Monday, April 23, 2012

monday confessions

I'm not a big fan of PBJ's. Nope not at all. I'll eat them, but I'd rather not.

I have days I'd rather stay in the house and not go out and do the chores. Like today...

If you look really closely you can see that it is POURING outside today. I zoomed it in.This is part of my driveway. It's a little pool. My kiddos wanna go swimming in the driveway! We do need this rain, really badly, it's so dry here. I can't wait to see how the rain and then the heat later in the week will improve the grass and the tree buds!!! They will surely come out!!!!

This is what happens when I collect the eggs and don't have the basket. It's one of the kiddos jobs, but they "forgot". In the shirt they go. At least they were fairly clean.

 I don't always remember to make laundry soap in time and it has to sit for 24 hours before you use it, and the monster of laundry gets bigger. Then you miss out on perfect, free solar power to dry your clothes and have to use the dryer, because it's raining. Ugh. I've been making my own laundry soap for probably a year now. Most people who know me don't know that. I'm not one for sharing, unless it's on this blog, and even then it's thought over and rewritten to share only what I want. Kinda like pictures. I love the edit button. Which I need to download on this computer to do a better job of editing my pics!! Some things are better left unsaid!! Besides who wants to see all my dirty dishes?!!

I've been asked how do you DO all that you do? I smile, and think to myself, I don't know. It's my life, I just live my life.
Not many people that I know do what I do, and that's fine. Each to their own. Maybe that's why I get asked. Maybe it seems like a lot to them, and to me it's just another day in the life of me. It didn't happen overnight. Thankfully! I guess you could say I'm determined. I love a challenge. Farming has it's share of challenges;-) Working with my kiddos and husband present problems of there own, but we do it together and learn. It's us. The dance of life and farm life together. I just take it one day at a time, and with the grace of the Lord I get done what I can!

Well that's enough sharing for one rainy Monday! Have a good one!!


  1. I'm glad you got some much needed rain, even if it put a damper on chores. I'm forever forgetting the basket and gathering eggs in my shirt! LOL!!

  2. Good Morning!!

    Just found your lovely blog, and I'm now following you.

    Looks like a lot of rain.. but I can understand how come the kids want to go swimming :)

    There were many, many times that I too carried eggs in my shirt, or my apron. Ya gotta 'make do' sometimes.

    I used to make our own laundry detergent too... it didn't work so well here. Our water is too hard. Too full of minerals. I do miss the ease of making my own though.

    Looking forward to reading your posts. Have a great day!!