I’m sitting here on the porch, watching it rain. We haven’t had any in awhile and it’s been so peaceful all day. Everything looks to green and alive!
Last weekend, my son and I went to Hancock, Iowa, to a friend’s farm for a party and small music festival. They do it every year and call it Porkstock. It is so peaceful and so much fun. Great times, great people, great music and the peace and quiet of the country.
Here’s a little tidbit of our weekend. I woke up in my tent and heard the horses plodding around so unzipped my little window. I’m still cursing myself that I let my phone die and my camera was in the van because both horses, both mini goats with the donkey in the middle was perfectly framed in my window lol. I started cracking up and woke up my son in the next tent. Dangit!
The stage that the guys are on is in a century old bard that they cut the front wall out of. Complete with permanent lights and sound system. Yes, it’s all removed in the winter ;).
The first night we got there, we were some of the few guests so we spent the evening in the “party barn” with the owner and a few other people. The owner is half Cherokee Indian so we ended the night with a saging and Cherokee blessing for each of us. What a great start to a wonderful weekend.
Did a little singing with one of my best friends but I don’t know how to share it here from Facebook. John was invited but out of respect for me and my son, he declined. I’m glad. We are getting along, even went to a wedding together this weekend which was a little awkward, as a few people thought that meant we were back together. But the camping weekend helped me find my center and start rebuilding the part of myself that I lost while putting up with all the BS of the last few years.
My son was asked to come back out this weekend and help with clean up and getting the farm ready for some Halloween parties and he told me today that he’s staying all this week, too. He really loves it out there. I always say he’s a country boy stuck in the city. So I have some time alone this weekend to reflect on what I want to do with myself and my life going forward. Definitely not even thinking of the dating pool. Not nearly ready for that yet! No way!
We shall see……I better go get some laundry dried for work this next week. Hope whoever may be reading this has had a great weekend and will have a great week. Please take some time for yourself to just breathe. The rough times DO pass. I promise!