Hey, I'm back!! For now anyway. I'm feeling a bit better but still have a short bad spell here and there. Since I have been feeling better I've been very busy with a number of projects. You can see here that the garden is in full production mode! I've never had okra get this big before and I am having to pick it every day to keep up. The green beans are about the same way and the tomatoes are starting to speed up a little. Today will be spent preserving a number of things. I also have a good bit of pottery to get out and have actually started to work on the last bit of siding on the house again.
I have been wanting to post something these last few days but just haven't been able to wrap my head around any decent topic. Then I got to reading back through the blog, often several years back, and was struck at how (to me) boring this blog has become! Ugh! I don't know; just seems that I used to write a little more interesting post. These lately are just gardening, chicken etc. stuff. And not that that is not interesting sometimes but, I guess it's not very thought provoking. Maybe that's why I've had trouble posting sometimes, because this blog has never been about a particular subject. If you limit yourself to only writing about homesteading or such it's much easier to pick a topic. But, that's not me. I like to wander, both literally and figuratively and I'm in a wandering mood lately! It's funny too how that I have come to feel kinda obligated to you out there also, but I mean that in a good way. I don't mind. I've been writing so long that I feel like my readers are sort of a part of my life. Is that weird? I like to read ya'lls responses to things; hear your opinions and I feel like if I don't talk to you often enough we grow out of touch. Since being laid off I especially enjoy it because I don't have the interaction of people at work anymore. I know I have probably lost readers due to my scattered approach to blogging or I have just offended people with my talk! That's okay too. If you don't have a sense of humor you don't need to hang here. But many of you have been around a looong time and I appreciate that, even if you've never said a word. But I'll get you to talk to me one day my pretties! lololol! It's kinda funny that I do blog in a sort of scattered way because I consider myself a rather organized person; nitpicky even. But life is not organized often and I prefer to show things the way they really are. For some reason. Why would someone write about their life for all to see? Is it my ego? Or simply for acceptance? Hhhmm. Nah, I think it's just to make new friends.
I often go a week or more without leaving the homestead here. And for me, that can feel very isolating because I like to talk to people. Jack is good to understand this and to encourage me to take a day every so often to wander to the city. It is usually combined with business errands but I can ramble around and see new things. Take my time and explore a little, you know. We are even going to try to wander up to Chattanooga next week maybe for a short little getaway if we can. I often think that if I ever won the lottery, let's say, I would make arrangements for things to be taken care of here and then I would buy a very reliable, economical new vehicle and an atlas. Then I would just start driving and I would wander all over the United States. I would come home a few times a year I guess. I know that sounds weird because I have put some much effort into building this place and I love it here. But I just love to see new things. After I go for a while I get it out of my system and like being home again though.
So, that's my rambling for today. I just felt like chatting with ya'll about not much of anything. What are ya'll up to today? Anything exciting?! I may have some new topics to talk about soon and a new adventure to tell you about but I don't know for sure yet. Maybe a little more rambling before I'm done.