Saturday, January 25, 2014

My Two Blessings in Disguise

    I’m trying hard to meet my first deadline for my new freelance writing job and told Brooklynn and Kelsey they needed to clean their rooms.  Of course they don’t understand the English that I speak and obviously today neither does Kenny.  What should have only taken an hour has taken several by the ridiculous interruptions that keep occurring.  
     Really Kenny you needed my opinion on which piece of plywood was best to use for the home improvement project your working on?  Then the “Hey Mom take a picture of us with the dogs for Instagram and insert #mancation”, they were watching Ridiculousness, seriously????  Then I hear a stomping elephant in the back of the house only to realize moments later that it was Kelsey when she said “Hey Mom don’t I look cute?" She was in Brooklynn’s graduation dress and 3” heels. 
     The best was when Kenny said “Can’t you find a more comfortable place to work?” My response, “I can’t even find a quiet place to work in this circus why do you care if I’m comfortable, I’m supposed to be working.” 
       Then right as I’m pondering whether or not it’s a good time to take a break I hear my precious girls in the hallway. Brooklynn yells, “Kelsey get back here and let me teach you how to slow dance.” I smirked, the stress immediately went away along with the frustration of them not cleaning their room for once they weren't fighting or bugging me. 
      As I finish writing this I now hear Kenny sawing the plywood from the garage…I told you my life was a circus!

©2014 Lysa Wilds

Friday, January 24, 2014

My New Guard Dog

Several months ago my fiance Kenny and I adopted a Bull Terrier from someone I've known since I was a kid.  I didn't doubt her word, not even for a second that he got along with cats. After all, there he was getting along with her cats when we went to meet him for the first time. I still just wasn't convinced that this tough looking dog was going to like my Elli.
     Having rescued my cat Elli when he was only a  month old I was terrified when my imagination ran far far away, as it often does, with the idea of Torque chasing poor Elli through my house breaking everything in their path.  The horrific images of cat fur flying through the air or Torque using Elli as a chew toy almost made me say no.      
     Once meeting Torque though I fell in love with him immediately and I absolutely had to have him no matter what Kenny said.  So when we brought him home to meet Elli I took a deep breath, a Xanax, and prayed for the best.  Much to my surprise everything went amazingly well for the first few days.  Torque didn't even seem to notice Elli and vise versa.     
     Then it happened!  We were lying in bed half asleep and Torque all of a sudden started barking like crazy. Fearing the absolute worst, my imagination again, was someone breaking in our house or worse was he eating my kitty? We rushed into the living room to find Torque standing in the middle of the couch barking for us to come save him.  He was terrified of Elli! 
     I’m not even joking our 60 pound dog would not get off the couch because my 10 pound cat was standing in the middle of the floor.  Once my heart and mind stopped racing I chased the cat away and we could not stop laughing hysterically looking at each other in disbelief as Torque ran into our bedroom and refused to leave our bed or our sides for some time.    
      Today we still laugh every time we hear Torque bark because he only barks for two reasons and two reasons ONLY; He’s being chased around the house by the cat or we shut our bedroom door and left him on the other side.

©2014 Lysa Wilds

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Welcome to my Circus but I wouldn't have it any other way!

     This is my blog about how my life is seriously a circus with kids, dogs, a cat, a new husband, recovering from planning a wedding, finding my way in my new role as housewife, step-children, grandchildren, crazy neighbors, my parents living around the corner from me, you name it I’ll be writing about it. Trust me if it’s going to happen to anyone it probably already happened to me. Get your Circus Peanuts and a refreshing beverage and join me as I laugh at myself and my crazy life…hope you’ll be laughing along with me!

©2014 Lysa Wilds