Knolltop Farm Wife

Welcome to my blog! I'm a wife, mother of four and a self-employed freelance writer. I live on a dairy farm with my family and I enjoy sharing our life with family, friends and anyone else who wants to visit the farm. There's no telling what the I will write about from day to day, but hopefully you'll be enriched when you stop by! Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

This is crazy

It's been a busy day here on the Knolltop. My schedule was interrupted when I was asked to go get hay. When I got back I helped finish up chores all while knowing I had to do my Holstein International Column. They have to get it to the interpreters before Friday and of course in Holland they are 7 hours ahead of me. So...deadlines are a little crazy when you write for an international magazine.

And of course I don't have microsoft Word on my computer because of...well those computer issues a couple of weeks ago....so I begged Russell Gammon to paste my column into a Word document so he could spell check it and count the words. I can't be over 350 words with this column....so we are in the middle of emailing back and forth the column for me to edit...now this is crazy!

And of course he only agreed to do it so he could read the column first and because Russell is Russell, he had to send commentary along with the spell checked column. He's a mess!

So, as I write, I'm waiting for the great Rustico to send it back to me so I can pare it down if I need to and I have to be in the barn in four minutes....all these deadlines.....they govern my world! I need a place without deadlines!