Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Initiation


I never told y'all about my first morning at my new place in the country...

I woke up bright and early the day after Thanksgiving, with an optimistic spirit. I am a city girl at heart but thankful that I had a roof over my head, even though the country isn't exactly where I wanna spend my days. I'm grateful. I thanked the Lord and told Him that I would make the best of my new circumstances. I walked into the kitchen to find a VERY LARGE spider on the floor. Ok, I have spiders in my new kitchen...fine. I can deal with them. Smashed the spider and went on my merry way.

I opened the door to find five fat stray cats on the doorstep waiting for breakfast.

I shooed them away so I could go out to my car, and when they moved, I opened the door to a mouse head. Yep, just a head.

Oh but wait...following the head was a nice big puddle of mouse guts. Faaaabulous.

I closed my mouth and prayed not to gag as I stepped carefully OVER the beheaded remnants of mouseness. I said to myself "OK God, I know you have a sense of humor. But really...is this initiation into my new country surroundings really necessary? Yes? Ok, fine. I can deal. Happy to be here."

At that moment, I stepped off of the porch, FACE FIRST INTO A BIG FREAKING SPIDER WEB. As you can imagine, the spider was just as freaked out as I was. And I could practically hear God laughing...

God: WELCOME TO THE COUNTRY, KELLI!

Me: Um, yeah...THANKS.

2 comments:

Jody said...

Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog!! Can't wait to see what you're working on!!
take care,
jody

Juls said...

LOL, LOL! That is quite an initiation! By the way, send me your mailing address crazeescotts@msn.com, and I'll send you your pay it forward gift sometime in the (near, maybe?) future!