Monday, March 21, 2011

Out Takes in Life: Miracles and Mishaps

Well the other day to be exact the Sunday before last. My boyfriend and me were going to go out to a waterfall he'd taken me to before we started dating 9 months ago something cute, sweet and charming much like the man that had planned the vendetta. However, we crossed a sign that said something about another waterfall or something cool, and deciding to be a spontaneous duo decided "hey lets do that instead!" So we switch course and head that way only to discover that path was still snow covered and Zac being the responsible individual he is was like this isn't a good idea and we start to reverse out of there, and being the concerned person I am ( I seem to think that whenever something odd happens it just MUST  be for a reason of utmost divine intervention and life changing event!) say "WAIT! what if we're supposed to go up there to save someone who's stuck!!" Zac laughs and just a few seconds later we find ourselves stuck in lose snow! Instantly the prepared braveheart starts trying to get us unstuck and I begin wondering if a bear comes would we have time to hide in the car and would it protect us? I share my concerns. Grizzles would destroy the car and we should climb a tree, however if its a black bear the car will do. good to know right? well no bears but we struggle with the car for quite a while trying to wedge our picnic blanket under the tire to give it tread attempting to wrap snow chains on already stuck in snow tires. Nothing worked. Needless to say there was some mental prayers said. So here we are stuck on a no where road stuck in snow with a car the two of us can't push out (sorry no tough macho arms on me! ) Its freezing my hands hurt and I can see that Zac's are red. Definitely not the ideal circumstances, however, nonetheless character building.when this black SUV looking thing pulls into the cove where we were I immediately wave for their attention. The car sits there for a minute or so and I hope they feel bad and come help us. After a little bit the car comes over and out comes a young woman with a little boy. She immediately offers help and tries to push. She says she's got four wheel drive and can pull us out but neither of us has a tow rope. She tells us theres a place down the street and that she will go see if they have a rope or something and that she'll be back. We agree (like we have a choice?) and off she goes, me and Zac continue to see if there is something that we can do while shes gone this was when the snow chain idea comes out and we try and try, not quite sure if she'll come back but hopeful, and lo and behold she does! with a chain and we attach it there is spinning tires and no immediate fix. We figure we need to realign but the chain gets stuck after another struggle this woman still willing to help us! We eventually get the car free! She offered us snacks and then was off after we thanked her. Curious I wonder how she saw us there his white car in the snow and I'm sure she couldn't see us from the road. As we leave I look back to see if she just noticed us from the road, and no from the angle I looked back at the slight bend in the road covered where we were. it turns out WE were the car that was stuck awaiting help and she was the spontaneous traveler that felt some miraculous prompting to help us. My heart was touched I wanted to cry she was definitely an angel here on earth. I would call that one of the beautiful moments of my life

Now for the mishap nasty gross from yoga and abs that ROCK! I decided I really needed a shower before I contaminated my bed with nastiness. I cruise into the bathroom to find the toilet at that weird not-clogged-but-gross-toilet-paper-shallow-watered state where it just can't be used!! So I decide that I will do something nice like un-not-clogg it so it's nice. So I start with a simple flush. Failure. I plunge and repeat the next attempt at a plunge resulted with NASTY TOILET WATER SPLATTERING ACROSS MY FACE AND GYM CLOTHES! needless to say in a terrified tone hollering in melodramatic teenage horror! Needless to say sometimes trying to do something nice can end up awfully dirty, but you build your character and learn how not to do things... like sloshing around a plunger haphazardly! I decided to call my brother (it's his birthday) and tell him hoping he'll laugh... it's a really classy voicemail that is awaiting him...

Well make the most out of your mishaps and see the beauty in your personal God given miracles!
~The Self-Proclaimed Explorer.


  1. Lol xD I wish I had amazing adventures like that. Except for the toilet part... I`d rather not have those kinds of antics in my adventures :P

    Zac sounds like a sweetie! Hopefully I`ll be able to meet him someday :))

    (haha maybe we all can double date)

    Love you <3

  2. I WOULD LOVE TO DOUBLE DATE WITH YOU GUYS!!!!! that would be awesome!!! we're thinking if we get married we'll do a reception in NC and that would be a perfect time C;

  3. ;) Well I`ll probably be staying in NC indefinitely lol

    That would be so awesome! Who knows? It could be a double reception too haha or a pre-honeymoon xD