Monday, February 28, 2011

Finally and a real eye opener

Well, I finally got my wish. Snow!! Yes, that most beautiful, wonderful, peaceful white stuff. Needless to say I was thrilled.

It wasn't a lot of snow. But any snow is fine with me.

What is it about snow that is just so peaceful. Just love it.

Grace is one month old. Can you believe a month has passed! Wow! Seriously, where does time go!

With getting closer to the big 50 age, I decided yesterday to contact my one sister who lives close by and extend the olive branch. I sent her a text. We haven't spoken in two years because of mother. Haven't heard back from her, so we will see.

A few weeks back I got poison oak again. Ugh! This time I decided to try a different remedy to get rid of it. The thought of using Clearasil ( acne med) came to mind. So went and bought some and guess what? It worked like a charm! It was dried up in no time.

Going to get hay this morning and I am determined to load those bales by myself. I refuse to admit defeat due to getting older. I'll let you know if I have to eat crow on this one or not. :)

Left to get hay. Nope, didn't have to eat crow!! Ha Ha!!!!! I win!

And while I was on the way to the feed store my sister who I texted yesterday, well, she texted back. Looks like we are okay again.

In all these years that have gone by I never truly understood what a real community was all about. You know the one where everyone in the area helps one another. Since living here, even in the short time we have been here, the people of this area area amazing. They accepted us with open arms. The gal at the feed store told me if I needed to charge hay or anything else, that is was no problem. Neighbors are beginning to wave when they see us on the road or just outside. I have been so used to being one of those people, like so many, that you leave me alone and I'll leave you alone. Yup, a real eye opener for me. Have to say it is really very nice. 

Okay, time to get outside and get some chores done. 

Hugs to you all. 

Yup, as usual am going to have to catch up with you all. 

Until next time....................


  1. Hurray for you! You loaded that hay!

    Your snow is pretty, looks like a Christmas card!

    Yes, it is nice to know your neighbors!

    Glad the hatchet is buried between you and your sister, sometimes something like that is very hard to do!

  2. Good to hear about you and your Oregon sister! Things will work out. And you got your snow! Turning 50 isn't so is a state of mind and I think you will be beating the hay fight for a long time! Love to you from your Texas sister!

  3. I'm glad that you contacted your sister. I'm glad that it looks like both you and she want to reconcile.

    Grace remains as beautiful as ever.

    So you have your snow, and you have discovered what the word neighbor really means. Isn't that great. I'm looking forward to your stories of belong to this community as you settle in more and more.

  4. I agree with you about the snow and I got some too, must have been the same storm. Grace is so cute and this month has gone by so quickly. Finally, I am so happy for you that you have landed in such a wonderful community.--Inger

  5. The snow is beautiful, and so is Grace. Happy 1 month birthday!

  6. Grace is so adorable! Your snow pictures are beautiful. This is just the most positive and happy post I've read in a while. I'm so glad things are going well for you.

  7. Your little Grace is gorgeous. She will sure love your farm!!

  8. Yay, Cindy!!! You finally got your snow! H. and I were thinking good thoughts for you and snow the other night on Facebook - it totally worked, didn't it?! :-) :-)
    So happy you're in such a welcoming community. Baby Grace is growing so quickly!

  9. Hello,

    I just found you and laughed at your previous post. I'm 61 and have the same determination about getting things done myself. Although there are some things that are really getting quite difficult and I will now admit to aging. Sad but true.

    I like your profile; fits me to a "T"!

  10. I'm a big believer that you get what you give. By extending your text to your sister, you have opened the door. And your community around you can see how friendly you are and they will all want to know you better come warmer weather.

    And if you wanted snow, why didn't you ask. We've had record amounts this year. I'm sure we could have spared a little.

  11. Ya want some snow...shovel included...just teasing...oh yeah a pulled back...sorry. My love of snow is frayed right back to Grace...lovely one month and so healthy..what a charmer!!!!!

  12. I'm so glad that someone else appreciates the beauty of a snowfall, sometimes I feel I am alone, lol!
    And you are definitely not too old at 50, lol!
    I know a woman who is 84 years old, for the last 40 years she has had several horses, and all day long, starting early in the morning, she is out there taking care of them, lifting hay, and all that other fun stuff.

    Community is so important, especially now. I'm glad that you are part of a wonderful caring group of people. I think the whole world needs to get back to helping and caring about each other
    I'm so glad you could do it

  13. Your snow pictures are beautiful and peaceful!

    Glad you beat the hay. Ha! Good for you.

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