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October 2, 2010

Looking for my Smile

The mood in the truck is still low. I've spent the last three weeks looking for my smile but still can't seem to quite find it. I'm hoping it will show up soon.

We've been across the country and back, stopping at the house for two days in between. There was a glimmer of my smile that showed its face while we were at home, but then it hid itself again after we left.

We took a load of peas to South Carlina and then turned around and high tailed it back west. We're in California now getting ready to load poultry meal and head to Washington.

Can't really explain why I'm feeling so low. Just one of those things. But I haven't got any desire to blog, or do much of anything but read my book when I'm not driving. So, sorry to say, you might not be hearing much from me for a bit longer. I just can't force myself to blog when I don't have anything interesting to share.

Today I'm feeling a tad bit higher than my usual low, and I did have a couple of pictures of some things that made me smile a little bit so I decided to share them before my blogging friends decide I've dropped off the face of the blogging world.

It was, oddly enough, storming yesterday as we crossed the desert in California between Barstow and Mojave. We don't usually see rain in that part of California, especially this time of year! It was a splotchy storm, with hard rain and wind between patches of clear sky and bright evening sunshine. Which is the perfect combination for this...
And then as we entered the mountains that cross over into Bakersfield, it cleared just enough to provide an impressive desert sunset.


This morning its warmer than its been in this part of California for a while, at least when we were here. It was 73 when we got up at 6:00am! Ick! We slept with the truck turned off last night. We had the fans going, but it was still stuffy. I was tired enough to sleep anyway though.

Where would I be without my girls? What is it about our dogs? How do they know when we need a hug the most? Two of my girls joined me this morning to wait for their man to return to the truck. And instead of jostling for space and who could sit closest to the lady like normal, they peacefully shared the space and Ella leaned into me like she does. Its just like a hug.
Princess Paris was in the back. She slept in this morning. She had a big day yesterday with it being her 4th birthday, and so she needed the extra rest today.

8 comments:

Tiffany said...

I understand dark days...and I understand not making yourself blog when you don't want to...maybe a blog-cation is in order...but I hope you don't give up all together!! I send some long distance ((hugs))!

Oh, and I love the rainbow picture!!! MAybe you could do just pictures and do a Wordless Week or Two?

Lisa said...

The photos are beautiful!! What gorgeous sunsets!! Sounds like a little time at home will cure your blues. The puppies are so cute. That is great you are travelling with them...

ACountryCowgirl said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling down but I can relate. I really hope that the LORD will help to put that smile back on your face:) Y'all are so busy all the time so I would say you keep a prity good attitude:) I hope you get a little rest again soon and may the LORD bless your trips emensley:)

Shirley said...

Well a belated happy 4th to Miss Paris. I love your sunset photos and the rainbow.
Hope the reason for your blues goes away soon. Sounds like you need a week off to just be at home.

Janice said...

Hey Sarah, sorry to hear you have the blues. I'm thinking some time at home might help.You have way to nice a smile to not be using it.Isn't it sweet how the animals always know and they make it a little better.Loved your photos and I got a real chuckle out of the Grocery/ Saw Sharpening.... to funny. Even though you are having a tough time smiling you still have the power to make others smile.( Thanks) Hope you feel better soon.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awwww....such a sweet photo of you and your girls :)

~Lisa

small farm girl said...

Nothing like a doggy hug to brighten your day. Your pictures were beautiful.

Missy @ My Life Ain't Always Beautiful said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the dogs. Take a little break if you need to. It is YOUR blog. =)