I had been rocking and rolling on all cylinders (so I thought) and went to the gym, then ran by the grocery store to pick up a few things, including eggs for my usual boiled egg breakfast. I was really whipping and spurring, as I needed to get to work on time - boss is out and I'm Alexander Haig. I came home from the gym/store, threw the eggs in the saucepan to take to work for breakfast and hopped in the shower. I got out of the shower, hair dryed, make-up thrown on and came into the kitchen to find that I'd turned on the OTHER burner. Not the one that I'd put the eggs on. Oh, well. I didn't have time for them to cook, so I just turned off the burner - I'd have to have one of the Atkins bars I'd just bought for my breakfast at the office later in the morning. I laughingly told the story at work about what a doofus I was. Ha! Ha!
Except that's not what happened. When I got home from work and errands and such, it was 12 hours later. The moment I stepped into the house, I could smell that something was WAY.WRONG. Instead of turning the burner off, evidently I'd just moved the eggs to the burner that was on and walked away. How in the world did my idiocy not burn my house down? How does a pan sit on the stove for 12 hours and not do something horrible except stink? I am humbled by the grace I was granted.
Before returning home, I'd been thinking about what a great day it was (and it turned out to be GREATER than I'd ever imagined), how I'd gone to the gym, remembered it was Mr. Beautiful's spin class day and popped in there. And it was all 70's music day AND at the end of class, he gave us all (5) a quick neck massage. Talk about bonus points for trying to walk the path of righteousness! So there's a star for exercise and lifestyle and I earned one for eating in a what-works-for-me-way.
MalibuKen's malfunction light came on yesterday and after last night's revelation, I don't even care. I hope to use this incredible, but humbling, good fortune as a reminder to be aware and be in the moment. Not mentally sitting at my desk, not mentally writing this blog, but here and now and aware. The risks are too high not to be.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Acknowledge all great kindnesses done to you.