By the time I took this photo, the snow and ice had already begun to melt. Though I had only seen our deer once since my neighbor shot a 22 rifle in their direction about six weeks ago, this is incontrovertible evidence they've been around. I took this photo looking out an upstairs bedroom window; it covers an area of about 30' from left to right. On the same day, I saw bunny tracks in the front yard.
When I left home Saturday morning to have breakfast with my daughter, there were five deer on the right side of the house; thumbing their noses at the neighbor, I imagine, since they were very close to his property. The deer didn't spook when I came out of the garage to get in the car, and they were still around and didn't spook when mr. kenju came back home from a church meeting shortly after I left. I think they are getting used to the two of us, and they know we won't hurt them. That pleases me.
Speaking of breakfast, we went to Courtney's. I had pancakes and bacon and enjoyed every mouthful. It was a stack of three, and I couldn't eat all of it (they were at least 9" in diameter!) We usually go to Brig's for breakfast and I think I prefer them, but Courtney's was acceptable.
Since I will be working every day next week save one, I had to go to the grocery today to stock up. I really hate going to the store on Saturday when everyone else is there too - but I had no choice. Even with $37+ worth of coupons, it was a huge bill. I complain too much about the cost of food, I know, but humor me, please. Another thing that gets my ire up at the grocery is how they pack the bags. I take my own permanent bags (6 of them). The baggers don't seem to like it when you do that, since they have to actually put some thought into how they do it. They would prefer to bag everything in those damnable plastic bags, so they can put 1-2-3 things in one bag and send me home with 20 bags. And everything falls out of them on the way home, so I have to pack them all over again. They always pack my bags with too much heavy stuff, and even though there are heavy-duty strap handles, they are the devil to lift out of the van. I guess I should remember to tell them not to do that when they first start, instead of waiting until the end and then complaining about it. LOL