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Hi..home from Weyburn...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Hi..we were able to both head off to the city for the afternoon, the calving has slowed down a bit..we have around 110 calves about 27 or so left to go..

The cow is taking her adopted calf..just really loves to kick hubby in the knee..the calf that is not the cow!!

I did get around to cleaning up my plant mess..needed to shampoo the carpet after I scooped up the mess and put it in containers to see if anything sprouts...also bought some new seeds in town today :)

Today's 3 mini goals..

Nutrition..had a healthy breakfast, had spinach salad with lots of veggies for lunch held treats to a minimum...

Active living..did some outside walking, taking compost to the dump..checking cows, etc...

Self care...enjoyed the day out..bought some new make up and some hair dye for a spring makeover, bought 3 new magazines, some Easter stuff, some dollarstore books for journalling, spent time visiting on the phone too...staying connected to friends really helps me with this depression...

Planning a double birthday party with my 2 best friends...something to look forward to...
Oldest daughter and her kids coming home next weekend for early Easter..something else to look forward to...
Hubby decided he wants to play slo-pitch again this summer..something else to look forward to...
Dyeing my hair and trying out my new make up and baking the birthday cakes tomorrow for Wednesday's party..something else to look forward to..

Think I'll relax with my magazines and a big glass of cold water..thanks for stopping by and for all your kind and encouraging comments..Keep on Sparkin'

Night all..Love Donna emoticon

PS one of the gifts I bought was a potted mini rose for my garden loving friend..wished I would have bought one for me since it was a great deal :)..maybe next time!!

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BLEGNER1 4/12/2011 8:09PM

    You are doing great and have so many blessings to look forward to in the upcoming events.
God bless

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Lost a calf last night...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hi.when I went out to take the 11 pm check last night a cow had just calved and her calf was had died before it was born since the cord was detached and was decomposing's always sad to lose them. This morning we went out and retrieved a twin..of course we had just turned them into the larger pasture!! Good thing hubby is a great roper..he roped a twin on foot then we lead/chased her up to the yard. It will take a bit of work to get her to take this twin..

Have you ever noticed when you're not in a great head space all sorts of things go wrong?? I have been putting off starting any plants for spring since it still so much like winter here.. Anyway I did put together my new little green house awhile's got 4 wire shelves and a plastic cover that zippers closed. Anyway today I decided to start a few's about 4 to 6 weeks before I put out plants..not before June 1 I put some soil in cut down milk cartons and planted one to tomatoes, one to peppers , one to cauliflower and one to cabbage. I set these on one of those plant trays and went to set it on the top shelf on my new green house..the shelf flipped and all four dumped upside down and spilled through 3 wire shelves and on to the family room rug :( What a gigantic mess..I wonder if they will just sprout on the floor??

On to my 3 mini goals...

nutrition..ate within calorie limits, had a healthy breakfast, had lots of veggies today and fruit.

active living..getting the twin in the yard..quite a work out..

self care...well starting plants was supposed to be nice to me..not so much..I did watch curling and Canada won the gold!!! Yeah Canada!! I talked to some family and friends to today to help me with my stress...had some laughs :)

Hope your weekend has been a good one..thanks for stopping by my blog..keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

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DIXIEBALL19 4/11/2011 1:35PM

    So sorry about the calf and your seed/dirt mess. I started some plants a few days ago.I know it's too early, but, I just have such a case of spring fever. There is still soooo much snow here and more in this week's forecast...yikes. Good luck getting that calf adopted...I always hated that job.

Sending you sun and warmth!
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MT-MOONCHASER 4/11/2011 1:16PM


I just washed out a couple of strawberry cartons to start some tomatoes in, possibly some peppers, too. I plant at about the same time you do. There was a guy near here that used black plastic water pipe to support clear plastic to warm a couple of his planting beds up and keep them warm for early planting. I keep thinking I'll try it, but haven't yet.

Have a good day.


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WATERMELLEN 4/11/2011 8:13AM

    Grrrr! Sorry about the little calf, sorry about the darn planting cartons . . . sometimes the universe seems to conspire against us temporarily. But it's only temporary: yeah! Wishing you sunnier times soon.

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BLEGNER1 4/11/2011 12:51AM

    Donna, so sorry to hear about the little one. It is always hard to find one that way. Thank God you had the twin that will give the mother some comfort eventually.
I am sorry, but I had to laugh at your mishap, because tht sounded just like something that would happen to me,.. I laughed and just had to shake my head. After that episode, I am glad that you had a few laughs. Congrats on keeping on track with things today.
God bless

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Walked the fence around a small pasture...

Saturday, April 09, 2011's 3 mini goals..

Nutrition..added a spinach salad for lunch..drank more water..

Active living..walked about 2 miles around a small pasture to check fence and see if we can move the cow calf pairs to a larger place..I found about 4 places where the snow is still over the fence and 2 places with wires broken..hubby fixed the wire then we move the pairs there the snow is pretty rotten so hoping the cattle can't walk over..most places I was falling through, some snow was still waist high!! great work out..I was drenched in sweat by the time I got home.

Self care..sent a few facebook messages, played some facebook games, watched curling on tv..Canada is in the final tomorrow..go Canada!! Still feeling very stressed and listless, hoping to get on the waiting list on Monday to see a therapist :)

Wish me luck..oh yeah, I've caught hubby's cold so I'm not feeling so hot either...Keep on Sparkin' ..time for a beer and the hockey game...

Love Donna emoticon

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PARKERB2 4/10/2011 4:16PM

    Hope your team wins. The exercise helps when your in a funk. Keep Sparking. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 4/10/2011 3:58PM

    Sorry you're still feeling stressed/listless: fingers crossed you'll get that appointmnet.

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MOEE45 4/9/2011 11:39PM

    Yeah Canada!! emoticon

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3 More calves..3 more mini goals...

Friday, April 08, 2011


Today's 3 mini goals..

nutrition..had homemade veggie soup for lunch..

active living..chores and walking and chores...

self care...Sparkin', read in magazines, connect with family and friends..trip to town for supplies..

We have 3 more claves so far today...not very sunny so not much melting but at least we didn't get the snowstorm that hit south of us :)

I'm on track to wellness thanks for all your support!! Keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

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BLEGNER1 4/9/2011 2:15AM

    Donna, Make sure to take care of yourself. You have your plate more than full right now.
Sending love and the Lord's blessings

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MT-MOONCHASER 4/9/2011 12:20AM

    Chin up!
Nose to the grindstone!
Shoulder to the wheel!

Now try to get anything done!!!


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WATERMELLEN 4/8/2011 9:02PM

    You are just doing great: it's the little "mini goals" that work!!

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KMICHA 4/8/2011 8:46PM

    Way to go!!!

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Today's 3 mini goals...

Friday, April 08, 2011

Hi...things are falling apart bad here....wish me strength to get through this...

Today's 3 mini goals

Nutrition..made a pot of homemade veggie soup for dinner and more meals to come..

Active living..chores..chores and more chores..did a bit of house work..vacuumed and scrubbed the floors

Self care..Spark, phone calls, visited neighbors tonight for coffee, read some of my new magazines...

We have 103 calves...only one's 11 pm and time for my check...

Night all..keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon


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