I took time off this blog to get my life back together and organized once again. Sometimes, that means taking the focus off one’s blog and putting it onto other aspects that need more direct attention. That explains in a nut shell what I’ve done, and I’m also focusing back on the courses I’m taking this semester as well. Some I’ve dropped, others I’ve recently taken up again. I’m currently taking human communication as it seemed to be an interesting course. I’m still dealing with the same issues here at home which is frustrating it and of itself because I figured they’d be solved by now. Hopefully in time they will be. As always, I’m grateful for the readers whom stick around even during my silences, where I don’t post anything for months at a time. Honestly, life gets in the way 99% of the time, the other one percent, I forget I have a blog.
In recent news on the home front, our fence fell in the backyard. Fortunately, it’s not the entire wooden fence, but a good chunk of it. This occurred during a strong storm here when we had some gusty winds come through and it just couldn’t withstand it anymore. The wood used is old and crumbly which explains why it collapsed in the first place.
As you can see it’s still on the ground, although the smaller section I have learning against a wall in our backyard, for now. The good news is that fortunately it’s our neighbor’s fence and he’s offered to fix it. Thanks goodness because for one, it’s extremely heavy to pick up and for another, the expense will be hefty. None of the wood is reusable, and it’ll have to be replaced, re-cut and re built from scratch. Fortunately, we have decent neighbors and I don’t mind the fence being down between the yards for the most part. I just wish he’d fix it already, for personal reasons. On the plus side now that it’s closer to Spring, there’s a tan jackrabbit that hops around here. I love rabbits and seeing this one wild and free is really something. We are so close to the mountains out here that wild life such as rabbits and coyotes, and mountain lions flourish. Even the darned barn owl. I’d like it a lot more if the owl itself wasn’t so big in diameter and wasn’t so loud. Curious what they sound like when they screech or twitter? Do a simple Google search, click on the owl sites and give it a listen. Then be grateful you don’t have one near you. 🙂 😉 In all seriousness, I just don’t like owls…they creep me out.
I also have recently acquired my roommate’s cold…which sucks. Yesterday my throat felt like it was on fire, my ears were clogged and my nose was stuffy. Today I have some cold medicine, some ground ginger which helps, and chicken soup (in a large can, which I’ll probably fix later on) along with some honey and tea. These all aid in easing the symptoms along with the cough. I’m just mainly very tired but I am trying to finish this chapter regardless. I also planted our little white Christmas tree in our backyard, since that’s the reason I wanted it in the first place. It’s made to be planted outside in the ground or in a pot, which I really like, rather than recycle it or just tossing it into the trash can. Okay, I should end here as I’m getting tired and hungry. I hope to post again soon. 🙂 Until next time, Lisa. 🙂 ♥