Wednesday, May 12, 2010
You walking along, quiet happily minding your own business, maybe singing a song in your head,
or deep in thought, when suddenly you find yourself hurtling forwards and seeing the pavement looming towards you at alarming speed!! What happened?? you regain your balance (and composure, whilst whipping your head around to see if anyone saw) and turn to stare accusingly at the ground behind you to see what caused this sudden impertinent and annoying trip, only to see ....nothing. Maybe a raised cobblestone, or a small hole, basically nothing at all too phenomenal.
This happens to me more often than I care to admit...it happened again today. After yesterdays post and today's you are going to think I am super clumsy...really I am not. The clumsy one in my family is not me, trust me! But what I find so funny is after this has happened to me and yes, to other people, is how almost every time, the person whips around with this "how dare you trip me!" accusing look of absolute denial and anger at the GROUND! IT is the funniest thing ever!
It doesn't only extend to humans by the way...a few months ago we finally got around to installing a cat flap on our back kitchen door for the cat. (well of course for the cat, it's not like we installed it for the kids!!) anyway...at first Chloe is her name...refused to use it. She would still come to the window of the room we were in or the front door and scratch and meow to be let in. This highly annoyed us all as she was like a stuck record until she got her way. And of course I was getting sick of the scratch marks and dirty paw prints smeared all over the windows.
So we put the cat flap in. She approached with wary caution, the hair on the back of neck bristling, as if she were stalking her prey! The first time I flicked the flap to show her it moved, she did a backwards jump that would of won her an award in any gymnastics show! For the next couple of days, I would take her and place her on the outside of the door and temptingly open her food inside and call her, while showing her food to her through the transparent flap.
She would salivate and meow but refused to come anywhere near the flap. After that clearly wasn't going to work, I then pushed her as gently as I could through the flap, which she definitely took great offense to and wriggled and cursed with each shove! (gentle shove by the way!)
I did that a few times much to her dismay...
Eventually after having done that along with holding the flap open for her to pass in and out without her feeling it and then once half way through, dropping the flat so she could feel it on her body, I think she finally grasped the concept. because lo and behold, she started to use it!
The funniest thing was when I saw her come through it for the first time on her own, with no coaxing or shoving from my side. She pushed it with her face, a bit hesitantly at first and then slowly, she snuck in, edging her body in bit by bit. It was almost in slow motion she took so long to do it! But the funny part was when she came through, and her tail just cleared the flap when the flap swung back and knocked her on the bottom, (pretty much like my experience yesterday at the gym-see previous post).
Well....she spun around at lightning speed,, hissed and stared at the flap swinging back and fro as if to say " what the heck??" all accusingly !! It was a laugh!!
She did this for at least the next 5-8 times she passed through the flap, giving us all a good giggle.
Anyway...I made these two cards last night.
Did a "thinking of you" card, wanted something bright and fun.
And something a bit more vintage and feminine with this blank card. It has a pocket where you see the ribbon, that whole section is a pocket you could put a gift card in or a photo or something fun to personalize it! The tag is attached though.
Thanks for all your kind comments, it makes my day!