Say “rabbit, rabbit” real quick and you’ll have a May full of luck. Happy Almost First Day of May!
Let me tell you about my Wednesday.
On Wednesday morning, I had the opportunity to hang out with Henry for a few hours, and I jumped at the chance.
Rascal (my terrier) was horrified when Henry’s mom left him behind. She sniffed him up and down and finally, after cleaning his ears, decided that she would share his super-soft blanket with him.
(Worriers: When Henry fell asleep on the pillow I sat next to him for the 45 minutes he slept. I remembered about pillows and babies and since he was just a loaner I was very cautious)
When his mom came to pick him up, it was almost embarrassing how relieved she was to see Henry leashed up and whisked away. I was, of course, sorry to see him leave. I’m planning on asking Emily to share Henry again real soon. I love that she is so willing to share him. In my opinion, smart moms let the villagers step in whenever they offer.
Next, I attempted to handle a problem that has plagued me over the last few months. Someone keeps dumping stuff behind my garage that the junkmen don’t want and the garage men won’t take, which makes it my responsibility. Most recently, they left a television, so I made a sign for the television that I hope will deter them in the future.
I also added google eyes to the television (which are not in the picture.) Some of the comments on Facebook after I posted the picture suggested, in a rather insensitive way, that I might be considered a little crazy or unhinged. All the better. I hope I’ve solved the problem but if the low down, no good, junk leaving, un-neighborly SOB does not get the message, my next sign will read “My mother with her gun and Doberman are coming to visit me soon, I’ve told her where I think you live.” You have to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.
My dearest friend, Annilise, brought her two pups to camp in the evening, and the terrier, Hope, escaped when she opened the car door (Hope showed up at my door years ago as a hopeless lost dog and Annilise gave her a forever home). We took off after Hope by car and by foot. Fortunately, she took a spin around my block and I was able to tackle her in my front yard. I’m not as good as I once was, but I’m as good once as I ever was—or, as Cole says, “Mom you’re not fast, but you’re darn quick.”
Speaking of Cole . . . he showed me a picture of an American of Martinsville mid-century Danish modern credenza dresser and mirror, with a starting bid of $199, that he found on e-Bay. He asked me if he should bid on it because he really, really liked it, and they usually cost around $1,500. No doubt, it is a quality piece of furniture. The catch was that it was an eight-hour round trip from Chicago to Monroe, Michigan, to pick it up. But what the heck! He really, really liked it and was even willing to bid with his own money. So I suggested he make the lowest possible bid and if he won, it was meant to be his dresser. He won it! Now, we are both looking at each other wondering when we will pick it up. We planned for this weekend, but the owner is not available. The next two weekends, Cole is not available. During the week, he is designing the set for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opens, I don’t remember when, soon. Well, it’s a good- looking dresser, it was meant to be, and somehow, we’ll find time to pick it up. This summer, he plans to stain it darker and update the look. My parents bought me my first quality piece of furniture years after I moved away from home. A chair. My sweet mother told me I needed a comfortable place to sit other than the toilet.
I hope you had a good Wednesday and didn’t think I skipped out on El Morno because I didn’t want to celebrate Raisin Day. Because that’s the furthest thing from the truth. Really.
El Morno will be back on Thursday sooner or later. If you forgot to say Rabbit Rabbit take a do over but say it while hopping twice.
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