Crap Happens ... Wallowing Is Optional

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Moving from the city to the country and becoming a farm hand wasn't on Cindy Keiger's bucket list, but that's exactly what she did. At the age of 53, she married a dairy farmer and said goodbye to her well-ordered, nine-to-five life. Everything on the farm was unfamiliar and strangely aggravating to Cindy. Before long, her attitude became as stinky as the barnyard. Wallowing wasn't an option for her—at least not for long. For each problem encountered, her faith and upbeat mindset helped her find a way out of the muck. Crap Happens...Wallowing Is Optional is the humorous and inspirational memoir of Cindy's first eleven years on the dairy farm. You don't need any farm experience to appreciate her stories and the lessons she learned. The next time you have to deal with some crap in your own life, Cindy's book will encourage you to find a way back to peace and joy.

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Originally from Minnesota, Cindy Keiger moved to North Carolina more than twenty years ago and has been working on her southern accent ever since. Living in Haiti and participating in various mission trips over the years were good preparation for life on a dairy farm. Reading and writing are two of Cindy's favorite pastimes. Her words, whether spoken or written, are a source of encouragement, wisdom, and humor.

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Part memoir, part comedy, part devotional, Crap Happens...Wallowing is Optional is the story of how God used changes in Cindy Keiger’s life circumstances to work changes in her heart.

Cindy says of her early expectations, “Surely life on the farm was going to be an idyllic final chapter to my story. Instead, I discovered that a bad attitude and an aging body fought against my happy-go-lucky outlook. My inner Susie Homemaker couldn’t fix the farm, cover the smell or make it pretty.” While Cindy was focused on the external, God was doing some housekeeping of His own on her heart, helping
to clear away ungratefulness, rejuvenating a weary heart and teaching her that humor is its own brand of medicine.

With chapters like Huffing and Puffing, Cows Are Out, Don’t Fence Me In and Crap Won’t Kill You, Cindy writes about the conflict between her expectations and the reality of the farm. While she likes a neat house, life on a farm is messy and dirty. While she enjoys routine and schedule, the cows are certain
to escape at the most inopportune times. And while routine is wonderful, the drudgery of early morning milking, feeding and cleaning can chip away at the most resolute soul. All of these changes ultimately led Cindy to ponder, “Crap happens, so what do we do when our thoughts (and lives) get stinky?”

For Cindy, the answer was to “...sprinkle every day with plenty of joy and laughter.” Writing about each experience, from pulling a calf from the manure pit to learning to drive a skid loader, became a kind of catharsis that allowed her to put each event in perspective and find the humor in it. And humor has a
way of softening the edges of our experiences and changing our outlook on events. Cindy’s hope is that readers will take away the message to “Live your life! It’s the only one you have, so live it with all your heart, all your soul and all your strength.” Even if that life is sometimes full of crap.

Professional Source: Rebecca Olsen
Forsyth Woman Magazine

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