Tuesday, July 03, 2007

One of those days ... until

Today was one of those days ... you know the ones ... It started this morning (as most days do), I calmly brushed my hair in the bathroom while Archer played at my feet and Charles sat on the edge of the bath watching. CRASH! Blackness! Wow the perfect piece of junk. Oh yes, the light globe above me exploded covering the floor with glass, terrifying Charles - he ran - and leaving Archer running up the inside of my leg and attempting to hug my thigh. But there on the floor lay the entire inner filament in one piece - a beautiful piece of glass. What? Yes, I was late for work ...
It has been raining here, A LOT! So after school I had a gutter to clean out - 4 meters above the ground. I spent a few moments ruing the day I gave up renting, especially when the rain came down, as I was up the ladder, and I got slime under my fingernails.
While I was wet I decided to clear the channels around my shed which stop it flooding in winter - what a blah job! Until - the little digger joined in, I giggled and giggled as he played in the water. Have I told you this one is like Charles, he loves water. It did not seem to bother him that my thermometer read 10 degrees Celsius, that wet dirt was flying in all directions and his nose was having a treat.
I feel a little guilty about turning Archer's joy to the sadness you see in this photo - but those feet could not stay that way. Could they?


Ro Bruhn said...

What a darling, and look at his face. Can you use the remains of the globe in your art?

I love the bracelets from your previous post and the jonquils help cope with the winter gloom, daffodils are my favourite flower closely followed by tulips.


One Crabapple said...

O-what a DAYYYY !

Delightful reading....but You must be TIRED !

That little Archer is darling isn't he ?


LisaOceandreamer said...

Well I'm so glad no one was injured in the light incident. You had yourself quite a day my dear and evidently so did adorable Archer! I'll bet you slept good though!

Steph said...

What a day you had ! Archer is a real cutie , I love the details of his feet at the top of your post!

Cat said...

I was trying to figure out what I was looking at in the top picture... and until I scrolled down I hadn't a clue! What adorable dirty little feet on a cutie pie!

Dot said...

You had a very big day Julie. And so did little Archer by the look of those feet! Glad you are all OK after the light globe exploded. Very scary. Mind you I can see you using the filament.

Take care, stay warm and dry this weekend.

Much love

Dotee xoxo