One day recently Allen and I were setting the ladders and pick boards back up on the house, so I can finish painting, and I saw this little guy tearing a blue streak across the ground nearby. Well, maybe he wasn't going that fast but he was moving on, at least for such a small thing. I guess it is a baby snapping turtle, due to certain physical characteristics, and I wondered what he was doing roaming so far from the creek. I've seen the females come out of the creek and lay their eggs (if fact, it's that season now) and they don't stray that far from the water. So, did he take a wrong turn or do they spend the first year or so on dry land? I took him down near the creek but didn't put him in, as I wasn't sure what he wanted. But he is at least in the vicinity if he wants the water. I always imagine the turtles and frogs (or whatever) that I try to "rescue" and put in an area that I think they should be, thinking to themselves, "dammit, I spent all day getting away from here and now this creature has put me back!"
He seemed resigned to being in my grasp and content just to wait it out. I know that feeling. What a cute little bugger though with those enormous eyes.
Several people commented in the last post that I seem to be out of my funk and such. Well, maybe. I'm still up and down. The main reason that I was recently thinking about shutting the blog down is that, for the past, I don't know how long, I just seem to be whining and moaning about crap all the time and I can't stand the thought of being that way. I realize that life doesn't always go right and crappy things happen but I don't want that idea to overcome me. Good stuff does happen and most of the crappy things are to teach us important lessons. Or at least, that's my opinion.
Anyway, I have always had a restless streak in me and sometimes it still comes out, usually when I get really tired and wore down. The whole thing with Dale, which was sort of a kick in the teeth, has still got me down. I'm sure there was some reason for the whole thing but it eludes me for now. I've thought, if I get laid off, that I might go on a road trip somewhere. I don't know. So, my posts may still be sporadic. I did have a very nice time on the date this weekend. I've been out with him before and we've been friends for a while, so it's good for a distraction. Rurality caught me dragging in at 2:00 a.m. when I emailed her about our 'weed walk'! (damn time stamps!) LOL! That was also a great time and I was very happy to host several local bloggers! We must do that again! Rurality posted a great record of the event too, so you might skip over there for that.
I've gotten a few things done around the house and am working on some art too. I'll try to post soon.