The Players:

Darling: The brave hero, love of my life
Crunchy: The crazy drama queen, hippie crunchy, fiber-freak
Formerly-known-as-Teenaged-Cave-Dweller: The now happily married wayward teen daughter, currently without a part but for an occasional guest appearance-again.
Australian beast-in-law: the transplant from Australia who swept the Cave Dweller off her feet
SNG(AKA Science Nerd Girl): the 19 year old sanity creator, Mom's all helper, now part time college geek
Pickle: The 17 old sensory seeking/avoiding mother hen
Tink: The 15 year old auto-immune compromised fairy nut
Cactus Jack: The 13 year old drama king
Don Juan: The 12 year old ladies man
Duck: The 9 year old cutie patootie
Doodlebop: The 7 old independent sass box
Sugar Man: The 5 year old sweetie flirt monster
Frodo: the 5 old chunky grandson
Sassbox: the 4 year old firecracker baby
Biscuit Smidge: the 4 month old shrieky dragon granddaughter

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


The snow is flying today. I am aggravated that my barn isn't finished, but understanding that my husband's hands only move so quickly and his time is even more limited than my own. And there are days, I am certain, more precious. He works so hard to take care of us so I can stay home.
We've been spoiled. The Wyoming winter has held off until today. We've had sunny and warm, mild temperatures. My poor goats won't know what to do!
First fire of the season to really warm the house is in progress, the children are snuggled in jammies, after spending weeks fighting off colds-and losing horribly this week I might add. Hot cocoa is steaming, the cats are indoors for the winter season. Time to hunker down and brave it out. I do love Wyoming!


  1. First fire...snuggled in jammies...cocoa is steaming...sounds wonderful!!

  2. We have had a few days of warm weather here and I'm using that time to get the two raised beds cleaned out before it gets to cold to work outside. The people who had the house before us never ever did any yard work. They even hired someone to cut the grass so you can imagine how bad the bushes are and the flower beds.

  3. Yes, Wyoming is a very special place. Your fall plans sound so wonderful ~ wish i could join you!