Missing Craig

I left you off last Thursday with our big garage clean out. I worked overnight Thursday night and Friday morning I ended up staying late at work. All through the shift on Thursday night I had this strange sensation in my jaw and by morning I felt like I had an abscess – a palpable lump was forming. I decided to stop in at the dentist to get it checked out – I was already late anyway.

So that pushed back the time I got home (after stopping at a few garage sales) to 11 am when I got a call from Craig – Craig who has been combining late every night this week. “Wanna come ride along?” How could I say no?

So I ordered some food from the bar and on no sleep whatsoever, hopped in the combine with Craig just in time to see him finish up beans! That’s right – beans are harvested! Craig and I calculated it all out and concluded he’s about 35% done with taking the crop out. The weather has been BEAUTIFUL the past two weeks and they’ve been able to work day after day which is a stark contrast from 2019 harvest.

We had such a good time in the combine. I was tired but so was he. Craig showed me a few of his songs he’s been listening to in the combine, he explained all of his buttons and widgets, I so missed him. Then he said this:

“My Kalissa battery was getting pretty low.”

This is our way of letting the other person know that they are missing them too much – our way of saying “I need something from you.” So I was exhausted, I really wanted to sleep, but Craig’s battery was low – I needed to make him a priority.

THANKFULLY, the farm decided to take a rest on Sunday and we got to see Daddy ALL DAY but that’s another post for another day ❤️ Time together is few and far between this time of year! I’ll take all I can get!

I’m working on a post about a Summer 2020 recap and I’d say one of the best things to come out of this summer was the growth our marriage has gone through. Craig and I truly have never been better – not just the fake kind of filtered Instagram social media love but really truly.

We found our groove spending all those hours in the pool, mountain biking, enjoying our favorite hobbies together like trail riding with the kids, and just making the most of the time we had together.



  1. Kim J LeMere
    October 12, 2020 / 12:11 pm

    Hope your tooth wasn’t a serious issue and sounds like a good time spent in the combine. Yea to you for saying yes to riding along.

  2. Ellie
    October 12, 2020 / 6:23 pm

    Sounds great! Hope your tooth isn’t a problem.

  3. Susan the Farm Quilter
    October 15, 2020 / 4:43 am

    Love how you both make the other a priority…that’s what it takes to make a marriage work and you sacrificing sleep to spend time with him is money in the bank of your marriage – hefty deposit!!! Way to go girl!!!

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