Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday. Just... Friday.

Giving ol' Johnny a day off.  He's earned it.  I'll find another model for this scattering of thoughts...

I've got a stinky little dog under my right elbow.  He keeps farting.  I still love him.  How weird is that?

I got the stalls cleaned out before 9 am today.  I didn't do a whole lot of sweeping, or clean water buckets, but that gives me a reason to go out to the barn again this afternoon.  I like being in the barn.

I think my little housecat is always going to be slightly more than half wild.

I have a lot of research to do this afternoon.

I need to know where to put all my advertising for my riding lessons this spring. I haven't ridden my horses since November because of the ice, but when the ground warms up it'll be time to get back in the saddle.

And I'm thinking of putting some of my words into a little tiny book, like a real book that people could open in their hands and read.  It won't be one of my novels because I'm still planning on getting them done the hard way.  I just need a sense of accomplishment in the writing part of my world.

I feel heartbroken about the earthquake in Haiti.  In the Mennonite church there's a lot of emphasis on mission work, and Haiti is a place needing help. They needed help before the earthquake.  I can't comprehend the devastation.  My cousin and his wife returned last summer; their little boy was born in Haiti.  As much as I selfishly am so glad they're back, safe in Ontario, my heart aches for those nearby who have lost a loved one in the disaster.

I have no money.  I can't contribute with money.  But I can find other ways to help.   Mennonite Central Committee  has always been good for getting relief efforts to places that need it.  I can pray.  I pray a lot and always wonder if it's doing any good but on the chance that it does, I will do it.  Any bit of positivity in this world has got to do some good.

People ask me how I'm doing and I reply that I'm keeping busy.  It's true.  Living with my parents does not mean a free ride for me -- I do all I can to make my presence here a help rather than a hindrance.   I want to take a burden off my folks, not load them up with more.

I hardly read blogs anymore, which I miss.  When I do read, I don't comment like I used to.

I'm waiting for a really good book to arrive in my hands.

I miss my town neighbours.

I love living in the country.

I have so much stress in my life but I have so much to be thankful for -- I cannot let myself forget that!

Jethro says most of his problems can be solved with money.  You know, he's right.  If he could get that together, what would he have to worry about?  My first reaction is to be sickened with worry about the money thing, but if I look at it like it's the ONLY problem, it gets put into perspective.  

I have a lot of work to do today, and it ain't gonna do itself.  That's okay.  I never get bored.  Ever.


Biddie said...

Don't you have a good book?? I have plenty here if you take a short drive in your big ol truck. I have The Lovely Bones, much, much better than the movie (which I watched online). My Sisters Keeper, also much better than the movie.
Plus, I have caffeine free tea. that I bought just for you.

Heidi the Hick said...

I've got a great book called LEMON! I'm saving it... right now I'm waiting to read a book by one of my buddies!

And honey, as soon as I can legally drive that truck again, I am there. I might not even get lost this time!

Sydney said...

If you like biographies I have one about red hot chili peppers lead singer anthony kiedis called scar tissue. Easy and very good book to read. I am willing to send it as a pay it forward if you would like as I have two copies.

Heidi the Hick said...

I have it - it is a very good read! (But thanks for the offer!)

I think biographies are fascinating, even from people who aren't "famous."

Four Dinners said...

I'm convinced you'd love the Red Dwarf books. Try Amazon. They'll have em.

Love the pooch. Keeps farting eh?

You feeding him curry?...;-)

If my Euro lottery comes in tonight I think I'll be able to spare Jethro some. The Jackpot is about £52 million!!! Would a couple of mill do?

We should be so lucky!!!!

Troy Holm said...

i really dig your stuff. i'm new to the blog scene. some friends suckered me into it, but when i come across blogs like yours, i don't feel like i'm wasting my time. haha. i'd like to talk more and maybe you could give me some pointers as to how i can improve my blog and things like that. i'm basically computer retarded. i could use the help. haha. i'm at: exmypa.blogspot.com . follow me so we can talk more. thanks for your time.

CindyDianne said...

You are missed.