Thankful Thursday

Our snowy road situation, this week.  

Thankful today for my son and all that he is growing up to be.  Today I went out to dispatch some items to the vegetable compost bin.  There, in the broad daylight, was a 'possum sitting up on its hind legs.  I didn't even notice it until it was next to my foot.  It just gave me an evil sneer.  Like the strong, pioneer woman I have grown into during my thirteen year stint living here, I screamed and ran into the house.  

I sent my son to assess the situation.  

"A boy is a magical creature ~ you can lock him out of your workshop, but you cannot lock him out of your heart."  

Allen Beck  

Comments

  1. Glad to hear that the bravery of living in the country will happen. :-) Possums have to be the creepiest critters we have as well. Glad your son came to the rescue of his poor Mama!

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  2. You have got a very good company for work!!

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  3. ok, why didn't the possum announce its presence?? that was not nice at all!!??!? ( :

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    1. Beth,
      I do think something was wrong with it. It didn't announce anything! lol

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  4. hehehe, that's a great story but honestly, isn't that why we had them?! Beautiful view you have there!!

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  5. Sorry I had to laugh out loud at that ~
    small amount of coffee now on my keyboard .

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  6. Thank goodness for your son! I would have done the same thing...lol

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  7. This is such a lovely winter scene, Michelle. And your tale about the possum and your reaction is rich!

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  8. Hahaha
    I could see myself doing the same!

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  9. laughing out loud! they are kind of nasty creatures as adults.

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  10. possums - not boys. ;) or maybe...

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  11. This is a cute post! I love that your son is willing to check things out!

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  12. HI Michelle Never come face to face with a possom but probably would have done the same as you!!! Great photograph. Tex's 2ns comment made me laugh!!

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  13. haha :) what a scare though! we had one fall into a trashcan...it was young and looked scared so we tipped the can over so it could escape.

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  14. :-)

    We had late spring weather today and yet I love your snowy road.

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  15. Funny story. ;) That road doesn't look very inviting...stay safe.

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  16. Ha ha!!!! I like the picture, Francine.

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  17. Oh my goodness! I would have flipped out too! Once when we were tearing a barn down, a bat flew out and landed on the driveway. I thought it was dead so I went to look at it because I had never seen one up close and it was still alive! I quickly flew away and I started screaming which I guess is the wrong them to do around bats because they think you are another bat! Ugh! It was traumatizing!

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  18. LOL! So what did he do with it??

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  19. That would have made me jump, too!! LOL The scariest part is, that if it was out during the daylight, it may have been sick. Glad you ran away.

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    1. Terri,
      I think something was wrong with it. It would barely move and wasn't playing, "possum".

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  20. I would have been skeered...at least it wasn't a skunk!! You just never know what you'll come in contact with when you're a Country Girl...

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  21. I have heard that possums make great pets and know how to use a litter box, you could be known as the pioneer possum woman!

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  22. Oh my goodness.. those things are the most unattractive critters of all! Good thing your son was home and could rescue you!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  23. Whoa! Think of how the "possum must have felt!

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  24. Laughing at Ian's comment. Beautiful shot.

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  25. I would have done the same thing:) Run screaming to the house that is. I didn't have a son to send to assess the situation.

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  26. I am so glad you screamed and ran! I'm not alone :)

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  27. Ha! You're so funny. We have one hanging around our yard. Even the cats know not to mess with him!

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  28. Possum is not an attractive animal, no doubt about it. Happy your son was near by!
    Carry on, "Thirteen Year Pioneer Woman!"

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  29. I have never seen a Possum and would love to but running would be involved:)
    "Imaginative people have messier minds." oh yes I think I am creative:) Hug B

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  30. I love your pioneer-ess. I would do the same thing!!

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  31. What a terrific story . . . . you made me smile.

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