Saturday, February 9, 2008

Things I learned in the last year before I turned 30...

How to make the perfect omlet.

Chickens are messy, smelly, funny, critters with personality. They are completely worth owning.

Owning chickens will not turn all people vegetarian. I would gladly still eat chicken, sometimes, even mine.

How to cut out the perfect 6 inch quilting square.
How to laugh, even sometimes when I need to cry.

How to teach my daughter... which will, admitedly be a life long process, in which she will learn to teach me as well.

Divorce hurts. Everyone.

The fact that a woman who is 6 ft tall and size 8 just can not buy all her clothes used and look good in them. Even if she sews.

The life of a factory farm laying hen is worse than I ever thought.

The life of a factory farm pork pig is even worse than that.

The more income you have, the more stuff you need.

Friends change. Parents change. Everyone changes. No one is really set in their ways... although it seems like it sometimes.

My husband is still my very best friend.

My body is the greatest thing I will ever posess. I need to use it, every single day. Put good things into it, like a bank account that will pay me back with health and vitality through out my life.

I am still like a teen when I give myself an "assignment" I will put it off until the last minute, every single time.

Sometimes, I like really loud rock music. Right now, it is Evanesence. Amy Lee rocks my world.

Having a baby is hard.

Having a baby is wonderful.

For me, having a baby every 5 years is enough.

Happy 30th Birthday To Me!


KnitMoka said...

A very happy birthday to you! May your year shine and bring you much joy!

Katie said...

Happy Birthday Val!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Thank you! :) I have a good feeling about this year.


Maryalene said...

Happy Birthday!

Jenni said...

Happy Birthday!
I just found your blog this morning (linked from someone else's) and I just poured over the last year. It's addictive! I love your lots and lots of pictures! I grew up with a garden like that, and have had them in the past, but sadly-timed moves have prevented our having much of a harvest for the last couple of years. I miss them and I'm so jealous of yours!
I grew up right under Mt Rainier, so all your pics look so homey to me! I hope you don't mind if I take a few of those awesome looking recipes for my family too--I'm drooling just reading them!

jessamyn said...

found your blog recently and i just wanted to let you know that i enjoy my visits here!
happy birthday to you!

S said...

Happy Birthday! I loved this post! So we are finally set up in our little house in the country and we are contemplating chickens! Can I bug you here and there for tips? I just posted to my blog about it.

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