I'm blogging less, and I've decided it's because I'm working. I've been working at this afterschool program for kids since August, 2015, so it's not a new thing. But gradually ... it's affected my blogging. My mind used to hover over our home life like a dragonfly, always looking for things to tell you about, always thinking and assessing matters. Now my mind spends a lot of time evaluating how much my legs hurt today, what I have to prepare for the kids at work today, how much time I have before I have to leave for work, and am I relaxing enough before I do so I'll have the energy. After work ... I come home and konk out.
Mornings are my fun time!
There's a little chimney stack on the back that Adam's flashing today. Someday I picture this as an adorable little cottage with shutters on the two windows, and maybe a tiny porch on that front, and a little woodburner inside (using that chimney). Cozy with soft chairs and a day bed. I don't know that we'll ever be able to run water out there, but if we did, wouldn't that be delightful? A tiny kitchen! A teeny-tiny bath! One can dream.
I still teach my ladies' Bible study each Monday morning. Adam and I enjoy our weekly date to Aggie's, the local burger/sandwich place in town. Philip and Kara are coming for Christmas, which delights my heart! And Peter and Shani (who are engaged -- I put that on Facebook -- did I share it here as well? -- well, now you know!!) are coming too, which will be fabulous! A houseful, and I will have a full heart also. I have a Facebook Messenger chat with Anna about once a week to catch up with her life. Aside from burning her feet really badly with a hot water bottle a couple of weeks ago, she is doing very well. Considering she moved alone to a faraway culture, started a new career, and found herself an apartment ... I'm very proud of all she's done. I don't think most people could have done it with such apparent ease. She's a pretty amazing girl.
A scattered post, and some of this news is mostly designed for family who read here, and with whom I don't keep in good contact. Frankly, I don't seem to do anything different, i.e. "photo-worthy," these days. I toodle around the farm, watch Adam work, collect eggs, tidy the house, work with children each day, and crash in the evenings. Any of you living on a hamster wheel too?