This little moth dropped off my tablet this morning, when I pulled it out of my bag. As you can see from the photos, the poor thing suffered some horrific damage to its wings, and couldnt fly. There’s also something going on at the right “shoulder”, which looks pretty substantial. I felt bad for the little thing, but what can you do?
Doing some research, I discovered that it’s a White Satin Moth (Leucoma salicis), which is not native to this continent, but was introduced in the 1920s, from Europe.
Eventually, I took it outdoors and set it on the ground, letting nature take its course. Because there are crumbs on the ground and tables, birds frequent the area. I dont imagine the creature lasted very long, but that’s how nature works.
I generally try to be prepared for most things that might pop up in an average day. I have an umbrella in the Stew Wagon, along with a small tool bag. There’s a a tiny emergency kit in my leather bag, a sketch pad and pencils, pen and a spiral notebook. What I didnt have last week, though, was a business card.
This girl was at my local Panera Bread store, and let me take a photo. What I wanted to do, though, was to see if she’d be interested in doing an interview for the YouTube channel. I think she’d have been a very interesting person to talk with, and I’m positive she has a story to tell.
Another lesson was that I need to get a Day Planner of some sort. I’ve started doing some Mystery Shopping for different agencies (video on this later), and yesterday almost killed me. The truth is, I didnt even get all my assignments done, and had to ask for an extension. This happened because I wasnt paying close enough attention to what i was scheduling, and how much driving I’d have to do. Some kind of planner is definitely on the shopping list, to help me stay organized.
Every day holds something new. Yes? When we arent looking, life suddenly throws something at us and we have to learn to deal with it. That’s how we grow.
See you soon, and dont forget to check me on Facebook, and subscribe on YouTube. You’ll be doing me a big favor.