Monday, October 18, 2010
Hi I'm back from a busy weekend at my granddaughter's 9th birthday! It seemed kind of everything that could go wrong did, but we made the best of it and we all had fun anyway. First my daughter had to have a wisdom tooth pulled out the day before so she was in bad shape..then we got all the little girls to the hotel for the pool/waterslide sleepover party and the pool WAS NOT OPEN :(...plan B..Humbolt has an indoor public pool and waterslide so we drove over there..only to find out they were sanitizing the pool so it WAS NOT OPEN :(..oh yeah when we checked in and went to our room it wasn't ready..then when we went back up it was finally ready and the maid let us in..after we got back from the trip to find out the other pool wasn't open the keys wouldn't open the door!!!another trip to the front desk..now what to do with all these little girls..pizza, presents and pinata don't take too long and it's 3 pm and have them till 11 am the next day!!
Luckily the staff was a bit helpful and said we could have a free move in the conference room on the big screen projection tv and all, with their pillows and blankets..hotel supplied 2 big bowls of popcorn...then they told us to come back after pizzas in our room to the place where they serve continental breakfast for a free make your own sundae bar. We could get more movies for in the room, too. So after several pillow fights, dancing, running in hallways, rides in elevators, bouncing on the beds..and big soapy fun in the shower with swim suits (had to put them to use some how) all the little girls said it was the best birthday party ever..very annoying to Grandma who paid for the hotel room and got no pool or waterslide :(
Even Grandma bounced on the bed!!! must be good exercise :)
All this after a 4 hour drive to get there and then another 4 hour drive home yesterday. When I got home it was back to work and tracking down hubby at the neighbor's cutting hay.
Today we had an government guy come to inspect the pastures, off to town for mail, fix a tire and get some groceries. Then we worked on the corrals to get them ready for tomorrow and rounded up the last herd for tomorrow's take out..everything went as planned.
Tomorrow will be another long day..we leave really early and won't need to bring lunch, since the corrals are right near our place :) but I need to put lunch in the crock pot so it's all ready when we can get away and come home to eat. I cooked up some veggies in the oven..cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions drizzled with oil and some garlic and herb spice mix
then I put them in the fridge..tomorrow a.m. I'll put them in the crock pot with some smokies and they should be tasty :)
Well we have lots planned for this week so I might not be blogging much..I've been keeping up with most of my tracking and I love to read others blogs and pages :) Great motivation :)
Hope you all had a super weekend..and have a great week...
Friday, October 15, 2010
Hi..got home from the city this afternoon, hubby went back to cutting hay, I made the cupcakes for granddaughter's birthday tomorrow, then I went to pick up hubby for a late supper.
Now just a quick blog before hubby needs my computer to do his books, since his doesn't work..we took it in to the office and they agreed with us that the disc drive is broken :(
I'm off bright and early for oldest daughter's, a 4 hour drive north of here, then we're taking granddaughter and 4 or 5 of her little friends to a hotel in the city for water slides, pizza party, cupcakes and sleep over..not sure how much sleeping will occur? I know I'll be tired for the drive home Sunday, but it'll be fun :)
I've tried to buy at least one or two new fruits and veggies every time I buy groceries..one of my new ways to get more fruits and veggies! What are some of your ideas to get more servings? I'm always looking for new ideas. I liked some ones idea for making a whole big pan of roasted mixed veggies..I used potatoes, onions. carrots and parsnips, drizzled with olive oil and a few herbs..roasted for about one hour . Then the plan was a batch cooking..except hubby ate almost the whole thing in one sitting :) at least he likes veggies.
Well I better go for now..have a great weekend..keep on Sparkin'
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Had a great take out but I'm beat!! We moved the cattle into the corral, then sorted them into pens for each owner..then we counted out each herd and helped the owners either chase them out or load them in trailers or semi's. This with several hundred cattle..we were just one calf short so it was a very good day..I sat down for lunch for about 1/2 hour..the rest of the time was go, go, go..I should have worn my pedometer! My feet are aching tonight!!! We went to town for fuel and mail and out for supper..it's going on 8:30 and I'm ready for bed :)
Just glad we only have two take-outs a year..the next one is on Tuesday..so I'll be well rested by then..Luckily no-one got hurt today as working with cattle can be dangerous!!
Well I should go for now and have some water and a snack. TGIF we're off to the city tomorrow.
I got a treat in the mail..one of my magazines I subscribe to :)
Have a sparkin' day tomorrow where's the beef..gone home on the east side :)
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Hi I helped hubby haul a few more loads of bales, then drove the tractor home about 6 miles..we won't have time to haul bales for awhile as we start PFRA community pasture take outs. Tomorrow is the first round up, then we'll sort the cattle on Thursday into separate pens then the owners will take them home . Then it starts all over next Monday..round up and Tuesday take out! Very long, labor intensive, tiring days!
In between the take outs I'm heading up to granddaughter's birthday party..The sleep over and water slides at a hotel :)
Then after all the cattle are out of the pastures well be back hauling bales full force..then it will be time to round up our own cattle and sort off the calves to sell :)
October is always one of the busiest months here on the ranch :)
Hope everyone is having a super October..My funny is from my big Maxine calendar..I just noticed some frost on my pumpkins..time to start wearing a bra again! haha
Keep on Sparkin'
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