I mean, there should totally be a reward for such control of the situation.
Oh, I was just nearly attacked by a venomous shrew.
It happened like this...
All week I have had a terrible head cold. The worst part of this cold is the horrific headaches I have been having. Earlier in the morning my husband had called to check on me and I, being all strong and stoic, began to cry because even my cheek bones hurt.
I am so tough like that.
Anyhow, I had dropped two of the four boys off at school because one is home sick and the other, you recall, is now home-schooled. I had arrived home and taken the hottest shower I could stand, not carrying how dry my skin would be afterwards, and then I brewed myself a strong pot of coffee. I had skipped the MucinexD medicine today for some migraine medicine I had recently picked up but really have never thought of buying.
It worked miracles.
I decided I had better call my husband to let him know I was alive and feeling somewhat human again because I could, in fact, not feel my cheekbones any longer and if you can't feel them then you must be feeling better.
I was stirring my coffee and chattering away to him when I heard a rustle, scratch and commotion. I looked toward the sound but the dog was not lying there scratching herself.
I wandered into the dining room to see where the dog was lying. She was lying outside on the porch.
I figured something must have fallen out of the full trash (I've been sick, people, my house is a disaster), and continued chatting with hubs.
Until I heard the sound again.
I cautiously walked toward the trash can and there, on my husband's chainsaw blade, was a shrew.
Oh wait, you say, chainsaw blade? In the kitchen? Welcome to my life....
"Eeeeeek!" I tried not to scream but I may have screeched, "There is a shrew! A shrew is in the kitchen!"
"A what?" my husband asked, bracing himself for my all out panic.
"A SHREW," I said slowly and clearly. "I have to let you go. I'll call you later." I may have mumbled out that "LoveYouBye" word but I honestly don't recall.
I ran to the upstairs steps and
It's as if hysterics have become common place to him. Hmmmmmm.
"What? What is it?" my eldest son asked, ready to come to my defense. I love that boy.
"In the kitchen!" I cried and then I creeped back into the kitchen to show him where to look. He was already undoing his leatherman that is always strapped to his side. "I don't want to look," I said and walked away. I joined S3 in the living room to watch Bolt with him.
He let me know when the coast was now clear and safe of all shrews.
Because I just couldn't resist, and because they sorta do look kinda cute, I googled Shrews. This is what I found......
It's like all my worst nightmares.
Venomous shrews attacking, a snake, and all found in the GARDEN...did you notice the asparagus? Guess what I'll be looking for this spring?
I had no idea shrew's were venomous. No idea they attacked. No idea they have to eat EVERY hour.
This is one more reason why it is so handy to be homeschooling S1.
And upon reading this harrowing account, don't you think I deserve an award?
Oh wait, I have a gourmet cupcake with peanut butter in it from Garden Gate Cafe...I think I have just been awarded for my bravery and coolness under attack.
Also, it should be noted that although I sent my husband a text informing him that we were now safe, he never called me back. Don't you find that odd? Shouldn't he have checked on me? I mean, venomous shrew in my kitchen???