Friday, June 1, 2007

Operation Wildlife Rescue

So last nights adventure was the rescue (well, relocation) of a big old snapping turtle. It was in the middle of the main drag of the neighborhood where it had been left by a fireman who pried him off a car (who knows, I just report what I hear from the local 9 year olds). The old guy was covered in mud and had what appeared to be an old wound from a run-in with a car where part of his shell had caved in. Aaron thoroughly impressed the neighborhood youth by not only touching a snapping turtle, but getting him into a box so we could move him to a safer spot near the water. Anyway, we moved him and he seems to have headed out to wetter quarters. You never know what excitement can occur on a Thursday night!

The other adventure of the day (besides actually committing to a size to order the bridesmaid dress in) was a trip to Sam's Club to buy supplies for the soup kitchen meal I am in charge of serving this Sunday. 5 bags of salad, 48 pounds of meatballs, 9 dozen sub rolls, 5 jugs of spaghetti sauce, 3 monster bags of shredded mozzarella, 5 cans of fruit cocktail, 6 gallons of milk and a bunch of desserts later I think I am good to go! Needless to say, I was quite the sight trying to push two of those huge carts through the parking lot (not to mention trying to stuff it all in the not-so-large fridge at the church).

The next couple of days will be nonstop running, I'm afraid. With T-ball at 9:30, dance recital type thing at the local Dairy Days at 11:30, a 3 hour round trip visit Grandmother and her new hip tomorrow afternoon, Bridges of Hope from 9 to 2 pm on Sunday and final touches needed on my online classes before noon Monday, I am thinking it would be wise for me to head to bed for a little pre-rest now! I do have to admit I prefer to be busy and running around, but I might have gone a little overboard this time. At least it keeps me out of trouble - mostly!


Debi said...

Good heavens, do you do it?!! I'm serious! I'm stressed out just reading all you have ahead of you! Though I must say, as usual, you do good stuff! Your community is so lucky to have you! (And I mean that with every ounce of my being...and believe me, that's a lot of ounces!)

Carrie! :o) said...

Awww, how sweet! Y'all rescued the turtle! We had one in our backyard last summer when we first moved in. We pointed him in the right direction and he was on his way. :o) Hope *your* turtle is gonna be okay. Poor lil' thing.

After your busy weekend, you're gonna need a break next week! Wishful thinking, huh?!