Sunday, November 30, 2008

Oh so many blessings....

I am one of those people who focuses on how blessed I am, usually on a daily basis. My professional life gives me alot of time for introspection as well as daily interface with people whose lives are in sharp contrast to my own. I don't mean that to sound judgey, just that I know I am BLESSED and am given the opportunity for that message to be reinforced many times on a daily basis.

Our family was all together for Thanksgiving. Lindsey, our oldest, and her new husband, Andres came and spent a week. I was off from work and the kids had time away from school. It was great to be all together. Such a blessing. The weather was very nice and we even had some fun with the horses.

The week flew by. Before we knew it, it was time to head back to the airport. We had lots of fun but also some challenges. We recently acquired two Holstein steer calves that we will raise for beef. One of the cows came down with the scours and a respiratory rattle. So the greater part of the week was spent with the "Rusty", the cow, covered with a blanket in the laundry room. We called our neighbors, the Amoth's, and they came over and coached us thru to better health for Rusty. The Amoth's are a blessing to our lives.
This is Rusty with his side-kick Baby Girl. She is the last of seven of our Molly's litter. She is looking for a new home, so don't be shy....send me an email. I know everyone needs a pure bred Lab puppy for Christmas. Rusty is keeping her company since her litter mates all have new homes.
It's good to be back. I have missed all of you. I purchased a couple of items (SD card and USB mini card reader) that will make my blogging the fun that it is intended to be.
Look forward to hearing from you all. If you get a chance check out today's post from Kathie on herbal coasters. These are definitly going to bless someone on my Christmas list.