In this pile of white coats is my husbands niece Laura. She has been working hard going back to school and getting her PA degree. She wants to be a Physicians Assistant. She had a rough young life but she has a good brain. She stopped partying and got serious in her studies. We have been watching her grow into an adult. She is the oldest of 4 and has to set the bar high. We are proud of her putting her brain and talents to get her degree. This is what she wants to do and she is doing it. I am sure after clinicals this groups will get smaller. But Laura is going to make it and that is what life is about. Getting to do what you love and the journey there. I am happy to see it unfold.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.