Aesop's Fable Friday
A Stag, pursued by huntsmen, concealed himself under cover of a thick Vine. The hunters lost track of him and passed by his hiding place without being aware that he was anywhere near.
Supposing all danger to be over, he presently began to browse on the leaves of the Vine. The movement drew the attention of the returning huntsmen, and one of them, supposing some animal to be hidden there, shot an arrow into the foliage.
The unlucky Stag was pierced to the heart. As he expired he said, "I deserve my fate for my treachery in feeding upon the leaves of my protector."
Moral of the story: Ingratitude sometimes brings its own punishment.
The girls had their time trials for swim team today. My oldest's freestyle stroke is just beautiful. Perfect, really. The youngest did well for her first time, except for the fact that she stopped half-way down her lane to wave to me while the timer was running. Everyone laughed. The little kids are a scream to watch - they're adorable in there flailing around trying to make their arms and legs work properly. God bless 'em. They do get it after a bit.
Troll and I did it - we painted the kitchen, dining room and living room. Walls, ceilings and woodwork. Grizzly Mama does the prep, Troll does the cutting and rolling on the walls and ceilings. I also get to do most of the woodwork. I DESPISE painting. I am too impatient. It's something that needs to be done slowly and carefully. I also usually end up tripping into the paintpan atleast once. The bathroom is being finished up by Good Neighbor Leftist and then this puppy is going on the market. Oh! I forgot! The radiators need to be touched up as well. That will be my job.
It's called Throw It Out. I managed to get a HUGE bit of it done before we painted. Many, many lawn and leaf bags full of crap were taken with the bulk trash pickup. The school materials and the doll furniture are in the storage bin. The house looks so large! I have a lot of work left to do though. I'm tired thinking of it. The bedrooms and the basement/garage must be cleared out and de-cluttered as well as the closets. The girls' rooms are a fright and they never want to throw ANYTHING away.
Happy Fathers Day to whom the wish may apply!