Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Monday, January 31, 2011

Pioneer woman

I have learned over the course of the last couple weeks (and the 2 blizzards they brought) that I am much stronger than I thought. I was always glad that I wasn't born in the olden days because I was sure I would've been one of those women who swooned in the parlor and had to carry smelling salts everywhere she went...I have often felt too delicate and even at times just plain weak. But after ripping out the bathroom floor and shoveling several feet off the walkway, caulking the window to keep the melting snow out and carrying bucketloads of demolition trash down the stairs and outside, scraping heaps of snow off the roof and fixing the mailbox by bungee cording it back to its stand after the snowplows knocked it down the street -- I feel like I actually would've made a pretty good pioneer woman. And for that I am very thankful. It's not often you get to change your perception of yourself -- but being tested and finding you can actually ace the test -- well, it's a pretty cool feeling. Of course, now that my hubby is home, I am thankful that he can take over the heavy lifting...I'm strong, but I'm also smart;)


  1. Totally! (you would have). and bathroom remodeling was so much simpler back then. :)

  2. Haha -- true! And I CAN'T WAIT to plant another garden this year...veggies are SO much better when they come from your own back yard.

  3. Yeah for Ryan being back!

    Totally has nothing to do with your post, but I just spent the morning at the pediatric dentist. Holden fell off his chair last night and landed on his face. He had to have the two top middle pulled (that makes 3- he already had one pulled from a previous injury) and he knocked his bottom middle teeth loose. Talk about feeling weak. I thought I would need some smelling salts!

  4. Oh No!!! Poor guy!! No permanent teeth I hope?? I would definitely feel woozy after having to see something like that! Egads, how do mom's do it??