Saturday, September 21, 2013
Life Lessons....Ooooooo and Cheesecake.
Ok, I couldn't let Autumn pass without a photo of a Harvest Moon.
As I tiptoed around in my back yard to get the shots I was after in my robe and flip flops, grain dust was still flying.
Even at that late hour you could hear the combines humming away, the farmers not even close to the end of their work day.
It's kind of mind boggling to think that our little Province is responsible for the lion's share of grain for the world to eat. It's so cool to find out, as I have over the last few weeks, that there are groups of farmers in our area that get together and donate hundreds of bushels of different grains to countries in need. They donate and devote entire fields to the project, taking time out of their own harvest schedules to make sure it gets off of the fields and on it's way.
Selfless generosity, it's really what makes the world go 'round.
Oh yeah, and chocolate.........ooooooo and cheesecake.
This week, I'd like to talk about some of the lessons the last few days have taught me......maybe in some small way they will be able to help you out.....or not. but there's a 50/50 shot, so what the hell.....
Lesson one.....................never underestimate the speed of a toddler being beckoned by the intrigue of a busy street that must be awesome, because you obviously don't want him to go anywhere near it!
Lesson two................. never underestimate a toddler's desire to pretend to drive your car........nowhere near the busy street.
Lesson three...................never underestimate a toddler's ability to hit/touch/push every button in said car at lightening speed.
Lesson four....................never assume that although you were there and with him the entire time, watching his every move, that he didn't manage to turn things on that subsequently kill you battery
Lesson five....................never tell your smart ass husband what you did............he will laugh at you.
Outside of these tough lessons, we had another busy/awesome week at our shop. We are getting calls from places 2,3 sometimes 4 hours away from people who would like us to help them out. It's pretty great.
As for the next week.....
Well, tomorrow is the "Word On The Street" festival in Saskatoon. My new copies of "Lexi" and "Crazy" made it just in time. I can't even tell you how relieved I was when they showed up at the shop yesterday.
It's going to be a great day with something for everyone. It's a national festival being held in unison with several other cities across the country. There will be authors there from all over, one of which I know has written a fantastic book that later became an Oscar winning movie. There will be books, music, games, food, and it's free! What more could you ask?!
I can't believe they invited me to participate.....again! Absolutely blows my mind to be included!
The rest of the week will involve several more trailers, fine-tuning music for a wedding in two weeks, some grandbaby squeezing, and a run for parts.
Well folks, that about does it for this time around. I'd better get to bed, need to be up and at 'em pretty early......
Thanks again for reading these ramblings....until next time, with my farming roots in mind, I'll leave you with this wish.......
May all go well, without a hitch, without a breakdown, without a stormy sky.
May you collect your hard earned bounty, send it throughout the world, to stop the hunger cry.
May you take a moment to soak in each sunrise and sunset, as you work from one through the other.
May you take the time to really enjoy those tailgate picnics, lovingly delivered by another.
May you know that we thank you for these long hours, nerves, at times, dangling by a thread.
May you know we thank you, with every taste of fresh cut corn, with every bite of our daily bread.
Until next week..........