Monday, June 5, 2017

No Rest ...

For hardworking parents...

Z came home from work not feeling well. It didn't matter to Miss A. She wanted her daddy after being with Grandma all day. The injustice of it all. He had his workpen in his mouth and she was on a mission.

This happened after her nap . Note the leg casually propped on the rail. It stayed there all 2 1/2 hours.

The graduate is not coming down off her high anytime soon. She's wearing linen shorts she made. 

Don't mind the dirty porch. Road dust covers it daily.

Saturday, June 3, 2017


Miss LN graduated this morning.
The keynote speaker was Governor Carney.
LN has met him several times through 4-H events.
Still an impressive visitor.

LN hugging the principal.
She been so nice writing great recommendation letters.
She's a former 4-H member and is now a 4-H leader.

The Governor doing pushups to impress a few football players.
They challenged him in the fall and he turned them down.
Today he made good...

A WWII veteran who missed his graduation because he was flying overseas to join the war
was given his diploma today.
He's 94 yrs old.
So impressive and tear-jerking...
Two students who passed away were given diplomas posthumously as well. 
So sad but so poignant.

Z came, actually smiled and hugged his sister.
A rare treat!
R was left out so...

She jumped in and his girlfriend R2 piled in on the other side.
It's a Z pileon!

All three of my children in one place and happy.
I love them.

Me and LN losing it trying to take a decent picture.
I dressed for sunny and 80*.
It was never above 75*, cloudy and windy.
Felt good to women of a certain age ;}

My pretty graduate.
On to bigger and better things.

Friday, June 2, 2017


It pays to persevere.
LN had senior night last night.

This chick of mine was rewarded for her hours of scholarship application writings
 and years of college prep. 
I am a proud Mama.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Teacher Thank-You's

LN made these as a parting thank you to her teachers. Small token from a senior.

At livestock show Z and LN discussed and solved world problems.

R and Miss A hung out with me.

Four new arrivals joined us this weekend. This is one lamb. So cute and sweet. LN and I drove to Massachusetts to acquire two. A long 5:30 am - 10:00 pm down and dirty trip. The other two came from western PA. Luckily the seller was coming to DE and kindly brought them along.

Winding now to graduation. Just a few days left of school for this grad. Time is spirally faster and faster.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

love this kid...

Senior night at soccer last week.

Honor cord ceremony last night.
She is such a great kid.
Just a good person down to her soul.
She always does the right thing with no prompting.
Def didn't inherit my craziness thank goodness.
Dang look out....
She's going to light up the world!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

My baby grows up ....

Senior prom for my lil girl.

Looking too grown up for her mama. 

She went with her best friend.
They think they are tough.

I think they are sweet.

And beautiful ......

Thursday, May 4, 2017


I hope that's the correct spelling ;)

First pair of socks is complete. Not perfect at all. I know my mistakes. But complete...

They are loose on me because I cast on with double needles. Guess I didn't know I was a loose knitter MamaPea! They will be worn by one of us. Washing may shrink them some with their wool content.

I'm just happy I stuck with them.

Now what to cast on?

This day is rushing towards us. Ready or not!

My sweet pea turned one yesterday. Check out the lashes!!! I wish they were mine. 

We will celebrate with a party on Saturday then follow up with LN's last prom.

Um that is if I let her out of the house.

Friday, April 28, 2017


Events have happened I can not share but it's sad.

Two different family members have said "I'm just waiting for it to be over". Each said it for different unrelated reasons. 

It's sad to think we live with things just "to get it over with". What kind of life is that? 

Are we meant to just survive? Not enjoy? 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

These kids...

She slays me ....

Already reading too ;)'

This one makes my heart beat faster.

This years wool and 4-H sewing project. Lots to do to finish it but basics are completed. More pictures later.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Make it loose ...

They say...

So I cast on over two dpn's as suggested.

It seems loose which will still fit one of us. Two of us have above average sized calfs. I also think after washing they will tighten up a bit.

Time to conquer the other one .  I've cast on the same so these will match size wise.

I enjoy knitting but do not have much free time. Thusly this took forever. Those who say socks are quick knots haven't met me. 

Overall for the first time knitting socks and using dpn's I'm pleased. Next pair I'll probably cast on using one needle though. 

Monday, March 13, 2017


19 is the number.
After mailing off a scholarship at school today LN has 19 to go.
Over the next few months she will be busy with AP exams and soccer, 4-H contests and scholarships.
I help with the basic information and the ones needing typed out.
I had to resurrect my old typewriter.
I think handwritten is sloppy looking, not professional enough.
So I type away...
Night and Day...
See I have a sense of humor I swear.
Off to update the excel list.
Gosh I wish he was here to help or just to stare at.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Windy as...

all get out here today.
It's 50* but feels like 39* from the wind.
Tomorrow is s-day #1.
Surgery for my 91 yr old mom-n-law.
She has poor circulation in her remaining leg.
They are going through her stump to femoral artery and over to other leg to put a stent in.
91 yrs old!
They say it's day surgery so fingers, toes and all appendages crossed they are right.
S-day #2 will commence soon.
Soon as all qualifying referrals are complete my Dad is having his hip replaced.
He will be 76 in few months.
Having had a major heartattack, defibulator, pacemaker, few strokes, and still going to operate.
Hopefully modern medicine works miracles.
Words can't describe what I feel for this old man.
It's hard to watch my "hung the moon" Dad fade from what he has always been.
To me it's harder than raising the most troublesome kid.
At least most of the (time) you know kid will mature and age out of trouble.
Aging is opposite to me.
Circle of life stinks.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Utter and Total Chaos...

