From all of us,
Terry, Linda, and TLC Cai-Cai
One of the most painful moments in a person’s life probably comes with the insight that an age has been reached when there is more to look back on than ahead. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
The snow came and left. Watering the dry earth. It was nice. I am also glad it is gone.
Here we go…heading into another year.
Good-bye 2020. Thank you for everything, all the good, the lovely, and even the ugly.
Hang on world…here comes 2021!
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,
Today is the last day of the whole decade—WOW!
And tomorrow starts another set of ten years. Not just a New Year but the beginning of a whole new decade!
I’ve erased this post several times…it’s so hard to put into words what I am thinking and feeling.
But I decided to go ahead and give it a whirl:
I am going to practice daily until it becomes who I am
My mother and her parents, my grandparents, were very kind and generous people. Always helping those who needed a little help.
Forgetting that service people have feelings, get tired, have to put up with ugly and rude customers.
A decent tip goes a long way to saying—You did a nice job. Thank you.
My Daddy always said the quickest way to lose friends is to discuss politics and religion. I believe him.
I want my blog and my FaceBook page and myself to show to you that very invisible but strongly felt emotion of unconditional love and acceptance.
But for me that is just trying—there are so many other things I want to do with my time.
The time that is going fast now in my elder years.
Still, I will try. (to dust more 🙂 )
From my heart to your heart,
The cows and the equines have special places they like to bed down
They pick the warmest spot (if you don’t believe me all one has to do is go sit in that spot for a spell, then move to other places and compare)
That spot is a churn of dirt and poop. For the minute a cows stands up from laying down, she poops! 🙂
Everyone gathers together in those ‘spots’ the bedrooms, resting and chewing their cuds. Its a gentle time of peace.
But if a storm is coming in…the bedrooms wait. For this is the time of bulking up, filling the stomachs with fodder; creating inner heat and warmth.
The Clouds are thick and grey and heavy; the air feels like snow. But the weather people say there won’t be. Still the cows and equines say…bulk up…it feel like a storm coming in.
I wonder who will be right?
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,
Here we are…the last day of December in the year of our Lord 2015.
Tomorrow we start a new year, 2016. A.D.
What an amazing time to be alive!
Sometimes I get over-whelmed by the scary stuff going on in the world, then under-whelmed at the cruelty and desire to hurt and maime, with seems to also abound.
Still—here we are time to think about how we are going to make the next year better, how we are going to help ourselves and our families, add depth and good things into the lives of friends and strangers—-Resolutions for some, goals for others. A chance to have a clean start—to start over, so to speak.
For myself I have lots of little goals:
And above all—
I want to enjoy each and every moment of every day I have left in the rest of my life. This is my most fervent wish of all time. I do believe for me—time is short. Time might end 20-30 years from now, but that is short compared to the years I’ve had—66, and in 15 days 67. So much can happen in a year…so very much. But if I can Live each moment with true wonder and joy what a great blessing I will have experienced.
With wishes for a wonderful year for you,
Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,
It’s always fun to see what the WordPress site says in their annual report each year. Some of you will find this stupid, but I always find it very interesting. So for those of you (like me) who like this sort of thing—here is my annual report for the 2014 Year.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 90,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.
Click here to see the complete report.
Your Farm Friend from Western Colorado,