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Home from new tea...

Friday, November 19, 2010's really cold here so I'm enjoying my new tea.. tetley's Warmth cinnamon spice. It's quite yummy!! I was looking for different tea but couldn't find it.

We've got the oil site being prepared by some cats starting today..we're still struggling with getting the fence built to keep our cows out of the lease!!

I did some more shopping in a bath mat and new bathroom curtains..was going to buy this medicine cabinet I saw at the Co-op but when I opened it up to look inside it didn't have any shelves??? So I just might put up the old mirror and keep looking..

I got new curtains for the family room..dark brown valances for $10 each. Should look great with the dark taupe I painted the walls. I have more of the same color paint to paint the living room, but I have more wallpaper border to take off first..groan.

Another project for the family room is take apart and move the old shuffle board table to the basement and set up a wall of low book shelves and put together a library..all books in one place.

We checked the main herd this morning out grazing in the oat fields and chopped a water hole for them in the dugout. Then we picked up our neighbor and gave him a ride to pick up his tractor in town..then on to Weyburn.

We got home right around dark and went to check the oil site..we ran into one of the cat drivers and had a visit with him. Then went on to check the herd again and check on the oil site.

Made a quick supper of salmon fillets, leftover mashed potatoes and mixed veggies. I should finish up this blog and enter food and exercise. I've finished my little pot of tea and I'm watching the movie's almost over...

Have a great weekend, everyone..son and his girlfriend are coming tomorrow, the guys are going hunting.

Keep on Sparkin'


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LAURIEBLT 11/21/2010 8:05AM

    Sounds like you're busy as ever! Your tea sounds yummy!! I ordered some cranberry tea from a fundraiser at school--anxiously waiting for that. How'd you make out in the storm last week? We were too far north and west--just got a bit of it.

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WALKINGTALL85 11/21/2010 6:16AM

  Are the guys hunting with bow/black powder?

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BIGBADMOMMABEAR 11/20/2010 12:04PM

    Perfect weather for tea! BRRRR!

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KMICHA 11/20/2010 6:11AM

    You had another productive day! Strange about the medicine cabinet . . . Isn't that the way it goes? We find something that we like and then we find a flaw! The tea sounds yummy! Perfect for a chilly eventing!

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VICIOUS421 11/19/2010 11:31PM

    Sounds like a good busy day and the tea sounds yummy!!!!!

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DONNACFIT 11/19/2010 11:24PM

    Hi..I did ask the clerk about the medicine cabinet and she said there were no shelves?? Hubby said maybe lay it on it's side..haha

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MT-MOONCHASER 11/19/2010 11:02PM

    Re: the medicine cabinet on display -- Is it possible that it has adjustable shelves and they were taken out of the one on display so they wouldn't get mis-appropriated or broken (if they were glass)? A lot of places don't completely assemble display stuff. If you ask a clerk, they should know.

Sounds like you are going great on the painting and redecorating. Your kitchen turned out great. I wish I was as brave with color as you are.

I don't envy you your weather, ours is cold enough -- more snow and blowing in the forecast...


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Relaxing with tea...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hi..Thanks everyone for the lovely comments on my kitchen painting job. I'm really loving it :)

I painted my family room and hallway today, we got finished hauling green oat bales today..woo hoo. I helped move back and forth yesterday and today and our stupid old truck kept stalling on me and hubby had a temper tantrum over it :(

I checked 2 herds of cattle and chopped water holes for them in dugouts..the ice is about 3" thick already. That was yesterday and today. Then today we moved the big herd to the fields where the green oats were and they can do some more fall grazing. Unfortunately it's where they want to put the oil well so the company doesn't want to put up fences and texas gates for us. We have a meeting set up with them tomorrow morning, then we have to give a neighbor a ride to pick up his tractor and then head up to Weyburn for our oil change appointment that we cancelled on Wednesday So tomorrow is a busy day...

I have a very sore back and neck from painting and quadding when we moved cattle (I also went around the fence and checked was very cold and blowing snow!!) I'm enjoying relaxing with a pot of black cherry berry tea..yummy.

