Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lazy Bones......

Ideas, though vivid and real,
are often definite,
and are shy of the close furniture of words.
                             Martin Farquhar Tupper


Lazybones, sleepin' in the sun. How do you 'spec' to get your days’ work done? The song runs over and over in my mind, a childhood song that sticks. I can almost hear my Mom’s voice singing it.

Lying here in bed at 7am on a weekday is unheard of in my world. The chores have yet to be done. Oh no, I’m late, is what I am thinking. Hopping out of bed running to the kitchen and looking out the window I can see the orange starting to peek over the horizon. There sits My Hero watching the sun climb, sitting with coffee in hand, smiling. Oh yes now I remember, I can be a lazybones. He is on vacation, meaning I am on vacation. The cows have my replacement for a couple of weeks. He may not have those girls wearing funky hats but he does visit with them every morning without fail. I am sure they love the change of face early in the mornings.


The sun, which I have to point out has been shining for a couple of days here, a couple of days in one month I guess it is better than nothing. Oh yes, yesterday found me cowering behind oversized emergency sunglasses that I found in the bottom of the console in my Jeep. My eyes did not appreciate this sun thing, something it had forgotten. Stinging eyes but a smiling face, this is a compromise that I can get used to.


Along with the no sun thing was, and is, the no snow thing, also contributing to that song running through my head. Lazybones, sleepin' in the sun. How do you 'spec' to get your days’ work done? No snow, meaning no reason for this farm girl to rush off early in the mornings to capture the incredible sights hidden in the bush covered with snowy whiteness. My snowshoes are still sitting on a shelf in the basement no doubt whimpering trying to figure out why I am ignoring them. The drab browns, grays, faded greens of those early mornings actually bore me. I dream of snow and the tracks left in the snow by the creatures of the forest. My tracking them and being physically exhausted while struggling through the drifts, with a huge smile on my face.


I am now sitting with a coffee watching the tractor drive down the lane, My Hero heading to do those chores. I am left to watch the sun shine on the drab no snow, no photo opportunities world,smiling. Smiling, knowing I can be that Lazybones sleepin' in the sun. How do you 'spec' to get your days’ work done?

Knowing, there is nothing to do if I do not want to. A little snow would be nice and I appreciate the sun but I will take whatever it brings. Seems this rambling post shows my brain may be on vacation too.


Happy New Year. I appreciate every one of you who have hung out here in Blog land, listening to this rambling farm girl. Every valley and mountain needing to be climbed this year have been easier, knowing you have been there with me every step of the way. Thank you.


Enjoy your New Year’s Eve everyone. It looks like 2015 is going to be a year of opportunities around here. I will share more in the New Year. In the meantime, I am going to take a few days off because my daughter is coming home for a visit. Oh yes, the year is starting out perfectly. Maybe it will snow.

Lazy bones sleepin' in the sun.

Later

34 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you all.
    Enjoy the time with your family..Hugs M xox

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  2. Minus the farm chores it has been the same here for me as Papa is home on his Christmas vacation to all though no snow we have had frosty mornings and I have been out taking photos of the frost on everything how it glitters in the early morning sunshine and wraps it's self and forms on everything giving it all that extra prettiness ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day and A Happy New Year !

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  3. I look forward to more musings from my Canadian friend in the coming year. Enjoy the visit with your daughter! Happy New Year!

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  4. Happy New Year, Buttons! Looking forward to reading more of your words of wisdom and beautiful photography. Enjoy your daughter's visit.

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  5. Now that's a good vacation! We all need to sleep in once in a while :-)

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  6. Enjoy your vacation..you deserve it.

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  7. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year, Buttons!

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  8. Happy New Year to you. Miss B. Best to you and your family in 2015.
    Enjoy this time your Hubby is on vacation and have a wonderful visit with your daughter.

    I got home from my trip last night. It was great spending the holiday with family and meeting Sister's new baby!

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  9. Lazy days are necessary at times! I hope the New Year brings good family times and plenty of laughter.

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  10. sit in the sunshine for a bit. soak it up. enjoy the snowlessness while it lasts. and enjoy your hero. happy new year!

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  11. Good to hear you get some vacation time!!! I think the last image is my favourite for today!
    Happy New Year!

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  12. I am looking at a very few snow sprinkles, right now. Perhaps my blogging about snow, worked? Nahhhhh, no real snow in our forecast.

    And a Happy New Year's Eve to you!

    Tessa~

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  13. A very Happy New Year to you!
    Dip Elliot and Lynne x

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  14. We haven't seen a lot of sunshine this month either, and when it did come out it hurt my eyes!
    Enjoy your break and visiting with your daughter! I look forward to your writing in 2015. Happy New Year, B!

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  15. Happy New Year! Enjoy your break.

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  16. Happy New Year . . .
    Enjoy the time with your daughter . . .

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  17. Happy New Year Buttons! Hugs to you -

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  18. Happy New Year to you and your family! Enjoy your time with your daughter. And I'll look forward to hearing about opportunities!

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  19. Well, you're allowed to be lazy bones once in a while as long as you feed and water those cows. Happy New Year. I look forward to your 2015 posts.

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  20. I won't expect you to blog with a daughter home to distract you! Mine has been home from Banff since the 21st and all I want to do is be with her. My schedule is totally interrupted. Go create lots of special memories. :-) Happy New Year, Buttons! xo

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  21. Enjoy your vacation, Buttons! The sun certainly has been scarce for the past few weeks and it DOES hurt the eyes when it suddenly appears, doesn't it? Happy New Year!

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  22. Enjoy your rest! Happy New Year to you as well. My husband has been on vacation this week too and it has been so nice to have someone to do all of the extras around here. I have enjoyed my rest. Sleeping until 6:00 has made me feel like a "Lazy Bones, "

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  23. B,

    You and your Hero work hard throughout the year, it's time for a well deserved vacation!!!
    2015 will bring the hope of a better future, and less stress. Happy New Year Sweetie!!!

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  24. Happy New Year B! Enjoy this time off with your daughter - a well-deserved break. Looking forward to reading more of your 'adventures' this year.

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog this week.

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  25. Happy New Year B.
    Let's not resist the rest ~ it's all part of the rejuvenation .
    Bring it on 2015 !
    xox Willow

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  26. Seems so strange without snow doesn't it? Happy New Year!

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  27. Stopping by from Delores to say how much I LOVED your story. Such a hard decision, such a beautiful caring decision.

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  28. Happy New Years B, enjoy being a lazy bones while it lasts, I will be!! Loved your article, such a hard decision to have made - but made with love xxx

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  29. Happy New Year to you and your family and enjoy the special time with your daughter.
    Our daughter has been staying too and lovely to have her back home.
    Best wishes for a wonderful 2015
    Carolyn

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  30. Grace, if anyone deserves a rest, it's you, Wishing you the very best that a wonderful year can contain. And some snow too, right?

    Thanks for all of your patience and blogging friendship, even when I can't return comments.

    Many hugs Jen

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  31. Oh my goodness Buttons ... if you're lazy sleeping until 7am, I'm not sure what that made me just down the road. There's only so long I could blame jet lag! Enjoy that rest and also some fun family time.

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  32. Good for you. I don't think farm girls have many days where they can sleep in and be lazy. Enjoy! Daughter visiting sounds a great way to start 2015. keep the stories coming.

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