28 days...There's a pigeon in the front yard...
I thought pigeons were strictly city creatures, but apparently not. Unless I'm just a horrible identifier of birds.
I got back from my first of two trips to Alabama on Sunday. During the course of the trip I lost my prayer book, my water bottle and my cell phone, in that order, the water bottle lost only minutes after I recovered the prayer book. Once I realized I was missing the water bottle, I quickly found it... I'm glad I realized what I was missing before we left.
The phone on the other hand, was missing for a good 18 hours before I realized. I have an active imagination, so I could envision my phone on the bus trip home, but I wasn't sure. Did I throw it away? Did I drop it in the parking lot? Thanks to my wonderful mom who called every single place it might have been (I'm not quite sure why she did that as she ordinarily would insist that, since I lost it, I be the one to find it... whatever, I'm just so glad she did it), we found it in an Arby's in Moody, AL. Good thing we're going again next week.
The trip was really nice, though. I met some cloistered nuns- one who graduated from Clemson, learned how to make twine rosaries and saw an impressive garden of miniature cathedrals.