Hi...just vegging on the couch watching the hockey game..Vancouver vs Washington..I've finished my beer and popped back over my October goals blog to see how I'm doing..all in all I 'd say October has been a successful month. I'll wait for the 31 to do the whole recap but of note is the goal to spark daily and blog and get points...I've missed a few days logging in so I won't get that trophy and I've only blogged once in awhile but the best is I met my points goal a few days early..if I can get 1000 points in Nov and 1000 points in Dec I'll be at a new level by the new year :) woohoo....
I'm happy with my progress in all the goal areas and have been busy on November goals..mostly in my head...
Today was cold and windy but hardly got any of the rain forecast so our busy prep day for the cattle went quite good...hubby finished a bit of the corral cleaning, shredded bales for the herd in the newly cleaned corral...I moved vehicles around..to give room for the semi..fueled up the truck..we'll go to Assiniboia to watch the calves weigh tomorrow and then watch them sell and get the cheque on Tuesday... I helped do some work on the corrals..re-nailed up some slabs that had fallen down over summer, wired up some panels to make the corral a bit bigger..then we were off to round up the 2 home herds..they weren't as cooperative as we had hoped so it was a bit of a challenge...but they are all in the yard for tomorrow's early morning sort. A couple of the neighbors will come and help sort cows from calves, then we'll sort out some heifers to keep as replacements and keep back some smaller ones, etc.
For lunch today we had the rest of the deer stew..I added some new veggies to it...then I baked some oatmeal ginger cookies with raisins and walnuts for a snack with coffee after the semi is loaded tomorrow. I also did a bit of house work, vacuumed, scrubbed etc... So we're all set..even had time to give hubby a much needed haircut!!!
We used 2 quads to round up and by the time we were done we were very cold...hope it's not too cold in the morning! Of course it'll be lots of running so we won't stay cold for long!! I did find time to ride my bike for 30 minutes..my streak is coming along nicely..every day since I've been home from my daughters!!
Well ..it's always such an exciting time when we sell the calves..really our year's paycheque depends on it...
Thanks for dropping by..Keep on Spaarkin' Keep on Changing
Hope you're all having a great Halloween weekend
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance
Hi....watched the ball game and now ready to add a quick blog and off to bed. Tomorrow will be a very busy day getting the cows in for Sunday's sort and off to market :) The calf prices are very high this year so we're really happy with that!
I did some housework this morning, rode the x bike for 30 minutes, made deer stew for dinner..then went to town for parts..window checked the far away herd..I had the car..then to our close town which is in the opposite direction for mail..I also stopped at a friends house and bbrought her chicken soup..she has a cold, popcorn balls and lent her a book..Spark :)
I'm warming up for November's theme which is Hospitality, friendship and giving...heavy on the "tea" in hospitality :)
We decided against the flu shot for now..could still get them in Weyburn if we want. Hubby wanted to finish up the corral he was cleaning so the herd can be fed there while they wean on Sunday.
Had a quick supper of fish and chips..I just had fish and a salad...
Got 3 new magazines today so have some reading ahead of me..also started reading the book called the Shack.
Well, best get to bed..thanks for dropping by..keep on Sparkin' and keep on changing
Hi..just relaxing after a busy day..surfing the web..watching hockey and baseball at the same time..the Oilers won now lets see if Texas wins too...
I spent the day doing the farm books and the GST refund..quadded the south herd, made the peach jam finally and also made hubby popcorn balls (okay..I had a couple, too)....did some outside yard work and some inside housework....CHANGE must be near since this is Chaos.. anyone familiar with flylady.net knows chaos stands for can't have anyone over syndrome haha that about describes here..lino still in living room etc..hubby is still busy getting some of the corrals cleaned before we bring the herds all home and sort to sell calves on Sunday.. this is always a busy time here on the ranch....
I think we're going into town tomorrow to get flu shots and do some business....
Found this quote on facebook today...Change what you say from 'I have to" to "I get to" to experience gratitude... good advice..
Well thanks for dropping by..keep on Sparkin' ..keep on changing
Love Donna xox
Also found this cute joke....Woman on scale.."I don't think my Weight Watcher diet pills are working" Hubby..."These aren't diet pills..they're upside down.." haha
(Had to explain it to hubby..he didn't get that they were M&Ms haha)
Hi..I'm still working on my October theme of CHANGE..I looked up more quotes on change on the web so I'll have a new one for each day left until November...then I'll be on a new theme.
Today daughter went to see her dr since she felt she wasn't healing properly and the dr said she pulled out a bunch of stitches and needs 5 more weeks to recoup :( They are making out ok there so I won't go back up unless she asks me...
I went along to help at the community pasture this morning as we had 4 big panels to load and bring home..we had to use our own as the government wouldn't provide any :(...then we checked our far away herd and then had lunch out at town..had a burger and coffee and a small tiger tiger ice cream cone..a yummy Halloween treat...then we did some banking, picked up some groceries and then paid land taxes.
For supper I made a deer roast with mashed potatoes and veggies...peach for dessert.
Hubby has been back to cleaning corrals...got 7 loads hauled out tonight.
I've been surfing the web and watching the movie "Halloween" Jamie Lee Curtis is one of my fav actresses.. Also talked on the phone to my sister and found some used tractors on line for hubby to look at. Also went to the Maxine site and read some of her cute cartoons.. I love Maxine cartoons :) She always makes me laugh...
Well it's been quite a quiet day here..I've been doing some cleaning and sorting as I really have to dejunk my house and do some fall cleaning...too many days either gone or working outside...that will definitely be on my list of goals for November..for now I'll leave the cob webs for free Halloween decorations...haha.
Thanks for stopping by..keep on Sparkin' and Keep on CHANGING
Hi..another cool and rainy day...did some beauty pampering today while hubby was gone to town!! I dyed my hair..much needed and overdue!! Then I did a micro-derm abrasion for all that old dead summer facial skin :) manicure and pedicure and then even curled my hair :)
Now I feel very pampered :) woohoo.
I'm just sitting down to watch the movie..127 hours and thought I'd write a quick blog...I just got off the phone with my oldest sister and we had a good visit...
This afternoon hubby and I checked our cows and then he worked on the corrals...
I made a peach crisp for hubby and still have a few peaches to do something with..maybe jam tomorrow?
It probably won't dry up enough to haul bales until after the weekend when we round up and take our calves to market for the sale on Nov 1. At least we avoided the snow :)
I wore my exercise clothes and did my 30 minutes on the exercise bike... still want to do my daily writing in the new journal...
Well..I best get on to my handwritten journal..thanks for stopping by..keep on sparkin' and keep on changing
PS ...I also did some window art this afternoon..painted a Halloween picture on the kitchen window for decoration...