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2 Things

Hi friends! So, you've probably guessed by the title I have "2 Things" to post about...gosh, I'm clever, huh?!

First thing: I want to thank all of you for your kind and concerning words!

Those of you who were burdened with my Twitter sadness, truly
raised my spirits with your Twitter love!!

And for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heavy heart!

Because my career holds me to certain HIPPA standards, I can't share with you what happened...but I can tell you that I was witness to someth
ing tragically horrific, and completely out of the realm of anything I've ever experienced before.

It is something I pray I never have to be witness to again.

Second: I apparently didn't chant (*please don't let him get
a deer, please don't let him get a deer, please don't let him get a deer*) long enough or loud enough...because my boy shot a deer yesterday afternoon!!

Well...actually two deer...ugh. (And I'm sad to say they
still have the "potential" to shoot 5 more!! C'mon! Isn't one enough?!!)

Okay, honestly...I'm a little...well, actually, a lot proud, excited and totally pumped for him!!

His first year hunting, and he gets two deer (I apologize if this bothers any of you...)!!


And, being the teenager that he is...he's quite cool about it! I asked him, "Aren't you excited?!?!?!?!?!?!?!"

His response? "Yeah."


I asked him if he was nervous when he saw the deer (again, two beers...two deer...what the heck is with our grammar?!)...and he said, "Yeah!!! My heart was pounding so hard I could hear the gun moving against my chest! But, I just looked to the side, took a couple of deep breaths, and 'touched 'er off'!" (That's
a little deer camp speak for ya!)

My hubby says that some adults don't have that kind of control!

Not only that, but he killed them both with one shot (man, oh man, how I wish I had some pictures!!! Word on the street is that my dad--hi Dad!! Um, he just found my blog too!...anywho, word is that he's got some good shots!).

I mean...hello!! Mr. Wonderful isn't even that good!


Now, the only thing is...what the heck do we do with all this meat?

Deer Meat for Sale: Free ;)

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And, in a sort of related, public service announcement...I am here to pass on a little information to you!


If ever you find yourself in a deer vs. vehicle situation...please, please, please DON'T SWERVE!!!!

This, my friends, is how people die...they swerve to avoid the deer, lose control of their vehicle, and are killed or horribly injured in a terrible car accident
.

Your best bet is to just take the deer out...don't hit the brakes, don't swerve, just let off the gas...and call your insurance company when it's all over.

Yes, your vehicle will look like this (and yes, that is our old van...which was fixed up all nice and purdy for us):


But, at least you will be able to tuck your kids in and kiss them goodnight.

Which is the
only thing that matters!


Comments

  1. More hugs and we'll take some deer meat. It's gotta be better than that cat I bagged.
    Love to you, my friend.

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  2. No clue about your Twitter saddness...sorry...I am hardly ever on there and I don't follow you anyway. Not that I wouldn't or dont' want to..lol..but I neve use Twitter. Anyway, whatever it was I am sure you will handle it well and use it in the future to benefit others..if that even makes sense. Just saying, I care about ya, my online buddy.

    Your son is very cool! WOW! You should be proud!

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  3. What you said is exactly what my mom and dad told me growing up...Don't swerve if you see a deer!!! I have never been in a situation where I almost hit a deer. I have always seen them coming first (knock on wood!), but honestly, isn't swerving going to be a person's immediate reaction?! Scary! :(

    Even though I don't know you, I absolutely love following your blogs. You are so funny and write in such a way that always puts a smile on my face. Thanks! :)

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  4. Love you M . . . so nice to see you twice this week even if it was only for a few brief moments. And SO sorry again about the horrible incident. You're a sensitive and wonderful nurse and a loving person and it's only natural that it would impact you deeply.

    I hope you have a great morning with your Mama!
    love you so much!
    Bestie,
    Tara

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  5. Sorry about what happened at work and I hope that you don't ever have to go through it again.

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  6. as a fellow RN, I can only imagine what happened. Sometimes our job is so tough!...Hang in there. God has you where he wants you and had you in that situation for a reason. I hope no one got hurt in the deer accident...Hang in there and enjoy your vension (I don't eat vension)...enjoy yours! Have a great day and I hope your next days at work are better.

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  7. Woooohoooo :) A little late, but tell your boy Congrats from a lurker!!

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