Saturday, November 13, 2010
Hi..a few days ago I tried to down load this tea pot picture to a blog and it wouldn't work so I thought I'd try it as a new background picture..it worked :)
I am trying to learn more and more about computers. I'm really bad at figuring out things..it's like hit any key..so give me a sledge hammer!!..another cute thing I saw was a "Maxine" cartoon..she's on her computer and says...I keep hitting escape..but I'm still here!!
Well, I'm having another pot of gingerbread spice tea since it was so yummy last night! I helped Hubby get gates from our far away pasture, it was really, really foggy all day today, so quite scary on the roads. Then we checked cows with the truck, moved the bulls, turned out the cattle we brought home yesterday, then got back to hauling bales. I helped move out to the field for the first load, then hubby hauled by himself, since the bales were so close together. Then I drove the tractor in for the last load after dark..it was still foggy and really hard to see where I was going!! We got 6 more loads in today :)
While hubby was hauling I worked on the bathroom, got the second coat on the walls and freshened up the baseboards, door, frames and counter top..more or less just painted every thing in sight!!Good thing hubby was outside or I probably would have painted him too, haha.
Then I used rust remover to try and clean the tub, sink and toilet!! Anyone else have horrible iron in their water that wrecks fixtures, etc? Ours is so bad oldest daughter..who is blond had her hair turn rusty brown as a teenager..just from our water...I used to joke that I didn't have to dye my hair since the rust covered the grey!! haha..I dye it now..either too much grey or I just don't wash my hair often enough haha.
I painted the bathroom a taupe color..I took some before pictures and when I get the rest of the decorating done..I still need some new curtains and a new bath matt, I'll take some after pictures and try to post them :)
When I have time I'm painting the kitchen, too. I picked a deep terra cotta for the walls. I'm repainting the cupboards white and then stencilling coffee cups on the doors in the terra cotta color..I'm doing a coffee theme.
Tomorrow we're helping our neighbor sort his calves for market, he's selling 2 semi-loads, he has lots of cattle!! We have to be there a 7 a.m. Then I hope we'll get a few more loads of bales hauled. We're also invited to a football party at slo-pitch team friend's place. Saskatchewan made the play offs. We might go, but Hubby's not much of a football fan :( We'll see. It's for supper so I need to think of something to bring, besides.
I found some time to ride the bike for 3.5 miles today. I'm taking some time to relax with my pot of tea and we're watching a hockey game on tv.
Thanks to everyone who has stopped by for tea the last few days..I really appreciate all your comments and inspiration!!!
In a few days I'm planning to do a bit of a recap of how my goals are going for November..the tea is going great..haven't missed a day :) The weight is inching down too!!
Well, I better go for now..thanks for stopping by for tea..hope you're enjoying your weekend. Have a great day tomorrow..Keep on Sparkin'
Friday, November 12, 2010
Hi! Tonight I'm having a pot of Gingerbread spice tea..I'm sharing with my hubby, and there's lots to share with you too. It's very yummy!!
Woohoo when I weighed myself this morning I was 199.5 :) That makes me very happy :) I even had time to put a couple miles on my bike!!
We hauled a few more loads of bales this morning, fed cattle in the corrals and bales to the main herd. They are out of fall grazing where they're at but we don't have the green oat bales off the big fall grazing fields..we have 5 or 6 hundred bales there yet. The snow makes it harder to haul. After lunch a friend helped us haul the far herd of cattle home..way more snow 30 miles east of here..glad to have them home :) We each made 2 trips, hubby rounded them up with his horse and I was on foot with a 5 gallon pail of oats to lure them into the corral. Then, after a quick visit over coffee..we went to town for the mail and some groceries..It's been a week since we got the mail.
We had a late supper of frozen pizza..usually Friday's supper is fish or pizza. I have a weekly menu plan for supper..Sunday..chicken; Monday..pasta; Tuesday..Ethnic; Wednesday..Roast beef; Thursday..pork chops; Friday..pizza or fish; Saturday..BBQ steaks :) It really helps to know what to cook. Does any one else do weekly menu plans?
Well, I'm finished my pot of tea! I haven't tracked my food or exercise yet so I should go for now.
I had no time or energy to paint the second coat on the bathroom, or even do the dishes!!! Tomorrow's another day.
Hope you all had a super day, Thanks for all the comments on my blogs, your encouragements are so helpful, for keeping me motivated. The first thing I do in the morning..after potty break, and weighing..I check on Spark to see what's new!!
Talk to you all tomorrow..Keep on Sparkin'
Stop by for tea...
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Hi all..I'm just relaxing with my little tea pot..tonight is very blueberry herbal tea from my variety pack.
I'm very tired today..We were off to check cows this morning when the truck broke down so we spent most of the morning working on the truck...then we checked and fed the main herd and started hauling bales after lunch...we got four loads in..the snow and mud made it take longer :(
We had a later supper of grilled pork chops (I love my grill pan!!) green beans, and hubby had baked potatoes and I had my favorite,,spinach salad. For dessert I had made apple crisp at coffee time so I had a small bowl of that with a tiny bit of ice cream..After I blog I'm going to enter my food and exercise..another day I found no time to ride my bike..did lots of farm work like night chores, carried in wood, shovelled snow and worked on truck and bales.
