Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Catching Snakes...

“Look before you leap, for snakes among sweet flowers do creep” - Proverb

Yesterday...

Well, hmmm.

I won't depress you with the details, but suffice it to say that having a snake thrown at me by my DD was NOT the worst thing that happened.

Yes, that's the truth, and yes she really did.

She found three little garter snakes, about the length of a ruler and the width of a pencil, underneath our rotting rhubarb. I guess all the rain really did a number on that plant... it LOOKS perkey enough, but you touch it and it turns to slime in your hands. Blech.

Anyway, I kept reminding her that she wasn't Crocodile Hunter, and that last time she grabbed a snake by the middle or the tail she got bitten. I told her to point it out to me, and I would mush it's little neck with my stick and she could pick it up safely.

**sigh**

Next thing I know she yells, "There's one!" and comes up with a snake wriggling in her hand--that she, yes, caught by it's middle. I said, "Drop it before it bites you."

Did she drop it? Well... sort of. I mean, it did hit the ground, but it made a pitstop on my abdomen, where I automatically started to catch it. Clearly I am reflexes before brains.

We're all concerned about the snakes, and will check them tomorrow and see about relocating them before DH kills them gratuitously, but I needed a short break to settle my nerves...

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What Your These Fireworks Say About You



You are focused, single minded, and intense.

You don't let others see your intensity often, and when they do, they are quite surprised.

You burn brightly, but you also burn steadily.

You have the endurance to get the one thing you desire most.



Okay... I'm good with that.

9 comments:

Sarita Leone said...

And you lived to tell about it? I think I would've dropped dead, right there in the garden.

Hmm...death by snake? You know, I need a new idea...

Have a great Tuesday. Hopefully, no snake sailing. :)

Allie Boniface said...

I'm sorry...I'm really not laughing...but I would have liked to be a fly on the wall, or the rhubarb plant, and see that one :)

Diane Craver said...

Great quote to go with your snake episode! Glad you survived!

Took the Fireworks test and got this:
You are chaotic, inspired, and very creative.
You're so creative, people don't really recognize your creativity.
What's expressive for you sometimes looks like a mess.
But you don't really care... you enjoy making your messes!

Michele said...

Mother and Daughter.. Tag Team Snake Wrestling!!!!

Amy said...

DD threw a snake at you?

Ew, ick, gross.

The Fireworks Test:
You are focused, single minded, and intense.
You don't let others see your intensity often, and when they do, they are quite surprised.

You burn brightly, but you also burn steadily.
You have the endurance to get the one thing you desire most.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Yuck, Marianne! But what a great scene for a book, right??? ;-)

Tori Lennox said...

If an adult threw a snake at me I'd have to kill them. Since she's young I'd just have to ground her until she was 30. *g*

Brandy said...

If my Daughter did that I'd have had a fit. Ewwwwww!

I hope today is going better for you!

Dru said...

I would have died.

re: Fireworks
You are jubilant and easily excited.

While you aren't very intense or passionate, your happiness is abundant.

You can always find cause to celebrate, laugh, or even just smile to yourself.

You find that life is full of things to be happy about!