Life. That is what happens to us. So many ups and downs and twists and turns.. and before you know it, months later, you realize that your life is just a mess. A crazy, beautiful, busy, sometimes rough, slightly annoyed, work-addicted, colorful life- and I would not trade it for the world.
It’s been a while since I was able to write.. about life, about our crazy chickens, or the newest dog addition, or my kids that seem to have grown like weeds in the past 3 short months. So with that, here is a little update on our favorite Rosy and Pearl! They finally finished their second bout of molting.. oh how I have missed our daily eggs! About 1 month ago, Pearl started to lay her eggs again– YAY!! On the other hand, Rosy has stopped laying hers. I do not think we have gotten an egg from her since before Thanksgiving. My husband believes she is just done… I still am holding out hope. With that, has begun talks of getting a bigger coop in the works so we can have more hens! Our girls like to free range a lot (then again, which hens don’t?!) Now that our days are longer, they get to stay outside longer for their free-range time. They enjoy playing chase with the newest pup, Norvi, as well as play in the big dogs water bowl. They also like to pick oranges off of the orange tree and loving the alfalfa that we start to grow for them!
Spring is one of my favorite times! It is filled with fun events in our city, a perfect time for spending family time outside and also time with friends… crawfish boils are my families’ favorite! Spring is also the time work is busiest– requires a lot of traveling which I could not be more thankful for. Getting to see and explore new areas, regardless of the tragic reasons I am there, brings so much awareness. I learn.. i learn how to deal with people, with life events, with different cultures, all the while, implementing those things learned back at home. I am a very goal oriented person.. If I want something, I will figure out a way to achieve it. Some see that as a threat. I see it as attacking my goals head on and achieving what I want to make ME a better person- despite what anyone else thinks. I have learned to become more free. Free by taking ME time. Not letting stupid, insecure, and overly mean spirited people filled with hate, take me down. Learning that the problem lies with that person or persons and they can figure it out. Learning to apologize to those that deserve it and learning to love the ones that CHOOSE to be in my or my families’ lives. But most importantly, knowing when to walk away and say I. AM. DONE. The focus is on my kids. My husband. My animals. My friends. My work. AND God. Life is: Beautiful. Tragic. Happy. Filled with love. and above all, I CHOOSE ME.