Sunday, January 27, 2013

Miscellany Blah Blah



1.First things first, thank you to the few of you who have sent e-mails and left comments checking in on us. We are well and semi- sound of mind, nothing out of the usual really. It was nice to take a break from the blog world for the Christmas season, it just seems I took a bit more of a holiday than expected. This left more time for me to take leisurely bubble baths and eat bon bons like all mothers of young children do -  all. day. long. Isn't this how you fill your days?

2.As much as wintertime is part of what we are made of around here, I can't wait for the soil to start to thaw and when that smell of black earth comes alive in my nose. While I don't wish the Now away, the hope of the arrival of calves in a few short months, days filled with more sunshine and the chance to haul children outside without fifteen layers of clothes is a sweet, sweet thought. I may have already bought slush pants for the girls even though we have months of snow left. 

Iced up windows-ain't she warm and cozy in here girls?

3.Christmas was a great success as it is bound to be with a three year old and one year old. The girls sat a local Christmas concert in the lil' hamlet down the road. A small handful of families gather and any child who wants to get up, in their Christmas finest, and sing their own rendition of Jingle Bells or Rudolph can go ahead and haul up and belt 'er out. Taylin & Myla perched on chairs beside their cousin and we realized that these kids were the fourth, possibly fifth generation, to get up there and sing loudly in front of the wee crowd. History in the making, folks. 


4.It has been routine around here, with a few specialty days marked with the flu bug as all families seem to monkey with at this time of the year. There have been a few days following that flu where the eldest child has crawled out of bed in the morning and wondered if she might be a "little bit sick," only because in her mind, a  cartoon on youtube equates with those blasted sick days. For the love of Pete, for a kid with no TV, she is some kind of TV hound and certainly gawks when we are in Costco and go down an aisle where there is a TV in sight.

5.Our days are white, white - grey, and more white. My eyes hurt because of the glare of it all and I'm ever grateful for the rising of the sun, and the time of day when it falls to sleep - the colors that reflect on the snow are startling and beautiful. Despite the cold, I'm thankful for this old land. 

Hooray for colors, mountains in the distance, and that sense of  "home is best" as one particular three year old would put it. 



19 comments:

Jaclyn Hicks said...

Yay! It's you! So glad you are all doing well...missed ya round here!

Lynda Otvos said...

Chey, while I have missed your cheerful presence I understand totally that the Littles grow so quickly and now is the best times and stages of your lives. Home is BEST and if a three0-year-old can understand that then, my dear, you are doing the best job of nurturing her that could possibly be done. Thank you for the pictures-I live in the San Francisco Bay ARea-not too many prairies here.

Gumbo Lily said...

I'm glad you've come through Christmas and the flu all fine and good. Your winter looks much colder and snowier than ours so far. We just hope we'll have snow yet for run-off in the spring or at least some good spring snows/rains. That sunset is spectacular! Spring will come soon. I am so glad that it always does.


Faye Henry said...

So nice to hear from you dear girl..
Isn't the ordinary special, though? So blessed with your sweet family..
God bless...

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous sunset. The tired you're feeling is going to a good cause. Raising wee ones is lots of work but nothing you ever do will be more importatn. Here's to spring and hoping it comes soon.

Crystal said...

I too am ready for spring. I took an accidental blogging break at Christmas too and it was nice. Love that last pic of the prairie sunrise.

Lynda Otvos said...

Gorgeous colors appear in time to keep you from losing it, huh ?~! I have been there altho the view was water in all directions while the inimitable and unbelievable sunsets were a blaze of red from Mt Pinatubo's eruption in the Philippines.

I agree with your daughter "home is best".

Steph said...

I can hardly type for the amount of melted bon bon on my hands.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Great photos of the early ?morning or ?evening sky. I love the clear pure light that these photos show.

Rachel said...

When I saw your blog post pop up in reader, well, I had to come over and say I was planning on sending you an e-mail to make sure all was well way up north!
But, here you are! ;) Glad others had already check on ya!

I like snow, and always have wanted to venture to the north lands just to experience all the snow and how ranches operate, and see the beauty. But, then I think how much I don't like being cold. And, it's nice when the snow melts off, and we get back to 40 some degrees. :)

Bummer y'all were sick! Not. Fun.
We had our fair share of the nastiness around here! Uck.

TV. Yep. Mine do the same thing. It's like TV is so wow... people probably look at us offly funny when my children stare at those things forever, mesmerized by there goofy nonsense. But, won't change anything around here, TV is a waste of time and money.

Y'all stay well, and warm! Great seeing a post from you, friend!! :)

LindaG said...

Family comes first.
Glad to hear you are all well.
Thanks for sharing your photos with us.
Have a blessed week! ♥

LeAnna said...

*sigh* Such gorgeous pictures, and beautiful country! I imagine the snow would get tiresome after a time.

It's been very Spring-like around here, minus the rain.

Glad to see a post from you, says the girl who never blogs. :)

Blessings!

fernvalley01 said...

Welcome back

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

So beautiful, even if it is bitter cold! I am glad to see you checking in! :)

Grandma K said...

yeah! you are there/here!

Winter means hibernation remember? All activity slows down. Wait. You have 'littles'. Nothing slows down. Well, sickness and busyness of Christmas certainly monopolize a huge chunk of winter but the days are getting longer and yes, spring will come!


Jamie said...

Was so excited to see a new post from you in my blog list!!! Hope you are keeping well!

Alicia said...

Somehow I can just imagine them all belting out the tunes. 'Home is best.' Little nuggets of truth from the mouths of babes. I'm with you.. bonbons all day long ;)

Karen said...

absolutely love that sky full of color.. you see SO MUCH sky out where you are, we don't get that kind of view around here.

Shirley said...

A little hibernation is ok, glad the flu didn't last too long and that you are all ok if a little bored. Groundhog day in a week!

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