The Village

Besides my kids, I'm not genetically related to anyone in the state. That made me lonely for a long time...I wanted to raise my kids in a "village" by which I mean looked after and loved by many.. And by loved, I mean loved enough to be corrected when they aren't living up to their... Continue Reading →

My shameful secret

My husband said some pretty terrible things to me before he left this morning for work. Things like "Please do some laundry, no one has clean underwear" and "Will you wash some dishes, they are starting to smell" On my day off! Can you imagine? What a terrible way to talk to your spouse. My... Continue Reading →

Cow update

Going through the last couple days in reverse.... The cattle are ok. (Last post) They are past the waiting period the Veterinarians said to be in alert and all is well. The fence building/county and city worker stuff seems to have been worked out, so we shall see about that. It was the kids last... Continue Reading →

Farm Drama

I had an Ag Committee meeting at work tonight and didn't get out of it till 8:30. I called Lynn expecting him to be starting the bedtime process with the girls. Instead his terse voice came through "Can you come get the kids at this rented farm? We've got problems, the City left out bentonite... Continue Reading →

Friday the 13th

In the time it took to put on my pants this morning Claire painted her feet and hands with nail polish and drawn on her hands and arms with a magic marker. Lively that one. After work Lynn had Caroline so I took Claire to the grocery store. While at the store, we crossed paths... Continue Reading →

The Budweiser Truck

Driving the girls to "school" this morning, things were quiet and I was deep in thought, when Caroline suddenly screeched "Look!! YUM! My Favorite" After I recovered from the minor heart attack she gave me I asked her "What?" She pointed. Can you tell what it is? (Traffic was weird this morning, and the car... Continue Reading →

The whining tree

So - my Caroline has random freak-outs.Think if you are being held hostage, except instead of a gun the bad guy is screaming, kicking, growling and gnashing while making unreasonable demands..but you can't just "walk away from it"..and that's pretty much it. She can scream and fake cry for literally hours, until one of the... Continue Reading →

Horse Show Saturdays

I worked this morning at our county 4-H horse show. It was a smaller than usual crowd, but everyone was happy, efficient and worked hard. I enjoy watching the kids have good rides, reminds me if all the BAD show rides I had on my crazy mean horse growing up. Good times. (Word of wisdom:... Continue Reading →

I woke up this morning cuddled between two warm snuggling girls, who had quietly slunk into our room during the night. I love snuggles. It snuggles was a drug, I'd be an addict. Lynn dressed the rascals and fixed their lunches. The kids went to school with no complaints. We had a much needed evening... Continue Reading →

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