I don't have time to blog or read blogs.
Utter chaos is my life right now.
Swapped by scholarships, soccer tryouts, second job at CPA, horrible warm weather giving animals pneumonia and killing them , let alone regular chores and skirtwork, crap don't forget my own taxes.
Utter Chaos...
Be back after this passes sometime in the future.
Till then I wish I were here ...
Or really anywhere but here.

Saturday, February 25, 2017


                Cement happened today.                    It was 70° in February.     A major thunderstorm just ripped through Delaware. I know one small roof is mangled and now resides in a tree here. It had issues      before . This was a whopper for sure. Last night me and both chickies sewed hems on R's work slacks. 3 needles, 3 peeps, 3 pairs of pants hemmed. Success and family time.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


I had a ewe with large bag (seemed like edema) I've been watching closely. I put her up last night in big stall inside so she could birth alone if needed. I checked her at 4:30. Nothing, laying down chewing and breathing normal. I came inside and read. Went out about 7:45 and found two rams. One up and hunting for breakfast. Her udder has so much swelling he will struggle to get some but hopefully he persists. If not I'll help soon. The other ram was huge but dead. She cleaned him off but no life.  I feel guilty. I don't like going out early yo feed on Sundays. As soon as I open the door everyone starts screaming. S gets in late Saturday from an auction he goes too. I let him sleep in some if I can.  What if I was out earlier to check instead of worrying about him or finishing one more chapter in my book? I know, I know but ... Just sad... I struggle with this as I only have smaller size flock. I might not notice if I had more? Yesterday the guys building S's garage came back. After an hour one side of roof was mostly done. By days end the siding up to eaves was done on three sides. I left at noon to go work for CPA till 6pm. I see they left skid steer so maybe they will be back Monday with it being holiday. The young man in charge works for another contractor so he only works here on Saturdays so far.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Might have...

Figured this mobile app out. Beautiful sunset tonight in Delaware. Lots is happening but too busy to post I guess. That sunset view which LN and I love is changing. This 3 bay building is replacing it. S is having it built to store his trash/treasures in it. I'm a little witchy about it. The shed it replaces is in bad shape. It wouldn't be if maintenance was done on it. S doesn't do that hence my irritation.  I'm am being allowed to park our fair camper in one bay. I'm sure crap/treasures/important stuff will be piled around it. Enough negativity. Speaking of the camper it has a leak. I have a friend trying to help find it and repair it. Fingers crossed it's simple. I know one outside storage compartment has damage but we will work on it. Still creeping along on the sock knitting. I'm working on the heel flap. It's slow progress but steady. Lambing is winding down. 2 ewes left , one a first timer which is 50-50 whether she'll be ok and an experienced one who needs to step it up. I'm tired of getting up to check her. Miss A is growing and progressing. She's a tiny thing but so adorable. Almost 10 months old and pulling herself up on everything and everyone. I still help watch her when I can to avoid daycare. None of us are fans for various reasons. Scholarships apps are piling up on my table. This next two months will be crazy trying to fill out everything in time. LN's counselor isn't helping. She is slow filling her requests for transcripts and recommendations. I know she's busy but we give her 3x the lead time she asks for. It's very stressful when she fills out a large amount. I'm working 25-30 hours a week at a cpa's office during tax season. This is in addition to our business and lambing and college stuff and soccer season, etc. Yikes what was I thinking?

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Snow day stuff...

We have had about 6" of  fat, fluffy snow today.
It's been a relaxing day.
Traffic was quiet for once so outside was tranquil and pretty.
 I worked on a crochet project someone requested.
J wanted a set of slippers on flip flop bottoms to use around her college dorm.
One done after frogging back first attempt a few times.

I used an ice pick to poke initial holes on her old pair of flops minus the thong.

The pattern I used was not specific enough.

Hence the frogging and improve of it all.

One more to go.
Since I can't find the mobile app to post off my IPhone 7 I am slowing down blogging.
This is a table runner I made few weeks before Christmas.
I like blues so this snowman with blue accents was a winner.

I backed it with this fun, colorful corduroy.
Very 60's to me but I like the color.
I reversed it after holidays to bring some color to the old blanket chest coffee table.
The blue bubbles fabric on the binding was interesting choice.
What do you think clashing or works?
I choose works.

 Sorry these are crappy phone pictures in the dark.
Happy snow day ya'll.