Thursday, March 28, 2013

And, Blink, a Month Has Passed

Forrest Gump said, "Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're gonna get."  So true. 

Personally, I think life is more like those crazy rollercoasters.  You get in, coast along uphill thinking it's not nearly as scary as they say.  Then, WHAM! Suddenly you're dropping at the speed of light, turning sharp to the left, to the right, fake left, right some more.  Your little car rattles and heaves and just barely makes the loop-de-loop.  Luckily the power of inertia keeps the loose bolts pressed against the floor.  You slow down to a stop and you pray thanks to God that you made it in one piece, only to have the ride flung into reverse.  Finally, the ride ends and you step out on shaky legs, unsure of where your lunch landed but definetly sure that you never want to sit in those sticky seats again.

Yes, so, a month has passed since my last blog post and life has been good.  Really. 

We underwent some major renovations to the house, and after a 2 month stint in a rental house, we are back home.  It was rather nice not to have internet, a car or even regular phone service. I missed surprisingly little on Facebook, as it turns out. 

The house is awesome.  I will post pics.

I attended a beautiful homebirth in early February.  A handsome baby boy, born in the wee hours of the morning, following a crazy snowstorm.  The birth team almost didn't make it.

Weasels ate our rabbits.  The rooster is plotting to kill me.  My bees made it through the winter!  The garden is shaping up in my head.  Homesteading is going great.

Maddie and Richard both turned a year older. 

I have enrolled in courses to become a Certified Women's Health Educator.  I can't wait to start.  It's been almost 15 years since I've been in school, so it will be tough to get back into the swing of things.  The online courses will give some freedom, but will require a lot more discipline.  We'll figure it out.

Richard is awaiting surgery.  He'll be getting brand-spanking new hips.  I've decided that I can't ever top a birthday gift like that, so he'll be getting ties from now on.

There's more, I'm sure, but right now I'm white-knuckled on the roller car's safety bar.