Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Life has caught up with me this week. Things at work have been incredibly hectic with two staff members who have been out sick all week. When we have a max number of 4 staff at work on any given day- it makes it interesting- to say the least. Needless to say, I've been feeling exhausted and overwhelmed this week.
But I do have a few bits of good news that have brightened my day.
First- Debbie at Happy Days has given me an award!

Isn't she the sweetest thing! Let me tell you a little about Debbie. She is a regular commenter here and always has something sweet to say. She definitely brightens my day. She is a wonderful Mom and devoted Grandma and is always trying to learn new things.
I'm supposed to pass this on to other bloggers who make me smile. Now, there are lots of blogs I follow that make me smile but honestly, with the mush that is my brain right now, I can't pick five. Sorry. You all make me smile. Thanks.
Another bright spot of the day... I got an email from one of I11's teachers. At first, I had a bad feeling- wondering what was wrong- but she was writing to let us know how much she enjoys having him in class, telling us that he is polite, conscientious and a hard worker. WOW! I LIKE THAT! We don't usually hear good things about our children and it's nice to know we're doing a good job.
Hmm, another bright spot- my order of books from Amazon has shipped. I ordered the Edible Forest Gardens books for my classes I'm planning to take. But Yowza! They aren't cheap!! While I had free shipping, I also decided to order Gaia's Garden and Last Child in the Woods.
And the final and biggest bright spot of the day? We got word today that the closing for selling our house in town will be March 5th. Almost a month early and only two weeks away. Hurrah!!! That makes this the last month with a payment on one loan and only one more car payment before we can pay it off.
I'm glad there are only two more days left this week to work. And I'm REALLY glad I don't have to work this weekend. I need a break. I'll try to be better at posting regularly but I've just been a bit frazzled the past few days.
I hope you are all having a good week.


  1. Bless your heart....the snippets of good news make the rough spots more navigable...

    Enjoy your weekend off...and congratulations on the closing. That's gotta feel good!!

  2. Hey, maybe something in the water--seems a lot of people over here are having a crazy week. Hoping yours gets better but a big pat on the back about the house! Hope you'll be able to focus on your wonderful farm with one less worry :)

  3. It's been crazy here too! Don't worry, we will always be here when things settle down and you have time to post! Congrats on mothering such a fine citizen for a young man, and on the house closing! 2010 is going to be a good year...

  4. Thanks for keeping us updated! I'm glad to hear all that good news mixed in to your hectic week. It's almost over. :)

  5. So happy for you about the closing! What a huge weight off your shoulders.
    About the books...they are expensive but an excellent resource. I don't know how many times I have looked things up & found what I needed in them. I also have Gaia's Garden and have read Last Child in the Woods. Too bad we don't live closer, we could share :-)

  6. amaze me with how much you get done! that pruning class sounds like fun and a lot of knowledge. congrats on the closing!

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  8. WOOHOO House Closing!! THAT ROCKS!!
    And I taught preschool and you could just see such relief in some parents faces when you told them something good, however small, about their child. I had a babysitter for a VERY short while that would always meet you at the door and tell you whatever bad/wrong things your kid had done. You know, I don't need that before I even see them after a day of work. It wasn't long before we found a sitter who truly enjoyed the time with kids. A kind word to anyone goes such a long ways. I've started dropping thinking of you notes to people. Hope it brightens their day.

  9. yay on the house! Work has been really nuts for us too-it's not even a full moon. Working for the weekend!

  10. Congratulations on the house closing! That is a huge bright beam of sun and I'm so happy for you all :-) And yes, I agree, it *is* good to get a "just because" note that gives a note of deserved praise for a child, too often people seem to take a moment to write/call only when there is a "problem"

  11. I've been wanting to get two of those books. I hope you'll write about them when they come!


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