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Monday, July 22, 2013

Let Me Be Dull

There are days when I should've never gotten out of bed. 

• Fed animals
• Cleaned house
• Lost internet

• Played catch-up on Renee Miller's launch of The Legend of Jackson Murphy
• Awarded several of my books to two winners on same launch

• Stopped to buy one little thing at a hardware store only to find every person in front of us had a major issue to resolve at the register.

• Traveled in bumper to bumper traffic to get to the airport
• Discovered the poor bastard that caused the accident had a far worse day than me. (Puts life in perspective.)

• Plane was late due to weather
• Niece (on plane) was tired and hungry
• Settled in for a nice meal

• Came home really late only to find my phone missing.
• Panicked. Called restaurant. Passed between managers for 15 minutes. They found a phone that matched my description...maybe.

• Went out to check on animals.

• Found THIS sitting on a clutch of eggs and feasting.

• Thanked heaven that Greg was home this time.

Things got better Sunday. At least I got my phone back, but I had to drive 70 miles to retrieve it. I was very lucky.

This week, if it's okay with the stars and planets, could I have a plain old dull week? I promise I won't complain.

Do you ever wish for dull days? Have you ever lost a cell phone? 

I was ready to cancel my phone if the restaurant hadn't found it.


Judy said...

Maria...if it's a smart phone, check out the lookout's amazing. And here's wishing for a non-eventful week!!!

B.E. Sanderson said...

Ack! Is that a boa in your eggs?? I'll keep my fingers crossed for an uneventful week for you. (Or at least a snake-free week.)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh my gosh. I embrace dull and uneventful. LOL
You were very lucky to get your phone back! I've never lost mine yet but I would have panicked.

Maria Zannini said...

Judy: Thanks! I will definitely check out the app.

One lost phone in a lifetime is enough.

Maria Zannini said...

BE: No, it's a rat snake gobbling up my eggs.

We had been gone all day and I didn't have a chance to collect eggs until our return.

Maria Zannini said...

Jennifer: Living without a phone for 24 hours really made me realize how much I used it. Don't want to go through that again.

LD Masterson said...

I realized I'd lost my cell phone after attending a band concert at the high school last May. I nearly hurt myself trying to get back there before the closed the school and I couldn't get in to look for it. Luckily, I made it and found the phone on the floor under my seat.

I'm glad Greg was there to deal with your egg thief. I think that sucker could have taken you in a fight.

Mike Keyton said...

Snake with a ringtone - What a shame the snake didn't feast on your phone and you lost an egg in a restaurant.

Here's hoping you have the dullest of dull weeks.

Anonymous said... seems every time you post a picture of a snake they get BIGGER. Isn't that taking the whole it's bigger in Texas thing to the extreme?

{{hugs}} on your crazy Saturday. I hope you have a very, very uneventful week and enjoy your niece's visit.

As for losing a phone, knock on wood, no. Though with the new smartphone I have activated an anti-theft thing through my anti-virus program. Glad you were able to get yours back! My life is on my phone :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Yikes! That's one big snake. No way would I have gotten close to one of those! Not without a hatchet or something.

I've never lost my phone, but then I don't use it like most folks. It's just a plain old flip-phone anyway. I think my husband would be HAPPY if I lost it (and I certainly won't give him any ideas).

I have lost my wallet once. That was awful. Thank goodness it was at the last place I went to - the theatre - and that it was still open (this was at Ft. Huachuca, so they only had the one theatre and only showed one movie at night). I can only imagine the kind of trouble it would have been to replace my military ID.

Maria Zannini said...

Linda: It was creepy watching that snake climb up its own body when Greg picked it up.

And yes, I know all about hurting myself trying to find that phone.

Maria Zannini said...

Mike: LOL. I'm not sure I'd want that phone after it's been in the belly of the beast.

Maria Zannini said...

Raelyn: I know. If I didn't take pictures no one would believe me.

I swear I can't make this stuff up.

Maria Zannini said...

Stacy: I've lost my wallet too. I think I'd rather lose my phone than my wallet.

Jackie Burris said...

Maria may the "lords of dull" be forever on your side, at some point in the future but am not counting on it oh drama queen! Glad it all worked out that the phone was found and retrieved and yes you totally need to put a location app on it and also make sure you lock your keypad so if found it is unusable to anyone but you.

Snakes do have a habit of making your world interesting to say the least, hot weather and free lunches combine to make them more likely to "visit" you Maria and even rat snakes have to eat you know! LOL

Sarah Ahiers said...

That is a huge and awesome snake! Do you know what kind it was? Did you have to kill it?
I'm also on a bad day run. George was sick all day yesterday, so we finally took him to the ER vet and after ALL THE MONIES later they couldn't find anything wrong. But he's still not feeling well today, so now i have to wait and see and decide when/if to bring him in to my normal vet. Sigh

Maria Zannini said...

Re: ...even rat snakes have to eat...

Ha! Let them eat rats then and not my eggs. They're taking food out of my dogs' mouths.

Maria Zannini said...

Sarah: Oh, poor George! I'll email you in a bit to see how he is.

It's awful when they get sick and the vet can't figure out why.

Gwen Gardner said...

OMG, I would not be happy to find a snake feasting, resting, slivering, whatever!

I did have a garden snake in the house once, though. We were moving in and left the door open for air. I saw it slither across the floor and behind a box. I instructed my daughter to go once way with a box, and I went the other way. When we moved the box it was hiding behind, it slithered out and I trapped it under another box. It was interesting sliding something under it so I could get it outside :)

Maria Zannini said...

Gwen: I have no idea why I'm such a magnet for snakes and spiders. I have nothing against them personally, but I do wish they'd find somewhere else to go.

I'd blame it on my location, but they seem to follow me no matter where I've lived.

Maybe I'm part Slitherin. :)

Jenny Schwartz said...

Ugh. Wishing you many dull (and snake free!) days.

Enjoy your niece's visit :)

Maria Zannini said...

Jenny: At least I gave my niece a lot of excitement. She couldn't wait to run back to the house and get her camera.

Shelley Munro said...

After reading about your weekend there's something to be said about routine.

Egg collecting is much easier down here!

Maria Zannini said...

Shelley: There are days when I dream of relocating to NZ. :)

Angela Brown said...

After that week, may your coming week be one of relaxation, not lost ANYTHING and certainly no uninvited guests of any king showing up :-)

Maria Zannini said...

Angela: I've been debating which was worse, losing the phone or finding the snake.

Dru said...

oh snake, eeww

Maria Zannini said...

Dru: That was pretty much my reaction. :)