Monday, August 22, 2011

proverbs 31 woman {and her vodka}

My weekend was c.r.a.z.y.

And packed full of emotions.
Dang it, why do we have to be so attached to our children?

Leaving Brenden at school was so stinkin' hard.

This was the last pic I took as we drove away.
The freshmen loaded onto 8 big buses to do a service
project in Joplin, MO to help clean up from
the tornado.

I can't think of a better way to kick off a new season in life
than to serve others.
I love, love, love, love, love this school!

Not five minutes after we left, B texted me and said,
"Do you miss me yet?"

I said,
"Yes, I do, you turd!"

Name calling and levity kept me from bursting into tears.

I told him it wasn't too late for us to turn around and come
back to get him...that he could come home with us
and play video games in our basement for
the rest of his life.

He said, no, that the internet at school was better.


Anyway, life at the ranch goes on...

I finally got around to milling some flour with my new grain mill...

Are you as excited as I am about this?
I knew you were.

Hard winter white wheat berries.

I know what you're, Lori really is grain-smart.
Why, yes I am.
Actually, not really.
But I pretend.

Ain't it purty?

And boy did it make a mess in my kitchen.
100% whole wheat flour lightly covering 100% of everything.
It's very farmy.
And bakery-ish.
It's very multi-tasky.
I now have wheat colored highlights in my hair.
Dusty blond.

My new-found homemaking skill led me to greater heights
in my entrepreneurial skills.

My brain just never ever shuts off.

I made 12 pounds of flour, bagged it up in 4 lb. bags,
put a cute little label on it...and
took it to the little country market where I sell
my eggs and gave the old man a sales pitch on why he should
buy my flour.

And he bought it.
And wants more.

I tell you what.

OH! And I got my order of 1 lb. of vanilla beans in the mail today.
I'm going to make vanilla extract.
That's also exciting, right?
Next I just need to go buy a gallon of vodka.
That's one blog post you aren't going to want to miss.

All this Proverbs 31-ish activity is going to have me rolling
in tens of dollars before you know it.
Or just rolling, depending on how much I dip into my vanilla concoction.

Don't worry, I won't forget my humble beginnings.

Now if you'll excuse me,
I need to go spy on Brenden on Facebook.

Brenden, if you are reading this, I was just kidding about that
last part. Please don't unfriend me.


Joanne Reddell said...

You make me laugh, girlfriend!!! Esp your last comment about spying on Brenden on FB....buahahahahahaha!!!

patty said...

Bahahahaha! All this homemaking prairie life stuff just oozes mid-life crisis. Some people buy a make flour. Soon you'll be churning butter! We definately need our girls getaway before you start wearing a bonnet! LOL

Adrian Roberta said...

you had me at Vodka........

Hezra said...

Well, lady, if you get that vanilla flavored vodka going, I want to order a batch... I am seeing that liquor hiding quite well in the ol' spice cabinet. ;-) No one would suspect me as a lush. lol I am excited about your wheat flour! Awesome! I have an awesome 100 % whole wheat bread recipe that is yummy and light. interested? or have I already given it to you? I am mailing the DVDS to you today btw. Sorry. life happened this week. lol sorry your baby boy has flown the nest... :-(

Shonni said...

Your too funny!!!
love you,

Debby said...

Oh make me laugh. Can not wait to see how the vanilla extract comes out....Bwahahahah.......

Gretchen said...

Totally impressed! Keep it up. I can't wait to see what project you find next!

megadog said...

Love the wheat grindin'. Can't stand the thought of sending your baby boy off to school. A Mom has to have a very, very brave heart to raise and allow their babies to grow up!

Jenn said...

I LOVE your blog. You make me laugh and cry. I love that you're a couple "life steps" ahead of me, but that I'm experiencing some of the same things. My two boys are 6 & 4, which means I'm leaving my oldest at school all day which is killing me I miss him. Also we're waiting to adopt from foster care here in CA. Anyway thank you for sharing with us, your humor and honesty have touched my life. Thank you.

Cari said...

you don't live a dull and boring life do you?! lol I think you have way more energy or imagination than go girl. :)

Jessica said...

LOL! Too funny!

Matilda Joyce said...

you are so funny! how did the younger kids do with saying goodbye?

Martha said...

And I thought we were the only parents that called their son(s) a turd - I am so excited that we share that term of endearment!

Holly said...

Tens of dollars?! We really need to be real life friends. I need some friends with cash like that. : )

The Gang's Momma! said...

‎"I want to drink a lot of vodka but I also want to look pretentious." - Inventor of the Martini. - Comedian Jim Gaffigan posted that last night on his Facebook wall.... Made me giggle today when I saw your post.

Can't wait to hear how it turns out... I have always wanted to try.

Anonymous said...

i was just going to tell you... i'm a freshman in college too now. and my mother unashamedly spies on my facebook. and goes as far as to tell me which of the boys i'm now friends with i could end up marrying
[feel free to use that trick.. she wouldn't mind ;)]

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