Monday, April 22, 2013


I can feel myself hiding again.  I'm on vacation this week.  For a variety of reasons.  The original plan was to hike the Midstate Trail for several days but my daughter really wants to go with me so we'll postpone til summertime.  Then I thought I would hike for a day and an overnight, but as things turnout - that's not going to work either.  So this weekend.......this weekend we'll go hiking.  I need a good dose of the forest.

But I feel like hiding again. I want to go outside and not interact with people at all.  I hate trying to figure people out: what is meant by certain behaviors, by certain words.  I'm narcissistic, I suppose.  I assume when people act oddly, it is because of me.  A new cliche', it is what it is, is so not true.  It's not what it is. It's not even what it is supposed to be.  I'm not really sure what it is.

Today was day one of my vacation and I am exhausted!  I actually have several projects planned for this week.  I started and completed 3 of them.  The completing part is the part that trips me up every time.  I'm really good at starting things, not so good at completing them.  But I did today!

I planted some iceberg lettuce I had started, I nailed the separators on my square-foot-garden box, I built a little annex to house Leslie and Cinderella to keep them separate from their babies so that hopefully, I can start milking them Wednesday morning.

I raked up all the fallen pinecones, twigs and various other stuff by the goats' pen, we moved my new chair up by the mock orange tree, and I did most of the laundry.  I then finished it off by making pizza dough and pizza sauce.  The pizza was excellent! And so easy.  I used a recipe for pizza sauce that I found on  No cooking was involved which initially made me a little hesitant to try it.  But it was really good and it did get the oven on the pizza!

No horse riding today - my car needed a new bearing thing and that took all of my money.  So hopefully, Friday morning I can ride a little bit.

Today felt like spring.  I am  a good kind of tired.  Hoping that tomorrow I feel better but if I don't, I am perfectly fine hanging with my dogs, goats, chickens and pony.



I have days where I want to hide--too--so know how you feel--and I love to work at my own speed and not be interrupted--so sometimes I do not answer the phone!! so you have company on how you feel--
love that spotted baby goat so given a hug for me--
hugs, di and miss gracie (kitty)

Shirley said...

When you talked about not riding, I got to hear all about the horse that my grandson is going to show for my brother this summer. He will be showing two horses. Vacations are not as we plan, but it is good to do just what we want if possible. We have had rain this afternoon and evening. I always like hearing about your animals makes me still wish I could be back in the country. Have a great day and enjoy your vacation because no matter what you do, the days will go fast. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Deborah Hamilton said...

I know what you mean about not wanting to be around people. It will pass. It's good that you have your animals and you're getting some exercise. Sometimes exercise is a big help for getting in a better mood. I hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Lesa said...

I am developing an aversion to that "what it is" expression too. Shudder! But sounds like you had a full and fulfilling day.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Oh, how I adore your blog...and who you are! I quite *get* the No People Talking rule! lol It's sooooo exhausting! Much better to hang with the goats! ;)

I LOVE that you named one of your babies Fergundus! My Fergus approves! ;) Though we do call him Fergus McGurgus! :D

Looking forward to reading more of your posts. (though I am a bad keeper-upper!) Your stuff is so *real*.....I like that!

If your are on Facebook, please do come and search for us at Sisterhood of the Goat (there's also a link on the Goat Borrower page) and share daily goatie life with us. We have so many wonderful ladies (and a few bucks!) who think just like us! :)

Have a wonderful, wonderful SPring Day!


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