Last night as this gal almost drifted off to sleep I heard this BANG, BANG, BANG - at first I thought what in the HELL are those billies up too???
I pitched my ear and figured out the sound was coming from the big girls barn. I thought that maybe some boy got out and was knocking on the girls door hoping to be let in. I drug my body out of bed, downstairs and into smelly chore clothes. Placing the head lamp over my hat I walked across the farms back yard grumbling all the way. The wind was still howling and with small bits of ice crystals stinging my face. I reached the first metal gate and it hit me - Forgot the gloves. As my hands resisted touching the ice cold metal I went through one gate, through the next gate and on to the big metal doors. As I pulled on the large handle I could hear the girls move quickly away from the doors. I pulled back the door and my headlamp reflected back on all those eyes. There stood Gretal with a slight bit of blood staining her forehead. Yep, the silly gal was banging her head on the door trying to get out and visit the boys. Remind you of those horrid shows that flood the TV showing the lack of brains when it comes to being ruled by hormones.
The girls gave me a look like " Mom she's NUTS ". I must say I giggled and told her that 'NO MAN IS WORTH THIS" but then who am I to judge. I wagged my finger at her again and closed the doors. As I slowly eeked back to the house the thought of all those years I have walked back and forth from that barn to the house waiting on the birth of little one's, or the continual watch over a very sick and needy sweet soul, or just the routine of daily chores - wow if I had a quarter for each time I would never have a worry.
As I pulled off the smelly chore clothes I could hear Grethel back at the banging. I decided a cup of tea to take the chill off was deserved and maybe a tiny bit of brownie. I came upstairs wide awake and tucked myself under the covers and put on the newest disk that I had retrieved from the mailbox earlier that night - "Call The Midwives" - I think very fitting for the life I lead and must say I would rather be tending to animals giving birth rather then humans. Sorry but it is true.
This morning I opened the doors and I thought Grethel was going to run me over - Yep, over the first set of panels, through the gates and running as if her tail was on fire over to the boys. I just shook my head and walked back to make breakfast. Somethings are just going to be and I will deal with that later. HORMONES .....