It's almost as if I never left! Key emphasis on ALMOST. I know I have said it many times, but I have to say it again, the tatting community is the best community on earth!
You have all made me feel so welcomed back and your support is what keeps me going.
So thank you very much!!!
I honestly thought that after this amount of time I would be long forgotten.
I am humbled.
I'm definitely not as quick as I used to be to post on this blog and get items listed in the shop. Probably because I have the most rambunctious 4 year old on the planet and she keeps me thoroughly exhausted. Also I am taking care of a farm now, and have all the responsibilities that go with that.
Anyhow, I thought it would be fun to catch you all up on what went on in my life during the last year and a half.
This is not in any particular order, it's just a summary of what pops into my mind.
Here we go:
Drove from Idaho straight to Mississippi in 36 hours.
Moved into the most crooked 80's farmhouse one could imagine.
Bought baby chicks and ducks and then built coops!
Learned how to butcher our own meat.
Had over 1,000 dollars worth of various water leaks.
Took care of six goats for a friend. (this was a total nightmare and could be a very long blog post in and of itself.)
Dog got bitten in the face by a cotton mouth snake.
Husband got severely burned and was out of work for 6 weeks.
I got stung by these mean red wasps that sent me to the emergency room where I also learned that I was allergic to morphine. (this was a terrible day)
Made good friends with all the surrounding neighbors.
Started absolutely loving country life!
Got hit by a tornado and sustained damage to our house as well as loosing over a dozen 100+ year old trees.
Got six inches of snow which apparently hasn't happened in MS since 1947.
Husband healed up beautifully!
I carry Epi pens wherever I go.
Bought and hatched many more ducks and chickens.
Built (and still working on it)a kitchen from absolute scratch.
Lost a pilot in our squadron. (This is still painfully sad).
...and finally and ongoing: Raising a daughter who runs freely outdoors with the biggest imagination possible all without TV and Internet!
This isn't everything, just what I could remember off the top of my head. We are learning so much and gaining so many skills. This really is a dream come true!
Now if we could only move the farm to the Pacific Northwest...