13 thoughts on “Rants! and Raves! 4-13-19

  1. πŸ™‚ As previously crowed, Elly is home.

    πŸ™‚ She’s acting like a baby.

    πŸ™‚ Her mother now looks like she has a new baby at home! LOL

    πŸ™‚ The photo of her sisters meeting her for the first time may become my all-time favorite. Shayna has been praying for her baby sisters for more than three years. Finally, one comes home.

    πŸ™‚ We have nothing on the schedule today. Glory!

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  2. Ca-loo, ca-lay–sounds like a wonderful day! That photo is priceless. Praise the Lord for his precious gifts. Thanking him, too, for finding out one of ours didn’t have a problem which concerned the doctor.

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  3. I, too, love that picture of the two big sisters loving on their baby sister. So very, very precious.

    πŸ™‚ I got to colour pysanky today. It was fun and I got to meet the daughter of the post office lady whom I had been praying for. She’s just 15 and her hip just collapsed, disintegrated a couple of years ago and she has been in great pain almost all the time. What a nice young lady and so cheerful as we waxed and coloured our eggs.

    πŸ™‚ The snow tires are off the car. Here’s hoping it won’t snow again.

    πŸ™‚ The bears are definitely back – husband saw tracks a couple of days ago and glimpsed one thought the trees yesterday.

    😦 There are deer everywhere whenever I drive. I have a small panic moment every time I see one 😦

    πŸ™‚ Both dogs had baths today. They’re so nice to pet now – so clean.

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Michelle’s good news this week

    πŸ™‚ It’s been a good day

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  4. We’ve had bear sightings in our town again, too. As for deer, there have been some living in the woods behind my neighbor’s house, and I see them in the evenings from time to time out in her field. But soon she is going to have her horses out there, so the deer probably won’t want to visit the field then.

    Some folks even insist they’ve seen a mountain lion, but others say no, it was probably just a bobcat. But the folks insist that they’ve really seen a mountain lion, saying the tail was long, not short.

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  5. πŸ™‚ We got to go to a home Bible study Thursday night, which is just starting up after a break and they e-mailed that not enough people knew about it so please join them, and so we did! Bible studies in homes (where people look at the Bible itself, not a book about it) have some of the best memories of my life back to childhood, and I haven’t been in one in years. To be in one with my husband is a great blessing.

    πŸ™‚ Have I mentioned I really love our new church? The chance to be involved in such things as home Bible studies, and to live five minutes from church, is a gigantic blessing.

    πŸ™‚ The electrician finished his work on our home, and my husband finished the medicine cabinet. so we have moved that much closer to being “finished.”

    πŸ™‚ When I told my husband I did want new doors on the pantry and laundry room (which have been doorless since we moved in, since the old doors didn’t fit with the new flooring or something, I forget what) before his mother comes to visit after Mother’s Day, since those are “kitchen stuff,” he went out and bought the doors the next day.

    πŸ™‚ It has been an amazingly beautiful week, and I’ve had a lot of time to enjoy spring weather and spring life. I took a walk with my husband at a state forest one day (I think that was last week though), but one day I was outside four hours in the morning and early afternoon and another hour near dusk, because so much was going on at the pond I didn’t want to miss anything: a great egret, one turtle riding another, a weasel or something of the sort being attacked by a Canada goose, a softshell turtle sunning (dozens of turtles sunning), the first pretty butterfly of the season (a red admiral), and finally a pair of mating snapping turtles. Often it’s a good bird day or a good turtle day, but on that one day I had great turtle sightings, a great bird sighting, and really good mammal and insect sightings.

    πŸ™‚ In the last two weeks I have seen to identify at least three new species of bird, but likely a fourth one. Yesterday and today I got several sightings of the lovely little blue-gray gnatcatcher, which I’ve never seen before.

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  6. Cheryl – I am happy for you. Recently, reading another of your comments, I thanked God for providing you with your special pond, which has been such a blessing to you.

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  7. Cheryl, “Mountain lions and bobcats can’t really be mistaken for each other.” You’d think that, yet so many people get so excited that even large house cats are mistaken for them! Your average person would not mistake them, but there are always “those people” who see things and put it on FB and call the game wardens in a panic. It would be funny if it weren’t so sad. πŸ™‚

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  8. I have seen mostly mountain lions but have wondered if they might have been a bobcat. A quick glimpse is more difficult than a prolonged watching. I think I have seen seven different cats at different times. Two of the sightings could have been bobcats.

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  9. πŸ™‚ Four more weeks of school this semester.
    😦 My computer broke.
    😦 Low census numbers at work mean staff will be flexed.
    πŸ™‚ Supervisor is happy to have staffed flexed to education rather than home.
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I was flexed to education for 8 hrs, had the use of a computer, and got paid to do my school work. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!!

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  10. I have a funny story about a mountain lion, or bobcat, or lynx, or whatever it was.

    We went to look at a ranch over by Quemado. No one had lived there for many years, and things were quite run down. The sellers told us they had covered storage tanks for the water. When we got there, those covered storage tanks were like the tanks from a mom and pop dairy truck, rusty, small, and in poor condition. We drove around to look at the different waters to see if the pumps even worked. At one of the wells, there was a pumpjack, which my husband was trying to pump manually. While he was trying to get water, the girls and I went to explore. There was a line shack close. It was very small, weathered wood, door, small window with broken glass next to the door. I told the girls not to open the door until I looked inside. So up we go with 3 little girls, I think 11, 9, and 7. I look through the window and see a bunk running along the back wall. On the bunk are 3 kittens, and their mama. My middle girl starts trying to get into the door, when I realize it is a big cat, larger than a bobcat, but not quite a mountain lion. Right about then, she lets out the loudest howl, and it must have been like in the cartoon to see us run right back down that hill.

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