In case you didn’t know, I work at a vet clinic and it is calving season right now. The days are long, unpredictable and extremely busy. It is a non-stop barrage of people patients, and phone calls. I consider myself lucky when I am able to leave workΒ on time. It is a good thing. A much needed swift and painful slap on my ass to wake me out of my winter slumber and propel me into spring. As the snow recedes, a flood of summer projects takes its place. We are busy talking, planning and deciding on how to revamp our yard to make it more user-friendly. Will we be able to get all of this done? Not likely. But it is nice to dream πŸ™‚

I saved a life this week. With a combination of technical skill and pure luck, I placed an IV catheter in a recumbent calf. By the end of the day, he was half up and sucking on a bottle. Let me tell you, I am feeling pretty damn great because of it. This wasn’t one of those typical moments in my life where I briefly recognize a job well done and move on. The feeling lit my whole drive home and has stayed with me all week.Β I feel good about what I am doing.

Days off, hubby and I are diligently repairing the basement. I will use the term “we” quite loosely here since he is the one to do most of the work. I hold the boards, close my eyes and press the button on the air nailer. I am super pleased with our progress. It is still a hoarding haven for too many useless things, but we are working on it, and that’s what counts.

It has been good to take a bit of a break from this blogosphere. It just got to the point where I Β was skimming through your posts just to leave my mark behind. Each of you put a lot of thought and time into your blogs and I didn’t think that it was fair, or honest, for me to scan over what you have put out. It is not a popularity contest. Β It is not about the numbers for me, but maintaining a certain amount of Β quality to relationships I have formed here. And I feel very fortunate to have met some pretty incredible people. Thank you all πŸ™‚






63 thoughts on “Update

  1. That calf will remember you forever! I know what you mean. I try really hard to keep up with writing a post every week, answering comments and reading the posts of everyone who stops by. I actually am not trying to gain any more followers for fear I won’t have enough time for all of the friends I’ve made in the past year.

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    1. I feel the exact same way! And I am just too busy at the moment to even attempt at keeping up. I really do appreciate you stopping by for a visit Clare. I promise to return the favor and check in on you soon. xo my friend 😊

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      1. I’ll have to take some time off myself to get the mystery book ready for publishing. Lots of work needs to be done. I may start posting monthly for a while. don’t worry about keeping in touch. I know you’ll be checking in at some time and that makes me happy. Take care…Clare

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  2. You saved a life!!!! It’s a fantastic feeling!!! Congrats!!!

    And I hear ya about not having enough time to leave thoughtful comments. Spring is so busy! Good luck with house and yard. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! I need it! It’s hard to keep a balance in between the two. Flutter here and do this, flutter there and do that. At the end of the day, nothing is finished. But the sun is shining so I can’t complain. Will be over for a visit when I get the chance. Hope all is well with you.

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      1. Yes, the sun is shining! Yay! No rush to visit me; I’ve been more busy with house and yard than blog, so there’s not much to see.

        Also, the fluttering about DOES get stuff done, of course. It’s just not as dramatically obvious as doing a single major project all at once!

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          1. Garden, new roof, brother moving out, reclaiming my studio due to said brother moving out, sick dog… you know, just life stuff. I have to amend my soil for the tomatoes… calcium for the end rot, I think. Must do more research! And the compost has to be turned…

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            1. Is the moving out a good thing? It would be nice to have a dedicated area for all of your creative material. And thanks for mentioning a new roof, we need one too. It hasn’t rained yet, but it started leaking last year (or probably the year before). If the calcium works, let me know! I ended up switching tomatoe breeds and that seemed to help too. Good luck with everything Nissetje. xo

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            2. Thanks! Yeah, the moving is more good than bad, and yesterday he helped me carry my second loom up from its temporary home in the laundry room so I’ve got both looms in the studio now. Kind of crowded, but easier to access! Good luck with the roof!


      1. Still in the progress… Last paper on the 9th of May. My little girl was down with tonsillitis for a week. As a result, she missed school for the entire week. Now we are trying to catch up as much as we can before she sits for her other papers next week. She missed two papers during her sick leave. This will surely affect her overall results. 😦 But it’s ok. Health is more important. πŸ™‚

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  3. Whether you are saving a life or merely affecting one, it creates a wonderful sense of purpose and meaning. Congratulations on your amazing endeavor.
    I’m glad you decided to return to the blogging world. This is a good community that offers a real sense of balance to the “NOISE” the media reports. People understand you can’t comment on every single article. Knowing that our messages are reaching the hearts and minds of so many adds the value we seek.
    Stay committed to your passions in life and you will one day look back and realize how fortunate your life was.
    Seek good health and happiness always!

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      1. Always a pleasure.
        When we feel good about what we do, our energy can be used to restrengthen those who are struggling in life. Reaching out and offering a kind (yet sincerely meant) message isn’t time consuming, isn’t financially costly, yet encourages a person to find hope and direction leading to a better path in life. This is something I consider more valuable than many of the tangibles we strive to possess.

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  4. How did I miss your post…HUMMMM well anyway, glad your back and you sound busy girlfriend…and to save a calf….good job….what a rewarding job….and summer yard projects….what fun…and dreaming and planning are the most important parts…LOL I have been getting up before the sun to go out and play in the yard…its not even hot yet…LOL glad your back….kat

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  5. I love baby season!! What a fabulous thing you did! You should indeed feel pumped! I can imagine the sense of relief and tears of joy you almost (or probably did) shed! Good job you! I enjoy the quality relationships here on the blogosphere as well, so I’m really happy to see your update! xoxo

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    1. I have been visiting here and there when I get a chance. So sorry about that asshole!! (wasn’t able to comment then, my internet comes and goes with the wind)How’s calving going? We are almost done lambing here, maybe another 6 to go.

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