Challenges in Life

My life in 250 words or more.



I’ve taken IQ and Right Brain /Left Brain tests to write a book about . Thus far I’m no genius but have above average IQ and I’m equally right brain/left brain oriented which may lead people to think I’m a little giddy at times. I’m trying to compartmentalize my life into segments for my children and grand children. Which seems daunting to me at this point. Anyway I’m starting with this and here we go……

I’ve been lucky enough to have been born right in the middle of the baby boom era. We Boomers have grown up and lived during the most exciting of all times. We’ve watched man walk on the moon all the way to cloning of sheep and the Fitbit. What marvelous of times!

As late as the 50s, young women for the most part were expected to marry, have children and become housewives. For those female boomers who took the leap and followed your heart by going to college and getting your degree in science and technology, I applaud you. You are the true pioneers in my book.

Marriage was not a priority on my list. My number one goal in life was to have children and be the best mother I could be. When I told mama I would have children married or not she passed right out through the floor and took days for me to tear up the floor and get her back upon her feet. This line of thinking was total taboo. “My goodness what would our little community think. I’d be the talk all over our 8-party phone line”. Which brings me to another story at another time. This is the way my brain works, my friends.

I learned to cook and I make a mean home made pie crust. I sew my own clothes, knit, crochet and embroidery. I love gardening and making soap and lotion. My soap recipe is in an earlier blog. I have many interest and if you ask me if I ever get board the answer is emphatically no. Some days I wish to be bored. Life on the farm is very busy.

Darrell built a new chicken house for our chicks. It’s so much better than the old one. You don’t have to go inside to gather eggs, theres a door that opens up on the outside to the laying box. Our new hens are laying now so were getting plenty of eggs.

We’re getting our timber cut and having the front acreage clear cut for pasture land. Our granddaughter recently bought a horse and we’re getting ready to keep her out here. She’s a beautiful off track 6 year old thoroughbred named Arky Star. She’s the great granddaughter 4 times removed of Secretariat. Our little farm is growing by leaps and bounds. We’re looking for horses for Darrell and myself.


Spring 2016

Well, Spring looks like it may stay with us for a while, and that’s just fine by me. It gets so hot and humid here in Arkansas. You feel like you’re in a sauna when you step outside.

My favorite and only two grandchildren are officially out of school for the summer which lends for a very busy summer for everyone. I really look forward to spending a little more time with them each year when school is out.

It’s so amazing watching them quickly change from diapers to young adults. It also gives me a chance to relive some of those precious moments when my girls were this age. I feel double blessed to have one of each at this time in my life.