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The Day I Lost My Special Powers

Posted 07-26-2010 at 09:39 PM by Off~Site Secretary  
Almost always, I have special powers. Recently, my husband called me and said a large black cloud dropped an invisible kryptonite blanket on our house. He did not use those exact words, but I understood the gravity of the situation. My powers would be rendered useless.

I knew that I would not be able to wave my black rectangular wand to cause pictures to magically appear or to wave my white rectangular wand to make cool air magically blow into the room. Oh, I have lost powers before. I once had a special power that made many pains disappear with a simple kiss.

I paused to consider Off~Site Secretary’s Contingency Plan. If I had any pressing deadlines or business concerns to attend to, we would be able to meet them without missing a beat. Our handy, dandy generator could be called into service to ward off any loss of power. It was a feeling of relief knowing that my family was safe and my business was safe.

After my husband and daughter went to check on the neighbors, a UPS truck pulled into the driveway. The driver was oblivious to our plight as he cheerfully handed me a package. I hung the cute outfits with matching doll outfits on the closet door and went off to forage for supper.

I returned carrying magic food bags decorated with bells and found an amazed daughter with wonder in her eyes. How was I able to produce these fabulous outfits so magically? After all, she had only been gone for a little walk! I basked in the glow of this wondrous power in the midst of our darkness.

When night fell, I was reminded of another special power. Almost always I have the power in the middle of the night to open my eyes and immediately know the exact time – to the minute. I thought of my daughter without her nightlight in the next room. Suddenly, a light bulb went off (in my head, not in the room).

“The dolphins,” I gleefully mumbled. My husband replied, “Batteries are in the closet.” When I proudly brought in the pretty plastic dolphin sculpture softly glowing from green to red to blue, my daughter’s eyes lit up brightly with relief. “Thanks, Mom.” Those were her actual words, but I knew what she really meant. “Mom, you have the best special powers ever!”

So back to bed I went, basking in my daughter’s admiration for the second time in one evening. It was very special indeed. A few hours later I awoke to some beeps and humming. It was like a symphony to my ears. I shook my husband awake and full of excitement in my soul was able to get out the words, “Power’s back on.”

[FONT=&quot]He replied, “Good. What time is it?” [/FONT]
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RhondaHolscher's Avatar
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your post! Great writing style! The children really do have a way of making you feel special.
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Posted 07-27-2010 at 12:46 AM by RhondaHolscher RhondaHolscher is offline
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Tess's Avatar
This is so cute It took me a minute to figure out that you'd lost power and had no A/C, TV, etc. Very nice post!
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Posted 07-27-2010 at 05:04 PM by Tess Tess is offline
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Hey this is beyond cute and definitely had me write up to the end and beyond. I agree Tess same happened to me..
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Posted 07-28-2010 at 12:07 AM by MIM Enterprises MIM Enterprises is offline
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Thank you for the kind comments. It is my first blog, so I was a bit nervous about posting.
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Posted 07-28-2010 at 07:09 AM by Off~Site Secretary Off~Site Secretary is offline
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OrganizedAssistant's Avatar
Your first blog post? You have a real talent for writing - you must keep it up!
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Posted 07-29-2010 at 09:24 AM by OrganizedAssistant OrganizedAssistant is offline
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Your Virtual Wizard's Avatar
Nice post...very sweet message. I wasn't sure at first what had happened but then I got it!

No need to be nervous...you conquered any blogging fears.

Janine
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Posted 07-30-2010 at 08:31 AM by Your Virtual Wizard Your Virtual Wizard is offline
 
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