Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Just Trying To Keep Up

Its been a strange couple of weeks.  I was talking to my beautiful friend recently one night on the phone, and we got into a conversation about how your life can change from day to day. Unexpected blessings. Sick parents. News that makes your heart break or jump for joy. Life is an amazing ride.

Whats new with us?? Well, not much. We keep pretty busy right now.  Did I mention its cold? Blah. I'm counting the days until spring, and am trying to decide if I even want to try to put in a vegetable garden this year, and just do some containers and take a year off. Yet, the thought of not doing one almost makes me sad. I don't know. Maybe I'll get more energy come spring.

My mom recently bought and surprised me with some Paper White bulbs, so I planted them indoors. Its been fun to watch them sprout and bloom. Like a little bit of springtime in the dead of winter!!

We've been concreting vacation plans for this summer. Tristen and I demanded we gets some beach time in. Its so much fun to plan for a vacation...kind of like getting a Christmas present in the middle of summer and having to look at it every day.

Our family, with the exception of Jacob, has been sick since the middle of December. While we all feel mostly well again, some of us are still blowing our noses, and coughing.   Lots of snot and coughing going on with my daycare kids, and my hands have started cracking and bleeding from washing them so much.

A week and a half ago, Tristen was bitten by a neighborhood dog. After I realized he was ok, I got mad. I'm holding hope that this problem will be taken care of.

The boys beef projects  are growing. We only recently moved Remi over with Jacob's steer so she's falling apart a little bit right now, but she's eating and always excited to see us pull up. She is the goofiest creature I have ever seen.
 I recently went with the boys one evening while it was wet and damp, and we all laughed at Brock's hair do.  He's a Hereford and his red hair was curled in the loveliest of curls. They've also started talking about fair projects, and their mom has made several "suggestions" on things she would be THRILLED to see someone make in woodworking for her.  So far, I've been met with "the look".

And I'll close this with a quote I found yesterday and loved. Have a wonderful day!!

"What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise."  ~Oscar Wilde


Melanie said...

Love your photo of the calf!! We have been talking about talks this week. .and Saturday I found an antique toaster (and I already have a silver bowl from our wedding that has NEVER seen the light of day) and Grant will (hopefully) make a lamp out of them like one I spyed on Pinterest (evil place!!) Over the weekend I ordered some self watering veggie planters I found in a magazine while Grant was in surgery. .needless to say. .my in-ground garden will not be this year. .I also googled (and pinned) for some plans to make your own. .there are lots of ideas. .check it out, I will plan (hopefully again) to make some more planters this spring. .maybe we can get together and work on them! Enjoy your day!

Sara said...

Check this out....http://youtu.be/XQan9L3yXjc

It goes right along with that quote. This is one of my all time favorite songs and I don't think I EVER listen to it without tearing up!!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Love that you're counting down to spring! Enjoy those paper whites. Nice to have some blooms in the winter.