What a beautiful day!
Oh be still my heart. I decided to go into the kitchen to get some coffee and as always, went to the sliding glass door and peeked out to see if my birds were out there. The sun was so bright, I decided to ease open the patio door and look. When I did, I deer was standing there and suddenly burst past me rushing out of the fenced in yard and knocking the door against me. It startled me so badly that I almost fell off of my forearm crutches. And after I got over the shock, I was clapping my hands in glee.
Now, that is a sight worth getting up for. I quickly looked back out the sliding glass doors and saw about ten deer trotting on off across the empty field behind us. Dang, where is the camera when you need it. I am not sure why this one was all the way up on the concrete patio but it sure was. The patio has a wooden fence and a gate so no escape there. I am just glad I was not letting Jack out to potty.
Nothing is more beautiful to me than seeing wildlife so close to home. . ..I think spring is finally starting here in the Rockies. I saw a robin yesterday. First one I have seen so far and a lot of new bird types. I want to feed the birds but don’t want to get the deer tempted and in trouble because some people will consider them pests so I only put a little out for the birds in the mornings once I know the deer have made their rounds through the streets.
I am real excited as my other son, his wife and my Sweetpea will be here on Monday afternoon. I have not seen them since 2006. Once we moved out here, I had so many health things and kidney surgery that I could not fly back to see them and son has had health issues and was dx with MS and so financially and health wise it was very hard for him to travel. Sweetpea has grown up on me and will be 12 this year. She looks 15 and that is scary to me. The way the clothing industry does, our little kids are dressed like mini adults. I can’t wait to put my hands on my son…it is a mama thing. We Mama’s know once we can see our children and lay our hands on them how they are and we are not happy until we do. My son is a lot like me….he will tell you he is fine when his pain is screaming or the exhaustion is tearing him down.
I admire that he keeps working and does not try to live off of the government. That is a topic for another day. It is one of my pet peeves…the way our system allows those that are not truly 100 percent disabled to get disability and how many are scamming the government and taking the money. One man just got caught but for all these years he had pretended he could not remember or understand things people said and had been on a mental disability. That will stay in your records forever and now that he and his family are caught, they must pay all the money back and face prison. Family turned them in. Yea rah for honest family. The day will come when son no longer can work…but for now he chooses to keep going. Because of his health, he does more office stuff now instead of out there jumping up on the portable buildings being built….but he still works.
Son here has worked hard spiffying up the place. He wants it to give a good impression. I told him not to stress himself. What he has done since we moved in is amazing and getting it all done that we want will take time. He is excited that they are coming too. He and his brother were always so close. When son here was about four, his brother back east was a baby crawling on the floor. The son back east called his older brother “Bubba” and if Bubba fell and hurt himself, he would crawl towards hims crying “bubba….bubba’..and crawl up on him and pat him. It was so sweet. I kept a diary written to each of my sons as they grew up and it is so cool to go back and read them.
And now, son has my heart racing again. I was so busy typing I did not notice him walk by my door until I saw the light brighten where he opened the patio door to let Jack out. I told him always look all around now before letting him out. Deer are beautiful animals but they are also wild animals and I don’t want one attacking Jack because he scared them for Wonder Dog would defend his yard.
And now, I am going to quietly sip my coffee here and just lean back here and let my racing heart calm down. What an exciting start to the day for me.
I was so excited to see this outside my front window. One of the beauties of living in small town USA.
These pictures are just one reason I love our little town. We are on the outskirts but even closer in town you are likely to see this scene. We stopped to take pictures as was another car and they just calmly ate and ignored us. Being rural has many advantages.
- Comfort foods
- Dreams for the future
- Eating Out
- Etta James
- Female Impersonators
- heart center
- helping others
- New Year's Resolution
- Protection from fraud
- Rocky Mountains
- US Military