Sunday, November 13, 2011

500 RBI

I was surprised to see that I have passed the 500th post here on this little blog.  Back when I first started blogging I sure never even thought about it going on this long.  So much has happened since then.    Those of you guys who have been along for the ride the whole way and those who have come along the way, I just want to say thank you.  Ya'll are awesome!

It's been one heck of a journey and one, when looking back, that has been full of many changes. I've been reading back on old posts and was struck with just how far we have been come.  Many dreams have been realized and life has most certainly changed.  From living in a crowded trailer park, stuck in a big city, to living in this this little trailer in the country on our own land.  Wow!  It is still hard sometimes to believe we are here now. There is still much to be  done but I believe that the hardest things have been overcome. 

I will have to admit that I was scared when we decided to sell the big trailer and set out to find our "place".  I most certainly never thought we would end up in the beautiful hill country of Oklahoma.  Our initial intent was to find a place in Arkansas.  Heck we spent close to three years looking for land there.  Scouring the internet, making phone calls and even a couple of trips there, looking for "IT".  But life has it's own way of working things out.  Life hardly ever gives you exactly what you thought you were looking for, it takes it's own twists and turns and delivers up what it will. Suddenly you look around and realize that all the things you go through were meant to be lessons.  Some terribly tough, some wonderfully sweet.  It is up to us to  take those lessons and learn from them. I really believe it was God's hand that lead us here to this place at this time. 

The time we spent working, being taken advantage of and wasting time at the Pioneer Living homestead turned out, in the end, to be a blessing in disguise. If we had not been there, if they had not turned out to be nothing like they portrayed themselves to be and acted as they did, we never would have met the friends that helped change our lives forever for the better.

   I want to give a big ol' hug and much love to Mushroom and Bud.  How many people would open their home and their hearts to someone they had never even seen?  The time spent with them was a life changing experience and I will be forever grateful to them and for having been blessed to know them. All that they asked in return was that we "Pay It Forward".  Beautiful people who I can never thank enough.

If it weren't for meeting good friends (on the internet no less) I can't imagine how all this could have happened.  Isn't live amazing??? I have met so many wonderful people when I found the Prepping Community and was encouraged to start blogging.  And, oh my, what awesome folks I have met since then! 

And so I would like to thank each and every one of you who follow this little life of mine written on these pages.  You have given me much support and I have been blessed by knowing you all. Who knows... maybe one day there will be a 1000th post. Heck, I never thought I would go this far!
Hang on folks.... It ain't over yet!!
      ~~~~~~  Hey ... I'm Just Sayin' ...  ~~~~~~


  1. To think not long ago you were pondering the thought of ending the blog. They tell me not to give up 5 minutes before the miracle. Looks like you waited the 5 minutes and have been blessed as a result.

    Thank you for sharing your life with us. I know blogging for me is a way to not only communicate what is going on in my world but to get helpful feedback on it as well. I just recently found your blog but already I am enjoying it and planning on finding time in the future to read back on previous post.

    Congrats on your life coming to bloom. It is amazing when you do the foot work and God leads you home. God is good. Life is good.

  2. I hope there is a 1000th post and I mean that. I like our friendship and I find your posts always fascinating and informative. A lot of times I may not agree with some things you write, but that is the beauty, you DO give me another way to look at things and I appreciate it.

    Besides it is too much fun to cheer you on as you make your way to living your dream. I love that.

    Have a great weekend and we'll see ya' on the flipside!

  3. i am waiting for the 1000th post before doing a proper comment - bahahahahah!

    i've been a little under the weather and actually feeling run-down, beat-up, kicked in the face and actually having nightmares about what's going to hit us next!!! so i found this post very uplifting...uplifting in the sense of holy crap! a lot of us have drastically changed our lifestyles and are still dealing with what all that entails. daily. as in every day. (OMG - what were we thinking?!??!?)

    and i am so proud that you and Mars are where you are! jambaloney mentioned in a previous comment on a previous post of yours to watch out for the flying sharks - and i think that he might be right. you better prep for that too as flying sharks are very common in your area!

    i have loved your blog from day one and count myself among the lucky to have learned from, and with you, over the years! and glad for the opportunity to still learn with you from your blog!

    as for Mushroom and Bud - i have a firm belief, no matter how bad the world gets, that good people will always be good and that they will always prevail. i salute them and acknowledge their service to your country the same way i would do to a soldier or a veteran of your country! someone left a comment on one of my Remembrance Day posts and said " there are many ways to serve." i say amen. and i thank Mushroom and Bud for helping you to get to where you are. the Lord sure does work in mysterious ways, eh?

    sorry for such a long, blathering comment. i am still not well, but need to always check in on my "buds". and i am so glad that you are still posting. and i am still waiting for that 1000th post - bahahahah!

    all the best, my dear friend,

  4. too humble, how about 500 hr?

    THAT would be more fitting!!

    keep it up - you guys rock!

  5. It has been my pleasure, and you are very welcome. I've learned much from you, Sweet Lady.

  6. Wooooo Hooooo!!!! That's a big one! And just think, if you hadn't had this blog, you wouldn't have had the pleasure of knowing me. hehehehehehe. Congrats Sci!

  7. Well, I haven't been around here that long, but looking forward to your continuing journey!

  8. Stay well and keep up the great blogs!

  9. Genevive, I had never heard that saying before but I truly like it. Thank you for your kind words as well.

    Skippy, I'm so glad to see you "out and about". I hope that means you are feeling a little better. We might not always see eye to eye on things, its true, but it sure would be a boring world if we all thought the same way, right?

    Kymber, you always know just the "right thing" to say don't you? Sorry to hear you are still under the weather. LOL@ flying sharks. I had no idea what Jamber was talking about until I read this! Then all the sudden I was like.. uhhh... duhhh... I'm still laughing at that!

    Jamber you are so kind! and I kinda like the HR idea!! Thank you so much for stopping in!

    Stephen, you sir are always such a gentleman. And no... THANK YOU!

    SFG.... YOU GOOF!!! LOL Love ya girl!!

    Carolyn, I'm just glad you are along for the ride now. I love trying to follow your lead on the homesteading front. You make it fun!

    Momlady, thank you so much. I am always happy to have you here.

  10. Congrats to you Sci! I've got about 450 posts to go to catch up with you ;)

    I have enjoyed reading your blog. I've even gone back and read a lot of your posts from before I found your blog. You're a wealth of information and an inspiration to all of us trying to live our dreams (and prepare for the apocalypse simultaneously)!