Friday, November 29, 2013

God is good, but never dance in a small boat.

A somewhat 'animated' phone call with the heating oil people about the non-arrival of their truck. They promised a delivery on Monday, then Tuesday, then Wednesday.  By Thursday lunchtime this bloggers patience is wearing thin. While Angus remonstrates with the sales lady, Bob and Sophie are left to their own devices.Ten minutes, max, without supervision.The little angels turn their attention to gardening. The recently replanted rose hedge gets a makeover - again. Nine of the twenty roses excavated, the roots chewed then scattered across the lawn. Bob gets the blame but his sister is the one with the muddy muzzle. The hedge is now a re-replanted hedge.

In the supermarket two mechanical Christmas tableaux have been installed.  A floodlit Santa graces the badly lit area between the cash desks and the front door . Over by the emergency exit three teddy bears gyrate away, their routine interrupted by two chipmunks that appear, then disappear, into a Styrofoam snow drift. Above it all Nat King Cole's 'Mona Lisa' on loop. Proof positive of that European belief that if it's sung in American English and is vaguely balladic then it must be a Christmas carol.


WFT Nobby said...

Oh, a video of the gyrating teddy bears, please!
And best of luck with the heating oil.

VirginiaC said...

Ten minutes max and nine rose bushes dug up.....that's a world record!!!
Hope the oil delivery happens soon.
Have a great weekend!!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I had to chuckle at your thought about the European belief about American English -- I think there are many of 'us' who think that anything said in French, sounds like a song as well! And I am starting to believe that Bob and Sophie could teach terriers a few things about digging!

Homer said...

Sophie! How the heck did you manage to destroy the rose bushes within 10 minutes??????????

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We have the same tableaux, fake snow, Winter world carols AND it's 90 to 100°+ outside... Not called the silly season for nothing.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

myboyzach said...

Sophie and Bob: can you come teach me how to dig and destroy that fast? Gee..I thought I was good
The Terror--oops Terrier !!