A Sign of Spring: Stop the Presses!


Many of you know that I love critters!  The Winter can be difficult for me, not so much due to the snow and cold, but because I miss my outdoor critters.  Although Wifey loves our furry and feathered farm friends, she is not a fan of my creepy crawly pals.  Due to this, I am on “Bug Duty” full-time!  Everyone knows they are NOT to kill any critters, due to the “non-kill agreement” in our home. This means no throwing shoes at spiders and definitely not flushing ANYTHING down the potty!

Tonight, Wifey entered the kitchen and stated the following, “If I can’t kill it, then you need to remove it from our window, stat!”  I was instantly filled with excitement!  It felt like Christmas morning! The critters must be waking up!! And, I was absolutely correct!  Look at this cutie…


Wifey was not amused, when I took the time for a mini photo shoot.

Such a cute little Stink Bug: Brown Marmorated

It doesn’t take much to bring me pure joy!


Oh, one more thing…we won’t mention to Wifey that this little friend has wings and flew off my finger and is still somewhere inside the house.  As far as she knows, he has been released into the wild! Wink-Wink

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…



Signs of Spring: Budding

I will admit that I found myself doing a little happy dance, in the yard,  when I walked out to the barn and noticed the bright crimson buds swelling, on the trees.  And that sky!  Look at that brilliant blue sky!!   Spring is on her way, and I am walking on sunshine…





“The Earth has music for those who listen.” ~Shakespeare

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…



Signs of Spring?

Signs of Spring?  Not so much…


Let’s try again tomorrow, shall we?

In honor of Mother Nature’s humor, I thought I would share a few thoughts about Pre-Spring in Michigan…

  1. I shovel snow to make room for more snow, just in case!
  2. The air hurts my face…still.
  3. I have been known to garden, in the snow, because I can’t wait any longer.
  4. The teenagers wear shorts to school, in March!
  5. Yesterday was snowy and grey.  Today is sunny and the snow has melted.
  6. On a positive note, there are no mosquitoes…YET!

I hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…