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11.20.2008

So let it be written, so let it be done

we all have super-powers----sometimes it just takes a while for us to realize them---kinda like the baby Jack-Jack, in the Incredibles...so, i have figured out mine....
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.
with power comes responsibility....i will be more careful in my comments, whether out loud, under my breath, in my mind or even subliminal, I will be more careful. Jasmine, I promise to mention no date regarding Baby Hall---except I do have a show in Denton on February 28th...
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.

8 comments:

marcia@joyismygoal said...

ok how do you feel about a White Christmas because I want one:)

AnonymousPrincess said...

You can tell baby hall to come before Feb 28th. And, by the way, Gustav was before Ike..

Meredith said...

okay jas---will edit it---and sorry, Marcia---we can have a glistening of snow on christmas morning---but it must be gone by noon for traveling to dinner and such---so let it be written---so let it be done---hey---thats a great title---i'm going to edit that too!

Christie said...

LOL You're funny!
Sounds like Nana is going to have a nice warm Thanksgiving.

Michelle said...

How can I get that kind of power? Nothing I do these days feels in my control.

Ashley said...

You are so funny! I need to work on this power... I'm a control freak too and I'd like to make sure things go my way in the next year or so :)
First thing on my list - a heat wave for northern missouri!

James said...

Hehe, sounds like you're getting the same treatment we got at Scout camp this summer. The ranger at the BTSR wanted us to pray for more rain after we broke the drought this summer. Ok, first he told us to stop it after two solid days of rain, but by midweek when it was getting hot again all the camp leaders started putting in requests. We said we'd send some rain on Saturday after we left.... yup, a big storm system over the mountains as we drove in to Dallas for my friend's wedding.

eden said...

It's great to see your use your powers of control with great wisdom. *LOL*