Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Well here we are Christmas eve. I've got the crud, the yucky stuff, cough, yucky nose ect....but as they say the show must go on. The Christmas party at school was awesome as always. We had a thunderstorm that morning, lost power for about an hour. Our kids were so excited. The day before I got to school early and was able to go into the sanctuary by myself....I turned on the tree....the church was silent. It was truly what I needed just a few moments of peace before all the hoopla started. A special moment to help keep me through the next few days. It worked.

Iam not ready....are we ever...?  I Finnished my daughters gift last night... She was home over the weekend. It was so nice to see her if only for a little while. We are trying to put our old VHS movies onto CDs . We watched a few of them we cried together her first few christmases ...oh I love those videos it has been so long I had forgotten what was on them, it was so perfect to have her here by herself to watch a few. It was the best gift ever.

Merry Christmas to you yes I believe it is different this year we love our children so more words . Enjoy your families.

Saturday, December 15, 2012


Yesterday, we went to Ikea, we had so much fun doing a little shopping, then we were going to go downtown cincy maybe target? But Ikea won out. It was a nice sunny day......while inside watching on of their tvs Will said "looks like there's been another school shooting". Uhhhhh. We finished our shopping . We went out loaded our car, then on the way out of the parking lot, we noticed the huge flags in front of the store were at half mass? What????? Then we turned on the  elementary school....where.......CT.......20 can this be......

I had a very bad headache will made soup we watched the news........sleep was hard to find.
This morning I made my coffee, fed the birds, I am a teacher, my daughter is learning to be a teacher and works with young children. My best friend is a youth librarian almost all of my friends are some type of  educator....... This is too much for me for our children for all of us. Its this how our youth are acting out now? I hate this culture of violence.....I often say I live in my own little world. I don't see violence if it's on a movie or tv I close my eyes I try to avoid it at all cost....... I don't even want it somewhere in my brain.....I wish we could shield our children from it... Oh be careful little eyes what you see for the father up above is looking down with love oh be careful little eyes what you see. A verse from a song we sing at preschool. I am so mad we all should be outraged. I watched Pearse Morgan last night I agree with everything he said......... I will find some tiny bit of peace this morning just watching the birds.........because the real world has gone mad.

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Well here it is December 9, I have my christmas cards now I only have to get them addressed and in the mail. I've gotten all the candles in the windows.And the lights are up around the top of the barns roof line. Well almost we are waiting for a young man to come and hang them at the peak. Oo ooh how I wish I could just climb up that ladder myself. Eeeeeek to scared. Of heights that is. Well it is along way up there.

It's been raining here for a few days. But the creeks not running yet. There is water but still not what it should be. My heart goes out to those who have suffered through drought much worse then ours. I still havnt started feeding hay to the horses yet. I'm going to start them on a little grain soon then hay. The pasture is not the greatest..... But they are still managing and are still on the plumb side where I want them to be going into winter.

Hoping today to get the sky lanterns ordered for the party on the 21! Yep decided to have a little winter party with a bonfire and release the sky lanterns for winter solstice. Inviting all of the preschoolers, and farm camp families. As well as friends. We will see.

Trying to keep it VERY simple this year. Was hoping to get the farmstays kitchen floor done this week end, well ok started this weekend. Well ok thinking about starting it. I need to get it done so I can get the large china cupboard out of the garage so I can get the vw in before the snow flies. We will see.

Well it does appear that my ADD is kicking in at this point so I better get moving.....on going to Ikea! Mmmmmmm we will see.

Enjoy your week end where ever you are!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Kitchen window!

The above is a sunset picture out of my kitchen window. I read a long time ago, somewhere that the kitchen window of old farm houses would face the largest field of the farm. This old farm house that I have the privilege to call home was once part of a 400 acre working farm.  And yes the kitchen window over the sink still looks out over a very large field. I have often wondered who and what she thought looking out over these fields. Preparing dinners for her husband being able to see him working the fields. During threshing times how that must have been preparing meals for all of those hungry men.

My closest neighbors house sits almost directly opposite of my house. The houses are almost mirror images of each other. Her kitchen window faces the opposite direction of mine. And yep it faces the largest field on their farm .At one point in time there was a road that traveled between the two houses. Now it's just us back here at the end of a dead end road. There are a lot of tale tell signs here at the farm of days gone by some from many many many years ago hundred years ago.....and some of just last year or ten years ago when my daughter who is 21 was living here. Growth marks on the barn door, used horse shoes piled neatly in a stack that were never put back on her horse.....bulbs planted some I've planted some thoses before me. Sometimes I look right over these things sometimes they catch my I and I remember or wonder? Well it was a beautiful  sunset this evening.