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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Smelling Like Roses

Feeling like a sort of Cosmic Gigolette today. It sure seems that every time the spit hits the fan, I get to duck, and every time I'm down to nothing, something or somebody shows up to rescue my ass. This week, I was down to nothing- 4 bucks in the bank and some odd change around the house. Fine, I thought, I don't need anything. There's food in the house and the cat has backup supplies. Next week is payday, no big deal.

Then I got an email. I'd won an ebay auction that I not only forgot about, but never thought I'd win because of the low bid I'd made. A 1974 UK Circus magazine. I bid the minimum, 4 dollars. And there was 4 dollars' shipping. Okay, so now I'm 4 bucks short.

This is when it's good to have a best friend with a few bucks available who lives within walking distance of the bank. Stevil covered me. Thank you Stevil. I'll leave you the mag in my Will and pay you back next week when you come to lunch.

Yesterday I realized I'd run out of coffee long before next Tuesday. Fine, I thought, I'll just have to cut down before then and drink tea when the coffee runs out. Then the mail came. And the Cosmos had my back in the form of a $25 card to Price Chopper, which I'd won for filling out a survey. So Friday, when Gal Friday comes, there will be coffee.

This has happened so many times in many ways over the years that I can't remember when it started. My dear late friend Kevin once said, "I dunno. The shit hits the fan but you always come up smelling like roses." I took that as my sort of personal motto.

For these Moments of Cosmic Grace, I am truly grateful.

12 comments:

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Sounds to me like Somebody up there likes you. And a lot of people down here, too. Either way, you're in good hands. (And roses have SUCH a nice scent..)

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

You are kind to others and help out where you can so this is just the universe paying you back. What goes around comes around.

Austan said...

Susan- you're right, I'm in good hands, somehow. And yep, I love roses too. :)

Austan said...

Thank you Lawless. I never feel like I do much, but I guess it's enough.

Geo. said...

I always figured you smell like roses. Any advice for how I smell?

Lisa said...

Like you, Derek, Colleen and Carolyn have been trying to tell me - when it's the right time, it'll happen. :D

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I believe that kindness always comes back to us and as Delores said, you have always been there for others, and now you are being blessed. Enjoy your coffee, Laura.

Elephant's Child said...

Karma. And I love that the world is dusting you with eau de rose at the moment. About time.

Austan said...

Geo.- what's wrong with smelling like sunshine and grass?

Austan said...

Niecely- yep, and not a moment sooner.

Austan said...

Arleen- well, thank you. I think I get a lot more credit than I deserve.

Austan said...

EC- I hope the eau de rose is pouring on you by now!