I thought I should welcome the month before it disappears like July did. I can’t even say that time is flying because we’re having fun – it’s just flying!!!
I know I promised the picture of the rainbow and I think I have a couple of others that need to be shared, but we’ve exceeded our Excede for the month and we’re on slow internet. I’ve been up since before 5am this morning and could have loaded the pictures – except I discovered after turning the lights on and talking to the dogs and starting the coffee pot that the nephews were sleeping in the living room instead of upstairs like I thought. – Grrr.
So, I turned the lights off and tried to keep Lexi quiet, an impossible task. She goes outside and announces to the world, ok, the neighborhood, that she’s up and going potty now. Then she has to talk to her echo – carrying on a conversation with herself, just like a woman 🙂 And then she has to find a bone and play with it on the linoleum (I HATE that stuff by the way) thud, thunk, thud, thunk. Come on, Lexi, it’s 5:30 in the morning and the boys are TIRED!!!
Joel’s brother came down with his boys yesterday and they took all of the kids “kayiyaking” and then all of them except Kristen went to see “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Kris and I stayed home and watched “The Avengers” for the umpteenth time. So, the majority of the people around here are worn out from fresh air and exercise. Me? I couldn’t sleep because of my back.
Why does my back hurt? Well . . . . I’m not sure initially. It was a little sore and I thought oh, I’ve tweaked a muscle, what’s new. Then on Wednesday (or was it Tuesday) Kristen and I cleaned out the workshop of all of the spoiled, wet, wasted hay and the lambing jug mess and moved the jug over into the new barn. As I’m playing She-Rah and hauling the stall mat – those things weight a TON, ok, 80 lbs – I got it outside of the workshop and tripped, landing straight down on my knees on a chain lying in the grass. (Kristen very courteously did NOT laugh out loud until later in the evening when we were talking about it). Now, my knees are currently a beautiful shade of black and yellow and still sore to the touch, but I think hauling the 80 lb. mat might not have been so good for my back. Then on Wednesday we put together the wood table that we got 2 years ago from some friends (it’s been lying in the basement and then I used it for the garage sale and then it sat in the garage for 6 weeks and it’s been lying back in the basement in pieces for 2 weeks). We pushed and struggled to get the slightly damp pieces in place and Kristen screwed them together – she did all of the hard work, but MY back still felt a little sore. AND yesterday while the family went kayiyaking I mopped the floor and cleaned my bathroom (pick yourselves up off of the floor), went grocery shopping (THE NEW MEIJER OPENED ON THURSDAY AND I AM SO EXCITED!) and lifted softner salt bags into the van, hauled groceries, unloaded the salt from the van and the groceries and put them away and walked the dogs – that counts since Luke is a leash puller. Every time I rolled over last night I could feel my back, so I got up early only to discover the nephews sleeping in the living room.
On the bright side, the lambing jug looks great in the barn, Kristen hung my This Barn is Blessed sign that she made for me for Christmas (on the side of Joshua’s stall and I can see it from the house), we got the table put together and the bunnies moved out to the barn. I scared the daylights out of Champ when I waltzed in to let the sheep out yesterday; the poor little guy knocked his feed container right off the cage he was so scared. I did feel bad. I have 10 loaves of zucchini bread in the freezer (not all from this week) and I made pickle relish for the first time – nobody told me to drain the stuff first so there’s a lot of liquid in the jar. I figure that will help improve the taste and we can drain it when we open the jar – IF Joel will even eat. AND I have Karra’s Official High School Transcript completed and all of the class descriptions typed except for 3 that I remembered in the middle of the night Thursday. We’re off to visit another college on Monday. Hi Ho Hi Ho it’s off to colleges we go!
And That’s What’s Happening on the Hobby Farm.