Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Not meant for Mondays

Why the chicken cross the road? There are many answers to this question. Unfortunately yesterday, one very nice chicken met an unhappy ending at the hands of a Silly Girl.  I drove home Sunday so I could cover a meeting yesterday. My drive home was quite interesting. It started when I decided to get off I-95 and take the back roads.

On one back road, there was a nice old lady in her yard feeding her chickens. One ran out in front of me. It was a choice of hitting the chicken or being hit head on by an 18 wheeler. I feel bad for the chicken. I stopped and apologized to the lady. Here's the conversation.
ME: I am so sorry about what happen to your chicken. If you want, I can pay for him or her.
HER: Don't worry about it honey. I was wondering what you were going to do. I'm glad you hit him because that truck would have smashed you flat.
ME: Thanks. Well, I should be getting on the road.
HER: Do you want the chicken? It's some good eating?
ME: No. I am on the way to see my mom in the hospital. She isn't allowed to have fresh flowers. I think they would frown on a dead chicken.
HER: Suit yourself. I'm going to have a good dinner tonight.
We discuss the best way to cook it and I was on my way. Thirty minutes later, I was stopped by a state trooper for having an expired tag. With all going on in my life, I had completely forgotten about it. So I have to take care of this before Sept. 17.

All in all, things are going well. My mom is thinking about hospice care. Today, she started feeding herself. I know this is a honeymoon period before things get bad again. I'll take days like this.

Daily Dose

1. I wrote three stories from mobile hospital office.
2. My mom fed herself and did pretty good.
3. Enjoying time with my mom.


  1. It's funny you had the thing with the chicken as only a few days ago this happened to Andy with a pigeon. Either him or the pigeon. Insticting of survival is an amazing thing when it's split second. Anyway, I'm glad your mum is doing better today.

  2. funny chicken story made me laugh :)
    it's nice to hear you're finally doing good!!

  3. That chicken story is quite hilarious.

  4. This story is a riot (: Glad you and your mom are doing well!

  5. That story is so funny and interesting. What a difference little choices can make...

    I hope you are able to enjoy this time with your mom. I'm glad she is doing OK today...

  6. Silly post from a silly gurl... made me laff... hope it keeps ur spirits up...


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