Monday, March 30, 2009

One, Two, Three!

This morning, I phoned Kinky, because he had asked for a seven o'clock wake up call. At seven-up, I made the first of four telephone calls to the Lodge. At seven-fifteen, Kinky answered his phone and thanked me for reaching out and touching him. After that, I did my chores, fixed breakfast, did the four fast miles walk, took care of my paperwork, and then returned numerous phone calls. Then I decided to take a much needed rescue ranch break.

I took Hazel out of the closet, and we into Outer Space. Within four minutes, she had Outer Space sparkling! Before going inside, I decided to clean up our front porch, too. First, I removed a bucket load of empty flower pots, two bags of inexpensive bird seed, a sky blue can of paint, and some tools—that had collected on the table. Then I did something that most people can't claim to have ever done—I vacuumed the outside wall of our trailer! It was covered with old cobwebs. Then I vacuumed up the expensive birdseed, that had fallen onto our porch.

When we were done—the front porch looked great—no clutter! Hazel and I had feng shui-ed it! Yeah! Before we went inside, Tony and Aaron drove up in Kermit. "Nance, the porch looks great," Tony said, and Aaron agreed with Tony. We talked about a couple of our dogs, and what we needed to do, when I spotted a big black wasp—trying to make a nest on the porch ceiling!

"Oh no!" I said, as I pointed to its location—right above our window.

"So much for blue paint," Aaron remarked.

"Aaron, the sky blue paint works—this wasp is simply stupid or sick, that's all!" I said, in defense. "This is the very first black wasp to do this! Here Tony please take this, and let Hazel suck up the wasp!"

Aaron didn't like my idea, but not as much as T. did. "On the count of three," I said. "I will turn Hazel on, and then do it real fast! Okay? One, two, three!" Hazel immediately came to life, Tone hesitated for a couple of seconds, and then he stuck the long wand up to the ceiling—swhoosh—the black wasp was gone, and so was its soon to be wannabe nest! "Thank you, Tony." Tony said nothing.

The men then left the porch, jumped into Kermit and quickly sped away. After I had unplugged Hazel, from the wall socket inside, and was wrapping up the electrical cord, I realized that I could not empty the nearly full bagless vacuum bucket, for several days—because that angry black wasp might still be alive in there—making plans to get even with me! That really sucked.

After Hazel went back into the closet, I made lunch for Tony and me. We had organic chicken, asparagus soup and some of my delicious beans. When my kitchen was cleaned, I returned some new phone calls. After that I went outside to the garden to see Tony. He was busy planting his new seedlings, so I got inspired and decided to plant my Fairy Tale Pumpkin seeds, courtesy of Grace A., who gave me the giant pumpkin, and Carol V., who did the dirty work for me—cutting up the gigantic thing, cooking it, and removing all of the seeds, which she shared with me—along with a half of a loaf of her delicious pumpkin bread, and several bags of cooked pumpkin meat!

I can't wait to plant the pumpkin seedlings into the new "Cousin Nancy's Fairy Tale Pumpkin Patch," which is now located in the alley, right next to our front yard!

Y'all have a great evening! Tone and I are fixin' to go outside to visit with Beckham, and feed him a few grapes. I love that little wild hog. I'm going to really miss him, but I am so happy that he is going to have a really great life, at the Trails End Guest House, just outside of Kerrville.


DY_Goddess said...

Wasps! Yuk!! Hope Hazel contains that critter for you Nance, they are nasty in both mood and sting.

I read about Beck's adoption and have been too busy to comment until now. I admit it, I felt a little sad that he's leaving so soon.

That said, I am very happy for Beckham and his new family. It looks like he's going to a wonderful new home at Trails End. I looked at their website and it's just one more reason I need to visit Texas!

I know that wee pig has captured my heart, he is such a character!
I know you'll miss him, but you have so many wonderful, funny memories of him in such a short time ; ))

I wanted to share this, it's really poignant, I don't know who originally wrote it....Enjoy!

"People come into our life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into our life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.!

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Now the answers are in your hand, whether that person in your life were a reason, a season or a lifetime."

cousin nancy said...

Hi Fay! I loved it! And, when you come down in the Fall, maybe we can go visit Beck!