Sunday, September 16, 2012

Challenges and Perspectives

The last few weeks have been busy.  I have been working hard on the book about Daniel, and on the other book which has been commissioned.  The publisher calls often, and I am feeling just a little pressured.  I try to balance farm tasks against writing, readying for winter, and family life.

   Stephanie has chosen rather than to take on debt for appliances in her new home, to exhaust the possibilities of finding what she needs either in a really good consignment shop, or on Craig's  List. We also peruse Freecycle whenever we can.  She has not found a really good stove in our area just yet, or a refrigerator or a washer/dryer, but she continues to look.   She did buy a gorgeous couch in an antique shop, which was reasonable this week.  I also found an amazing butcher block style kitchen table with lovely sturdy chairs at a nearby garage sale yesterday for her.   My husband cautioned me about buying things when she is not available to okay them, but this was her taste, and she loves it.  Daniel would be so excited for her.  She is creating a lovely home that she can afford.
    My husband is out of the country on a business trip and this is a reminder of how much he does here on the farm. My week will be spent trying to keep up.
      This week although I am certainly experiencing joy in terms of watching my daughter assemble a home, I have to say that things do not make a life. The relationships and the love between people, is all that is really important, and that this love endures beyond the life we know now.

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