Today I am joining in Blue Monday over at Smiling Sally's blog. If you like blue...you will love visiting Sally and all of her participants showing off the blues!!
Sunday morning, I was just about ready to head out with Mr. Wonderful for the day. We were going to a Church fundraiser Chicken Dinner in Fremont Michigan, held every year about this time. It was a special occasion because we were going to meet up with Mr. Wonderful's sister and her hubby - and they are just as wonderful as MR. WONDERFUL is! We were looking forward to a great time, great dinner, and a relaxing day.
Mr. Wonderful peeked around the corner at me while I was brushing my hair, and said "...Honey, I hate to tell you this, but...your GIRLS are missing!" OH NO! I rushed outside, and he was absolutely right - not a chicken in SIGHT! I panicked, called for them looked everywhere, went to the neighbors through the woods to see if they had spotted my 5 hens - no dice. I came back, and looked again. No sign of a struggle, not a drop of blood - nothing. Could a dog have carried them off? A preditor Possum or a rascal Raccoon? My heart sank. It truly ruined what should have been a "Golden Day".
When something that devistating happens, it is hard to get your mind back to enjoying the rest of the day. We went to Fremont, had a great dinner with great company, and even had BLUEBERRY PIE! And every so often, I would think of my girls....
and what a BLUE MONDAY I would have....
We had BLUEBERRY WINE before we left my brother-in-law's home, and on the drive back home I started to deal with the reality of my girls' disappearance - should I start over with baby chicks? Should I try to find some year-old hens? I really only wanted MY GIRLS BACK! So sad.
We drove up the lane through the woods to our cabin. I sadly looked at the little potting shed, and I thought I saw LIZZY - but no - it COULD NOT be - they were gone for good - - -
I hopped out of the car, and ran up to the potting shed - it WAS my girls! I almost cried as I called "MY BABIES!" and I held out my arms as I squatted down! They rushed forward towards me as a group greeting their leader, but then immediately shot off into their pen, awaiting their evening meal and scattered seeds! I was overjoyed! This could have been a TOTALLY Blue Monday, but alas - it is now a GOLDEN DAY for me, once more!