Ever have one of those days that if your life was your job, you'd resign? Yesterday I certainly would have just to preserve my health and sanity. It started as an ordinary day, but a few children decided to really try my love and patience throughout the day. JD had a day trip out of town, so I made two trips to the court house in reference to our still-not-paying-and-very-dishonest renter. The clerk of the court was none to helpful, resulting in me potentially missing a dead-line and just standing there wanting to cry.
To top off the rough day and my pounding head-ache, our dog bit a neighbor's puppy. Reagan is a devoted dog and great watch-dog, but she took it too far trying to protect our skate-boarding kids from the puppy. Apparently, she has done this once before (although they never told us) so we really have to do something with her. Since her entire life has been these 25 acres, there's not a simple solution of invisible fencing or something. She has proven herself an escape artist when we were forced to "confine" her due to her interaction with a rabid skunk. I need to post the skunk story sometime, it makes me smile just thinking about it.
Today I'm praying for wisdom with the renter, the dog and an over-all better day!
Here's an unrelated picture of Gabriel giving Elijah a ride around the yard. I'm hauling Elijah into the doctor to get his ears checked; I'm suspecting that his previous ear-infection didn't clear up as we didn't sleep much last night and he's quite whiny.