Monday, February 21, 2011

Disco Inferno

Part of managing....ahem..... a farm, means we keep the grounds 'tidy' (haha). We "lit up" the pile of pine tree tops that the ice claimed earlier in the winter.... That flame lashed higher than the old house that watched close by.....

A 'managed' burn is 'good' for the forrest....and the farm! My brave hubby loves to burn off the land. I would guess he burned 95% of the 56 acres we enjoy so much. During some of that 'burning' I drove ahead in the Mule while he poured the fire out on the ground..carefully 'dropping' the burn lines so that they would meet each other, and not get out of control. When he needed more fuel, he got it out of the back of the mule...I dutifully took pictures...lots of them.
Fire is so powerful. I was mesmerized by the flames and the behavior of the fire. I wondered who first connected the words "fire " and "passion".......why do we cheer "get---fired---up--".
there is no fire without fuel.....
then I wonder .....what does being "on fire for the Lord" look like in every day life?
It's time I stoke THAT fire!! ;0)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

treinta--treinta--ha ha ha ha-- ha ha!

Well, can you believe I ALMOST forgot to post day 30?

But, alas, here it is. I hope you have enjoyed checking in each day to see what shenanigans I could be up to...and ....once again, nothing new here.

I stayed home from work today because they called me out at 0530....not enough patients...I am the most patient person in the world, but I don't get to go to work because of no patients...go figure!!

I opened this blog on day one, in hopes to keep it as a journal for the beekeeping venture I have undertaken. I think I will revert to that now that I have passed the 30-day challenge......yep-I'm

s l o w and patient...

I was able to complete ONE of the started projects today> will be sending the euro's in the mail soon!! (covers, anyway--we'll talk re: the actual pillows!!)

I have to memorize the Robert's Rules of Order (only a small portion, thank goodnes!!) for the bee meeting tomorrow night...I'm the prez and we have business to conduct!!

The bees will be thawing out and flying about again soon!!

ya gotta love it!!

Until next time--which may or may not be tomorrow night--

bee happy!!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

veinte y nueve

too tired to a matter of fact, hubby woke me up to remind me to......just 'cause I'm so close to thirty....
thanks hubby!!
good night!!


Monday, February 7, 2011

veinte y ocho!!! It's another day, already!!

Last week, I said I would post "something" on another day--and what do ya know--it's another day and I am quoting ver batim:

I watched about a five-minute segment of a TV show called "The Closer" last night.
My hubby was watching it and I paused in the room long enough to realize it was a show that featured a southern lawyer, closing a case...more or less. Her lines were funny, and I liked that little piece.

Today finds me "cleaning out" the sewing closet. I use the word 'cleaning' loosely, since there is NO real cleaning involved...mostly just clearing, or better yet 'going through' lots of old stuff and moving that old stuff to another area of the closet...but there is SOME actual throwing away of old things (although I am much too sentimental to throw away too much...)

Anyway, I found a few (OK-several) projects that are started, but not finished. I will finish them one day, perhaps. I want them to be finished. I want to see them finished so other folks can say "wow--you made THIS??? It is really nice"...but, as I get older and older, I realize there will come a day when I have started more projects than my life has time to finish. My children (God bless them) will have to decide what in the world is this? Or what was it going to be? and they will (most likely) toss my started projects in the trash.

Wouldn't it be neat if there was a business out there that would take unfinished projects and complete them? For a nuclear-split-second I thought I could do that for other folks as a gift...but alas, I can't even finish my OWN projects. What makes me think I would finish anyone else's? I think this 'not-finishing-what-you-started' disease is hereditary. My own mother recently gave me a bag full of yarn, twelve pairs of knitting needles, and 2 unfinished projects--because she knew I could knit (and she wisely does not.) Seems a 'friend' of hers had a relative die. That relative did not finish 2 knitting projects. My mother (the middle man in this business) passed this kit on to a kindness...of some sort.

I gladly took the yarn and needles...such potential...

Now I am bringing this all together...

I am not "The Closer". You are not "The Closer". Neither my mother nor Kyra Sedgwick is "The Closer". The real Closer is Almightly God...Alpha & Omega...beginning and the end. He does not throw anything I've done or will do in the trash. He loves me and guards me. I am reminded of Jeremiah 29:11, which states "I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord--plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you a hope and a future." What potential!!!

I will gently work on projects I have started. I may or may not finish them all, but one project I know will not be completed until I die is my journey to know God and His Som, Jesus Christ better everyday. I expect this project will be trashed by some, and hopefully "taken up" by others.

Wow-- I've really veered off from the "cleaning-out-of-the-sewing-closet" project.
Guess I better finish now..ha-ha..makes me laugh out loud!!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

veinte y siete: home again, home again...

