Tuesday, June 03, 2008

a little vacation

So, we're back from our little vacation in the Ozarks--Branson,
to be exact. The weather was perfect, there were no crowds, and
our villa (yes, it really was called a villa) was delightful.

One night, at 1:00ish am, whilst lying in bed, I heard a curious
"th-fuh-fuh-fuh" sound. Not a bird. Not a moth. What does that
leave, ladies and gentlemen????

Yes, yes, a bat, flitting to and fro above our slumbering heads.



I let it out of our bedroom and into the living room, but instead
of flying out the front door, it seemed more intent on
eavesdropping on the conversation between the 19-year-old son
and myself. So, I stepped outside and called to it sweetly,
"Oh, Mister Bat, come outside."

And it did.

Go figure.

And guess what else? Came home to find that a collage I
submitted to a magazine has been accepted for publication.

Well. A week of firsts.

Twinkle twinkle, little bat,
How I wonder what you're at?
Up above the world high,
Like a tea tray in the sky . . .

6 comments:

Kim McCabe said...

I've yet to see a bat in person but I'm certain I'd be thrilled if one came to visit me! How exciting! And congratulations on your collage being in a magazine! Very fabulous indeed :)

Tipper said...

Silly bat!! Congrats on the magazine!

Lola said...

UUuuuuhhhhhh....yikes! When I had very long hair, many years ago, I was afraid that a bat would somehow get stuck in it......and flap..flap..flap...against my head!

Rhonda L said...

Congratulations on being published!!! I can assure you if there were a bat in my room I would be shrieking "BRuuuuuuuce(or Justin not Jason or Rachel as they run faster and would beat me out the door) get this thing out of here!!!" as I ran out the door!!!!!

Contessa Kris said...

A tea tray huh. lol So glad the bat didn't get you, or nibble the kids. Congrats on the mag picking up on your piece of art. Your work is awesome all the time, I can't believe you haven't been published before. Submit, submit!

Gill - That British Woman said...

That personally would have freaked me right out!!!! You are a brave person, though I would figure the bat would have been more frightened of me if it had encountered me, screaming my head off...LOL

Gill from Canada

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