Totally Overwhelmed (with joy!) - High Speed Update...
Sunrise This Morning
I clicked on my blog to edit my post of the previous afternoon, got up to go do something to "wait" for the blog to come up....and immediately sat back down again because it had already appeared on the screen! OMG!! We've also been able to follow the situation in Egypt by video and audio which we find particularly gripping and courageous on the part of the people; and my friend, Debbi, and her husband were with us last evening for dinner to celebrate MM's 80th birthday; dear girl, she spent most of the evening getting the then intermittent HSI straightened out....had to "re-boot" the modem several times (while knowing what you're doing!)(somewhat important!) and she --techie wizard that she is--showed me all about podcasts and iTUNES, and Google docs, and Google Earth; she got MM's and my Gmail accounts set up as a stop-gap between now and when we switch off of our last ISP. WOW! I am totally overwhelmed. Thank you, Debbi. And thank you Frontier! Taking a coffee break at the moment. Back tomorrow!
Welcome to the country! Drive gently. Slow down. If someone's rudely chewing your bumper, find a wide spot and pull off that one-lane road you've been on for far too many miles. Leave the hurry to others. Invite them to go around. It's all about the journey, not the destination. It's time to explore the things you've always loved and renew your joy in just being alive. That's what I'm doing.
My joy is a small farm, deep in the Appalachians. Its bounty provides self-sufficiency to two "seniors."
Together, my husband, MM, and I, milk a cow, and grow, tend, and preserve a big garden annually. Fruit and nut trees and berries add to the cornucopia; toss in a few egg layers, three pigs, seven cows, and four canine helpers. It adds up to a joyful, sustainable life! We eat locally--as in right here on the farm!--healthfully and seasonally. We gather firewood in the summer to burn in the winter. Each day is a beautiful new adventure.
My name is Elora and I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit! I hope you'll enjoy my photos and thoughts as I take you along with me on my daily journey about the farm, just off the one-lane road.