Friday, March 28, 2014

Wake-up Call!

Progress is the real cure for an over-estimate of ourselves.
                                   George Macdonald



The sound of a door opening shook me from my slumber; I wondered who would be coming into my bedroom in the middle of the night disturbing my travelling in The Tardis dream. I opened my eyes and there stood My Hero with that huge smile I always love to see, I could see the sun shining through the window. Questions filled my mind. Is it morning? Did I sleep through the night? I scanned the room and realized I was actually in my chair in our living room having no idea what time it was or actually how I had gotten there. Could it be that I was still dreaming and in the middle of that Dr. Who episode and really had travelled back in time?

I took a moment to get my bearings then said hello to My Hero and then I noticed he was staring at something on the table beside me. I turned my head and saw a half empty can of beans and some crackers. I was very confused and had no idea where it came from and thinking I must have blacked out, then very slowly reality started seeping with small bits and pieces into in my head. This is really happening and then I knew I may have to rethink this “I can do it all alone” thinking.


It all started earlier that morning when I was checking the cows and I could not see one sign that there were calves going to be born any time today. The cows were taking their sweet time and looked rather comfy while they were waiting, they appeared to be just taking things in stride and not worrying about anything. I remembered thinking I wish I could be like that. I also remembered I was grateful for that because it is still quite cold at night (-14celsius) and I have seen a few Coyotes walking about waiting for the big event to begin also; I honestly do not need more worries right now. I finished feeding the girls and had the usual chit chat and a pet here and there then quickly rushed back to the house to start my day. I have so many irons in the fire these days, and I had convinced myself I could get all of those things done. I now wonder at what cost. I drove out of the drive way to get some of those projects started knowing the more I can get done now before the real busy season the better for me later.


After a flurry of projects, my running around getting supplies, some fretting and the rest of my flying past without one concrete memory day,( well except for a nice visit with my Mom, I never forget those), I remembered standing in front of my pantry staring and wondering what I could make for supper for that hardworking Hero of mine. As I stood there I was wondering why I was so hungry until the realization that it was now 3:30pm and I had not eaten since 6:00 am, then I spotted that can of beans.

Memories of sitting around a table in an old crowded house with a bowl of pork and beans with small pieces of cut up wieners, and the sound of lots of chatter and laughter surrounding me. This feeling of complete calm and happiness while enjoying every single spoon full as it made its way into my waiting mouth and watching my Mother smile as she watched all her hungry children gobble it up, flooded my mind. This was the sense of peace and satisfying calm that I have been struggling to find during these days filled with uncertainty and worry.

I grabbed that can of beans from the cupboard, ran to find a can opener, a spoon and some crackers then opened that can up. I sat in my chair and gobbled up those beans straight out of the can like there was no tomorrow. I remembered feeling exhausted but happy and then setting the can down on the table.

This brings me back to the beginning where I found myself sitting in my chair with My Hero staring at me with his huge smile. I looked into his eyes and just blurted out. Want some beans. His reply, “Sure but can I have mine in a bowl please?” He laughed and so did I.

Now that is why I love this man. He never mentioned one thing about there being no dinner, the fact that the house was a mess or that he had found his beautiful (OK I added that part it was more like dishevelled) sleeping wife with an open can of beans lying beside her. He was just happy to see me finally sleeping with a smile on my face.

Lizzy finished my Mom squares blanket and Mom insisted on trying it out. Now Lizzy is working on Pearly's.
I will be slowing down now. I do not need another wake-up call, sometimes it just takes a happy memory, and a smiling face to make you realize what is truly important.

 I will not be posting till I have a Baby photo or two to share if that is alright with you. If you need to see what I am waiting for Look at this . There are lots of things to see, try typing a word in my search box possibly like Cow or Annie or anything else for that matter I am sure you will find something interesting while I am gone, Hope to see you soon. Take care of yourself OK, I care. Hug. B

Later

47 comments:

  1. Thanks for giving me a laugh and for sharing your day with us. Life gets so busy and sometimes opening and eating straight from a can is all we can do. Have a great weekend. xo Laura

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  2. you obviously needed a rest! funny about eating the beans straight out of the can, though. i've had lots of meals of beans and franks, too.

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  3. Love beans right outta the can! And soup.
    Cheri

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  4. Your Hero is a wonderful man. It's nice when you can laugh about silly things. Glad you got some good rest. Those calves are worrying you silly, I believe. Have a great weekend!

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  5. Sounds to me like your body was telling you it was time for a good old fashioned nap :) Hope you are remembering to take care of you!! Thanks for sharing your warm childhood memories, the way you write always brings a smile!

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  6. HAHAHAHAHA!!! Im fifth in line here so now I can plot my party evil!!!!!! No tardis can hide you nowwww my pretty!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA

    ITS BUTTONS BIRTHDAY WEEK!!!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BUTTONS!!!!!!

    HNHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    EVERYBODY WISH HER A HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (okay, thats enough party evil for today *shuffles off to pick up trees*)

    XOXO

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  7. Awwww, he is a sweetheart!!!!

    And I'm so glad you "got" the wake up call. And will slow down. 'Cause you still have "babies" to see to, eventually. :-)

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  8. happy birthday week Buttons....
    I think you are wise to slow down a bit right now...lots of hard work ahead when those cows start dropping their calves.

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  9. A beautiful post Buttons. I love those beans right out of the can too!!

    Hugs and prayers for you!!

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  10. Wonderful post and you gave me a good laugh! I look forward to seeing baby photos after they've arrived!

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  11. Glad you had a good nap. Sounds like you needed that. I haven't eaten beans right out of a can for ages but it sounds kind of good right now.
    Happy Birthday week! Will be looking forward to the baby pictures. :)

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  12. Aha...Feral Woman is telling tales on you!! Hope you had a happy birthday! And may the calving go well for all!

