Look Well To This Day

“Look well to this day, for it is life, the very life of life.

In it lies all the realities and verities of existence: the bliss of growth, the glory of action, splendor of beauty.

For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow only a vision.

But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day, for it and it alone is life!

Such is the salutation of the dawn.”

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Night After the Night I Didn't Go to Sleep

Already this morning I have hand one of our "pet" raccoons at the back door, looking for yummies. This one has been named Mama. She is the mother of the raccoon I told you about in the 1st post who licks my finger clean of marshmallow. Mama is very cautious. She will get within 1 1/2 feet of Randy or I, but will not feed out of our hands. I am still hoping she will in time. The above picture is of my hubby, Randy with Precious. Precious likes to stretch on Randy's belly and pull Randy's arm so that he gives her a marshmallow treat. Well, I have heard from the sweet Mary that has been urging me to start a blog. It is so nice to have such support to make this step to start a blog. Mary Giemza is an amazing talent in the rubber stamp/digital world. She is apart of 3 different blogs and many Design Teams. Check her out to be inspired! http://mycardz.wordpress.com Thankz, Mary :-) Now my next challenge, figuring out how to get the cards I want to show on here. I can see a button on my tool bar...let's give it a try! One down and now let's try 2. The 1st picture would go when I wanted it to go...so I reorganized the blog to fit the picture. Yippee...I did it!!!!! This card I made for my daughter Misty. A Special Ed teacher in Marietta, Ga. She has a lot on her mind right now and I thought this card would be perfect for her. Oops, the cat will be out of the bag if she checks the blog out! Lol. The butterfly is a Tim Holtz Alterations Butterfly die cut. I used some fine glitter to fill in on the butterfly. Just a little glitz! The DP is from a Tim Holtz paper pack Lost and Found. Gosh, I had been waiting for this paper pack since Winter CHA. Really yummy stuff,I do say. My title was computer generated. I hope you enjoyed your stop here today. Deebi Leave a comment and come again soon!

My First Post

As I sit here much later/earlier in the night/morning than I should be doing, I write my 1st blog post at A Touch of Me! blog.

Today was a lazy day for as long as I could make it last. I needed to get going. Out to get the supplies to create a wonderful Father's day gift for my classroom "friend's" fathers. I play, teach & nurture a classroom of 18 children, ages 5 and few of almost 5s. They have graduated from Pre-K and will soon find their way to kindergarten classrooms in our tri-state area come August. We are making something really cool for our fathers. Of course I can't tell just yet, doubtful. but dads might find this blog and the surprise would be spoiled. After shopping, I found my hubby Randy, was busy outlining the yard. That was so I could mow 2 acres of grass without getting another case of Poison Ivy. Randy has another 4 1/2 acres of woods. The Poison Ivy can be found hit and miss along the edge of the woods. Poison Ivy and I don't get along. I remember when Randy & I first got together, he would slow poke around the yard...it wasn't surprising that it took him 2 1/2 + hours to cut this grass. I on the other and put the pedal to the medal of the 42" tractor & get the job done done in 1 hour & 10 minutes! Zoom, zoom, zoom. We took a fun 4 wheeler ride afterwords. As we live in the country, the roads are a bit narrower than city streets and with the usual pot holes. Bump, bump, bump...I held on tight! Every day is finished with the feeding of up to 22 large raccoons and 9 (and counting) baby raccoons. We open the pole barn doors at 8:30 pm and we start the feeding. On the menu; marshmallows, "Goldfish" crackers, vanilla wafers, animal crackers and the main staple, dog food. About 10 of the raccoons will feed from our hands. We are always working slowly with new raccoons to feed out of our hands. One raccoon will sit on command. A year old black raccoon, will lick my finger clean if any of the marshmallow is left on my finger. Randy and I have great enjoyment feeding these raccoons. They are the closet thing I will have to having a pet! If you are a lover of the animal world, there will be more stories of my "pets". Well enough of this late hour escapade...until next time... Debbie Please join me again @ A Touch of Me!