Sunday, September 17, 2006

*a visitor*

I was sitting on my bed this evening, minding my own business drying Freya's hair, when this delightful creature landed on my windowsill:

pigeon

Now, I don't mind birds, inasmuch as I don't have a phobia of them, but this one is SO tame - note the tags - and s/he has been staring in to my bedroom for nearly an hour. Ed opened the window to take this photo (whilst I was getting increasingly hysterical in the background at the thought that s/he might fly in at any moment) and s/he looked on interestedly, but wasn't unduly worried. S/he now has some water and food in little bowls stuck with double-sided tape to the sill. Ed has looked on the 'net for some advice, and it's more than likely that s/he has just stopped to have a rest...

*tagged*
I have been tagged by the lovely Debra, and have to detail 10 things that have scared me, so here goes:

1. Friends’ erratic/dangerous driving, when we were all 17 and first learning to drive. I can remember piling 9 people into my mum’s Triumph Acclaim – this wasn’t scary so much as stupid (and illegal) – the scary part was the thought of being stopped by the police…

2. My elder daughter having a bump to the back of the head when she was just 2, and losing consciousness, albeit only for about 10 seconds; I think my heart missed several beats…she was fine within minutes, and very much enjoyed the ambulance ride to A&E…

3. My 89 year-old grandmother collapsing and losing consciousness in front of me; I am rubbish in a crisis – luckily my gorgeous sister was on hand to take charge and accompany granny to the hospital. Granny will be 95 on October 9th…

4. My elder daughter being too weak to stand having been unable to eat or drink for nearly a fortnight, and having my fears that the antibiotics were not working ignored for too long, then spending 6 days in hospital with her watching her being injected and having lines put in and bloods taken…

5.My elder daughter running out in to the road…

6. My younger daughter’s fearlessness…

7. Bungy jumping off the Kawarau Bridge, Queenstown, New Zealand…

8. Having absolutely no control over a cantering horse, and being 100% at its mercy…I had a very sore bottom the following day…

9. Not feeling in control of a situation…

10. The thought of losing either of my children…

I am going to tag Miss Sugar and Spice!

*a new week*
I am very much looking forward to the coming week; Ed is going back to work after a fortnight at home; it has been SO lovely having him at home, and we have done tons of stuff in the garden, but I now *need* to have the house to myself for a little while as the place (indoors) looks like a pigsty. Anja is doing full days at school, every day except Tuesday, when she and I are having a day out with some friends. So from Wednesday, she'll be properly at school. YAY!!

9 comments:

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

What a great picture! He/she looks so very curious!

tea
xo

Paula said...

Wow Jo, that's a great picture!

Roz Roz said...

Enjoy your me time JO, have a great week.

Anonymous said...

How does this new-fangled thing work?? Oh, here we go!
I know this relates to the last blog, but aren't those fab pictures of Freya and Anja at the party? They look very colourful. And the food looks amazing too! Yum! Have a great week and make the most of your time to yourself!
Lots of love, sis xx

Adrienne said...

Great pic!

queenofstash said...

enjoyed reading your answers babe! The food looks yum too!

Cath said...

Its funny you mention that ur house looks like a pigsty after having your OH off for 2 wks cause mine is the same and tomorrow is tidy house day!

Maria said...

That is a fabbie picture. Is your new friend still with you?

Liked your tag but isn't it scary what children put you through.

Jake said...

He's a racing pigeon... probably young and tired. He'll have a rest, get himself together and set off for home. Sometimes they get blown off course... but usually end up where they should be in the end.

Great pic!