Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thank Goodness I'm a Loser!!

My email in-box greeted me this morning with the happy news that I did not win the recent ULA (Utah Library Association) election for President Elect! I cannot even begin to adequately describe my relief!! I was nominated several months ago and accepted because I felt a combination of guilt and extreme guilt. So, for the past few months I've been a little worried about actually winning, it would have been a three year commitment...and you know how I am with long term commitments....I tend to avoid them whenever possible.

I've decided recently that I believe in signs...little things that happen, foreshadowing coming events or sending, sometimes cryptic, messages we can use in making decisions or preparing for what is coming. So, I believe that this election loss is telling me that I might not still be working in 3 years....maybe I will get married sometime. What do you think? Is that stretching for a meaning I want?

I like interpreting meanings to these little signs...it's entertaining and oddly comforting at times. For example, the Library just hired a new employee named...Carla. It's true...crazy, but true! That means that there are three Carlas working full time for the Provo City Library. Ten percent of the full time employees here have the same name....and it's Carla. Do I know any other Carlas? I do not...I just work with a whole posse of them. (I know a fantastic Marla.....but not a Carla.)

So, what does this mean? I have decided that this means...that if I wanted to, I could marry a guy named David. Did I lose you with my logic? Well, here it is. Two of my sisters have already married Davids and I had really just decided that was enough and so, I turned down all those Davids that were proposing. But, if I can work functionally with two other Carlas....I am sure I could be in a family with three Davids. Now I just need to meet a David who finds me fascinating and wouldn't mind being called Davy at family functions....

Well, that's enough deep thinking for the day. (It's probably too much!)

6 comments:

Jeff said...

If I meet any good quality Davids I will send them your way.

By the way, my work has 3 Dougs. We also have 2 people named Chris, one person with the first name Blake and another with the last name Blake. We have a Chase and a Chance. We have 2 Scotts and we have 2 Jeffs. We have a Rick and a Ricky. In all that there are only 20 employees at the company. But we don't have any Davids.

Mary Ann said...

Congrats on losing! What a relief! Yes, you will be happily married and beautifully pregnant in 3 years. Too bad I don't know any awesome, single Davids...

Emily said...

Way to be a loser! Congrats! And good luck on the quest for a good David. I'll keep my eye out for one...but I can't promise I won't keep him for myself.

Robyn said...

I followed your thinking! I think it was perfectly logical.

Breanne said...

I don't know any Davids, but I will keep my eyes peeled!

Michaelynn said...

Congrats on your loss! I'm sure you just saved yourself from 3 years of tiresome work - how wonderful! And I think it is equally wonderful that you already know the name of your husband to be. That certainly narrows it down, doesn't it? My brother's name is David, but you don't want him. As much as I would love having you for a sis-in-law, he's not even close to good enough for you.