Oh good gracious.

I’ve disappeared for a few days because this has been the week from hell.

Starting last Thursday with a horrible day at work for Simon – he works with the homeless, and their lives are volatile and unpredictable.  I’ll leave it at that.

My Bruise - mildly inappropriate, but freaking amazing!

Saturday, we were looking forward to him getting off at 4pm and having a quiet night and a quiet Sunday to recover from his bad day, when I tumbled down most of the stairs up to our attic bedroom.  Two hours in the emergency room later, and we were assured the baby was fine and I was just battered and bruised.  Still, I was shaken up (and black and blue).

Sunday, Simon popped his bike tire for the second time in a week.

Monday, the car wouldn’t start.

Tuesday, a bad cold set in.

Wednesday, more of the same.

Today, though, we experienced the kindness of a stranger who was walking down our street as Simon was fiddling with the spark plugs and a can of WD-40 under our car’s hood.  A mechanic, he stopped and offered to fix the car for free because, he said, he was moved by Simon’s smile and friendly “good morning.”

So yeah…tough week.  But things are looking up.

Plus, did you see my bruise???

Author: Faith

Faith Dwight is a photographer and a writer. She is a Southern American girl living just north of London with her British husband, Simon and their two halfling sons.

9 thoughts

  1. Now I’m wishin’ I snapped a pic of my bruise … They could be twins! Glad you were shown kindness by the friendly mechanic. Here’s to a fresh week!

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