Thursday, May 31, 2012

Crazy Busy

I haven't had much to say for a looong time. It's amazing how crazy busy things can get. Doing the Urban Farm thing while attending college full time is more of a challenge than I had anticipated. Well, maybe it's a big challenge because I'm so demanding of myself. I wish I knew how to be satisfied with middle-of-the-road grades and an average garden. Why is it that I feel I have to be perfect?

I don't know.

Other things have happened that I let get in the way of this blog. Certain people were swiping my content and my photos and claiming them as their own. I'm not sure how to handle this. I'm sure it happens to other bloggers. I know for sure that Chickens in the Road have had a particularly beautiful goat photo copied and reposted all over the web. She still writes every day, sometimes twice a day.

But more than that, for the first time in a long time I'm not really sure what I want. Scratch that, I know what I want I just don't know how to get it without giving up everything else I want. I own a home in a little goober town. It seems that every Master's Program and every job that uses my skills I look at would require that I leave my home. I don't think I can go back to being a renter. And at 48 I don't know if I'm willing to spend 5 years rebuilding my finances in order to own a home again.

So I'm floundering. And it shows.

On the Lucy. A delightful mini LaMancha doeling who has come to live with us.


  1. Am sorry to read that life has been difficult for you - but glad you are back, blogging.


    1. Thank you. I've come to the conclusion that I am the source of my own difficulties. While most folks contentedly muddle along I have to push for more. Silly me.

  2. I don't think wanting to do well is a bad thing unless it keeps one from trying things and learning from mistakes (I do know people who won't try things because they were taught growing up that if they did it "wrong" it was a terrible thing. I'm heartglad and grateful I was taught that learning new things and stretching oneself will always be full of mistakes because that's how you learn what doesn't work.)

    I hear you on the photo issue.

    What I decided for myself (ymmv) is that I'd rather share photos than not share photos and I won't let someone else's lack of knowledge of copyright law or lack of manners stop me. I can't change that there's a 'net myth that anything on the net is public domain, but when I catch someone using a photo of mine I can email them to say "hey, that's not cool, check out this link on copyright myths on the 'net", which is what I do. (If it happens within a given community of people who look out for each other, I can also mention it to others so they can also point out that online!=public domain, which can be helpful as well.)

    Hi Lucy! <3