farm girl

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.



  1. Michael Rhyne on October 31, 2012 at 9:37 AM

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

  2. Marijke on October 31, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    “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. Emily from Seattle on October 31, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    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. Sarah on October 31, 2012 at 11:06 PM

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

  5. BECCA on November 1, 2012 at 7:04 AM


  6. mom on November 1, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    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. Sarah on November 9, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    Here’s a purse that only holds a bottle of wine – I thought you might appreciate this:

    Really, what more would you need?

  8. Greta on November 15, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    I keep checking.

    Just in case.

  9. Sarah on November 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Greta – me too :)

  10. mrs. chesney on November 27, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Is it December yet?

  11. Greta on November 29, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Just 1.5 more days…!!!

  12. Katherine M on November 30, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    It’s almost December!

  13. Sarah on November 30, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Mere hours!

  14. Tad on December 1, 2012 at 4:35 PM

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

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