Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Hi all..wow 2 blogs in a row...I'm back :)
I found this coolest website that is like a book store but has all these inspirational short movies..with tons of quotes, and inspiration..just what I need to jump start summer!! It's called simpletruths.com
Check it out if you're looking for inspiration :) I'm going to find fav quotes and feature them in my blogs for summer...
As you might have noticed I finally got to tracking some of my fitness minutes..just bare minimum..like 60 minutes lawn mowing when I really did 3 hours..etc. My cold has started to get a bit better, so I've been a bit more active. Yesterday I weeded, worked and hilled all 9 rows of potatoes, also the sunflowers and corn and did some hand weeding, too. Today hubby was gone for a course for work so I did morning chores, quadded 4 home herds of cattle, did some laundry and washed 3 very caked on and muddy trucks. Then hubby and I went to town for mail and groceries and fuel...the postal strike is now over in Canada but not much mail has been sorted yet..got a couple things...for our mail "fix". We had a treat of small frosty coffee drinks for the road and I made chinese stir fry for supper.
I have quite a lot of left overs from the cousin picnic which is great for meal planninng...just have to make sure nothing spoils before we use it up. The leftover potato salad went to the cats as it doesn't keep. The marinated pasta salad will be good for days and the coleslaw with the hot dressing lasts for months. I made up little pkgs of the leftover sliced meats..roast beef, ham and salami and froze them. Also the beans are frozen...The fruit salad will last for awhile.
Well..I should Quit blogging for now...thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'
Monday, June 27, 2011
Hi..sorry it's been soo long since I blogged!! It's been a roller coaster of a June!!!
Some months I feel like I'm just treading water (pardon the pun) and this is one of them. I've been flooded with emotional and personal storms, some have passed, some not so much.
I have a terrible cold so head's not on straight but I have some time to catch up with my blog! I can't really do much physical stuff today altho I did work some in the garden after chores this morning. We're still bottle feeding the calf with a momma with not enough milk. Our cats are multiplying like crazy...my son was home a couple weeks ago and said kittens at the pet store were $200 each and then we have thousands of dollars of cats!!!
Yard work is quite out of control with the deluge of rain we've been getting. Some grass hasn't been mowed yet, the garden is growing great, but so are the weeds!! The basement is almost back to normal but the cement is still very damp even with the fans and dehumidifier going...at least we are better off than some places.
Hubby is still seeding..we put in oats for green feed and swath grazing which needs to be in by the middle of July. So far he hasn't gotten stuck too many times!
We went out for supper to Plentywood for our 34th Anniversary on June 11 and at the border they asked us like usual, where we were from, where we're going, etc. So hubby said we were going to Plentywood for supper for our Anniversary and the border patrol man said..oh, so you aren't cousins??? Haha.
The next weekend we went to Saskatoon for a wedding. Stayed the first night at son's house and while getting ready for the wedding I stepped on my glasses and broke them..I'm completely blind without them..son drove them to his optometrist and we finished getting ready, then he arrived at the last minute so I put on my specs and walked out the door....later after the wedding ceremony I realised I had my dress on backwards..not sure which is worse..having my dress backwards or that it fits backwards!!haha :) The wedding was beautiful :) We stayed at the hotel where the wedding was at. Then son and his girlfriend came over the next morning for Father's Day brunch ..Unfortunately he had his dirt bike stolen out of his truck that morning..the lock was cut :(
We've had a roller coaster with our daughter who is still very, very depressed over her boyfriend breaking up with her...adult children can give you more heartache than babies...at least I have the tools from my therapist to not fall back into depression myself and my friends here on Spark have helped so much.
I came down with this cold last week after the slopitch game Wednesday night where I got all sweaty then sat outside after dark for a few hours and got really chilled :(
A little community near us had their 100th birthday celebration last weekend. I helped put together some of the photo display. All but 2 of my cousins on my Mom's side were home for the party as well as my 2 sisters. I provided a picnic lunch on Saturday for the family. We had a great time..we had a pancake breakfast, opening ceremonies, parade, picnic lunch, demo derby, tractor pull. beer gardens, KFC supper, cabaret with live band and a spectacular fireworks display!! Lots of visiting with family and friends!!! Now cold is way worse so I haven't done much yesterday or today. A neighbor called yesterday that a calf of ours was caught in our fence so since hubby was out seeding I took the quad to rescue him. A semi also stopped to help so she was freed safely and unharmed! a few days ago our horse was not so luck when he got tangled in wire and really shredded his back legs. Hubby has been spraying it with apple cider vinegar so hope he gets better!!
Next weekend is another 100th birthday party for the town next to us to the west!! We're scheduled to work at the beef supper, and a shift at the cabaret bar. Theirs is 4 days long :) Hope my cold is gone by then!!
I bought this cutest book called how to live in flip-flops by Sandy Gingras..it's going to be part of my July theme :) June is almost over and it feels a bit like another lost month so here's hoping July is the one to get back on track and live July in flip-flops....July's theme is always Freedom and summer....and on vacation even tho we don't always get away for a vacation....I like to make our staycation special...BBQs, camp fires (need to find my firepit) and swimming in a dugout. So lots of fresh fruits and veggies and exercise!! The physical work amps up in the summer.....
Hope you're all gearing up for a great summer...I want to thank everyone for all the comments, goodies and coming to my page even tho I've been MIA......I'll try to be blogging way more often now and stop by anytime for some "iced tea" or "sun tea" or what ever :)
I even have new tea ideas...have you heard these? cool, damp tea bags for under eye bags and also for sunburn...
Thanks for stopping by and keep on Sparkin'!!!
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Repeat after me..I love June, I love June..haha..I have the mess about half cleaned up, then we went to Weyburn for a while..bought gifts for MIL's birthday tomorrow and FIL's Father's day gift. Then we delivered them and had a visit and coffee. FIL is doing great with his double knee replacements but he has infection in one foot :(
Then we had supper out and on the way home looked at a new bull to replace the one that didn't pass yesterday...then back home to answer phone calls, work on clean up, watch the hockey game and catch up online...
Thanks for all the comments and for stopping by my blog..keep on Sparkin'
Talk to you tomorrow..
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Hi just a quick blog...it's been raining all day and we have over 2 " already... we hauled the bulls over to the government corrals to semen test and we almost got stuck with the stock trailer. All but one bull passed so we'll have to use our spare bull this year, too.
I had a great time at the late birthday tea party..my friends brought cake and strawberries and raspberries...yum yum..and lots of gifts, too..plants, journals, body wash, lotion, solar lights, a wind chime and scented wick room freshener :)
Wow, hey..they are such special friends. We had a great visit over several cups of tea.
With all this rain our basement flooded but I'm too tired to deal with it tonight, it'll still be wet in the morning...
Well, better call it a night..thanks for stopping by and keep on Sparkin' :)
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