Thursday, March 01, 2012

Busy, busy bee.

A friend recently emailed to check on me, noting no new blog posts since January first. Oh, brother. I assured him that everything was's just that Philip and I are too busy *living* life to stop and breathe and write about it. Oh, and having limited Internet access at school (social media are blocked) and NO Internet at the farm doesn't make it any easier. (Plus, having a husband who gets tired of seeing my nose in a book or in front of a computer makes it even a little MORE challenging!) ;-)

And the PACE of

*Last fall, we put a new roof on the City Mouse House, and I went three days without seeing it! Left in the dark and came home in the dark until one Friday, when I pulled into the driveway and admired the new "chocolate" roof for about two minutes--before running inside to change clothes for my 5-10 p.m. mall job and pack a suitcase for the farm. (Thank goodness I gave up the mall job after Christmas!)

*Two Sundays ago, we thought we were going to have a nice long "lie-in" for the first time in ages because we had nothing pressing to do and our church doesn't start until the afternoon. Wrong! I got to see Philip deliver a calf down at Denton Valley instead!

*Two conferences...the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Dallas in January and the Texas Computer Education Association convention in Austin in February were SO fun and SO wonderful and so educational. And Philip got to come for a little of both! Plus, I got to hang out with Falisha in January (she came and picked me up in Dallas for shopping & bowling after the EBSCO luncheon), and Philip and I got to see Troy, Angela, & Bethany in Austin. So much fun and great food.

*Oh, and speaking of great food...Philip and I just had doctors' visits and were told the toll that all of this happiness has taken on us. I've put on TEN pounds since our July wedding, and Philip's only put on FOUR. (Kristy's going on a diet!) ;-)

*Partes, practical jokes, church potlucks, Book Club, Bunco night, Meal Team, friends in the hospital, two sinus infections, checking on calves, watching Philip and his brother and son work cattle (and helping a little bit), feeding chickens, reading, movies, NetFlix, is a blur. A WONDERFUL blur of activity!

Oh, and since I'm up sitting in the recliner, unable to sleep due to this awful sinus infection, I may as well post a few photos of the January activity I failed to blog...

Bethany & Catrin's Festivus in Fentress!

 January Bunco!

Rock haulin'!

Sisterhood of the Traveling Mom Jeans reunion!

ALA Conference in Dallas

Farm chores and fun!

On deck for the next blog? FEBRUARY.

Just a month late. ;-)

1 comment:

Melanie said...

I love it!! :) You sure sound happy and busy in your new life together! Ya, the extra 10 pounds... consider it a bonus! The 10 pounds of joy, love & contentment is much better then the lack thereof!! :) Hugs my friend!! Thanks for posting... I look forward to February's installment!