No-vember

Written by hootenannie on October 31st, 2012

If I happen to cross your mind during the month of November, this is how I would like you to picture me:

Yes.  Please picture me as a happy farm girl with a smile on her face (pig optional).  November will be a month of me keeping the cows and chickens from going to the dickens.

See, I’m feeling more at peace these days than I have in the past year and a half (in case you’re wondering, I credit counseling, the Bible, more sleep, and less alcohol).  I’m learning to be less anxious.  I’m learning to see situations that would usually make me afraid as opportunities to practice trust.  I’m learning that time doesn’t heal everything, but it does heal some things.  I’m learning that hope seen is not hope at all.

After spinning and striving and trying so hard to keep up with life, I find myself with a surprisingly (and blessedly) quiet month on the horizon.  In the spirit of simplicity, I’m choosing to keep it that way.

So Happy Halloween from “Farm Girl,” the only thing I thought to be – and I’ll see you in December.

14 Comments so far ↓

  1. Oct
    31
    9:37
    AM
    Michael Rhyne

    You are so adorable! I will treasure this image (pig included) while you are away. Happy Halloween from a storm-tossed pirate!

  2. Oct
    31
    11:30
    AM
    Marijke

    “I’m learning that hope seen is not hope at all.”

    Love, love, love. I want to tattoo it on my face, but backward. (So I’ll be able to read it when I look in the mirror.)

  3. Oct
    31
    6:20
    PM
    Emily from Seattle

    Have a fantastic November away from blogville. :) Is it okay if I picture a pygmy goat instead of a pig? I like those better. :P

  4. Oct
    31
    11:06
    PM
    Sarah

    Love the stuffed pig… if it were a real pig, I’d enjoy it less. Enjoy your No-vember.

  5. Nov
    1
    7:04
    AM
    BECCA

    SNOSRAP

  6. Nov
    1
    9:21
    PM
    mom

    I think that pig is 23 years old. I’m glad you still have snosrap,
    Counseling, the Bible, more sleep, and less alcohol….would do us all a world of good! I hope to see you in this quiet month! love you tons

  7. Nov
    9
    11:33
    PM
    Sarah

    Here’s a purse that only holds a bottle of wine – I thought you might appreciate this:
    http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/wine-purse

    Really, what more would you need?

  8. Nov
    15
    2:53
    PM
    Greta

    I keep checking.

    Just in case.

  9. Nov
    25
    6:34
    PM
    Sarah

    Greta – me too :)

  10. Nov
    27
    10:06
    AM
    mrs. chesney

    Is it December yet?

  11. Nov
    29
    12:43
    PM
    Greta

    Just 1.5 more days…!!!

  12. Nov
    30
    2:52
    PM
    Katherine M

    It’s almost December!

  13. Nov
    30
    9:23
    PM
    Sarah

    Mere hours!

  14. Dec
    1
    4:35
    PM
    Tad

    Hey! It’s December now. So…um…yeah. FYI.

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