A Little Bit Of Chaos

“Floyd could imagine a dozen things that could go wrong; it was little consolation that it was always the thirteenth that actually happened.”
~ Arthur C. Clarke, 2010: Odyssey Two


I thought about writing a blog titled ‘Reasons for Screaming Yesterday – My Top Five’. They would have been:

  1. The microbat in my bath-towel that launched itself at me while I was dripping and defenceless after last night’s shower.
  2. The massive water dragon who snuck into the house, and whose fat tail under my desk made me think there was a brown snake (very poisonous and deadly) at my feet.
  3. Cafe Dog jumping onto our bed after his beach walk and shaking sand everywhere.
  4. Bert the dog burping a big cow poo burp in my face moments before I went to bed, and then needing to throw up said cow poo, resulting in him desperately waking me to take him outside just after I finally, finally, finally got to sleep.
  5. The gigantic spider that ran over my face while I was sleeping.

But actually, my main reason for screaming was three days of no power right in the middle of my busiest week of preparation in the entire year, resulting in every conceivable surface of our house looking like this:

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It’s all okay this morning. The madness is being packed away in boxes, I have a dear friend arriving from interstate, Cafe Dog and I have been promised a coffee outing after my next jobs are finished and my cleaning angels are coming to make order out of madness.

Wow. Somehow I made it through.

Retreat starts tomorrow. Our farm-house is all rewired and powered up. My Secret Project is in its final edit with my graphic designer. And I didn’t die when a gigantic spider RAN OVER MY SLEEPING FACE!!!

So, it’s all good.

See you tomorrow. I have to keep chugging along with my chores so I can earn that coffee outing for me and Harry!

Big love, Nicole <3 xoxo

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19 thoughts on “A Little Bit Of Chaos

  1. I would have screamed (very loudly) for all of the above. That spider is huuuuuuge 😱!!!! But maybe not for the “snake” as to avoid scaring him and biting me… On the positive side, it does show that your heart can cope with extreme sudden stress!!! Yay!!
    Have a great retreat. I wish you all a peaceful, relaxing and beautiful time together! 😘

  2. Well after all that, have a lovely sleep tonight in readiness for the retreat. Have a dip in the ocean for me. It is so worth it xxxx

  3. Hahaha thank you for sharing Nicole – I appreciated that little collection of reasons to scream – each valid in it’s own right! A nice little reminder how much I love farm life 😉

    At least the spider didn’t crawl in your mouth aaaaargh!!!

    Also appreciating your sharings of being a foible human and not having it 150% together, like my mind usually imagines everyone else to be!

    Smiles, Sufiyo

  4. that pic (screaming little girl) sooooooooooo apt for this last week ~ my goodness 🙁 full moon, saturn and neptune causing mischief . . . and really, who knows what . . . there’s been some meltdown moments . . . . happy you’re moving Nicole <3 <3

  5. Very eventful…. adventurously eventful…. 😀 But you always ought to ask the folks who went through the bunch of happenings… 😉

  6. My heart would have stopped and it would have been all over for this lifetime. Screaming would have been the least of it. It would not have been a soft landing. You have a very strong constitution to endure all that. And cow poop breath to boot. OMG!

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