Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Random musings

S. is in 4H, as is our son, J. This year they both will show sheep, and S. will also show a calf for the first time. Here’s a picture of her working with him this morning.

What do children learn from being in 4H? Many things. I won’t attempt an exhaustive list. But one of the key things they learn is responsibility for someone/thing other than themselves. Most days, I’m pleased with how my children are maturing.

Then there’s me. Here’s a picture of what I’ve been struggling with lately.

If the jar of mints is out on the counter, I’m snooping. The children have caught me several times, and are quick to point out the unfairness of the situation. I have pretty strict rules about when they can eat candy. Why doesn’t that apply to me? Because I still haven’t arrived at the point of Self-Control. I have the same problem with cookies.


Here is a glimpse of the rug I wrote about yesterday. The colors don’t seem to be true to life in the photo. This rug is being woven on a 6-harness loom from Sears & Roebuck. It was made in the 50s, and the original owner of the loom was my husband’s grandmother. Lots of family history there. If only looms could talk…


  1. Lona, your rug is beautiful! My 4H children say "hello" to yours :).


  2. AWESOME pictures!!! Thank you!


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