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Home sweet home...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hi..I juat typed this and then it disappeared so here I go again....I'm finally home to stay from spending last weekend at DD and celebrating the granddaughter's 10th birthday...it was lots of fun and I got lots of other stuff done. Then the pasture roundup on Monday went quite bad..hubby was having trouble with his horse, the one that bucked him off so I was opening a gate and the cows rather ran over me..who knew cows like to quad? I didn't get hurt but the quad..not so much..the rack is bent and the fender is broken :( The last take out went great, tho but very tiring!!

Yesterday we went up to Weyburn for busness, hubby's paperwork and cheques and we picked up the new fridge I ordered and new flooring for the kitchen and bathroom. We went out for dinner and stopped at DQ for a mini pumpkin pie blizzard as a treat....

October has flown by since I haven't spent much time at home...but it has made me really appreciate home more!! It feels so good and so right...now to get back on track and get back to normal..what ever normal is here...today I caught up with dishes and laundry, went to town for mail..haven't been to town since Oct 1. then helped a neighbor tag and load some sheep and then helped hubby with a couple loads of bales and I checked 2 home herds of cattle. I finally have a bit of time to write a quick blog before I start supper.....

Time to make some changes around here..get back on track, catch up on lots of jobs and just get my butt in gear...these last 10 days of October will give me time to get going...work on the October goals and look forward to November...

Well time to turn on the burners for supper...

Thanks for stopping by and keep on Sparkin' and keep on changing emoticon

Love Donna!!

Like a friend of mine likes to quote from Shrek

"Change is good Donkey!" hahaha emoticon

  
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MARITIMER3 10/21/2011 9:45PM

    Isn't it lovely to get "back to normal"? Glad you weren't hurtby the cows, hope the quad recovers.

gail

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WATERMELLEN 10/21/2011 7:57AM

    Normal does feel so good -- not boring at all, fresh and comforting -- after a period of "not normal". And sleeping in your own bed: ahhhhhhhhh!!

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DUSTYGIRL25 10/21/2011 6:24AM

    Yay! Welcome back! I guess the cows were anxious to see you also. I'm sure you're daughter will miss you, but I bet you're hubby is so happy to have you home again.
Sounds like you are busy as usual but I'm sure it's comforting to get back into a routine.
Take care, and so glad all is well.
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DONNACFIT 10/20/2011 9:53PM

    Hi..the cows didn't have to start the quad since it was running and I was on it!! with about 3 cows...yikes

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MAMADWARF 10/20/2011 8:51PM

    Man, I thought I was busy!! Silly cows trying to ride your quad! Good thing they didnt get it started up!! welcome home and back to "normal". I like it, too.

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Home from the first round up...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hi what a long day..I should be back doing a it of stuff to get ready for my trip to DD and Granddaughter's birthday but I need a break.

The round up went fine but it was very cool, windy and showery so not the best day to spend outside....we sorted the several hundred cows and calves into pens for the 9 patrons on the east side..then counted them and hubby billed them and then they either chased the herds home or hauled depending where they live. We were up around 5 am and finished around 4 pm so not a bad day at all...I'm sure I worked off some flab..my weight has been slowly inching back to my ticker woohoo!!

I've been getting the stuff ready for tomorrow and all that's left is mostly packing up... I decided to ice the brownie cupcakes up there as they will travel better that way. I have to stop at Super Walmart in Regina on my way up tomorrow and pick up a few things...

Daughter is having a family birhtday party for the granddaughter on Sunday so hubby will come up and his parents and probably our son too...other daughter no longer wants to have anything to do with us...that still makes me very sad but I can't change how she feels :(

I can't believe October is almost half over..where did it go to?

I hurt my wrist yesterday on the quad during the round up..I hit a big rock and it rather jammed my wrist on the handle bars..feels sprained..I'm sure it's not broken...hurt quite alot today...as I was using it lots!! Typings not too bad but I should go back to getting ready..still have packing to do and dishes to do etc and some lists to make so I don't forget stuff!!

