“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:
- The microbat in my bath-towel that launched itself at me while I was dripping and defenceless after last night’s shower.
- 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.
- Cafe Dog jumping onto our bed after his beach walk and shaking sand everywhere.
- 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.
- 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:
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
19 thoughts on “A Little Bit Of Chaos”
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!
Spiders, and cow poo, oh what an exciting and gross life you lead…………….lol
Congratulations on not dying when the giant spider ran over your face! I’m ok with spiders so long as they don’t crawl on me >_>
Very eventful…. adventurously eventful…. 😀 But you always ought to ask the folks who went through the bunch of happenings… 😉
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
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!
OMG!! That spider is huge.
So here’s where I NEVER visit the farm again after hearing (and seeing!) that bloody spider!!!! Christ on a cracker!! XOXO
Awwwwww, come on. Cafe Dog and Nurse Bert would protect you (while hiding under the bed, or under the table – not the dragon’s table though). 😛
Just not the dragon’s table! 😂
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
Please double check every piece of luggage before leaving for retreat. Methinks some of these critters might want to tag along! 🙂
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! 😘
How big was that water dragon. When you thought it was a snake? This is a big spider…
The dragon was nearly three feet long, with a big fat tail that looked just like a snake tail. I’m not talking about that spider anymore. The more I think about it, the more it’s kinda freaking me out 🙂
That was a big one. We mostly see smaller dragons here.
Tell me that isn’t the spider that ran over your face!
Okay, if it makes you feel better, but….
that was the spider which ran over my face.
oh dear. I can’t believe you survived. And I’m not even afraid of spiders….normally