Saturday, February 24, 2007

Ah...The Winter Cold

There’s really nothing worse than being sick, especially with a winter cold. I have one now. My head is throbbing and my nose is running. I’ve been lucky up until now. The girls come home from that germ-ridden school and they’ve been under the weather, but I had been lucky enough to fend it off.
Tuesday I went out with my girlfriend for a day of shopping and when I picked her up, she was sick! She really should have stayed home, but she said she really wanted to get out because we hadn’t had a real “girl’s day out” in a while. Now I’m suffering because of it! She was so sick the next day, she stayed in bed all day. I don’t have that option. Chores must be done regardless of how I feel. The barn is quite noisy during chores with the pumps running and when I come in I often feel even worse. Well like all things this too will pass. I just wish it would pass fast!

Thursday, February 22, 2007


My 13 year old daughter was going through some boxes of stuff that were packed up and stored in the back of her closet. One of the boxes contained vinyl records from my teenage years! She was laughing to see some of the music I listened to when I was 13 can still be heard on the radio today. I had albums from Sting and the Police, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Rod Stewart, U2 and others some still around that'she's never heard of.

"WOW!" she said. "The Rolling Stones ARE really old! You listened to them when you were young!"

My husband and I were laughing. I told her Mick Jagger is old enough to be my father!

Looking at all those albums brought back lots of memories. I don't know if I would call them the good old days, today's days are pretty me at least. She wanted to play them so she could hear some of the songs I said I really liked, but the turntable doesn't have a needle. "Should I get the sewing box?" she asked.

OH, we laughed. New technologies certainly have made listening to music much easier that's for sure!

It was fun to pour over those albums remembering the things I did, the concerts I went to, all the things we do in our youth that seem so important to us at the time.

How life's priorities change through time. I wouldn't want to live without music, but there is certainly no constant sound track to my life anymore. Now I would much rather listen to the birds singing, the wind blowing or the rain on the roof than Mick sing about Rock and Roll!

AH, but the memories are good!

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Weather Outside is Frightful!

We just had the first really bad storm of the winter. The snow came down and so did the mercury! It has been much too cold outside these past couple of days. Even the barn has been only hovering about the freezing mark. Luckily nothing froze and no new calves were born. The cats haven't been outside for a few days and we haven't seen the deer out in the fields.
Last night I had to go out, I had no choice. The snow blew all day long and drifted up in front of the garage door. I got stuck when I was trying to back out. The farmer had to go out and get me unstuck! He was not a happy man! I had to drive the pick-up truck to town. I usually hate driving the pick up, but I was kind of glad to be driving it last night.
We'll survive this weather. We always do, if we didn't have the weather to talk about, we'd have to talk about the neighbours! And that's not very neighbourly!