Monday, April 20, 2009


As much as I love sleeping with my windows open, feeling the soft breezes and hearing the night sounds, I have to admit, there are a couple of downsides. One is that it seems to make me rather snorty at night. I suppose those soft breezes carry allergens into the bedroom - allergens that stop me up and cause me to sleep with my mouth open, upon occasion. So unladylike!

The breezes also carry sound, such as when that big semi up on the highway decided to blast its horn at 5:30 AM recently, and jerked me awake, believing it was actually in the driveway just behind our house. Oh yes, and then there are the aromas than come wafting into our bedroom. I was reminded that very day that it was the time of year when certain little critters were coming out of their winter snoozes, and were easily startled in their groggy state. After being awakened by the horn blast, I sat up on the side of the bed, stretched my arms above my head, and then sucked in a huge lungful of eau de skunk, whereupon I leaped to my feet and scurried about the house, slamming windows shut as quickly as possible.

P.S. Many thanks to for the above image.


musingegret said...

I, too, woke up Sunday a.m. to 'parfum de skunk'....weird! Ain't life in the country grand?

Hill Country Hippie said...

Well, at least it's not as bad as my BFF's two huge dogs, who tangled with a skunk while they were away, then came back inside through their doggy door, and dragged themselves across the carpet, got on all the furniture, rolled around on their bed...