Happy Independence Day!
I feel that I ought to write something profound today... but I am not good at profound, so I'll merely say that I am glad that our founding fathers built this country on such a solid foundation... and God help those who are trying to govern it now! God bless America!
I seem to have a knack for not being home on the 4th. Two years in a row now I've accepted house or pet-sitting jobs over this weekend. Last year was great - I'd just gotten my driving license, and I had a job, and I borrowed the car, so all in one fell swoop I acquired a car, a house, and a dog! Independence day for sure ;) This year the experience is not quite so thrilling, although it is novel - I'm sitting for a family with a dog, a cat, two guinea pigs, and somewhere on the order of 50 chickens.
I really love house-sitting. I get a chance to be completely alone for a period of time - just overnight, or a whole weekend. I get time to write, to sew, to read, all interrupted; most importantly though I have time completely to myself: just to be quiet, or to pray. This I prize. Can I house-sit every weekend?
'Scuse me while I go gather eggs. This weekend, I'm a farm girl.