A big hello to all my readers, actually from both Muffin and I. She always likes when I include her, after all, she is a big part of this blog. And, of course, she has her own little ‘blog’ which you can find on my home page. Sometimes she gets more likes than I do. Odd. I hope she didn’t see that. It’s amazing what she understands sometimes.
And I know I have said this before, but, she is going to write a new post very soon, likely tomorrow.
About this guy, you say? Probably true. But there are whole books written from an animals perspective. That’s what I do. I mean, Muffin does. Sigh. I do that a lot. Sigh, that is. But what do you expect? Considering all the strange things that happen to me. If you don’t think so just check out I Have Been Inside. Though even stranger things have happened I think. But I try not to think about them. Sigh.
I am sitting here drinking a nice hot cup of raspberry leaf tea. Nice. It’s a good tea for winter. And it’s still winter. Although it is supposed to get warmer this week and actually do some melting! I sure hope so. There is still a lot of snow out there. However, those 2 nice days last week did cause the snow to settle down a lot.
Only about 2 feet on the ground now. Okay, a little deeper in places. Poor deer on Saturday. She got off the path out back and ended up to her stomach in snow as she wandered about looking for food. She finally got back on the path. It can be a dangerous thing to get off the path we should be on.
Spring cleaning. I am now. I really do not like spring cleaning. It means moving furniture around, putting my hands in places I cannot see which I definitely do not like due to the extra large spiders around here. Today wasn’t quite so dangerous however. But it did involve moving furniture. Most of my furniture is stuff I have made over the years. And it’s solid wood. And quite heavy. Fortunately after my apartment flooded I decided to put casters on everything. Those little wheels make things much easier to move around. Although my doctor says I shouldn’t be doing it anyway. So how am I supposed to clean then? First came moving my desk so I could clean behind and under it and my TV cabinet. It moved quite easily. Once it started moving. Getting it started however, was a different matter entirely. Sigh.
Muffin wanted to help.
She always likes helping when I’m doing something she considers exciting. Like moving furniture so she can get behind things. I am down on the floor and Muffin starts playing leap frog. You know, jumping over each other. She did a much better job than I did. I tried jumping over her. Not smart. She moved. I tried not to land on her. I landed alright. But not the way I should have. I tripped. And slipped. Whack! Against the desk. Then I landed against the door. Which is beside the desk. Then I landed on the small bench on the other side of the door. And my face came into contact with the door frame. Sigh. You would have to see how small this apartment is to really get the picture here.
But all in all…
Things went quite well. After all the moaning and groaning was over. And the lump on my head is barely noticeable. And my leg was sore anyway. What’s a little more pain? So, anyway, I decided to clean under my bed and dresser next. I should have been smart enough to stop after the desk. But I have never claimed to be smart. As I mentioned, this place is small. The bedroom is the smallest I have ever had. It’s 7 ft wide and 10.5 ft long. With a twin bed, dresser, bookcase, and two cabinets in there. Not to mention a washer/dryer combo. And Muffin’s water dish. That’s important to mention? Yes.
No, I don’t mean rats. I mean rats. As in, this is already getting long and there is no way I can finish this story today and so I will have to wait until Wednesday to finish what I was hoping I could finish today but can’t because there just isn’t enough time.
That kind of rats. That’s one of my favorite sayings. Hmm, maybe I should do a post on my favorite sayings one day. By the way, I will be starting a new page this week. Look for it on my menu bar, it will be called ‘Life’s Recipe’. It will be a series of mini devotionals which I will share, five at a time, each week. I hope you will enjoy it. The name was suggested by one of my longtime faithful readers. Thanks Yonnie! Don’t forget to check out everything else too if you are interested in more here on Steve’s Country. And…I promise that Muffin will have something new tomorrow on her page, Muffin’s Mewsings. You can find that on my home page.
Well, until next time, I hope you will have a great couple of days and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (ps, the featured image above is a tiny male downy woodpecker sitting on my broom handle)
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