The Sweet Sound of Chaos
Monday my children were off from school due to President’s Day. While I had to work that morning, I decided to finish up some things to take off early that afternoon to spend with my girls. It was all but a quiet afternoon at home, though.
Shortly after arriving home, I opened the gate to our pasture to let our five horses roam free over our entire yard. They ran out of the gate so joyfully, kicking their heels up to show how good they were feeling! I also let our goats out and our Pomeranian that is always hyper and loves running around.
I went inside with my girls and had macaroni and cheese that I had going in the crock pot. It was delicious, if I must say so myself.
Later, my youngest daughter and I broke into song to one of Taylor Swift’s latest hits. We sang our hearts out together and laughed so hard as we exaggerated every movement as we danced around the kitchen. I love seeing that sweet smile as her entire face lights up.
My oldest daughter was in her bedroom painting a masterpiece, but she took little breaks to come dancing in the room making her presence known.
My little teacup Yorkie start barking as she wanted attention, and I kept going to the window to check on the horses. Although we have a fenced in yard, I worry when they are out roaming.
Finally, I decided it was time for everyone to go back to their designated areas. I walked out to the pasture with their feed buckets and had five horses in my back pocket! They get a bit territorial when food is involved, so soon I had the bigger, more dominant horses running the little ones off. It was quite the chore getting everyone back in their assigned eating places. Whew!
After getting the horses settled, I let our very big German Shepherd guard dog out of his kennel only to discover, by my youngest daughter running flaring her arms around, that I hadn’t put our big goat up yet! Oh no! We were both scrambling to get the very heavy goat back into her kennel before our German Shepherd realized he could cross over the electric invisible fence boundary into the goat’s area! The goat ran straight to her kennel, then took a turn in the opposite direction almost as if she was saying, “Naaa, I changed my mind … now you can’t catch me!” It was a chore, BUT caught her we did!
When she was safe in her kennel we could breathe easier … until we realized that our Pomeranian was now missing. Oh brother!
Both of my daughters and I then went on a mad search for this little rascal! We called, we sweet talked, we searched high and low … and about the time we were ready to give up our search, the little rascal came running from the other side of the fence. Apparently, she was feeling friendly today and wanted to visit with the neighbors. When she was back home where she belonged and secure, I went into the house to … REST!
As I sat in my recliner letting my mind wander with the news station on in the background mainly for noise, I thought to myself of all of the chaos my afternoon off had held! But, you know what? In a strange sort of way, I LOVE the sweet sound of chaos that comes from the walls of my house that is overflowing with love for our human family members as well as the love that flows over the grass and our entire six acres as we extend these feelings to our furry family members as well.
Yes, the sweet sound of chaos. I wouldn’t have it any other way!