1. iPhones iBreak when they fall out of your pocket and under the blade of a brush hog.

2. Ry’s IEP is this week, and I am nervous.  I want it to be easy. I don’t want to cry. I am so tired of crying in front of people I don’t know.  It’s hard to convince people you’re a stable person when all you do is cry.

3. Last week the Mulders had 3 flat tires in 4 days on 2 different vehicles. Gus and secret pocket full of nails was responsible for 2 of them. He is alive because he is cute.

4. Saturday night, TexasNorth had 80 Young Life kids and leaders camp out under the stars in the back pasture.  They ate on our porch, loved on my kids, and rode the hay wagon like pros.  It is in those fine, fine moments that I know we are in the right place at the right time.

6. This week we have a hayride on Friday and a black-tie gala on Saturday.

7. I would rather just have the hayride.

8. In the 15 minutes I’ve been writing this post, the toilet has flushed 6 times.  Gus and I are the only ones home, and Gus is not potty trained. He is alive because he is cute.

9. Rylie said ‘pizza’ this weekend… and it wasn’t hard.  Thankful for strange and wonderful surprises like that after months of nothing.

10.  Abby rocks a pompom hat like nobody’s business.


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TexasNorth is a little farm in Western Michigan. It's home to 5 chickens, 25 longhorn cattle, a coonhound (Banjo), 1 barn cat, a husband, and 3 ridiculously funny children. The mom of this zoo has been known to mow the lawn in a skirt and roast marshmallows after dark. View all posts by texasnorth

6 responses to “truths

  • Margie

    Another great Monday post. I knew the IEP was this week and have been praying. I envy your black tie gala – those can be really fun SOMEtimes. I used to go often back in the working days, but not so much, now. Which is why I have fond memories, rather than just of sore feet at the end of the night. And Abby, wow. And Gus? No words. Except I’m glad he’s cute.

    • texasnorth

      I like to get dressed up, and I like to eat out… so I have high hopes for the gala. Really, I do. But there are years of things that have to happen this week before I can get excited about it. Years.

      Gus? 12 broken eggs this morning.
      YEARS OF THINGS that must happen before Saturday.

  • Ginger

    And to think, I was only looking for a stocking pattern! I am a new subscriber to your blog and am enjoying it immensely. Neato! Thanks for the laughs and a few tears. (I miss the South too.) G.

  • Missindeedy

    Oh. Mah. Werd! We say around here that if they weren’t so cute, they’d be turned to glue. A Hayride followed by a Gala. You know how to live. Praying fervently about the IEP. Pizza is a fabulous word to know. Numbers 4 and 10 brought warm fuzzies to my spirit and a smile to my face. And…better than shattering your friend’s iphone. 1 day after she gets it.

  • Miriam

    Oh girl!!! Just read this! I know the feeling…we had a summer where the fridge and 3 hard drives, may camera and our computer, the ceiling, etc all needed replacing/replacing…and then I wonder why we were behind on specialists appointments! Sometimes…things that I never knew could wait – they wait. Praying you get some rest in this day and feel refreshed and ready for that IEP! May you have a great team that is on your side and looking to maximize Ry’s potential!

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