Friday, February 18, 2011

The Edge

Welcome to the edge.
As we prepared our coffee this morning we gazed out our picture window. The view, always wondrous, offered something extra this morning. The photo shows the edge of the coming storm. We are gonna get slammed today. Wind-rain-flooding. It's gonna be grand indeed!
The birds are chattering about getting themselves fed before it hits. Gracious!
In years past I have sat and waited and waited for storms that never amounted to anything. It has been a satisfying experience this winter to be fulfilled. The rain barrels are poised. The ground is ready to soak it in. Bring it on!

Does absence make the heart grow fonder. Are you disappointed that I have not blogged in a couple of weeks? Or is it me? Am I doing this for myself? Yep. Do I like to share with you too? Yep. So, be patient. I get really occupied with my life and my commitment to writing is not as great as some.

Life around here has been curious. We have had job offers and inquiries and job changes. We have been planting. We have more folks who want to be in our CSA. We are ready to add the second field that is nearby. All of this is on the edge! Bring it on.

I am set to accept a new job today. Call it the new era of working. 3 part time jobs that add up to somewhat of a full time salary. It keeps life interesting. I am excited to live in the time where I can work from my home and my commute consists of driving to beautiful farms across the southland. Does it get any better.

Well, yes. It does get better and that is the edge where I like to live.
How Good Can It Get?


Blessings for your weekend.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


It's a great thing for a mama to see her children excited and happy about their lives. Last night was a double bonus.

Lily has a job. Sam has a job. They are both working in areas that are their passion.

Note to self and others: That's what it's all about. Live a passionate life.

There is a sweet health food store in Fallbrook. It has been a part of our life for many years, as it was once owned by our dear friends. The current owner has been watching Lily cook at church and offered her a job. Lily says she's wanted to work there since she was a little girl. Lily was bursting with possibilities last night. Fantastic.
Sam is already out the door today. He is working for an avocado grove management company owned by a family friend. He too was bursting, as only Sam can. He loves trees and loves to be outside. He made us a particularly tasty dinner and then made his lunch for today. Forward thinking! I see bowls and bowls of guacamole in our future.

My mantra...don't buy avocados. Haven't for years. Do you know where I live? I am surrounded by avocado groves!! Thank you MotherFatherGod.

Small delights for a partly sunny Tuesday morning. So thrilled for the growth and experiences that they will have and then share with us around our happy dinner table.

Sweet February.
Bring It On!

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