The other morning, the Nesquik container was left sitting on the counter. This was a familiar sight every other week at one time in this household. Now, not so much. As a matter of fact, I had almost forgotten that it ever got refilled…that’s how long its been. This family is full of Quik fans. Nesquik used to come out of the cupboard every single day for someone’s daily drink of choice. Unfortunately, those days have disappeared. Funny how something that once was so familiar and constant just quietly disappeared. A sign of the times – the family unit, as we know it, is changing. I miss those old days!
FYI…there’s activity in the yard. Harvest preparations have begun. The new trailer house is here and will soon be moved to the driveway to be packed. Estimated day of departure – May 1. As of this writing, that will be the day Jim and I will leave the driveway with the first load of equipment – including the combine. Once we get to TX and see what things look like, we’ll have a better idea of when the second load will make its way south. It’s really hard for me to think about this as so much has to be done between now and then. I haven’t even begun to think about moving from the world I’m involved in now (kids, bus, track meets, school schedules) to the world of harvest. It’s always a battle of the mind between those two worlds. I think we all know which one wins but it is really hard making that change every spring. Once I get beyond the denial stage (that my daily thoughts have to change and harvest preps have to be done), what once seemed important in the prior world is now pushed aside and the new world takes over. The day we leave the yard is a good day because the stress is different and what’s been left behind can be purchased at WalMart. The packing, fixing, figuring, closing down of the house, moving kids around, stopping certain household services, the final mow, and the cleaning will all be completed and it will be time to head down that highway to begin the yearly wheat harvest. If I could just wiggle my nose and everything was done!
Now, I’ll share my new “summer cottage on wheels” with you. I LOVE it!
The little area behind the entertainment center will be the girls’ bedroom. By having a smaller second bedroom, it opens the living area up. Great for the rainy days!
This yellow rose is rather significant to me. I dug it out of my harvest grandma and grandpa’s yard before things happened and they were no longer there. It has been the indicator for leaving home and heading south ever since. Regardless of what the year is like, as soon as the yellow rose blooms – it’s time to head south. It hasn’t failed yet.