Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday - April 29, 2013

It was a gorgeous weekend.  70 both days, with a slight breeze.

I think the girls spent every waking moment outside, which would explain the little bit of red on noses, cheeks, necks, and ears.  Gotta get the sunscreen out again.  And since we've had winter until last week, nobody remembered to drink enough water.

I think we were all cranky and slightly dehydrated by the end of Sunday.

We got a lot accomplished, too.

Cleaned out the temporary goat pen from the garage. Penned in the round bale and fixed the fence around it. Picked up sticks and garbage from the yard. Pumped up tires and got bikes ready to roll.

Now, it's Monday afternoon.  I have homework to work on, but have a headache.  I'm hoping the sinus stuff will kick in shortly.

It's been raining on-and-off all day. Right now, the sun is trying to peek through.

I got a roast out for supper, but I really don't want roast for supper.  I think I'll hold off on that until tomorrow. So, I have to head back to the deep freeze to find something else.

I even have my husband on board for making the "summer" goat pen bigger and tie it together with the winter pen.  Accomplishes the following: Goats will have more area to move around the yard and it gives me less to mow!  Seriously, the savings in gas will almost pay for the fence this summer, especially since I'm cutting the mowable area in half - when you have 3 1/2 acres, taking out half of that is a big deal.  And we're going to pick up the grass whenever I do mow, so we can feed the goats that.

Alright, time to look in the freezer and get back to Accounting Principles homework. Blech!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Six Weeks!

I was informed by my oldest daughter that there is ONLY SIX WEEKS UNTIL SUMMER VACATION!

Six weeks???

Six weeks!



It it 6:39 a.m. and I already have a daughters-induced headache.  Just waiting for the youngest to get on her bus.

Please let the weather warm up and the ground dry up, so I can send them outside (and very possibly lock the door behind them.)

Wow!  It's shaping up to be a very LONG summer.  I better start the chore list already.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Today is an Ugh day.

Had to take the dog in for minor surgery on her ear - she has a hematoma - which is major fluid/blood build up in the floppy part of her ear.  She did have to be put under for it, so not exactly minor.  She's had ear issue ever since we got her, so she's been slightly psychotic about her ears, so unfortunately ignored her.

The vet just called and she's still groggy, but they are open until 8 tonight, so I can pick her up after my hubby gets home.

Then, the goats have magicked their way out of their pen TWICE today!  As a matter of fact, Bitty is still wandering the yard, because I can't catch her again.  Once by myself was amazing, twice ain't happenin'!

And since the goats have gotten out twice, they have shut the door to the chicken coop, twice, so I have to go back and open that again.

Luckily, Opie the Sheep, has not managed to squeeze his way out, but then he gets mad and pushes on the fence.

Plus, my back hurts.  It is probably getting back at me for the weekend travelling across state for a birthday party and a First Communion celebrations. Spent over 11 hours in the car all told.  I don't know how truck drivers do it!

I should be working on homework - only two chapters in each subject left and only two weeks of school, but I don't wanna!  It's boring!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Really....It's April

We have had the weirdest weather in the last 24 hours:

2 inches of rain - normal for Wisconsin in April
1/2 sleet that turned to accumulating ice
3 inches of HEAVY snow

The roads are crap.  Schools are delayed.  My poor goats got evicted from the premium suite to make room for the latest guests.  And, I down to the last leaf of hay and my hay guy hasn't gotten back to me.


We're supposed to get a repeat of this el crappito weather in the next 24-48 hours.

If I ever see another groundhog, so help me....

Saturday, April 6, 2013

They've All Done It!

This is a picture of Fixit from a week ago:

And these two are from tonight after I had to do an emergency hair repair after she chopped her hair off.


 It looks SOOO different now.  But at the moment, this is a face of repentance - ok, it's really a face of "oh no, I got caught!"  But when the difference is about 8 inches, I think I'm going to notice!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

PHEW! That was close!

Fixit is a major tomboy.

Wait, that might be putting it mildly.

She loves getting the hand-me-downs from her boy cousins. She plays pirates, dinosaurs, and super heroes.

So, you could say it was a bit of a surprise when she wanted to wear a dress to Easter Sunday Mass.  Grandma did witness this bit of astonishment, but she changed so fast after we got home, that Grandpa thinks it was a figment of our imagination.

Now, this morning was a real kicker.

She was going to wear a DRESS to SCHOOL!  (This is jaw-dropping, stop-the-presses type amazement!)  She actually came downstairs Wearing. The. Dress!

Then, her personality kicked in.  She looked down at the very cute polka-dotted dress and told me that she had to go look in the dryer.

At this point, I was hoping that she had undies on, because frankly, I was in shock.

She came back out wearing a super hero shirt and pants (and undies!).  She looked at me and told me, "That was close!"

What was close?

"I almost went to school looking like a girl!"

Yep! That's my girl.

And frankly, I still think her boyfriend is the luckiest 5-year-old on Earth.  He has a girlfriend that plays pirates, dinosaurs, and superheroes!

p.s. If, and that is a huge IF, she had actually gone to school in a dress, I'm pretty sure I would have gotten a phone call from her very girly 4K teacher wondering what had happened.  I'm glad that I didn't have to try and explain that.