I simply must share the strange things that have been going on at my house…or more specifically with me at my house. We’ve always had the random visiting raccoons on our patio trying to get into our trash cans, or lizards scurrying about…I’m used to that. But over the past couple weeks I’ve been having run-ins with various wildlife, and I mean head to head run-ins.
The night that I was out for my cooking class, I got home fairly late. Just as I rounded the corner of the sidewalk to approach my patio gate, I remembered that I’d seen an armadillo here late one other night. Yes…an armadillo. It was calm and peaceful and just moseyed away and I did find it pretty cool, but it still startled me and kept me from getting into my house for about 10 minutes. So I made a little noise in hopes that if he were around…he’d hear me and hide. And then as I opened my gate, I breathed a sigh of relief because I was in the clear.
And it was at that moment I spotted something ahead of me and off to the side. It was hard to see in the dark, but I must have startled it. And after that everything happened so fast. I realized it was my armadillo friend, and I screamed and I think my feet left the air as it came running toward me. Logically, I knew he was just trying to get away, but to “get away” meant running past ME in the narrow gate area. I really don’t know how we made it past each other without touching, and I was so scared I was shaking. I ran into the house as quickly as I could….still shrieking, shaking and freaking out! My hubby was so startled that he thought I’d been attacked by someone. He was already in bed.
Now the armadillo incidents would be quite enough in and of itself, but the very next day when I was leaving my house with the 3 year old to pick the older girls up from VBS…a small frog leaped into my house and onto my foyer rug. Ewww…..for real!! What in the world was going on? I tried to guide it out of my house, but it hopped into my bedroom instead. Thankfully, hubby was able to capture it that night and set it free outside. Whew…my hero!! Then the next day when I slammed my gate shut, a frog (the same one?) leaped outward and onto the bush next to me. What’s going on?
In general, wildlife just seems to have taken a liking to me lately. Birds have been landing on our windowsill outside and peck at the window like they want me to let them in. Raccoons have been overturning our trash cans. It’s crazy! I’m not sure what else is around the corner.
Today I’m sharing a tasty omelette I had for breakfast last week. I’m sure it’s nothing new and others have had something like this, but it’s easy and soo good! What else would you expect from fresh basil, mozzarella cheese and fresh diced tomato! This one looks small because I made it in a medium skillet but then had to cut it in half. It was way too much for one sitting.
- 2 eggs, preferably free-range
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil chiffonade
- Diced tomatoes
- Sea salt
- Crack eggs into small bowl and whisk well.
- Chiffonade basil, dice tomatoes and shred cheese.
- Melt butter in small skillet on medium heat. Swirl butter around.
- When pan is fairly hot, pour eggs into pan and swirl to coat bottom of pan. Immediately turn heat down lower and add cheese and basil. If omelette is cooking too fast, remove pan from heat while adding ingredients.
- Fold omelette over, and add some cheese on top.
- After omelette is cooked through and cheese is melted, remove from pan and add diced tomato.
Curious what type of omelettes are your favorite? Please share in comment section below! Have you had any critters hanging out lately, or a funny critter run-in? I’d love to hear from you!
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