Monday, August 3, 2009

Blue Monday...a Story.

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!

27 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh I was feeling so blue for you. Now I feel so much better. I know what it feels like to lose something you love. . .

SmilingSally said...

Interesting story. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Lynn said...

Love it when sad stories have the happiest of endings. So happy for you that your girls found their way home.

Knitty said...

I like the way you tell a story! I like your retro signs on yesterday's post too.

Happy Blue Monday!

The White Bench said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Love your hens!!
Happy Blue Monday,
Monica.

Barb said...

oh, how sad, but a happy ending!!

Have a great day.
Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Angela said...

I'm so glad that it is NOT a Blue Monday for you!!!! I can only imagine how your day was thinking about your girls. I'm so glad that they came home! Wonder where they went off to?

Hugs,
Angela

Lisa said...

I am so glad the story had a happy ending. :)

April said...

What a story...I'm so relieved everything worked out!

Cindy said...

I was sad until I read the ending. I'm glad your girls are safe.
Cindy

farmlady said...

Well..., that's a bunch of hens for you. Leave, have a good time visiting, gossiping and playing around. Bet they never even thought about how worried you were.
Bad ladies on the loose...,
They need to produce a few extra eggs for you this week.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Those naughty girls! At least they had sense to come back after their gallivanting all over creation!

Glad for the happy ending!

Terry said...

Howdy
Oh my gosh I was sitting on the edge of my chair reading this and
hoping for a miracle and I got one :)
Thank you for sharing today.
I am so glad it is a Happily Ever After Blue Monday !
Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Blessings to you and your MR.Wonderful
Hugs
Happy Trails

Baba's Special Babies said...

Good evening, I was really feeling sad until I read the end of your story...I am so happy that the "girls" came back home..

We once had a Welsh Corgi named "lady".. she was a very sweet dog and close to my husband..Thanks for your visit to my place today.
Hugs, Baba

ellen b. said...

I'm so glad those naughty girls found their way back to where they belong. Love the different colors and patterns of their feathers...

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Can hens get a wild hair?
Oh...the stories they could tell if only their beaks allowed them to.
So glad your tale of woe had a happy ending.

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Aaawww what a story. Seems like you really had a "blue" day. Feeling blue and eating and drinking blue :-) Oh but a happy ending you have. It's always nice to have a happy ending. Thus . . .

Happy Blue Monday!

Li

LV said...

That is the cutest story. We all get attached to things even little chicks. Glad you went on had a good time. Most of the time, things will turn out okay if we have faith. I am glad you felt like stopping by my place.

jeanne said...

OMG, I would be devastated too. I wonder where they went. They are so pretty. We had chickens on our farm when we were young. I was born in Lapeer, MI. We once caught a bunch of tadpoles and dumped them in the chicken watering trough for safe keeping. The next day they were all gone. Our chickens ate them. LOL. Life was so much fun then. I am so happy your babies were ok.

Hugs...Jeanne

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

LUV it...OUR girls wander around to the neighbors and back all day..then, like clock work they are back in their coop at dusk!
I LUV them all, especially Chole, we've had her the longest! I would be lost without them! :)

Brenda said...

Now you've totally won me over forever. You're an animal lover, and you love your "girls" like I love my menagerie of fur babies. I am so glad they "came home to roost" if you will. All is okay and this story had a happy ending! Your sweet girls are good looking chicks!
Brenda

Joan said...

What a Blue day you had! I love blueberry pie, and I could smell the blueberry candles forever that I sell in my store. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

So glad you've got all your "chicks" in a row? Hmmm...do you think they went out thriftin? Or to a garage sale? Or perhaps they went to the "big city" as they have heard about the...sigh...clownless circus...
I know I am such a silly girl! But aren't you glad I'm back...AND being very good today at Penniwigs!

ocmist said...

LOTS of GOOD blues and only a short time of bad ones... They must have been out pecking their "wild oats." So glad for the happy ending!

Charli and me said...

I'm so glad you found your girls ♥ I really enjoyed reading your post and so happy you had a happy ending to your stressed day.

Carla said...

I so understand having lost little ones. What a happy ending!

shabby girl said...

I just LOVE a happy ending, don't you?