Looking for Signs


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Typically I write about things going on in the world. Today I’m pondering the strangest things. So my dishwasher quit working a few days back. Gotta love when things go wrong and you are not expecting it or it is a problem (for whatever reason). So my husband had to pull out the dishwasher and try to repair it – which he was unable to do.

BUT, the most random thing happened. In all the strange and out of the ordinary things that have happened lately, today was a bit trippy. After the dishwasher was pulled out and messed with, a few margaritas were had to celebrate the fact that we could not repair it and it will need replaced – meaning we will be washing dishes by hand for a while. We celebrate odd things around our house – and after a few margaritas, I was buzzing pretty good and not feeling quite so bad about the dishwasher anymore, and I happen to look down, and I found this little piece of copper lying on the floor. It’s so small, it’s barely the size of a third of my fingernail.

The minute I find it, I recognize where it is from – a favorite pair of copper earrings I haven’t worn in over 3 years because I had lost a piece – the piece I happened to find tonight. I have to admit, in light of all the bullshit going on, this was amazing since this was one of my favorite pair of earrings that I got compliments on all the time, and had quit wearing because I had a lost a piece of one of them – though refused to throw them away. Needless to say, I thought it was lost forever – so finding it, and finding it in this manner was, may I say, so fucking random!

I was just thrilled about this find – I am pretty easy to amuse most days! I know this seems like such a small thing, but for some reason, I felt this was a turning point. We all find signs where we want, and this was a sign for me that things are going to be looking up, that unexpected joyful things are going to keep happening. I hope I am correct in this assumption. BUT even if I’m not, I now have one of my fav pieces of jewelry back in service. These earrings probably didn’t cost me but about $15 or thereabouts, but it’s just the fact that after all this time, I found the missing piece.

Then today, I discovered the most wonderful tenants in my huge fig tree in my back yard. Four small owls; I think they are fledglings. I was so excited to know they have been living there. That may be what my dog was going ape-shit over last year, too, and I just didn’t notice them. I hear they are habitual about where they nest, so hopefully they will return next year, too. I can only hope so! I consider these little owls to be a sign of hope for new and exciting things in the future, if I am curious enough to pay attention.

Like I said, we all find our way and our signs in different places. What about you? What do you think?

Just something I was thinking about . . . .

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And I get the image credits today 🙂 

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13 thoughts on “Looking for Signs

  1. haha, what a day you have, a dishwasher going broke then you celebrate that with getting drunk( invite me to your house I tend to brake things around my house without noticing), thank´s to the broken dishwasher you know have your earrings back and now looking nice (loved the wording “finding in this manner,may I say, so fucking random….” that put a smile on my face) and you find the awls…. you have some random writing, even more than me which is to say. This was a fun read. About finding signs in different places? I think I just found it reading this thing, the random things that happen in life and in this case that I just read 🙂

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    1. Why thank you charlypriest!! That is one of the nicest compliments I have ever received. I started this blog thinking I would always write about “important” stuff going on around us. But in all honesty, sometimes that requires a lot of research – which I love to do. BUT sometimes I just aint feeling it. Sometimes I am just “feeling” period – but I feel like maybe that doesn’t go along with the theme of my blog. I am a bit random LMAO, especially when I am not thinking things to death 😉 You have no idea how much of a compliment I find that to be!! I write poetry and sometimes romance/chic lit stuff, too – I just don’t post it here. I actually posted something funny on here a month or so back – “Oh Lord” – well at least I thought it was funny 😉 Anyway – I am so glad you enjoyed this post. I am about to go to bed – but you have capped off my day 🙂

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      1. It was a fun read, the way you wrote it as in talking, the expressions you used and all. I tend do do that, write as you talk kind of thing. At least in the blog, not for the short stories I send to latter be rejected.

        And I also liked, since I do that too, is taking little things and make a whole world around them, making them wild and absurd but fun and clever.

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  2. So cool about your earrings. The owls are so cute! They must be from the same nest. I didn’t think owls had so many offspring so I looked it up. 4-5 is typical but the numbers are spread out. Some only have 2 eggs and some as many as 12 eggs. Ha! You’re lucky – you could have had up to 12 baby owls peeking out of your tree. I hope some stay and make your tree their permanent home.We’ll be waiting for updates – you are now the official spokeswoman for the owls. We expect you to take your new responsibilities with the great honor in which they are endowed.

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    1. Thanks Paul – for continuing to read my musings & commenting! Yeah, I was totally stoked about the earrings 🙂 I will definitely take my “owl” responsibilities with great honor – just hope I don’t catch the little boys behind me shooting at them with their pellet guns. Once after vocal cord surgery, when I couldn’t talk, I caught them shooting at the doves – I went ape-shit & started pounding on the fence & handed them a note that said – NO shooting of doves, mockingbirds OK! We have lots of mockingbirds & they can be quite a pain in the butt – but right after I told them that, it dawned on me that the mockingbird is our state bird, so I had just told them to go break the law . . . not my finest moment, but funny just the same. I could handle 12 little owl babies in my tree – they are not screech owls, so their voices are quite soothing to me!

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  3. “a few margaritas were had to celebrate the fact that we could not repair it”

    I love how your mind works!

    “Like I said, we all find our way and our signs in different places.”

    Love this post Sadie.
    Cheers,
    Lance

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    1. Thanks so much Lance!!! I’m happy somebody loves how it works 😉 Yeah I definitely have my own way of doing things & handling life 🙂 So glad you enjoyed it! Cheers right back at ya! ☮ Looking forward to Part 7 😉

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