We are a Facebook family. All of us are on Facebook. Yes, even though the youngest two in the family who are not 13. (Yes, that means we fabricated their birth year).
A few months ago my girls were telling me about a Facebook game called Farmville. They showed me their "neighbor's farms" (who happened to be adults that I knew) and my comment was, "These people need to get a life!" (ever heard of "famous last words"?) I shook my head wondering what was up with people who "play" games like that. Certainly they must not have anything better to do!
Several weeks later my girls squealed and said, "Mom! President Lindmark has a farm!" President Lindmark is our stake president....what could I say? Tell our local church leader to get a life? I'm thinkin' no.... We all had a good laugh.
Several days later it was the same local church leader who sent me an invitation to Farmville! I laughed and checked it out and yes, actually started farming!
Then it was Tim's turn to look at me like I needed to get a life! But in time I successfully made a farmer out of him too! And even my friend Patty, and her husband Tim are farming now. I guess I can be very persuasive...or at least Farmville can! :)
So I am a farmer now. I have been accused by some (Patty!) of neglecting my blog to do farming. She even challenged me to stop farming for a week and blog every day instead. I told her I wasn't sure I could do that because what would I blog about? Farmville? :)
Well, here is proof that I can farm and blog too so there is no need for me to take a week off from farming!
Come to think if it, I wonder if she suggested that so that she could surpass my current level 36! Hummm.... I think she had motives behind her suggestion! I get it now....get me away from the farm and while I am blogging she farms like a mad-woman and I won't know what hit me! Nice try! :)
Well, I must be in a Farmville state of mind because in my everyday life I started seeing Farmville all around me. But I don't live in Farmville, I live in Nicholasville! I never knew how similar they were! Take a look..... (beginning with the tractor at the top of this post)
There is the barn and fencing....
There is the weathered barn....
Large wood pile and even tall grass!
So I am farming and blogging and enjoying the slower pace of life these days. Life is good when thoughts of cancer fade somewhat into the background and are not the dominating focus of each day.
Life is good when I can be a virtual farmer, an occassional blogger and a full time snow lover.