Monday, May 10, 2010

Where I have been.....

First off - HAPPY BELATED MOTHER'S DAY everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful day doing exactly what you wanted!!!
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For some reason, this spring is kicking me in the butt more than previous springs.'s all good - or at least, I'm on the downhill slide now. Pretty soon I'll be kicked back on the porch swing enjoying the easy life.....


As if THAT will EVER happen:)

Friday night we FINALLY got around to having Tyler's birthday party with his friends. And I cheated big time! I took all of them to Put N Stuff - but it was all cool - the kids had a blast. It was interesting driving 4 boys all from the ages of 5-9 over there. I didn't think 7 year old boys could produce so much testosterone:)

Tyler had a blast, the other 7 boys had a blast and I didn't have to clean my house or cook for this to happen:)

I've been taking care of calves and helping Jessie with Punx:

Working with the piggies (notice the nice clean pen they have - Jessie spent about 40 min. hauling piggy poo out of there):

Who we weighed yesterday and our friend Jason SAYS they are right on track for State Fair the first of August. This is really killing me (the hoping they both make weight). Jason and Todd both told me last night to shut up and have a glass of wine. They must have more faith than I do that both of these pigs will pack on almost 200 lbs. in the next 95 days.....

And cleaning out more flower beds with my little helper.

Yes, that is my stream Barlie is playing in. There was a frog in there you see. And I really don't want to know what happened with the frog.....

I have 1 more flowerbed to clean out. This weekend a good friend and I are going greenhouse hopping. And hopefully by Monday morning, the garden will be planted and all my flowerbeds will be done.
And did I mention I picked up a second job? It's with the same church organization I work for now, but it's office work up at our camp. It's only 10 hours a week - once school is out I'll be working 40-45 hours a week (right now I'm at about 38 and that is my limit). talks and there are some rather large projects we want to do this summer. The good thing is I could walk to the camp from our house, if I was so inclined. Which i probably won't be:)
This week will be a relatively slow week for us. Both kids have soccer practice Wednesday night and Tyler and I go to the zoo on Friday with his kindergarten class. And Friday night is a pig auction where we will buy Jessie's County Fair pigs. Then it's soccer games Saturday morning, and if the weather cooperates (read - we get LOTS of rain) we will be headed back to PA for a quick trip to visit family.
Hope everyone's day is sunny!


country mouse said...

Sounds like you have been busy...I know the feeling! I only work part time right now, but its amazing how time just flies. I have been meaning to get so much more done than I have been lately. Congrats on the new job, and happy belated mother's day to you too. Hope yours was great.

Michelle said...

I can't believe how much stuff you pack into every day!

Oh, I bet Tyler and his buddies were a real hoot. Around the age of 7 seems to be the opening ceremony of the male obsession with gross-out humor. ;P

What are you feeding the piggies to fatten them up? Or is that classified info? ;)

audreypawdrey said...

You stay so busy! I hope your pigs fatten up-that is more than a pound a day! I can not believe that. The birthday party looks like it was a blast!

Miri said...

It sounds like you are thriving on the busy-ness! Happy spring to you!

Lib said...

Hey Kris,
You sure are busy!Seems this spring has been a busy one here also, I'd rather keep busy tho.
Have agreat wk.