Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I'm incredibly tired. (Could be the contraband wine I'm drinking. Tim doesn't drink alcohol anymore so I hide a bottle in the back of the fridge, and when he is at a meeting, I have a glass. Only one ~ ok, only a half. I'm a lightweight.)
Tim is at yet ~ another ~ school board meeting. (Monday night was the Crawdad Festival Meeting. Yep, he's the chairmen of that. Nope, he's not busy.)
The boys are sleeping.
Ashley is camping. With boys. (And chaperones.) In the White Mountains. We've had rain the last 3 days ~ I bet she has had snow. Silly girl didn't pack her heavy jacket. Oh the lessons we learn as teenagers...
The house is blissfully quiet.
Why am I so enjoying this peace? Because:
a. I have three boys. (Did I mention that they are all three and under?)
b. My three boys have loud voices. (OK - only 2 of them are loud, but the 3rd just screams.)
c. Construction has started!
So, the footings have been dug, the stem walls poured, the wall chiseled out. Tim says by August we will be moving furniture and kids around. Does anyone want to start a betting pool on when the addition will actually be finished? I want in!
The addition will add three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a new and improved laundry room, and a family room. Before you get all excited ~ yes, it is cool that we are doing this, but it isn't HUGE! The bedrooms are average sized, and the family room is slightly smaller than my master bedroom. (Although, my master bedroom is pretty big.) I'm mostly excited because by adding a laundry room to the back of the house, I can enlarge my kitchen by knocking down two walls. Yippee! The kitchen phase isn't scheduled for another year or so though. OK - and the state of the economy will play a role in that phase as well. Tim works construction. Off time is good ~ in short spurts. It means he can work on the house, but with all good things there comes a bad. No construction jobs means limited income. You do the math.
I do have construction photos. I'll try to get them posted.
I'm going to enjoy this blissfully sinful glass (1/2 glass) of red wine. I know I have a few pieces of dark chocolate around here somewhere...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Did you want a response back?
I'll see what I can do about that.
Was the message you sent urgent?
Call my cell phone.
Is my blog current?
Why should my emails be current?
I don't have any real legitimate reason.
Spring Fever. That's it.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Can you read her mind?
Setting up the cow...
Talking to the judge...
The judge will ask a series of questions to determine the knowledge that the showman has. Ashley has a lot of knowledge about cows.
"Ideally, how old should a heifer be when she delivers her first calf?"
"Why is this heifer so fat, and without a calf at her side?"
Only one of these questions was a legitimate question...the other was rhetorical.
"Come on judge. Is that all you have?"
Monday, May 11, 2009
Her reply: "I don't know, but I figure I should do something with them."
She has a number for each species that she shows. Here she is in the Small Stock Barn getting ready to go show. That is her hen, Matilda, in the cage to her left.
OK - the truth.
1. Ashley hasn't named ANY of her hens.
2. I name her hens to irritate her. It's a "Mom Thing."
3. She would never name her hens any of the names that I randomly selected here. (Did any of you catch on to the fact that this chicken/hen has multiple names?)
I wonder how long it will take before she reads this post and figures out what I have done. Shhhh....no one tell her.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
So, the party preparations weren't quite what I had in mind, but it isn't my birthday,...yet...
Here is our birthday girl!
Oh - The hens must realize that this is her birthday...every single hen layed an egg today! This is the first time that all hens have layed eggs. Guess they are big girls too!