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Thankful Thursday - A Ratty Mess!

Let us give thanks. It is Thankful Thursday.

January I'm am privileged to be hosting this awesome event. Next month we are meeting with Iris of Grace Alone and in March we will be back at Laurie's place, Women Taking A Stand. 

I am a tad surly today. Bear with.. 

The best of plans sometimes go awry. And today, this was my life. So I have decided I won’t sit down and cry. I think it’s best to laugh and start fresh again tomorrow. 

I woke at o’ dark hundred. The alarm clock was in the off position. Yikes, I am already behind schedule and it’s only 5:30 am. 

I looked outside, my morning “jog and praise” was called on the account of rain. Sheesh. Then my daughter needed extra help with her lion’s main of hair. Yikes, more time lost. 

I arrive home after making the run to school and I’m ready to sit at my computer and type. But, lo….. (I mean no) I decide to fill the bird feeder. I stepped outside. I froze in my tracks, my hand raced to cover my mouth and nose. My person is assaulted by the most hideous stink. I almost launched right there on the patio (sorry, perhaps a bit graphic *grin*). 

I ventured slowly forward. I spot the thin tail of a rat under our spa. It was obviously dead and smelling up our entire neighborhood. Rat poison does work. 

I scream for hubby. He opens the bottom of the spa. I find a plastic bag and have to pull the thing out. Sick, I tell you. It was sick. I held my nose with one hand, the bagged rat with the other and trot to the garbage, all the way I am praying asking for forgiveness because I killed the rat. 

Hubby begins sweeping up the mess. 

Water hose running I return and reach for the hose to dispel the smell. Water gushes out and sprays the residual rat guts back at me, which of course, covers my face. 

I look up at my husband, shock is written across my face. He busts out laughing. I start to giggle, which morphs into howls and belly laughs. I’m sure our neighbors are convinced we’re nuts. I have giggled all day. Well at least from the time I had a shower. I feel much better now. 

So, this post is likely the only writing I will do today. There’s always a fresh start tomorrow. 

I am thankful for a sense of humor, a God who loves to laugh and I especially thankful that I always have a fresh start in my future because I serve a God of unlimited chances. What are you thankful for this Thursday? 

Can’t wait to read your “rat” story. *grin* Hugs, Lynn

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