Tuesday, August 12, 2008

On the Other Hand

It would make things SO much easier if the guy driving the other car, or should I say motorhome hadn't changed the story about how his inattentive driving led to an accident that caused damage to our Suburban.
On the other hand, we are EXTREMELY blessed to have auto insurance. We might only get stuck with $500 to pay instead of a couple thousand.
My life would have been lots less stressful if we hadn't hit a deer the other night and caused several thousand dollars more in damage to a DIFFERENT vehicle.
Oh the other hand, we have a very attentive body shop and insurance adjuster who took care of things within 24 hours of our call and now what happens next is up to us.

Farm life would be calmer if I didn't have four roosters (who I can't bear to eat) always making a racket and getting into my garden or duking it out with each other.
On the other hand, Backyardchickens.com has some wonderful members, and I am able to give one of my roos away to a home who really wants one - he'll be the only boy there! I'm thrilled!
Speaking of chickens, my garden keeps getting invaded, and those fluffybutts seem to be competing with me for who gets to the cucumbers first.
On the other hand, my chickens continually give me wonderful eggs, good company and there are more cucumbers than I can eat anyway.

My husband is really busy right now. He isn't going to make the trip to Idaho this weekend with me, and it makes me really sad. I wanted to spend time with him, I like him! I enjoy being with him and I hate being apart.
On the other hand, I am SO lucky that he gets the summers off, and I am also blessed that he spent several weeks with ONLY us, and not off doing things for his job. We got undivided attention, and he now deserves a few days to catch up on his projects (one of which, is MY new chicken house!)

I am really distraught about the condition of my house. It is a disaster. It's quite obvious that we've been spending many hours and sometimes days, away from the home. Someone complimented us the other day, on how our place always looked so nice when they drove by. I'd freak out right now if they needed to come inside for some reason!
On the other hand, I am continually AMAZED at how God has blessed us with the home we have, (even though it is quite small for the six of us) on the acreage we own, with the view we have. How did I get HERE? Now, if I could just stay IN the house more than 20 minutes at a time, maybe I could whip some of it back into shape before school starts. Or - maybe I'll do it after school starts, I'll be a stay at home Mom with no kids for four hours a day beginning September 2. And this, my friends, is why I don't homeschool. LOL

One last thing - I'm sort of sad at the amount of "friend time" that has been missing in my life lately. Being BUSY has kept me from the emailing, the instant messaging, the little tid-bits of time that kept me in touch with those that keep me sane.
On the other hand, I get to spend some really GOOD bits of time with some really GREAT friends in the next week. Not emails, but in PERSON. How fantastic is that?

Speaking of friends and sanity, Nancie from More than Conquerors has blessed me (and several others) immensely with not one, but TWO awards! I know Nancie from her contributions to Word Filled Wednesday. She is someone else whose words and images help keep me sane, and she's a wonderfully sweet person!
The first is the Sharing the Love Award. I, am passing this award to all of you who have posted comments to my blog.
The rules of this award are: SHARE THE LOVE!!! Share this award with all those blogs out there that you love. All the people who make you smile. All those that make you laugh. All those that make your day. All those that leave uplifting comments on your blog. **All I ask, is that you include a link to this post at Memoirs of a Mommy with the award and ask your recipient to do the same**

I was also given the Friendship Award!

Thank you friends! I'd like to pass this particular award on to ALL my blogging friends, because each one of you is so very special to me. I thank God every day for such a world full of wonderful people that God has put in my path.
Blessings to you!

1 comment:

Farm Chick Paula said...

This post is like a roller coaster! You bring me down, get me up, repeat.
Hmmm... I kinda like it!!

So sorry about you 'burban trouble... I thought the one we had was jinxed. Well, really it was, that's why we traded. Actually it was called "The Money Pit." When we weren't spending $130 filling it up (it had a 42 gallon tank) it was in the repair shop.
Needless to say, I love my new (used- new to me) 4Runner.