Thursday, November 20, 2008

An Omen

I believe there is an omen hanging over my house this week. I've been stressed out and overloaded. My daughter has been sick. And the boys have let my distraction with the baby be an excuse to slack off and do as they please. I've been stuck in the house with the exception of the visit to the doctor's office. I stepped on the scale this week and saw that my diet (started in Sept.) has gone haywire. I've got this huge 'to do' list that is not getting done. And here come the holidays!! ARGH!

Well, you must be thinking, 'Stop crying, get a grip and be thankful for what you have!' And I agree with you totally, but what if you walked out into your front yard and found a big pile of feathers. Obviously a bird had been attacked and drug off to his demise. You know what a animal lover I am. It made me so sad. Yet again, you're thinking 'Leah, it's nature, the food chain must go on. For the second time, get a grip!'

Ok, but then what if you walked out into your front yard a couple days later and found blood and fish scales smeared down the side of your beloved mini van and a BIG DEAD FISH lying on the driveway....What would you think then?! It's an OMEN!!!

I'm not joking! We live next to a lake and there is a canal in our backyard so we're guessing that one of the big egrets or herons accidently dropped his dinner on my car. Talk about gross. My son took some pictures of the scene, but it's just too gruesome to show. Hubby took the car to the car wash last evening in the 35 degree weather, but as of this morning, there are still a few scales left.

Last night I ran up to the local witch doctor store and bought everyone in my family an amulet made from a crow's head and the skin off a dead donkey's nose. And if that doesn't work, then I can always sing...."Ooh-ee-ooh-ah-ah, ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang"


cjoy said...

Oh my. What a week! While those things didn't happen to me per se, I definitely know the feeling. Thanks for stopping by...

I love what Lindsey did on your blog, too! It's gorgeous! :)

Suzanne said...

Oh my! I think it's this week!! Where is that witch doctor! I need one of those amulets too! I can relate to your frustration over stress and the holidays, etc etc! We really need to find some time to get together..I think we have a lot of things in common! :-)

Karen - Lily On the Fly said...

Hi Leah
What a pretty blog!
That is funny about the fish....we found a fish in our garage one time! Guess the dog must have caught it in the pond....very strange....