. The people there are very helpful and so nice, but I haven’t been able to do ANYTHING in the account without a lot of back and forth with the customer care call center. There was getting the account set up. Then there was a $3 charge because I neglected to opt out of paper statements. I think I have since updated my settings correctly but it hasn’t been a month/quarter yet, so I can’t be entirely sure it “took.” They sent me a debit card which would not activate. They had to send me a replacement, which thankfully activated with no issues. I was able to set up online banking and download/use the app with no issues, so I really thought I was getting somewhere. Then I tried to use mobile deposit, and it never showed up. So at the suggestion of customer care, I tried again. And yet again over the course of a week. Guess who still doesn’t have deposits pending? I think once I get the last of her refunds into that account and pay her property taxes and utility bill, I am just closing it out. It’s been so much trouble.
And then work….I wasn’t going to buy myself that Venti Starbucks Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappucino this afternoon. But I’ve been really stressed out, it’s payday week and I’ve been working really hard, AND I ran over my one of my toes with a shopping cart, which didn’t feel so good. I figured I deserved the drink at that point, and so I got it.
Wanna know what else I got for myself this week? A brand-new Coach purse! Not thrifted. Not gifted. Nope. One of my very own. It’s still processing after two days, so I don’t actually have it – yet – but it’s the Sunset motif Katy Satchel pictured here if anyone wants to see it before I post mine on Insta once it arrives.
That brings me to the prompt I chose for this week’s Mama Kat’s Pretty Much World Famous Writer’s Workshop, “Write a blog post inspired by the word: fate.”
I’m a huge believer in fate for many reasons, and I won’t share many of them because they are big and I don’t want to jinx anything. BUT….fate shows up for me in small, but powerful ways too. For instance, this purse was fated to be mine.
I saw this purse online last week and fell in love with it. I never buy myself anything like this, but I couldn’t walk away from this one. Even though it’s not thrifted, it was on sale, and I did have a promo code, so I didn’t pay full price for it (some things never change). I gave myself some time to think the purchase through over the weekend last weekend. When I decided I loved it enough to spend that much, I went to add it to my online shopping bag only to see that it was SOLD OUT. I briefly considered getting the much smaller and cheaper Gallery Pouch, but never did. The satchel remained sold out for a day or two, then I noticed it was back in stock. I was at work when I saw that, and I told myself if it wasn’t sold out when I got home that evening, I’d buy it. So I did. See? FATE.
Another fated purchase was my set of Ben Seibel Bombay Green vintage dinnerware. I bought a cup in that pattern in a thrift store many years ago, and I never saw anything else that matched it. Then about ten years later, I saw an incomplete (yet big enough) set, again in a thrift store. The price was right, so I was buying it for sure, but I knew it was fated to be mine…
Remember how I said I had one cup? Well, this set contained eight cups and NINE saucers! See? FATE.
Aren’t they just so pretty?
What about YOU? Do YOU believe in fate?
Head over to Mama Kat’s to participate in Writer’s Workshop and see what the other participants wrote about this week.
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