Farmgirl with Santa–Circa 1975 The calendar just rolled over to December, and I can now officially start listening to Christmas music. Growing up, it wasn’t Christmastime at my house until a certain LP or 33 1/3 rpm vinyl record hit the turntable: “The Elvis Presley Christmas Album.” The lovely sounds of Elvis crooning festive tunes, both rock and gospel, was an integral part of my holiday experience, and thank goodness, I was able to find it on CD a number of years ago. All I can say, is this music completely takes me back–way back. I remember listening to these songs year after year at Christmastime: while wrapping presents when I was a little child, dancing around the kitchen while making cookies with elementary school friends, decorating the basement for a slumber party as a teenager, having a cup of hot chocolate after marching with the band (Drill/Dance Team) in an evening parade, opening presents on Christmas morning, driving home for winter break while in college, decorating the first Christmas tree in my own home, and now, sitting by a cozy fire with a glass of wine. I absolutely love these songs and memories. And, I have to say, EVERY song on this album is either fun, beautiful, or moving. If you’re not familiar with the “Elvis Presley Christmas Album,” it’s on YouTube. In my opinion, it’s a true treasure. I can’t imagine the season without it. Here’s wishing you […]
Farmgirl and her beloved Bizou “Happiness is a warm puppy.” ~Charles M. Schulz “Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~Abraham Lincoln “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” ~Marcus Aurelius Have a wonderful day!!
Double rainbow on Green Hill Farm “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Enjoy your day!
Farmgirl with lambs, Truffle and Tino Green Hill Farm June 2018 Evening cocktails…or attitude adjustment hour with the woollies is our favorite way to end a long week. 😉 Enjoy your weekend!
Farmgirl and her Farmguy September 2017 “Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.” ~C. JoyBell C. “Sometimes the road to freedom lies in deciding you’d rather be happy than right. Is it really worth lugging around all those foul feelings just so you can be right? Think to yourself, ‘What do I have to do or not do, or think or not think, RIGHT NOW, to be happy?’ And if the answer is ‘let the jackasses think they’re right,’ then so be it.” ~Anonymous “You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” ~Toni Morrison “There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask ‘What if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, What if you fly?” ~Erin Hanson Happy Independence Day! 🙂
Green Hill Farm “Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” ~Walt Whitman
View from Cortona Tuscany, Italy May 2017 “Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.” ~Dorothy Thompson “Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.” ~Carol Pearson “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~Lao-tzu
“Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” ~Pema Chödrön “There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” ~Epictetus “In the process of letting go you will lose many things from […]
“Let go or be dragged.” ~American Proverb
Happy Autumn! “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” ~John Donne, The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose Mountain Meadows Farm Meadows of Dan, Virginia