Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Yep! That's me! Classically behind!

Work is insane.
Programs are looming.
Events are in need of coordinating.
I still owe Three Verde Fridays, a Spring Swap and Seika's Yule gift.
And, if I'm not mistaken, my daughter's Cold Stone Creamery trip from November 2009.

The yard cries for attention.
I long to tapestry crochet and play in the dirt, though not at the same time.
The weather refuses to cooperate.
And Darla thrives. A wee hoof forward every hour.
And the barn seems to move farther away each day.

Two Sundays ago we spent the day romping the pastures on a sunny, fairly decent and dry day. She stays at my heels and is a grand walking buddy! She loves to snuggle with me in her pen after her bottle and has a bottom end getting too big for a Maa's lap....but I haven't the heart to tell her.

She chases chickens and kittens and goes nose to nose with any of the big, ol' Jersey Boys but remains terrified of goats. She knows "goats go up" and "goats go down" but her favorite part is up. When faced with a goat, any goat, she flat drops like a WWII soldier under air attack. This confuses Lawrence who, although he is a two year old buck, is still a gentle sweetheart.

I'm missing blogs and my own writing projects, leg shaving and hair coloring.
I'm pretty positive the laundry room is still there but it's been awhile so I really can't be sure.

My dog is a saint. My cat is a constant. And my fur family seems scattered since Darla's return to the farm.

But I have unconditional love.
And friends and family who care what's going on. (You know who you are Amy and Heidi and Deb!)
And Goat Sisters who get it.

So who's to care if I'm a little behind?


Photo of Goat by Picasso


Pricilla said...

I've been behind since I started going forward. At least that's what the publicist says....

Millie said...

Now that I'm retired, I'm right where I should be. The human, now, she's way behind and seems to be going farther backwards each day. That unconditional love makes it all worthwhile, though.

Claire the Shepherdess said...

I'm so behind, the people in front have already caught up with me and are on their second lap. Pffft. Worry not!

Pat - Arkansas said...

I've been thinking about you. Even if your life is hectic, it's good to know that you're hanging in there. Thanks for the Darla report; I've been wondering.

Marigold said...

The goatmother is behind (and has a large one). It happens.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Being behind is a way of life. I am finally here to visit with you! I adore goats so much - really wish I had one (or even two). But I can share them through you. Have fun playing catch up - which is what I am trying to do! :) Theresa