I’m sorry I have been missing in action these last couple of weeks. As you may have surmised from some of my more academic blog posts, I am working on my MBA. Yes, I am a glutten for punishment. The weather has turned warmer (ok, who am I kidding 80 degrees is hot) and outside activities are taking off.
I now spend at least two nights a week at riding lessons for my mini-me (MM) and in another week, I will be spending the rest of my time at the ball field. MM is taking up softball and hopefully getting to play on the same team with my niece. I look at the changing of seasons with both joy and disdain. I know you are thinking, WTH? Can’t you make up your mind?
I enjoy the warmer weather because it means that I can curl up with a book on the deck and enjoy the warmth of the sun. I can be outside mowing the grass (no judgment, that is my time to blare my 90’s music and sing without anyone hearing me). I can drive with the windows down and the sunroof open. I love this time of the year.
Now let me explain why I also dislike this time of the year… I live in the country and my husband helps on the farm. This time of year means that every waking moment that my husband has is either spent at work or in the farm. It is time for field work. Fields need worked, corn needs planted, and hay needs mowed. During the winter months, we actually see the husband a bit more but once spring and summer hit, I am basically a single parent who prays for rain. Rainy days mean more family time. Now don’t get me wrong, after almost 20 years of this cycle, we have figured out how to make this work. Sure we get to ride in the tractor as field work is done. But seriously, when you have to get up early for work or school who can realistically ride around half the night in a tractor.
I promise that going forward, I will do better with giving you a glimpse into the country life I live. Be on the lookout for a photography section. It seems I have a budding photographer in the house.