Friday, May 11, 2007

Busy Day

Getting comments on a post is like eating icing on a cake. It just makes blogging more fun. You never know what will catch a reader's eye - if anything. I do have readers who never comment or sometimes email me personally, but feedback is incentive. Yesterday, no one mentioned Jesse's sky-diving plans. I thought I would certainly catch some flak on that one. Instead it was the rat story that got most every one's attention. When I mentioned Jesse's sky-diving to my older art girls, I got lots of flak. Some were disappointed that their parents would not let them sky dive with Jesse. Others were horrified that we would consider letting Jesse go. (I shrug my shoulders here) Maybe it is because I can personally understand why she wants to do this. In fact, I can understand why she does a lot of things. And most of the time, I think, "You go girl!"

Toby took today off. He is going to be around the house all day getting ready for the big work day tomorrow. Getting the barn finished is exciting for me, because it means getting my carport cleared, getting my store house finished, and eventually getting all the things in our storage unit (in town) here on the Lazy B. It is just one giant step in organization. It also means that Toby can finish my cabinets, do the trim work in the house, and hang closet doors, because he will have a shop to work in. Our yard and fencing will be projects that come next. And some day, I will have a real house.

In the meantime, having Toby home makes me accountable - I have to look busy. Actually, I have lots to do to prepare a big lunch for all of the workers tomorrow and prepare the house for company. I'd better get a move on.

2 comments:

Buck Pennington said...

Yesterday, no one mentioned Jesse's sky-diving plans. I thought I would certainly catch some flak on that one.

Not from this quarter. As long as whatever proposed activity is legal, or in some rare cases "semi-legal" (definition available upon request), I won't protest those things my offspring want to pursue. I might offer gentle guidance or ask "Why?" but I certainly won't condemn. And that goes double for other folks' kids.

There's my reasoning on that subject...even if you didn't ask! ;-)

re: Getting comments on a post is like eating icing on a cake. It just makes blogging more fun.

VERY true!! I like, no LOVE, it when conversations emerge spontaneously in the comments. It happens all-too-rarely, but when it does...it really makes my day!!

Good luck on the barn-finishing project...I hope you get a boat-load of helping hands and everything goes smoothly!

Catherine MacDermott said...

When I read about Jesse and Lindsay's skydiving adventure the word "kahunas" or is it "kahoonas" came to mind! So I looked it up and here's what the dictionary said: "Bravery or stupidity showing lack of fear. nuts...." I wish I had the kahunas to sky dive too -- I'm with you Lou, I'd say "Go Girl!" too!!!

Hope the barn raising goes well. Sounds like something out of a movie! Can't wait to read about it.

This time tomorrow I'll be in Panama -- or at least headed that way. Six weeks is such a long time to be away, but I know it'll be a fun, educational, and adventure-filled trip!