Memorable week...

My son talked me into shopping on Memorial Day, and after picking up some fresh fruits and veggies, we stopped at Starbucks, and I had my first taste of a dirty Chai Tea Latte with lowfat milk. Yum! I still like their Tazo iced tea best, but this was good! Later, we worked together to clean the fridge and make fruit salad. IMG_7399We're also in the middle of redoing our kitchen. One wall is painted - much work yet to do - and the first half of the new windows are in. They look great! I can't wait to see the first floor finished tomorrow! Of course, the new windows need new blinds, and that means the walls need new paint, and thing always leads to another, doesn't it? Too many projects, too little money. :)

Today, while the men were putting the windows in the upstairs, Randy went to the backyard to check things out. He neared the apple tree in the backyard and turned to find a young raccoon staring at him from the middle of the tree! Shocked them both. The raccoon stayed there all day and ran higher up the branches when Ryan mowed the grass later that night. But Randy was able to snap a picture. Isn't he cute?

Though we don't live in the country, we sure get our share of wild animals in the yard. Yesterday, when Ryan and I headed to the store, we found a cookie on the mirror. We don't normally leave cookies on the mirrors of our cars, but the squirrels probably do.

Someday, when the new heaven and earth are here, I plan to play at length with the wild animals. The lion and lamb, the wolf and small child will lie down together, and snakes won't bite. I won't mind if snakes are less slimy looking...but can you just imagine snuggling a huge lion without fear? It will be awesome!

In the meantime, I'll just love the wild things from a distance, and hug the domesticated ones up close. :)