I hit a deer!!!
I was leaving for school the other day and coming away from a 4 way stop when I saw a deer off to the right of the road. I glanced over at him and by the time I glanced back, there was a deer from the left who bolted in front of me. The only problem was that instead of continuing to run, he stopped right smack dab lined up with the middle of the vehicle. By the time I even saw him he was only 3 feet in front of me. In the time it took me to even move my foot from the gas to the brake, he was already under my vehicle. I felt him bounce 3-4 times and looked in my rear-view mirror to see his lifeless body laying there and blood pooling in the road. It was the first time I’ve hit a deer.
Missions update: I’m not going. My summer is too busy as it is plus the fact the I would have an online final for my graduate class the week we’d be in Honduras. That really was the kicker. Plus, the week before I think I am going to camp with the church now anyway so to do camp and come back and go to Honduras would be too much time away from my wifey and kiddo.
I am still going to Isle Royale this summer also and let me tell you, I think I am in for it on this trip. Jon and I figure the packs we’re carrying will range anywhere from 40-50lbs. give or take. We’re going to try and pack and travel light but we’ll see. So we’ll be carrying that and we’re hoping to average 6-8 miles each day while we’re there. The other week I took Joy-Bear and wifey for a hike to see some waterfalls. We just got a backpack to hold Joy in so we can hike with her so we figured we’d try it. With that pack, Joy weighs about 20-21 lbs. and with he being bundled up and the toys she was carrying etc…we figured it was about 23-25 lbs. We hiked only a mile and a half, a far cry from the 6-8 miles I’ll be hiking each day on Isle Royale and with 15-20 lbs. less! Well, my shoulders were pretty….really sore after just that short mile and a half, so I think I’m in trouble come the week of Isle Royale.
I just had a brain fart- I should name my blog “random ramblings” since that it pretty much all I do in here…
Joy is 9 1/2 months old now. She still has no teeth coming in but her hair is starting to grow a little! It looks like it is going to be frizzy and out of control like her mommys! She can pull herself up and stand on her own for almost 10 seconds and that seems to be getting longer and longer every day. She can walk if we hold her hands and help her along but not quite on her own yet. She says “momma” “dada” “bible” and “Jesus loves you” and “Ray-ray” which we’re not sure if she’s referring to her Uncle Ryan or Rachel, her babysitter. Even though Rachel’s only actually babysat once we see her and she holds her every Sunday in church.
We just found out that our car is going to cost $875 to fix. This after we put in $1,200 into it last summer. If you’re reading this, this has nothing to do with hitting the deer I referred to earlier. Actually, the deer did next to no damage. There’s a little plastic cover on the front that’s cracked and some fur that has become a permanent fixture on the metal underneath but really no damage to the vehicle from that…actually, two different vehicles!
I took the day off from work today! We get comp days if we do so many extra duty things that aren’t in our contract. The big one is supervising middle school and high school lunches. If you supervise 10, you get a free day off. So I alternate lunches all the time with one other teacher and have built up a few comp days and decided to use one today. Actually, I am also using two next week and the week after also. The extra time with Joy will be nice since I don’t get to see her grow up enough as it is. Yesterday she was 2 months and school was starting and now she’s almost 10 months so I am going to enjoy these days with her.
What’d you do for Mother’s Day? We made a DVD of Joy! It’s actually like a little movie, mom can pick different scenes to watch and it progresses Joy’s life during her first nine months of life. I thought it was a pretty neat idea….
Well, with my day off, I need to get back to Joy. She’s awake and ready to play so I am leaving the world of blog.