Miracles and Gratitude Day One

Gratitude:

  1. my long driveway

My neighbor walks 30 miles on her driveway. I decided to start walking, too. I just walked 22 laps on mine.

2. 10 acres

Having 10 acres allows me the freedom to sing as loud as I want to Fleetwood Mac and 10,000 Maniacs songs while walking those 22 laps. Ha ha!

3. Taking a chigger risk.

We have a huge back pasture. There’s wildflowers everywhere. Last time I came out here was in June and I got chigger bites soooooo bad. Itch city. Today’s the first day I’ve been back out here.

I’m standing out here right now. It’s rumored that someone my husband knows is going to come brush hog (mow) this pasture in a few weeks.

At first, I freaked out! What about the deer? My husband assured me that there will still be plenty of places for them to eat and bed down.

When I just turned to walk the fence row, I saw a deer run the opposite way. I apologized to her for intruding in on her space on such a lovely day.

There’s a soul lifting breeze out here. Bugs are singing. Leaves are blowing. There goes a monarch butterfly.

Miracle photos:

  1. Millie
Millie

Millie is a true miracle. She was born on my front porch in August 2021. She was the last kitten born and she wasn’t breathing. I tried rubbing her, warming her up, etc to see if she’d get a breath. Nothing.

I ran inside to get the phone to search ‘kitten cpr” and when I got back to the porch, she had started breathing. Yay!!! Sweet thing.

2. Art Supplies

art I made this morning

Art supplies are pretty miraculous. With some glue and things, some really cool stuff can be made.

Thank you for being here! Feel free to comment with your first day gratitude and/ or miracles you’ve seen.

Jessica

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*** all photographs are mine

21 thoughts on “Miracles and Gratitude Day One

      • This is the second or third year that ticks are bad for us too Jessica and in late Summer it is the mosquitoes and West Nile. I just wear shorts to the Park where I walk every day, but bigger parks on weekends as I am there longer and go into woodsier areas, I also wear pants and do a “tick check” – worried about getting them. One of our local weathermen got Lyme Disease and had to leave his job and does not work – just getting out of bed to walk down the hall is debilitating for him.

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  1. Having a home on ten acres sounds very nice! Your kitty is so cute! Here’s my 3 gratitude: 1) We are going camping this week. 2) Having a travel trailer which allows us to go camping and 3) My ex-sister-in-law who reads and comments in a positive, enthusiastic way on my blog. 2 miracles: 1) Beautiful Fall Weather 2) My three children. I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep this up every day, but I will do my best!

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