We’re getting much closer to show time around here!! The devil figured out on Saturday that he could attack my body if he wanted to, but I wasn’t going to give in and feel sorry for myself and let myself be sick & in pain. SMACK! So, he went after one of my kids – dirty devil. Karra came home from Caitlin’s on Saturday & said her foot hurt. It was a tiny bit swollen. By this morning, she could hardly walk. I took her in and what I thought was probably a stress fracture turned out to be tendonitis! She has to rest it, ice it & take Advil. Marissa said if she rests it, she should be able to dance next week for the recital. I haven’t talked to Miss Patty yet, but I’m sure she won’t be happy after Karra missed classes last week with a sore throat & cold.
At least I had the spiritual foresight to recognize what’s going on. Of course the devil wants me distracted & running around like crazy & in an uproar over everything. For once, I remembered to put first things first & took care of my kid. The rest of the day has fallen in to place. I did Karra’s mowing & would have gotten it done except I stalled it over the leach field. I told Joel if he can’t finish it tonight then I’d do it first thing tomorrow morning. Now, yesterday:
Joel & went shopping & found the rug for the front door, went to Meijer & I got two plants to put in my bee planter in the kitchen – one tall one & an ivy that had about 5 little plants in it. We went to Sam’s & bought food for us & the Life Group. Came home & Joel went back to bed & the girls & I headed back to town. Took them shopping for some clothing items that had become necessary & then went to JoAnn’s. I found a fern-in-a-basket for the front door & a new stone for Karra’s garden to replace Stephanie’s that broke over the winter, it’s a daisy. I got styrofoam to re-stuff the drooping footrest on the couch & Kristen found pig kitchen implements :). After Joel & the kids went to church in the evening, I went to Debbie’s for the day lilies that she had for me. Moved all of the books around on the shelves & brought Karra’s down & mine up from the basement. I put up the 8×10 family pictures and hung the wall clock; scrubbed the fronts of my kitchen cabinets (there is a sermon there!), cleaned the label off the front of the dishwasher (yep, still there) and filled nail holes with drywall putty. I tried washing the walls, but greasy marks aren’t coming off very well. The last thing I did last night was forget to lock up my chickens – I’ve had to fire myself! Kristen went out to feed them this morning & they were out in the yard. Thank You, God, that the raccoons weren’t out last night!!
Today I have a tiny sunburn from my mowing this morning & lots of wash-this, scrub-that on my list. I did get the kids signed up for swim lessons this morning. I have the 10×13 family pictures to frame & hang & the floor must be mopped (that’s a real biggy). The list is down to 14 items & is definitely doable. I need to take Karra to piano lesson (rescheduled from Friday because of rehearsal) & then hit the list before I start a meatloaf for supper.
I have 22% of a 3 hour farming lapbook download done (2 hrs. 16 mins. to go). Hope nobody wants to call me!!!
And that’s what’s happening on the homestead.