Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Who Didn't Pay The Bill?


So Mike was gone last night.  I spent the night alone, a rarity for me.  It wasn't too bad.  I stopped by Food Lion and bought a one skillet chicken meal and cooked for myself.  I also bought some frozen things for lunch for the rest of the week instead of buying my lunch every day, plus a half gallon of caramel praline crunch ice cream because it was buy one get one free.  I took down the tree and put it in the spare room.  It's kinda lonely by myself.  And boring.  There was nothing on tv, so I spent the night surfing channels.  I thought I was going to stretch out in bed, but that quickly got nipped in the bud.  When I went to the bedroom I found Max already plopped right in the middle of the bed.  Minnie was hot on my heels.  And Elvis almost always sleeps with me....on my chest if he can help it.  That's three.  I had a bowl of ice cream in bed with me while I watched a little more tv before nodding off.  Of course the dairy product attracted three more.  Priscilla climbed up on the foot of the bed.  Then Black Kitty and Stripey Cat raced, literally raced, up to ask for some ice cream.  I was rude.  I didn't share.  But no one had any intention of getting out of bed, even as I got up to put my bowl in the sink.  So I spent the night sleeping in a bed with two dogs and four cats.  How romantic, eh?
My morning was entirely too cold!  It was 21 degrees out!  (For all you non-Americans that's -6!)  I had to wonder who didn't pay the electir or gas bill that it has gotten so cold and is not  refusing to warm up.  I went to feed and water the birds before leaving for work to find all their water frozen.  The water hose was frozen, too.  So I had to carry about nine watering can fulls of hot water from the house to pour over the ice.  It took me a while to do that, and I was a little late for work.  It was all good, though.  I talk about my chickens at work all the time. 
Mike called and said my mom came to him in the middle of the night with cough syrup because he was coughing all night.  LOL  The sick caring for the sick!  Don't know when he'll be home.  I guess their house is turning into a leper colony!  : D  I'll call Mike later to find out when he'll be home.

17 comments:

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

chris and I share a bed with an incontinent welsh terrier (she's not incontinent if she sleeps with me) and a scottish terrier!!!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

enjoy the rest!!!!!

jojo said...

sounds like you had lots of company to keep you warm!

RiverBend Farm said...

Oh my gosh, do you hear me cacklin' from there? I can only imagine you sitting there with a bowl (of what sounds to be absolutely heavenly) ice cream and all these creatures playing up to you! Isn't life grand that we have someone to share it with and have that comfort of not being lonely?
And then to hear about John Gray's incontinent terrier!!! too much!!

Chicken Boys said...

I would have taken pictures, but Mike has the camera with him. I'm sure there will be other opportunities, though.

Tracey said...

LOL! That, I would have paid to see!! xxx

Chickens in the Basement said...

You know the saying, "one man's trash is another man's treasure?" Your evening alone would be a treasure for me! Add eating ice cream in bed and I'm swooning!

Hope Mike is okay!
Anna

Callie said...

Love the cartoon! LOL I used to call my dobes up on the bed when It was cold. Not too often. They would sleep against my back and scoot me out of bed. Ice cream sound good. Yum! Hope everyone gets well soon.

Odette said...

its nice to know we attract attention even from furry krittens, no? i like it too when my cats snuggle close to me in bed.
keep warm!
xoxoxoxo

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bad penny said...

oh you sound lonely - I was looking forward to having the place to myself for one night but in the end only hubby & not the teens were away - still I got a whole night of no snoring !

have enjoyed our snow today - hope you get some xx

houndini said...

No offence - but I don't mind when my partner works nights - it means I have the bed all to myself - and I don't even let the cat in the room ;-) Bliss!

mutteringsfromthemoor said...

I wish I could have our cat on the bed, but she makes me sneeze!!

I had to do the same with the water this morning, and we finally had snow. The birds were NOT impressed!

geoff in wales said...

Thx for dropping by, Parents are great at responding to the late night plea for help especially as it gives them ammunition for future i told you so's. I had the lecture today as to why we didnt have blankets,shovels, tow rope and everything else in the wifes car from the nosey neighbor who John has now met.

P.S luv the moon photo

ga.farmwoman said...

It's cold down here too! Same bill, I suppose?
I hope your Mom is feeling better.

I like the thought of ice cream in bed, even in cold weather!
Stay warm.
Pam

Tracey said...

You should be happy that Mike moaned and groaned all night!!!!;0) LOL XXX

Sara said...

Loved the image of you surrounded by critters & not sharing your ice cream with them. I bet they were so miffed! Freezing here too! It's certainly hard work keeping the birds warm 'n' cosy. Perhaps I should try having them all in bed with me LOL! Stay safe and snug yourself x