Enthusiasm in the New Year

This day last year, I was feverishly preparing to launch my new blog. I was so excited about it. For awhile there, I wrote every day without fail.

Even though I have allowed too much time to pass between entries, I do still love it. And I do intend to keep it up. AND furthermore, I promise to share all the grand adventures of living out in the country, raising chickens and vegetables, once we get moved. I guarantee some horror stories that will involve rats or spiders or frogs. If isn’t going to go well for me, but I still think I will love it.

I spent an hour or so on Saturday perusing thrift stores in Brandon while waiting for my boys to be done at a birthday party. I have come to love thrift stores because it is like searching for buried treasure. I often find neat things at ridiculously low prices when I went in looking for something else entirely. In fact, Beloved is wearing some blingy sketchers to school today because we found just her size, in like new condition, for $4. I don’t spend $30something on sketchers, but I will spend $4. And she couldn’t be happier. When I arrived back in the parking lot of the jump center where my boys were, I had to rearrange my area rug and night stand purchase. I either needed to repack the car or strap the boys to the top. I chose to repack. I pulled the night stand out and set it in the parking lot behind my van. Then, I got into the trunk, with as many body parts hanging out of the van as there were inside it. And I rearranged and got the third seat operational again. As I was finishing, a friend walked up. We’ll call her Flecky Bilt.

“For a second there, I actually wondered who the crazy lady was unloading furniture in the parking lot…”

As she said this, another friend, Baron Wetty, walked up and said, “oh, I knew EXACTLY who it was…”

I begged her pardon.

In other news, the best thing I’ve read lately, besides my Bible, is this blog entry. They are all good, but this one hit me in the right spot on the right day. Go read!

Living with Enthusiasm

3 thoughts on “Enthusiasm in the New Year

  1. Great to hear from you on your blog. Look forward to all the adventures to come with country living. Loved the blog you recommended. May we live this day with zeal and passion for Christ. Just what I needed at the moment.

  2. May I make a suggestion – get ducks instead of chickens. They have much better temperaments to start with and even if they get upset, they don’t have a sharp beak or claws so their pecks don’t hurt if you startle them. We just acquired 6 baby ducklings through Metzer Farms in the mail a week and a half ago and they’re solely for laying (we might get quail for meat since we have all girl ducks but little desire to keep creepy/mean/cannibalistic chickens) and they’re not on super high on the cute factor (great with kids!) but they smell much less than what I have smelled of chickens.

    Also, I’d love to donate some seeds to the Snapp Family Farm Initiative when that gets going since I’ve developed an insane seed collection from my near obsession with gardening as of late. It’s also gotten us a fig tree, 3 grape vines (one won’t ship until March), strawberry plants (27 of them), raspberry bushes, a blueberry bush, blackberry bushes, an apricot tree, a hazelnut tree, and some other stuff that I’m sure is on its way that I’ve forgotten. And all that on a rental property. Someday somewhere we’ll have a full fledged farm with goats and sheep and geese and…stuff…

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