Sunday, November 30, 2008

The winter of '87




A winters Tale is the Sunday Scribblings theme.... without too much thought my mind went back to my favorite winter. the winter of 1987.....

January's weather was getting bitterly cold
The big day was suddenly approaching quickly
I gathered a bag of used clothes from the garage
stuck my hand to the bottom and grew sickly

what I felt was mysteriously alien and fuzzy
I pulled it up and out- I was holding a dead mouse!
screaming! I grew shaky- NINTH month swell had me teetering
I ran for hot water, soap- to wash off the dreadful louse

Playing it safe I then phoned the obstetrician
Panicky, I told of the risky situation... Very icky!
He told me to 'calm down', asked 'did you wash your hands'?
Then advised I seriously consider the names Mini or Mickey!

One snowflaked week later, I am now way past my due date
bathroom Under construction, yet On the throne, lingering, I sit
I look up at torn-up ceiling, see a squirrel looking down at me
run 'round with my pants down, TEN months pregnant, another screaming fit!

Screaming! mice! squirrels! even walks in winters snow
still didn't help to move things as desired..swiftly along
but after some help from the discerning (comical) Doctor
By February - finally, I was singing you a long winters lullaby song

12 comments:

Giggles said...

I am so impressed with how this is written...very different than your usual. Love the story! Micky and Mini are so damn hard to get rid of.
Funny doctor.....great visual... really well done!!

Hugs Giggles.

Giggles said...

Adorable babies too! Love those puppy dog eyes, my favorite...dark eyes get me every time!

Hugs Giggles

forgetfulone said...

Your doctor cracks me up! Great Winter's Tale. Glad it all turned out well.

present said...

Ninth month swell and then (tenth month)the squirrel. Very funny and fun.

Devil Mood said...

That's a very eventful pregnancy lol :)

anthonynorth said...

Thoroughly enjoyable. Well, the post; but I suspect you had conflicting emotions at the time.
I bet that doctor was very busy with a sense of humour like that.

tumblewords said...

Oh, I'm laughing. Glad it all turned out well - you surely had to work hard for that adorable kiddo. Love the way you told the story!

Tammy said...

LOL You have the best stories Lucy! I can just see you running around with your pants down, 10mos pregers. LOL That boy has BEAUTIFUL eye's. XXOO

keiths ramblings said...

Great story Lucy. I had to avert my gaze at one point!

Patois said...

I love everything about this.

"Sunshine" said...

Love the cute prose-poem! Hope the rodents leave you alone this winter!

paisley said...

i have never touched a dead mouse,, and god willing i will never have to.. i just hope they decided to move out on their own and i don't have to kill them to get rid of them...

now the rats that like to go shopping in my tool shed.. those i wouldn't mind knowing that they were dead.....