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Thursday, October 6, 2011

The What the Hell Dance!

Good fall morning to you all! The temps here are finally in the high 50's early morning and 80's in the afternoons. These cooler temps have helped with me trying to clean and paint at my home in town.

Let me tell you about one of those cooler mornings. Living out here on the North Forty I hardly ever see anyone for days unless I go to town or someone drops by. So I sometimes run out the back door in my pajamas and feed the cats and pray no one is around to see the show.

Not so lucky Tuesday morning.  I was feeling frisky because the weather was cool and it brought out the little girl in me. This being said I did not just throw the food in their bowls and run back inside I bent down to pick Snowball up and give him a kiss for Christi when wham something hit my rear end. The something was Snowball's sister Twinkie and the dang idiot has her claws attached to my rear and I am screaming doing the What the Hell dance to get her off and out of no where a truck is coming down the dirt rode beside my back yard.

Here this ole grandma has a calico kitten attached to her Loony Tune pajama bottoms and in horror of being seen like that runs to the back door swatting her rear like it is on fire and finally the crazed cat falls off and I am inside my house.

With in minutes I am in the living room putting on a re-enactment to Tinker Bell while she is on the staircase watching the show with what seems to be surprise on her furry face. Like I mentioned earlier the weather had me frisky so I was really putting on a funny show for my audience I thought of one when all of a sudden Tinker Bell looks over me and toward the front door and runs up the stairs to disappear out of site.

You know me I laugh out loud and tell her my performance couldn't have been that bad when I hear this man's voice through the screen door. No Maggie I thought it was a pretty good replay.

I have to tell you if I could have I would have disappeared with Tinker Bell but I was frozen on my stage and I slowly turned around to face the cowboy who lives next door. He is standing there with the biggest grin on his cute face and tells me he is sorry but the door was open and he was having too much fun to knock.

This is one of those moments when you’re locked in sheer dumbfounded unbelievable disbelief that this is happening to you. Not only had I preformed for Tinker Bell but for a good looking cowboy close to my age while wearing not only pajamas but children’s pajamas. I have Tweedy Bird all over my body in pretty colors of green, purple, pink and of course Tweedy Bird stands out in bright yellow.

I have to tell you I honestly felt like a Looney Tune standing there looking at the cowboy. I could see his lips moving trying to tell me he had stopped to see if I was okay after I ran into the house with something attached to my butt. In all honesty I don't even know what came out of my mouth to him. I sure it was not worthy of remembering or sharing with you.

Later in the day while playing this whole thing back in my mind I told Christi that I was pretty sure in my performance to Tinker Bell that I mentioned the hottie cowboy seeing me in my Tweedy Bird pajamas and asking Tinker Bell did she think that he thought I was a cute birdie dancing around. hahahaha

All I can say right now is those darn cats may starve from now on because now they have to wait until I am fully clothed to go outside. lol

At least when Gretchen calls me from Kentucky I can tell her that I am still having adventures out here on the north forty. Not as fun though but enough to make me laugh.

Update on my house in town. The yard is as bad as the inside. Tuesday and Wednesday I scrubbed the brick floor in the den and kitchen then painted the kitchen cabinets. Their not prefect but wow what a difference just those two things have made in that area. I then started painting the front door a red. Yeah red I have seen so many red doors that I now have one coat to my door. My plans were to finish the door today but my back is telling me no.

Several have been kind enough to ask what I am going to do with the house. Well that is a very good question. I can't sleep at night trying to come up with the best way to go from here. If I keep renting it out I am only in for more of this crap. I thought of moving one of my bedroom suits over to it and my beautiful living room pieces that are over at one of my brothers house then renting out the other three bedrooms to women so I could come and go like I live there and have access anytime day or night to keep my house safe but living in a small town I don't know if I can find three older women who need a nice home to share with other women. They would have access to the big kitchen, den, sunroom and garage.

Houses here are not selling and if they do you loose all your equity so what to do is a big problem to me at the moment.

I do know being inside of it the last three days working the happy memories came flooding back to me and makes it hard again for me to come back out here and live alone.

My nephew got his daddy involved in me wanting him to help me clean the house and yard and needless to say the dad sided with his son which shocked the pee doodle out of me because I thought my brother had more upstairs than his son but found out different. hahaha Their story is my sweet sister-in-law spent two weeks cleaning the house before they moved out and their done with cleaning it. Fine a little hard work never killed anyone right? No one has bothered explaining to me why the full rent for September was not pain. I guess their done with that too. God Bless them they mean well.

