I've been thinking about blogging lately. There are so many bloggers that I admire. There are profound spiritual blogs, photography blogs, decorating blogs, running/triathlon blogs, homeschooling blogs, homesteading blogs, quilting blogs, and the list just goes on. It seems to me that the blogs that are most interesting to read are those that primarily focus on one topic. One topic that the author is most passionate about. My problem? I don't really have just one topic that I'd enjoy writing about day in and day out month after month. I think that I have tried, at times, to "be" the other bloggers that I admire so much.
That simply won't work now, will it? It may have taken me 47 years, but I have come to the conclusion that I must simply, and unapologetically be me. I'm sure that some people will be disappointed that I don't write very insightful articles about parenting or homeschooling or any other vast number of topics. To be quite honest, I most likely will touch on those topics at one time or another, but I tend to be more of a shallow meandering creek than a deep river. (The deep river would be Mr. JoyfulDADofmany~ we balance each other nicely!)
So consider yourself warned! You simply won't know what you'll find here from day to day! I have many varied interests. I guess the revelation for me today is that my "many and varied interests" are ok.
This morning while working on school with the younger boys Timmy called out "Look Mother! Look at my dinosaur!"
How cool is that? My super-intelligent 4 year old figured out how to hang his dinosaur from my antique table! "Timmy! That's so cool! Your dinosaur is climbing up on the table! I'll bet he is proud of himself!"
At that point one of my other, shall we say more negative children walked in, saw the dinosaur and commented, "Oh no! Timmy look! Your dinosaur is falling!"
We all had a good laugh about our different perspectives and the need to, in life, choose to have a positive outlook on things. It's a challenge sometimes, isn't it? I think though that the more often I choose thankfulness and joy, the more that those character qualities become habitual for me. I very much long to demonstrate that for my children.
And on other fronts....
Guess what it looks like I'm going to get? Is this not the absolutely cutest rabbit ever?
These are Flemish Giant Rabbits~ and I think I'm in love!
Tom gave me the ok to purchase a Flemish Giant rabbit with some of the money that we earned from selling some of my Nubian dairy goat babies. My plan is to get a doe in the next few days (I found someone nearby who breeds them) and then find an unrelated buck so we can breed them! In the past we have raised both meat rabbits here on our little homestead (we never did really get used to killing such cute animals), and angora rabbits (beautiful, but they required way too much brushing for a busy homeschooling mom). These Flemish Giants should be really, really fun. They are truly "gentle giants," love being petted and held, etc. I'm really excited!
Oh! Before I forget, we are almost drowning in both fresh eggs (from our free-range chickens), and milk (from our lovely Nubian dairy goats). If you live in the area and are interested in purchasing either item email or call me, k?