I had a happy surprise when I weighed myself this morning..198 woo hoo :)

I did do a bit of bike riding today..until hubby came in and needed me outside and I didn't get back to it. I did night chores and then finished the painting..the room is still all taken apart not sure if I'll get a second coat on it before we get company on Saturday..since I won't be home tomorrow!

I'll post some pictures of my latest painting project when I get it all put back together..

Thanks for stopping by for tea...keep on Sparkin'


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ONECOOKIETWO 11/20/2010 4:17AM

    You blow me away my dear! You work so hard. May you all not freeze your little tootsie wootsies off.

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LAURITA. 11/20/2010 12:03AM

    I am so glad the scale is going in the direction you want it to, Donna! Congratulations on 198! You are so busy I get tired just reading, while being somewhat envious. Beats the you-know-what out of corporate politics and all that nonsense that I deal with these days. I wish you CALM muscles after your hard work!

We have been digging out from under our first 3-days of snow here in Calgary.

Anyway, I am going to stop by tomorrow for a cyber-tea. Perhaps I can pour? Have you ever had Lapsang Souchong? It is a not-very-trendy-or-well-known-tea that quite frankly tastes like tea brewed over an open smoky fire. Has a distinctly smoky taste. Reminds me of camping, which is why I love it so much. I enjoy it just with a bit of milk or cream. Anyway, I would love to share a cuppa this with you, after your moving of animals, remodeling and massage...

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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JILLINWONDER 11/19/2010 9:42PM

    Sorry to hear about your sore neck and back. Is your leg all healed from the wallop it took yet?

About the hair -- I've always been too cheap to pay a hairstylist too, until lately. I'm getting more vain in direct proportion to getting older. Oh well, haha! I'm learning about eyemakeup and stuff I never did before. It'll serve us well in getting ready for your photoshoot! Can't wait. It'll be fun.

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HOPE2BE 11/19/2010 6:35AM

    Lordy you're a busy gal. I really feel blessed because we had our first frost yesterday. It's back up to the 60's today. Are you have an oil well put on your property because you are getting a percentage or what?

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KMICHA 11/19/2010 5:55AM

    After all of the work outside today, I'm sure it feels wonderful to relax with a nice cup of tea! Our remodel is moving along. The den is down to the studs and bare floor, kitchen and bathroom cabinets are empty. I think hubby might move my stove top today . . . It is going to be an interesting two months! What color are you painting the family room and hallway? emoticon

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My kitchen progress...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

This is the before picture...

And these are the after..since I painted yesterday :) I love it!!

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JILLINWONDER 11/19/2010 9:32PM

    Nice! It's a good color for cold weather... makes me think of having some tea! Now, you turned your microwave from white to black -- always the decorator, haha!

BTW, you've been inspiring me to have more tea. Slim pickings for choices at the local supermarket, so I'm gonna try the co-op tomorrow. Wish me luck!

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HOPE2BE 11/19/2010 6:37AM

    It's look great. I'm sure it was hard work for you to finish.

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APMAC_D 11/18/2010 10:36AM

    I love it too- it looks great

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PARKERB2 11/18/2010 10:34AM

    What a charming, bright (with the white) kitchen you now have. I'm sure you will love spending lots of time in it. The kitchen is usually the hub of the house. Have a good day. You did a great job. emoticon

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KMICHA 11/18/2010 6:12AM

    Ooooo . . . . Very nice! I love the new color!

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    Very nice! It's a nice warm colour but not overbearing! Looks sharp with the white.

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DUSTYGIRL25 11/17/2010 8:45PM

    Very beautiful! I love the color, nice work. Will be great for making tea.

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DIXIEBALL19 11/17/2010 6:35PM

    Very warm and inviting color..Good choice.

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WATERMELLEN 11/17/2010 6:17PM

    Gorgeous colour: may I suggest that you bake yourself up some warm gingerbread to enjoy with some Celestial Seasonings Bengal Tiger Spice Tea in that lovely space!!

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ONECOOKIETWO 11/17/2010 4:40PM

    I love it too!
Will you paint my kitchen? I can't seem to find the right color and I like yours.

