Passions of an Odd Chick

Friday, September 19, 2008

Time to Sit Down


This was a fun sketch of one of my favorite chairs, then I collaged around it to add some interest. It really sits in my bathroom by my hot-tub. I like to sit there and talk to the Farmer while he takes a soak. But it's been awhile since we've had one of those hot-tub chats. Nobody has time to sit and soak these days or chat.....
We have been really busy on the farm. Old crops are going out and new crops are going in and we are on the 5th cutting of hay. My job (besides bookkeeper, housekeeper, cook, etc.) is to cut and rake the hay so my favorite farmer can bale it. Greg also is a seed distributor for other farmers and everybody wants seed right now.
Greg often wonders if we work extra hard and have more cash coming in - and more expenses going out - if we really are getting ahead or if we're just working for the cash flow. We buy bigger equipment so we can do the job faster so we can take on more contract work, so we can hire more people, and buy more equipment. He often says he'll be glad when he feels financially secure enough to sell everything and farm his own farm on one good little John Deere. Yet he was there before I met him.
I often wonder if we both fuel each other's fire when it comes to being driven to accomplish more and more. Now we have to schedule a date night just to spend quality time together.
So tonight I'm pouring us both a glass of wine and filling the hot-tub and slowing us both down for a good chat. That little chair is gonna get some use tonight for more than just a sketch.

2 comments:

Carol said...

I love the image and all that it evokes. Thanks.

Kimmie said...

I thought your chair looked like Van Gogh's chair .... maybe it looks a little bit lonely .... I'm glad it will be put to use for the tub-side chat. Sounds good ....