They say the older we get, the faster time flies. I think it is true because yesterday was packed with lots of ” happenings” … some wonderful and some just plain crazy!
It started off terrific… hearing from all my family and Tommy and Kaitlyn stopped by with a beautiful bouquet of flowers which really was a wonderful surprise! To be with them!
I made two bowls of beef stew to take Vickie and Jane for Valentines and then went to add my two new spring garden flags.
After returning back inside… I glanced at my calendar… Wednesday-February 15 coming up-this old history teacher yelled out-” ” Remember the Maine” … indeed the explosion of the USS Maine docked in Havana Harbor… Feb 15, 1898- which would spark the beginning of the Spanish-American War and turn Theodore Roosevelt into a household name as he charges San Juan Hill with his Rough Riders!
Around mid-afternoon I walked down the hall heading back to my bedroom when suddenly I heard the worst racket coming from the back bathroom .. someone or something sounded like they were tearing the place apart!
Startled I ran back to the den and called Vickie… we armed ourselves with brooms and dustpans over our faces and courageously started back towards the bathroom.
I went and opened the bedroom doors that lead out to the patio deck ( for the ” critter” ) to run through and out of my bedroom once the bathroom door opened. I heard Vickie knocking and saying ” hello?”… just thuds and crashes … and then before I could take it in… Vickie yelled ” It’s a squirrel!” Out he flew through the open door… he was as happy to go as we were to see him go!
This bathroom needs serious renovation-new foundation, flooring, plumbing , appliances, painting… and since that is not in my budget I have just used it as my ” fall pumpkin storage room” … and that squirrel had fun tossing my pumpkins in the toilet, shower, … everywhere… complete chaos.
The only way that squirrel could have gotten in the bathroom was from the basement… but how?
So now you see why Valentines Day was a crazy mixture of a little of everything… BUT very memorable!!!!
So until tomorrow… crazy days do make a difference from other days but sometimes that is good… leaving us with memories … like the Valentines Day when “Skippy the Squirrel” decided to play bathroom basket ball with my pumpkins.
Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh
Wow…exciting Valentine’s Day. Glad you got the squirrel. Spent my day prepping for 2 medical procedures…oh the joy!
Oh no… not the way you want to spend Valentines! Let me know if you need a ride or anything! Prayers all goes well! 🙏🏻
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