Monday, November 29, 2010

Love me some sunshine :-)

It was so warm and lovely today!

A lot of the snow is gone now, by tomorrow there should be very few white patches left - welcome back muddy everything but at least the flocks were happy!

I had a minute to snap a few funny pics of the girls today, here's a preview - more to see in The Chicken Diaries, just click and enjoy.

Cold feetsies cold feetsies cold feetsies -
wait, can I eat that?

So this morning the vet came by to float Jack's teeth (grind them so they make a smooth chewing surface), she said he was at least 25 years old if not more(!), some of his back molars are worn down to the gumline... Poor old man, at least he can eat more comfortably now.

After Thursday night's episode he's only allowed grains soaked to a porridge consistency, I was pretty scared to give him his first meal tonight but thankfully it went well once he realized he didn't have to shove his whole face in the bowl and get it up his nose!

Who, me?

How I love this boy :-)

On a more serious note. I still don't know what I want to do with my life. On the one hand, I'm enjoying every minute of pretending to be some kind of farmer, having no set obligations and just soaking in life. On the other hand, shouldn't I "be" somebody? Having a job, making a difference somewhere? Being a productive member of society - you know?

I don't know if I'll ever live down the guilt, or get tired of being a hermit, or have a proper answer when people ask "so, what do you do?".

If only I could find a way to reconcile all those loose ends.

/end of Musings post/


blueviolet said...

I know what you mean about trying to figure out what you're supposed to be doing, but if you're happy...and you are, right?

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am glad that Jack is doing better...I would have been sick with nerves feeding him too.
Um, the big question? What are you? Who are you? I still grapple with that...but you know what.... Really, who cares? Who are you to Vegas? Who are you to your parents, your siblings, your close friends. Who are you to YOU?
That is what is important.
I have not collected a paycheck in 15 years, but I do make a difference....every single day.
And you do too.

C said...

ditto with suz.. you are critically important and needed in so many lives from people to the animals... just because you dont get paid for the differences you make, does NOT make you a nobody. just be. and be happy. and enjoy what you do daily. THAT is WHO you are. flush that guilt right down the toilet.. it is not justified.
also, read back on some of your posts where you still lived in the city in that small apt. and worked at that job... you were MISERABLE, mon amie, just miserable.

Anke said...

I'm glad Jack is doing better, had his teeth fixed and is eating.
You shouldn't let society or anybody else out there define who you are. Only you should get to decide that!

she wrote: said...

Success is not having the perfect career or "being somebody". You are already somebody. You live a life you seem to take a lot of joy in. There is more to life than what "you do" - I personally can't wait to go offshore where sailors don't care what you do but where you've been, what you've experienced... etc etc. (gettin'off the soap box now) - just check in with yourself, do you love your life? Yes?

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It's never easy adjusting to being home after having a career. You should be proud of what you are doing now and happy that you are able to do it. I so much would love to do what you are doing. You work hard and there is nothing wrong with saying you are a farmer.
You are the only person that has to be okay with this, no one else matters. Who cares what they think!
Glad that Jack is doing better.
Hope your weekend is going well.