Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Comfort Zone

Hubby called yesterday afteroon to ask what I was doing at 6p.m. Well, I knew his radio show aired at 6p.m. and he was not calling for a date. His two co-hosts both had things come up and he needed someone to banter with the first 10 minutes of the show. Well anyone who knows me knows that I am Hubby's "quiet side" and this would cause me to step wayyyyy outside of my comfort zone. But I also knew that he wouldn't have asked unless he really needed the help. So out of pure love and devotion for him:) I did it! Thankfully, Eddie the one co-host, made it in for the first 10 minutes or so and was able to take the pressure off me! I had a good time and actually relaxed...a little. What an amazing show he had! If you think all the good in the corporate world is gone, check out Interstate Battery We talked with the Assitant Chaplin from this corporation and his Mom who is an author. What awsome and amazing things this company does for others. Check out its mission statement which is just unbelievable. I told Hubby I might even become a Nascar fan for the Interstate Battery car after hearing all the good things they do! He now hopes to get the owner of Interstate on the show.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What I am up to

Well the busiest time of our year is just about to start. Hubby has a writers convention in Grand Rapids tomorrow and he will be gone for two days. Oldest Son is playing piano in a solo ensemble on Friday night, and Oldest and the Next Son are playing in the Michigan Christian Convention with our worship band from church on Saturday. May is even busier with two week long work trips for Hubby (but I get to go to one in North Carolina with him for the week!!! Yea for me:)) I hope to finish out school by the end of May, but I think this year we might have some "summer stragglers" that we will have to have to finish. I have been trying to do some extra spinning, because I have been so busy that I haven't had time, so I am trying to make up for lost time. Can't wait to get the garden going this year. No bites on our house at all and right now the market is dead, so I am making summer plans here at this house and somewhat planning for many more years here:))) Still hoping for goats, have some minor linguistics to figure out first, but would love some Angora and Nubians, maybe some Pygoras too. We'll see!

Making Soap

Pear blossoms

Cherry blossoms

Homemade Quiche filled with Homegrown eggs, milk, bacon and cheese!

Spun Angora Yarn

Monday, April 5, 2010


R. cut her LONG hair and donated it to Locks of Love

March seemed like such a long month for me and then all the sudden it is just gone! We had a wonderful Easter with family and neither Hubby or I took pictures yesterday which is so unlike us. We went camping Friday night to some family property about 30 minutes from here. We are having un-seasonalbly warm weather here so the tent was actually comfortable for the first part of April. Hubby and I also celebrated our 18th anniversary yesterday! The night before our wedding eighteen years ago, we got a 9 inch snow storm, so you never can tell what the weather will be!! April already seems to be packed full for us. Oldest son is leaving to spend time with a friend in Indiana tomorrow. He will be gone until Sunday. We are taking a "loose" spring break this week. We will be work through somethings and spending some time getting some "farm" stuff done. We are having a 4-H meeting here tomorrow with our angora rabbits. We having been cleaning out the rabbit barn and cleaning cages from the winter. It is so nice to have a clean barn after a long winter! Our barn isn't really a barn but I have stolen a good portion of our pole barn/garage. I hope someday to have a real barn, even if it is just a small one. We have had no luck with selling our house, which doesn't really surprise us. In the town we live in there are houses for sale on every block in town and what seems like every mile in the country. We are still hopeful, but we also know that his family is anxious to put Grandma's house on the market if we aren't going to be able to sell ours. Time will tell.