Busy. That’s the best way I know how to describe this year. Much to do, to see, and it’s not slowing very much. I suppose that’s the standard in a house of seven. So, what have I been up to? Well, work, family, a bit of coffee and reading. I have too many books open now to really relate anything significant, but it has been an encouraging time reading various books, including God’s word. I’ve come to a clearer and deeper understanding of my own failings in light of the sacrifice of Christ. While I wouldn’t often admit it, Romans 5:6 is so true: “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.“.
Coffee: I recently ordered beans for the first time in a while. And for the first time in probably several years, I picked up a Peru. My initial roast was to a City+/FC and the flavors have been nice, mild and chocolately. Very nice.
Critters: In preparation for kidding, we’re parting with two coming yearling does that have been bred. The logistics of five mama does and at least five kids was a bit too daunting. And goat care has only been compounded by a record-setting November and early December. We’ve had more rain in the past six weeks or so that probably ever. That leaves the wonderful clay soil logged with water and a mushy mess, especially where the goats regularly trod. Here’s hoping that the blessing of rain lets up a bit for a while. We need to dry out a bit before spring.
Family: The children continue to grow, like weeds all to often. Life is busy, but wonderfully rewarding. We’ve pretty much eliminated television except for DVDs via NetFlix and our own collection. It’s been a wonderful time to reconnect with my DW in ways we haven’t for quite some time.
A Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Solo Deo Gloria,