Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Almost over....
Another year gone...
Usually time runs too fast but this year has been tumultuous so glad to be done with it.
 Seems something else feels the same because there was a major "boom" just now outside.
Nothing looks out of place but definitely something happened.
Neighbor thinks an airplane broke the sound barrier (I don't agree) or an engine blew.
Anyway maybe it's a New Year's Celebration early?
Just kidding.
My plans are the same as they have been for years.
Eat regular supper, watch idiot box or read , go to bed by 10:00pm probably.
Exciting  I know but I'll try to keep it down somehow.
I might branch out and browse Amazon with my gift cards I bought myself.
I don't like putting credit info on internet if I don't have too so I picked up some prepaid gift cards for myself and they make me feel safer.
Probably with the age of Big Brother watching us it's a waste of time but ....
Happy New Year's Australia
since it's already rolled around there... 
I'll get to us after it happens... 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

In the Books...

Another Christmas is in the books.
It was good for LN as it is for kids.
No pressure, no pain, just presents!
My girls remembered me with some sheepy stuff as they know Mama likes sheep.
I was visited by my son which is rare and I received a hug and Merry Christmas which is rarer.
All and all a good deal for me.

LN had a secret Santa exchange with friends at school.
She loved her Sloth shirt.
She came off the bus screaming at me to look at the coolest gift ever!

This was a foot year for LN.
She was gifted 3 pairs of boots (decorative teenager styles) and a pair of Sperrys' (boat shoes or top/docksides for us of a certain age).
She's also wrapped her show bling belt around her neck and is sporting her new denim shirt.
I crack up as she requests the same styles as what I wore as a teenager but proclaims it new and fresh.
Yes it was cold her on Christmas and windy but she had fed up and said she was hot, hence shorts.

Finally ME! I was wearing my son's wrestling letter coat.
It just hangs in the closet so I figured might as well get some use out of it.
It's two sizes too big but warm and next football season I can pile hoodies under it.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Santa Hats

LN did me some Santa Hat nails.
After cooking and washing dishes they are gone...
Kinda like mittens and hats when my kids were small.
I wonder...

Monday, December 23, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Only 6 ft or so ...

I use a former horse stall to lamb out.
I put up 3 lambing pens side by side under the clear corragated wall.
The wall is on the west side of the barn but there is another building 6 ft away so sunlight is precious.
This clear wall gives us light most of the time.
Unless it's lambing season or show season (so Jan-Aug) I don't need to go through this stall.
Hmmmm wonder if the 6 ft black snake who left me his skin knows that?
It's cool as long as I don't see him...
then it's snake heaven for him.
So far he's been cool and stayed out of sight.
It's a good truce we have.
He eats mice and hides and I let him live.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Found out

Just found out that the posts I have published on my iPhone have not published.
I have retried successfully so last few are posts from last few weeks.
I keep my phone on me so when I am feeding up or waiting on water troughs to fill or am at a game waiting through warmups if a post runs through my mind I try to pounce on it.
Those thoughts run so fast I don't have time to wait until I get home with my laptop.
Sometimers is attacking dontcha know?

Which One?

Either I'm wierd or this weather is wierd ? I started out with wool socks, fleece lined jeans, t-shirt and sweatshirt with a hooded zip up sweatshirt and Carhartt vest over it all. It's 30' . By the time I was 1/2 through animals I had unzipped vest and sweatshirt and nixed gloves and by the time I was 2/3 through animal chores I had dumped the vest and hooded sweatshirt altogether . I finished broilers with my sleeves pushed up. Wierd Weather! That's my story and I'm sweating to it!

A Few

Just a few of my favorite things


What do you think?
Preggers or not?
Just curious I know my opinion lol

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Someone is enjoying my Christmas quilt .
It's snowing heavily but that only encourages my customers to maker get bundled up and trench through the puddles if slush and ice water to get them feed. It never ceases to amaze me that people feel the need to take to the roads when it snows and sleets. Is there something wrong with staying home and not endangering yourself or anyone else unnecessarily? We re only supposed to get 2-4" but it rained , sleeted and iced 1 st so it ought to be a mess when the temp of 32' we have now drops to 24' as they are calling for tonight. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Mix

A royal mess of snow, sleet, rain and ice is coming through Delaware.
Of course I had to take LN to a 4-H holiday contest with her Gingerbread creation.
My MIL needed groceries, my son asked me to drop off a bag of dogfood as well.
So much for staying inside where it's warm and dry.

I brought all the decorations out of the storage area but I'm not enthused yet.
I have went through 3 rubbermate containers and only took out a few favorites.
My taste are a-changing as they say.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Part of the Problem

Part of the problem with not posting regular is not wanting to show how bad it is here.
I feel I always complain.
Today I AM going to complain so get ready.
Rudeness and meanness are 2 traits I hate in a person.
I know I'm a blunt, to the point, honest opinion person but I'm not intentionally mean or rude.
What gives people the right to spew mean or rude comments?
If an order you placed comes in wrong does that give you the right to be derogatory to the driver
or to the salesman you call to inform they screwed up?
Do you have to say mean things to people who call you because you "suspect" they may be a telemarketer but turns out they are looking for store information to be a new customer?
Should you put down verbally your partner/spouse in front of customers to make yourself "look" better?
Is it ever appropriate to yell in public to your 88 yr old deaf Mother because she doesn't do as you wish?
So many more examples but suffice it to say I was stupid to not listen to my doubts.
I knew better.
Is meanness and rudeness fixable?
I've about reached my limit on control and if you think I'm a blunt person now 
hold onto your seats cause here it comes Jack!
Otherwise in the land of DE flatness...
the weather is jumping around and not knowing how to dress to feed up is annoying.
Animals are bred and will commence birthing late Jan or early Feb.
Indoor high school Soccer should commence this week for LN.
Christmas cheer has not arrived yet but may show soon.
I'm behind on paperwork as usual.
Thanksgiving was good.
R & S2 came up for dinner.
Fresh turkey was ate by all along with all the trimmings.
Z is trying to finalize a home purchase at 23 yrs old.
I just realized as I was told he is too young to be doing this that I was 23 the 1st home I purchased.
Great minds inherited I believe .
Anyhow I wish him luck.
That's about all I got folks.
Lil rant, lil info till next time....