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  13. "I now wonder at what cost." Calving is a tough time every year. Long days; long nights. Most of the girls know what they're doing, thought some of the "first timers" my have a bit of a tough experience. The darned coyotes need to have some experience of a .270 lead slug coming at them.

    Hope calving goes well. Blessings and Bear hugs to you and your Hero! And the girls, too!

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  14. Hope you have a good calving season, Miss B. Be careful and take care of yourself too.

    J told me the weathermen are talking a storm coming through on Sunday night. Not sure how the storm will track and haven't given any snow predictions for our area.

    Still getting a calf or 2 a day. Hope it stays that way until after the storm.

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  15. Why mess up dishes when a can will serve as well? ;)

    Hope things slow down a little for you soon. I know spring makes everything happen at once and the chore list just gets longer. Better make sure you have a good supply of canned beans.

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  16. Ciekawe jest to co piszesz :) Pozdrawiam i życzę miłego weekendu ! :)

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  17. Ah so it's a birthday week for you Dear Buttons... lovely! Great big hugs to you and I hope you can find the time to put your feet up - literally (and not out of exhaustion).
    Have a very happy birthday. I'm sure your darling Hero and your loving family will see to it that you do.
    All the best to you and your expectant mums :D) xx

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  18. Hmmm. I'm thinking beans on crackers is sounding mighty tasty right now. ;))

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  19. Enjoy your birthday, your family and all that you love!...:)JP

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  20. Take care of yourself, Miss B! I hope the girls and their babes stay safe and warm as winter lingers for just a while longer. Thinking of you!
    Hugs!!!
    Mandi

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  21. Is it really your Happy Birthday week B. or did Feral get grazed by a tree again and go all up wackadoo up there in the comment box hee hee ( love ya Feral)
    Don't ya just love that musical fruit B. ~
    as me dear old dad use to call pork n beans :)
    You take care ~ we will wait for the baby photos , give the moo girls our love .
    Hugs and Happy Birthday :))))
    Willow

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  22. Happy Birthday To You.....Happy Birthday To You.....Happy Birthday Dear Buttons.....Happy Birthday To You!!!!

    Take care of those new babies coming into this world. Can't wait to see new pictures.

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  23. I think it should be a birth"month" celebration!

    I use to eat food from a can when I was in nursing school!! Have a wonderful weekend Buttona!!

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  24. What a life! When you can fall sound asleep in the daytime it's rich!

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  25. Yum! I love beans with maple syrup, brings back memories. Thanks for sharing yours. Now go take a break and take care of yourself. I love the link of the baby calves in that post you shared.

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  26. Oh B, sounds like it is time for a rest! Happy Birthday week to you. It's my "not my birthday" day on Saturday.

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  27. Get some rest! You're worrying me...

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  28. I loved how you set up the story, then flashed back to how it happened. This made me smile :)

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  29. LOVE eating those canned beans! (I can't bring myself to eat them out of the can though.) LOTS of fiber which is very good for us! I'll tell you a secret....I'd rather eat some canned beans than a honkin' big slice of ooie gooey chocolate cake.

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  30. I remember serving pork 'n beans with hot dogs cut up in them to my kids many times. They were pretty tasty! Once in a while, I'll buy those little cans for my hubby's lunch. Happy Birthday! Take care of yourself and hope all goes well with the new mama-to-bes.

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  31. Oh those late afternoon naps are the best aren't they!! Such a great post my friend!!!

    Hugs~

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  32. Oh my that was such a fun story.

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  33. Mmm beaners and weins! I still love them!
    Happy birthday to you hope you have a lovely time off from blogging!

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  34. That is a delightful story but with a moral...you must take more care of yourself.
    Phil used to eat baked beans straight from the can but since diabetes reared its ugly head he is more careful with what and when he eats.
    Exciting times ahead and hope all the births go well and look forward to wonderful pics too.
    We will miss you but look forward to your return when all is well again.xx

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  35. Nice story, well written. You need a break. See you later.

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  36. I love this story, Buttons! Your Hero is one in a million - I love the way you describe his smile!

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  37. i thought someone might have "slipped a mickey" into your beans! ;)
    your hero is not unlike mine. i'm up to my eyes in deadlines while he's doing dishes and laundry. bless both our sweet guys!

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  38. Funny how a simple can of beans can open up a world of memories. Glad you got some rest, waiting for the good news!

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  39. How wonderful that you got such a well-deserved rest. And of course your Hero would not complain, he knows how hard you work, and he knows your worries. I hope some lovely, healthy babies will be born soon.

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  40. Just blogging around and found your blog. Every blog I visit is like meeting someone new. Thanks for letting me visit.
    Susan
    http://join in and go green.blogspot.com
    http://cholesterolfreerecipes.blogspot.com

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  41. In our house, it is the teenage son who love beans straight out of the can :)

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  42. Sorry I am so late in posting to you, B! I am glad you got some much-needed rest. Our bodies tell us what we need, don't they? And I bet those beans were pure comfort food for you. I hope the calving goes well, and I'll look forward to your return! Hugs to you. :-)

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  43. Oh boy, I love this, it's magical what a wonderful crazy fun story, asleep with the beans, and that wonderful man of yours with a great sense of humour, with all the work you do, no matter how much you love it, it must be exhausting, so you do deserve all the side-dishes ;) Good For you Buttons

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  44. Lol beans... There is nothing like a man that appreciates what we do in a day and forgets that he is hungry.
    Sounds like you are busier than a bee.
    I look forward to pouring through your blog.

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  45. Had to laugh at the can of beans and crackers. Something I would grab when I know I need something fast before I die.

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