Like many of you, I’m amazed it’s February already. Where did January go? In a few short weeks the heifers will start calving. Before we know it, we will be busy calving cows.
Friday afternoon we celebrated the life of a family friend that we lost too soon. The High School Gym was full of people who were touched by this special person and her family. A “lunch” was served by the Church ladies at the local social/meeting room. The place was was full of family, friends and neighbors sharing “news”, memories and laughter.
We spent the evening with the family at their home. Again, many friends and neighbors gathered for a potluck and good time. A handful of college friends were around. There is something to be said for long lasting bonding friendships. We easily picked up where we left off and loved the time we spent together. Fun times were remembered and we laughed until we cried. For some reason the retelling of college stories tends to do that.
KJ, Mike and the kids spent the rest of the weekend with J and I! Look for cute kid pictures on Thursday’s post. Saturday after the kids went to bed we sat around watching videos on YouTube. I’m not sure how or why the kids stayed asleep as we were laughing so hard. The guys finally had to shut the computer off because they couldn’t take it anymore. Good friends, good times and funny stuff does the soul good.
Sunday afternoon was pretty lazy around our house. J watched the Super Bowl and I did some odd ball things around the house.
I use Sunday afternoon/early evening to think about the upcoming week. I like to have an idea of the big things coming up and projects that are a priority. This helps me have a direction for the week.
I have two magazine deadlines coming up and Monday I took still life pictures for the articles I wrote. I am not the best at staging a shot. Livestock, animals, flowers and nature are more my style. My little photo shoot started out good. When lighting got iffy and the objects I was photographing weren’t working anymore I quit. I decided to stop while I was ahead, download my shots and see what I had before getting frustrated.
These soapweed and berry pictures are from my trip to Nebraska. I was so excited to have a brilliant blue sky as the backdrop. Even winter can be beautiful when we choose to look at it that way.
I hope your February is off to a great start!