Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Days and Days

My Loving Cousin brought it to my attention that I have been neglecting my Blog, thereby neglecting you! The email that I got this morning started with, "Are you dead?" LOL

Well I'm not dead! Maybe one day closer, but not gone yet =) I have been very busy here on the farm, cleaning, tearing down old, saggy fences, brushing the shedding horse, cleaning up the piles and piles of manure that accumulated all winter. Now I need to clean out my chicken house, clean up more manure, plant a little garden (since we aren't sure how long we'll be here on the farm, we might as well settle in for the summer and that includes some planting!) I need to do some major spring cleaning. Then the farm will be ready for people to come look! Hopefully they show up in HOARDS!! Maybe so many people will want it, there will be a bidding war and we'll get twice the asking price!

Okay, so I live in my own little "Mindy" world. It's really nice here, always sunny and warm, I have lots of chocolate, frappes and cookies, and I NEVER gain a pound! Yep, it's pretty nice here in Mindy World. Stop by anytime! I always enjoy company =)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thank You!

The people that came to look at our place liked it. They are just starting their search for their new home however. With this being a buyers market I doubt that they will buy our place, but at least someone came and looked! Thanks so much for your prayers and good thoughts. We really appreciate it!

Through all this, I knew that I was going to have to sell all my horses and livestock. Everything has sold or been re-homed except for my chickies and my Andalusian horse, Destino. We haven't had much interest in him, and everyone wants him for next to nothing. So with Hubby's blessing we have decided to go ahead and keep him. We will have him gelded in the coming weeks and then if we end up having to board him out, if our place sells, God willing, it will be more affordable to do so. I am very happy and very excited about this. He is my absolute DREAM horse and I've had a hard time letting him go. The fact that I don't have to now is a blessing in itself!

I thought I would share a picture of him with his bridle on. He will be a two year old in June and his 'official' training starts now!

Here he is with my youngest. It was drizzling out and Logan 'needed' his umbrella. I think Destino would have liked to have it as well as he HATES the rain =)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Prayer Request

We are in need of some prayer today and tomorrow. FINALLY someone wants to see our house! I'm so excited and nervous. I know it's the first showing, and it's not likely that the first people to look will actually buy, but I also know that prayers NEVER hurt.

Please pray that the people like our place and please pray that this is just the first of many showings, to these same people, or new ones!!

Thank you so much =)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Writing, writing, writing...

Today has been a quiet day, just me and the computer. I have been in a writing fog for most of afternoon. It seems like I just sat down to work on my book and already 3 hours have gone by! I guess the old saying, "Time flies when you're having fun" is really true! I have really enjoyed getting back into my novel and re-learning about Jo. She is such a fun-loving character with a dry sense of humor and a definite dream.

Even Angus has dreams and goals...

He is just certain that he can open this and get Ben's bug out...

If only he could get the lid off!

It reminds me that we all need to dream. If we stop dreaming we stop living. Having dreams and goals is very important in our day to day life. Sometimes dreaming is the only thing that gets me out of bed in the morning. I feel driven to get up and get on with it! There is work to be done, if the dreams and goals that I have are going to be met!

What is one of your big dreams?

Friday, March 13, 2009


My youngest had a temperature at school yesterday, so I kept him home today. He is such a sweet little guy. All morning it has been so quiet, you could hear a pin drop, or the whisper of an angels wings.

I'm sure we had some angels hanging around, it was just so peaceful. Logan was busy drawing and writing his "book" and I was reading. I love mornings like these. They fill me up and help me through the rest of the day.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I took this picture this morning while the boys were eating breakfast. It's a jar of raw and natural honey. Isn't it beautiful?? And taste!! WOW it's soooo good.

Eating healthy is something that we take seriously here at Ladybug Farm. We eat natural and organic whenever we can. We NEVER eat fast food, we don't drink pop, or allow our kids to, I make our bread, we eat eggs from our own chickies, we don't eat meat. The list could go on and on. We feel it's very important to eat as healthy as we can afford to. And eating healthy tops our list of things to do, budget wise. Also there is just something wonderful about eating food grown locally, that you KNOW isn't covered with pesticides. There isn't anything better than a freshly picked tomato.

Friday, March 6, 2009

My Favorite Things Swap!

I got it! I got it! I'm jumping for joy, inside, because I'm still sick, coughing, runny nose, aching lungs... you get the picture... BUT I got it!!

I got My Favorite Things from my new friend Catrina over at Thoughts From the Fire. I am so excited! Let's see what's in the box, shall we??

Ooooh what a pretty box! I'm thrilled with it already!

Oh man!!

Holy Moly look at all those favorite things! Let's dig it...

A drawstring backpack! Just what I need! Thank you Catrina!!

Music! I LOVE music and I LOVE hearing new Christian bands. I can't wait to give it a listen...

Movies! I LOVE movies! We have over 200 movies, but we don't have this one, and it's always been a favorite of mine ;) In fact I took it out, unwrapped it and it's playing as I type! Thank you!

Candles! I love candles! I haven't had PartyLite candles in FOREVER! My cousin used to sell these and I really enjoyed burning them. I can't wait to smell them.

I haven't EVER had Milk Duds! I opened them and tried them and YUM! Chocolate and caramel what's NOT to like!?

I'll have to give this kind a try. I've never tried this brand, maybe I'll be able to wear it!

I haven't ever read these books and can't WAIT to get started. It's so EXCITING to have a new book to read!

I LOVE this book. It's so funny because I almost sent you a copy of it as well! LOL Wouldn't that have been funny!!

Ooooh I LOVE lip gloss and I've never tried this kind. Yummmy...

And you even thought of my little Angus! How sweet! He is so excited. He was nosing around helping me take stuff out. He must have smelled these ;)

This has been sooo much fun Catrina! I really enjoyed it. Having a package today was JUST the thing I needed. I wasn't having such a good day today, but it surely has brightened up!! A BIG HUGE THANK YOU to you!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Darn it. I missed yesterday's walk down memory lane.

I had to go to the clinic, to find out that I have pneumonia, again. I HATE pneumonia. It makes me feel so tired and weak. I also have an ear infection that is wreaking havic and making me feel very dizzy. Fun.

Sorry to be such a whiner. I am just SO sick of being SICK! It seems like every couple of months I'm coming down with something. It has GOT TO STOP!!

Phew! I feel a little better now. Sometimes ranting really does help ;)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

10 Things I Like About Me

Again, I missed Monday! I was feeling pretty sick yesterday. I'm so sorry! But I'm here today and ready to play!

Here is how it works;

1) I will start us off with a list of 10 things that I like about me.
2) Then I want YOU to write 10 things that YOU like about YOU, and post them in My Comments.
3) Then, I take all the people that play, put their names in a hat and my boys draw a winner! I'll post the lucky winner on my blog, the first Monday of NEXT month. Yes! You get a PRIZE for telling me 10 things you like about you!!

10 Things I Like About Me:

1) I like my curvaceous body =) (No really I DO!)
2) I like my sense of humor.
3) I love my family!
4) I like my eyes, they are brown with gold flecks in them.
5) I like my taste in clothing.
6) I like my love for books and learning.
7) I like my ability to type REALLY fast!
8) I like my imagination.
9) I like my legs.
10) I like that I'm a fun person to be around.

Whew! I made it through!

Now it's your turn =)


Announcing the winner from last month! I only had two players, Annie and Lori. Thank you girls for playing! I put your names in the hat and the winner is.......


Congratulations to you!!

And here is what you've won...

A journal! Hand covered by ME =) I hope you like it! Please email me your address, AGAIN, I wrote it down, but I don't remember where... sigh. Thanks so much for playing!!