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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Choking

She's such a great kid....
It's prom season.
We went shopping.
I choked at prices.
R never paid much for all hers combined maybe $100.00 for 4-5 dances. We were lucky to find rock bottom clearance dresses.
This is LN's first time.
It cost more than R's total.
Enough said....


Tada...
Lots of tule layers underneath to ballroom size it. The lace top is attached between to the skirt with sheer tule.
She has shoes.
We're doing her hair.
That will help with the cost. She was quoted a $125.00 price for a up do.
Maybe getting her nails done though.

Maybe have a date coming in....
Don't wanna jinx it.

If not she's good to go with her friends .


Monday, March 14, 2016

Dreary day

It's a dreary Monday . Drizzling, chilly overcast let's eat hot soup kinda day.

Perfect day for this question...

Do you think about your actions with others? 
Is there anything in your past life you did or said that you work on changing in the present so you don't repeat it?
Are you willing to admit to wrong things you have committed?

A little deep for a dreary Monday huh?

I think about things I did in high school, in my 20's or even presently that I'd like to change and /or never repeat. 
I'm trying to be a better person by admitting even if it's just to myself what I need to change.
Admit and then start changing.

I think I've come to the realization that not everyone can look at the mirror image of themselves and actually see it.
Maybe I'm rare but I don't think so. 
I have more faith in humans.
Maybe not in the choices I've made in the people I've chosen to be involved with or the actions as a result.
It's not all them, it's me.
It's another hard thing that I've had to admit too.

Geeze what a depressing post for a Monday .
Off to look for rainbows, unicorns and puppies. ;)



Thursday, March 10, 2016

Chain

I usually think about a few things I want to accomplish tomorrow as I go to sleep. Last night I passed out so nothing.
This morning while I did daily morning chores I made my mental list.
Simple things :
*Take down Christmas lights (don't judge me)
*Clean gutters as I'm up on the extension ladder anyway
*Wind up and return all the extension cords from said lights to the animal tack boxes I borrowed them from
*Wash kitchen rugs and kitchen floor
*As always take care of customers
*Get hamburger out of freezer for sloppy joes
*Clean front pad at barn of all the hay and straw chaff from running it out the loft to customers

Seems simple...
No where did I list...

*While shutting tractor off in shed after dumping chaff to chickens , hear and see horse that's 25 and lame kicking his feet up and bucking high and racing around his lot
*Investigate and see LN's steer in my garden on the opposite side of the property from his pen

Thus ensued a rodeo of sorts.
Mama cows are only serrated from steer by 2 fences 10 ft apart which sheep are in. The cows are acting simple and screaming at steer . This makes steer holler and prance around garden tearing things up that should not be there (again don't judge). I have to wait on a customer while keeping an eye on steer as between him and his proper pen there is a 15 ft spot of "fence" that is comprised of a rope tied to two trees. Steer not suppose to be in that field and horse doesn't need more. 
After customer leaves I go through 2 gates in sheep pen. Walk into garden and try to get him to leave and head to barn by intimidation. Hahhaaaha he scoffed at me and stayed at fence calling cows. I traipsed back to barn. Opened gate in case he followed to his pen. See where he got out as he jumped a small wooden gate of sorts that needed replaced and tore it apart. I grabbed grain and a halter. He has not been lead regularly and isn't "fond" of it. Yes I know it's on the list. Went to big cows and haltered and tied them with a bit of grain as far away from him as possible. Next thing was back down to garden with grain and halter. It took a few attempts but I haltered him as it stole grain. He did not want to leave garden under the electric fence that was not on that he went in under. I unhooked a section so the baby felt better then pulled and conjoled him all the way back to his part of the barn. He's locked in right now. He walked sorta and didn't try to pull away so regular lessons will ensue. After all this I then had to fix garden fence so horse stays out. Pull apart the mangled mess where he jumped out and put old gate that's higher up, find chains and make it right. Put all gates back like they are supposed to be.
During all this notice sheep and cows water is low. Drag hose and starry fill ups. Notice mineral tubs need replaced in both so drag them out and dump in each pen. Remember to turn off water and untie big cows. 
It's  a chain of events that snowballs constantly.
The original list is complete. Gosh I love a clean kitchen floor with rugs still warm from the sun.


Gifts

Saturday is the baby shower for my granddaughter. I've been working as fast as possible but I'm slow and have a busy life. 
I finished knitting the blanket last night and ran it through express wash cycle.


It wanted to skew diagonally because of the lace pattern I suppose. I pinned it out and will see how it dries. Fingers and every extremity crossed please.
LN wanted to make this....


It's a swaddle pocket. 


You slip the baby in the pink pocket. Cross sides over her torso and tie tightly. Hopefully it's simpler than receiving swaddle for the first timers. The fabric is flannel with low lift batting sandwiched inside the back main piece. The pink is striped with white . The crossover that will show has the elephant pattern on it.

Sorry to show you my cutting mat has seen better days. Still works though....



Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Feeling Meh...

LN bought a truck from an older friend.
Last night she drove it home alone.


Today she drove to school and home from practice.


I realized it was coming.
Last one mobile and looking at colleges.
It really hit me today .
The end is racing towards me.
Big changes coming.
Decisions to make for both of us.


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Getting there...

It's progressing...


Nothing finished... 
Hems and fasteners not begun.


But progressing nonetheless.


So/Sew Yea...

LN is swapped with homework now so I decided to be nice and clean her steer pen after cleaning the sheep pen this morning.


First was "border" wars. I don't think the dog was trying to stop him but steer thought he was so he snorted and blew at the dog.
After cleaning with a new wheelbarrow tire (no not a good thing) I called dog inside. 
The steer followed and saw his new toy.


Fresh shavings to flip over his head. I left before he covered himself which mark my words he will.
LN has started her outfit. My how she's grown in her skill level. A (that is her mentor ) and I can leave her alone and she  sews on.


This is her coat fabric. Heavy weight wool in a modern style. 
Progress...