Thursday, June 03, 2010

OK, OK...

Yes, I've been bad. I've been "living life" and not blogging. There's actually so much that has been going on I've gotten to the point when I sit down in my chair I think I'll just "rest my eyes" for a bit, and know how that old chestnut goes. I think it just gets worse with age. ;)
The lambs are growing like weeds. The winds have finally stopped. It was hard getting good photos of bouncing lambs running 110 mph in winds of 40+ mph. I either had blurs or nose-prints. Or, was pelted with volcanic cinders being thrown about in those winds. I actually had places on my face where the stinging cinders drew blood as they hit me down by the barn. I will try to get some photos up soon...but life just might get in the way.
We are expecting relatives from New Zealand in about a week and a half. And we are delighted they are coming. Both of us can hardly wait!
When your family is an ocean away, you start to cherish visits much more so than if they were a mere two hour flight away. I envy people who talk about visiting family "all the way back East!". Let them try a 14 to 16 hour flight and see if they still have exuberance in their voices. ;) For those of us who don't take sitting in one place for too long very well, long flights can be torture. I think airlines should install treadmills in those big jets for those of use who need "to move". We'd get our moving and the people sleeping with their feet in the aisles wouldn't be bothered. Hmm...if there were enough of us moving on treadmills, could we make it Down Under by using "Human Gerbil Power?" I wonder.
And I have fallen into doing research on my ancestry. What started out as a simple look-see to find out more information has turned into a captivating journey for me. I have run across incredible ancestors and find the history behind them absolutely fascinating. My DH, the Hired-Hand-With-Benefits, has been cheering me on - almost as gobsmacked as I am. This journey has explained a few things both in my mind and soul, as well as educating me more about history I glossed over during educational endeavors. Now, I am enthralled in to wanting to know what lies behind the next turn...and beyond.
I suppose this all encourages the old investigator that I once was. That, and the deeply-instilled training from my father of wanting to see "what happens if we do this!??"
I will try to get back on the farm-track, dear Readers...just bear with me a bit longer. It's getting way hot during the days now. I think we had, maybe, three days of Spring in here somewhere? But, as I mentioned, the winds have died down immensely so I don't fret about having my Nikon outside any more.

Now, if I can just get over this darned cold...


Michelle said...

Oh yes, Rick has been sucked into the geneology vortex, too. Actually, it's kind of nice to see him have a "hobby;" he really hasn't had one for years.

TWO WEEKS! I get to see you in TWO WEEKS! Can your ol' body take bear hugs, or do I need to be gentle?

Robin said...

Have fun with your relatives in town. When we lived in AZ I always missed not being able to see my family all the time. Now at the longest I just have to travel 45 minutes. So much nicer then a plane ride. :)

Sharon Campbell said...

I cannot image flying from New Zealand now. It's so difficult anymore and the waits and lines are obnoxious. You have brave family.

Becky said...

OMgosh! I can't believe we missed each other at BSG!?! When I found out you'd left I was seriously bummed. We will be down in AZ this fall, visiting the FIL through Thanksgiving, maybe I can talk DH into driving up that way for a quick visit. I'll let you know!

Tammy said...

Hey Kathy,
Great to see a post! Somehow you squeaked this one by me. I hope that those big fires are no where near you! I can't believe how awful the winds you describe would be. The geneaology sounds fascinating.
Take care,

Marianne said...

I have been thinking about getting into our roots as well. My Mom (and Mother-in-law) have alot of the work already done, the old-fashioned way of writing letters, etc.. I'd just like to do the internet research piece to see what more can be found. Just trying to figure out how to work that into sheep and poultry chores, garden, etc. Maybe sleep less? Thanks for the motivation...I think I will do it!

All the best.