Typically, we don’t run errands on the weekend. I hate crowds and traffic and especially hate standing in lines, however, yesterday we were out of cheese…. If you need cheese, you probably are going to want some crackers to go with it. If you are an adult, you are bound to want some wine too. Even though I began with a list, I kept thinking of other things we needed, like coffee, gas for the car and deer repellant.
Because the ground was snow covered, the deer started munching on the bushes by the front door. We enjoy their visits, but they will eat all available vegetation down to a nub, a gardener’s nightmare! Husband banged on the window to get them to move along, which they did, on to the bird feeder. Fortunately, the birds didn’t leave much seed behind, so the deer kept moving. They didn’t go far.
The next morning there were snow tracks that led to the back of the house and there were six grassy spots for the two moms and their four kids of various ages. The warmth of their bodies melted the snow. I was surprised how close they slept to the house.
We do share our property with the deer and many other critters. I’m okay with them spending the night, but prefer not to feed them dinner, so it was imperative to add deer repellant to the shopping list.
Three pit stops later, we headed home, but then decided to stop at the local market for milk so I could make yogurt. Sometimes I suffer from that “just one more thing disease”. While in line, the cashier asked Jessie what app did she have on her Talker? Oh my goodness! Someone actually recognized her AAC device! (why it’s Speak for Yourself of course!) This is a first for someone to know it wasn’t a game. I kind of wished she asked Jessie “how are you?” instead, but it’s exciting to witness awareness when it blossoms. Needless to say, I was thrilled and Jess was proud.
If Jessie is not feeling pressured or rushed, she will answer questions on her Talker. She’s doing her part about raising awareness, I hope everyone that is reading this is raising awareness too. My motto, the more people that know that iPads are used for talking, the bigger our world gets!
P.S.- The deer don’t like how the bushes smell and there was no wine with my cheese, but we did enjoy the crackers that went with it.
I wonder if one of these was the fawn that visited us one spring?