Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Things I Forgot to Tell You Guys

  • Last week M Half and I got lost in the adjacent Pine forest. (It was fairly nightmarish and a full story is coming soon.) Then this past Monday we reentered said forest to unearth an old rusty bike and take some photos of the path of our original trek. Because we're cool. That made twice that we made it through the Pine forest alive.
  • This past Saturday I hosted eight other Oklahoma bloggers at the farm. They made a huge, lasting impression on me and, big surprise, a blog post is coming soon. I have delayed it only because I wanted to do it right. These women are wonderful.
  • A few mornings ago Mia the gander joined Handsome and me for  Hot Tub Summit. What that means is that he actually got into the very warm water with us. I was a nervous wreck because I have never literally cooked a goose before and was unclear as to the required water temperature. I mean, for an egg it can be considerably cooler than for a chicken, so... Anyway, Mia is totally fine but the hot tub needed cleaning immediately thereafter.

  • My two daughters and my nephew are stair step ages, once upon a time ages 1, 2, & 3. Now they are 14, 15, & 16. Takes my breath away. Hope is swelling, though. Please continue to pray for these three incredible young people. Thanks. xoxo
  • My mother in law recently gave me four brand new apron patterns that are begging to be cut and served with luscious scrap fabrics. I occasionally sew and sell aprons and towels and such, so if you have a hankerin to add some textiles to your kitchen, drop me a line! 

  • Our chickens are laying regularly now, which is just plain thrilling. A Vietnamese woman who came to buy a sleeper sofa from us asked if I sell them. I said no but gave her a dozen because I had refused to barter more on the price of the sofa. This totally assuaged my faint guilt.
  • To my eternal shock and awe, our fruit trees are alive. Yay!
  • Handsome and I are shopping online tonight for furniture to go in our green room, where we watch t.v. and play games if friends are here etc. This is where a relationship shows its true colors, folks. To illustrate, here is what I think we need, in duplicate:

Regarding photo source here, 
Pinterest is leading me on a wild goose chase.
The best I can summon is designer Kelly Wearstler.
Or possibly Country Living.

  • Seventeen days until the beekeeping class! Woohoo! I get to bring one person with me. Raise your hand if you're surprised Handsome isn't that interested in going.
  • Tomorrow is my thirty-eighth birthday. Aside from being spoiled rotten by my husband, I just feel so happy. Life has reached this glowing, vibrant, wide-view chapter. The problems we have are in pretty solid perspective, we are blessed beyond what we deserve, and our hearts are brimming with hope. 
Talk to you Guys Tomorrow!
I Might Be the Luckiest Girl Ever.


  1. I can't wait to hear about your beekeeping class. My dad is a beekeeper and enjoys selling a bit of honey every year...we enjoy helping spin out the honey from the comb and then bottle it. "You never rob too much" lol! I laugh but he is very serious...sadly I could go on and on about bees, but don't like honey at all!

    1. Hi Shannon! No way, you don't like honey?? LOL That cracks me up for some reason. Yes, please do watch for bee and honey posts, it will be new adventure for me and I'd love to get input from other experienced bee people! Thanks for stopping in. : )

  2. 38 - wow = your life is just getting to the good parts!! And a Pisces - how did I know that we were both born under the same stars?

    Your inspiring me to connect with some local bloggers. The only one I know lives close to here, but writes about her grandchildren and not much else.

    Cool news is that my niece (who you would adore) is now following you on FB. So you're spreading the love.

    1. It's funny how susceptible I am to the common experience, when growing up I felt so far removed from it. LOL I mean, 38 feels really good, whereas at 19 or 20 I would have predicted 38 would feel old, etc, etc. And I know a lot of women feel that way. "The best is yet to come," I love that!!
      You really should try to find other bloggers. I got lucky with an invite, still trying to figure out how that happened, but I am so happy to have met these women.
      Hey who is your niece?

  3. Those of you that have met her know that I ( supposed the "handsome") am the lucky one. God blessed me with the most beautiful woman on the planet the most talented writer I know, and the only one that always pulls emotion from me.
    Happy birthday

  4. So, I will have to also post about getting lost in the adjacent forest and about Green Goose nearly losing her ever-loving mind while I tried not to giggle. ;-)

  5. Thanks so much for hosting all of us. It was great fun, and I loved meeting all of your animals.~~Dee

  6. Things I forget to comment, but since you forgot to tell me, I think we're quits:

    Happy belated b-day!
    I am pretty sure geese don't cook in hot water whilst still alive, much like humans don't either, but that was such a laugh.
    You are blessed with all the great company you keep, even the ones that get you lost, I'm sure.
    Love the apron! I never wear one. I like them and I have one, but I only ever remember about it when I open the drawer that it is in, which also contains our oven mits (which I only use at the end of the recipe, so it is always too late).
    Those colours are great, but shopping with my husband is not. I hope yours is better at it than mine.

    How awesome is that bee-keeping class?! Sparky is allergic to bees, so that is not in my immediate future, although I have thought about keeping them secretly, as bees are always around anyway and if you keep away from them, they won't bite you and basically, I just think he is being a stick in the mud.

    Thanks for keeping us up to date!


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