so today . . . was sunday. sundays at our house are pretty busy, which is why many times i don't get a blog posted. by sunday night, i am tired. but a couple of funny things happened today, so i am blogging. it's your lucky day!
yesterday i went out to do some errands, and while i was at wal-mart, i saw cadbury eggs. diandra looooves cadbury eggs, but they seem to be a seasonal treat. usually i buy several and give them to her on easter. so i bought some yesterday, and when i was unpacking my shopping bags, i decided to just give them to her now. i'm not even sure exactly when easter is yet, and the risk of the pups finding and eating them was just too great. so i put the cadbury eggs on her pillow so she would find them when she got home last night.
this morning she came into my room to thank me for the treat. and then she said, "when i got home last night and found the eggs, i thought, 'wait. is today easter?'"
you see, this is what happens when a holiday moves around like easter does--it is hard to keep track of it. but not for diandra--she knows it is easter when the cadbury eggs show up. well, usually . . .
but today was not easter. it was, however, the first day of daylight savings time--you know, the day we are all tired because we had to move our clocks forward one hour? which really just means one less hour of sleep, because nobody i know goes to bed an hour earlier . . .
this always complicates church on sunday morning. even though i had reminded the band about the time change yesterday, i didn't hold out much hope that they would be on the stage and ready to play by 9:00. but i was pleasantly surprised to see that they weren't any later than usual . . .
we started running through the music when suddenly we lost the drums! i looked back, and realized that the drummer had broken a stick. this is not a totally uncommon occurance, but it is a little hard to play the drums without sticks. (i was just glad it had happened during rehearsal and not during church--which has happened more than once or twice.) we continued on, and then i heard the guitar player say, "oh no!" i just knew he had broken a string--we have a terrible track record with guitar strings, and this morning we didn't have time to run to target for more. i turned to look and was relieved to see that all six strings were still intact.
and then i did it--i said, "you know, i don't know what is the matter with you guys! i have NEVER broken a string or a drum stick!" i turned back to the keyboard and began playing the next song. or at least, i tried to play. i hit the keys, and no sound came out. none at all. i quickly noticed that all the lights were off on both the keyboard and it's monitor. the power switch was on, and i had just been playing it! but now the keyboard was dead, dead, dead.
i could not believe it. the timing could not have been more perfect. you can't play a keyboard without power--just like you cannot play the drums without sticks or the guitar without strings. i thought i was the one making a joke, but the joke was on me! i immediately accused the sound guys of saboutage, but they turned out to be innocent.
i'm sure it was God. i can just see him watching us, and thinking, "oh, the perfect set-up! i can't pass this opportunity up. this is going to be fun . . ." right before he jostled that cable loose. i mean, why have supernatural power if you can't have a little fun with it?
you may not think God is like that, and that's ok. but i know that when God is watching me, most of the time he is either shaking his head in despair, or laughing. because really, when you look at me and my life, what other choices does he have?!?