Monday, March 5, 2012

Praying for Change

Good Morning. I hope you all had a good weekend. We did, for the most part. I could have used another day or two to get some things done but such is life. My goal WAS to try and get the house organized but that didn't happen so I'm hoping that this coming weekend will be more fruitful in that aspect.

I've realized that in the past year and a half, my wonderfull organized life has flown out the window. I used to have meals planned and half prepped and now its a mad rush when I get in the door at night to figure out what we're eating. It has added stress that is not needed or necassary. So it is my goal for the month of March to get my kitchen re-organized and my meals planned ahead of time. I've done the research, found new tools that will help get Byron more involved, and now all I need to do is execute them, which is the most time comsuming part. But I do realize that once we start and stick with it, the time involved will be minimal, that's the whole point.

Once that is organized, it'll be time to get the house work under control. Once, again only recently, have we strayed away from picking up on a daily basis to once a week! So now the house looks like a disaster area which, once again, adds stress that's not needed. I have found a solution to that as well and I'm hoping that execution will be pretty smooth. I've got a list of things to do everyday, just a couple, and I think Byron and I can stick with that.

We are still praying for an employment opportunity for Byron. He has been substitute teaching for several months now but we have not heard anything on a permanent position. There are several openings in some other counties that he has applied for, but we haven't heard anything thus far. We are coming up on the year mark since he lost his position and I know that is wearing on the both of us as well. I pray that something will open up and he will be the best canidate for the job. We are so thankful for our family and friends that have helped us throw this horrible time and continue to help us. Some day, hopefully, soon we will be able to show our gratitude a bit better ;)

In other news..... its getting to be spring on the farm. We are contemplating this year's garden rotation and what to plant. Byron is building me some raised beds for the garden and I need to figure out what we're going to plant in those as well. I would like to really get into the co-planting of veggies and flowers so I need to do a bit more research on that topic. We are also adding some chickens, hopefully, to our farm. Byron is building me a small coop that will accomidate 3 or 4 hens. I'm excited to get them!!! We are also contemplating what to do with our cow. Breeding season is around the corner, so we are faced with the decision on whether to breed her or have her slaughtered. Both have pros and cons. I pray that we make the right choice for the future and not just for today. I'm leaning towards breeding but I think Byron is leaning towards slaughter. Only time will tell.

That's about all for today. Until next time.....


  1. Hon, speaking from experience, we never get organized and never catch up on chores. just determine what's important to y'all and work on that.

    I was wondering about the chickens and the raised beds. Saw a lot of pinterest pinning going on.

    Whatever decision you will make on the the heifer will be the right one.

  2. Hey, Momma! Don't feel badly about the state of affairs in your house. I spent most of Megan's first year stressing over it and finally realized that what mattered most was HER happiness. It will all still be there when she is grown and gone. Trust me, it is never done. Prioritize. I am glad you can count on your Hubby for help. Mine is not so good at it, his mind is always on the garage. But his Mother is a saint and makes up for it in droves. She comes a couple of times a week now to play with Megan and still finds time to clean for me too. I am blessed. I hope you have the same blessings in your life, if not, make it so you can enjoy your baby and husband, the house is just stuff. Hope that makes sense!? You have to cut yourself slack being a working Momma is not easy, sacrafices are necessary and I always say I will sacrafice a house for a happy life any day!