This is one of those weeks where I thought I had it all under control. A newsletter to get out, changes to my web site, updates for both Shoppes for season change (including what seems like a billion banners,) a few small visits to clients houses, I had it all mapped out and planned… But no. Control is not mine. What I did not have control of was the weather, or the project that needed to get finished outside, and now can’t. Because of the rain. The rain that I have been longing for finally came. About 3 days too early. I do not have control over the printer that runs out of ink after all the stores are closed, or the homework load of a 2nd grader; And I do not have control of my husband. I’ll just leave that last one alone, but I know you all understand. I do not have control over the unquenchable thirst of a particularly adorable, but amazingly thirsty 3 year old who needs many, many cups of water or juice at 3AM. I do not have control over the cable company who can not seem to find their way out to my house and fix my cable so that I can actually watch the channels I am paying for. Of course this is the part where I begin to feel bad that I am even complaining about cable at all. I have running water and central heat and air. I am blessed. I know this. I do. It’s just that to make it through the rest of this week I need my Mommy. And thankfully she is coming. She is going to come and help with the kids and give me hugs, and make it all better. I may not have control, but I will have comfort, and in the end, isn’t that better anyway? Thank goodness for Mom.