Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Today I was going to stack this lovely pile of wood. The key word was, well, was. It's just too big and I'm too lazy today. My excuse will be that I didn't have anywhere to put Dane while I did it. Since we are do to get another inch and a half of rain I think that the excuse will wash. So to speak.
I have also decided that before we leave the homestead that a few things need to be taken care of. I decided all closets need to be cleaned and at least half of the basement needs to be sorted and gone through. Sounds easy enough. The girls room was cake. In and out in half a day. I also went through all their drawers and sorted winter from summer and did a huge Goodwill run. Danes room was a little harder. You see I haven't got rid of anything of his. Something in my head is saying if you get rid of the baby clothes you will not be having anymore. (Babies) Agh! I love babies. I want more babies. I wanted to have ten kids. I didn't even make it to five. Then on top of that my cousin called me and said she knows a family that really needs clothes and that I should get off my buns and pack up what I have and fork them over. So I have packed up what was in Dane's room and put the bins in the van. (Six Rubbermaid bins full, this does not include what I have in the basement.) So sad:(
Today, if I ever get off the computer, I am cleaning the bathroom and hall closets. Bathroom will be cake. Hall closet is full of my moms clothes. All I can say is, Come in with the milk.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Anyway the water is over halfway up the bank. No place to really sit down and enjoy myself. I think this summer we are going to put a picnic table in and maybe a barbecue grill. That way it looks and feels like we went somewhere without leaving the yard. I have MUCH work to do in order to do that and I'm anxious to get started. If it would just stop raining. And warm up a little.
Friday, March 26, 2010
This picture will be us again this weekend. Dave out cutting wood well into the night because the day is too full. Sigh. Nothing smells better than fresh cut wood. (I like wood) Hee hee hee hee hee. EXCEPT for fresh cut grass. (I used to really like grass)
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I thought Sunday was going to be an easy day. Or sort of easy. We have church at 8:30 and it gets out at 10:00. We need to leave by 8:05 to be on time for check in. When we get home we have a lunch and this Sunday we thought we'd work outside. We have an early dinner and I take Chrissy to Youth Group and stay in town until she's ready to come home. Nothing works out.
At 7:00 am we notice steam pouring out of the wood boiler. This means that the boiler is too hot and the boiler is releasing steam to cool itself down. (I'm not sure why it does this maybe so it won't blow up or wreck all of the pipes and motor it is connected to.")
Anyway, its not good. (This happens rarely) What we have to do is use hot water to bring the temperature down. So I put three kids in two showers and told them to have at it, they could stay in as long as they want. Or until we yell for them to get out. I ran the dishwasher and washed a load of whites in hot water. Plus I took a shower. The darn thing was still running hot. AGH!
Dave gets it under control and I take the girls to church and he's going to shower and bring Dane with him. The girls and I were twenty minutes late for church and Dave and Dane were thirty five minutes late. (Our service runs at least ninety minutes)
Then on the way home Chrissy tells me that the boys are doing something different than the girls are at youth group and they are getting all kinds of munchies for free and so to counter that, she wants to make cupcakes. One hundred of them all decorated for spring. Oh, and she wants to bake them. I won't bore you with the rest of the afternoon I'm sure you all know that she got bored after the first batch and I got to do the rest. We made it to youth group by 5:30 and hung out in town until 8:00 and then slugged our way home and fell into bed.
What happened to Sunday being a day of rest?
Friday, March 19, 2010
So, because I don't want to be the fat mom anymore I have been cutting back and trying to walk everyday.
It's the obstacles that I've had to overcome to do this though that have been driving me crazy. Dave went out of town. (I was a basket case and drank and ate all weekend) My friend came for a few days while he was gone and helped me drink more and eat some more. Eating really is over rated. NOT! But the worst thing that has happened to me is my stinking armpits. I have been using that salt stick deodorant. Remember? Well since I've been walking (GROSSNESS ALERT!) I've been one big sweaty, stinky mess. On top of that my armpit (my right one if you wanted to know) has developed a rash that won't go away. I've tried everything and I can get it to almost go away but then it just comes back. I've stopped using fabric softener and used every kind of cream you can imagine. Even something for jock itch. It was there PEOPLE and I was desperate! Just to let you know I don't have Jock Itch arm pit. The stuff didn't work.
The worst part is "I stink" I can't use any deodorant because of the rash and let me tell you a rash and a salt stick don't mix. Trust me on this.
So if you see me know that I over shower on a regular bases but please stand down wind. It's for your benefit only.
Monday, March 8, 2010
His reaction wasn't quite what I expected. I'm not sure what I expected to be honest.
Dave: You knew the door had fallen?
Me: Yes, I just said that.
Dave: Your not just being a Monday morning quarter back here are you?
Me: WTF? No, I just told you it was on the ground and I took pictures of it.
Me: When what?
Dave: When did YOU take pictures of the BARN DOOR ON THE GROUND?
Me: I dunno, the other day, maybe Tuesday. But I think I heard it fall last Friday when the wind was blowing really hard. I heard a big bang that day.
At this point Dave's face is looking a little funny I hafta say.
Dave: So let me get this right? You heard a big bang over a week ago and you didn't go see what it was.
(This was not a question people) Then when you do finally go out back and see that the barn door is on the ground, you take pictures of it. Is that right?
Me: Sighing, ummmm, yeah. At this point I'm thinking is this a trick question.
Dave: Did it EVER occur to you that maybe on Friday you should have told me about a big bang? Or even better yet when you went out back and saw the door ON THE GROUND. Maybe instead of taking pictures of it for your BLOOOOGGGG, you should have told me?
Me: Humph, I wasn't even gonna post those pictures, but now you've given me something to write about I think I will. Thanks.
Dave: Your Welcome, glad that I can be of service.
I don't think he was serious though.
Friday, March 5, 2010
What it means though, and I pray diligently, that spring is here. Unless it snows again. And it could. March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.