Friday, February 03, 2012

Not The Best Of Times

Hey Everybody.  I'm still here; things just haven't been going as well as I would like lately and therefore I haven't been much in a writing mood.  That's the way it goes though.  Things aren't always sunshine and roses.  Or tomatoes may be a better analogy.
My old company called a few weeks ago and want me to go back to the out of town job to complete that welding.  They finally have all the steel in.  I knew this was probably coming and I did get a month more off than what I thought I would.  I really hate to go out now that it's getting close to planting season but I did get seeds started already and some early lettuces etc. seeded directly in the garden.  I guess I've been a little agitated knowing that I must go back to that work.
I've been a little under the weather the past couple of days too.  A cold or something and been feeling poorly.  The frequent rain is killing me with the arthritis in my foot.
We've also had a longtime issue with a neighbor's son that finally resulted in the police being involved this week.  The neighbors themselves are very nice and well, neighborly, and I hate to have things pushed this far.  I sincerely hope things are settled now and we no longer have a problem.
There's been a few other things that haven't gone well but I think ya'll get the picture!  There has been some beautiful days also.  I'll try to post again before I leave to go back to work.  Hopefully I will be able to work 4-10's and have a 3 day weekend.


ErinFromIowa said...

I have been dealing with some drama here also. Blergh. This too shall pass. Hang in there sister.

Anonymous said...

I notice the same thing: My writing volume goes way down if I'm not in a happy spot (I don't have a blog, but e-mail to friends, etc.).

I'm sorry you're in a rough patch :( It's still nice to see an update though, so I'm glad you posted.

Here's to things looking up,

Pablo said...

Keep on keeping on. Sorry about the gray skies in your life, but they make the blue skies even more enjoyable.

John said...

Keep your head up and keep on keepin' on.

pamit said...

Annie, I like the yin and yang of your blog very much! We all have these times when the light is low. Pam in CO.

Island Rider said...

What Pablo said. Praying for you.

MyamuhNative said...

Tough times in my neck of the woods too!
Sorry to hear about the neighbor problem, but glad you have Jack there to help keep up the homestead while you are working.
And remember that every week of work brings you closer to being able to finish your house!

edifice rex said...

Hey Erin! ugh, hate to hear you've been having some issues. Hang in there also and yes, it will all pass.

Hey R! thanks! yeah, things will get better soon.

Hey Pablo! this is true! we're trudging forward!

Hey John! Amen! we shall.

Hey Pam! (I was wondering if that was you!) well, just trying to be honest here. I don't get as much out of the blogs that only present a rose-colored view.

Hey IR! thanks! the prayers are much appreciated.

Hey Mya! ooh, crap! I hate to hear you are having problems! yes, having Jack here helps so much.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hope all works out well with the return to work, Annie. Yeah it does seem like everything is going well and then you get slammed with lots of downers. Hope things settle down for you.

Floridacracker said...

Sorry to hear that you are passing through a rough spot. Don't you wonder some times JUST HOW MUCH LAND DO I HAVE TO OWN TO AVOID NEIGHBOR ISSUES?!

I hope you get that 4/10 schedule you wanted.

Curmudgeon said...

My neighbors and their kids are afraid of me. Weird. I'm so personable. I have cops at my house all the time. They're relatives. I don't tell them that. Never been robbed, and I live a half block from the high school. LOL I'm probably going to have to start working too. Been off for a almost a year now.

HermitJim said...

Sorry to hear about the rocky road, my friend! I know that having to go back now seems like a bummer, but all things happen for a reason.

I believe that the strength you have shown in the past will give you what you need to get through the rough spots.

As always, I have nothing but good thoughts heading your way!


edifice rex said...

Hey Bea! I think things are getting better. :)

Hey FC! yeah, tell me about it! I think in my fantasy life I would have at least 600 acres, with a house right smack in the middle.

Hey Dan! Sounds like you have a good situation! Our city police are super nice and I have the law on my side with this one so hopefully things will improve.

Hey Jim! thanks bud! I appreciate all of that! I really do.