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Happy Hump Day...

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hi..what a crazy day!

First I just realized I have blogged every day in April so far..yeah me!!

Our crazy day started with heading to town to get our tractor that has been in the repair shop for 17 months!! and it was finally finished...so I went along to drive the truck home, while hubby drove the tractor home..but it didn't make it home .. something else broke down :(

Before that hubby wanted to take the older truck in since the tractor needed new batteries and the old ones were coming home with me..well that truck didn't start :(

When we got home, I had to go back and find him on the road broke down and he had phoned...we had a quick late lunch of leftovers..he did chores and I drove to a different town to get new batteries for our other truck...got home, got batteries installed, went to hook up the trailer to haul broken tractor home and trailer and truck get stuck..out comes another tractor to pull out truck..oh what a circus!! Then we got the tractor hauled home...

In the meantime the pasture truck we took to Assiniboia for repairs..apparently has nothing wrong with it says the service manager..except it over revs for no reason and dies on the road :(

Well..it's been quite a day...

..at least it was SUNNY!! lol

Thanks for dropping by and for your kind comments! Keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 4/28/2013 3:55AM

    Wow! That's a lot of broken vehicles. Seems like there's always something going wrong with them. I'm sure hope you can get them all fixed real soon. I'm sure getting back to normal would be real nice. What would that feel like right?
Take care & get lots of rest!
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ALEXSGIRL1 4/25/2013 6:41PM

    what a day you had !!! YOu are still sunny and postive yeah way to be. tomorrow will be that much easier . hugs my friend.

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NEWCHINELO 4/25/2013 11:04AM

    I love sunshine!

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RANCHGAL9 4/25/2013 9:40AM

    Oh the joys of ranching. Glad to hear that sunshine is finally heading your way

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ROSEWCI 4/25/2013 5:26AM

    Wow! Never a dull moment!!! Glad you've got the emoticon in your days !!!

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DOVESEYES 4/25/2013 12:56AM

    What a day!!! "life is what happens when you have something else planned" Days like this you don't expect.

At least the Sun shone over you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Busy Day...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hi.. we got everything done today that we wanted to so that's a first!! The day started out with a heifer calving, a 9 am conference call for hubby, chores and more chores, then sort and load the cattle..then I drove the pasture truck to Assiniboia for the 1 pm appointment and hubby drove the cattle...

When we met up we went out for lunch at a buffet..it was delicious!! So much fresh veggies in the salad bar and fresh fruit in the dessert bar and small samples of the other yummy stuff :) Then a bit of shopping..I found the cutest metal horse planter that I got hubby to buy me for Mother's Day :)

When we got home we did more chores...then watched some tv..my sister told me Duck Dynasty is really funny so we thought we'd watch it... I must be too much of a redneck as I didn't find it very funny..oh well..back to hockey...

I didn't see any meteors last night..I think the almost full moon was too bright for the other stars to show up much..

Well gotta run..thanks for dropping by and for all your kind comments..Keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 4/28/2013 3:58AM

    Hmmm... I think I need to start reading your blogs in the order you had written them. That means I need to go back to July.
I t does sound like a great day.
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SILVERWITCH59 4/24/2013 9:41PM

    We do not watch any reality TV I just do not get it LOl I have enough of my own reality.
You day sounds wonderful, especially the planter and the buffet.I love when I don't have to cook .It is such a treat :)

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/24/2013 8:34PM

    congrats on getting everyhting done and eating healthy way to go hugs

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MARITIMER3 4/24/2013 5:39PM

    I don't understand Duck Dynasty either. Glad you found a cute planter. What will you put in it?

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PARKERB2 4/24/2013 12:47PM

    I do like Duck Dynasty. The character SI is funny to me and I think Willie is a cute guy. Glad you do everything done, Donna and the food sounds yummy. Take care.

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DOVESEYES 4/24/2013 10:35AM

    A lovely day to share, I like the sound of the planter. emoticon

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MONAKIN314 4/24/2013 8:26AM

    I didn't find Duck Dynasty funny either. emoticon

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Sunny Day..

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hi..we had a bright sunshiny day today..woke up to record cold but had a bit of melting as the sun came out...this is the strangest spring..my sister heard that spring will be here Thursday between 8 and 9 pm so don't miss it. Daughter's friend said she hopes summer is on a Saturday this year..at least we can still joke about it.

We had 2 calves today so slowly but surely we are getting to the end...

I did some house stuff this morning..house cleaning, laundry, changed the sheets, etc and did some baking..have you tried the pineapple angel food cake? 2 ingridients..an angel food cake mix and a 20 oz can of crushed pineapple...mix the dry mix with the pineapple and bake in a 9 x 13 pan at 350 for 30 mins..quite yummy! I found another recipe on Pinterest for Mexican lasagna as I had some small tortillas to use up..even hubby liked it and he's not a fan of Mexican food. I made 2..one for supper and one for the freezer. Lunch was some homemade soup.

I helped with the chores this afternoon and checked the main herd with the quad and put our minerals and oats for the calves in their shelters.

Tomorrow we are off to Assiniboia with cattle and take the pasture truck to get worked on... and some shopping..

Well..I see my niece messaged me on facebook.so I should go for now..

