A proverbial phrase.
Meaning When troubles come they come together.
Still, this is life. This is the way it is. This is the way we learn coping skills, of getting through situations that we need to. It is in facing such things that we learn what we need to do to take control of situations and to resolve them.
There are lots of things going on right now. The forthcoming holiday in May for my son and I to the US is on the line. The "dog sitter" has let me down despite everything being in place for 2 months and as such I now have to find alternative arrangements for the furry boys ~ what an irritation we can do without! There have been issues at work. Commission flow has eased at a time when it is needed. The boiler is definitely on its last legs and is going to take several thousand £'s to sort out.
And then there are the family things going on which are the troublesome things.
It is approaching the anniversary of the death of my mum, the void of her not being in my life is something that is certainly felt very much every day. In fact, it is just over 2 years that we first heard of her having terminal cancer. It is something that still plays very heavily on my mind (and my heart) and was the reason that I took so much time away from wanting anything in terms of relationship wise, (with hindsight I wish I'd not bothered to come back from that time out, but we live and learn!) And I've had 3 weeks of non stop migraines just to add to the mix, with some concerning health issues relating to them which give cause for concern.
I am NOT an ostrich.
But isn't it just crap when it seems to all happen at once?
Still, I am glad I am as far from an ostrich as it gets.
I am glad that I have the control within my life to take control of such situations and resolve them positively, taking the action that I need to, when I need to. And this is why, even if there are troubles, "blips" or minor irritations, I know that things will get resolved and sorted. It is just real crap you can do without.
But then, life is like that too at times. There's always crap you can do without. But, even amongst the crap, there is always hope, things that happen which give you that hope, people that give you that hope.
Knowing that we will move forward, knowing that there is so much ahead, things to look forward to, it makes it all worth while.