Written by cycleguy on February 16th, 2015

Me and my big mouth! I know some of you are not surprised so no comment from the peanut gallery. 🙂

We were eating lunch at Wendy’s after church on Sunday when I made the comment about not having to shovel snow and maybe our kids will actually have close to two full weeks for Spring Break. Aaaaah Yeah. Me saying that was like someone washing their car. You just know it is going to rain! I woke up at 4 this morning with snow falling-enough which required shoveling at home; cleaning off my truck and Jo’s car; then heading to the office where I proceeded to shovel some more.

WHO IN THE WORLD TOLD ME TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT NOT SHOVELING? Oh yeah, that be me. School was cancelled and as I write this it is still snowing and I suspect school will be cancelled tomorrow as well. Owen County has tons of back roads. Uneven back roads. Treacherous back roads.

The weather has and will change a lot of plans. Oh yeah…that old thing of not being in control. Know what I’m talking about? It seems like I have been talking to my share of people lately where control/not having it is an issue.  Ironically, I read this again today:

Your dreams may not be happening, and things aren’t turning out the way you expected, but that doesn’t mean your life is spinning out of control. It just means you’re not in control.  Plan B by Pete Wilson-p.22

Control also comes back to waiting. Waiting patiently or not. I’m still working this thing out in my mind. If you don’t mind, I will do more thinking out loud in another post. 🙂

So…is having control a major issue with you? Do you freak if you don’t? Do you just go with the flow?


19 Comments so far ↓

  1. I kind of just go with the flow

  2. Daniel says:

    I have never been one who can go with the flow. When the slightest thing gets away from me, I turn ugly in a hurry.

  3. mmm … I do believe you left a comment at my place just a day ago about the mild winter weather you’ve been basking in!!


  4. Jeff says:

    I like to be in control of what I can. Some things, like at work, I can’t control and often don’t want to control. I don’t worry about what I can’t control.

  5. Kari Scare says:

    Used to always flip. Now, it’s a toss up. Depends on how busy I am, if I’m well rested, hungry, etc. Learning to keep a strong core (well-rested, healthy, centered, focused), which helps to deal with lack of control in a positive way. Oh, and my two teenage boys are seeing to it that I gets lots off practice not being in control.

  6. Gingi says:

    LOL, it’s funny you mention the sunshine here in California on my blog, I have been BURNING with jealousy at all of the snow talk on the blogs I like to follow.. but I do NOT miss having to shovel snow!! I used to hire the neighbor kids to do that for me back when I lived in North Dakota! haha! 😉 –

    • cycleguy says:

      So…you took the easy way out! 🙂 I do envy the sunshine you showed on that Valentine’s wedding shoot you did and the time away. 🙁

  7. I try to remember that God is large and in charge, not I. 🙂
    Blessings, Bill!

  8. cycleguy says:

    Pamela wrote: Makes for more family time, and making memories! Get out there and make memories! (Pamela followed it with about a dozen pictures of little snowmen).

    • cycleguy says:

      Thing is: it is only me and Jo and she is not going to get out and shovel. Not much memory there. Even when the girls were home they didn’t take too much to shoveling and getting cold. The only memory I have is freezing to death! 🙂

  9. I’m a make it happen type of person, but not a control freak. Sorry for the bad weather. I feel so bad for all of my family and friends in the Midwest and in Western NY.

    • cycleguy says:

      I have never seen myself as a control freak, although i do want things done…but done right. Want to come over here to shovel? That would show the depth of your sympathy. 🙂

  10. Betty Draper says:

    I love to control but God has seen fit to put me in too many situations that I could not control. I fall back on this thought often, “this too will pass”.