I had a lot on my mind when Jim and I left to go north a week ago Friday. There were some decisions that I felt that I needed to make about things that I am doing and what better time to do the thinking than when your mind can be empty of “work stuff”?
|Beautiful morning visitors on the lake.|
At the cabin, there is no computer access and I have an old-fashioned cell phone. So, I went old school and wrote. Yep, I had a notebook and a pen and I wrote. What did I write? Well, I wrote about the cabin, of course! I loved the writing part of it! All these years it’s what I always wanted to be doing, but was always thinking I wasn’t good enough or I was waiting for the right time. I want to keep up the notebook and pen writing.
A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper. ~E.B. White
I love to write! It doesn’t matter if I’m no good. It matters that I enjoy it.
The decisions that I wanted to make had to do with some things in my life that I thought I should cut back on or give up entirely.
I cannot give them up.
They are things that I love too much to see leaving my life forever. What I need to do is set my priorities straight. That, my dear friends, is my next goal! 🙂 I will always be a work in progress.
|The chickens’ first gift to me!|
Guess what! My chickens started laying eggs!!! I have collected five beautiful, lovely brown eggs since Sunday! Jim set up a chicken cam too! Isn’t that the greatest? I can turn on tv and watch my chickens in their little house while they’re settling down for the night. I haven’t been watching much tv lately, but this is definitely must see tv! 🙂 I would share it with you all…if only I knew how. 😦
Oh, and I have to tell the story of how I discovered the eggs:
Jim and Jamie had been doing a fine job of taking care of the girls for me while I was not feeling well. For some reason, on Sunday, Jim was rather insistent that it was time for me to go take care of my chickens. He was really bugging me about it. So out I went, telling Jim that I was still sporting a fever of almost 101 on the way. I talked to the girls who came to
see if I had any good treats with me greet me and opened the door to the coop to start cleaning it.
And I discovered two eggs. Jim knew they were there and wanted me to be the one to find them (and he didn’t expect me to clean the coop). What a guy. This beats a dozen roses anytime!
Okay, so I’ve not been feeling well and every time I’m not feeling well I have very strange dreams. I’ve not been sleeping well either for over a week. Except for Saturday, I’ve just slept in bits and pieces, but apparently sometimes long enough to dream –
I’ve never been on a cruise…till last night. I had a dream that I was on a cruise ship all alone. Well, not quite all alone. There were also three pirates and I had to fight them off. I did too. I found that I could render them helpless by a good blow to the shins with a large branch that I had found.
Where would one find a large branch on a cruise ship? Why was I alone? And what kind of pirate is rendered helpless by a blow to the shins?
|This is a group picture of the girls from a couple of months ago. They were still just babes then.|
I realize that I’m rambling. I guess I have to find a better way to go about writing about random things in my simple happy life…