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Had a great early Easter...

Sunday, March 31, 2013 was a fun early Easter...

...I helped with some chores this morning and talked on the phone to the vet about a sick calf that didn't make it yesterday..hubby had wanted her opinion of it... was a restless night as after the late check I had a hard time getting to sleep, not at all like me :( then when hubby took the middle of the night check I woke up and he wasn't back in bed so I got up to make sure he was okay..he was asleep on the couch upstairs waiting for a cow to calve...then when it was time to get up I felt like I hadn't slept much...

..had some freezing rain and snow on the way up to Weyburn..but I drove out of it before too long..I did hubby's shopping first and then some of mine and then off to the inlaws for lunch...had a mnost delicious meal of ham, cabbage rolls,veggies, salads and hot cross buns :) Then after visiting and the dishes I took the Granddaughters to the pool for some swimming..while their mom had a nap..then Greatgrandma came over and watched them while I did my grocery shopping...then I ran into an old friend while getting some beer for hubby and had a great visit with her :) Then back over to the inlaws for somemore visiting and coffee and then off to do the last of the shopping and head home....

...arrived home in time to unload all the purchases and help with the night chores...then in to make a quick supper of steaks and veggies..mother in law sent some of her baking home with me so we had hot cross buns and tarts...

...Just finished watching the Oiler's hockey game..they won and played great!!

Well..that was my busy's close to the midnight check..then time to get to bed...Thanks for dropping by and keep on sparkin'

Have a very Happy Easter to all my peeps emoticon

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DREAM the life you deserve.... emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/5/2013 5:35AM

    Geez, how do you do it all? emoticon
So glad you had a great time.

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ELSCO55 3/31/2013 10:36PM

    Hope you get some sleep tonight.

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 3/31/2013 11:54AM

    All I can say, a very looooong, but enjoyable day. It's good to get out and visit with family and friends. I hope your day, today, is somewhat calmer. You still amaze me with all the things you do and accomplish during a given day.
Happy Easter to you and your hubby.
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ALEXSGIRL1 3/31/2013 8:25AM

    glad you had a great early Easter hope you sleep better tonight and spring comes sooner than later to your little corner of the world. hugs

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ROSEWCI 3/31/2013 5:30AM

    Happy Easter!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOVESEYES 3/31/2013 3:02AM

    Busy... but a lovely day and you got to talk to some other women and use up all those 100's of words women need to use everyday.

Men get about 10000 we get about 30000.

So being with the ' grandies' at the pool would have been mostly listening. Love how kids can prattle away when they are having fun.

All the shopping done and goodies to take home sounds likea lovely day out ---if not tiring.

Country Living Team

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RUTHXG 3/31/2013 1:42AM

    busy BUSY!! Hope you sleep deeply tonight!

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Missed blogging last night..internet was down...

Friday, March 29, 2013

Hi..blogging has become such a habit now that I really missed blogging last night because the internet was down :(

Yesterday was a very buy day..we turned out 25 more pairs to the bottom corrals after we caught up on the tagging and needling and treating the cows...

...Spring has finally arrived here..the snow is gradually melting...woo hoo!! I heard a crow yesterday and hubby saw a gopher today and we saw a hawk on our way home from town ...a quick trip to get the mail...

We missed yesterday for calves but have had one so far today...soon we'll be under 30 left to calve...

Yesterday's meals were breakfast..puffed wheat and milk/ lunch meatball subs with enough bbq sauce to hide the orange taste haha/ supper ...pork roast and apple sauce and veggies and apple crisp for dessert.

Today's meals were bread machine raisin bread toast for breakfast/waffles for lunch / fish n chips and cabbage/carrot salad for supper...

I did some baking today..made coconut oatmeal cookies, hot cross buns and coconut cream pie....lots have hit the deep did the 5 extra waffles I made for lunch today...I love having some handy stuff in the freezer :) For when I am busy...

My toe is still pretty sore and my cold feels worse tonight. Helped with chores and checks today as well as some house stuff...and a trip to town...

Tomorrow I am hoping to get to Weyburn for early Easter with inlaws and daughter and granddaughters..hubby was thinking of maybe going but has decided against it with just too much to do and cows still calving and chores take all day..etc I hope to have a bit of time to do some of my shopping and hubby's shopping...and have Easter dinner and visit...makes me tired just thinking of it the long drive there and back... get this finished up and get back to doing watching hockey and having another glass of water...feel really thirsty tonight...must be the finally warm weather....Thanks for dropping by..have a blessed Easter weekend and keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

"You are never too old to set another goal or to DREAM a new DREAM"


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DUSTYGIRL25 5/5/2013 5:32AM

    Hope everything works out best for you. emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/30/2013 11:48AM

    Have a happy Easter tommorow and enjoy your very busy day

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DOVESEYES 3/30/2013 12:37AM

    Looked for your blog, hope you have a lovely time with the relatives and hubby misses you and has a cuppa ready when you get back :)

Happy Easter to you and yours from me and mine...

