Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Winding down on Wednesday!

My Wednesday started out with a moment of "cuteness" when 3 young raccoons and their Mom were crossing the road in front of me this morning. They took their time and were totally oblivious to me and that I was in a hurry. After they'd gotten across I honked the horn to scare them away from the road so they wouldn't venture back--I really love the wild life and always worry about these young families.

It has been a busy start to the week both at home and at work. However, it's all winding down now as I'm done with work for the week! Bubba has his second session of swimming on Thursday and I'm excited to see how he does. Our friend Sid is also coming to visit us from Pennsylvania for a couple of days. She'll be here until Saturday and then my youngest brother comes on Sunday to spend a week with us--I can't wait! I really enjoy having company, but why is there always so much preparation beforehand?


  1. Cute pic!

    Yeah, I know what you mean about preparation for company...I guess we just want to make sure our guests are comfortable!

    Have fun and enjoy the company.

  2. Baby raccoons are almost unbearably cute. That is a great shot that you got of them. Let us know how Bubba does, and have a great time with all of your company.

  3. Kim
    That is the most awsome photo ever!
    Precious- no other word to describe it.
    I have noticed that you capture some of the most amazing photos in your world at Golden Pines.
    It's a magical place, yes we know it is.
    Your week is winding down and that must feel so good. We still have hurdles climb over- as our week is only mid way-.
    You asked why so much preparation, and I think it is because in our minds we invision a dream of how we wish for our time with our loved ones to be,,,, and we want to meet our own expectactions.
    I really think our guest accept us as we are.
    Have a wonderful time with Sid and your younger brother and we wish lots of luck for sweet Bubba to keep his strength up as he goes swimming.
    You are doing all you can to help him. Again,, we think you have wings.

  4. What a trio of khuties!

    Thanks fur sharing them!


  5. Cute, cute, cute raccoons! I brake for squirrels, those idiot rodents who dart one way then the next when crossing a road. One never knows where they'll end up, hopefully not under my car! Enjoy your company!


  6. Sweet youngsters!! Enjoy your end of week! Ahhhhhh....

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  7. Theres always a lot of preparation because we want things to be perfect, but I usually stress myself out doing things! I wish we had your cute! xxx

  8. Oh my ~ now how cute are these 3 babies?? I'm glad they made it across the road safely. They are simply adorable.

    Good luck to Bubba and his swim therapy and I hope you have a lovely visit with your friend.

    Happy Thursday Kim!
    xo Catherine

  9. darling picture of the coons!
    hope your week is peaceful...
    have fun with your company...don't worry about the prep...go with the flow...:)

  10. What a sweet little family!
    It's always wonderful to see nature and life marching on around us, it just spices up the day!
    Good luck Bubba....
    forget team Phelps, I am on team Bubba!
    Tina xo

  11. Baby coons are so cute! Great shot of them. =)

  12. Great shot, Ms. Kim!
    Thanks for the smile this morning!
    Good luck, Bubba!

  13. What a sweet picture!

    Here's hoping that Bubba's swim session goes well. Apples & Neeli are sending him an extra woof.

    Nadine Apples & Neeli

  14. racoons are the cutest!!!! I adore their little hands and the way they work those cute fingers. I have always wanted one as a pet but hubby won't let me.
    In fact, our animal shelter had a litter of baby possums and I almost adopted one, tiny as a rat, with his little tail curling around my finger...again, he didn't let me.
    Enjoy your company!!!

  15. Those raccoons are so cute! I'm sure you didn't mind waiting for them to cross the road! :-)

  16. That is such a cute picture!! You're so lucky you had a camera with you.

  17. Cute picture - they are adorable when they are young. Here's hoping that Bubba makes progress with his therapy. Enjoy your company.

  18. That's an adorable trio! Would make a darling card for a 3 yr old! Good shot!

    I hope Bubba does better and better with that swim therapy!

    Company and the preparations before hand.. EEEEEE! I go into overdrive for several hours and then give up, love me, love my mess..... Have wonderful visits!!!

  19. What cuuuuuute raccoons - how cool that you do live in such a wild and wonderful place with so many animals you see! I think you are terrific to have so much company - yes... lots of preparing, but then so much fun with family and pals! Good for you not to have anymore work this week!
    Big Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Mom

  20. Ooh,those racoons...adorable!
    Yes it's all the preparation that I dread...until I get down to it and then it's not so bad.We have 8 friends coming for lunch on Sunday,so I'll be rushing around too! Watching Bubba's progress with interest.

    Bellaboo :0)

  21. Enjoy the company. The raccoons have such endearing faces. Cute little guys.

  22. dou worry about racoons and rabies? we have not got the dreaded disease in the UK

  23. Kim,
    Love the raccoon pics. Glad you have them and not us though, because they really destroy our garden. Haven't seen any yet this year.
    I hope you have a relaxing time with your company.
    I know what you mean about cleaning before company arrives, its a real bummer.

  24. Sounds like you're having a wonderful albiet busy time!
    I think you always get busy before and after company, but, somehow you don't seem to mind as much - even though typically you're totally beat after they leave!

    Have fun with the kin folk!

  25. They are so cute! We don't have racoons where I live so we loved your photo.

  26. Brilliant pic, are they considered vermin

  27. They have GOT to be the most adorable babies EVER!

    How is it possible for anything to be that cute?

  28. How adorable.
    I exhaust myself cleaning before the inlaws visit !

  29. they are just so cute. How did the swim therapy go?

    Enjoy your company,

    Gill in Canada


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