Yup, I know you thought I was going to say roses, because, after all, it is Earth Day.
Or probably, you were wondering if you had to wade through another post about my furry friends, because, I know, sometimes those squirrels noshin’ on nuts all run together after a while.
But, actually this IS another squirrel post. It is about Yours Truly, who is just a tad squirrelly.
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t!
Yesterday, in my 1,300th blog post, I wrote about my friend Ann Marie dropping off a bag of Easter goodies for me on her way to church. She both texted and e-mailed me around 7:00 a.m. to tell me she’d been by. Before I left for my walk, I retrieved my goody bag which was two pretty dyed eggs and (what I believed) was a gold, foil-wrapped, lop-eared bunny. I admired that “bunny” and set it on a shelf on the corner cabinet in the kitchen to eat later. I-emailed Ann Marie and thanked her for being so thoughtful and dropping off dyed eggs and a chocolate bunny.
So, that was my first faux pas of the day and later I even mentioned this kindness in my blog post, thus, the second faux pas. Ann Marie has been following my blog for years, but she didn’t see this particular post as she always comments on them. However, she sent me an e-mail late last night to tell me it was not a bunny, but a squirrel. Of course she bought this treat knowing how much I love squirrels. You know how squirrels love nuts? Well, if you’ve ever had Ferrero Rocher treats, they are milk chocolate and hazelnut pieces that melt in your mouth, truly a tasty treat. I used to buy them for my mom, then I’d insist on helping her eat them.
Red-faced, I texted Ann Marie to apologize for being so squirrelly – she replied “you’re not squirrelly!” (I beg to differ with that sometimes.)
All I can say is that if anyone should know what a squirrel looks like, wouldn’t it be me? If I had a dollar for every image of a squirrel I’ve posted in this blog since 2013 – well, let’s just say, I’d be a rich woman.
But instead I am a rich woman, for having a good friend who will forgive this faux pas.
[The image of the Ferrero Rocher Easter Squirrel is from Pinterest.]