"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

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bunnies n Eggs on the Farm

It's finally been feeling like Easter 'round here!

No, not because of anything I've done with bunny decor.

Mother Nature has provided the bunnies and egg hunts!

This bunny was dozing in our driveway when I pulled in last week.
I about had to honk to get him to hop off.
I think he'd been enjoying the warm pavement.

Silly chickens have been hiding eggs in the bushes and hay bales!

They are "Easter Eggers" who make pretty blue n green n pink eggs

 It reminds me of an old card from my Aunt Betsy that I love and framed~
There's a hen pulling a small wagon of brightly dyed eggs and she's saying;
"Time to get home kids, I don't know what you were doing hiding under those bushes. And wearing all that outrageous makeup! Wait until your father hears about this!"

So guess what I'm sharing with my family for Easter?! 


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Thanks friends! Update

I so appreciate every body's kind words and support!

Thought an update on Merit (n family) was overdue...

Merit came home from surgery at the hospital and slowly but surely got stronger and brighter.
Just last weekend I finally felt she'd regained her zest and appetite.
Poor thing was too thin from the pain of chewing (and tummy ulcers?)
But it's been a real roller coaster.
She continues to have new smaller abscesses that develop and need lancing.
Each time I begin to feel confident, there's another setback.
Kinda like this spring, huh?! 

Today the vet was here at 8 am to lance a small abscess, then later I returned from a school meeting to find a fast growing new ugly swelling near the original site! soooo
The vet's coming back later...

Good thing we  LOVE  Dr Link ~
we see her often and have prolly bought her a trip to Europe at this rate!

Fingers crossed n prayers said that this new swelling doesn't go downhill fast.

We've had plenty of fun too despite this wicked weather...
Impossible to believe that Sunday was 32 n snowing and 

Monday we enjoyed spring peepers, sunshine and 64 degrees!!!

This morning for April Fool's Day (before the vet came)
I did easy / silly pranks like a whoopie cushion n fake buck teeth, falsehoods about a school delay and stuffing shoes with TP in the toes (last year it was ice).
I had more ideas, but less time.  :-(

We also enjoyed silliness when our Leprechaun visited and again caused mischief with green milk, juice n toilet water, upturned furniture and streamers of TP. Thankfully he also filled shoes with rainbow candy and left Lucky Charms!

Although we've not been able to get out fox hunting, we've been exploring pony racing and have had fun cheering for our sweet n talented neighbors The Leathermans as they run ~and won!

We're so ready for some relaxing and EASY play days, but even time to work on outdoor projects and dig in the dirt would be wonderful.

Thanks to you all friends! I'm praying that YOU are well n enjoying warm, sunny days!