Thursday, May 6, 2010

Forever in Trouble….Gallison the Goose by Sheila Conner

Hi, I'm Gallison...the one on the front left of this photo.

Well, I did it again…All the geese on the pond are screaming, but I can’t find them. I know that the pond is here. I live right next to it. Somehow, Mom and Dad got away from me, along with my brothers and sisters. Or did I get away from them? I found this great place…there are big round rubber things and the smell of human food…but I don’t smell a human. It’s a funny smell…kind of like the smell when we stroll on the black stuff that burns my feet. I can’t find my way out to the regular grass place. Oops, I just walked into a wall or something. Oh my God….I smell a human coming. OMG, OMG…I’ve got to run, run, run. Bang…the wall again? Bang…another wall? OMG….now I’m screaming and the other geese are screaming and the human is making weird noises. The human keeps saying “come out…go home”…something like that. I’m so scared. Bang…an edge of a wall? Ooh, I look and see the green grass that tastes so good. Run….Bang…ouch…the stone wall got in my way. I have got to be more careful. OMG, here comes another human. I run and run and finally see the pond. I run into the pond and run to my parents….BUT OMG…these “parents” are screaming and hissing at me. They’re not my Mom and Dad. I’m crying. The humans are screaming. I smell a cat. The humans are screaming at the cat. The cat turns around. I can hear my parents screaming for me, but I don’t know where they are. I’m swimming and crying. The humans are crying. The humans go away…that’s good! I’m not allowed to be near the humans yet. I try to come out of the pond, but it’s harder when you’re crying. I finally get out of the pond. I can’t hear my parents anymore. The other two geese are yelling at me, but they come out of the pond, too! Now they keep pushing me towards the woods…it’s scary in the woods. They say that my parents and brothers and sisters are in the woods and that they are looking for me. But the grass looks so nice, that I stop to eat and play. These silly geese keep pecking at me and telling me that I am in big trouble. I think that I will find my parents later. It’s safe now…right? Later, I’ll take my brothers and sisters for a fun adventure!

Moving is a Big Pain in the Tush

I wrote this months ago and never got around to publishing it because I have been so very busy! The internal renovation is now 99% complete. We are now working on the landscaping!

So I have finally moved but the house is still under renovation! It's been slow to get all the boxes unpacked. We have the domino affect in progress. So many things depend on so many other things! It's like a puzzle. I can't unpack the living room until the painting is done. I can't unpack the dining room until the living room is done. I can't unpack the bathrooms until the 2 renovated bathrooms are done. I have unpacked things in the kitchen that really belong in the dining room and foyer. I have unpacked things in the den that really belong in the mud room. I have unpacked things in the mud room that really belong in the garage. I can't unpack the garage items because the workmen have their stuff all over it. I can't unpack the storage pod because there's nowhere to put anything! The shed probably contains things that I need in my kitchen!?!?! I have unpacked things into my office storage area that really belong in the attic. I have unpacked things that belong in the child's guestroom that really belong in my office storage area. My office looks like it was hit by a cyclone because I have the boxes in my office that belong in the office storage area.

BUT, the carpenter has finally configured the inside of my new huge closets in the new master bedroom...and they are gorgeous!!!

So, today, I have unpacked 13 wardrobe boxes that were all over the house. I need to unpack 3 more wardrobe boxes and that will be done. Then I need to move the clothing from the guest bedrooms into the master bedroom. Then I can unpack the guest bedroom boxes! And then I need to spend some time organizing my new closets!

I am hoping to have the main linen closet finished this week. Then I can unpack the linens that are still in boxes. I can move the linens that are in my clothing cabinets into the linen novel! Then I can unpack the extra toiletries and medicines into my huge linen closet. Then I can move the toiletries and medicines from the exercise room to a shelf in the linen closet. And when the bathrooms are done, I will be moving the medicines and toiletries again!