Warning, this post may make some of you “ewwwww”! You’ve been warned! ;)
Again, I can’t thank all of you enough for the words and notes of support over the last week. Also the good wishes, thoughts, prayers and energy are felt, and appreciated! I send a giant hug to you all!!!!!
I just want to publish a quick post to stay in touch, send another heartfelt thanks, and share a few things from my last couple of days.
Not real news on my Dad, we continue to be “day to day” and are committed to making every day and every visit with him positive.
I can say though, I have never heard/had more discussions of bowel movements of not only people I love, but also complete strangers than I have in the last couple of days. Such is the life when time is spent in a hospital. I guess.
Speaking of bowel movements (hey, why not???) I had a first today. (hmmm…upon proofing before publish, maybe that last sentence contained a poor choice of words. HA) I was watering flowers in my parent’s back yard today. I had bare feet. I did a little mis-step, and landed flatly and firmly in the biggest, most disgusting pile of raccoon “doo” that you could ever see. Seriously, my parent’s back yard must be the public communal toilet for every raccoon in a 10 km radius. Here is one of the offenders I’m sure….
…they are cute as can be, but Mr. Raccoon….MAYBE cut back on berry and cherry consumption! Or at least bury it! Gross!! (good thing I had a hose in my hand)
Speaking of garden creatures, here are two of my Dad’s FAVORITE (not!) animals…..cute deer. They wander through the neighborhood snacking on plants and trees and basically decimate some gardens. Hey, at least they don’t leave giant mounds of poop for me to step in. As a result, I prefer deer over raccoons today.
That kinda leads into the next exciting topic….PLUMS from a road side stand. These are the BEST plums ever. We’ll leave it at that….
I also picked some blackberries this afternoon. Gotta love wild berry bushes just full and there for the taking.
And finally, I found this poor fella on the sidewalk. He/she WAS HUGE!!!! (and deceased, so cooperated for the photo on my hand) I have never held a bug this big, and have no idea what it is.
I’ll be googling a little to see. (sorry if you are grossed out…I love insects and think they are fascinating. I wonder why I majored in urban studies in university. In hindsight, and as time passes, I care less and less about urban infrastructure and more and more about nature and the environment. Oh well, can’t change the past)
That is my quick update from the field! Hope all of you are having a good week. I’ll post again in a couple of days. In the meantime, stay in touch!!!! (thank you imagesbuddy.com via google images)