Thanks for dropping by and for all your kind comments!! Keep on Sparkin'

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/5/2013 6:21AM

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SILVERWITCH59 4/23/2013 8:27PM

    Yummy angel food cake. Sounds delish :)
We were in the hot tub but could not see any of the meteor shower :( I think it might have still been to early.
I was lazy today. I really kicked butt for the last few day so thought i would take a break,
My goat kids are leaving for their new homes. It will be quieter around here, Hope you get to say that emoticon soon

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/23/2013 6:56PM

    you drive a quad such a brave girl i will try the angel food pineapple cake.

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MONAKIN314 4/23/2013 8:42AM

    I will have to try the angel food cake out!

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DOVESEYES 4/23/2013 12:44AM

    Glad it was a lovely day for you, the cake sounds scrummy!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 4/22/2013 11:50PM

    I am glad you finally saw some sunshine. It won't be long now, before the snow starts melting. Take care.

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Another cold windy

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hi..we thought of going on a little road trip to Williston, ND but changed our mind since it was so cold, if a cow calved the baby would get a bad chill..we'll wait for a warmer day...it's fun to have something to look forward too...

I did the morning walk about and then helped with bales... we watched a few movies today and then after supper watched the Oilers lose the hockey game..they are so out of the playoffs... just as well..once the outside warms up we'll have too much work to do to catch the games... branding, fencing, field work, seeding..on and on it goes!!

I had a nice phone visit with my oldest daughter..they still have snow up where she lives too :(

I decided to sit out the next 5% challenge..I've done quite a few and am ready for a break... I joined a new team ...for habits....My May theme will revolve around habits so it will all fit in...

Well..best get back to my relaxing on the couch...might do a bit more sparkin'.. I see I'm less than 20 points from crossing 58,ooo so I'll work on that :)

Thanks for dropping by.. Keep on Sparkin' emoticon


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DUSTYGIRL25 5/5/2013 6:20AM

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MARITIMER3 4/22/2013 10:11PM

    I skipped the last challenge and don't seem motivated to join another one right now. I guess I'm not a very good team player.

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/22/2013 6:09PM

    you can skip the challenge your days are challenging enough . I hope the days warm for you soon . I went to the gym first time in months then a walk in the sunshine and then said to myself donnacfit does way more . you are inspirational emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MONAKIN314 4/22/2013 10:25AM

    The Starfishies will miss you!

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DOVESEYES 4/22/2013 3:53AM

    Sounds like a plan-glad you are getting some rests and have a trip to look forward to.


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Road trip to Weyburn...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hi..hubby needed to go to Weyburn today so after chores we headed up and the roads were awful!! We had a small skiff of snow this morning but we hadn't travelled very far and we encountered horrible road conditions..we slogged on and it was slow going..how many more days of this ??? Now tonight at home it is raining..at least that will burn away some of the snow...

I'm ready to take a break from the 5% challenges and work on some more challenges. I know the last weight is the hardest so I need to do some plateau busting...

You have all made the 8 week challenge fly by and I appreciate all your visits and comments! I only made it half way to my goal...but at least it is a positive result!

I've been working on my May theme and goals..May is a special month for me..my birthday month...I'll be 55 on the 18th and also my 3 years Sparkaversary is in May :) So many good things about May :)

I am loving my bright and cheery SUNSHINEY April...I think without this positive page I would be having chronic SAD ..this extra long winter and calving, etc has taken it's toll on me and I feel very old and tired :( Time to get back to fun and leave all this heaviness behind!! Too much physical and emotional stress!!

Well, thanks again for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'

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emoticonSUNSHINE on my shoulders makes me happy (I love John Denver.. makes me think of when I was a teenager) emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/5/2013 6:19AM

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 4/21/2013 11:16PM

    We are going to miss you. I see where you joined a different team. Good luck! Hope to see your blogs once in a while.

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SILVERWITCH59 4/21/2013 1:56PM

    I remember snowy cold Winters and I hated them. I would gain weight and be miserable every year. I never realized how bad it even was until I moved to Florida.
I pray your Winter will be over soon. I am 54 I really do not know how you keep up with everything. You are my hero I swear it.
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ALEXSGIRL1 4/21/2013 11:28AM

    may is a good month i love the warmer weather and the extra sunshine and plants and flowers and gardens. i hope you get warmer weather soon so you can really enjoy your birthday. hugs i just love coming to your pretty positive page

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DOODIE59 4/21/2013 11:16AM

    Hi Donna
I hear you about the long winters wearing you down. When you do get a sunny, warm day make time to go sit in the sun w your face to the sky -- the positive energy that comes from that is amazing. Big hugs to you at this very busy time.
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WATERMELLEN 4/21/2013 10:50AM

    We've got a wee skiff of snow here today too sob sob sob: although it's sunny, the return of cold is hard after 16C+ last week!! Robins and crocuses and scylla, however . . . and spring WILL come, it's inevitable right? (Mosquitoes and blackflies shortly thereafter!!)

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PARKERB2 4/21/2013 9:36AM

    I remember that song, too. It's cold for this time of year here in Western North Carolina so I can relate. I too have a milestone birthday coming up May 7th, 60! I don't want a big celebration, no office trashing, etc. just a lunch with the friends and family. Do you have anything planned for your birthday? Glad you accomplished some loss in the 8 week challenge. Keep on Sparking, Donna.

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DOVESEYES 4/21/2013 5:59AM

    Hi Glad you both got home alright, hope the weather gets on with it and brightens up for you.

Bring on your May goals yay!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wishing you ALL the sunshine in the world to brighten your days!!! EnJOY!!!

And May is my special month too! May 19th, to be exact! emoticon

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