Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Sights, Sounds & Smells of a Saturday Morning...

I smell the yummy, fresh aroma of newly brewed coffee coming from the kitchen. I'm highly tempted by this scent to go and pour me some, in my favorite Japanese mug.
This morning, dad and I went out to work at the barn, as my brother is MIA. He went to pick up some straw for the girls and I stayed to clean the stalls. The cold air revealed my breaths in puffs of white, and I could hear the horses stamping heavy hooves outside, swishing tails, snorting. The smell of freshly opened feed drifted out from the tack room, and hay from the loft. After opening the bags of shavings to freshen each stall up, the scent of pine chips became very strong.
    Winter is dwindling away. The robins have come back, pecking around our back yard. It's so nice to hear he birds again! Tiny little red buds are edging up from the branches, but they won't bloom for quite a while yet. The air is still cold and cutting. I can't wait for Spring...lovely Spring. May is probably my favorite. I'm really, really looking forward to May....
    As Winter begins to draw to a close, I'll kinda miss my over-sized hoodies and's so nice to snuggle into one of those at the end of a cold day.

I want to go to Akita. I know that's a random thought, but, it struck me. =) I want to go to Tazawako Lake in Senboku, Akita. That would be so...ah...nice. *sighs* I'd also like to go to Tokyo, of course, and Kyoto...and yes, I know they're all hundreds of miles apart. But those are the three places I want to see! I'll have to keep wishing....

Today's been good. My animals are so cute. :) I love them so much!!!!!!!!

Always Fighting,

Very Chexy Indeed....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy Birthday, Nathan!

Today's my brother's 15th Birthday...Happy B-day, bro! Love you bunches!

Always Fighting,

Chexy Chickens

Want to meet my girls? Here they are!


Kep and Dex

Crash and Eddie
Esther and Lucky
Joan of Arc and Crooked Toes
Stunt (VERY well named...)
The OTHER Elizabeth

Big Mama

And last but NEVER least, my chicken, Yui! She loves to perch on my shoulder, and I love her to!

ah...I love my girls. =D

Always Fighting,

Monday, January 17, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook

Wow, I haven't done one of these in a while! I'm gonna do one, right now!
FOR TODAY: January 17, 2011
Outside my window… Gray and cold. A faint breeze is stirring the tops of the pines, whispering to them strange secrets and carrying the scent of the mountains.

I am thinking… About how to type my words and make them flow like a blotch of ink that just escaped onto fine paper, leaving a smudge that somehow adds character.
I am thankful for… God's word to me and everyone else. That I can rely on Him no matter what, and that He hears my prayers.

From the kitchen… Silence. Nothing but the little noises such as the hum of the heater, the tik-tik-tok of that annoying clock...

I am wearing… Knee-length gray, ruffled skirt with black leggings, my fuzzy pink socks with snowflakes, and my Old Navy deep blue hoodie that I simply love.

I am creating… Well, my friend just got me inspired to re-decorate my room...which is probably what I'll be doing. =)

I am going… Nowhere. I'm here in my home, safe and warm.

I am currently reading...  R.J. Rushdoony: Roots of Reconstruction, parts of Matthew Henry's Commentary, Sherlock Holmes, and my Bible. Oh, and Learning to Read and Write Japanese. =)

I am hoping… To see my dear friend soon...I miss her. :)

I am hearing…. The clock and the keyboard, both of which tick on and on.

On my mind…. This blog post.

Noticing that… I'm changing in lots of little ways that I can't quite put my finger on.

Around the house… In fairly good shape. Mom and I are going to tackle the den tomorrow, seeing as last week we tackled the kitchen and it is TOTALLY clean! I sat her down and said, "Okay, mom, you have THREE must go." And we did that all around the kitchen. It's very clean and organized now. One thing about it: when I'm married and have my own home, IT! WILL! BE! CLEAN! =D =D =D

One of my favorite things… My friend's voice on the other line. Snuggling into my slightly messy but oh-so-cozy bed every night after a long day. Hugging my horses and kissing their soft, fuzzy noses.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: School, school, school SCHOOL! Oh, and my brother's 15th Birthday tomorrow. =) Happy Birthday, Nate!
A picture(s) to share:..


Yes...I've been in one, lately. Mom bought me some new pens, and I've color-coded what I write. If I write in purple, I'm in a reverie moment or longing for something. If pink, I'm in a happy, giddy mood. Red, ANGRY! =) Blue, normal, cool, calm. Turquoise, ticked off. Deep red, upset. And green, a weird, not-quite-sure mood.
So far, almost ever thing has been pink or purple...mostly purple. :S
Just a lot of different stuff. Life. Friends. God. All sorts of stuff. I've recently run across several verses that caught my attention, for one reason or another:

1 John 4:10-11:
"In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent HIs Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another."

1 John 5:14-16:
"This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests in which we have asked from Him. If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this."

1 Corinthians 9:25-27:
"Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we are imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified."

1 Corinthians 13:4-8:
"Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seeks its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away, if there are gifts of tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away."

1 Timothy 2:1-7:
"First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of truth."

Those are to just mention a few.
     I want to grow closer to God. Sometimes it's pretty hard; but He didn't say it'd be easy, did He? :) I want my friends to grow with me. I want to encourage them just as much as I want them to encourage me.

Today's been kinda sleepy. It's gray and gloomy, and COLD! Also today, we got a giagantor egg that looks like it came from a goose or something! 0.0 And yesterday, we got FOURTEEN eggs! YAY! Ah...I love my girls. :) That's now officially what I call them. =D

I suppose I'll go. Tootle-pip and all that good stuff.

Always Fighting,