Life has been crazy. Fun, wonderful, frustrating, sad, joyful...everything life usually is, I guess. I just haven't been focused on blogging. But I think I'm ready to begin again. I hope.
So what has happened since I last posted? The best thing is My Man finally joined me and we have been enjoying being a family again! We're a full-time family, and we love it this way. What does that mean? Nobody goes off for hours at a time, day after day, using up their life energy working for someone else. We work, yes, but at "home" (wherever that may be), together whenever possible. And NO, I am not sick of being with him night and day :)
The Man Cub is now a toddler, getting into all sorts of mischief, like every mud puddle he can find. He took his first steps barefooted in the barn. He is nearly weaned, but I'm not going to force it. Mornings are his crawl-into-bed-and-take-over-Mommy's-body time. Of course, Daddy would prefer that to be HIS time to do the same... ;) ANYWAY, back to the boy. He isn't talking much yet, in OUR language, but knows several signs and has just the past couple of weeks been attempting to say some words. He got his first haircut (by ME, naturally) on the New Year, and of course I saved a fuzzy blond curl. The Man has been so good about setting up a routine for bedtime, and so the Man Cub is usually in bed by 8pm, which is great! Although, he seems to have a built-in alarm clock for midnight. And sometimes 2:30 and 4:30 as well, but he's getting better about going back to sleep. But once he's up after 5, it's into bed for snuggles and milk.
I have finally been able to use my sewing machine! Whoohoo! I haven't made anything for ME yet, too busy making gifts for others, but I'll get around to it eventually. I also started crocheting again. I haven't done that in YEARS. Now I'm temped to buy pretty, soft yarn in all my favorite colors.
We stayed at the farm through the harvest, and then moved on, intending to head somewhere much warmer, thus avoiding "winter". Well, we weren't too successful at that! But we are in a good place for the winter, trying to learn new things while working here. It's cold most days, and there has been snow, but we also get a lot of sunshine, which is a huge blessing! I grew up where it's pretty much grey cloudy skies from November to May. I don't know where we'll go after this, but we're not in a hurry; we want to enjoy this. It is wonderful to be able to see different parts of the country.
Hope to make it back here soon!