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

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!


  1. Sooo cool! Our dream is to have a home with some "acreage"! You're sooo lucky Deb. That's one of the main priorities as we search out our new place. I can't wait to see some pics and hear all about your awesome life! Would love to see some pic of these amazing racoons. I love it. hugz, Mary

  2. Hi Deebs ! Congrats on your first blog and blog post !!!!
    I can't wait to see what is in store for us !