Today I came across a very new blogger. Well at this time she has posted two blogs. Today’s post really resonated with me.
Those of you who know me, know I have a real ‘thing’ about how today’s young are mollycoddled, wrapped in cotton wool and hardly ever left to their own devices outside in the fresh air. Go over to Heidi’s blog here. Please do. Remember when we first started on this blogging journey, writing our posts and wondering if anyone was ever going to read much less follow us.
And this came up because Darlene Foster posted this today. Darlene was a farm kid from out back Canada (sorry Darlene can’t remember where) and so she particularly liked this and shared it with us. Thanks, Darlene. We townie’s love reading such things.
And one of my favourite farmer bloggers is Cecilia. She is a New Zealander residing in the US and running a small farm. Currently, she is caring for Waimoana, or Wai for short a pot belly pig rescued from a farmer in Kentucky. This poor pig has been treated so badly and Ce is doing her best to help him recover. Here’s the link to the first introduction to Wai. Each day Ce posts on his recovery. Oh, it’s so slow but it is happening. We all have our fingers crossed for Wai.
And another blogger Patricia at Patricia’s Place today mused on being grateful for kindness. and of course, that took me back to this time last year when I was recovering from my big adventure aka accident and I had to learn to accept the kindness offered by everyone. It is often easier to give than to receive and one has to learn to receive graciously the kindness offered.
And today, my sister of choice Chris at Bridges Burning caught my attention with the title of her post ““J.K. Rowling thinks of Harry Potter series as an ex-lover.” She talked about headlines and how they can draw you into an item and how sometimes, they disappoint.
And another of my sisters of choice Dor at Virginia Views talked about the To Do List and how even though we are retired many items just don’t get done. Oh, at least she has Bill to cover for her. How often during those busy, busy years did I think of what I would do when I had the time.
At the start of my blogging journey, I wrote about the busy years and now, once again life has taken a 360-degree turn and things have changed. It is interesting to look back to June 20, 2011, and see how things have changed.
And so the musing of this elderly woman in far away New Zealand comes to an end for another day.
“And as the water continues in its downhill rush over rocks
and the thoughts continue to tumble around in my brain
with no defined pattern or path,
they eventually find and settle into a safe place
and the void is suddenly filled
and my mind is active once again.”
Judith Baxter, sister, mother, grandmother
blogger, and friend