September 1, 2009

Happy Today

Please don't laugh but I caught myself humming a Christmas carol this morning. I know I know....way too early for that! I don't even know where it came from! I was just sitting here feeling happy inside and suddenly realized I was singing about Christmas.

In all seriousness, I can't believe that its already September 1st! Where has this year gone?

Is it possible to be hacking and coughing and still be having a marvelous day? I think I had a fever again last night, but today after a little while to wake up, I'm feeling much better despite the gravely voice, sore throat, and cough.
For breakfast I had orange spice tea with lots of honey and it felt delicious on my throat. I followed that up with a warm bowl of oatmeal done up perfectly. Sometimes at restaurants its been cooked so long and thick you can hardly fling it off your spoon. Either that or its so obviously the microwave version. But today's was nice and warm, the perfect consistency, with the perfect amount of brown sugar added in. Anyway, I walked away from breakfast into the crisp Oregon morning out in the pine forests of La Pine. It was so much like a fall morning and I'm just loving it!

Down the road aways, I read my friends blogs. Small Farm Girl shared about her new neighbors that plan to homestead like she and her husband are doing, and also about her desire to get some dairy goats. Oh...a kindred spirit! Other's look at me funny when I talk about it, but I know she would just sit down with me and chat up a storm about dairy goats. And then Jennifer at Ramblings of a Country Wife was showing off her new jars of home canned salsa and shared her recipe. It looks yummy. Between these two lovely ladies, I'm living my farm girl dreams. They are all the time sharing about their gardening, animals, and all sorts of things I'm looking forward to doing one day. It seems strange, but even though I've never met either of them, I feel like I've been friends with them for a long time. Who knows...maybe one day we'll get to meet in person!

Then the day got even better. Mark, our broker called, and changed things on us. We were delivering tonight, reloading in Sacramento, and then going to Nebraska for Thursday. I was looking forward to that. I like Nebraska. But things are even better now. We're reloading going to Washington, and from there going to Illinois. That's not what's exciting. The exciting part of that is the load goes past the house, and since its a holiday weekend, we can't deliver till Tuesday. So we will just have to stop at home for a couple days to kill time. Aww....I hate that...don't you?
Home to enjoy fall, eat some good home cooked food that my friends have inspired me to get busy on, and to see how my zinnias are doing. Now I have all sorts of reasons, as if I needed some, to get better fast. Because who wants to be sick when your on break at home?


Anonymous said...

Glad you're feeling better and happy that you will get to spend a long weekend at home. I remember looking forward to those weekends, long or short, with my Dad. God bless.

Jennifer said...

Awww, thank you for the kind words about us. I know what you mean, I feel the same way. I guess since we both want to be farmers and you're running the roads the way my husband and I did for years it feels like we have a lot in common. Oh, and add to that that I lived in TN for half a year when I was a kid and still have a special place in my heart for it.