Absentee – Life Gets in the Way of Plans

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Wow, I had intentions to hunker down and get back into writing. I had set goals, as listed in a previous blog. However, Life is what what happens while you are making plans. So, as many know, we decided to start an alpaca farm. No really, not just chickens, but alpacas. We put our old house up for sale and move onto 8 acres in Rock Village (South Middleboro). I started moving and was living in the new house while Cindy lived in the old. I was getting things ready for the big move, but then the snows hit. And boy did they hit! According to the weather station, after this last dusting, we set the record for snowfall. Needless to say that put a damper on getting things done as I was shuttling between houses to dig each out. I had my snowblower at the new house, so that was a huge help, but when the snows were piling up to the five foot height, the snow blower was having trouble throwing over the top.

Well, things have settled down. We have had some melting. There is some more snow predicted, but we are in that time of season where the temps rise and melt occurs. So a few inches are usually gone in a day or two. I am actually starting to see patches of ground. That is good, because the corners for my raised beds arrived as did the strawberries! Yikes. I need to get out back and plot things out but there is still a foot of snow on the ground. I will get some seed starter so that I will have seedlings. The previous owner actually had a set of shelves built with a timer to control lamps. Probably make use of that. Really shouldn’t plant until May, but have to get seeds started.

Okay, so I took on another challenge. On GoodReads, I got a challenge to set a goal of reading books. I set it at fifteen for the year. I managed two on my trip to Austin. So another thirteen for the year. I also still have the 30 day photography challenge. So I will locate my camera and set a date to start. I should be able to do that at least.

I has also challenged myself to write a blog a week. That also fell through the cracks as things wound up and I spent a lot of time nursing myself after shoveling snow all day. So I plan on getting back to that. The blogs will not just be about getting Rock Village Alpaca Farm up and running, but will also touch on other subjects that I have wanted to do. I used to be a serious writer one time. No really, I was.

Well, I just wanted to do a quick post before going off to bed. I plan on tackling many subjects over the coming months. Some may be light-hearted, some may be dark and thoughtful. That is the way I am though. So bear with me.

My heart to your heart, one heart, one spirit.

Oh, and I have got to get a new laptop. That is one of the reasons I have trouble keeping up writing. This laptop isn’t one of the best I have had. It is serviceable, but I think time to retire it. I bought my son and wife new ones, but hold on to the old for me as I have other things that need attention. Of course, loathing Windows 8 is another reason I am reticent to move. Windows seems to get it right about every other release. Maybe Windows 10 will be the magic one. I just want a laptop that can keep up to the speed of my typing.

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About Emma Morgaine Croft

I have been called many things on my journey, Professor, White Wolf, Rainbow Warrior and Spirit Walker. I had a blog on blogger.com for a number of years. I think the last post was when Papa passed back in 2012. I had also written for World Wide Hippies online mag for a year or so and even won a Golden Note for online writing. I got burned out writing and decided to stop for a bit. The only writing I did was comments on things I shared on Facebook. Unfortunately, that often got into a lot of angry and ugly talk. I try to maintain my cool, but there are just some unreasonable people out there. I found it emotionally and spiritually draining. I saw my niece's blog on here and thought that maybe it was time to resurrect Thoughts On A Cloudy Day. These are my thoughts and meanderings. You can accept them or walk away. I hope that in some way, these thoughts can spark other thoughts and sharing by people around the world. My dream is to make the world a better place for all people. My heart to your heart, one hear, one spirit.
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