I can clearly see two mistakes I've made so far in pursuing this goal of posting for 31 Days.
First, each of these posts have been written hours and hours after my last cup of coffee for the day. The little boost from caffeine gets applied to other important matters in the day. If I were to drink a cup when I've been writing this series I would have yet to go to bed this month. But, in addition to these posts I'd be all caught up on thank you notes, laundry, pantry cleaning, basement sorting...I'm starting to think being up all night is a good idea!
(Wait, I often am - with my light sleepers - never mind. That's right , I remember now why it doesn't make any sense to have a late night cuppa - I'll be parenting (gladly) not working on projects.)
Second, and this is a biggie, I can't believe I've been massaging this keyboard completely devoid of chocolate. This one I'm having a harder time making sense of. Who in their right mind takes on a mammoth project without considering the role of salted dark chocolate, salted caramel chocolate, hot chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake...
And now on to the farm news:
We brought a new kitten home tonite.
Her name is Onyx.
Ooo, Onyx, that's fun to say!
(For all you Elf fans out there...)
We've learned some lessons about hanging on loosely around these parts, especially to cats.
They are an essential part of farm life and have become a precious part of family life.
Trouble is, they have an incredibly high mortality rate.
This is our 7th kitten to be introduced to the barn in less than a year. Of the seven, four have perished. It's heart wrenching.
We don't treat them badly, so neglect is never the cause.
Raccoons, a hawk, and twice curiosity have been the cats' end.
So for now, we fully enjoy the fun of kitty play.
But, she's gonna have to be tough. Farm girls are, you know.
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