Monday, May 18, 2015

281 Steps



That's how many it takes to get downstairs, start the first load of laundry, put coffee in the microwave and let the little dachsie out for a minute.

How do I know?





Our boy couldn't be home last week for Mother's Day. Thousands of young men couldn't be. Soldiers, men who live far away, men like himself, whose jobs take them out of state for weeks at a time.

I missed him just the same, but it is one of my jobs as a mother to accept that our young people have made their own lives....good ones and I am proud of them all.....

 


And the waiting was worth it as there was all the fun when he was finally able to come home this weekend.

He picked up the tractor and he and his dad got it fitted up with new batteries and the required hydraulic couplers to hook it up to our tillage tools.

Then he ripped the disks over a field that has lain fallow for several years, one of our best. Then tried to chisel it, but wound up turning it over with the moldboard plows.



Went to the races with his dad, brother and brother-in-law. I guess despite a rain out they had a great time.

And bought me a phone. For someone who grew up having no phone sometimes and party lines others, any cell phone at all is a wonder. I have used a little one he got me many Mother's Days ago very happily, even though it quickly became outmoded.

However, I did wish for a pedometer and none that we could find worked. I step very softly....

This phone counts them very nicely. (Among other cool things too numerous to mention).

So now I can look at my morning's activities, which sometimes seem like so much when still clouded by sleep and realize.....if I am going to meet that 10,000 step goal I am going to have to get moving...... 

6 comments:

Tina Marie the Willow Witch said...

You are truly blessed.

Cathy said...

What a sweetheart.
But please tell me. What's he doing in the pictures with that stack/pipe?

Anonymous said...

LOVELY for you that phone and counter too...and love the pics...amazing how far we walk in a day..and yes, what is your son doing in the pictures. What a blessing he is to you. Love all of it...Merri

threecollie said...

Tina, we are and I am so grateful

Cathy, he is so good to me. Too good really....He is replacing the damper cap on the exhaust on his tractor. The cap flips open when it is running and flips closed when it is off to prevent water from running down into the engine block.

Merri, thanks, I am so loving that phone! It is really cool. He is replacing the damper cap on the exhaust on his tractor. The cap flips open when it is running and flips closed when it is off to prevent water from running down into the engine block.

Cathy said...

Ah! I love learning about this equipment. It's so impressive what these machines do to get the job done . . . that make it possible to feed the world. And the people that can fix and run 'em are pretty impressive, too :)

threecollie said...

Cathy, thanks for opening my eyes to what I see every day. I kinda take it all for granted....