It’s all a conspiracy. Women I meet say “I loved my pregnancy, every bit of it”. Or they will carry on about how great they felt through the entire 9 month period. First of all, nine months is too long to be pregnant regardless of how fabulous you felt. That is almost an entire year and there is way too much in this world to miss out on. Before you criticize my statement, I do know that the end result is worth every bit of it, but really. You’d spend MORE time with your child if you were not pregnant for so darn long. Find me a mother who experienced no side effects of pregnancy: morning sickness, fatigue, weight gain, cramps, obnoxious cravings, etc etc. And let us not forget the unforgettable labor. Now I do believe that there are moms on the planet that have had tolerable labor without the need for drugs, epidurals, blocks, or psychotherapists. The baby popped right out and life went on.
This photo was taken this evening on the way home from the pasture along a dirt road that parallels the highway. It’s much more interesting this way. I’ve taken photos of this tree in the summer months with the black filter, however this one is a bit more interesting.
The day was illegally gorgeous for a January Saturday. It is the middle of Winter and today’s temperature was 79 degrees. We did work in the pasture and made the most of every moment outdoors. Tomorrow it will be 45 as the high and Monday, 38.