i have always been a control-freak----i like to know what is going to happen and then have it be what i expected...i usually assume i know the best way....as I get older, i am better about letting people do it their way (but inside i am smirking, yes, smirking, that my way would have been so much more efficient)...but apparently the Universe has agreed with me.
case in point--
- Hurricane Gustav----I wanted a visit from my lovely family in Beaumont----so when Gustav turned up in the Gulf of Mexico---I thought "Wouldnt it be great if it was just bad enough for them to have to come up to evacuate!" and VOILA! Gustav hit----not bad enough to do damage, but just enough to get my 3 AND David's family (BONUS!) up for a long weekend.
- Hurricane Ike---okay---didnt ask for this one----but did think, "wouldnt it be funny if they had to come up again"---so yes, I need to be careful about my comments, because Ike hit hard.....but I did get my friends and family from Beaumont again.
- Cannon---I had shows until November 14...so even though Leah's due date was November 9th, I couldnt get up to Utah until the 15th....so I had been telling Raider (Cannon's in utero nickname) November 15, November 15, November 15.....and he came November 14...came home November 15th, about 10 minutes before I got to their home.
- Weather....I hate cold weather---grew up in Illinois---yeah, that was plenty...so as I'm packing for my trip to Utah, I am putting in sweatshirts, thermal shirts...totally prepared for bitter cold...and it has been LOVELY! long sleeve shirts type weather----amazing....and I didnt even ask for this! it is just well-known that i dont tolerate cold weather well.
I'm not sure how to curtail the power of my preferences regarding weather----so I apologize to the entire southwest corner of Colorado ----you probably wont have a snowy or cold Thanksgiving----cause I'll be there.