I am currently 10 days in to a 30 day blog challenge.  I was sitting here trying to think about all of the ideas I have had for the last couple of days.  I generally jot them down in a little notebook that I carry with me, but that is all the way across the room, and here I am, comfortable on my couch, with my Gizmo snuggled next to me.  I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think of something clever or deep to say.  But what I keep thinking about is squirrels. 


In Hawaii, we didn’t have squirrels.  I guess some people don’t like them because they move into your attic and set up towns and hold circuses and probably bring food in and poop all over the place.  Then you have to live trap them and bring them to a park across town.  But, for me, I missed squirrels.  I think they are too cute.  They are super smart, have fluffy tails and have adorable little hands that they use to pull apart nuts and eat the insides.  What’s not to love?

Recently I went to Walmart and got one of these cone spiral corn feeder things.  We are waiting for the rain to go away so we can put it on the tree outside of Nathan’s office.  He is a little concerned that it is going to start Squirrel War 3, since he’s already witnessed a pretty badass fight between two of our little friends, but I have faith that with enough food they will be ok.

Squirrel Feeder

We also got a squirrel house that is supposed to challenge them a little because they have to figure out that they have to lift up the lid.  I’m hoping I have very clever little squirrels so eventually I can come up with an obstacle course for them to complete in order to reach the squirrel food.  Enjoy this video that a friend shared with me recently of a squirrel in an obstacle course:

Author: Mary Preston, LMFT

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Life Coach. Through dealing with my own anxiety and attention difficulties over the years I have discovered many useful practices and tools to help regain focus, shift my attention to what’s important and to stay organized enough to get the life that I want. In my practice I work primarily with women and children with Anxiety, ADHD and Depression and I share what I’ve learned to get them back on track to living a full, purpose filled life.

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