Sunday, March 18, 2012

I'm thankful to start a new week...

Life has been too busy 'round here.  I've been getting hit from more directions than a condemned man in front of a circular firing squad.  My goal was to post on the blog twice a week, but this past week has been crazy with life's things, and the first three days this next week are filled from morning 'till night.  It's not good to be too busy.  It creates stress and reduces the quality of life.

There have been a lot of decisions to make in the family and we've been seeking out information and doing a lot of research.  I may need some surgery in the near future, the sixteen year-old gal is applying to college for her senior year of high school (she's out of courses to take at our rural high school), I'm considering a significant career direction change in the next eighteen months with many implications, 4H Shooting Sports has started for the season, and someone keeps giving his college students far too many assignments that he has to grade.

Fortunately, I've got a terrific gal I'm married to and a good group of friends, neighbors, and acquaintances to help with advice and work over ideas... even if we can't publicly discuss all the details.

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
~Proverbs 27:17

As for being too busy, it's cyclical... but we're still weeding our schedule and commitments, trying to simplify life in a thoughtful process.  I may cut back on some of the NRA and CCW training this year while maintaining the 4H Shooting Sports commitments... as those kids are the next generation of gun owners.  We just have to remember that Rome wasn't built in a day and even God took time to rest.

For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea,
and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day.
~Exodus 20:11

There are four or five blog posts I've been working on the last couple of weeks that involve some thoughts on long-term grub, a classic-style hunting rifle, and some more Sheepdog 101 thoughts... so stay tuned... 

...does anyone even tune a television anymore?

Well, this past week is over and I'm thankful to start a new week...


  1. I totally agree with you on being too busy. We have to have our "down time" here at the farm to really recharge our batteries. Our busy time is about to crank up with softball and trap shooting, so I shall soon be in the same boat!

  2. Sounds like you might be in for some new adventures. Good luck!!