The super bowl of them all is on right now...of football, that is....

As anyone with a TV knows, the championship football game for professional football teams is called the "super bowl." I probably have watched a total of 3/4 of a pro game this entire season...not even the same games...just 3/4 of one...but I am more in tune tonight (I can hear them playing in the other room!) I run in and look at the TV commercials because supposedly, they are new, and clever.

I am particularly fond of one for Silverado: The daddy rescues his son Tommy from a deep well, volcano, even the belly of a using his is so cute, and having had two sons, AND two grandsons (so far), just makes me smile!! ;0) (...if only life was THAT easy!!)

anyhoo, I did another crazy thing today--I bought ANOTHER pattern for a quilt...I am going to make it entirely out of fabric I already have here at the house...I could probably make two or three of these from fabric I already have here at the house....but there are several projects ahead of items for wee b's room!!!......shams for my daughter......

I KNOW you thought I forgot. They will be done NEXT. Did you want Euros or 'so-called' regular shams? talk to you later!!

..getting ready for work tomorrow> then I will know who the Super Bowl Champs are...and baseball is right around the corner...YIPPEE!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

veinte y seis

when one asks, "is 'i-n-f-a-m-y' the way to spell 'infamy'?", just know it has been quite a day...quite a good day.

'Perspective' is so relevant , i just have to remind myself: When you hold a rock right in front of your eye, it blocks out everything else; when you hold a rock at arm's length, it is fairly prominent; when you put the rock on the ground, where if belongs, you are able to see the beauty--rock included--of all around.

what a sweet day....

sweet dreams!!


Friday, February 4, 2011

numero veinte y cinco

veinte y cinco....veinte y cinco

again, I am leaving town TODAY.....(soon)...
I might not be able to post tomorrow.....25...25...25....

so you know if a crazy "title-only" post comes up tomorrow, that's why....

I got one of those emails that reminds me "if you've seen the email a hundred times, you must be getting old". Well, The end of this particular email--sent to try to make you feel guilty about something---simply states

"You might not remember exactly what was said, but you will always remember how they make you feel", or something to that effect.

Anyway, wouldn't it be a nice practice to purpose to make someone feel good today...everyday....only with something TRUE, though!!

I remember the look on one of the 'environmental services' ladie's face when I asked her her name. I said if we are working together, I want to know your name. She looked shocked at first, then told me her name, and now I greet her by name every time I see her... friends...kinda.... sorta.

We are all made in His image. The race is in trying to ... not just 'act' like Him, but to make His ways, His heart, become ours.

woo--gotta run!!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Numero veinte y cuatro: what a hoot!

I have just about figured out I am a night owl. So, I'm trying to catch up on the ironing, watching David Letterman and had a sudden panic attack that the day might have slipped past without a post from me. I am sooooooooo close to completing the 30-day challenge. Albeit slightly later than teh others who completed "on time". I'll just stick with "it's five o'clock somewhere" and hope yall know what that means!! (In other words, try to stretch out THAT train of thought to understand!!) ;0)

I bought another bee hive today. I have a friend who is going to sell me a package of bees, and I will be ready for them.

My clock is striking midnight now, and I am just going to smile and finish this post......(note start time!!)

In my case, I wonder if being a night owl really just means I am a procrastinator--waiting till the last minute to finish things, and the last minute just so happens to coincide with the middle of the night. HMMMM; worth pondering.

I have plenty of unfinished things around here. I have a cathedral quilt I started many years ago (I do plan to finish it > one day!)

I have a couple {hundred} other sewing projects, 20 lemons in the fridge with which to make lemon cello, a cardboard box full of news clippings to make scrapbooks for my chidren (uh..doubt THAT will materialize), and 'beellions and beellions' ov ottu fings I vant to do......smiling all the way.

One day [Aug. 4th, 2009] I wrote a little piece somewhat related to the 'unfinished business' thought-stream.....I found it in my documents (who would have ever thought it?)

I am not able to copy and paste to my blog, but I will re-write (copy) for you to see...but it will be on another day!!

Sweet dreams, yall


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

numero veinte y tres

.....nothing more to say about that...........

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

numero veinte y dos

I am downloading files to is taking so long, that I won't be able to see the results until tomorrow night. So, I won't be able to share till then....

I smiled 'so big' when I was informed an album had successfully downloaded...only to realize it was a file from 2009, mistakenly chosen.............

So now I can barely hold my head s l e e p y. . . .

d r i f t i n g ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

~ ~ ` ` `d r i f t i n g

(you know the feeling...........)

goo d n i