The last bale of hay for 2013 is finally in the strings. This final extra 17 acres was sheep pasture that isn't needed anymore, with the flock reduced to a fraction now. We kept a couple dozen ewes for the guardian dogs to have something to do, no more.
Mike got in from cleaning up the windrows and broken bales with the big round baler about four. Winn was enjoying his bathtime in the big farmhouse sink. After PaPa got showered off, he snd Winn got some quality playtime in. They figured our how to play the plastic flute, did a couple of the Bugs and Buttons on the iPad, and did all the latches on the hardware board...one of the coolest toys I have ever had for a little boy.
They watched ECU skunk UNC, and Winn can say " ARRGGHHHH!" when you say " Go, PIRATES!" now. He also knows that the bear on the front of his new t-shirt says " GGGRRRRR!" We did some picking out things he knows from the grocery store, by looking at the color ad from the newspaper. He marks them with a pen when Itell him to find the Oreos, corn, or pizza, etc.
It is amazing how much fun we have together, doing very interesting stuff now. Just watching my two " men" hanging out and having fun, cuddled up in the giant recliner together, makes me happy all over.
I guess there are people who need a big, fancy outing to make their day. i just told you what made mine....
What gave you a sense of happiness today?
My oldest boy came home from College for the weekend. My second oldest son's birthday is Mon. so we celebrated it last night. My parents came over and we just sat around and talked. Had a good day working on Machinery as it rained off and on all day. I slept better with everyone under the same roof. I thought I would be more prepared for the kids leaving. Been two months he's been gone still kinda sucks. But my heart swells with pride that he is almost on his own.
Gave my wife a big hug yesterday and told her thanks for being my kids Mom.
Yesterday was a great day.
I think the greatest moments in life are realized when you step back and accept what it gives you and not expecting more.
That is so true. It is important to appreciate the moment and time. I have known people who could not do that but were always wanting what they did not have. Life is change and we cannot go back and relive the best of times, only thru memories. Each decade of our lives brings on these changes. Children and grandchildren grow and change and then they are out on there own. It bring a major change to our lives. Hearing a grandchild come through the door is a great pleasure.
Finally some rain is starting to fall here this morning. It is bringing the first yellow leaves down from the maples which is fitting for the ending days of September. We are wishing for rain the entire day.
We had a good weekend around here...or I should say I did at least. 😄 Todd ended up working on Saturday and he's been a bit crabby because work is really busy for him but he spent all day Sunday on the couch watching football so he was content. I told him I would wake him at 10am if he wasn't up yet but he did surface around 9:45. LOL My aunt and her SO came up for the weekend for goose hunting so I spent most of my time with them. Is it cheesy that I'm happy to have scored a new crockpot at Kohls for a resonable price? A 7 qt. on sale at 29.99 plus an additional 15% so $25.00. Life is good. 😄 Now if we can just get through this new house process...we are moving a modular on and I know NOTHING about construction etc. Todd isn't too helpful either as he knows even less then me. LOL It'll be an interesting winter but hopefully in 2014 we will be moving 100ft away to our new house.
Wife, daughter and I found a new bike trail yesterday that led to a waterfall. Pretty cool except the falls were dry however we got to walk out across the falls. We'll go back when there`s water in the creek.
Congratulations on the crockpot!
The modular home will be a godsend, when bad weather would normally undo a site-built house. Our daughter and her husband built theirs in 2000, and the basic house itself took maybe four hours. The upstairs took a month, and the wraparound porches and garage added on to the timeline, too...but the house was dried in on the lot in FOUR HOURS!!!!!
I would be tempted to go that route, if I could find one odd enough to suit my needs...not very likely.
So glad you guys are getting a nice, new place of your own. Happy, for sure!