That’s what Joel said last night. I’m sure he’ll find today quite amusing.
I dropped the girls at the barn at 11am and Kurt & I went to TSC with Luke. Luke loves to pull through the store & smell all the smells & sniff all the sniffs. Before I know it, Kurt is on his belly being pulled through the store. LOL moment. I grabbed the dog & handed Kurt my purse & the book I was buying (Homestead in Your Backyard Did you know that on 1/4 of an acre, you can harvest: 1,400 eggs (unless you have an egg eater like I do, then you’ll lose one a day), 50 lbs. of wheat, 60 lbs. of fruit, 2,000 lbs. of vegetables, 280 lbs. of pork, and 75 lbs. of nuts!! I find these kinds of books fascinating!). So we check out & get Luke, Kurt & the book into the van. Stopped at Kroger for a handful of things & new phone cards. Leave the boy & his dog in the car. Kroger is packed to the rafters!!! Get the groceries, self check – forgot the phone cards. Oh, well, we’ll just live through the weekend. Get several calls from a friend, keep getting cut off, phone time gone.
Decided to take Luke with us to the barn for riding lesson. He needs to learn not to bark at horses & he’ll never learn unless we take him to horses. We get there & out back there is a horse running around & then I see another one rearing up. Karra comes out to the car while we’re trying to get a hand on Luke so Kurt can get out of the car. Luke sees horses & starts barking. Karra tells me that R got thrown & all the horses are acting crazy. Get the car windows up on the van; Luke is jumping around. Horses get caught & settled down. The kids go get their horses ready. I take Luke out of the car & try to walk him around & work on “quiet”. He starts to do really, really well. So, we sat outside & watched the kids ride & Luke did extremely well at staying quiet. He wanted to knock L over when she came to say hi.
Lesson over, walk Luke a little more, still have a treat left. Get in the car & grab my water bottle which is lying in my purse. Nothing unusual about that. Highly unusual that the cap is off & a whole water bottle is now drenching the entire contents of my purse!!! The beautiful, plaid Chaps brand purse that I got a terrific price on is now mostly likely ruined with a huge water mark – grrrrr. Somewhere in all of the excitement & confusion I didn’t get the cap on the water bottle & Luke knocked it over. Who do you blame? Not REALLY anyone’s fault. Accidents happen.
Came home & the cow was lying funny in the pasture. I went & scooted the chickens out of the pasture (found an eaten egg) and went to check on Sugar. She stood up & let my touch her. I walked back to the barn & yelled at Kristen to fill the water trough. She hauled the hose over while I herded more chickens. The water came through the hose & pulled it up in the trough. I walked over to grab it & push it back into the water & it jumped out of the trough & drenched me. I WAS NOT A HAPPY HOMESTEADER at that moment. Kristen got a not so deserved yelling at.
Back in the house I sorted through the contents of my swimming pool . . . I mean, purse . . . and threw out some pictures & coupons. My medical release for my foot was in my soaked planner – ink now runs. A coupon for a free drink at Cosi – bleeding ink. 2 coupons for Kurt’s pictures to be taken on Monday – bled & bleeding beyond repair. Money, credit cards, loyalty cards, everything drenched. The ton of pictures of the kids that I carry around all wet & sticking together. Peeled them apart and had to toss 3 or 4. Getting very irritated.
The humor in all of this?????? Kurt getting drug through the store by the dog – wish I had a picture of that. And me in my black & white White Sox get up hopping around the pasture after I got blasted by the hose. Too bad I didn’t see that one.
And That’s What’s Happening on the Homestead!!