Company is here and we have big plans for the day.
First comes breakfast.... Pecan pancakes with bacon.
Clean up and out the door we go... to cut wood in the woods.
From 11am to 5pm three of us cut wood... fun..fun..fun!
We kicked butt and took names! *smile*
Dragging that butt home to shower and start fixing supper.
Hot shower renews the body and mind.
Sooo..what's for supper....
One 2pd Chuck roast with onions, gr.peppers, cabbage, carrots, potatoes cooked slowly in oven. Corn and green beans simmering. One pecan pie cooling. Dinner rolls and ice tea.
Come and get it!
Lord have mercy... tummy full, crossed eyed with sleepiness, time to call it a day.
Good night, sleep tight... yawns..............................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Missing in action... keyword...Action.
With Spring here at last, my to do list has..is growing bigger.
Just like the seeds inside the house here...
Besides all the adapting, adjusting to a new life, a new love even a new style of living....
Lordy be.. I am still in awe.
It still doesn't seem real!
Like I am on vacation, an adventure or walking around in a dream.
Now I find myself...content, carrying a peace of mind. Which is a first for me.
I am not saying everything unfolding in my new life, with my new love is all hunky-dory.
It's my attitude, happiness that can contend with any complications.
So, my explanation for not being around more is I am so busy with all the growth in me and my surrounds, time flies by............
While the Winter exists
Warmth of Spring is arriving
I draw within, with focus.
Preparing the surroundings
With rake in hand
My thoughts, feelings of anew
Brings a quiet, calm spirit.
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It was a long cold winter that was filled with memories. Not all our winter days were hunkydory. But there are a handful of moments that will stay with me/us for days/years to come.
As my man and I begin to share and care for one another, there were learning and loving days that will linger in my mind and heart.
One day while we were snowed in feeling bored and restless, we decided to just stay in bed. I grabbed some comic books and a pack of assorted crackers. ;-)
It was going to be a day neither one of us had ever had.
We cuddled up, talked on a level we both enjoyed with laughter and love. Which lead to a day of love making and friendship that opened a door for us both. We blended, and spent time with each other like we never have done. Funny how one day can make so much difference.
The bond that was sealed that day will always remain with us. sigh... Life is good!
For 16 days...but who is counting, since I traveled off this snowy mountain top.
Good and bad can happen when so idle, bored... snowed in and no place to go.
Not even a good hike through the woods. I tried a few times to go for a wintery hike...lordy be, it exhausted me. I waded a foot of snow, and trying to travel up a mountain side... at my age. Yup, it got thebest of me.
We have tried twice to get out to town but.. no such luck. My man walked out with a wheel-barrow in hand. He went to a neighbor's to ask for a ride to a small town to get some supplies. Only his feet and a two-wheel wheel-barrow could travel our driveway. It did not come easy for him, I was very proud of his strength and will-power.
But.... giggles with an evil grin... When the first snow storm was coming, I voiced that we needed to drive a car to the cemetery, which is on a paved road.... He saw no need, yup.. he has changed his tune. Am I bragging... yes. *smile* We are living and learning together.
Many things we are learning by being so close, shut-in! ;-) If a person doesn't mind or I should say... Allow themselves to learn and change.. it's all good, hardtimes sometimes.
What once served a person doesn't mean it serves you well in a changing life. ...A different life.
So, we tried to get out again this morning, a lot of snow has melted but it still is slippery...water on snow and ice is a B.....! We traveled about a quarter of a mile, and our first upgrade.. stopped us, half way up.
So... at the moment, I am all dressed up and no place to go... but crazy! LOL.... nope... all is well.
This fall I found the beginning of a tree.
Just barely peeping out the shell.
An unearth dirty lonely acorn.
I brought it to the house.
Then gathered dirt, filled a cup and reburied it.
Today it has four leaves.
Hmmnn what a blessing to see.
Enjoyed the snow yesterday. We built a snowman... scary looking but... *smile*
Not a thing to say.... getting depressed... bored to death... and tired of the cold.
Yup... I am complaining. sigh....
What's a gal to do? Snowed in. No phone. Four vehicle, stuck in place.
I want a 4-wheeler or a 4 wheel-drive truck.
Strike..the word "want" ... instead ... Need!
I say I am Me.
So why is it so hard to be free?
Is the need for being excepted so great,
It would determine my own fate?
I get tired of the ramblings in my head.
I pray someday soon I can speak out, and it will be said.
I have this special place I go to, to see many types of birds, plus squirrels and chipmunks.
All in one glace of the eye.
In my back yard is a gathering of Pines and Hollys.
In those trees are feeders and my man spreads seed all about beneath the pines.
Let's see . . . . There is the famous Pileated woodpeckers, the beautiful black and white Downys and of course... Red-Headed woodpecker. They love peanut butter!
The Nuthatchers bouncing around, up and down and Titmouses are so active, and always hungry.
Then there are so many different kinds of Finches and Sparrows. At times, the ground is coated with them. When one flys in fear, all fly away. Same with when they return to the feed..here comes one and the trees empty upon the ground. too cool!
