Tuesday, February 24, 2009
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.