Never Ending – One-Liner Wednesday

I have learned that I have much to learn, master. –from To Light A Candle by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory


This is a quote from a book that I read way back in high school and I’ve been thinking about it lately due to all the things that have happened on the farm lately.

All but one of our does have kidded and because we typically don’t have problems with our does we weren’t prepared with the last doe to kid (our black Nubian, Ebony) came down with milk fever. I can never remember how to pronounce or spell the technical name of the illness). It means that no one can use her milk and we had to send the 2 remaining of her 3 kids over to a friend’s house to be adopted by one of their nanny goats that foster other does’ kids. They will be fine and we’ll get them back in 8 weeks when they can eat hay.

But we weren’t fast enough to react and lost the second doeling that Ebony had.

We thought we were prepared for things with our goats, thought that we had learned a great deal. And we have, but we aren’t done learning just yet and I doubt that we ever will be.

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Songs Unsung – One-Liner Wednesday

When we disparage our uniqueness or try to conform to fictitious stereotypes- stereotypes driven by an insatiable consumer culture and idealized beyond any possible realization by social media- we lose the richness of tone and timbre that God intended when He create a world of diversity. –Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, April 2017 General Conference


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I Can Feel It! Negativity! – One-Liner Wednesday

My sister once told me that I was focusing on all the negatives about people and my life that I needed to make a list every day that included one positive thing about everyone that I came into contact with that day (she was right, it did help.)


I still have a copy of all of those lists and now it’s something I like to do automatically when I’m getting too negative about things.

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Delicious – One-Liner Wednesday

There comes a time in every person’s life where they have to decide if apple juice is better than alcohol.


This describes the one time my family took part in one of my mom’s friend’s Yule ceremonies. My younger brother and I convinced a couple of the adults to switch from alcohol to apple juice. (The apple juice had been supplied for my mom and her kids.)

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Slowly – One-liner Wednesday

“People seem to think embracing life means to jump off cliffs and kiss strangers. Maybe it’s just slowly learning to love yourself.” –unknown


I know that this is two sentences, but it was something that made me stop and think and I wanted to share it.

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Time Confusion – One-Liner Wednesday

I was waking up in the middle of the night all day long.


(cracks up) This was an actual part of my conversation with my nephew and his friend. My youngest nephew said this and both his friend and I cracked up. It was great! He laughed with us. My family makes comments like this all the time.

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(And yes, I will be posting projects and things on the blog now, but probably not until I have a project in the works due to it being winter and it snowing a lot or raining and then freezing everything into giant sheets of ice everywhere. Or until something breaks and I have to fix it despite the weather. Whichever comes first.)

Shattered Pieces – One-Liner Wednesday

“Just because a person doesn’t break doesn’t mean life should keep testing them to make sure.”


This is from a fanfiction I read this morning. (Yes, I like to read those and I’m just tired and sick enough to actually admit it out loud at the moment.) It really struck me, because it feels like my whole life has been one giant, ‘will this be the thing that shatters her completely?’

The answer is, yes. There are many moments that shatter you completely, that have shattered me completely.

But sometimes you needed it even if you didn’t now it.

(But that also doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get breaks in between moments.)

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Robots In Disguise – One-Liner Wednesday

It’s like Beast Wars: Livestock Edition.


My younger brother describing what our eldest nephew did with the chicken Lego set that one of our sisters got him for Easter.

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Here’s the picture I took along with his comment:

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image: martha0stout’s phone

Phone Call – One-Liner Wednesday

Don’t you just love it when someone you’ve been waiting to get into contact with finally texts, but for some reason your phone won’t text back, or call and your landline won’t dial out to that ONE NUMBER, but will to everything else under the sun?


It’s been that kind of week.

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Fresh Out of Clover – One-Liner Wednesday

I figure whenever you’re down and out the only way is up! –from Wild Cat


This has been going through my head as of late. It’s a line that I sang to audition for a school musical back in high school one year (and then we moved and so it didn’t matter in the end). And it’s right, when you’re down in the dirt and muck and feeling bruised and broken and that you can sink no lower…you can only go up.

So why don’t you pick yourself up, clean yourself off, heal up (slowly, so excruciatingly slowly) and move up?

While it’s true that you’ll never be quite who you were before, that doens’t have to be a bad thing. Change doens’t have to be bad for even the worst damage can bring out the most beautiful parts of a piece or art that you didn’t even know where there until you start to clean it up.

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