Sunday, March 25, 2012

New Photo Blog

I have no idea who created this Facebook meme…or even why I chose it for this post.

I have started a new photo blog, Hermitage Photos. While this blog and Lumbering Along with Ursula have quite a few pictures, Hermitage Photos centers on the photos. Each post features a single photo with pertinent information about the photograph and its backstory.

I was inspired to this new blog by my work friend Kara’s photo blog Lights and Flashes. I always start these things with the best of intentions. Lets see how I do with this one.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Corn

New corn popping out of the groundThe corn Dad planted just in time for the rains is popping out of the ground.

We went to visit Dad this weekend. Suna did a great job documenting much of the trip in the Ursula blog. So, I’ll just hit on a couple of the high points.

  • Dad now has his doctor’s blessing to take himself off all his medications. He is completely done with his radiation, and no more chemo. Yay!
  • Dad is getting his strength and appetite back. He basically (not quite) cleaned his plate at both Aunt Di’s and Don Bravo’s. (To be fair, I could’t clean my plate at DB’s.
  • Between Dad, Chris, and the rain, the farm is looking better than I can remember seeing it. It is good to hear Dad talking about doing things for the future of the farm.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

It Was My Birthday

Once Dad would have been on his feet, pacing around the fire. I’m just glad he’s feeling good enough to be out watching it. Photo by: Chris

This will be my third attempt to post a birthday blog. Blogger ate the first attempt for an improperly closed HTML—which X2 used to pronounce “hate mail”— tag. The Blogger editor used to a little more forgiving than that, but I guess they’ve made it so easy to use that it’s extremely destructive.

Other than disgruntlement with Blogger, this has been one of the best birthdays I can remember. Unfortunately, since it’s taken so many times to get this post done, I don’t remember all of the things I was going to list. Here are some of them:

  • Quality time spent with loved ones
  • Good health
  • Word that Dad’s radiation is done with and he’s starting to get his health back
  • Enough rain for burning the brush pile at the farm to be thinkable