Refusing to work

IMG_1739My body was refusing to do more manual labor today, so we headed out to get a supply of animal feed.   Look who had run away.   I don’t know who he is or where he lives, but he is quite away from home as he doesn’t live in our area.   The truck on the right is following them so cars don’t sneak up on him.   Grain purchased and in the proper containers, it was time to make lunch.


After lunch was a good time to go into Seattle, which was more than a 3 hour round trip.   We went to REI as I purchased a red jacket there which was great in every way except color.   The more I looked at it, the more I realized I wouldn’t be wearing it as I wear mostly red and pink shirts and would feel like the colors were clashing.   And DH had a jacket that he wanted to trade for one with a hood.   They didn’t have any blue ones in the store, but will be mailing me one next week, which is fine.   It is a type of shell, so more rain and wind proof than warm, which is what I need.


After all of that running around, I took two hours to finish this scrappy top.    Animals are now fed and put to bed, so I’m taking some time to help my brother on the family genealogy.    If you’ve never worked on one of these, you have no idea how much time and effort goes into it.    He has spent the last two years rounding up photos, flying to where the oldest people are that still might have information etc.  With all this work, you did up a lot of interesting stories and get to know your ancestors.   Hopefully he will publish this in the summer.

2 Responses

  1. Donna says:

    Interesting story about the horse. What a thing to lose. Where I live in WA, there are a lot of horses.

    I understand how time consuming genealogy is. The last time I tried piecing together my family tree, I got nowhere fast. I like your quilt. My sister quilts and I did try it once. I got a something put together; but, no backing of batting. It was the perfect size for a bird cage cover.

    • sharon says:

      Thank you. We have spent years on the ancestry and he is getting close to publishing, but only the last 4 generations who have already passed away. People who are still alive will not be included. He has mini histories of each of the people and most have photos. There will be just a listing of those before as far back as we can find with when they came to the US and from where. Also military records will be there.

      In what part of WA do you live and what type of things would you like to see in this blog?