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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

Coal Creek Farm on Facebook

The Chicken Doctor

April

The Architect

Clay

Things that make you go ahhhh

Oh, blaaaaaah! This has been a very yucky hormonal day. It’s terrible what the body can do to a happy spirit. So, instead of whining to you all, and believe me, I could do some serious moaning and whining right now, I’ve decided to find some pictures of things that make my heart flutter with happiness.

Like this one. Although when my husband snapped it, I grabbed the camera away from him to see if he took a picture of me and I wanted to cry because somehow in the last several years I started to age and take on the face of a woman who’s seen her share of worry and sun exposure. Oh wait, am I complaining? Right. I like this picture because my husband caught me mid daydream. I was peering out the window of my sister’s beautiful house at a pasture full of grass. A crisp spring breeze was coming through the unfinished window and I was breathing in the clean, fresh Kansas air. I was thinking how wonderful it will be when the house is done and my nephews will be tearing around in their new place, breaking everything in and my sister will finally have her dream house to live in. A dream come true.
And this photo is just something you don’t see today. Do you know what makes it so wonderful? That’s right, shed dormers. I remember peering over my husband’s shoulder when he was drawing the back of this house and marveling at the shed dormers. Why were these abandoned and left astray in new housing, why? It also makes me happy to see something built that my husband helped design.

YIKES! This makes me happy? It’s rather creepy, isn’t it? But, she’s just a sweet sunbathing chicken. I would give a prickly evil eye too if someone snapped a picture of me all sprawled about with my breasts hanging out worshiping the sun gods, she has no modesty, honestly!


How could this picture of two baseball capped little boys being toted around in a red wagon not make me smile? It almost makes me forget how the little one kept kicking his brother in the back for having a toy he insisted was his.

This candid shot was taken when Ike crawled up on my lap while I was blogging. He asked if he could take a picture of us. “Smile Mom!”
Okay sweetie, I’ll smile and tomorrow will be a better day.

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