Capturing Contentment in the Everyday…
Dost mine eyes deceive me? Autumn’s first red leaf! I perched on our kitchen counter, right above the kitchen sink, with the zoom lens on the camera to get this shot. What can I say? Autumn is my favorite season.
Rain, glorious rain.
The kids need to stop messing with my mind like this.
That is not the baby. But can you imagine how many double-takes I did on this day?
The morning after the rains stopped, we let the dog out as usual but accidentally let in a frog. I am fine with Nature in its place, but incredibly squeamish about some parts of Nature in my house. Particularly when they jump unexpectedly and show up in the most unlikely places. Like on the stove.
“Here’s your pan, here’s your frog.”
“Why is he smiling at me?”
In fact I was such a useless wimp about catching this guy that I used the zoom lens to get the picture, and when we next found him, didn’t have the courage to pop something (with holes) over him so he could breathe but be contained until Haus Meister and the big boys returned from their outing. It was our sweet and brave Princess who put the “froggy house” over the frog, and then Haus Meister and Rascal caught and released him into the wild. I disinfected the kitchen.
“What would you have done,” my husband the Nature-Boy-Eagle-Scout asked me with mild disgust, “if it had been a bullfrog?”
“Screamed then passed out,” was my prompt and sincere reply.
Apparently I’m going to be given a class in frog-catching.
Another real: a prayer request. Would you, dear reader, please keep our Trooper in your prayers? He has a colonoscopy and an endoscopy scheduled for next Tuesday* to determine the source of a digestive problem he’s had for some time. It’s no treat for anyone, but it is going to be pure torture for him, no matter how this procedure is ultimately for his good. Thank you in advance for praying!
*The afternoon of the day I posted this something unexpected came up, so the procedure has been rescheduled for Sept. 20th. Thank you, everyone who has written of their prayers. 🙂