We just returned from a wonderful (almost wonderful I still had my cold the whole time) vacation in Alabama for a week. While the weather was cold and wet in New York it was perfect down south with temps in the 70′s all week. As much fun as we had spending with Uncle Johnny and our family over Thanksgiving I took almost no pictures. Here are the highlights of our pictures:
and what I will miss most about Alabama.
Recently my mom was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. God was looking out for her by having doctors find it on a routine chest x-ray after she had pneumonia last spring. We are not really worried about the cancer as much as we are her kidney. She had a kidney transplant almost 20 years ago and has been doing great ever since. It is scary for a kidney transplant patient to go under any sort of surgery. If her blood pressure spikes during that surgery is can cause huge damage to her one and only kidney. (Please keep her in your prayers on December 3).
Anyways….the past month has been work, traveling to Roswell Cancer Center in Buffalo at least once a week and not feeling the best myself between my anemia and getting a cold I have been dragging ass all month. I can’t even recollect the last time I touched my camera. Photography has become my form of relaxation the last couple of years and I miss it. Sunday we leave for vacation for a week and I am so excited. Gary, Miss Allie and myself along with my parents, Miss Sarah and Zachary are off to Alabama for a week. However; I think my subconscious is trying to tell me it is time to start packing…
The other night I have this dream that I show up at work in this little nightie (which I would never wear in real life). I am so stressed I don’t even realize that this is how I am dressed until two of the guys on our road crew make a remark. I then scream jump in my car and drive to my moms (because in my dream she lives very close to were I work) so that I can borrow some clothes. I get there she doesn’t have anything for me to wear because she packed all her clothes for vacation. She’s organized and ready to go. I think I need to get packed before I show up at work in real life in my pajamas.
p.s. I have twice, yes Twice, this month forgotten to finish doing my hair before going to work. That is really sad when it only takes me about 5 minutes from start to finish.
There are days when I ask myself why do we bother farming. Even though we are VERY small farmers who only raise beef it is very time consuming and the bills from it always seem to appear when there is no money left then we have weeks like this one with “little” reminders of why we do this.
This little girl is just a couple of years hours old and is still wet from her mama cleaning her.
The Proud Mama.
When you see the little one running next to her mom kicking her up her heals playing when she is a couple hours old it reminds me why we do this. Life if good!