Listen up, Universe. It's clear that I need to lay down some ground rules here. I understand that things can't be fine and dandy all the time, and I took the news about the May Queen's Godmother having breast cancer fairly well. But now you're really pushing my limits here, and I'm done. So here are the rules. Pay attention.
1. NO MORE CANCER! Do you hear me? She took aggressive measures to make sure the cancer would be gone and would not spread. These new spots on her lung? Not Cancer. NOT CANCER. It is not allowed. Don't even think about it. Something must have gone wrong with the test. These spots will disappear, or be harmless. No more cancer. This is non-negotiable.
2. Family chaos must stop. Enough already. A mother with dementia? A mother in law who refuses to move out of her home after the recent death of her husband, even though she can't take care of herself? Godmother is too weak to be the caretaker she usually is. She can't take care of herself and all of these people, too. The last thing she needs while she is trying to heal is guilt that she's not doing enough. So knock it off.
3. Stop with the additional health problems. Scoliosis? REALLY?!? Come on. Talk about kicking someone while they're down. And unexplained blood in the urine? No. That unexplained blood is just going to disappear. Gone. NO MORE HEALTH PROBLEMS.
4. The May Queen's Godmother is going to live a long life. A LONG LIFE, do you hear me? She has two boys to finish raising. She does so much good in this world through her friends, her family, her church, her volunteering and her nursing job.
5. And while you're at it, Universe, enough with the cyclones and the earthquakes and the hurricanes and war and whatever else you've got out there brewing. Enough tragedy already. Sunshine and rainbows and love, OK?
I don't believe in spanking, Universe, but I'm about to whoop your behind and send you to the corner, because I have had it. You better start shaping up.
These (sadly completely unenforceable) rules have been a Monday Mission. Write your own rules and let me know, and I'll post a link in the post.
Mary Beth is laying down the House Rules for her furry and feathered friends
I realize next week is Memorial Day, and lots of you may be away from your computers, but with blogger's new ability to write your posts ahead of time there's no excuse not to join in the mission and write a post in the form of a warning label.