Post-Long Weekend Inspiration

diamondsI needed this little tidbit today.

After my hot streak, I have gotten a bit off track, but I will persevere! Today I commit to getting my diet cleaned up, and getting my steps up. I’m getting ready to go for a short walk in the skyways in a few minutes. Now that I posted about it, I have to do it, right?? šŸ˜‰

This quote is also fitting for the farming difficulties we’ve been having. It has been raining nonstop, and will likely continue raining until Saturday. There is standing water in the fields. No one in our area can plant crops. Once the rain stops, we probably need a week for the fields to dry out. We’re running out of time to plant corn…if it doesn’t have enough time to grow, there won’t be a crop. This is about the latest we’ve planted, although my father-in-law said they plantedĀ corn once in June, which made both Marcus and I feel better. It was a lousy crop, but there was a crop. I didn’t quite understand the impact of the weather until I married into a farming family. It’s extremely stressful, and quite honestly, I’m tired of all the belly aching from people who are simply feeling cooped up. We are too, but our livelihood depends on the weather, and we need the income from the crops to help support our family. But farmers are resilient. We, and all those in our community, will get through this.

The weather has been weighing on me lately, which may be part of the reason I haven’t been eating as well. But it’s time to turn it around! We will get through the farm issues, and I will be a stronger and healthier person on the other side of this.

Somewhere deep inside me, there is a diamond.


5 thoughts on “Post-Long Weekend Inspiration

  1. Since my dad was a farmer, I understand those worries. Hope it dries out quickly. And what is “the skyways?” I’m curious where you are walking when it rains.

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