Enough of that lets enjoy these beautiful days before winter blast us with temps that freeze my toes off.

Love to all


Sue said...

Never a dull moment with you, Maggie! I am still chuckling.


LuLu Kellogg said...

You need to write a book Maggie!

I am back home now and trying to catch up on my Blog visits. My trip home was great but I am glad to be back with all the fur babies and my sweet husband!


♥ Sonny ♥ said...

You know I think sometimes the universe works in our favor even when that help seems to " come in the back door" so to speak:)
so just about the time gretchen was leaving- this house came along to deal with, to take your mind off your grief a bit.
I happy to read you were preforming and laughing and you might wanna go over to the cute cowboys , just to thank him for checking on ya.. take cake or something - hint hint..
you wont know about renting to the women till you get the word out there- so give it a try. might be a great thing monetarily AND you might make some new pals.
Have fun every minute ya can.
I am wishing it for you.

Olga said...

That's a funny story involving a handsome cowboy and an attack cat--I could see it all so clearly!
You are a very patient lady with your nephew and his dad.

Debby said...

I bet the cowboy is stil laughing. Don't worry no one would believe his story, hah. DId the cat hurt you. Wow, what was up with that cat anyway.
Okay now about the house. Since you are all alone on the ranch, is there anyway that you could move back into the house. I agree, selling it right now you would loose money. What keeps you at the farm. I wouldn't keep renting it unless you had access to it to make sure you don't get ripped off again.
Can't believe they won't help clean and the rent.......what the heck. You were probably kind to them and didn't ask for a deposit. So sorry that family did this.
Watch that back.
(((((HUGS)))) Tweety

Cathy said...

I laughed so hard, I cried just picturing you out there doing a dance with a cat hanging off your butt in your tweety bird pjs!

Thanks for the much needed laugh Maggie!

Nezzy said...

Girl, you are a hoot! I can just see ya in your Loony Tunes dancin' 'round with a cat attached to your backside, then gettin' caught in the 'act' by a hunk of cowboy!!! Whew!!!

I locked myself outta the house one time when Hubs was outta state in my Victoria Secret (tee and short...not the lacy stuff) in the wee hours of the mornin'.

I ended breakin' in the slidin' glass door. I saw on Oprah how easy it was to break in one. 'Sure glad I watched that show. Heeeheheh!

We now have French doors, I'd be in a heap of trouble today!

God bless and have an incredible day. Sorry I rambled! :o)

Kim said...

Maggie, That is a mental image that will stay with me for quite some time. LMAO
I wonder if the cute cowboy has a blog, because I would LOVE to read his version of the event HAHAHAHA

Sharon said...

Oh way to funny. I can see you dancing around with a cat on the PJ.
I was wondering also why you did not move back into the house in town???
Thanks for a Thursday funny.
Take care

Lisalulu said...

that was TOO funny, people here at work are wondering why I'm chocking with laughter! I hope all that dancing around didnt' throw your back out!!! wish cowboy could understand and know how much fun you are!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

OMG, Maggie! Not only do I wish I could have seen that cat attached to your butt, but also the hottie cowboy's face as you did the replay! : ) I wish I had a suggestion for your house. I'd hate to think that if you rent it, it would get messed up again. There's got to be some solution. Maybe college girls? I'm still moving us into our new place here in Ohio. I actually have one room completely free of boxes, which is quite the accomplishment!

Whimsey Creations said...

So funny Maggie - I wish I could have seen the whole thing! Hugs to you.

shawkl said...

I fully expect that your next post will be about explaining to the doctor how you got those "puncture wounds" in your he gives you a tenets(sp) shot!

Julia said...

Oh Maggie, What a funny sight this must have been. At least the handsome cowboy was interested enough to come by to see if he could help and you were at least wearing some PJs.

I think that I would have that naughty cat de-clawed and I think that I would starve him too... lol.

I wish that I had some suggestions about what to do with your house in town. It must be a lot of aggravation for you. Too bad you couldn't rent to a retired couple. They may be better tenants than that young fool. Have you tried to put it on the market. One never knows you might have a buyer looking for just such a house. Hope you find a solution soon. Hugs. JB

Arkansas Patti said...

