Sunday, May 4, 2008

Pennies from heaven my A$$

Luck is a chance happening, or that which happens beyond a person's control. Luck can be good or bad. (As told by the brainiacs at Wikipedia)

Funny how one word...Luck...can make people do silly things. If a ball player thinks that his special underwear is his "lucky" pair, then he'll wear them to every game without washing. Ewww!! This is what we call Superstition.

Superstition (Latin superstes, "standing over", "set above") is a belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge. The word is often used pejoratively to refer to supposedly irrational beliefs of others, and its precise meaning is therefore subjective. It is commonly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy and spiritual beings. (Yep...making friends with the Wiki tonight)

Are you superstitious? Do you consider yourself lucky?

Would that be with the good luck or the bad?

Well, the Grandy family went out Kayaking with some friends today. These people have been friends of ours for YEARS. We get together with them quite often. Hubby has been close with the husband of this family for even longer. High school trouble makers, I'm sure.

Well picture this...beautiful day...calm water at the lake...hardly anyone there...awesome scenery (I'll be posting the pics later)...and just a perfect day. We're all Kayaking, and we get to a little sandy area. The kids are skipping stones and having a glorious time. The hubbies decide to take the boys out on an adventure while we wifeys relax in the sun. What a glorious day indeed.

Then...this Grandy opened her eyes and realized there was quite a storm cloud over us. Where did that come from? We better start heading back. Then it happened. It started to rain.

Not just rain people, it started to pour, then HAIL. "Hail the size of pennies," is what the news reported later. We were 3 miles from the boat doc. The Hubby's were outside the perimeter telling us to mine shouted "EVERY ONE FOR THEMSELVES".

Did I mention there was thunder and lightening??

Have you ever had pennies thrown at you? It was freezing and it HURT!!

Now Grandy has to tell you that she's slowly trying to get back in physical shape from her surgery, but to row 3 miles, in the hail and rain (with lightening on her a$$) was a bit much for her.

I laughed the first half of the way, then it became less fun as I was so tired I thought I would hurl.

I finally get to land an our friend, T (friend hubby), says that he's sorry that they've jinxed us?? They failed to mention that every time they go on a new adventure with friends, something weird happens with the weather.


Um...Grandy didn't have the heart to tell was she who had jinxed them. Don't they know by now that life is always an adventure with Grandy?? If not, they do now.

I wonder if having this Luck will now make them have more Superstitions. Would you??


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...


dkuroiwa said...

So...your friends' freaky stuff with new adventures and friends +plus+ your wacky sense of adventure =equals= a really fun day that no one will forget!!
Glad to know your ass wasn't hit by lightening!! But...that would have made for an even more exciting post!!!

And yeah...what Jenn said..."YIKES!!! but a bit louder...'cause that's just me! :-D

Bridge said...

Oh my! I am sooooo sorry darling.

I do believe in Karma... does that count?

Mrs. F said...

All I can imagine is one of those cartoon depictions of a rain cloud over one person. Cause girl it was beautiful over here! I kinda believe you though, cause I just heard the newsman say something about thunderstorms and I was like WHU? HUH? Then I came and read your post.

I'm dying to meet you now, gotta see what kind of freaky stuff you can make happen.


Melissa said...

Ouch. Make very good use of a hot bathtub and that recliner today.

XUP said...

See, the moral of the story is not to do silly outdoor things like this. The outdoors are fraught with unexpected dangers that can maim and kill you. That's why humans invented indoors - to be safe and happy. The end.

Michele said...

Aw, I'm so sorry this happened to you! :'( Poor, poor Grandy....

Hmmm.... at least you weren't struck by the lightening! That happened to Julia--more than once!

There's always a silver lining. I think that's it: none of you were hit by the lightening.

*smiles and extra hugs and prayers*

MP said...

OK..the end of the story is "they lived happily ever after"...SO since we all know that...
OMG...I was cracking up... "all for themselves".. the hail, the rain, the nasty cloud.

lol.. i'm sorry....

I don't know..luck, karma...bleh..

Mike Golch said...

Oh my goodness.

Jennifer H said...

Ouch! And the lightning? Scary.

Glad everyone made it back okay!

ronnie said...

Well, I am not really a believer of luck. We are the 'prime-mover' of things that happening within and around us. Either a result of what we did in the past or the preparations we have made.

Yeah, there are people who seem to be luckier or unluckier, I must admit, but it does not negate the fact that we are in direct control of our destiny.

Okey, am trying hard to be profound here. lol

Btw, so sorry about that. ^^

Mrs. G. said...

Ouch. Pennies pelted at you? Not nice.

I remember hearing Oprah say that she didn't believe in luck-that luck is where opportunity and hard work intersect. BS. Easy to say when you have millions.

Grandy said...

Jenn~ Ditto

dk~ Fun indeed!! I'm still laughing about it now.

Bridge~ Does that mean I have good karma or bad karma?

Mrs. F~ Any lady with me fills the role of Ethel, to my Lucy. Think you can handle that?

Melissa~ Recliner...Done

XUP~ that why man made the indoors? Thanks!!

Michele~ lightning is a good thing.

MP~ Yes, I actually thought...oh what a gentleman you are. Get me back to shore!!

Mike~ I know!

Jennifer~ Thanks, me too. I think it scared my little guy though.

ronnie~ Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! I truly appreciate it, and hope to see you again.

Mrs. G~ Not a fan of Oprah myself... Is that bad?? ;)

April said...

Holy crap! Hail the size of pennies? Ouch!

Anonymous said...

gee whiz! you must be one strong chick to be able to row and row, especially under such circumstances, after some medical stuff! you must be ironwoman.

hoping you're feeling better by now!

Sandy C. said...

Oh geez! I'm sorry to hear. Sounds like turned into a nightmare! Growing up in FLorida, I'm quite familiar with hail. And it's NO FUN!
I used to have a "lucky outfit" I would wear for traveling on a plane. I have an intense fear of flying and I would wear it every time. The shirt now has too many holes, but the first trip without it was terrifying!

Sorry, but I'm still giggling over "EVERY ONE FOR THEMSELVES!" :)

Nora Bee said...

Probably the combination of both of your jinxes is what made the hail not just rain. That and global warming. :-)

Melissa said...

If only their powers could be harnessed for good...

D said...

I agree with dkuroiwa, you had an adventure of some sort..
Dave from WelcomeBackRosenthal

Rachel said...

Grandy you poor woman ouch that had to hurt, I can't image being pelted by pennies made of ice lol.

I am glad you all made it back safely to shore. I don't really believe in all that black cat crossing your path, never washing your underwear stuff. Although even though I am not a believer I catch myself still uttering bread and butter if black cat does emerge.

Take care

OHmommy said...

Oh sooo sorry. I really do believe in karma though.

Grandy said...

April~ HOLY CRAP is right!

wreke~ Ironwoman? Not really. Flabby-armed woman maybe.

Sandy~ He's a funny one, that guy.

Nora Bee~ The double jinx theory... hadn't thought of that. Is that like the wonder twins?

Melissa~ No doubt. Like the wonder twins. :)

d~ Never a dull moment.

Rachel~ Why utter bread & butter?

OHMommy~ To quote My Name is Earl You watch Carson Daly too?

Travis said...

Isn't it crazy how quickly the weather can change like that? I'm glad nobody got hurt and you get to have a fun memory.