Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bird Fun!

I love birds!  I enjoy watching them...they put a song in my heart and smile on face! 

But there was one day....well, let's just say I was not so fond of them.

Let me tell you a funny story....learning to do a man's work.
My husband and I had just divorced months earlier.

Yard work had always been my husband's responsibility....and he did a fantastic job.  I was so appreciative of his hard work.  I took care of the flower beds while he kept the grass perfect.  We had the most beautiful lawn of the neighborhood, with his outstanding care.  I never mowed the grass....ever.  I would occasionally watch him.  But, nope!  That wasn't my job.

But then he was gone.  Hmmmm....I guess I better get the ol' lawnmower out and get to work....the grass was getting longer and longer that first spring without him.  All you have to do is pull on that string...right?  Well, so I did ....again, and again....and again.  Nothing.  What am I doing wrong?  I was getting so frustrated.....and why isn't anyone walking by or driving by, helping this lady in distress?? 

Wait, I do remember him tinkering with something as he would get the lawn mower started.  He would bend over and touch something or pull or something!  So I did the same....I would touch and pull and push on this and that.  And then I saw this little rubber bulb....I squeezed it.  Uhhh...that seemed to feel right.  I stood back up and pulled on the string again!   Yiiiipppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!  It started up!  I was worn out and sweaty at this point...and I still haven't done anything yet
 but the mower was running!  :)
So up and down the lawn I went, feeling quite victorious!
  I am woman, hear me roar!!! :D
  As I was pushing along feeling quite smug about my independence...
Oh my!  What was that!  I felt something wet and cold on my head!  Yup!  You are right!
I reached up and touched the top of my head and I was just blessed by a bird flying overhead!
OH GROSS!  ick!  ooooo! gag!! :(
But I did not dare stop because it took me so so long to get the stupid good ol' lawnmower started and I had the longest grass in the neighborhood and if I stopped at this point and could not get it started again, what a ridiculous mess of a yard that would be!

So......I didn't stop until the grass was all cut....looking like a complete idiot with this pile of poop bird dropping on top of my head!

Haha!  I am woman, hear me roar!!

I will never forget that incident!  It has been difficult learning to do everything on my own...
but if there is a will, there is a way!!  :D

Hugs to you and have a wonderful day!
Psalm 28:7
BTW, I still love birds!  They still put a song in my heart and a smile on my face!


Sherri said...

Thanks for sharing your bird story with us! You had me giggling I must admit! I love birds but squirrels are another story!!

Carolyn said...

Hi Sherri! I am glad you enjoyed the story!! I laugh now funny!! I have had my run in with squirrels too...chasing me into the house! LOL!

Blondie's Journal said...

oh...this is so funny {although I know it wasn't funny to you at the time!}. I think you were being tested very loud and clear!! I'll bet you are a whiz at the yard work now!


Carolyn said...

LOL! Jane, I actually did think it was funny after I got over the initial shock that I had bird poop on my head and how gross it I plunged up and down the yard, I did have to chuckle after awhile what a sight I must be! :D

Rebecca said...

When my son was in high school we took a trip to San Antonio's River Walk. We took a boat ride around and it was so much fun. While we were sitting there the lady in front of us was BLESSED over and over and it was so bad the poopie was all over her head and her neck/shirt and collar.

In a panic I moved away from her thinking she was attracting the bird's delight. Thankfully I was spared such distress...

Oh...did we tell her? Nooooo Noooo Nooooooo! I'm sure someone did but it wasn't going to be ME!


sewingseeds4U said...

I can't believe you finished the yard with that blop on your I'm glad your feeling better, Patty

Cora said...

LOL...thanks for sharing this moment...the things we women have to go through...
I needed that laugh! Wow what a picture I now have in my head!

Blessings to you friend!