Thursday, April 26, 2012

A - Z Challenge: W

W is for Wishes.

Since I'm going to indulge in some magical thinking, I thought I'd take some time to analyse the kind of wish I'd like to make.  There's the birthday wish where you blow out the candle.  But that's a long time from now.  I could borrow my granddaughter's magic wand.  But that's kind of ad hoc wishing.  You know, turning things into other things and making lots of sparkles and glitter.  Not that there's anything wrong with that! 

I have already decided that my wishing will be quite selfish.  I could wish for world peace or daily flights to Mars for all but those are more projects than wishes.  No, I'm going for the genie-in-the-lamp, three-wishes-to-a-customer deal.  Having heard " Be careful what you wish for" so often in my life, I think I'll have a better chance of not messing up if I have three wishes.  And, having that caution in the back of my mind, I'm going to be quite thoughtful about my choices. So here are my three wishes...

First, I wish that all the grandkids lived next door to us - or at least on the same block.  I think that having them so close would be just wonderful.  I never really knew any of my grandparents as they lived clear across the country in a time when travel wasn't as easy as now.  Even when they don't live thousands of kilometers away, we're all so busy with our lives that we have to make the time to see each other. 

My second wish is that my body could keep up with my mind.  I suspect that the bod has always been the slower partner in this race but the brain's lead is lengthening.  Each morning I think of about a million many things that I could do in the day.  By night-time, when I take stock, the score is shameful.  Every day, I vow to do better but I am lured away by just another page in that book, or just another row on that sock, or, or, or...

And, third, I wish that it only rained at night.  Each day would be clear-skied and sunny.  While I don't really dislike the rain - I'm pretty used to it - I do hate gardening in the rain.  This is the season when there is work to do every day.  If only the rain would stop.  Not forever...just in the day-time.  I think that would be the perfect weather solution.

There they are.  I'm sure that like the jokes, there are definite ways in which these wishes could backfire.  But it doesn't really matter, does it? They're only wishes.  


10 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm with you on the first two wishes for sure!! After last year's drought in Texas, I don't care when it rains... I appreciate every drop! blessings ~ tanna

SherryE said...

Good wishes. My in-laws wish we lived a block away instead of 4 hours away. And it is too bad that as we age, our bodies slow down. The rain? I don't much like it when I'm falling behind the yard work, so I'm with you on that!

Donna Brown said...

I definitely agree with number two - either that or a few extra hours in the day to play catch up. But I rather suspect the brain would just forge ahead anyway and increase its lead!

EmptyNester said...

I think those wishes are not only reasonable, they're perfect!

Mimi said...

This post, Stephanie, reminds me of that (I think) Jim Croche song "If I could have time in a bottle", and the bit about "if dreams could make wishes come true".
But, onto your wishes, I'd surely be with you on the body keeping up with the mind, and your rain-at-night is a gem of an idea! I've lettuce ready to plant out, but don't want to go out in the cold and rain so it's still on the windowsill!

Mimi said...

Oh dear...it's Jim Croce, it's "if I could save time in a bottle" and it's "if words could make wishes come true"...thank you Google! Should have gone there first!

Joanna said...

Three very considered wishes. I'm going to stop to think what mine would be.

I love the idea of the rain only happening at night. I'm dating myself but that was part of a song in the music called Camelot. Do you remember that?

anjoe playhouse said...

Rain at night, yes, that sound quite OK - but in the meanwhile I'll use my new rainponcho, grey with stars :)
Body keeping up with your mind, I try daily :)
I don't have children, but understand the wish being close to your familymembers :)
Have a great weekend!

Rudee said...

I like your rain wish. I just want to clarify the hours should be midnight to 8 am. Now if they're bad storms, I want them to come during the day so I have an idea of what's heading toward me. I'd much rather be able to spot the funnel clouds.

As for grand babies...I just wish I had one. That would be a start.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Lovely wishes! But grandkids next door? I don't think I'd have enough energy for that. :D

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