Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Hi..just relaxing with a pot of cinnamon spice tea. Sunday was a busy day, as usual around here..We sorted the calves from the cows first thing yesterday morning, then we loaded the calves up and hauled them to Assiniboia. We watched them weigh for the pre-sort sale on Tuesday. Then we did a bit of shopping and went out for lunch :) The weather was quite nasty with snow and wind and icy roads. We stopped in town for the mail. When we got home we did chores and got ready for the Grey Cup party. All the ball team was there. We had chili for supper and snacks and drinks.
The party was fun..the game not so much, since the Riders didn't win. The youngest member of our slo-pitch team is also the fitness instructor and she's starting yoga classes on Wednesday I'm going to try to go. She was really funny, she asked where my butt went? haha. Nice compliment :)
Today I slept in..then rode bike for 30 minutes while hubby brought bales to the herd. Then we had lunch and tried to load that broken tractor again..plan B didn't work either :( We went to chop a water hole for the herd and check them and visit at the oil site. Then we finally cut and wrapped our deer and ground up lots for burgers and sausage patties.
Hubby's asleep on the couch with the remote in his hand. I just finished talking to middle daughter..she can't come home for Christmas so she's coming the weekend before..when my sister and I were going to the spa in Moose Jaw...plans can be changed :) either we'll just go Friday or go a different time.
Tomorrow I'll try to recap November's goals and I've been thinking about December's goals, too.
I better be off to bed, I think we may be going to Weyburn tomorrow,,hmmm wonder when I'll get back to painting..now I have one less week to finish since daughter is coming home early and bringing a friend :) I have less than 3 weeks to be ready!!!
Have a great day tomorrow and keep on Sparkin'
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Hi..I'm just having a beer and watching an Oiler's game..it's tied at 2 with 5 minutes left...It was really cold this morning but it's warming up tonight. Tomorrow it's supposed to be around -8 C so that's a major warm up!! So we got tickets for the rodeo tomorrow night and are going to Agribition in Regina. It's a big trade show and cattle show for those of you not from Saskatchewan!! Then every evening there's a rodeo.. the first few days of the week was ranch rodeos with pasture guys hubby knows competing, then from yesterday til Sat is the Sask finals rodeo..we know lots of the guys and our hired pasture rider is one of the bull fighters, he used to ride bulls too. His older brother was in the rodeo in bull riding but was injured yesterday. He'll be ok, but not riding any more this week.
Woohoo the Oiler's just won 3/2...
We did some chores this morning and checked the herd and the oil site. We got a call last night from a neighbor whose semi was stuck on the back road to the oil site. He wanted us to bring a tractor over to pull it..but or tractors weren't plugged in. So we both went out to try to start one..hubby sprayed either while I tried to start it. It finally started and when back in the house and the neighbor called and said another semi had got his semi unstuck..thank goodness!!
We went to town for dinner, mail and groceries. Then when we got home hubby cleaned snow, lots blew in with the storm last night. I didn't have much energy to start back painting so I worked on Christmas cards instead..Then I needed to phone for a few addresses..still have one left to get from a friend or I might just ask them on facebook for their address!! Otherwise all the cards are finished. I send out about 50 cards with letters and pictures in most. I do the letter on the computer and print it on Christmas paper.
We had pork chops, sweet potatoes, spinach and corn with pumpkin pudding for dessert..I stayed within my calories :)
Hope all my American friends had a happy Thanksgiving!!!! I think I'll miss tea for tonight and head straight to bed. Agribition means lots and lots of walking, and mini donuts and fudge!!! Thanks for stopping by, have a great Friday and keep on Sparkin'
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Hi just relaxing with the Oiler/Coyote game..my Oilers aren't doing too great..tonight or this year :( Having a Bud light lime beer..then I'll switch to tea.
I wonder what kind would be good..I'm coming down with a wicked head cold and sinus pain so maybe some lemon and honey will do the trick.
We have the oil rig moved in to day..they'll raise the derrick tomorrow. We found some decent people to deal with ..finally!! Fred..the nasty man..has flown back to Calgary..I feel sorry for the city!! We refused to let them have access to water or fields to spread mud if Fred was still involved!! Water access has gone up from when we last did that from community pasture wells. From $1000 to $2500 the engineer told us it was the "Fred tax" haha. I think things will be much better now..hubby has even settled down some which eases some of my stress!!
It's been bitterly cold here..-25 tho a storm is brewing and it's warmed up tonight to about -15C. I spent quite a bit of time outside..we started by taking the truck and trailer to the community pasture corrals to retrieve a big panel of ours, then checked the herds, moved dusters/mineral feeders home, checked on the oil site a few times..took a fence apart and rolled up some barbed wire so the water hauler from the rig can get to the dugout by the yard. We don't want them to use the dugout that's close to the site since the cows are there drinking and if thee oil rig gets water from there cows could break the ice too easy if the water level drops. We don't want any drowned cows!! Then we hauled us some drinking water in case the big 2 or 3 day storm comes this way.
My tea is ready..I picked Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime..it has chamomile flowers, spearmint leaves, lemon grass etc..yum..I added some lemon juice and a squirt of honey for my cold. When I'm finished it I'm off to bed.
The game has 3 minutes left and the Oilers are losing ..4/0 :(
I didn't get any painting done today or rode my bike :(
The tea feels really good on my throat.
The tea box actually has quotes on it..
"We turn, not older with years, but newer every day" Emily Dickinson
"It's better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards."
The Oilers lost 5/0...
Hope the Riders do better on Sunday!!!
Well I should get to bed..hope you're have a great week, thanks for stopping by for a cup of tea and a chat ( hope you don't catch my cold!!)
...Keep on Sparkin'
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