Thursday, June 7, 2007

A Bird in the Hand...

"Well, let's get to it," I said as I stooped to pick up a stray Care Bear.  It was 8 o'clock on Wednesday night and I was missing "One Tree Hill" to help my sis paint Gillian's room in her new house a fresh minty green.

With an armful of princesses, stuffed bears, various ponies and over-priced Fisher Price toys I waddled into Summer's soon to be bedroom and dumped the load in the floor.

"OHno. Well.  Thisisabadsign,"  Summer said from the other room. 

"What is it?" I asked.

"Look.  Poorthing."  A tiny dead bird, two little orange feet pointing north, sat in the bottom of the closet.  "Well.  That'sabadomen."  She sighed and yelled for Brian who came to retrieve the lost soul.

"Oh," he said when he ducked in the doorway (he's tall - but like - really freakin' tall - think Jolly Green Giant - minus the Green).  "Can we flush it?"

Summer tittered on about clogs and inhumanity and the like while Brian continued to stare at the bird.  Summer fetched a bag. 

"So, no flushing, then?"  he repeated.

I'm not sure if the dead bird is a "bad omen" or not.  Not even really sure how he got in there. But I do know that by the time I got home last night I looked like the offspring of a freaky threesome between Miss Piggy, Handy Smurf and Kermit. 

 

7 comments:

princesssaurora said...

{{{{  Holly }}}}  Tell Summer it isn't a bad omen... the bird tried to seek refuge there and got separated from its mom that's all.  And her home will be a wonderful refuge and sanctuary to them all.

be well,
Dawn
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psychfun said...

Oh My! Just tell him...sure you can flush it & then when it gets clogged we get a new toilet or some plumber comes to repair & gets to flash is tushy at me...that will nix that idea! HA!

oddb0dkins said...

How on earth did it get in there? Very odd.
But not as odd as the image I have of a cross between a pig, a smurf and a frog!
B. x

easuess said...

LOL. Sounds to me like it *was* a bad omen then. :)

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dragoneyes1164 said...

I never unders tood that saying...."a bird in the hand is better that one in the bush"
WHAT BUSH??? And what does that mean anyway???

dragoneyes1164 said...

Oh I forgot...this one time...(at band camp) A squirrel ran in my house! And would'nt stop freakin out behind the sofa! Then he ran away and peace was restored thoughout the land....Not that that has anything to do with a dead bird in your sisters closet, but it was weird. Oh well...BYE!!!!

gazker said...

I thought it was a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush? The question is........Who's bush? (:-0)
Gaz x