Outline of my day~
Slept in, had coffee and toast with mom who is visiting, worked on back porch and yard in a tank top!!! Ah life is good. Gorgeous breeze, fed the birds new seeds and suet, hung all birdhouses, Clean out forgotten birdhouse and find 4 dead-skeletal baby birdie remains-UGH! ooh, life is so fragile.
Wash Hands 10-no 20X, Marinade steak for dinner, Play with visiting dog Heidi the Dachsund while others look on jealously. Vacuum screened in porch and find I have too many things yet somehow not quite enough for the look I am "going for". Moving on.
While wiping every surface of sneezy dusty green pollen I hear preteen (6 weeks old) Ducks squawlk like they are being bothered by the "big kids" in the flock. Remove big kids to big pen/pond and leave "lil kids" to play alone. Back to work...... Soak & Clean potatoes for dinner (yes, I washed my hands). Clean, peel, chop asparagus for dinner and throw all scraps outside for the menagerie to eat.
Oh so many daily chores....
Work on an ATC card and realize I forgot to feed the dogs, ugh. Take 2 allergy pills as my nose is running like a faucet and "I don't even have allergies" (Until 2 days ago-UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Still moving on....
Snap at hubby for no apparent reason other than he called me and I mention he can't come home late as it is a family dinner night. Austin home from 8th grade trip to Great Adventure with very rosy red cheeks from too much sun (damn-it I forgot the sunscreen AGAIN). Gavin comes home with hair that looks 2 inches longer than when he left this morning and now have to work in an emergency haircut. Answer emails, upload pics, blah blah blah....
Michael home and fires up the grill, I sautee the asparagus and he busts in & says that Bam Bam the lil kid male duck DROWNED in his water bucket!
He could reach the bottom to stand but must have freaked out so badly that he collapsed from the shock and drowned. Now his mate "Pebbles" (btw..they mate for life) is making distress sounds from sadness. Life SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!
If I had left the "big kids" in, it most likely never would have happened. ~Sigh~
We opened a bottle of Blackberry dessert wine after dinner and toasted our lil friend Bam Bam who was a good little friend to us and an amazing mate to Pebbles. ~Double Sigh~
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