Monday, April 09, 2007

Deck of Me- Week 14: Birds

First of all I have to say that this is a true story! :) It happened to me last week. Next I want to say that everyone from now on should call me Mary Poppins. Okay with that said, here is my story...

When I do my dishes I love to prop open my window and rest sheet music or my hymn book there so I can learn the words to songs and hymns that I don't know very well. That way I can memorize songs and enjoy singing while I do that awful chore. (It's actually helped me like doing the dishes more). Anyway, it was a sunny afternoon and I was singing and washing as usual when I looked up and saw four finch birds sitting in a row along the fence near my kitchen window. (I know I didn't paint them sitting on a fence. Okay, so I don't have a vine growing up the side of my house or a flower window box either and also I should mention that I get to draw myself as pretty as I want. hahaha- most likely I was in a tshirt and jeans with no makeup on). They had stopped chirping and I swear one had his head cocked. I thought it was cute and kept singing to them and they just stayed on that fence smiling at me.

I turned the pages until I found another song I wanted to learn and realized that after I had stopped singing for a while all had flown away but one. When I began the next song the others came back after a few measures! The birds actually seemed to come back to listen to me! It was such a funny little thing to happen. I ran to grab my camera so I could post the picture to my blog, but they left and didn't come back. I even sang for about 5 more minutes, but I guess they didn't like the hymns I chose after that. :)

Anyway, I called Seth (my husband) at work right away to let him know that he was married to Mary Poppins and he was pretty happy about that.

I'm glad that Emily chose for the theme this week "birds" so I could post this story and make my little painting.

15 comments:

jess said...

really pretty card!! love the drawing!

Lis said...

As always your painting is beautiful this weeks card is no exception. What a great story too :)

Aimee said...

wow---what a beautiful card and it is refreshing to see your WONDERFUL talent...it will be such a treasure in years to come for your children to look through these little vignettes. beautiful

elina said...

Great cards both of them.

Jenny said...

Your cards are always so beautiful, and that story is great!

Je@net said...

Every week I look forward to your drawnings and this one is fantastic again!!!

happydays525 said...

This is a great story, (and card)! It reminded me of a conversation, (that I swear), I had with a squirrel once! :) I promise you, the squirrel was scolding me and cocking it's head at me too...it was probably a 2 minute long talk, which is pretty long when your talking about a conversation with an animal!! :)

Kristen said...

That's marvelous! I love it! Can you make MY windows look just like that? :) It's such a fun story.

Seth Hippen said...

I've married Mary Poppins. It's a dream come true. I should have known, really. Your tape measure says, "Practically perfect in ever way." Now if you could just teach me that snapping trick. Anyway, MP, this is a beautiful card. I think the hair is especially nice.

Melissa said...

Another beautiful card and great story! If i were to paint a picture of my house (even though I can't paint)I would add flower window boxes too. i think they are so pretty.

Sooz said...

I LOVE THAT STORY! Your cards are gorgeous...thanks for sharing!

Sylvia said...

What a cute story! And that card to it is great! I also really love you're last week's card!

judith said...

WOW, what a beautiful and sweet story about the birds!! I really like your story and card

Kathy O said...

I am just in awe at how clever you are. What a fabulous card. Love it!

lisa said...

Yes indeed the rooster can be a nasty boy lol! they are'nt all like that..mostly really crabby, a few quite nice and a few very aggressive...I imagine if you had one as a pet he'd be better, he'd get to know you more.
Would love to see a rooster card from you if you get around to it.I did 2 cards one week - the 'symbol' one, as I could'nt decide between the angel and the celtic cross.
Love your bird story. Just tonight I swear our kitten was listening as my little stepdaughter read a book to her. Her head was following the page turning and all.