I'm hoping to find time for a lucious bubble bathe before bed.....hmmmmmm

Better run..thanks for dropping by and keep on sparkin' and keep on changing

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ROSEWCI 10/17/2011 7:26AM

    You're sooooo busy!!! Take special care of that wrist! And take time for you! LOVE the bubble bath idea! emoticon emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 10/14/2011 5:28PM

    Those brownie cupcakes sound luscious! And you are sooo active . . . can't imagine how you find time to do all that you do!

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GETTHERE135 10/14/2011 9:29AM

    You are so busy, have fun at the Birthday party, and then take some time to relax.

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Be it ever so crumbled..there's no place like home!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hi..my title is a line from a M*A*S*H show..we love that show and I know most of the lines by heart!!

Wooo Hooo..I'm home after 11 days at my daughters!! I got home yesterday..I left after the bus and did some shopping in Regina then came home in time for a late lunch. It was foggy about half way to Regina. I got a few things for the oldest girls birhtday..her party is after school on Friday so I'm heading back there Friday morning.

Yesterday we did some catch up stuff then the semi came and loaded the Bulls and took them to there winter home at another community pasture...then hubby and I went to our far pasture and checked cows..I did a few loads of clothes then boy was it great to sleep in my own bed..

Today I did some house work and yard work then we went to the pasture and rounded up the herd for the first take out tomorrow. Then after supper I got started on some of the birthday party stuff..made brownie cupcakes for the birhtday cake, popcorn balls for the goodie bags and made some sugar cookie dough to chill for tomorrow night..all I have left for tomorrow night is bake the cookies, make the pizza crusts and ice the cakes...also a bit of party decorations.

Then I helped hubby to the bills on the computer and print them out for tomorrow. We have a mini round up..be at the corrals a 6:45 am then sort the patrons cattle and count out and load or help chase...it's a very long and physical day..sometimes not over till late afternoon or early evening...

Then I'm off to DD again on Friday and staying til Sunday..then I think she'll be okay on her own...some neighors have been bringing her meals since I've been home..that's sooo nice :)

As you can imagine I haven't had time to destress yet..I guess that may come next week!! After the Monday round up and Tuesday take out....Wheeew October is always exhausting without the added trips to DD!!

I've come across so many things about change....I love it when I pick a theme and I just find that everywhere!! Oh well they say a change is as good as a rest :)

Thanks for dropping by..keep on Sparkin' and keep on changing.. emoticon

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PS..I also forgot I baked hubby peanut butter cookies and went to a neighbor's for a visit..no wonder I'm pooped..it's after 11 pm and morning will come early tomorrow!!!

  
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DEBBIEG8S 10/22/2011 11:42PM

    I like chasing cows, as long as they don't chase you back. emoticon

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MARITIMER3 10/13/2011 9:48PM

    You certainly didn't come home for a rest, did you? You're a great mum!
Gail

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ELLIE-1220 10/13/2011 5:35PM

    Wow! I'm tired just reading all you have to do! I hope you get 'me-time' soon so that you can unwind and regroup!!!! Cheers!
Ellie.

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PARKERB2 10/13/2011 10:18AM

    Hang in there. emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 10/13/2011 7:46AM

    I'm sure you are so happy to be back home, but sounds like you are busy again. The party goodies sound so yummy. How do you keep from eating them all? I'm sure you're greanddaughter will love all of the treats and appreciate everything you do.
I bet you're hubby was happy to see you and have you home for a couple of days.
I bet the cows missed you also!

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KMICHA 10/13/2011 6:43AM

    Wow!!! You deserve a break today!!! emoticon

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ROSEWCI 10/13/2011 6:34AM

    Phew! I'm pooped just reading about your day! Get some much needed rest! emoticon emoticon

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Happy Thanksgiving....

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Hi..this is Canada's Thanksgiving weekend..and we're having our turkey for supper tonight so it's in the oven as I type...I'm still at my daughter's and things are not too bad..I'm really looking forward to going home on Tuesday for a few days..see my hubby, sleep in my own bed..de-stress!!