But the fearless Chickadees and Juncos never flitch.
There were 25 Morning Dove this morning filling their bellies.
The Flycatches, Towhees, Thrashers, Warblers, tiny Wrens even come to visit us...well the feeders that is.
With all the motion, activity about, my eyes are always fitted upon the bright colors that so stands out of the Cardinals and Bluejays.
The other day, a group of ..oh... over a dozen Robins came flying in. The whole lot of birds disappear. huh...
I love my birds but ..wait.. can't forget about the larger birds I have seen here...
There were a couple of Bald Eagles, American Eagles as well. The Red-tail Hawks...Buzzards ;-) and the old Crows.
Psssttt... there are Bears and Cats here in these mountains too!
sigh... I feel so Blesed, and I thank my God each day.
I remember when I first layed eyes on you.
I was in awe of your numbers and size.
I would stand outside your limits and felt like I stood in front of a great wall.
The sun light was all about, till it met up with you.
The sun light became beams, streaking inside you.
I decided to follow those beams of light one day.
That filtered through out the maze of trees.
Every step held a new sight and another tree.
I spent hours wondering about within.
Till I exited your realm.
I turned around and glazed at your boundery and wondered back in.
I was no longer in fear of you but felt right at home.
And I ain't dancing neither! ;-)
The Devil is here to collect.
I am reaping what I have sown.
It's time to pay the piper.
What a messed-up attitude I carry.
I will not run, I will face my troubles.
Like in the forest....
Saplings must fight to reach the Light,
through the older standing established trees.
Looking up and just reaching,
bending, twisting upwards.
The only hope for new growth is in the Light.
You've heard it repeatly . . . . Life is too short to waste.
So, huh... do you know what I think it means ....
Life isn't really too short.
Some days feel like they will never end.
I just waste a lot of time!
Wasting away as time passes me by.
Wondering why it went by so fast.
Wow... I guess I need to stop thinking so much and
Get my rear-end in gear!
7:30am, power company shuts the whole mountain and nearby town down. We have been having brown outs and they are going to do some major maintance till 11am. I, of course, am worried over my cats. God I need to get ahold of myself and stop worrying so...BUT... it is what it is. ;-/ Before I can wonder over to the cats, I need to fire up the wood stove in living to keep the place fairly warm. Finally got a fire started and stove is getting hot. I go out to my fur babies house with wool blankets in hand. by 9am. I sit down in a chair, it's cold, low 20s outside and freezing in the cat house. Thank God I bought fresh water.... One by one my babies crawl up and around as we all stay warm together. It was about 10 when I felt the sun start to warm up the day, and went outside to clean wood furnace while it was cooled down...cold. At 11am sharp, power is on and my babies heat is up and running again. And the wood furance is fired up just waiting for the blower to push the warmth through out the house. Relief!!
I go back inside and shower and get dressed for a work day. Yesterday my man and I spent a long while in the woods gathering wood. We pulled and loaded large log sections, trees down to the wood furnace, out behind the house. I am guessing at least over a cord of wood.
Anyways, today we begin to cut and stack, which means we need fuel to git-er-done!
I begin breakfast, late but we'll just eat later on tonight. After our tummies are fill, it's time for a hard work out. I get my long johns on, and la
I visited my fur children with warm watered down milk and can food. I sat with them for a spell, had a cig and cup of coffee. Time to clean myself up a bit and begin supper. As supper cooks, I need to water my plants through out the house. Supper right on time, 6, it's time to stuff the face. I ate too fast, worked up a hunger that needed fed quickly...;-) Clean up begins in kitchen, dishes washed. One more time to load furnace for the night. NOW it is time to chill out in front of the TV and EP.
Time 9:30pm. What a day!
Inside my head.
I can not move forward.
I try to logic out my behavior.
My mind and heart is one.
I can not get hurt again.
I am safe where I am.
I have been peeking into my mirror that sees deeply into me.
Sometimes it's just too ugly to continue looking and I turn away.
Other times when I get brave enough to, I will stand up straight and face the mirror with open arms, seeking the truth of this heart of mine.
I sigh... and learn from the image I see.
Is my thinking rational? Don't know .... Yet!
Do I have grounds in this so-called insight? .... Yes!
Now what? I watch, listen and gather more facts.
One thing leads to another till all is discoveried.
Most of my life I have this keen sense of intuition.
At times my insecurities cause me to over-react.
Majority of the time, I am right-on.
So, time will tell the rest of the story.
The moment of gratitude
makes a difference in
As I count my blessings, see, feel all the joy and wonder in my life,
I realize how very luck I am.
I look to the Heavens and I speak out loud ... how much I am grateful for.
I pray I never take one single thing for grated.
I am blessed with a great man, a lovely home that is surrounded with beauty and quietness. For my good health, my happy fur children, and the means to never feel the pressure of hunger, and bewilderment again.
It's been a long, hard journey for me....always has been TILL now! *smile*
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