Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas and my best wishes for the new year

To all my loyal followers I want to wish a Merry Christmas and may the new year bring you success in whatever your endeavors may be.

Some of you may be visiting for the first time. Probably because I recently started following your blog. I spent several hours over the past few weeks looking at blogs of people who list similar interests in thier profiles. My purpose is to see what others are doing and learning what I can.

For those of you that are new reading here, here's the reason.

For years I attempted to get where I'm heading by working multiple jobs, and trying to do the homestead thing at the same time. I thought I could abuse myself for a time and get far enough ahead to be able to homestead full time. What I ended up doing is making myself sick enough to nearly kill the homestead dream entirely. You see when you work constantly you end up getting in situations where you are spending more than you make with the extra job. Then there is the damage you do to yourself in the process. Bad diet also became a factor in my case. Always being on the verge of exhaustion, I tried to solve the problem with caffiene, sugar and nicotine. Stimulants are OK, until you seriously hurt yourself. Now I find myself 47 years old, with diabetes, asthma, and arthritus in both legs.

Even though I meet the criteria to be considered legally disabled, I won't give up the homestead dream until the undertaker pats my face with his shovel. I also refuse to stop working, not yet at least. Odds are those of you most recently added to my list of followed blogs write about foraging wild foods, homemade old fashioned foods or natural herbal remedies. I've been ruminating on a new plan recently. More is to follow soon. So, if your stopping by for the first time, stop back now and again. We might just be in the same frame of mind.



Joel said...

All the best to you for the new year, Woodsrunner. I hope your new plan will bring you what you wish from it. Keep up the blog, not everyone who looks at it writes comments, by a long shot. There are many, many people out there with broadly similar interests, if not the same details. It's good to see other people lead their lives the way they want it, or at least try their best. Too many are happy to give up and be labelled disabled at the slightlest whiff of trouble.

(virtual double thumbs up!)

Stephanie Ann said...

I've always wanted to homestead but it almost seems impossible for me, I'd love to read more about what you are doing.

pelenaka said...

Good that your married to a nurse.
Kisses on forhead my husband ...