We went to Humboldt together on Friday and did some banking and shopping and out for lunch..first day daughter has been out and about since coming home from the hospital...then we also went to DQ for a pumpkin pie blizzard :) a little treat for both of us :)

Yesterday oldest granddaughter went to her Dad's for Thanksgiving so we just have the youngest one here. We spent most of the day doing housework so it's all caught up for when I leave on Tuesday..sorted through the girls bedroom, toys and clothes...

Today is the live in boyfriend's birthday..both are very bitchy :( I keep my mantra..the change is peace.... I helped clean the wood burning stove chimney..I was on the roof..him inside. I'm cooking the turkey and sweet potatoes and regular potatoes with gravy, corn and buns and pumpkin pie for dessert..the birthday request was for pie not cake...

I have some more laundry to do and then I'll finish up the food..

Hope all you Canadians have a very Happy Thanksgiving..thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin' and keep on changing emoticon

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Things I'm Thankful for...my family even when they drive me crazy.....my health.....all my friends, Spark and otherwise.....my home (absence makes the heart grow fonder)...my farm.....my sense of humor
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ROSEWCI 10/13/2011 6:35AM

    Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon enJOY!

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PARKERB2 10/11/2011 11:37AM

    Happy Thanksgiving! Glad your getting to go home. Home is where the heart is, isn't it. Hang in there. emoticon

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RPM123 10/10/2011 3:48PM

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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DUSTYGIRL25 10/9/2011 11:04PM

    Oh, my gosh Donna. I understand you're there to help your daughter, but climbing on the roof?! Please be careful, doesn't sound like something you should be doing. I sure hope they appreciate everything you are doing for them.
Tues. will be here soon and you will be back with your sweet hubby. I'm sure he must miss you so much.
Happy Thanksgiving you wonderful woman you!
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ELLIE-1220 10/9/2011 8:02PM

    Happy Thanksgiving! It's always super nice to be with family, even if only to appreciate home when you get there! HAHAH!

Cheers!
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MT-MOONCHASER 10/9/2011 7:28PM

    I'm sure that you all will have a great feast for Thanksgiving. I wish ours was this early, the weather would be a lot better for traveling.

Have a nice, safe trip home and enjoy your stay.

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WATERMELLEN 10/9/2011 6:56PM

    Your sense of humour is what WE'RE all grateful for here at Spark: how you keep on keeping on with all your help when folks are . . . the b word . . . is truly a tribute to just that!!

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Be the Change...

Friday, October 07, 2011

Hi..just a quick blog..I already wrote this but it dissappeared when the internet quit working :( So here is the condensed version!!

I cleaned the plastic container cupboard at my daughters today and yesterday I started sorting the girls room.

We went for our daily walk and DD helped make supper but now is very tired.. have to try to keep her from over doing..but at least she wasn't bored!!
I took the little girls to a neighbor's and we went to an evening children's blble school..the kids loved it..usually there is around 20 kids there and tonight there was around 40!!

I'm starting to really miss home and feel somewhere between not helpful enough and just plain in the way...I think it will be Tuesday when I go back home for awhile..then go back and forth some...

Well it's bedtime and I should go for now..thanks for stopping by and Keep on Sparkin'

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BE THE CHANGE!!

  
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MARITIMER3 10/9/2011 5:22PM

    Hi Donna - I'm sure your family will be glad when you're home again, but your daughter will certainly miss all your help. I'm glad she's recovering and is able to get out and about a bit. Take care,
Gail

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BLEGNER1 10/8/2011 5:59PM

    Thinking of you and have been.. Praying for all of you
God bless
Barb

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WATERMELLEN 10/7/2011 7:54AM

    That "helping enough" versus "being in the way" feeling probably signals . . . your daughter is recovering, thanks to your care!!

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KMICHA 10/7/2011 5:47AM

    Sounds like a full day!

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