These first two stories I have already told everyone. Since they made me laugh though, I didn't want to forget them. So I am writing them down. Sorry you have to hear them twice.
1. Last year Natalie told me she had made her own deodorant. I decided to also try it and have never looked back. A couple of months ago, Dave ran out of deodorant. I had just made a new batch and this time it was grapefruit. I thought that would be okay for him to smell like grapefruit on the farm. I told him to just use mine, it was in the bathroom. A minute later he called out to me asking if it was in a jar. I told him that it was. Making sure he could find it I walked into the bathroom to see him icing his armpits with my new homemade toothpaste. I was laughing so hard I could barely tell him what it was and show him the correct jar.
2. A few weeks ago I was talking to my mom on the phone. As I was talking to her I remembered that it was the day my sister was blessing her baby. Even tho she already knew I wasn't able to attend I wanted to send her a quick text and let her know I was thinking of her. I looked all over for my phone. I even started to get a little panicky. I searched rooms and under blankets. I finally decided that when I got done talking to my mom I would call my phone to see where it was. It took me a full five minutes to realize, I was on my phone.
3. I decided to go out and do a cow check tonight. It is a beautiful night. Warm, not to dusty after our snow. The sun is starting to set. No one else was around at the moment. I took Jared's quad and headed out. I slowly drove up, down, and around the cows. I then saw three calves off in a corner by themselves and a cow sitting down. I slowly drove that way, making sure to not get to close. I was thinking if she was going into labor soon I didn't want to make her get up. I stayed a bit away and saw a little head poking out. The three other calves where right there, intently watching. (Quite often when we go check cows, the calves will be off playing together or all sitting in the sun together. I think it is so cute. Like they are little friends hanging out. Makes me smile every time.)
I turned the quad off and just sat. It did not take long. Out slipped this beautiful new calf. At that point Dave came over, he was close by in a tractor, and we watched for a few minutes as it struggled to get up. It was not more than 6 minutes and the new calf was licked dry, standing up, wobbling around, and nursing. It's new friends right there ready to play. I haven't actually watched a calf being born since I was in high school. It was a neat experience again. Kinda made me all sentimental on this Mother's Day Eve. I have the best mother in the world and one fabulous mother-in-law. I am so grateful how my mom raised me and Dave's mom raised him. It was a good moment. Dave got back in the tractor and I watched for a few more minutes then came home and hugged my own amazing kids that I am so proud of and thankful to them for making me a mom.