My daily errands

Here we go, the first stop of the day. I’m probably parked wrong according to a popular Sioux Falls website on Facebook. 

Maybe that is a better photo. 
I was born in this town, but I prefer being on the farm. I would much rather have the sweet Summer breezes of the farm than the rumble of cars and thousands of people driving by. 
We are at the 2nd stop of our journey. Dad is a retired worker from here. We can get meat from the company store as one of his benefits. So, once every season we come in for some things to just make our life easier. 
Hogs come in, and Ham comes out. As well as bacon and many other delicious goods. 
Dad worked here, my Uncles and at least one of my Aunts worked here. I am grateful for this place. 
Now it is evening. We had rain during the day. The ground and the dogs got soaked. 

So we are cuddling up in sweats and blankets. Have a good day. 
Louise Ann Benjamin 



Good Morning,
This morning, I’m reminded of what’s important in life. I woke up a little fuzzy yet 90 minutes after the alarm went off. I’m still a little groggy yet. However, I did what I did and do what I do, and it’s time to sit and think about it.

I have a set of “rules” that I live by. Loosely modeled after one of my favorite television characters, as well as one of my favorite fictional characters, and my beliefs and values from life, Scripture and the like.

One of those rules that makes sense to me is, “Don’t waste good.”

Living by this rule has wide spread implications. In last night’s supper I did not throw out the canning liquid when I opened something. I put it in the mashed potatoes. I save our supper scraps for the garden, and it gets used again. I recycle leftovers, sometimes combining them in a soup or a stew.

However, this rule applies to people as well. The people that are important to me are just that, important. People are more important than things, ideas, and rules. I love with all my heart. This morning, I was reminded of how much I love my Husband. He took something, used it for a purpose that it’s designers never imagined, and may have ruined it.

I freaked. I yelled. I calmed down. I apologized. I love my Husband much more than said item. He is my Husband. I sleep/snore next to him. I kiss him. I snuggle him. He is much more important than a damned thing.

He stood up next to me 10 years ago next month. We said our vows. He hasn’t chased me off yet, though I richly deserve it. I have done much much worse to him that he ever has done to me. He still loves me, and I love him for it.

I’ve got my priorities back in line now. Have a great day.
Louise Ann Benjamin