Monday, September 28, 2009

Short humor from yesterday--or--St. Joseph and the fur cap

I had driven in to church for the early morning service, was somewhat tired coming home (driving through thick fog always puts my nerves on edge) and pulled in the drive, glad to be ready to put the car in the garage. It was too grey a day to even really enjoy the reddening leaves; the sun was blotted out and everything was quiet and enveloped in a thick blanket of fog. I was doing the usual once-around visually as I waited for the door to open; the yard needs one more mowing, at least, shrubs along the drive did not get their yearly trim and a few look sickly from lack of water, the magnolia needs pruning....again!
And then my eyes settled upon the concrete statue of St. Joseph that sits on my steps by the front porch. (remember, I am sans camera.....as usual)
And atop the statue sits the *Chipmunk-From-Hell* that has ravaged my flowerbeds and generally made my life miserable in a chase to be rid of this varmint.
Sitting on St. Joseph's head, like a bizarre Daniel Boone cap, with it's tail wrapped around the statue's chin, giving him a fur beard! I rolled down the car window to send a few verbal blasts of disgust in it's general direction.
The chipmunk didn't move---cheeks puffed and feet secured on the concrete pate of the good Saint. Giving me a look of "I know who owns this yard, and it's not YOU, but thanks for the high refuge out of the wet grass....."
I still sat and looked, and thought, well, this pretty much sums up my life in general at the moment, and you have no control Anne.....just go with the flow. Of course, if I had been under the influence of any pain killing drugs, I would have questioned if I was hallucinating......
Happy Monday! Hope you see something interesting!

22 comments:

yoborobo said...

LOL!! For just a moment, St. Joseph was St. Francis. I have made peace with my own little chipmunk, and even put birdseed out on my deck for him. We're friends now. :)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well, St. Francis was right around the corner in the flower bed, but I guess the little squirt would have had to get his feet wet to go sit on HIS head.......oy.
I suppose at some point I'll learn to accept him.....just not YET!!!

XXOO!!!
Anne

Marilyn said...

OMG... So funny!! Although not at the time!!
We have that grey, socked in weather now... sheesh.... then bad weather on the way!!
Have a Good Week!
Love,
Marilyn

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Yeah, we had thunderstorms during the night, rain and wind; still windy today. I think it's going to be a nasty wet Fall, which I so hate!
The sun and the colors are too wonderful, and I miss them! Plus it's just plain depressing! ;)
Have a good one and hope you don't get horrid weather.

XXOO!!
Anne

audrey said...

A great story, Anne. How can something so cute be so destructive?
My brother had a pet chipmunk for many, many, years when we were growing up - he caught him on a golf course where he was a caddy and he named him "Chippy". Years later, when he died in his cage (I was the lucky little girl who got to watch him flop around in that cage and then die), my brother insisted the vet perform an autopsy - "Chippy" died of pneumonia. I will never forget that chipmunk.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Maybe I just need to catch this little squirt and make it part of the family.....
They ARE funny, and CUTE, but my yard looks like a cluster bomb went off in it! So many holes!
The autopsy story is sad and amusing at the same time---I wonder what the vet thought? (and how did Chippy get pneumonia?)
Ah, our creature stories, which prives truth is much more amusing than fiction!

XXOO!!
Anne

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I think it's so kind of you to provide safe haven for the little dickens ;)

We're having the same miserable weather - storms last night took out our cable - argh! How can I go through the afternoon without a rerun of Criminal Minds or a TCM flick?!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well, I have basically no internet---so a quick pop in. The wind is blowing therefore nothing works!
My sympathies to your cable situation---come to my house and sew! LOL!!

XXOO!!!
Anne

Leslie said...

Great story as always brings a smile to my morning coffee. Funny we were talking about St. Francis yesterday in Adult Ed at Church. I like him even better now, Thomas Aquinas, not so much. The critters know how to push our buttons, they surely do have brains to think and souls to laugh at us with..

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

And I think it is mostly divine intervention to remind us we are NOT as superior as we THINK we are!!!
Oh how I wish I had gotten a photo....it cannot be described; strictly a visual, and the DUH moment that followed!

XXOO!!!
The Chipmunk Queen......

marianne said...

your story made me smile! i love those DUH! moments- and i suspect there's a reason they always happen when we're cameraless....it's like a sign meant just for me- and if i verbalize it it sinks in much more than sharing a photo-

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Absolutely! I still see the fat little furball--he's permanently stuck in my mind!!!
And that tail as a beard.....oy.


XXOO!!
Anne

gypsylulu said...

ah, Anne, I love your story! I guess he knew it was about time for your return! Those little critters do have a mind of their own..lol! but what a picture you
gave us....i can visualize it now!
I think we're expecting that bad weather here today...in Toronto..
for the moment..its sunny..
xoxo, gypsy

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Enjoy the sun--it finally popped out here.
Am hoping since I will be on the road so long tomorrow that things won't be too entertaining in the weather dept!
Sewing brain on banners and playing in the studio a bit too....I am sure I have ADD. ;)

XXOO!!!
Anne

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Isn't it the strangest thing when you let go, everything else seems to temp your acceptance. THANK YOU for you post on my blog today. I don't know why this particular person's passing hit me so hard but it did. I'm not even a beatles fan and others have passed before from this. There was just soemthing so young and innocent about Lucy, the lucy in the song. Amazingly young. I've stopped my crying now though i'm sure it will edge back in. But now is the time to fight for life right? I am also very much awaiting to hear of your circumstances. I know you must have pain. Your email sure did sound as though you do. Goodness, friend, I wish I could make us both feel none and once again find field of tall grass with the sun on our faces running with glee. HUGS. Tammy

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

tammy,

I've come to the conclusion that all of us should just run naked through the Fall air and then go roll in the mud.....because I am thinking it might not CURE us, but it would make us laugh awfully hard!!!!
Today's just one of *those* days....
Tomorrow WILL be better!

XXOO!!!
Anne

A Stitch In Thyme said...

You want me to let my.... b**bies roll in the mud too... girl, they sag enough already!!!

How did it go, did you hear? LMK.
THinking of you.
Tammy

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

LOL!!!! Yeah, mine too, but covered in mud, it ought to be funny! (or just scare us well....!)
The Doctor called and as I suspected, there is a continuous facture. In real terms, a new hip bone. So I have all my papers in order, and films too, for the Ortho tomorrow and will see what he says and what type of schedule I am given. I'm at peace with it. At least I will get my leg height back, though I dread the thought of another surgery in the same year, especially since I think the first was not done in a timely manner.
But you do what you have to, bravely.
Remind me of that when I start whining and boo-hooing.... ;)
And no doubt, I will.

XXOO!!!
Anne

teri said...

No camera .... dang!!!!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

This creature is your muse for the moment...sketch...stitch...cartoon...whatever you can to preserve this moment in time...remember do nor mess with Mother Nature! You gave me something to smile and dream about. My chipmunks really are not that entertaining. Thank you for the visual hugs. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Teri, some day, I will learn.....it was priceless!!!!LOL!
Silly thing.....

XXOO!!
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Mary Helen,
You know, yesterday started out bad thinking about the Dr. Visit today, but posting about the blasted chipmunk got me in the humor to work in the studio all day---a MOST productive day.
So you're right, it's my muse and I need to quit fighting and succumb to the little stinker and enjoy it's antics.
Blessing come in strange and humorous packages! If only I could have shared a photo, oh, you would have laughed so hard!
Take care!

XXOO!!
Anne

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