"I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error…" ~Tasha Tudor
I got this from ButtonWillowCottage, a blog that I really like. I've read it and read it, and I think it gives me good perspective. Again, I took this from another post, and I hope that it's alright, as it is a quote from a long past lady and not the author of the post.
I always wanted to be beautiful, and have thick long hair and be very graceful. But I got what I got, and have to deal with it. Perhaps, I will start wearing more long skirts. Emma always encourages me to do it. I do believe she's got something there. If Emma and Tasha Tudor think the same way, it must be right.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Well, mom told me if i want a blog, just post something on THIS blog.
Well anyway, being an only child is lonely. With Levi gone, I had to revert to pretending that Malachi was my brother, so i'm always chatting to him. Oh well, anyway, some might not know that i went to girls camp. Man, i had so much fun! i pretty much hung out with the girls, made friends, and received many a Popsicle from our angry cooks. The cooks threatened at every meal that they would dump the leftovers on our heads if we didn't get second helpings. Good times, Good times.
i swear my hair only got curlier at camp. when it rained, my hair had ringlets aplenty. can you believe i got COMPLIMENTED on it????? Anyway, i pretty much hang around the house singing, cleaning, getting sick, and getting in trouble for reading. Oh, and of course making fire with an angry face and napoleon dynamite shirt.
But anyway, I'm loosing weight, and i feel very accomplished.
I'm writing a book that is sure to be published! It's pure genius and full of pictures and knights.
Well, im off to the library, so i love you guys very much and hope that i can see you soon.
Posted by Vea McDonald at 9:57 AM
Monday, July 19, 2010
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. ~John Lubbock
I took this from another blogger. I liked it so much. At least I will give them credit for it since it wasn't my work. It came from http://buttonwillowchronicles.typepad.com/
Posted by Vea McDonald at 7:35 AM
We had quite the long vacation in June if you could call it a vacation. Brent worked and worked and got Michelle a new workshop in her new basement and even got a new deck partially done on Dad's house. The old one was dangerous. I love this picture of Dad and Percy. I don't have very many, and I am realizing that I don't have pictures of older people in the family (including us) and on the other hand, lots of pics of the grandchildren. Not that I don't want those pictures, as they are so precious. I don't even have a picture of me to put on my facebook, so one of these days, I will try to get one of me.
We are home now, having spent most of the month of June in Utah. Missouri is a green jungle as always. We are just trying to survive the heat, humidity and bugs. September is my favorite month. I'm just waiting.
Posted by Vea McDonald at 7:24 AM
Monday, May 24, 2010
Surely you will all forgive me for my continual neglegence of posting on not only the family blog but also my own shop blog. I don't have any good excuses (mostly because my new goal is to not say, "I'm busy!" because I hate that excuse). I have simply not done it recently.
SO....I don't have any REAL news. We still plan on going out West sometime but don't know when, and I promise to give all of the pertinent people as much notice as I possibly can.
But I figured that I would throw a few pictures up anyway.
Here is a teaser of what I am posting on my shop blog: The toads are Barrett's parents.
Here is Weasel and Barrett, of couse, and Ursa chewing on a bone...of course. Note the Christmas tree that we finally took down a month ago. You can see the Mr. Toad doll in the upper left hand corner as part of the tree decoration.
This is me hugging my oven which I LOVE! Since this picture we have hung all of my cast iron above the stove.
Anyway, I hope that you all get a kick out of these photos. You sure learn a lot being married, you learn a lot "going without" electricity (it will be a full year this June) and you learn a lot traveling to different places and meeting different people. I would love to share all that I have learned, but I think it all sounds like cliches' that EVERYBODY has heard a hundered times....but it doesn't make them any less true. But I think it is mostly the type of learing that must be done by each person for themselves. If I ever think of a way to share what I have learned; not only about cooking on a wood stove or learning the best way to pee outside without filling up your shoes--but more about morals, integrity, true worth, and a good attitude--I will share it. Till then, I'll just keep learning.
Lots of love!
Posted by Vea McDonald at 11:38 AM
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
So, everyone. Here I am, finally getting something on this blog. It's not for lack of time, but totally one of ineptitude. I tried downloading the memory chip from my camera a while back and couldn't make it load. I tried again today, and for some reason it worked. While I know you would love to hear from me without pictures, I am totally sure you would like to see me even more. So we will all be privileged to see some pictures from nearly a year ago in some cases. I would hesitate to put something that old into this blog, but no one actually ever got to see these pics.
First Pic is obviously an Amish horse and carriage when we were in Shipshewana. Not like nobody has ever seen that. So here is another of the carriages in town. There was horse manure everywhere and all down the sides of the road.
The picture of me is at the beach at Lake Michigan. It was very cool there. Literally.
I now understand that I don't know what I'm doing with this. The pictures are not loading where I want them too. So, the first picture isn't really a horse and carriage. It's really my van, the one I don't have anymore. It makes me sick to look at it.
The second pic is of the kids at Thanksgiving point in Utah. I told them to scream like the shark was getting them. It looks kind of funny.
Anyway, it's been so long since I blogged, I'll have to figure out how to do this all over again. Oh! one last picture. Natalie is usually good at her bread baking. This time was interesting though. I call it, "the can that barfed up bread."
Posted by Vea McDonald at 2:21 PM
Saturday, January 23, 2010
This is Brynn in a dress made from rather drab fabric......as in, the fabric that I happened to have in my "quilt" stash (as if I actually did any recreational sewing these days...)
It's been a completely crap day, so these pictures made me happy. You should see all the poses this girl strikes.
Posted by Vea McDonald at 2:20 PM