That would make a great chapter one in a romance novel. Cute cowboy sounds interesting and we know he has a sense of humor.
So sorry your brother has taken that stand. Hard to figure. Good luck with your decision about the house.

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Maggie......looks like you are back to your ole' self.
I'm delighted.



sjmcdowell said...

Hi Maggie,

OMgoodness girl what a morning...what a day....what a year!!!
If you don't put this newest episode in one of your books your writing then I will write a book about you!!! :)
I can picture it all...kitty, cowboy and tweety bird PJ's!! hahaha

Love and hugs,


Sares said...

You always give me something to smile about when I pop in to say hello! I always hope I don;t see anyone when I go outside in jammies or a robe too, but I don't have to worry about having any cats attaching themselves to my butt! I bet you made that Cowboy's day!

I think a red door sounds fabulous, I say go for it and please let me know if you get your little pink place all fixed up with vendors, I would love to see pictures. Take care and it was so good to hear from you!

Ida said...

If you're anywhere near Brownwood, TX, Judy L of Patchwork Times is looking for a house to buy.

Just a thought.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hello Maggie!
You gave me a good laugh this morning!
I feed my flock of 7 friendly squirrels in the driveway in my jammies every morning and they come out of the trees to greet the nice lady with peanuts and grapes! Now I would be doing the dance too if one jumped on me HA!! And I can be seen from the street :-)
Thanks for sharing your story!
Kitty hugs,
P.S. I found you thru Debbys blog

Anonymous said...

For an ole grandmayellowhair you are too d*** FUNNY.
Don't read girly blogs but yours is good enough to put in my bookmarks.

Tam said...

You now have my husband and I laughing pretty good this morning.
I was laughing so hard he had to find out what I was reading.
Looks like you have found a new friend to replace Gretchen. The cowboy or the calico.
Do not over do it in your clean up in town.
I know though how you are

Marla and Steve @ Always Nesting said...

Oh, if only that episode had been caught on video! Too funny!!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love the mental pic of you in your jammies with the cowboy at the door.

Made my morning sweetie!

Sybil said...

Maggoe, you should have a "RED WARNING.. VISIT THE LOO BEFORE READING" LOL when you tell us one of your stories !! My sides are sore with lauging..oh how I woudl just love to have been behind that cowboy LOL...
Glad that you are getting the town house cleaned at last. It is a problem knowing what to do next. I know my Niece is having the same prob with regards her Mum and Dad's house it will be 3 months now that it has been up for sale with no takers as yet and winter coming it will be even harder and more expensive keeping the house at least a wee bit heated..
never mind somthing will be sure to turn up for you both God willin.
Much Love and thanks for the laughs
(can't wait to read it to Mary tomorow)
Sybil xx

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Oh my! What a sight! I can just see you 'performing'! LOL

How nice tho for 'your' cowboy to stop and make sure you're ok. Sounds like a nice, concerned neighbor. I bet he had a smile on his face the rest of the day! LOL

Take it easy and pace yourself when it comes to the city house. Glad you're taking a break today..don't want to over do.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the change in weather ♥

yaya said...

That story had me laughing and then I thought it would be perfect for a cowboy romance novel...sans the looney jammies however! You just crack me up. Dealing with family does have it's sticky points and I hope you can find a good solution to the renting situation. You might be surprised if you advertised for single older ladies to rent your home...just becareful because they could be ladies of the night! That would be your luck!

Grandma Honey said...

Things like this never happen when one is fully dressed! :) You are too funny.

chancythegardner said...

Sweet Maggie i betcha that cowboy will remember that the rest of his life and will be one of his most cherished memories. Sweet lady I do believe you have more adventures than anyone I know. I gotta tell you...reading about them is one of the most fun things in my life. You do such a wonderful job relaying your adventures. It is almost like watching a movie.

I am so sorry you still have no help to clean and fix up your house in town. I do hope you can come up with something to do with it that will be the perfect thing for you.

Remember to take good care of YOU and your back while getting the house in order.

Love and hugs!!!

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

It has been awhile since I LAUGHED OUT LOUD at a blog post, but yours had me roaring. :)

THANK YOU ! We are also in the middle of a move and cannot afford to sell our old house, so have to keep it and rent it out. Yeesh!

Blessings to you - Marsha

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

You have been laughing still, Maggie! I can just envision you with a cat attached to the rear of your Tweetie pjs and the hottie cowboy coming to check on you! I love your stories! Never a dull moment, for sure!

