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Are you actually there?

In Musings on September 29, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Or have I just checked my blog so much that it looks like I have a zillion hits?

I figured out where all my widgets went! I had been wondering, since my new theme doesn’t have a sidebar.  Enter Mr. Footer! HA! So that’s where they went. Mystery solved!

Best music mix on Pandora ever?  Celtic and Bluegrass! 😀  speaking of Pandora. I logged on today and found 2 new stations on my account! What?! Both in spanish? You gotta be kidding me! It was weird.

The subject of Stay at Home Daughters has been on my mind a lot recently.  It seems like, at least in my circle,  girls graduate school, then do nothing. They stay home and play house.  Which is fine.  But.  It has grown to a pandemic!  It seems that there is no middle ground! Either, “play house” in your parents while you wait for your own, or, the conventional route of moving out, going to college to figure out what you want to do with your life, and  starting a career.  One end or the other.  But why? I have a proposition.  Let’s  use this time!  We don’t have to go to college, but let’s do SOMETHING!  Say you love to cook or bake. Work on expanding your knowledge on that!  Love playing with hair?  Go to beauty school and learn how to do it better!  Want to learn to play an instrument or improve your skills? Now is the time!   It may not be common, but you might not get married, so let’s have something to do with ourselves! Might I suggest becoming a Doula? 😉 Sorry, couldn’t help it.  Anyway.  We have the time to do extra stuff we won’t be able to do later when we have families of our own.    My point is, Carpe Diem.  Seize the day!  Don’t wish away your life!  You don’t have to do something big, just something!

Note: This was inspired by a resent 18th birthday party of a dear friend of mine, and the things shared by the mothers and other ladies there who have had a much longer life than me. Also, I really don’t mean to step on any toes, I’m not saying SAHDing is wrong, just that we need to add something to it. 🙂

Carp A De M 😉

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Favorite month?

In Farm and Family on September 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Holo!

I think I may have decided september is my favorite month. At least this year it has been!  We’ve had days like Summer and Fall, even some with a Spring like breeze! There are the new fall flowers blooming and the trees aren’t loosing their leaves yet  (Spring like) and some really hot days (like Summer).

Then the wonderful Autumn days, growing more and more often.  I really love these!  Hoodies, denim jackets, boots, cool evenings and cold nights. Ok, so that is mostly clothes related, but honestly! Fall clothes and colors are some of the best!  People are forced to wear more clothes too ;).  Did I mention the food? Ah! Meg made an apple pie the other day! Oh, it was SO good! It had been so long! Hot chocolate, cider (Sometimes, I prefer cocoa),Choc-oat chip cookies, brownies, and pumpkin breads and pies and things. Not that we don’t, of course, have them other times of the year, but they seem so much better in cold weather!  Thanksgiving is soon too! Ah! I just love Fall!

*It reminds me of when I was little in Kentucky.  We lived in a town called Rosewood. It was so small it didn’t even have a post office or anything, just a sign and some churches.  It took us about half an hour to get to a gas station, and a little longer to get to Walmart.  Our church was at least an hour away, I think it was more.

This was probably my favorite place we lived.  Our house was next to a church that had a huge cemetery out behind it.  We had a huge yard, with a picnic table, a porch type swing, a bunch of trees, and a big empty space perfect for playing games.  We had irises all over the place, a few tulips, and roses and ivy climbing up the house.  And that was just the front yard!  The back had a shed, that of course, turned into a play, and later cat house.  There wasn’t much “yard” to the “backyard”, but it was perfect for pretending the shed was a house (it had electricity too).  On the side of the house we had a huge driveway that curved around the house and had a loop, much the shape of a race track draped over a hill, just right for bike riding.  On the other side of the driveway there was, what we called”the warehouse”, a huge building that had been used to store RV’s and/or boats before we moved in, and had an intriguing little fenced in backyard (compleat with barbed wire around the top).  The warehouse was full of junk, but still had room for bike riding and roller skating.  We had a swing set at the top of the hill between the driveway and the woods behind  our house.  The woods were a favorite play place of ours and I knew all the trails (Some made by 4-wheelers).

But our favorite place (at least for a while) was the crab apple tree.  We climbed all over that poor little tree.  For a time, we even had an elevator set up in it. Of course, 4  year old Claire was the only one who could be hoisted up in it, as it was only a milk crate and a rope, so could not hold much more than tiny Claire.  One day we were playing in our tree, when Mom looked out to see us pulling little Claire up the tree.  At this time there was rebar stuck in the bank of the ditch just below the tree.  She fussed at us and told us that it wasn’t safe to do that!  So what did we do? Put on bike helmets!  They obviously protected you from anything, and we wanted to keep playing!

*This is all true as far I remember, but you must allow, I was only 10 at the time.

Times up, for now!

4-H

In Camp, Farm and Family, Short on September 26, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Hey everyone!

It seems we will be starting 4-H next month.  I’m not sure what projects I want to do.  They don’t have debate, but they have public speaking, Mom and Dad said I should do that.  I’m thinking camping, crocheting and scrapbooking would be fun. 

Mama is taking Papaw back to IL this week.  I think Meg and Hannah are going with her, and Claire wants to.    There is a kids rodeo here in town on Saturday, so Adam wanted to stay home.  I have Bible quiz practice Friday, so I have to stay back.

Like the new theme? My time is about up.

Have fun! 🙂

Long Time, No See!

In Actions in Activities, Pictures on September 19, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Ho ho ho!

Lol.

I’m not really sure what I had planned to post about… I completely forgot…  Maybe the fist quiz?  Yes, I think that was it!

Saturday was the first quiz of the season.  Actually it was the first EVER September quiz! Woooooooow!  We have moved the quiz season one month earlier, so as to have more time for those who go to Nationals to get ready (I think…) Anyway, it went very well!  Claire and I are on the same team, Seekers of His Kingdom.  We did pretty well, 10th place out of 15.  I got 55th out of 95 quizzers, and Claire was 85th! 😀  Both very good places (at least by my standards)

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Whiskers had kittens again! Ugh! At least it was only three this time, and one of them died (not that we wanted him to! don’t dare take it that way!).  We have decided to get rid of five of the cats though.  We can really only fix three of them, and we figured out a solution to a problem we have had.  We really like having baby kittens, because they are so soft and cuddly and warm and nice to carry around with you.  But they grow up and have more, and we sure don’t need that!  Mom has “finally” warmed up to the idea of having rodents as pets, because they are also all those things, but don’t get any bigger, and we aren’t going to get more than one of any given kind we end up with.  I think we have talked about guinea pigs, hamsters and chinchillas.  I vote chinchilla, but my vote doesn’t really count much, as I get to keep both my cats (Whiskers adopted me and I picked Pidge  out of her first litter).  I think it would do more than a guinea pig, but I really don’t know anything about any of them. 🙂

Ok…… well…… Now what…OH! I remember!  A couple of things actually!

Meg is starting a Dog sitting business! 🙂

I’m trying to get a job Taco Bell.

Ok, not sure what to say now…

Ok, well, bye 🙂 I’ll try to post again soon! 🙂

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