Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm still here.....

.....barely!


Wasn't I the one gloating about we had Jessie's scrapbook project and her sewing project all done weeks ago?

I think I was....at least in my head.

This summer has shot that down in it's entirety. Between baling hay, doing chores, trying to keep up with the garden, flowerbeds and the lawn, and working with all these 4-h project critters, I am SO READY for December to hit. Wait, better make that January when it will definitely be too cold to do anything out in the barn!


We've gotten in from the barn every single night for the past week between 11 p.m. and midnight. And I am a girl that NEEDS a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night. So 6:00 a.m. is kicking my behind big time. I think I'm living on gas station capucino. At least it's cheap:)
And I still have to sew a button on Jessie's top for the judging tonight. Or rather, I have to spend the time to TEACH her how to sew the button on the back - between getting home at 4:30 p.m., cooking dinner and being at judging by 5:30 p.m. I think McDonalds will win tonight for dinner.....

And I have to pick up some more stickers for her scrapbook, drop both the stickers and her actual scrapbook off at the house on my way from 1 job to the next so she can finish it.

Did I mention that both projects get judged tonight? At the same time?

Let's hope she remembers to take a shower and wash her hair before I get home from work at 4:00!

But this has happened every single night:

And walking 3 pigs one night and giving them baths, and walking the other 2 the next night and giving them baths. If I can find where I put my camera, I'll treat you all to the video of her walking the pig and washing it. She is getting quite good at it and we are no longer rolling around on the barn floor laughing.

1 week until Jessie goes to 4-H camp for 4 days (what am I going to do without her? She is REALLY picking up the slack around here).....2 weeks until Tyler goes to Church Camp for 3 days ......3 weeks until State Fair, 5 weeks until school starts again for us (August 17th)......

Where in the world did summer go?

Edited to add: I'm really not complaining, even though this post sounds awfully whiny. I do love this life that we have chosen and would not dream of telling Jessie (and Tyler) no they cannot do all that they do but....holey moley....i NEED about 30 waking hours in a day for the next month......

14 comments:

Lib said...

I'm with you where does time go so fast? I love living the simple side of life but seems this summer has been so busy!
Hope we have a winner tonight:o)
Good Luck!
Have a great day!
Blessins',Lib

Michelle J said...

I know you'not not complaining, but if you did it would we a well-earned whine. ;)

The kids and the critters are looking sharp, as always. Try to find a little time for yourself somewhere in the chaos (says the pot to the kettle.)

And for goodness sakes, A GAS STATION CAPPUCCINO?!? Oh, Kris... you've earned a Starbucks venti foo-foo drink at least - maybe with a little Baileys thrown in. ;)

Nancy M. said...

Wow! This post made me tired, lol! You are so busy, I can't blame you for wanting winter time to come!

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sugarcreekfarm said...

I'm so with you! Both girls have sewing projects going for fair, amongst other things...one has pigs...and they each have a few other projects to get done yet. Good luck with judging, can't wait to see how you come out :)

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the Spartan said...

Busy busy busy! No mother would consider that "whiny"!

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Gill - That British Woman said...

I'm worn out just reading what you do. Don't forget to enjoy a little of the summer sun...as Winter will be upon us before we know it,

Gill in Canada

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