Days are longer, and the weather is cooling and warming by turns.  Thus, I cannot rely on the weather.  The latest technological desktop computer in our household gave out under the affliction of 1,400 viruses.  Thus, I cannot rely on the latest technological desktop computer.  The dog, Rex, astonished me by sneaking over to the neighbors' land two nights in a row and devouring their garbage (well, he is the prime suspect).  Thus, I cannot rely on the dog, Rex, to control himself.  I now have to chain him up at night (until Dad's business deal goes through and we have the funds for an advisable luxury - a fence around the property). 

Of course, the government takes some time to get its act together and give a reasonable nod to business deals, and thus I dare not claim to rely on the government.  In the past week or so we had a cruelly injust frost.  Our family picnic had to be cancelled and our planting delayed.  The website software and its contents for FairHillsFarm.com had to be deleted.  I am thankful that Yahoo! SiteBuilder has an Import feature.  I was able to download the free software on to Dad's laptop and import all the files from our Yahoo! Small Business webhosting account.  I did some work on it last night.

Dad headed to the coast to go deep sea fishing with our uncle (his brother Jon) yesterday, and they will return Saturday.  Our aunt Crystal and the Cousins (Emma, Ashley and Jon-Jon) are visiting tomorrow.  They are homeschooling as well.  Grandmomma visited on Mom's birthday (April 10th) and brought some cake along.  That was a nice visit.

I started a HomesteadBlog, by the way.  That adds to my list of Sincerely Blogs (HomeschoolBlogger and Xanga - which I use to keep in touch with some friends that don't have HomeschoolBlogs).

I am slaving away (on my own perfectionistic initiative) on a painting for our farm logo.  It features a Dominique cock and hen with a countryside background.  I have been photographing the various stages of the artwork, which I will post when it is completed.

I am in the final stages of revising Entry the First (as I prefer to call it) of Diary Of A Country Girl.  I am trying to master the art of saying as much as necessary with as few words as possible, if there is indeed such an art.  I don't believe I'm a good essayist, as on occasion I have written a 40-word-long sentence before.  Mom says I'm more of a novelist sort of writer than a journalist.  But sreenwriting is definitely forcing me to be more versatile in my writing style.

I am struggling with figuring out precisely how to get stoichiometric scientific equations plugged into my calculator.  I always end up a bit off, and Dr. Jay L. Wile suggests reading the calculator manual.  Needless to say, I don't believe I ever even read the calculator manual for at least three years.  I think I will e-mail a highly knowledgeable friend on the subject.

I have begun reading Shakespeare's Hamlet.

How can I possibly be consistent with so many influential variables? 

But here I conclude...I cannot rely on myself or on the world.  I must rely on HE WHO has no variation or shifting shadow...CHRIST.

GOD BLESS,

~Amanda~ 

Comments

Thursday, April 12, 2007 – Hello

Posted by Jocelyndixon
I saw your post on the homepage…and it is very amusing. I am sorry your computer had so many viruses!

And, I can’t rely on our weather either. I just hope summer is nice and warm – and stays that way… and I hope its nice for my b-day too!

Happy b-day to your Mom, btw! I hope she had a wonderful b-day! I am glad your cousins got to come over… How fun! We don’t have any cousins (older) that come around… its just us. ;(

I can’t wait to see your fam logo! I bet it will be great! You could use it as an add for blogs… like mine!

I think I am more of a novelist then a journalist too. SuperAngel is more journalist… as she reports things and gives a synopsis (sp?) where as I tend to tell a story of the whole ordeal.

I think you are a wonderful writer!
I would love to share my novel (almost 2yrs old now) with you but mom wants me to keep closed for now…

Still waiting on my editor to get that done so I can publish!

Ok… I think I am done saying what I need to!

Love you,
Jocelyn
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Thursday, April 12, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by BlogBoy
I’m glad you liked that post. I caught a bit of flak from it, but I still strongly think that is what happens when you post on your blog. Look what you’re posting. You wrote about your farm, your Dad, your dog. It’s all about you life! But instead of waiting for a few years to write it down your writing it down now, as it happens!

Eric
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Friday, April 13, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by TheLordsDaughter
Hello!

Sounds as though you have been busy.

Do you use science curriculum by Dr. Wile? I do. I am at present in Biology. I really like his science books. I love the conversational style they are in.

I am in the middle of writing a/several books. It seems I start to many at a time! 🙂

Rebekah ~ The Lord’s Daughter
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Saturday, April 14, 2007 – Amanda…

Posted by SuperAngel
I have been meaning to add you to my homesteadblog friends… will do that asap!!
That was an interesting post!! Definitely something to think about.
Sorry about your pc!!
Are you the eldest in your family?? It is great to be the eldest…sometimes!!
I don’t know how they could do the HSBA to us!! I just had to vote for who I liked best!! LOL!!
Love
!!SUPERANGEL!! !!Amanda!!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by DarthYxpu
Hello.

I just posted a comment on your HomeStead blog.

It’s got the HTML for the ad.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by BlogBoy
I actually taught myself to make blinkies or as they are called in other places banners =D I’ve just found a new way to make banners though. I use Jasc Animation Shop 3. It works really good. I made this with it.

http://www.ericnovak.com/blog/pictures/logoforpaul.gif

I was just posting when you came by, so stop by again, to read a new post.

Eric
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by BlogBoy
Wow, I want to watch that! Thanks for telling me about that Amanda! I will be praying.

Eric
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by BlogBoy
Another thing is how can an atheist blaspheme God? He doesn’t believe there is any God!

Eric
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Thursday, April 19, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by DarthYxpu
Oh, good!

What graphics program do you use?

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Thursday, April 19, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by DarthYxpu
What virus protection are you using now?

Does it have anti-spyware?