Yesterday I stepped in a cow patty. I also had biscuits and gravy, pecan pie, and fell asleep in a recliner. I finished an entire book. And I learned how to knit.
I’m clearly 100. You may call me Grandmother now.
We are at my in-laws farm and my husband is in his element. He loves farming. If it wasn’t so serene or amazing for my redneck children who haven’t missed a lick of technology, I’d be scared.
We’ve been eating off the land without even dial up. Cousins spied constellations like the Big Dipper and Lesser Bear under the clear Oklahoma sky. It’s slow and meaningful living and it’s exactly what we needed.
There isn’t a department store or mall for dozens of miles. But that wouldn’t bother me… I did every bit of my shopping online this year.
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I hope you are enjoying time with your family. As we sat around the farm table last night, we had a beautiful conversation about toots (beans were on the menu and there were junior high boys, so it was inevitable). My nephew said “ladies don’t toot.”
My youngest popped up and said, “Oh yes they do! My mom does it all the time. Sometimes in the car.”
Lies, all lies.
It might be time to go home.