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JIMCROCE 11/17/2010 3:40PM

  Looks very warm and inviting. Nice redo.

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REILLYGIRRRL 11/17/2010 3:21PM

  Looks great. Good job!

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Peppermint tea and painting the kitchen....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hi..I'm relaxing tonight with a pot of peppermint tea. I had to help hubby get the first load of bales unstuck this morning..then he hauled by himself for I started painting the kitchen this morning. I got the first coat done by lunch and then I went to town for the mail. When I got home I helped hubby feed the herd a load of bales. It was really windy and cold with blowing sleet while we were taking the twine off the bales. Then we were missing a cow so spent awhile looking for her, then hubby found her in the herd. Then we counted the green oat bales left to haul and moved the tractor home since it's supposed to get quite cold tonight.

Then it was supper time..I put cabbage, onions, potatoes, carrots and smokies in the oven earlier so supper was ready when we got in. Then hubby did night chores and I painted the second coat on the kitchen. I'm really happy how it's turning out. It was pale blue with pastel it's a deep terra cotta and I'll do black accents and kind of a coffee theme. I'll take some pictures later..I still need to repaint the cupboards white again.

I didn't have time to ride the bike I'm too pooped to add any thing else to my day..

I should head to bed, we have an oil change appointment in Weyburn tomorrow and hubby wants to haul bales and send me with the truck...hope the roads are fine . I'll be able to do a bit more Christmas shopping. And pick up a few things for my redecorating projects....

Hope you enjoyed the chat and the tea..thanks for stopping by and for your comments and encouragement!!

Keep on Sparkin'


emoticonJill thanks for the pumpkin was yummy :)

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BOVINITY 11/17/2010 12:01PM

    I thought about you yesterday when I was putting some bales out for the cows. A cold wind and driving rain sprang up suddenly as I was getting the last bale out, and all I could think about was getting a nice cup of tea! I have really enjoyed your tea blogs, and I think I will get out my little teapot for my evening "snack".

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KMICHA 11/17/2010 6:08AM

    Your days are busy and full. There is such a great feeling when you hit that nice comfy bed at night, knowing that you put in a good days work. Enjoy your trip to town today! I look forward to our next pot of tea! emoticon

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LITTLEWIND53 11/17/2010 1:17AM

    I would doubt you would need to do the bike with all the heavy work you already did today.

Your kitchen sounds like it will be very nice when completed. I look forward to seeing your pictures.

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VICIOUS421 11/16/2010 11:47PM

    Sounds like you had a pretty busy day!!!!!! Thanks for the tea & Sweet Dreams!!!!!!

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I_AM_CANUCK 11/16/2010 11:32PM

    Sounds like a full day! There's nothing like a cup of peppermint tea. I admire people who work as hard as you do, I think it would do everyone good to experience rural life for a little while (especially me! When I go to visit my aunt and uncles' farms I get to sit in the house and visit the whole time). Good luck!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Me and the bales before the snow....

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ROSEWCI 11/16/2010 5:52PM

    WOW! So, what I wanna know is... how do you log all that exercise you do????

emoticon Inquiring minds wanna know!

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DIXIEBALL19 11/16/2010 5:39PM

    I live on a cattle/hay farm in Alberta....I think we are lucky ladies. I can't imagine living in a city. I am outside everyday - sun, rain, snow, or cold. Once in a while, I complain, but I would never trade it for a job in the city.
Ps- We got our first snow and cold last night. Darn!

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SUNSHINE084 11/16/2010 3:31PM

    Nice pictures.... reminds me of home!

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KMICHA 11/16/2010 6:08AM

    Nice Picture!! You and your hubby put in many hours of hard work! Farming isn't an easy job! Go enjoy your cup of tea! emoticon emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 11/16/2010 12:10AM

    I love your pictures. You are the luckiest woman! I can't believe you actually live on a working farm. We live in suburbia and I have to pay to keep my horse at a ranch. We do have a pasture behind our house with some cows but that's as close as I get. I know it sounds like a lot of work but I still envy you. And I love reading your stories. Keep em coming!

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