Saturday, June 30, 2018

It's Party Time

I have a high school graduate.  And I don't feel that old.  But her grad party is coming faster than we may like.  So the kids and I have spent the last few weekends weeding, mulching, mowing, trimming and decorating.  Inviting 200 people to a grad party is a great motivator to get some projects done.

There's still a lot to do but the farm hasn't looked this nice in a long time.  Almost makes me want to get a second job and stay here so I can afford the payments.  Almost.

I need to order more mulch - there's lots I haven't gotten mulched yet.  But our local mulch company puts all their mulch on sale after July 1st 50% off.  So Monday I'll order more.

Jessie and I have a 4 day weekend next week from work.  She got a full time job at the same company I work for.  The trade off for that 4 day weeken is we have to work Wednesday, but for 4 days off?  I can do it.

Tyler has been really working hard.  Every day i come home from work and he has something else done.  Whether it's picking up around the barns, weedeating, hauling stuff to burn.

It's taken a few years but my flowerbeds that I have planted are finally filling it.  I still need more flowers but that will come slowly but surely.

It felt so good to decorate outside for Memorial Day.  I haven't done that in a number of years.  I'm starting to find the joy again in what I once loved more than anything.

This weekend is supposed to be hot. 90 degrees plus.  I think we are headed out now to do some work in the barn and then this afternoon I just may paint the kids bathroom inside.  At least it will be cool in the air conditioning.

Have a great weekend!!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hello again

I am 1000% sure I get the award for worst blogger ever.  And the kicker is I love sharing what we are doing in this little space.  The last 3 or 4 years have been pure hell.  And its still rough around here but maybe, just maybe, I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  But I remember how therapeutic it was to visit this space quite frequently, and visit all of you so I thought I need to make the move and come back.

A lot has changed over the last few years.  We still live here for now.  Soon it will be the kids and I alone here til the place sells and then we will find somewhere else to make ourselves a home.  I'll tell you my story one of these days. I'm still fighting through the feelings, the thoughts and the anxiety about our future.  But I know without a doubt we have more ahead of us, and more importantly, we deserve more.

In the meantime, the last few years have been a rat race.  Jessie graduated high school (!?!?) and is off to college in the fall to become a vet tech.  She is still showing her animals and has added animals to her show string.

Tyler will be a freshman next year.  He still loves his animals but is now obsessed with basketball and football.  And did I mention he is 15 years old and 6' 4" in his socks?  He's been playing on a AAU travel team the last 3 years and this year is playing JV/Varsity for our school.  I'm excited to watch him do his thing over the next few years.

And me? I've had some health issues and have taken to seriously using essential oils and I love them and have days where I feel amazing.  I'm still gardening, cooking, cleaning, quilting and knitting as time and funds allow.  I'll share more over the next few days about our life and the changes.

Have a great day everyone!