Monday, July 20, 2009

The Good, The Bad, and The Bountiful

Well, we still don't have internet. And I have to say it's actually kinda tough. If I'm wondering something (for example, what's that bug on my tomato plant?), I can't just run to the computer and look it up. If I want to know what's going on with my friends, I can't just check facebook and get a general idea of what's going on. I can't check my email and communicate with people! It's much tougher than I would've imagined.

At the same time, I have been tearing through books like crazy, and in a way it is definitely more restful to be "disconnected." I've been very productive and made a lot of progress unpacking and settling in, weeding, chicken-tending, etc. etc.

AND...there is NOTHING to compare with the awesome amazingness of making your own blackberry fill-in-the-blank (cobbler, pancakes, jelly, etc etc ad inifinitum) because you're getting a bowlful of berries every day. Or making your own salsa with fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes and peppers and onions. Or frying up some homegrown squash and onions and green beans with some backyard eggs and 'tatos. (Although, granted, most of that is from our neighbor. But how great is it that our neighbor gives us all this extra produce anyway?) Or going over to play with the neighbor kid, bringing a bottle of wine from grapes grown just down the road (literally, on our road), and having a great conversation about pregnancy, birth, and parenting with your new next door neighbors.

In other words, we've never eaten better in our lives. We love living on the farm, although there is a lot of upkeep involved. (Heck, that probably makes us healthier too!) Life is good. But I miss the internet.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I can't believe James is three.

I wish I had the darn internet already.

I wish it wasn't so darn hot in Oklahoma.

I really like it when grandparents come to visit.


Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Still here

Still no internet.

Things have been so crazy around here. We finally got out of the old rental house completely, and thank goodness because I was pretty much ready to burn it to the ground. I got a pump. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And then we went out of town and got very sick very quickly.

Also, now Ben's mom and stepdad are here visiting. Oh, and James is having a big THREE birthday party this weekend. Apparently, the craziness never ends?

I've had so many posts running through my mind lately, but they will all be gone by the time I have deent internet access, so here's what's on my mind right now: two of the big differences between me and Ben that I learned lately:

1. If your child stops puking, do you a) stick your hands out to catch it or b) run like heck to get away from it?

2. If you notice cows loose on the road by your house, is this a) a common occurrence from your childhood or b) a novelty of your first time living in the country and thus A Big Deal?

I'll leave you to figure out which answer goes with who. I bet it's not very difficult!

I miss the internet. Someday I SWEAR we will be back. Until then~