Haven’t missed a day of my 365 yet! I know, I know, it’s only been a week. Whatever, celebrate the small things.
Last weekend, I took a #redneckroadtrip with the family to Cabela’s in Dundee. When I was little, my Dad used to take us on day trips all the time. They are literally some of my favorite memories. So it was kind of fun to pile in the car with the boy and the parents for a little daytrippin’. My Dad likes to bring up the first time we went to Cabela’s when I was very little, and seeing all the animals made me cry. He reassured me then, that most of these animals had been roadkill, or died from natural causes. My young naive self felt a little bit better about it until we came up to a gigantic, beautiful taxidermy elephant. Then I started weeping uncontrollably.
I immensely enjoy nature’s beauty and have a bit of an animal skull collection myself. I appreciate the art of taxidermy. I have no problem with hunting when the hunter is utilizing all parts of an animal after it’s death. However, walking around in this store, knowing that most of these animals didn’t have that fate, and were likely hunted just for the experience under some twisted idea of “sportsmenship”, always makes me feel sick to my stomach. At least we stopped at Trader Joe’s on the way home.
As per my last post, you know I spent some of last week working on custom orders. Including one I can’t share yet…but am super excited for when I can! I also had the chance to catch up on some of my letters. You can look forward to a few snail mail posts coming up as well.
This week was freezing! We had temperatures dropping below -5°F, with winds pushing 50 miles per hour. My 4 block walk from my parking space to work felt like it was 5 miles long. Luckily, you can take a scenic route through a few buildings so that you can thaw out occasionally on the way. While walking, I noticed quite a few views I hadn’t before.