Monday, July 13, 2015

Back to what I do best......Work.

Labor rids us of three great evils-
irksomeness, vice and poverty.
                Voltaire


 No more lollygagging around in pajamas all day. No more mornings filled with checking Facebook and posting something silly, while sipping my second cup of coffee. No more flipping the channels on the TV trying to find something interesting to watch. No more thinking about what series I was going to gorge on later in the day on Netflix. All that sitting was bad, bad, bad.

Oh yes it is finally haying season. The weather has changed to something we have been waiting for, and those sunny warm days predicted mean that it is going to be crazy busy. Thank goodness, I need that.


I was actually starting to feel my arteries closing up, wondering if they were just going to stop working, because of the way I have been mistreating them. Oh I have tried to keep myself active with that pole walking class twice a week. I was doing pretty well, or so I thought, but sadly during those days in-between, I seemed to have been very happy in a vegetated state. I ate bad food as I watched the dust bunnies’ blow across the floor, on those rare occasions that I finally had to pull back the drawn curtains to open the windows letting in some needed fresh air. Then I would find myself annoyed while quickly covering my blurry eyes to protect from a blinding light. Don’t even get me started on how many episodes of a series I can watch in one day on Netflix. I am beginning to believe that after the last few months, I will need a Netflix intervention.


On Saturday morning My Hero and I started our day very early. I actually made a great breakfast for us, in preparation of that busy day, and not that cold cereal that the poor man has been eating lately. He went outside and greased something or other while I cooked and sang along with the radio, knowing that finally I was going to be a productive person, the person I have been missing. While enjoying that great breakfast, we made our plans. Big plans together and not my planning what I was going to watch on Netflix while he was outside fiddling around with some piece of broken machinery, something I sadly had been doing.


I was finally excited and thinking about getting grease on my hands, about the sweat rolling down my face and that sweet smell of fresh cut hay filling my nostrils. Happy thoughts, about driving around the fields reacquainting myself with the local wildlife, who would no doubt be welcoming me back, as the dusty baler works overtime behind me. 
My Hero will be cutting the hay on the weekends and evenings, trying to keep me busy through the season while he has to work his off farm job. I am looking forward to the planning of the day’s menus before my long day starts in the field. Cooking early in the mornings to make nutritious field lunches, and filling the refrigerator with our late dinners. There are indeed a lot of things to do. Good things, healthy and active things. I am finally going back to what I do best, and that is work.


I have to admit that I am going to miss the whole Netflix thing, a little more than I probably should. Maybe, there will be some time later in the evenings. Possibly, I may be found sleeping with an exhausted smile on my face, in my comfy chair in front of the TV tuned into Netflix. Tuned into that final episode, the one it took me so many wasted hours to finally reach.


Later

28 comments:

  1. Ha Ha! My husband and I have been hooked by many of the Netflix Series. You don't have to feel guilty about it...there sure isn't anything on TV and you can't be working all the time. Did you watch "White Collar," "Longmier," "Graceland," "Heartland?" The British sure have many to offer.

    They finally were able to start haying down here. Hope that there will be second cutting grass somewhere for my old girl.

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  2. I'm glad that you are back working at what you you love to do. I'm not a person to sit around unless I'm busy at doing something. Just can't get interested in Netflix... My poor arthritic hand are always busy either typing doing something with fibre or weeding and digging.
    Hope that you have a good haying spell. Love your machinery photo.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  3. Your season has gotten off to a slow start, but hopefully a good one. May your summer days be filled with warm sunshine, and cool drinks. Full barns, and happily stuffed sheds, and empty fields. And big smiles and contentment.

    Jen

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  4. Miss B,
    I hope you and Your Hero have a safe and successful haying season. We are waiting for oats and barley to dry and J is going to swath the last prairie hay filed today. We are getting close to seeing the end of our hay season.

    We all go through slumps in life. Enjoy your Netflix when you can and let your body rest. I'm glad getting back in the field is just what the doctor ordered for you.

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  5. You sound perky! Good to hear you are out haying! Hard warm work for sure! I am still working Call the Midwife and Switched at Birth, I keep falling asleep:)

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  6. I loved this post...I need some of your get up and go attitude. I used to have it in abundance. My mom had it way beyond the age I am now.

    I hope things go well in the haying...think of me while you're doing it, and know there is a used to be farm girl that would be loving the smell right along with you!

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  7. It sounds like you are coming home to yourself. Which is lovely - as was your time out.

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  8. Good to hear your back out there ! Me I am outside every day gardening , taking our Miggs for walks , cutting and trimming the grass , taking lots of photographs of the lovely summer nature or just doing some porch sitting I am up and out from sunrise to sun set I love the out doors this time of year . The field beside us was just cut and bailed and I love the smell also took photos of that lol . Thanks for sharing , Have a good week and a good haying season !

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  9. Haying season! A very busy time! I love to read what you write, Buttons! Thinking about you and sending hugs! xo Nellie

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  10. You don't know whether to laugh or cry. You want netflix. You want to work? I guess you'll just have to make the day longer.

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  11. It is a great idea to get outside and do your farm work. The Netflix can wait when the weather goes cold again. Great post!

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  12. We all deserve to be bums of a few days or so! 😀 we've been busy and I get very anxious seeing the dust bunnies blowing around, but " hay" 😀 I just open the door and out they go! Ha!
    A safe and prosperous haying season!
    Cheri

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  13. Stay safe while you are keeping happily busy!

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  14. B,

    Every now and then we all need time to just vegetate, and watch some TV.
    Then when it's time, we walk away from the TV, and work to our hearts content.
    Enjoy, don't work to hard!!
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  15. Good luck with your hay :)
    I hope you enjoy your time on the tractor
    We are starting to think about our second cut. Hoping for some dry days!

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  16. I'm glad you've found your "happy place"...and some sunshine! Happy haying, and stay safe!

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  17. We are still stuck in monsoon season. The hay crop this year... I'm worried!

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  18. This sounds so much like my hubby and me! :-) It was a delightful read, as I recognized us in almost every line! But, my hubby is disabled and I am in not-so-good shape either, so working is out of the question, still there are things I need to be DOING instead of being on the computer and watching TV! :-) I should sew more, sort and organize more, clean more. Gotta start doing that stuff...now where's the remote?

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  19. We have Amazon prime, but it is just like netflix..very addictive. My oldest granddaughter likes to come over and watch her favorite series, and I have to make her get up and go home after she lays around for hours. It's hot and humid here..not sure what the hay market is going to be like- our farmers lost their crops due to the big flood. We are going to have to go off to get hay, I'm afraid.

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  20. We've been addicted to Netflix the past few months too but enjoy it in the evenings together. It's a busy season for farmers right now. Take care and enjoy the sweet smell of the hay. :)

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  21. Glad to hear you are up and about. Nothing like a day of work to get a good feeling of satisfaction.

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  22. always good to get the body moving! Hope your muscles were not too sore?

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  23. Sounds busy! Your breakfast looks yummy. I usually just have the cold cereal.

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  24. Busy times. Happy working and Netflix will still be there....Hugs M xoxox

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  25. Let the fields be your Netflix 😀

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  26. Oh, the smell of fresh hay! <3

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  27. You have to make hay while the sun shines! It always feels great to put in a physical day.

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  28. I can just smell hay after reading your post! I always loved the smells on the farm. Well, most of them. lol! I hope you're doing okay and enjoying the haying season and being back to work! Take care.

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