I spent a little over an hour this morning hunting from up in the tree house. I startled a doe and yearling when I first went outside, but they were the only deer that I saw the whole time.
About 10 minutes after I got settled up there, I heard a commotion on the deck, and noticed Lizzie Kitty knocking on the window. I let her in, and she kept me company for a while, purring and taking over my chair. She got bored after half an hour and knocked on the window again to be let back out. She maneuvered her way down the tree, and a few minutes later, I saw her attacking a pile of dirt down below.
By 8 AM, when JP was due to leave for work, my coffee had run out, and so had my patience. While the tree house wasn't as cold as JP's tree stand out in the woods, I still wished for my long underwear and more hot coffee. This morning I am thankful that I don't depend entirely on this meat for food, as we would surely go hungry. I'm also extremely thankful for my warm house and hot drinks to return to. Finally, I am looking forward to one bonus day that I can spend with my kids...so let's get the party started!