Sunday, December 2, 2007

The Price of Paradise

This morning Jack and I were drinking our coffee and talking about all the things we needed to get done today. My kitty Pooh was taking a nap in my lap, my dog Lefty was asleep on the floor next to my chair, and our cockatiel was in her cage yakking about a mile a minute. I'm sorry that I can't tell you our bird's name - I do refer to her as My Sunshine Girl or Little L, but I can't discuss her name anymore due to the weirdos out there. Just in case you want to know more about weirdos that seem to have a thing for Little L, you can read about it here. But, before reading, I must post this disclaimer:


* The content of this post may be disturbing to small children or anyone that is normal. If reading this post, please have small children leave the room. If you are normal, please proceed with caution.

Okay, back to my new post for today. As I said, Jack and I were sitting in the morning room with animals amongst us when we both realized how loud Lefty was snoring and Pooh was purring. Even Little L's chirping seemed extraordinarily loud. It was then that we realized our electricity was out. It's amazing how quiet a house becomes (and how loud sleeping animals become) when the electricity is out. The refrigerator isn't running, the heat isn't humming, the washer's not thumping ...

We couldn't figure out why the electricity was out - I guess there must have been a breeze outside. You see, there is a price to pay for living in paradise. If it's breezy you lose your electricity. If it's icy you lose your satellite. If it's raining you lose your phone lines and you get to take mud baths.

But, you know what? That's okay, because the rest of the time I get to have this.

And this.

And this.

And don't forget about this.

And I settle down every evening to this.

And we get to see this.

And I often wake up to this.

And relax with this.

And got to develop this.

Oh - And I get to have this for a roommate.

And drink coffee and laugh with him, and love on all our animals together. It's great having a roommate that is as crazy about animals as you are ...
And that can fix a tractor.

So see - the price of paradise is pretty darn cheap...


Myrna said...

Love your paradise! I was checking in--haven't been by here in a L-O-O-O-N-G time!

Actually I was online at Hummingbird Farms and thought I would pop over here. I have to go back now and place an order--Trying to decide about the lack of lotion. disappointed about that--but glad for you that business is that good! The spa treatment looks promising1

LivingTheLife said...

I love your slice of heaven or all looks scrumptous to me...I loved, loved, loved the picture of the little boy with the fawn...that was an amazing picture...along with all your others...and YES your Jack looks like and sounds like a little slice of heaven's been my experience there aren't just a whole lot of men out there that are as big of a animal lover as he our house...I'm the huge animal lover...but since getting our lovin' hubbin has certainly changed his stripes....I'm working on gettin him to let me have a couple of goats, a horse and some chickens....I have big plans!

Thanks for sharing your paradise with us...It makes me want to head south and come hang out at your haven!


Painted Groove Girl said...

aaaaaaahhhhh. My heart is so big

justabeachkat said...

Hi there Girlfriend!

Remember me? Yep, I'm the one who hasn't been by for a visit in over a week. Sorry. It's been wild and crazy around my house, plus I've been out of town, but I'm home now and sooooo ready to catch up on my blog reading. I've sure enjoyed visiting here tonight. Finally!

I went back and read all your posts I've missed and it's been fun seeing what you've been up to. I loved seeing all the photos! Yep, you're one lucky girl!


joan said...

Your paradise is so pretty! Love the picture of the little guy with the fawn and the photo of the rainbow. You do live in a beautiful place.

Patriot said...

WOW! Is that a real deer?? really?? How beautiful! You are blessed!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is a beautiful and peaceful place... and that is one hot tractor repair man!
Life is GOOD.

LivingTheLife said...

Just checking in...wondering how paradise is??? We actually are having a little cold "snap" here today...rain, wind, and cold air...can you believe it was a record breaking high on Friday "84"'s cloudy, rainy and 38...nothing like a slow cool

Hope all is well...