Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Climb ~ Miley Cyrus

This is how I am feeling right now. There is a dream and I can almost see it. There is a voice saying that I'll never reach it. I feel like I am standing in one spot, not moving. I have to keep the Faith and keep God first!! If only I could keep on remembering that!!! I have a dream .....

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there's a voice inside my head saying
"You'll never reach it"

Every step I'm taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I'm not breaking

I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

'Cause there's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody's gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It's all about, it's all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa

Monday, March 28, 2011


Yes, I am feeling lonely. Dont get me wrong ... I like my boyfriend but, I am lonely for another type of friend. I want some friend girls and friend guys. My friends that I do have do not call me and ask me to hang out. I know that some of them have jobs and school so, it may be hard for them. It is true that I have a few friends that live in other states that invite me to events. They ask me on FB but, they dont call me and ask me. Friends dont ask me to come over to their house. I have to ask them if I can come over. I know that it is not polite to invite myself over but, how else am I to visit them if they dont ask me? I dont know what to do. I just wish that I had some friends that would invite me to their house. I consider the fact that I may not have money to fly to places but, I would still like to be asked. After all, its the thought that counts, right???

I guess that that is where my Heavenly Friend comes in to this. I need to consider HIM my Friend above all my other friends.

I hope that this makes sense!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pictures of Marc and I (and some of his family)!!!

Look at my most beautifulest smile ever!!!

My (almost) period costume!!
(ignore the cell phone!!!!!)

Don't we just look adorable???

Marc and I playing the violin while Mr. Wilson looks on!

Marc's Aunt Tina, Me and Marc's Mom, Mrs. Missie!!

Marc's cousin, Melanie and I
She looks as if she has seen a ghost!

Monday, March 21, 2011

The day before and the day of Landmark Park's "Spring Farm Day" event.

Friday, March 18:

Friday was a slow day for me. I was supposed to see a friend at 3:00 at Landmark Park but, at the spur of the moment, she changed it to her house. So, I was at her house and 3 and we had a nice visit. Then, she told me she had somewhere to go and I told her that I had other errands to run so, we hugged and said that we needed to do that again, and we do!! I ran to fuller supply (which is a local cattle/equine store and bought me a new halter because the one that I had bought earlier were rubbing sores on Red's (my horse) face. Also, I knew that Mrs. Missie was coming into town with her semi so, I decided to stop by and see her since I had not seen her for a little over 2 weeks. Well, I dropped by and I visited with her some and saw her semi (yes, I climbed in there) and asked her many questions. Then, she asked me to take her to get her nails done and I took her. Afterward, we went to Marc's Aunts house and hung out. I cant remember if we did anything after that ...

Saturday, March 19: ~Spring Farm Day at Landmark Park~

My day starred at 6:30am!!! I woke up (I was not active) and just laid there til 7:00. I then got ready (including shower and hair) for Landmark Park. Mom had to leave early to help Dad with something and so, she helped me into my costume so I was ready a hour before I was actually supposed to leave. I got to Landmark Park around 9:45 and I quickly got set up and walked around so that I could actually sit still and play my violin. I was really embarrassed playing with the dulcimer players because I had not practiced in forever. Marc and his mom brought a picnic lunch to eat on the grounds and they wanted me to eat with them so, I did.

Going to make a long story shorter than it already is.

Afterward, Marc and I went walking on the board walk at Landmark Park. We had "paparazzi" following us around. Many pictures were taken by Marc's Aunt and had alot of pictures of her daughter and I but, I don't have access to those pictures yet.

Then, Saturday night, I came home around 5:30 and had to hurriedly get dressed and then we went you to eat with some of my parents friends. I was falling asleep at the restaurant so, when I came home, I was so dead tred that I hit the pillow and went right to sleep!

The end!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Adventures of a Farmers Daughter

Well, I woke up bright and early (thanks to my friend Garrett for waking me up by sending me text messages this morning.

I was geared up to work on horse fence. WOOHOO!!!

