Monday, January 17, 2011

Slow news day

Ok, so it's actually a slow news season here at the farmstead. Not much to blog about.  Not much to do.  I'm good with that. 

This time of year, resting is all we feel like doing.  And eating.  Mostly carbs.  So, between carbo-loading and sleeping, I am quickly becoming the size of Jabba The Hut.

The longer we live here in the country, the more we become in sync to nature's cycle.  Wow...that sounds oober-hippie-sappy...but it's true.  Spring comes and I'm working at my seasonal job and rushing to get our garden planted, while keeping up (or not) with daily chores.  Then summer is when we try to get outside projects done as well as tending the garden.  And then harvest starts....and seems to continue right up until winter.  I'm not complaining.  That's just the way things work.  So I don't feel too guilty for spending the extra time resting right now.  At least that's what I'm telling myself. ;)

I have been quilting, which has been really nice.  Our first years here, we were scrambling non-stop to keep up with the firewood and work to make the house livable.  Having the free time to just sit and quilt is something I appreciate all the more after those frantic days of hauling wood, uphill, in the knee-deep snow.

As for my Jabba Butt, I'm sure it'll be gone once spring hits.  Between biking 7 miles a day, working, and getting up way before sunrise (hard to believe I was ever a morning person), I'll once again be a brown stick.  With any luck, just in time to visit the beach!!

That's our big plan for this year: a visit to the beach.  We are still working out which beach.  We live smack in the middle of Ohio, and are hoping to hit a southern beach within a reasonable driving distance, so Florida will have to wait.  Little Sis has never seen the ocean, so this will be a very memorable trip.  We're not looking for attractions like amusement parks (I still don't understand why people want to visit places that smell like vomit), just a nice area of beach and not too many sharks.  I'm open for suggestions!

10 comments:

the Goodwife said...

I know you said Florida is off limits due to the drive, but Navarre Beach Florida is GORGEOUS. It's our favorite vacation spot. Beautiful beaches and not a lot of people. It's in the panhandle between Pensacola and Destin. Just a thought for sometime when Florida is an option! :)

Country Wife said...

Thanks, Goodwife! One other person had already suggested Destin, Fl., so that must be a really nice area. I lived in Daytona for a while, have been to Miami, the keys, and Sarasota, so Florida is definitely on our list of places to visit.

Nancy said...

Oh, you lucky! We haven't been anywhere since we got married in Vegas in 2001. Oh wait -- we drove to South Dakota to visit his mom twice. Does that count? haha!

Jabba Butt. You make me laugh. :)

Country Wife said...

Nancy: We've only had one family vacation (other than trips to visit family) in the past 13 years, so we're due a trip to the beach. lol

Daclaren said...

I'll recommend the one we visit every year - the Wildwood/Cape May area of NJ. Cape May is my favorite, but it's more expensive to stay there, so we usually stay somewhere in the Wildwoods and drive to Cape May, Ocean City (the nice one in NJ, not the overrated one in MD), Stone Harbor, etc. Atlantic City is also a reasonable drive from the Wildwoods.

Let me know if you need more info...we've been going there yearly since 1997, so we have a pretty good idea of where to stay, where to go, what to do, etc.

jayedee said...

i've heard myrtle beach, south carolina is nice, but if you change your mind and come to florida instead, give me a holler....we'll do lunch *she ways in her best hoity toity voice*

giveaway on my blog if you're interested: http://lifeinthelostworld.blogspot.com/2011/01/time-for-giveaway-yippee.html

Country Wife said...

Thanks, Dac, I'm definitely going to look that one up. How long does it usually take you to get there?

Jayedee, I'm absolutely looking you up when I eventually get back to Florida!! Thanks!

Daclaren said...

We could make it in 4 hours, but we usually stop to eat, so it's closer to 5.

Country Wife said...

Awesome! Thanks!

Country Wife said...

Darn! Anywhere between 8 - 10 hours from here, depending on which map I check. Why am I so far inland?? whyyyyyyyyy?????