I love Facebook. It's a fun way to keep up with old friends, new friends, old family members . . . you get the point.
Yesterday an old friend from high school wrote as her Facebook status that after 16 years she had finally broken down and bought a puppy for her kids. "What was the Easter Bunny thinking?????" was the rest of her status.
I, in my usual snarky, sarcastic way, wrote back to her that the Easter Bunny was surely thinking that she wanted to be woken up in the middle of the night and to have her carpets peed on and to pay unusually large vet bills when her dog has a seizure.
She thought it was funny.
She also thought I was kidding.
Then this morning, another old friend who found me on Facebook (and who has become one of my most avid readers!) told me that she was looking forward to today's adventure in my life. I quickly replied that, sadly, adventures are hard to come by around here these days.
The only highlight to my day was going to be . . . highlights . . . and a haircut. (I crack myself up!)
Little did I know that just a few hours later my Facebook world and my real world would collide. Little did I know that just a little while later my own puppy would lead me to a bit of an adventure that I didn't expect.
It's not a big deal, really. I simply let the Wonder Dog out for a little while, thinking that the back gate was closed.
This would be the same back gate, however, that I may have bumped with my car just a little bit by accident the other day when it was shut. And now the gate won't close properly. So it swings open just a bit.
So that bored little puppies on cloudy days can get into some neighborhood mischief.
Like running across the street and playing around with one of the new puppies down the block.
And making her "mommy" run after her in her fuzzy blue slippers yelling like a madwoman, "Thunder. Come! Come here, Thunder!" in front of her beautiful, young, put-together neighbor with the new puppy who actually comes when called.
See what I mean? Today, on a day I thought nothing could possibly happen, two worlds collided. I think Facebook jinxed me.