Sing It Again…Bertha…

Funny…as I was going through my morning internet routine…Bertha…nudged me with the perfect topic for today’s blog…I should have written it down…but I didn’t…instead I thought I would remember it…of course…I promptly forgot…now…I’m not sure if she…like Elvis…left the building…or if she just isn’t speaking to me…but…either way…I don’t have even a shimmer of my early morning brilliance…

And…it’s bugging me…like a song buzzing around in my head…but I can’t quite make out the words…or even the tune…but I know it’s there…yeah…that’s what it’s like…

So…there’s some insight…some thought provoking idea…or…some totally useless…but hopefully humorous…tidbit that I was going to share with you this morning…but…alas…maybe another day…

Oh…but if you see…Bertha…out and about today…high-stepping it with da King…would you please send her home…

Oh great…now…Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey…is buzzing around in my head…substitute…Bertha Butts…for Bill Bailey

It’s gonna be a fun day…

Jane

Bad Dung Shui…

For the past several months…a bird or birds…have taken to roosting above the column of my tiny front porch…actually…it’s more of a stoop than a porch…not even room for a chair…but…I digress…

Anyway…said bird(s)…have been leaving behind…some…foul fowl droppings…

I first noticed the problem during the late winter…the hose was still disconnected to prevent freezing…so…I carried hot water outside…poured it over the post and used the outside broom to scrub it clean…I was pretty proud of myself…

Only to find bird droppings a week or so later when I went out the front door…I don’t use it often…I assumed that I had missed a spot…and I waited a few days until it was warm enough to connect the hose…I blasted it…making sure this time that I got it all…

Only to find bird droppings a week or so later when I went out the front door…

Hmmm…

By this time…Bertha…is laughing her head off at me…how…could I possibly think that cleaning up the evidence…was gonna stop the problem…

I dunno…it seemed like a good idea at the time…

Of course…she then says it reminds her of my life…of the times when I cleaned up mess after mess…without actually solving the problem…always surprised when it happened again…

Guilty as charged…definitely something to contemplate…but…first I have bigger fish to fry…like…a bird in the bush…beats…two on the porch…

Jane

PS…I won’t even go into all that…Bertha…said about the feng shui of having poop on my stoop…best left for another blog…