Surprise in the Mailbox

So… It had been a rainy yucky day all day Friday. Rained on the way TO work; rained on the way FROM work. I picked up the Sweetie Boy but he had fallen asleep in the car on the way home. And I mean, he was OUT COLD. Slept all evening. Didn’t even want to get up for dinner!

I went to the mailbox and had a letter from my credit union. Which always scares me. I knew I wasn’t overdrawn and my bank statments are electronic, so I wasn’t sure what this was all about.

The letter tells me my Visa Check Card has been compromised! I immediately call the bank. The lady tells me no fraudulent activity has been detected, which is a relief. I check my balance daily so I knew nothing was awry. She said the breach was from TJ Maxx and Marshall’s stores – and I had used my check card at a Marshall’s back in early December. So I canceled my check card and ordered a new one. Just to be safe.

And then I called the credit bureaus and put a fraud alert on all my credit reports.

Just to be safe.

Friday was one of those emotionally exhausting days. I guess I’ve been thinking too much lately. I’m coming up on the one year anniversary of D-Day and starting to deal with things I couldn’t deal with back then. It’s been hard. But I wasn’t strong enough then when my life was in thousands of pieces. And now I am. I’m stronger than ever. I haven’t changed; I’ve evolved. And so I’ve allowed myself to face those demons I locked away.

It’s not a pretty thing, but a necessary one. It’s something I have to push through because in the end, I’ll be better for it.

All right – today is Saturday! And I’ve got a $20 gift card to Pier 1 calling my name. I’m getting some things for my bedroom. It’s going to be so “grown up” by the time I’ve finished. 🙂

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.