Things had not been working out to my advantage, and then they really weren't. I was taking care of friends' pets during this crisis. I was tidying up, taking out garbage, and found one of their Koi in the jets of the pond. I don't know how long the fish had been there. I reached in and grabbed him, and threw him back in the pond. Later in the afternoon, I found the same fish in the jets. I turned them off for a while, and when I turned them on again, he was pulled in. Jets off. The fish was back in the pond, floating on top, on his side, barely breathing. I was freaking out. With my self esteem in the toilet, all I needed was a dead fish on the property that was in my care. Phone calls and texts were made, and based on advice, I added water to the pond and moved the hose around so water flowed over the injured fish's gills. After a few minutes, his lips moved like he was gasping for breath, and he started swimming! Now if I could only harness that power to repair my own situation.
I found this sock in progress at the bottom of a box. That much closer to a pair.