After supper I painted the first coat on the bathroom..I had taken the wallpaper border off this morning while hubby had coffee and patched the holes and cracks..the joy of living in an old, old house!
Now I remember why I'm tired tonight :)
I am enjoying the tea and the relaxing...when I weighed in this morning I'm down to 201 so I hope I'm back under 200 soon! If I could just find time for my bike.....
Well, thanks for stopping by for a chat and a cup of tea..hope your day has been terrific and have a spark-tacular day tomorrow,
Keep on Sparkin'
Remember to remember Remembrance Day and all the Military and all they've done :) I couldn't find a poppy icon..imagine one here.......
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Hi..we had a lot of snow overnight and today..5 or 6 inches or more and some blown into banks. We had to travel for a meeting for hubby. I went along so I could get paint and do a bit more Christmas shopping. The roads were horrible early this morning and coming home!!
Now I'm just relaxing by the fire (we have 2 wood stoves) and making a pot of new tea..it's a 5 variety pack..this one is wild berry zinger yumyum!!
We're not ready for winter..still lots of bales but those can be hauled through the snow. Just not used to the cold weather after last weeks heat wave.
I was really happy with my paint purchases..I found some paint that was mixed wrong..$10 for a gallon..I got the lady to add a bit of black and now it's the greyish brown I wanted. The terra cotta looks good too, at least in the store since I didn't open it at home yet. Now just to find time to paint.
I did a sh*t load of Christmas shopping today. I got the gift bags I needed for everybody and lots of pjs, books, ornaments..to decorate the gift bags..gotta love the dollar store!!! I found the printed letter paper to run through the printer for my Christmas letter and prints of pictures to put in the cards.
I like to give nieces and nephews a gift so I get them $5 Tim Horton gift cards to mail in their Christmas cards..they live across Canada, I used to give then lotto scratch tickets but you have to be in Saskatchewan to claim them. I have 11 nieces and nephews.
I found a solar powered lawn snowflake for one of my friends..looked in Minot for them and couldn't find them but good old Weyburn had them :)
I'm kind of stuck for my father-in-law..I'll get him a gift card but want a few little things to go with it.....any ideas?
I need to buy a few more gift cards and some little things for stocking stuffers...tooth brushes, tooth paste, bubble bath, shower gel, candy..just usual stocking stuffer stuff. I also ordered a few books and a calendar that should arrive in November :)
I bought a few more ingredients for some baking..it's one of my favorite things to do :) I bought a few dollar store shirt boxes to make baking trays (also bought Christmas paper baking cups) and I'll give them to a couple of my best friends that work outside of their farms. On a side note, one of those friends has a daughter who is expecting triplets in March!!!! She already has a 10 yr old girl and a 2 year old boy and these are all three boys.
Well, that's enough about me..hope your week is going great and you all find some time to relax with a pot of tea!!
When I weighed myself this a.m. I was 202 so I'm back on track today with more sensible eating. I did a lot of walking today..through deep snow and against a wind. I hope tomorrow I can get back on my bike. I'll be back at 199 in no time.
Better go for now..talk tomorrow...keep on Sparkin
and stop by for tea and a chat anytime..ps thanks for all the comments
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Hi..it's late but we got home from our mini holiday to Minot/ We had a great time..but the scale won't thank me tomorrow, I'm sure..too many treats. On a happier note I was 199 when I left, woo hoo even for awhile :)
The weather was quite crappy on the way home, a bit of snow/rain.
I'm relaxing with a pot of tea. Some of the things I bought was some tea so I'll be trying some new ones.
We stayed in a nice hotel with a pool, hot tub and sauna. The pool was cold so I only swam a few laps, then we warmed up in the sauna and the hot tub.
I was glad to get some Christmas shopping done...I found lots of cool things and some great ideas for people. I found some neat western gift wear for close friends of ours..even half price at Hobby Lobby. I came up with an Idea for Mother-in-law..I got her a Thomas Kinkade calendar, puzzle and a cup with goodies. Then I'll get her a gift card to go with it.
I always give the kids a book, a calendar and pj's plus a card with cash :) I give the granddaughters the same plus some toys. I got some pjs, calendars, books and toys. Also some groceries and Christmas baking supplies. I bought some treats for me..the new Reba cd, A Jillian shred dvd, lots of magazines, a couple of new books, a couple of mew shirts. New towels for my soon to be renovated bathroom.
We have to go up to Weyburn tomorrow for hubby's meeting. I hope to get the paint to do my bathroom..a greyish brown. And the kitchen will be terra cotta.
Well, I've finished my pot of tea and should head to bed soon!!
Thanks for all the comments on my blog..very encouraging to know we're not in this alone :)
Stop by anytime for tea..talk to you tomorrow..keep on sparkin'
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