Darlene said...

That picture of the cat is just amazing! Your funny tale of the cats gave me a good laugh, and I can just picture the whole thing in my mind.

Maybe you ought to really check out the cowboy. Is he married? Would he like to be? Would you like to get married again. Someone like that sounds pretty nice. He was concerned about you. Have you known him long? Anyway, it sounds interesting as well as funny. You are always having interesting episodes in your life.

If you have no plans to live there again, I think your idea of renting a room to older ladies is a great one. I am an older woman and I would think this was a great way to go if my husband died. Why don't you advertise it? What a marvelous idea. I hope it works for you.

Libbie said...

Maggie...about the tweetys :) If I lived in texas I would drive you to the mall as fast as I could. Pink I thin :) & then I would have you stand outside & call the hottie cowboy & tell him you need help :) Much better :)

Too funny! & only you! I think that I love you more & more with all your escapades & I don't know how that is possible! :)


Terry said...

HOWDY Maggie
Well you may not not be able to place me for a while ,I have been one AWOL blogger this past year and half ,yet I still hang on in hopes that someday all the stars will come to a happy place and allow me to become a more regular visitor . Thank you sweetie for telling us about the Cowboy cutie ,and don't think there aren't any gals out there to share your house with because they are there somewhere and will show up at the right time.
Now please stay true to yourself and continue to dance when the mood inspires you :)
Keep writing sweetie ,It is a wonderful gift you have for sharing as only you can and it would be a best seller if you wrote a book and us bloggers have a say .
Big hugs coming to you .
Until Next time
Happy Trails

Karen Whittal said...

And if you were not looney tunes you would just not be the Maggie we all know and love, love love........ I think it is time for you to do a reality show...... oh my goodness......

Jennibellie said...

Oh Maggie, you do make me laugh. I would have died from going red in the face, still I think seeing as the cowboy had a smile on his face he had no aversion to you describing him as cute lol thank you for your comment on my blog, I would love to be a Blogazine guest, thanks so much for asking :) do I just send you a story via email? Much love Jenny xxx

Willa said...

Well, I had a similar adventure sans cats but I, who usually do not even go to the mailbox without makeup(not kidding) decided this one day to go out to hand the golf balls I collect from my yard for this community group of kids that play on Sundays. THis day I had my hair up in a ponytail like PEBBLES, I had on a tshirt that says "Possum, The other white Meat" with a picture of an attractive possum(not) gray sweatpants and (at least the shirt was gray) and furry slippers with TIgger Heads. So this day, who comes to get the balls from my outstretched hands? A local legislator who I work with in my job during the legislative session, Surely he would not recognize me in this haute couture getup??!? Au contraire... ! Grrrrrr! The story is now LEGEND.

Jennifer Richardson said...

thanks for the chuckles and grins,
funny lady:):):)
I have a feeling
your cowboy
was more than just
a little impressed:)
You're just too cute!
love and joy to you
in your pajama-dancing
and life-living,

NitWit1 said...

That story tops my being stuck in the porta-potty reststop in Kansas with my big butt sticking out the door for the truckers to see and tell at the next truck stop.

Nancy's Notes said...

Maggie, I'm in hysterics! That cowboy had to have been too, but I do know, he thinks you are one adorable woman! Funny story lady! I can picture it all too, you are a great story teller!

Marydon said...

ROFLOL! AGAIN!!! You make bad days fade away, sweet sistah! I can picture every single scene ... you do get into some fun but wild scenarios, Maggie.

I think you should go ahead & just rent it out & get that wee pink cottage fixed up & get to selling. You are in a prime location! Gosh, I wish we were next door. What a blast we'd have.

Love all your giveaway wins. And your kid-ling's artwork melts my heart. \How precious.

Will talk to you before next week. All our love & hugs, sweet lady ~

Cottage In The Sun said...

Oh my! I could not stop laughing!

Gypsy Heart said...

OMGee! This is worthy of a book ~ as most of your adventures are. :-) I don't see a thing wrong with going outside in your PJ's. I would totally dislike the kitty attached to my rear though. LOL

I think it's a great adventure and you had the good lookin' cowboy on your front porch to check on you! If you don't want him, I'll drive down and check him out. ;-)

If I lived there, I'd definitely ask to lease your house. By the way, where exactly do you live? Would you please email me about the house? I have a good friend that might be interested too.

Thanks for making me laugh!