August 31, 2009

Back to Work, Back to School


I am typing right now without guilt. Without calling across the house, “I’ll be right there” or “Give me 15 minutes”. I haven’t written “Life At Buttercup Farm” blog this summer with any consistency or predictability. Yes, I had dreams of writing about all of our adventures, travels, and experiences all summer long. I thought I would get up each and every morning and write until the kids got up…quietly documenting what happens here on the farm. It never happened.

This summer was filled…packed…and sometimes overwhelming. Each weekday morning, the barn renovation crew arrived by 7:30am. There were meetings, decisions, lists, and general management issues that needed to be tended to. There were four 1 week vacations. There were multiple camps. There was work.

Any extra time I had, was happily spent with the girls.

Today is the first day of school. The silence in the house……can you hear it?…..No….because it is silent…..(ha, ha).

I am looking forward to being here again. Back to my writing rituals and quiet thinking time. I do have lots to share from this summer. I will trickle the posts through the upcoming weeks. It feels good to be back!


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Comments (2)

Valerie said:

Hi Shawn.

I am typing this from the Family Lounge of St. Louis Children’s Hospital. My sweet 17-month nephew, Eli, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect in early August and had open heart surgery to repair his atrioventricular canal defect (AV Canal).

The surgery took just at 3-hours. While it breaks my heart to see this sweet little babe stir in pain, he looks soooo good; all things considered! As we take shifts to sit with Eli, I am amazed by all the family members of sick little ones, sitting and communicating with friends and loved ones on laptops. Technology truly is amazing; both in medicine and in business!!!

Turned 40 last week and decided to revel in the celebration after reading your birthday post earlier this summer!

I too haven’t blogged much this summer and look forward to the ritual and routine of school to find a little time for myself!

Many blessings to you,

artist in NC said:

Good to have you back Shawn. We miss you at TP. Drop in and visit.

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