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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Weekend Bits and Bobs - Loving Every Moment

Long time, no see! I am on hiatus from nail polish reviews, at least I'm not currently accepting PR Samples anyway, but I do intend to post on the blog now and then. When I first started Pointless Cafe, it had zero to do with nail polish. So, while I may post my Nail of the Day now and then, I'm remaining on hiatus from polish reviews at least until the end of this year. I'll re-evaluate at that time.

In the mean time, what HAVE I been up to?

Somehow, in spite of my past use of "never" in connection with "farm," I am becoming a farm girl! Okay, fine. A farm older lady. Since I've moved back to "heaven" from South Lower Hell (aka South Texas) I've been loving the chance to be outside without internally combusting. The trees are green and the land is fertile.

Here's a quick photo "walk" through my recent activities. I have to say, I'm loving every moment. Turning 50 does something to a person. You just want to enjoy life. That doesn't necessarily mean no more working, just doing work you love. For me anyway.

I left the beach, but I didn't leave the water. There are many wonderful lakes...

The Ohio River...

I practically live in Hoosier National Forest and Lincoln Park is so close! Federal and State. Walking in the woods is something I used to dream about when I was in Texas. Now I can do it any time I feel the urge.

Wonderful family...the sort of family time and distance can't separate.  Twenty-six years apart and I still adore them. So happy to be close again.

And the farm? ME? Seriously, I'd never even MET a chicken before. My guy's farm doesn't have animals, but his family's farms do. Check out the hens! (Thanks for the eggs, gals!)

Even with no animals, there's work to be done and I'm learning. I can't even describe my first time on the zero-turn and do it any justice. I just wish I'd had it on video. Okay, mostly I wish I'd had HIM on video when it got away from me and he jumped about 5 feet and had to run as he was teaching me. But it didn't take long. If you don't have a zero-turn, you NEED one. Just sayin'. And getting the hang of mowing so much (and AROUND so many flowers and things) I'm pretty sure at least half of his yard got mowed twice.

Land spreadin' out so far and wide (you're welcome for the ear worm if you're over 40)...

I mowed that! ^

And more work...

Tomato Juice! ^

Homemade salsa! ^

And he can grow anything.

But he's not above buying something pretty for my birthday either...

And the mornings are SO PEACEFUL!

So right now, I'm just taking a little time out for myself.  But I'll see you back here fairly often, I'm sure.

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  1. This post makes me so happy. <3

  2. Oh mah gawd, I can't believe! It looks like you have a beautiful place. I bet you are pinching yourself to make sure it's real! I'm born Texas, lived in various areas of it most of my life, been in SE Texas for years now (Houston) and am dying to live in a place where you can enjoy being outside in the summer! We do have a country place above Huntsville that is really pretty, trees mainly hardwoods, some pines, gently hilly and creeks - really nice - but still, summer heat...
    I lived in south Texas for awhile, also. Hate it. I have a close girlfriend that still lives down there. The last time I visited, I told her she either had to move or come visit - that I just couldn't stand that area, refused to make that drive again! I like lush green trees and stuff!

    A new life and lifestyle can be exciting! Looked like some serious canning going on there. Most of my young life was in south Texas and we did a lot of canning. Of course, it was always in the dead of summer, when things ripened - very hot and humid, the kitchen was tiny and no a/c.

    Hope you continue to enjoy things!

  3. I'm so glad you're doing well!

  4. Your pictures are gorgeous! So glad you're happy!

  5. I am so very happy for you and your new lifestyle! You have earned and deserved every minute of this joy and happiness you have found <

  6. Your happiness makes me happy! <3 <3

  7. It sounds like you really found a piece of peace �� I love it!
    Keep enjoying life to the fullest and live each day in turn ❤ Love you!

  8. How gorgeous! And peaceful!! A far cry from Texas - LOL! I don't know you but I am so happy for you...

  9. OMG the zero turn!! It sounds like you did better than me. I don't think I made it 10 yards before I was screaming for the hubby to make it stop. Definitely an indescribable experience! I'm glad you are taking some time for yourself and just enjoying life.

    1. right? I was wobbling all over the place - very fast.


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