Sunday, September 21, 2008

September, a wind storm, and other people's blogs

Just some pictures I took at home last week before the wind storm ripped through and did in my porch planter baskets and our artichokes (at least that is what I think the tall flowering plants are that are taking over the north end of our house....Nick's experiments gone wild as normal).
Hurricane Ike brought more winds to Ohio than any hurricane I can remember and lots of people in our township were out of power from Sunday until Friday! Yikes! But no flooding or anything so I'd say we were lucky.
This September is flying by. We lost one more pumpkin (probably would have been my 2nd largest of the year) but have 4 more and are looking forward to weighoffs in the next few weeks.
I have to miss the New Bremen weighoff for cross country and am sad because they are having a pumpkin derby; turning pumpkins into cars. Should be interesting for those who attend.

I always make the mistake of going online and linking to blogs of people who live in more adventurous places than I. I always say this, but as much as I want to live in Alaska / Montana / anywhere I love, I would miss my family way too much. I mean, COME ON, what can be more beautiful than an Ohio September evening seeing your grandma and husband with puffy clouds and blue skies, looking over the patch. I've had the honor to grow up next door to amazing grandparents who taught me so much about life and God and music and agriculture and and and......
And now that she is going through radiation for breast cancer, I am just happy I can see her as often as I want. Through her surgery and everything, I don't think she missed one Sunday from playing the organ at our church. She's been doing it since she was 16 and she is now 76. What an honor it is to play in her bell choir!!!!
I can see my mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, great aunt, great uncle anytime anywhere because they all live within ONE MILE of here.
Where was I going with this? I think Ohio is beautiful. I appreciate it more and more as I get older. I admire / am jealous of people who 'get away' but am happy with how my life is right now.
I love where I live!!!!!


Laura-Jane said...

Hi Christy,

Thank you for visiting our site!

I really like what you wrote here today. It's so important to be able to see your loved ones...

My own grandmother is 99(!) and I miss her terribly. I know that she is quite lonely these days, and not being able to hang out with her is my biggest regret about not living near my home town.

In your previous post you mentioned going back to school. Are you a teacher or a student? :)


Laura-Jane said...

Sorry to leave so many comments in such a short time, but I just noticed that you were talking about geocaching!

Our name is "TeamNorthwestPassage"... We've found over 50 caches I think, but then we moved and bought our farm and...haven't searched for any in almost a year ;) Life took over I guess.

I'm sure we'll get back into it because I love it, though.

Okay, that's it, I swear!

Mossback Meadow said...

Hi Christy,
You are really blessed to live so close to your family. I'm within 45 minutes of everybody, and it does feel good. When I travel, it's always so great to get back to Ohio - it's green, it has woods and fields -- it just looks like home.

I ran cross country in H.S. and in college too - I think we have some things in common. My goodness, you are a young barn groupie. In our county many of the old barns are in terrible disrepair, and are being replaced by industrial hog facilities. Poor piggies.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Polly ( straight west of you about 90 minutes, along The Lincoln Highway).