....My parents are, that is. It's been several years since my mom's had a chance to go with my dad to the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society's annual convention (or, as we call it, "The Organic Convention"). This time, things will be different! Both of my parents are leaving very early in the morning to attend the 2-day convention in Aberdeen. I know they'll have a wonderful time. Dad even arranged for them to have all their meals there with the group (all very healthy food, naturally) as a belated-birthday gift to Mom, so we didn't have to pack them any food except for breakfasts. :)
Meanwhile, back at the farm, my brothers and I will be taking care of the "Critters" and cleaning the house and cooking and playing games and doing some work and......? On Saturday, Andrew will be gone all day, helping his good friend, Jonathan with instructing/supervising an all-day Appleseed Shoot event in Minot. I'm sure glad that Jacob knows how to feed the cows! I'll gladly milk the cow if he'll do that! :)
We had a very good day here at home, Mother and I. Imagine it----both of us home, together, all day! We did a lot of laundry; finished getting our very-belated annual family newsletters ready to be mailed; I made bread, pizza, and buttermilk cookies with icing; we did a kitchen-full of dishes; did some necessary paperwork; chores; and Mom is right now finishing up with their packing.
Our guys were over by Spiritwood all day again today and got the one cleaner all taken apart and brought home. Now they just have the whole other one to do......
I just read this verse in Proverbs (22:29) and thought it was very fitting for our gentleman:
"Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men."
Yes, very fitting indeed. Oh, and if there are any mean men reading this, :) , please, won't you just be nice? ~