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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Beginnings

Last night we had an interesting confrontation at our house. Ginger was running back and forth in front of our patio sliding door and making strange noises. When I finally got up to see what was bothering her, she was nose to nose, protected by the glass in between, with a raccoon that was being encouraged by 2 more raccoons. Dick tried to get a picture, but it turned out quite dark. We've had as many as 7 noisy raccoon visitors at a time out back, but this is the first time for this kind of encounter...a good thing the glass was there, I'd say!

Today is the first day of 2008 and time to get started with new projects. I did, however, finish one last thing yesterday: some socks that were worked on each day enroute to radiation treatments last June. Thankfully, that experience is over, and I am sending them as a birthday gift to my friend Linda who admired them in their half-finished state during their visit then.

Susan's posting today reminded me of a photo Dick took last spring in Sisters, OR. We had yet another visitor, a much friendlier one. Dick kindly takes photos of all my finished projects, but he also takes lots of other great pictures on our trips and of our family.


Fünfzigerjahremädel said...

Judy,we've this kind of visitors in our region,too!But I never have seen them!
And now in german:
Danke für deine lieben Neujahrswünsche!Ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie auch ein gutes und gesundes Jahr 2008!
I've many creative ideas for the new year an I hope,I will have enough time to do all the things in my head!
Greetings from Germany,Ulla

Ele said...

Liebe Judy,
vielen Dank für deinen Blogbesuch und deine guten Wünsch!
Ich wünsche auch dir und deiner Familie von Herzen ein gutes Neues Jahr!
Liebe Grüße Gabriele

Susan said...

That's an amazing raccoon story. How exciting, but nice that they were outside! I've only had one come inside once - when I was hanging clothes. My three year old came to tell me there was a big cat in the house. LOL!