Country living is teaching me a lot. Stuff that used to totally creep me out now only mildly does.
1. I can pick up snakes (ok, they were both really small and I had already been told by a conservation expert that the one "WILL NOT BITE YOU!"
2. I am not phased by night-time creature noises any longer.
3. I can clean a fish.
4. I can also do all other sort of fishing related activities (bait hook, take fish off hook, string fish, etc.)
5. I can open and willfully plunge my hands into a bag labeled "manure"
6. Ticks are no match for me with a pair of tweezers.
7. Dirt? What dirt? I thought that my kids' skin was naturally that color.
These are just a few of the things that don't necessarily phase me, but just so you know that I've not totally abandoned my city girl roots...
1. I still crave a good trip to town nearly everyday.
2. Sometimes I wish I still had that certainty that when I entered my house I was leaving the outdoors behind.
3. And as I type this post I can hear the little squeaky cries of a mouse stuck to a glue trap under our stove and I refuse to go take care of it. I'm not to that point yet, but give me another year.