Today is my second try at the dentist. I've confirmed my appointment so I know it is the right time.
Wish me luck!
In other news, my sister read my blog for the first time and wants everyone to know that even though she can lift a 100lb baby calf she is a delicate, fragile flower.
She also thinks I'm weird for having a blog and putting out such personal information for all and sundry to read.
Truthfully, that hurt my feelings.
I don't consider myself weird.
But definitely not weird.
But then it occurred to me that Jody is not into the internet and all its wonder and glory.
You see, she has a real, full life.
Let me itemize just a few of the things my sister can do/does:
1) She works part-time for an upholsterer
2) She knows how to re-cane a chair
3) She can deliver a baby cow
4) She keeps chickens
5) She raises sheep
6) She shears sheep
7) She spins the wool from her sheep
8) She dyes the wool from her sheep
9) She knits with the wool from her sheep
10) She raises pigs
11) She arranges for her pigs to be butchered
12) She rides her horse
13) She has a loom on which she weaves beautiful things
14) She is building a rock garden with giant Vermont rocks
15) She works two days a week as a church secretary
16) She is raising 3 three kids, 3 kittens and a Corgi dog named Morgan
17) She does the chores at the barn
18) She is involved in community activities
19) She keeps a close eye on her aged in-laws
20) She keeps the books for a business that is very often in the red
21) She will rebuild her front porch next spring
22) She is helping her husband and her neighbor build a pole barn on her property
23) She grows beautiful vegetables and herbs in her garden
24) She dries the herbs and then makes catnip mice and sends them to my cats
25) She is teaching her children how to become responsible, independent, free-thinking people
Shall I go on?
With all these myriads of things that occupy her life, it is no wonder she thinks that someone who sits in front of a computer talking/writing about her trivial life is weird.
But I would venture to say that she will keep coming back to read what nonsense her big sister is writing about today.
And I'm sure, if pressed, she will contribute some "Notes from the Northeast Kingdom" for your reading enjoyment this winter.