Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Boring wife, happy life

We really haven't done much of late that is really newsworthy.  Not that it was before I left my job, either, but now we are reallllllllly boring.  And I am okay with that.

We've been picking and blanching tomatoes like crazy, pulling weeds and watching the grasshoppers absolutely demolish all our beautiful flowers.  And watching dad ship cattle.  We try to always watch dad ship.  (I made the mistake of keeping Kenyon inside once so I could take a shower and I never heard the end of it for the rest of the day.  Kenyon was most certainly NOT happy with his mother.  We re-prioritized, and now Mom skips showers when forced to choose.)

I know that I am always posting pictures of Kenyon, but here are a few to prove that we really do have cattle and I'm not just bluffing when I say we went out to watch the men ship or sort.  

Monday, July 28, 2014

What a difference a year makes

Last year on this day in history, I was trying (unsuccessfully) to have a baby.  I was having severe contractions, walking up and down the gravel road, breathing heavily and praying hard.

So far this morning Kenyon and I have worked in the wood shop and walked a little bit down the gravel road and worked on getting a sticky trap off his hands.

Yes, you read that correctly.  Sticky trap.  On my kid's hands.  He was alternating between laughing and crying and I was just praying hard.

In some ways our life has totally changed during the course of this past year.  In some ways it has never changed at all.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

County Fair Time

Tonight is the beginning of our county fair.  I love this time of year.  Grandma Curry perfectly captured the essence of the county fair with her lovely little recap.....

"I remember all those years of getting ready and going to the fair.  I hated my husband, Stanley, and he hated me.  I hated our kids and the kids hated me.  Stanley hated the kids and the kids hated Stanley.  We were hot, tired, sleep deprived.  We stayed up all night to finish projects.  Mom and Dad were the most stupid people on earth and couldn't help with projects because they obviously didn't know anything.  Stanley and I threatened each other with divorce nonstop.  By the time fair ended and Monday night rolled around we were all so exhausted but we couldn't wait for next year!"

There you have it folks.  Fair: A special kind of crazy.

Monday, July 21, 2014

ToeMayToe, ToeMahToe

Every night this week I have been dutifully reading my book on canning while I lay in bed.  We are starting to have tomatoes running out our ears and I want to be prepared.

Also, meal planning and prep has been fairly easy this past week.  Every.  Single.  Meal.  Bacon and tomato sandwiches.  If your hog goes missing this week, it is either because it went to the county fair or because we were running low on bacon at our house.  Yummy in the tummy.  Beer and bacon, folks.  Proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.  Benjamin Franklin forgot the bacon part in his quote.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tardy post

Sorry, y'all. We've been a bit too busy to post much lately. Shipping, swathing, swimming, reading and sleeping. It's a rough life for this kid.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Morning shipping

I wish every kid got to watch their dad at work like Kenyon can. On the job training is the best!