I was startled twice today. I'm a pretty jumpy gal. My husband often startles me in our home and he always responds with, "I live here too!" Haha :)
Today was a glorious, springlike day ... the curse of winter has finally lifted ... and it was the kind of day where you feel compelled to raise your arms toward the heavens to soak in the loveliness of it all. Anyway ... I was attempting to do a little spring cleaning of our van which is lacking in loveliness ... which is still the old van and NOT the new van. So ... I was in and out and in and out of the van and the garage and so on. At one point, I was standing near the hood and I could sense something largish on the hood. I turned my head there was a dove walking around on the van. It startled me and I screamed ... but I didn't scare it away. Then, the bird hung out with me and my two little boys for several more minutes.
Later, while I was stopped at a red light on the way to pick up some kids ... a woman came and slapped on my window. She was holding Halo's heavy purple backpack which I had forgotten on our little trailer-dealie. This here was my second startle and I had to recover quickly as I was at the intersection of 96 and 61. I thanked her profusely!!! In hindsight, however, I think I was so thankful simply because she wasn't a policeman or some threatening person ... the backpack would likely have made the journey unscathed. Oh well. I think this woman and I might have been friends if we met under normal circumstances :)