Friday, April 11, 2008

Friday Night Chillin'

I am so glad this week is over. It has been both blessed and super, super busy.

Jessie got her cast on today - full length, hot pink. So far it's healing good. 4 weeks in this super long cast, and then 2 -3 weeks in a cast just up to her knee. She broke it good, but it should heal very well. I think we are finally over the worst of the pain - which I am so thankful for (now if she would just sleep through the night again, I would be a wonderfully ecstatic person - hehe).

Little Miss Hop Along

My seeds have sprouted. All but 7 on the first tray are growing strong.

Tyler has gotten to spend some quality time with Mom.

And after much soul searching and thinking, I don't think I'm going back to office work any time soon. I have several possibilities that have opened up in neighboring school districts and our school district, including substitute teaching, teacher's aid, paraprofessional (I think a fancy name for teacher's aid) and possibly a bus driver. I'm going in to talk to everyone next week - and will decide from there. I have come to realize I don't want an 8-5 Monday through Friday job again - it's just not me. I want to be out with my kids in the summer, working on the farm, growing a huge, kick butt garden and I can hardly do that in an office setting. As I told Todd this morning, I would rather go into a factory and work 3rd shift so I could be home during the day, than go back to a 8-5 job. Funny how I'm figuring out what I want to do at 36 years old!!!

The green around here is AMAZING. Seems like just a couple weeks ago, everything was brown and muddy, and now everywhere I look there's green grass, green hay, and still lots of MUD.

My rhododendron, which has millions of buds on it - I can't wait for it to bloom

Looking out over the horse pasture -

the square of dirt in the background is our little rented cornfield -

the grass next to it is our rented hayfield.

Although there is still a muddy mess in the cattle lot -

although the green behind them is their pasture -

here in another 3 weeks or so they will go out there.

Todd's been working a million hours this week - every night it has been 9 or 10 until he has gotten home, and he's been up and gone by 6:30 in the morning at the latest. And he will work tomorrow and miss Tyler's soccer game:( , but I will video tape all the important parts so he can see it.

And thank you so much to everyone who has left kind comments - I really appreciate each and every one of you. And for those lurkers out there - introduce yourself - it's really fun meeting people from all over, cheering them on and knowing they are cheering us on in our daily doings!!

I hope everyone has a blessed and wonderful weekend - I know I will!!



jacquie said...

Life is good!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

My nephew just got his cast taken off...his was from his fingers to his shoulder. At least your daughter's cast is pink. Its pretty cute, actually!

We are trying to find 10-15 acres here in Illinois so we can get back to a simpler way of life. We used to have 10 we ended up back in Chicago is a long story! We'll get back to the land. Love your blog. Thanks for reading mine!

Granny Lyn said...

boy can I sympathize with the job decisions. First and foremost, you are a wonderful Mom, and I know your heart will send you in the right direction.
Tell Jesse we are sending good thoughts, and wow, what a pretty princess cast!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad Jesse is doing better. And I hope you find wha you're looking for on the job front. SOmeimes shake ups are a good thing, huh? :)