Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy List

If you have little ones, know someone with children, or were once a kid yourself.. you should read out loud to little ears. It makes you happy. It really does. Here’s my current happy list (many books included)
  • socks that match
  • dark chocolate cake
  • root beer
  • extra hugs
  • question quotas
  • Diego’s missing baby jaguar
  • "have a good day" morning goodbyes
  • complicated secret handshakes
  • Star Wars gun equipped highchairs
  • 3 am baby smiles
  • a pigeon who finds a hot dog
  • a 3-year-old who says "I’m the man"
  • hands on head silly dances
  • reading Corduroy by memory
  • coffee
  • more coffee
  • third mug of coffee
  • mac and cheese (sang to the tune of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony)
  • early morning frost
  • cupcake sprinkles
  • Rusty Trusty tractors
  • rocking 30 minutes past baby shut-eye

The time of my life displayed above. Many stories included.

Wishing you good bedtime stories tonight!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

November brings 30 Days!

Hello last days of October!

Next month brings some good reads in the farm blogging world. Starting November 1st, Prairie Farmer blogger, Holly Spangler will write every day with a "30 days" of agricultural "something" theme. Catch up on previous year "30 days" posts here.  Bloggers throughout the Midwest will join Holly with their own "30 day" themes. I will grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a daily good read. I can’t wait!

I joined the blogging party last year, and you can catch up here on my 30 days of Farm Kid Stories. Although this blogging event inspires me to write more often in November, I’m passing this year on the true 30 day commitment…. for many reasons (a new baby, my real-world job, my pneumonia… ugh pneumonia. I won’t be speaking the P word again in this blog. I’ve already typed it two words too many.)

So join me this year in reading the posts of others by clicking on the links in Holly’s posts. Be sure to send these "30 day" bloggers some encouragement with a note on their blog page. Better yet: become an all-year follower of their writing.

Good luck out there reading and don’t forget to read to your little one also!