Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Quick update

Spring has finally arrived here in Northern Illinois. Thank goodness! When it snowed on April 2nd, I thought I might snap. The next day, it was 50s and sunny. Whew.

We are STILL moving. Our projected move date was going to be March 1st, and most of our stuff is in the new house, but we have had a plumbing delay that required the ground to thaw. I have been relaxed up to this point, but now I am beginning to feel a little frustated, because most of our stuff is already there, and my busy season approaches with planting and such. However, I feel optimistic that the delays will soon be over, and I will then have to find something else to complain about.

At the farm, the cows have begun to calf. There are four so far. And we have had some animal excitement here in town. A groundhog has moved in under our gazebo, and has been munching on our irresponsible compost pile. The kids and I have enjoyed watching! My husband has given the little critter a ridiculous name (can't remember it right now), and it prompted us to do a little research. Did you know that "groundhog" and "woodchuck" are names for the same animal?

The kids and I have been getting much more active... walking, gardening, and playing outside.

I am still not back to 100% lowfat raw where I want to be. I have some more to learn about loving and accepting myself. But I am confident that I am going in the direction I want to be going, so it's just a matter of continuing to walk forward.


Sarah said...

Spring is nice, even though it seemed a bit delayed this year.

It sounds like your family is being entertained by nature. Groundhogs can be amusing to watch, unless they are tearing up the garden.

I'm sure the moving delay isn't what you expected, but I'm happy that your confidence it growing throughout this venture.


Kristen's Raw said...

Yay for spring! I love this time of year :)


Azura Skye said...

being outside and doing stuff is soul building I find : ) looking at the fruits of your labour is a great feeling.
moving forwards is the way to go : )

Queen B said...

Are you going to take your irresponsible compost pile with you when you move? Or maybe you can make a brand new one at your new house... LOL! I love groundhogs, too... Unfortunately here in Florida we have only rats... Blessings from the moving fairies to you!

Sarah said...

It's good to hear from you! I'm glad that you are enjoying this time of year and moving toward a good place (both physically and emotionally).


Lannette said...

I'm so glad that everything is going so well for you.

I think I'm enjoying spring twice as much having had to wait so long for it to arrive.