Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Midwestern Prediction*

*This post was pre-written before my departure.

(Summer night, Michigan, May 2008)

I'm somewhere deep in the heartland of America right now. 

Five things I'm definitely not doing:

1. Eating deep-fried cheese.
2. Mall-walking.
3. Sitting in a speedboat.
4. Drinking beer.
5. Buying holiday decorations at Frankenmuth Christmas Village.

Four things I might be doing:

2. Watching Luca play with all his curly-headed cousins.
3. Browsing through 19th century tomes with my dad at John King Books.
4. Rocking on a porch swing at my mom's house and marvelling at the white nights of summer.
Two things I hope I've done:

1. Successfully persuaded one and all to come visit us in California.
2. Remembered that when it comes to family dynamics, I can be right or I can be happy, and being right is overrated. 

Home on Thursday.


CashmereLibrarian said...

Haha Frankenmuth! I had the *pleasure* of living in Monroe Michigan for a year. Frankenmuth was all the rage. As was Put-in-Bay. I missed both, though the locals encouraged me to see them. Ah, well...

Stephanie said...

Haha, I'm from Ohio and while I don't love deep-fried cheese, I do love me some deep-fried dill pickles.
Oh, and if they won't come to Cali, I will. Who could turn that down?

LINDA from Each Little World said...

I think you're missing something by not drinking a local micro-brew with those 19th century tomes. Nothing like a cold brewski on a hot day (this from a former New Yorker!)

Unknown said...

So nice to see your post, even when you're gone elswere...
We are gone too now, back in August!
Hope your time away is splendid!

pve design said...

When in Rome do as the Romans.

Clarity said...

Wise, "right" has been done, when it comes to family.

mb said...

Give me a big fat dollop of your family wisdom. Them be words to live by.

rony @ catbird said...

So true. But what if one is shallow enough that being right makes one happy? Then what??



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