Oh, Where My Mind Goes

It's funny where your mind can take you when you are half awake/half asleep. Okay, maybe I should say that it is funny where MY mind takes me. This morning in particular makes me realize that I am s...u...c...h a girl, through and through: instinctive, anxious, and a hopeless romantic! (I mean, really, how many guys can feel all three of those things at one time!!!)

I come from a family of worriers. That's actually putting it mildly. One thing I try to "not" worry about is the weather. If you think you are a dramatic person, watch the news channels on a day where bad weather is supposed to strike and you will immediately feel better about yourself. People go nuts about the weather around here, and in more cases than not, nothing ever seems to happen!

(Insert the part where I should have knocked on wood!)

I ended my evening phone call with my mother 1/2 joking 1/2 serious saying, "Call me and wake me up if bad weather is coming my way." I KNEW she would know, and if it wasn't her glued to the tv, it would be my grandmother alerting her, then me. And yes, my grandmother told me she slept with her weather alert radio on last night.

(Insert sweet giggle here!)

The morning pretty much began with the power going out, my three year old hearing thunder and waking up screaming because his nightlight was out, followed by my husband going to get him, followed by me jumping out of bed to get them and running to the bathroom. I can honestly say that I have never heard freight train winds before, but it didn't take long to realize that that noise was NOT normal. So Mommy's instincts kicked in quickly and got us to a safe place! It lasted all of about one minute, and when I looked at my phone, sure enough Mom had called. Although she was calling to tell me that our road was flashing on the TV....wish she had gotten to me about 5 minutes earlier, but I'll blame no power instead of her! =)

We all got back in bed, including our three year old. I was so tired yet it was very difficult to fall asleep. My mind was on and it wasn't stopping. Immediately my anxious side went from thinking about what we just experienced, to thinking about what if it had been a lot worse, to thinking about the movie "Where The Heart Is" and the tornado that hit during that movie, to.....and this is where it gets good.....to....

Hopeless Romantic
....love. For a movie that I was never just crazy about, the end sure gets me every time. I'm a line girl! I love a GOOD line regardless of how the movie turns out....you know, the kind of line that makes your heart melt....and you just know....it's real.

(Insert disclaimer: I also find both humor and deep annoyance with the bad lines. You know....the ones that make you cringe because the guy actually thinks they will work.)
"It's too late isn't it."
"Too late. Too late for what?"
"I lied to you when you asked me if I loved you and I said no. I lied, Forney, it wasn't true, I love you. It's just.....I lied because I thought you deserved something better."
"Something better than you? Novalee, there isn't anything better than you."

(Insert kiss!!!)
I mean really.....can you just call me a girl or what? I can go from tornados to love stories in a matter of seconds. It's okay....I'll own it. It just means I'll take care of you, worry about you, and even LOVE you! Could be worse, right?

Oh and....(insert that a tornado did go through our backyard and about 5 of our neighbors yards knocking down trees everywhere. It went in a diagonal path through the houses so we were all very lucky!)


  1. Laura, you are such a good writer. I love reading your posts and gaining so many amazing insights into the different aspects of you. Keep writing!


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