Country Living Team

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 3/30/2013 12:14AM

    Missed you, last night.
Have a good visit with your in-laws and daughter and granddaughters. I miss mine. They live too far away.
Happy Easter to you and your hubby.

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ARNETTELEE 3/29/2013 11:49PM

  Sorry that you didn't get to blog...

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Hi..just in from a cow check...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 calves at this's 11 pm so I will post a blog and then get to bed. We had 2 calves today so things are still slowing down...great for a breather..... hubby did some maintenance and I did some housework..I really needed to vacuum!! yikes!!

I helped with afternoon and evening chores and spent the morning doing house stuff!!

My meals to today were breakfast..puffed wheat and milk/ lunch french onion soup and a lettuce and roast beef pita/supper ...some cabbage rolls, potatoes and veggies (I found the cabbage rolls in the freezer) I'm using March to use up some of the stuff I have on hand ..I have started my April OAMS (once a month shopping) plan since I hope to go to Weyburn on Saturday and maybe I can do my shopping then....

I stubbed my little toe on the coffee table tonight and it really hurts still..I think I may have broken it :( darn...

I have been spending the evening on the couch with my foot up..watched some hockey and checking on facebook..playing scrabble, chatting with my daughter and some friends...

Very tired tonight...time to get ready for bed...thanks for dropping by and for all your kind comments...keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

"Go confidently in the direction of your DREAMS. Live the life you've imagined."
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ps..I think I'll just add the orange fiber supplement to fruit smoothies and not meatballs :)

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/5/2013 5:29AM

    Rest for sure! emoticon

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SILVERWITCH59 3/29/2013 9:28PM

    Oh Dear! I sure hope that toe will feel better in record time. Happy Shopping :)

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ROSEWCI 3/29/2013 6:15AM

    Ouch on that toe! I hope you didn't break it! Get some rest honey!!!

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/28/2013 6:08PM

    hope you toe will be okay glad things are slowing down so you can rest more now hugs

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MARITIMER3 3/28/2013 1:21PM

    Hope your toe's okay; have a great Easter week-end.

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HHB4181 3/28/2013 12:11PM

    Poor toe. Glad things are slowing down for you.

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MONAKIN314 3/28/2013 9:45AM

    Sounds like a pretty good day, other than the toe (hope it's not broke)!

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GETTHERE135 3/28/2013 8:22AM

    Oh, take care of that toe. I do hope it feels better and with any luck is not broken. Good idea to put the orange fiber into the smoothies.

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DOVESEYES 3/28/2013 7:25AM

    Oww hope the toe isn't broken, it's awful, like hitting your elbow!!!

Sounds like a lovely day today.

I don't know orange meatballs sound very tropical :)

Hope you have a lovely easter, all that new life around you --nice.

Country Living Team


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Another quick blog...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hi..we had a typically busy day but today we haven't had a calf yet our first missed day in March...
Hubby wanted to clear the road so he started after morning chores and just barely started and slid off the road and got stuck :( Took him until lunch to get unstuck..then after lunch we fed some bales and then we went in for coffee and cribbage and then we went together to get water from the community well....when we got home I went to town for mail and he finished up the chores. When I got home I helped with more chores and we had a few sick calves to deal with.

Then I went in the house and made supper while hubby finished meals for today were..breakfast..puffed wheat and milk/ lunch...more of my french onion soup and a burger and some steamed cabbage/ supper was asian orange glazed meatballs with rice and veggies..I have a bit of a story with the orange glazed meatballs...I was doing batch cooking and made a huge pan of oven baked meatballs and like usual I try to think of ways to make meals with the dried bread crumbs I thought I's add more fiber with some metimucial knock off...the first batch of meatballs went into spaghetti and tomato sauce and I wondered why they tasted orangey...oh know it was orange flavored fiber then I came up with the idea to put an orange glaze on them and serve with rice...I have one pack left so will have to remember the orange glaze for them too......misadventures in

Well..I am still really tired..a bit from my cold and a bit from tooo much chores. I wanted to do some pampering myself this morning so I had a long bubble bath (and I think I lost 5 pounds..I shaved my legs lol) The pampering felt soo good and I gave myself a pedicure and then found a rich yummy lotion to smooth on all over..

..More pampering I bought a couple magazines to relax with tonight so I should go and do some reading..they will take me away from thoughts of cows and calves.

