"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Friday, July 1, 2011

Ready ready ready. Ready to run.

Happy Fourth!!!

... "All I wanna do is have some fu u u un!"
(luv me some Dixie Chicks)
I am off for a family reunion in honor of my awesome Aunt's 70th birthday!
Will be driving 8+ hours into the Adirondack's to Schroon Lake.
To say I'm ready is a gross understatement.
I am exhausted and eager to DO NOTHING!
Except maybe read the Joel Salatin book I got The Farmer for Father's Day and enjoy a gluten free hard cider while dippin' my toes in the lake...

I think it's like the prenatal "nesting instinct."
The instinct to leave one's home clean n perfect...
Problem is, what if that home is 115 acres with
an old (messy) farmhouse containing;
5 cats 
2 dogs,
 2 dirty small people
 and two busy large people.
And the grounds house 
10 horses
1 stallion
4 ponies
3 goats
6 chickens
8 guineas
10 fish  and 
umpteen garden beds and pots of flowers.
(in case you're counting I have a backlog of news updates!)

In that case this instinct might kill.
Often it seems more relaxing to just stay home.  ;-)

 I do hope to make some memories and watch more of this -
Cousins jumping off the dock.  :-)

Wishing you all a RELAXING holiday!!!


MamaMonki said...

Enjoy your weekend!! Hope you get to read that book while drinking your cider and digging your toes in the sand!

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Marcia (One Heart) said...

Have a safe and peaceful holiday enjoying the simple things of life.

brooke said...

Have a great one. Sometimes the farm can wait

Vintage Country Girl said...

Hope you have FUN, FUN, FUN. I don't know about you, but the older I get, the more excited I am to go, and even more excited to come back. Crazy, I know.

These will be memories your kids remember forever! Have a gret 4th!

Flat Creek Farm said...

1.I love that song- one of my all-time fave feel good songs :) 2.my list looks very much like yours, maybe with a *few* less critters, and no young 'uns here anymore. nonetheless, it's harder than heck to L-E-A-V-E! 3. Happy 4th - enjoy!! -Tammy

mountain mama said...

sounds like a blast!! have a great time!

Janie Fox said...

Hope you h ad a great time. Your home is full of fun and love , who cares if it isn't perfect in all the nooks and crannies!

Farmchick said...

Have a good trip! Yes...it's not too relaxing getting ready to go or coming back but I am hoping the time in between is precious for you all. :) Come say hi.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh have fun, have fun, have fun...it sounds ideal!!!

Oh so know that cleaning up before leaving...my mother would wear us out before we left and then we really needed that vacation.

Can't wait to see pictures.