As promised, it's June 1st and I'm back. Most of the past month has been spent sitting at my computer way more stressed out than I believe God meant for us to be. I can reflect back on the prayer I prayed as I began two jobs last August. I prayed that The Lord would get me through my committments for the coming year and that he would gently make it obvious if one needed to go. Thankfully, things were going along just fine until a little over a month ago when He made it obvious that this arrangement was not going to work out for the long term. I am greatful that the only one to whom He made it obvious appeared to be me as both companies seemed very pleased with my work. I, however, was not as pleased and officially resigned from one of the jobs over the past month. I've missed keeping up with this blog and it's become increasingly obvious over the last few days that I need this outlet.
Despite my being cooped up in our home office staring at a computer screen, lots of things have been going on here with little of my involvement. More figs, raspberries (thanks to a friend), and kiwis have been planted. We have had tiny harvests of blackberries, raspberries, and huckleberries. Wild grapes have been transplanted in place of a some of the grapes that we planted earlier that didn't make it. The garden we were in the process of moving, has been moved and planted with tomatos.In the old garden the peas and lettuce have been pulled up. New chicks have arrived and are happily living on our back porch. The chicks that were living on the back porch are now living in chicken tractors in our back yard. I did have time to alter a recipe for chocolate chip cookies and got up the nerve to make my first loaf of gluten free bread.
Today, I was out in the garden weeding and planting corn. It has never felt so good to have my hands dirty. It's amazing how much better I feel after stepping outside for just a few hours.
I hope to be posting daily again now that I should have more time. I appreciated those who let me know that the break was okay. I know a lot of women are in this alone while their husbands are at work but I am truly following the lead of my husband. Since he does so much work around here, it gives me a lot of time to write.
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