Monday, December 05, 2005

Bad Karma


We are home safe and sound from our trip to Dave's mom's house. The trip went well but we had a bit of bad karma before we ever arrived. Thursday it rained all day and night and when Dave was on his awful 2hr commute home, a deer jumped out into traffic, right at Dave's car. He swerved a tad to avoid him, but the deer kept coming and tried to jump over the Ford Escape via the windshield and hood. He hit the front of the roof, flipped in the air, landing on the windshield, rolled down the hood and away he went. Dave actually got off lucky, he had a dent on the front of the roof, bent side mirror, broken head light and very high blood pressure. I'm secretly glad the deer was ok, but Dave could have been really hurt! Dave hates deer because his hobby is gardening and the deer ate all his roses this year.
We had our septic field re-done this summer. They had dug up our beautiful english garden, charged us $5000, put in three new lines and we had to re-landscape(see above)...gulp! gulp! When we got up on Friday morning, our yard had sunk from all the rain, all the way across the yard about 8-10 inches deep. Dave was white, he spent a month of weekends re-landscaping and now it looked like an earthquake hit our yard. Poor baby! We had to leave it and get on the road to see momma Ruth, but he was so deep in thought he never saw the cop. My Dave commutes four hours a day and has not had a ticket in years, he got one that day for doing 46 in a 35. I had said, in my sweetest voice, "if he didn't think he should slow down due to the cop sitting there", but he never saw it until it was too late.
To make him laugh I started flailing my arms about saying "warning...warning Will Robinson danger ahead, bad karma!" I think on top of serving the community Christmas Eve dinner, as we usually do, we need to maybe adopt a family for Christmas too! Yeowsa!

The co-ed shower for Jess was a blast, Jess was there with bells on sucking up the attention like a sponge...funny how that works! lol They had the dreaded "games" but I found that watching the guys made it fun. They melted different candy bars in little diapers and you had to smell or taste to guess what candy bar was in the diapers. (very gross looking!) The guys faces were hyterical and since Dave knows his chocolate he won the prize. All showers should be co-ed, guys are so competitive they will do anything! lol

8 comments:

emmapeelDallas said...

I am so glad that you're back safely! I'm sorry about the deer; I've never hit one (knock on wood) but a good friend of mine had a similar experience to yours...except the deer died...driving back from Big Bend about a year ago. Crazy, suicidal deer! I'm glad the shower went well (yep, amazing how that works!) and sat here laughing, thinking about the diapers game. Ohhhh, I loathe shower games, but I think you're right...guys would make the whole thing better.

:)

Judi

Chris said...

Well, overall you had a good time, right? Thank goodness there are no deer around here. My best friend lives in Alaska and they have to watch out for Moose. She hit one once with her suburban and it totaled her truck. What a mess.

Gail in MN said...

I have a well-deserved deer paranoia ever since one jumped out of a ditch and ran into the side of my car....and pooped on it, too!!THAT was the only funny part...NOW. At the time I wasn't laughing!
That shower game is just gross!! But I'll remember it for the next one I have to host. LOL
The bad karma is just trying to ruin your Christmas. Have a great one and spoil its fun....

betty said...

Glad you are back safe and sound; that's scary about the deer. Yesterday when I was driving in to get my work, a buck deer was crossing the street right in front of me. I saw him in time to slow down and allow him to cross. I wished I had my camera with me. And this was in the city.

betty

ckays1967 said...

Just the whole thought of eating candy bars out of a diaper.....


yuck.






LOL





glad it went ok.

Barb said...

That's hilarious. Was the prize winning "poop" a Baby Ruth? LOL
Barb
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Anonymous said...

Hi ##name##, I've been working on the backyard a few years. We finally added a pond and a waterfall but I am certainly openlandscaping tips to some tips on how to make our backyard look great for this spring and summer.

Tammy said...

To anonymous, we are selling and we did some sod (because it's a selling feature) and a meditation corner. We did a gazebo eating area and blocked areas for privacy with trellis and vines.