Today has been a beautiful day…..we are finally seeing fall-like weather, at least for Florida. I should NEVER have been a Floridian…..I hate Florida weather….we have 3 seasons instead of 4 and they are hot, hotter and hottest! I LIVE for cold weather….so wish we got more of it than we do. I truly think Alaska is more my cup of tea!
Anyway, I have been so sick and Hannah has too, but today we decided to go outside and get some fresh air. Hannah and I have been cooped up in the house all weekend and I am feeling somewhat better, and now that Dennis is home (he worked 16+ hour days practically all week and weekend because of the Georgia/Florida festivities), we thought it would be nice to get outside for a few minutes. Dennis, Hannah and I started out on a little walk down the dirt road. Hannah always has to be about 4-5 steps in front of us and I have to keep reminding her to “wait for mama and dada.” Well, all of a sudden, I saw it…..a snake…..a yucky, blah, evil, disgusting serpent…..Ahhhhhh, I hate those things with a passion. The problem is, Hannah was just about to step on it…..all I could say was “Dennis, snake,” and point. Dennis leaped into Superhero mode….honestly, I have never seen him move so quickly. He got to Hannah, threw his arms around her, picked her up, jumped over the snake to safety…..whoo, that was a close one! Hannah seriously has NO fear…..had she seen the snake, she probably would have bent down to “give it a hug and kiss.” Dada Superhero didn’t stop there…..if truth be known Dennis is as scared of snakes as I am and he agrees that there is no good snake except a dead one! So, he told Hannah to wait (the snake was between me and them) and Dennis grabbed a stick and literally beat the thing to death splitting it in half…..OUR HERO, our very own snake-wrangler! He then picked it up on the stick (what was left of the sucker) and threw it into the woods!
Needless to say, all I wanted to do after that was to go back inside! HA! I don’t have a love for the outdoors, I am VERY much a homebody…..love to be in my house with the AC on! Seeing snakes doesn’t help me want to be outside more either. The funny thing is, snakes are not unusual where we live….we live in “the country” on a dirt road with woods all around, but this is the first snake I have seen all year! Maybe it is because I pray them away! Fortunately, it was on the dirt road, not in our yard. If it had been in our yard, I probably would never step outside again! HA!
So, we are now back in the house where I plan to stay put! Dennis is exhausted as he worked so much last week and I am still trying to get over this nasty pneumonia. Hannah is mostly well, still congested some, but seems to be so much better. Hopefully next week brings us the rest and healing we all need! So my prayer for this week is that we all get well and stay well and that the Lord keeps the snakes away!