Let’s Recap, Shall We

Last week, we were all about this:

Hot_Pink_Cast_MissindeedyBecause, Lord knows there’s not enough drama around here. And, I can now add reason number 237 to my list of “Reasons Why I Detest Trampolines”. All I can say is, thank goodness for Hot Pink Castery. (I’m becoming my own veritable dictionary, aren’t I?)

Thankfully, the weekend was more celebratory!

First, this happened:

masquerade_missindeedyWe attended a fundraiser for our kids’ elementary school. It was nice to get all gussied up, talk to other parents (sans children), and hit the dance floor! (I don’t want to brag, but I do a mean Y.M.C.A.) And, although I had to practice wearing heels (again) for a few minutes a day for the week leading up to it, the night was a huge success.

Then, Saturday, it was all this:

Bama_Movin_MissindeedyThis move up in the AP Rankings made me all sorts of happy, because


We ended the weekend on this note:

B_day_MissindeedyAnd, I don’t feel even a little bit older. I will say, we counted up the number of teacups and saucers that my grandparents have faithfully sent The Birthday Flowers in over The Years, and… there are a few decades worth. That can age a person real fast.

In the ebb and flow of life, though, I’m feeling like the tide is pretty high. (You see what I did there? No? It’s a Bama thing.)

Yes indeedy.


I went online to ask The Google if I could send a gift anonymously from Amazon.  Just prior to that, I had been searching around on the Amazon website for a particular gift for a very specific person.

Lo and behold, when I started typing in “can I send a gift anonymously”, that smart Google knew I wanted to type in “from amazon” before I even typed it!

I’m not gonna lie.  It’s disturbing to think that the varied and creative ways that human beings could compose a question or a thought could be accounted for.  All of them! And, my next thought was “Are we humans that predictable?”.

Before I go all George Orwell on you, let me say that I know that there are humans behind all of the algorithm writing and computer coding going on behind a search engine’s ability to “read our minds”.  And, I happen to be madly in love with one of those kinds of humans.

But still.

I could have worked myself into a lather about this idea, except I remembered that there is still plenty in life that is oh-so-unpredictable.

Take, for instance, the ending to a pivotal college football game this past Saturday.  My beloved Alma Mater, The University of Alabama, lost to Aubu_ _ (we don’t complete that word around these parts) in the final minute – MINUTE – of the game. Heartbreaking.

And…  totally unpredictable.

But, like all things that are unpredictable, you can ROLL with it or you can buck against it.  I choose to ROLL with it.

And pray that at this time next year, if I were to type in say “alabama vs auburn game”, I’d only see this: WIN.

Maybe Sweetman somebody can go ahead and write the computer code for that right now?