Fed my horse and then came back inside. I was going to go back out but, Momma wanted me to help out with cleaning the house. Then, it was time for lunch. After lunch I did more stuff in the house then, I finally was able to go work on the fence .... or so I thought! Daddy called me and said that he would need me in 10 minutes to help him move the tractor to the field. Anyway, while I was waiting for the 10 minutes to be up, I got on the gator and raced to the section of the fence that needs work and struggled with it but, could not get it to cooperate so, I gave up and went back to Dad. Then, Daddy needed paper towels so, I went and got them and brought them back to the barn. Then, We were finally on the way to the field. Once we got to the field, I was able to ride with Daddy in the tractor. We are currently planting corn.

Here is a picture of Daddy checking the corn seed to insure that they are being planted properly (sorry the picture is so tiny)

Here is Daddy making sure that the seeds are flowing properly in the planters (again sorry for the pictures being tiny):

There was various other things that I did but, I wont bore you with the details as I have already put more detail in here that was probably needed. I worked hard today and this is only the beginning of a very long and hard planting season.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Adventures of a Farmers Daughter

I really have nothing to write cause nothing very exciting is going on on the farm. I get up and it is a joy to feed my horse now. I don't know why unless my friend boy has me more interested in horses than before. Although, it could also be the fact that I have completely moved his (the horses ... not the friend boys ;p )eating trough and water trough to the bigger pasture (which is right outside my bedroom window) so that it is much easier for me to feed him. I mean, its not easier in the fact that it is outside my bedroom window but, that I moved it to a much more easier location for the horse to get to.

My GED classes are still going well. Sometimes I get discouraged and then my teacher says something to lift up my spirits.

Things between me and my friend boy are going really well. I hope that it continues to do so. If I haven't mentioned before .... I like the idea of courtship!!! I'm hoping we can hang out a lot this summer. I mean, when he is not working ...

I am bound and determined to not be like some people who forget about their friends that they have known for forever just because they have a friend boy (or boyfriend ... whatever the case may be). I hope I did not step on any toes by saying that and I hope that people are not offended.

I will hopefully get to hang out with some of my other friends this summer as well and maybe possibly go to the beach with them! WOOHOO!!!!!

I just felt like that I needed to write a blog post for some reason. I don't know why though ...

Oh, maybe I will get to do more traveling this year???? I don't know ... I guess that we will have to see!! ;)

Anyway, until next time I think of something to write... God Bless!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


You know, I used to think that courtship was not all that it was cracked up to be. I guess because I really didn't know what it meant to "court" someone. Now that I am actually doing it, I think that it is great.

Over the years, I've heard both sides of the argument. I've had a friend that was not successful in his (first and only) courtship relationship that he just didn't do the courtship thing anymore. Then, my best friend did it and it was just perfect for her. Her and her husband are loving life and is soon going to be expecting a baby ... their first!!! :D

Courtship for me is perfect, I think. I'm loving the idea of being able to hang out with the guy and the guy hang out with me at each others house. A friend of mine told me one time that courtship is with the intent of marrying that person. If that is the case, then yes, I am courting and loving it!!!

My life is changing. I'm all of a sudden joining things (ok, one thing) that I had never thought of joining simply because I didn't want to go to the events all by myself. Now, I wont ever have to. His mom will always be able to go with me (when she is home).


If this makes sense, Marc is the guy that I had been praying against. No, that does not sound right. Perhaps I had been praying for him to come but not realizing it.


When my friends and I were little, they would always say that I would marry a farmer because I grew (and I am still growing) up on a farm. I'd always come back and say: "No, I ain't gonna marry no farmer!!" Now, I believe that my story has changed. I cant believe that I am actually courting a farmer!!!! I mean, really ..... Who woulda thunk it??? My friends, that's who!!!


Marc is not a farmer as in he makes his living off the land but, he is a farmer none the less. He grows corn and peas and beans and such.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Courting Customs in America

Courting on the American Frontier

Country courting was different that city courting. For example, a young suitor who really admired a young lady might send her a note with friend called a "compliment". The note might had said something such as:

"Dear, Miss Kirkland (using myself as a example),
May I have the desirable pleasure of your countenance on this forthcoming Sunday afternoon?"
Truly yours, Marc Hall (using my boyfriends name as a example)"

The suitor would put the note in a decorated envelope and have a friend deliver it. The friend then had to wait for the day's response and deliver the response back. If the response was favorable, the young suitor would ask her to ride with him on his horse and carriage, (Question: How do you ride
on a horse and carriage?) with proper chaperoning,of course. Often, she said no because she did not have proper attire for the evening.


If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you'll know