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Monday, August 2, 2010

Walking with an Eye to the Sky

When you live on a farm, and farming is your livelihood, it seems you always have one eye on the sky.  We are tuned in to weather forecasts, and I even have a friend who calls me to see what our DTN is saying about rain when he is out in the middle of nowhere. Is it going to rain?  Does that storm have wind and/or hail in it?  Are those snow clouds?  Will it ever rain?  Uh oh! (or Whoopee!) It's a sun dog! (That usually means rain in 24-48 hours).

Sometimes we just look up and appreciate what God has given us or ask for a little help to get through the day.  That's been my latest reasoning for looking up, HELP!  It's becoming increasingly challenging to keep our girls happy.  Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's the construction outside that sometimes keeps them inside, maybe it's the crazy schedule we have had these past few weeks, maybe it's because we are foregoing our annual trip to Hilton Head this year due to craziness and construction.  I need to find some inner peace to keep my Happy Self in tact until the weekend when we will be going on a mini vacation to Raccoon Lake.  After seeing lovely pictures on my new blog friend's page Joyful Reflections and reading about fun times on Grammy Girlfriend, I went digging through my pics for some inspiration, and today I will dig through my Fun Mommy bag of tricks to make my girls' days more fun and exciting.  As inspired by Going Jane, I may clean out my pantry and then give myself a little reward and play with all the new Creative Memories products just out thanks to my eye in the sky Katie, who kept me up-to-date on Showcase.

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.  
~Anthony J. D'Angelo
There, I have given you six lovely pictures to look at, one link to the farmer's best friend, one link to all your picture needs, and four great blogs to visit.  Dang!  It's time to get out there and find your Happy Self!  Good Luck!


  1. Hi Lana! Thanks for your comment. Yes, I'm following you. :) Sorry the video didn't work for you. Here's a direct link if you still want to watch it and it's loading to slowly on my blog.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdEV6kRTfR0.

    Lisa xoxo
    Raising Future Leaders

  2. Hi Lana, Thanks for visiting me... I hope you will return. I am enjoying reading your blog. I have another good blog friend whose family is in farming. She lives in Colorado--and it's interesting to learn more about what they are doing.

    I was born when my mother was 42... My Dad was 53... They were wonderful parents --and I miss them (since they are both gone now). Your girls are gorgeous...

    I taught school also before going into fulltime church work. I am now retired --and hubby and I love to hike (looking for waterfalls) --and travel (taking tons of pictures). We got new cameras this past year --so that helps tremendously.

    When you look at my blog more, you'll note that we love flowers --and my husband grows beautiful Roses. I also love my backyard birds...

    Your pictures are beautiful.. I also love sky pictures and sunrises/sunsets... Wow!!!!

    Hope you will come back to my blog often.

  3. Following you (late) from Friendly Friday! Better late than never! I hope you can follow us back as well.


  4. Following you from Making Friends monday. Follow me back too, when you get the chance ..

  5. Gorgeous pics! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm looking forward to reading more of yours!

  6. Thanks for the shout out...and don't let the pantry get you!!! :)

  7. Thanks for stopping by...I'm following you back!

  8. Thanks for coming by yesterday! Beautiful pics. :)

  9. Thank you for your helpful comment regarding having babies later in life. I needed to hear from others who have been there :-)

    Nice to meet you, I'm following you right back!

  10. Beautiful pictures!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm now following you back. I love hearing of Farm life... my lil garden doesn't possibly compare. But I miss the growing up in rural life.



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