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Balancing Act





I’m thinking that this might be the best way to teach men what it’s like to be a woman – stick ‘em in a truck and let them balance lots of things while trying to drive at the same time.

February 17, 2009 - 1:48 pm

Fencepost - Throw in a couple of screaming kids, too.
Yeah, I’m with ya.
I’m having fun just thinking about that one!

February 17, 2009 - 2:14 pm

Karen - Fencepost said it! To make it a truer experience you have to have the screaming kids. Awe, could you imagine. I can see the vein popping out in my husbands head just thinking about it.

February 17, 2009 - 2:34 pm

Carin - I was thinking I hadn’t seen any updates from you for a long time. I scrolled down my blogroll and found you and it hasn’t updated you for 3 weeks, isn’t that strange. I see you have a new look, I wonder if it happened then.

Ohhhh, have I got stories about haulin’ hay!

February 17, 2009 - 8:00 pm - Oh, I have seen these loads before! Growing up in rural Virginia, I followed many a precariously stacked hay wagon around twisty country roads.

Fun post!


A Winner!



Email me at:  with your address and I’ll get your prize right out to you!

I really need to hold more contests because I love reading the responses I get – especially these.  These are difficult and scary times for nearly everyone – full of apprehension and sometimes confusion. It was refreshing (and much needed!) to reflect upon blessings with y’all. Thank you for your honesty and openness.  

And here’s a little something for everyone…

You might have noticed my new favorite font up there with the cows. It’s called Aquarelle. It’s just so… perfect. I lurrrrve it. Click here to download (free and legally!)

February 16, 2009 - 4:01 pm

Fencepost - Congratulations, Melissa!!!
And Thank You, Cotton Wife!!

February 16, 2009 - 8:19 pm

Karen - I love the font. Thank you! Congratulations to Melissa!!!

February 17, 2009 - 6:58 am

cheesychick - Congratulations to Melissa. Her comment was a good one. Hope it keeps warming up for her.

February 17, 2009 - 9:28 am

Caution - Congrats, Melissa! BTW, CW, we just finished the last of the Duke’s mayo. It was delicious, so I’ve been searching around here, but I guess Duke’s hasn’t broken through the Detroit wall. Maybe when I go see my parents in Kentucky at Easter…



‘Twas the night before Valentine’s and all through the town

Men were scurrying

And running around




I always like to go into town the night before Valentine’s Day




Maybe it’s because men are usually so calm and collected every other day




But settle into a panic when they realize they’d better write down something sweet or buy something sweet SOON or else.




What did we do for Valentine’s Day, you ask?




Well… we visited our accountant’s office and went to the Walmart to buy a digital converter box for our neighbor.


Romantic, huh?

What did y’all do for Valentine’s Day?

(Winner of the magazine subscription to be announced this afternoon. Get your entry in if you haven’t already!)

February 16, 2009 - 8:16 am

Caution - Checkered bought me an Iced Cap from Tim Hortons. We took back an exercise bench because when he opened it, it was covered in mold. We took back a gps I didn’t want because he spent too much $$ on it. We watched our son play hockey. We drove our daughter and her friends to the skating rink. We waited in line 30 minutes at Sonic to buy 4 drinks. We stayed up late waiting for our daughter to get home. And then my husband asked, “Don’t you think it was a great Valentine’s Day?”

February 16, 2009 - 8:21 am

the Cotton Wife - There’s nothing like mold to set the mood!

February 16, 2009 - 8:45 am

Liz A. - We did go out for a nice steak dinner and then we went to our fave bar to watch the slam dunk contest on TV. We think 22oz beers are very romantic.

February 16, 2009 - 9:11 am

Carrie T - Let’s see we exchanged cards. Then TNT asked if I wanted to drive 100 miles Sat. evening for dinner. I didn’t want to but since he was trying to be romantic I accepted. However, he got busy working on the race car and I got busy painting the walls in his shop. So by 4:00 we were both tired and didn’t feel like driving 3 hours round trip to eat a steak. TNT cooked rib-eyes on the grill and we were in bed by 9. Yes very romantic.

February 16, 2009 - 9:12 am

Carrie T - Oh wait I forgot. After supper we ate choco covered strawberries by the sink in our PJ’s! See we can be romantic newlyweds. ;)

February 16, 2009 - 12:12 pm

Farmchick - We stayed home and a had a wonerful FAMILY Valentine’s supper! Steak, potato salad. Have a great day today!

February 16, 2009 - 1:11 pm

Fencepost - We cooked ribeyes on the grill and relaxed. Sometimes that’s just enough.

February 16, 2009 - 1:30 pm

the Cotton Wife - I’m glad to hear they were all pretty much like mine!

Peanut and I did go into that last shop pictured and we bought her sisters a balloon that sings when you tap it. Loudly. It sings very, very loudly.

- Jennifer

February 16, 2009 - 1:59 pm

Kate - My husband and I actually went out to a real restaurant, by ourselves! We have two little ones and it was a big deal because this was only the second time we’ve had a sitter… it was especially nice because my husband was only home for a day and a half in between travel for bussiness…he is gone for three weeks! Ugh….

February 16, 2009 - 3:29 pm

Debra - I just had to show my daughter the picture of the last shop. Her boyfriend gave her a bear,balloon and candy that ringers for that pic and she says “aw, how cute.”

February 16, 2009 - 6:23 pm

Dana - Alas! Mrs Pico had to work on St Valentine’s Day, and didn’t get home until 8:30 PM, after a 12 hour shift. She gets a sushi dinner next weekend, and, in the meantime, went out and bought a new dishwasher today.

February 16, 2009 - 8:25 pm

Karen - Oh your little town is so cute. We must see more pictures of it. You have quite the talent.

I just had surgery, so Valentine’s Day was spent with me sleeping and my DH trying to entertain the kids. Poor guy. I will have to make it up to him in a week or so.

February 24, 2009 - 7:13 pm

Klutzy Mama - Your town is cute! Karen beat me to that!
I’d love to see more of it.