Thanks for dropping by and for all your comments and support..keep on Sparkin'

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/5/2013 5:26AM

    Take Care! emoticon

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ELSCO55 3/27/2013 11:08PM

    Busy day

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NEWCHINELO 3/27/2013 5:46PM

    Thank God,you had a little break today.

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MARITIMER3 3/27/2013 3:18PM

    You guys work so hard! Glad you had a chance to enjoy the bubble bath.

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MONAKIN314 3/27/2013 11:44AM

    Hope you are feeling better. Glad hear that you got some me-time. Love the meatball story!

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RUTHXG 3/27/2013 9:10AM

    I LOVE the tale of the orange generic-Metamucil meatballs! You could make it a Sparkrecipe! emoticon

So glad you took the time for the long soak. You do work hard!

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/27/2013 5:23AM

    sorry about the cold and glad you got some pampering in you sure do deserve it.!!!

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BEATLETOT 3/27/2013 3:51AM

    You guys work so hard, but have such a charmed life, I think! I'm glad you got to enjoy some me-time. I love your story about the meatballs and think you are a genius...I'd've probably tossed them and cursed the waste of money and food!

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 3/27/2013 12:27AM

    Your blogs are the last thing I read on my computer before shutting it down for the night.
Glad you were able to pamper yourself a bit, today. I don't know another person who deserves it more than you.
Sweet dreams.

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Snow pictures....

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hi..I'm going to try to upload some pictures I took yesterday..fingers crossed it works..I really suck at this???

Woohoo it worked..this is my patio furniture..wanna come over for a cool drink?

Well out of 8 pictures I got one uploaded? Anybody out there no what I am doing wrong and can offer some tips??

It was a bright sunny day..but still cold..we may have a warm up and melt start happening by Thursday! Woohoo!!

We had 3 calves today so far..we have about 30 ish left to go...hubby blew some snow and we did chores

a random pictures just popped in my typing??? Now that's new...

I did a bit of housework and caught up on some house stuff..made some whole wheat bread with added cracked wheat in my bread machine..I did some April planning, talked to MIL on phone and she is having daughter and granddaughters at her place for Easter and invited us for Saturday..I may be able to get and roads permitting....and I visited with my sister on the phone..she leaves for Mexico on Wednesday :)

Chores and more chores took up most of today..hubby hopes to get to town tomorrow for the mail..we'll see...

Meals were..breakfast..puffed wheat and milk/lunch..a hot dog with sauerkraut and carrot sticks and the rest of my homemade applesauce/supper..spagetti and meat sauce with homemade bread and jello for dessert...

Well that's about it for to get some rest..thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/5/2013 5:23AM

    That looks good enough to look at from inside a warm house. I guess you can tell, I'm not a snow person. emoticon

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ROSEWCI 3/29/2013 6:13AM

    Wow! Now that's a lot of the white stuff!!!
Sending you warm & sunny thoughts!!! emoticon

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SILVERWITCH59 3/26/2013 10:30PM

    I do not miss snow.. I do however think it is beautiful :) Thanks for sharing and stay safe up there

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HHB4181 3/26/2013 8:28PM

    Wow, that's still a lot of calves left to go... busy busy!

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MARITIMER3 3/26/2013 4:36PM

    Let's hope your snow banks melt soon. Here in Southern Ontario we haven't had any new snow in about 5 days. My yard is half snow, half muddy grass, and it will be a long time before I can think about getting outside to work in the yard. On the bright side, though, I'm starting to go through nursery brochures and think of where I can put somenew plants.

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CARLYG8 3/26/2013 11:52AM

    Your pics remind me just how much I hate snow. I love to watch it twirl down against a back-lit dark confetti from heaven...but hate it on the ground.

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NEWCHINELO 3/26/2013 11:49AM

    oh oh!

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RANCHGAL9 3/26/2013 10:01AM

    Yikes Donna that is a lot of snow for end of March. Hope all is well. Take care emoticon

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DOVESEYES 3/26/2013 7:33AM

    Love the pictures thanks so much I know how hard they are to load.

They take as long as you have patience and then some....he is a painstakingly slow process so you may have done it right but it was so slow you thought it was not loading them.

Wow the height of that snow and thinking of you plunging out in it at night or early morning...amazing... how do you find your way back to the house?

Would love to come over for a cool drink or a sno cone!!! Long way to get there tho.

Hope there is sun tomorrow for you thanks again for inviting me into your daily life.

Country Living Team


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ALEXSGIRL1 3/26/2013 5:15AM

    all those calories you must burn walking around in all that snow. my daugher always does my pictures here and on facebook i will have to go to school and learn she is off to college in sept. yipes. Have a good day and I hope some rest.

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 3/26/2013 12:18AM

    Oh my, you still have quite a bit of snow left. It will take a while to melt, I believe.
Are you feeling any better?

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