Sunday, February 16, 2014

:: Observing ::

I woke up this morning with the cattle lowing in the back pasture. They sounded distant yet echoe-y.
(yes, I just made that up…someone notify the spell-check minions)
As I lay in bed listening to the sounds of the morning; and George, crowing his wake up call—I heard the cattle again.
Only it didn’t sound so distant.
Or Echoe-y …there it is again, the word, the cow.
I got up and made my way to bathroom—pulled up the blind and had a peek out the window.
There it was---  FOG.
I could make out the shapes of the cattle in the field next door. NEXT DOOR?! what?
cows 2 june 2013

That can’t be right. Why is there a herd of cows in Ms. Betty’s pasture?
I just love it here you know?  Never a dull moment.

By the time we got dressed and headed that way, Ms. Betty decided to leave early for church—she stopped the car to tell TH that she was afraid if she 

“didn't get in the car to leave now, the stray cows would be up under my car port and at my sliding glass door again” ~Ms. Betty

(this isn’t the first time a cow has been where it shouldn’t be); so she decided to just leave. Basically, she bugged-out!  Hehehehe!

That’s ok. We took care of it. We called the County and they got a hold of the man who owns the cows and the property behind us… (he didn’t always, so we had no way of contacting him; but I made sure and got his number today)

We ‘cow-sat’ until he got here.  All he needed was a bucket of something to shake at them and they just followed him right back the way they came… funny, I grew up in a country setting and the Metropolis grew up around me and before I turned 18 I was living in a suburban area.
Here—it was country when we got to this house. It’s still country. 

But sometimes I don’t FEEL like I LIVE a country life. I feel like I have “ a house in the country” …and I’m just observing.

So like many things in my life lately… I’m just observing.

I haven’t blogged much lately –but I am observing you, my readers and followers.  I have popped in from time to time to see how you all are doing.
I have a blog in the world wide web—I just haven’t been blogging. But I am observing.
Am I leaving? 
Like Ms. Betty—am I going to grab my bug-out bag and leave blogging before something bigger comes along and impedes my efforts? 

No probably not.  For now, I’m just going to leave some of the blogging matters up to you.  I will read and visit around and go about my way…observing. I’m going to take some time to read  leisurely and study for spiritual growth. Spend some time with the LORD and observe.  I think I’m going to fill my bucket.
When I have something to shout out or share…
You’ll see me in your mail box …OR in your feed…
I’ll be there ...shaking a bucket
… hopefully, you’ll come meandering your way back.
Hopefully, I’ll have something worth while to share!

Til next time, Be Blessed!


"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."
~ Matthew 7: 7-8 

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Weekend-Windup said...

Nice to hear that you are going to spend your time for prayers.
Good job that you have saved the cows.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I love the cow story! Have a good rest and I'll be looking forward to the time when you are ready to post again.

camp and cottage living said...

I'll miss you, but think the reason for your break will is a good one.
Come back when you're rejuvenated

A Daughter of the King said...

This was a beautiful story, Pat. I will miss the little thrill of seeing a new CIMCP post in my inbox. But I applaud your decision to sit at His feet and observe. Peace to you.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Take your time, but I hope you will come back soon....and before the cows come home and the pigs fly!!

My Repurposed Life said...

ohhh, I hope you aren't too absent. I love your posts. you have the best way of writing. :) I always leave with a smile on my face.

take care my friend!

Unknown said...

you will be missed.....

Intentional Living Homestead said...

Have a wonderful sabbatical...we all need it from time to time. I've done lots of that these past couple of years.


Susan said...

Have tried several times to comment with no success. Hope to see you back soon but praying for you while you are away. Your friend, susan

Susan said...

I have tried several times to comment with no success. Think I got it now! Will miss you while you are gone but praying that it is a very fruitful time with the Lord

Carla said...

Enjoy your time away from blogging. I'll miss the stories and look forward to your return. Sometimes, those batteries just need to be recharged. And taking care of yourself, is how you can continue to care for others.

See ya soon!

The Boston Lady said...

Well, I think you've just expressed what I've been doing the last couple of months.... now I feel like I'm going to re-emerge. Sometimes a break is needed. I'm sure Mark Twain put down his pen now and then. Read. Fill the Bucket. Relax a bit. Watch out for cows. Ann

Vintage Gal said...

Pat ~ take a break, regroup and observe until the Lord tells you it is time to come out and play. We all need a break to gather our strength. ;-)

holli said...

Its seems to be in the water these days. Many of my fave bloggers any myself included have slowed down on posting lately. Thats OK- we all need to re-energize and will be here when you get back. :)

Carolyn said...

I know the feeling! I have been doing this quite a bit myself. Life is hectic enough. Slow down and enjoy every little bit of life you can. We'll be here when you are ready to come back. Blessings!

Connie said...

It's perfectly normal to slow down . . . this time of the year life gets hectic as Spring gets closer. Anyway, blogging is fun . . . we all need to keep it that way . . . don't ever let it become a chore or a burden. If you blog when you are happy and in the mood, your posts will reflect your energy :)
Keep smiling and enjoying life :)
Your blogging sister, Connie

Audrey said...

Hi Pat ... just thinking of you and hope your days are relaxed and happy. Take care ... Spring is just around the corner and will bring brighter days to enjoy.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Sounds like the cows made for an interesting day! I think at times all of us take a step back from the blogging and refresh ourselves...enjoy!

RHome410 said...

How are you doing with your observing and non-blogging? I wonder how you're feeling about the blogging now? Feeling like you never want to go back or still compiling a list of ideas in your head you 'must' blog about later? I, again, am torn. Haven't had a second to blog in a few weeks. Started a post March 6th, and have 1 picture and description to go, and can't get it done...and honestly, it's a relief not to blog, and I haven't missed it much, but am still afraid if I quit for good, I'll will end up missing the outlet to share. God bless! I hope you're getting refreshed. I can't say I am! :-)

Carla said...

Hi Pat, Just wanted to mention that spring has finally sprung here in north Texas. My goodness, I missed the first daffidils right outside my dining room window in the front yard! However, I did get to enjoy the other bulbs and am seeing more green peeking through the ground. It's cold this weekend but that's ok because it isn't icy cold. The rain keeps missing my house but it it drizzles off and on and that's ok too! I'm turning on the sprinkler tomorrow (I can only water every other Sunday) as the dirt in the yard really looks like the drought has really taken over.
Take care!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I have to step back every 3 months or so and take a bit of a break (but I usually have posts scheduled so no one really knows I'm on a break :) ). Hope you come back refreshed!

Katie Mansfield said...

Bless you. Come back soon. I can't wait to see what your refreshment brings.