Friday, May 2, 2008

Take it or leave it kind of day?

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~


Jenn said...

oh NO! The tiny bird skeletons and then Bam Bam!!! Oh Dani!! Sending you hugs!!! xoxo...jenn

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Marie Patterson Studio said...

What a day you had! Very sad about the little duck Bam Bam :(
This was a great way to take a peek into a day of your life by putting on the "Dani glasses"!
I'm so glad you stopped by for the May Day flowers.

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Poor little Bam Bam! How sad!!! And the little baby birds. Two much to handle in just one day. Wow I think you need a vacation after this day. And I use to think I was busy! Ha!

Tomorrows another day! Hopefully more relaxing!

~dani~ said...

Thank you Jen, Marie & Kim for your kind words. It really does help. xoxo's to you!

Designs by CK said...

Hi Dani!

WOW sounds like you have had a FULL day so far!!! '-)

Too bad about the baby birdies.

Thanks again for making my day today!!! :)

Spooky Hugs,

Designs by CK said...

OOpsie should have looked closer at the date of the blog post!


Sorry. '-)

faerie enchantment said...

Hi Dani,
Those poor little ducks, bam bam and all, My heart goes out!
Hope Peebles gets better and finds a new mate!

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Hi Dani,
Ugh! Poor little duck....poor little birds. Thats the one sad thing about spring time. Lots of new life but also loss. I'm sorry, I know how much you love animals.

I'm not sure about the Frida exhibit. I'll email you my issues:)

janell berryman artist-owner said...

Just catching up from a busy weekend and read about Bam Bam. Sooo sorry Dani! :(
Sorry about the baby birds too.

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