Sometimes it’s something necessary. For instance, I had to drive to Duluth on Monday for a team meeting regarding Javid’s care and future planning. I love visiting with Javid but not so much for meetings. It seems they always have these great ideas but nothing much ever comes of it. It’s been that way for decades so you’d think I’d get used to it — but no. Of course when you have a handicapped family member, you do have to “go with the flow” and just be there and hope for the best.
I was kind of down after all that but then my sister, Sue, who lives near Duluth thought it’d be a good idea if she and I took a trip to look for birds at the Sax-Zim Bog the next day. So again, bright and early I got up, did my chores and hopped in the car and headed out to meet her. We had to laugh — the day before we saw many more birds right at her bird feeders next to her driveway than we did sitting an hour at the visitor center! After only spotting a couple birds, which were common — chickadees, Downy Woodpeckers and a blue jay — we drove around, hoping to see an owl, for which the bog is famous country-wide. There are several species which live and travel there. No dice. No owls. But we did get to see a Bald Eagle and a magpie, which Sue has been trying to get photos of for a long time. She did get a great eagle photo but when she went to take pictures of the magpie, she hadn’t turned her camera to “on”and the bird flew away before she could get a shot. Oh well, we did have a nice visit and lunch at the Wilbert Cafe in Cotton where they have great, homemade food.
This morning, the fog froze on the trees and it was so magical, just going down our driveway to the mailbox! We love the woods. — Jackie