We’re learning a lot about building a home in a very short amount of time, but we’re in no hurry. We won’t actually break ground until probably May or June 2014, but because Steve and Ginger want to build this year, we needed our plans basically done so we could see how the two homes would set in relationship to each other on the land.
For the longest time, Robert and I have talked about buying land and building a home, customized to us and the way we live, and the way we want to live. We didn’t want a lot of acreage, but we also didn’t want a 5-acre lot in a subdivision that seems so popular these days. To me, that’s not “land.”
Most of you know that I’m a fiber artist, and my season usually starts off with the Missouri Fiber Retreat, held in Jefferson City in March. I’ve been to this event 3 times and have taught once. I was supposed to teach this year, but my dad was having more health problems and was in the hospital for several weeks off and on in January and February, and so I had to cancel. I hated that, because I was scheduled to take a spinning class with Jacey Boggs.
Even though some things didn’t work out like we’d thought, we discovered that December is a great time to get deals on Maui, and the Rebecca Lowell print I’d wanted in 2010 we managed to get for less than half of what I’d budgeted.
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the Divided States of America, and to the Republic for which it used to stand, one Nation that desperately needs to return to God, divisible, with Liberty and Justice for few.
It should surprise no one that I am completely and utterly dejected at the results of our election, and heartsick at the direction our country continues to head. All I know is that God is in control, He helped us survive the past four years and I pray for His protection over all His people. And I hold onto the truth of Galatians 6:7-8:
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
At least every day is now one day closer to the time when Obama will be out of office. 2016 can’t come soon enough.