Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Those darling little critters have shown up in the attic crawl space again. It seems that if you don't get rid of all the Little Family born and raised there, they come back to "Home Sweet Home". I am once again on a mission to rid our "Woodsy Acres" of all the offending creatures. Today I caught and transplanted two of the pesks. I finally left the trap in the back of my vehicle, knowing I didn't have time to take anymore off today.

After nabbing one of the "little darlings" last week, I put him/her in the back of the truck with a towel over the trap to keep him calm. I first take all the office limbs to the landfill. The nice young man that unloaded the limbs for me sees the cage and lifts the towel. He almost fainted when the squrrel jumped. I laughed and laughed. He then calls over "The Entire Landfill Gang" to show them my game. I felt like the "Queen of the Landfill" for a brief period with all the fellows gathered round listening to my tale. The "Nice Young Man" got his finger bitten when he put his finger into the cage. Now HOW smart was that?

BC usually lets me tend to all the trapping and relocating. This past weekend while home, he decided to go with me for a "Relocation Trip". When he saw how I put my hand down by the trap door to open it and let my little buddy go, he told me I was crazy and going to get attacked. I just chuckled and said after around 30 catches and releases I had it all down to a fine science.

Where am I taking them, I WILL NEVER TELL, BUT if you happen to notice an increase in your local wildlife you might question are you "IT"!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Long miles take a toll on your toes.

This is old news---doesn't even hurt anymore.
This is the NEW news---today's pain after 22 miles. Surprisingly, I knew it was a little painful---but SO MUCH more was hurting that I didn't think anything about it, until I took off my sock. NOTE TO SELF--NOT smart to change type of sock-just because it is cold. STAY with the tried and true!

Friday, February 5, 2010


Note to Self------DO NOT put hands near lips or eyes following dicing jalapenos!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I seem to have caused quite a stir yesterday. It is the time of year to trim your crepe myrtles (SCOTT--HINT HINT). I decided to trim the trees at BC's office, because I wanted them trimmed correctly. When BC and I trimmed the trees last year, there were 2 trees that were so tall that we could not trim all of the branches that desperately needed it. This means that this year those same branches are even higher. The ladder and uneven ground just would not get the trick done. I could not get the truck close enough to stand on it. I did the next logical thing---I climbed up in the trees and cut those last few branches. It seems to have caused an uproar. It's not like I was out on those limbs while trimming them. Perhaps the stir was over the gray head up the tree with her clippers in the middle of downtown. GEEEZZZ---I KNOW WHAT I AM DOING!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


One of yesterday's scripture that I read during my time with The Father:

"As for God, his way is perfect;

the word of the Lord is flawless.

He is a shield

for all who take refuge in Him.

For who is God besides the Lord?

And who is the Rock except our God?

It is God who arms me with strength

and makes my way perfect.

He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;

he enables me to stand on the heights."

Psalm 18: 30-33

Look back at my recent posts and see the reoccurring theme of the deer.

Today was my LAST 10 mile mid-week long run. Mel ran the first 5 with me and then I was on my own. Yesterday while praying, I was weeping and pleading for God to draw me close and reveal Himself to me. I asked for His perfect will to be the rule of my life.

As I ran down a short street to a cul de sac-----5 deer ran across the road in front of me. They turned and crossed back over the road again in just a few seconds. One of the babies had gotten behind, and his Mother turned again and they all crossed one more time in front of me---all protecting "The Baby" who was behind. I was SO thankful for this glimpse of God and a reminder that He is protecting me. He is faithful.

I turned around at the end of the street and then one deer and one deer only -the largest of the 5 crossed in front of me again. He ran slowly and then walked up and down the fence row as I ran by. Almost as if he wanted to be sure that I had seen Him.

I DO see Him and my eyes are fixed upon Him. What a blessing!