Princess Pepper - Mouse Killer
I woke up yesterday morning, ready for the New Year that lies ahead of us. I’m not a morning person, so it takes me a while to open my eyes enough to see much of anything. I looked out the window, and this is what I saw:
I had heard it raining all night, and our temperature was right at 32 degrees. The weather forecast had predicted freezing rain and ice, so this was no surprise. We were very lucky though, as the ice only broke off some branches from the trees. I have always felt that this is natures way of pruning the trees. Farther south of us, there were many people that were without power.
As I was making the bed, I caught glimpse of something on the floor, that I couldn’t quite make out. As I said, I’m not a morning person, and slow to wake up. I leaned down closer to get a look, and what to my delight, I discovered a dead mouse. I screamed. Don’t ask me why. I’ve discovered many a dead mouse in my house over the years, I guess it’s just an automatic reflex. I was lucky that I didn’t step on it in my bare feet.
Here is a picture of the mouse killer, shortly after her vanquishment:
The title picture is of her as a kitten; don’t let the innocent look fool you.
The cold dreary day made it a great day to stay inside where it was warm, and start the year off working on some of my websites. I feel that I got quite a bit accomplished, and am proud of where I am right now. I’m lucky that I have such an opportunity to make money from home instead of having to trudge out in the nasty weather, and worry about driving the hazardous roads in my area.
Today wasn’t much better, but we needed groceries, so we headed out into this cold weather. It was just dull and dreary when we left. By the time we got to the grocery store it was spitting rain just a bit. By the time we left the grocery store it had begun to snow, and the temperature was dropping. I caught a picture on the way home; the snow on top of the ice-covered trees is beautiful. I’m lucky to be able to enjoy such quaint scenery.
We saw a couple of salt trucks on the way home, preparing the roads for tonight, but we have no plans to be out on them. Dinner and a movie at home sounds great tonight. Am I lucky? You bet I am. I am also so blessed, and so grateful to God for everything that he has blessed me with.
It’s going to be a great year!