Monday, May 14, 2012
Hi..this will be a quick blog as I need to go to bed soon because tomorrow is a busy day..branding!!
We really had FUN at the 50th Anniversary last night...hubby cousin has the most beautiful yard..like a park, and beautiful, emormous home!! They had a huge tent up in the yard and the pot luck was delicious!! Good thing we have a couple high energy days to burn off some of the extra calories...too much fun :)
Today was a great mother's day!! 2 of my 3 kids called, hubby gave me a card and roses, son said he mailed a card so I should get that next week :)
We spent today getting ready for tomorrow..we get some neighbors over to help so I need to plan a menu that can be completely made ahead of time without me in the house..I've gotten really good at that..this is the 35th time..haha :) I usually do some beef raosts but we are out of roasts..just all this dang bull burger so we're having burgers...I BBQed them already and then will put them in the crock pot with fried onions and BBQ sauce on low..yum yum...I'm also going to try crock pot baked potatoes (saw this on Pinterest) scrubbed and foil wrapped..the cooking times are 8 hours on low or 2 hours on high so I'll do a bit more than 1 hour on high, while we put the cattle in the corrals then turn them to low for the rest of the morning...we never know what time we'll eat as just when ever we get done...the sides are micro waved cream corn, leftover marinated pasta salad, pistachio salad, cold canned beans, burger buns lettuce, tomatoes, cheese...dessert is boughten pumpkin pies and canned whipped cream, I also made a chocolate cake and some oatmeal coconut cookies....yes it's taken me almost all day..I also cleaned house and helped with lots of the outside stuff, working on corrals, hanging gates, moving critters around, hauled heifers to pasture, found all the stuff we need for tomorrow..syringes, branding iron, needles, tags etc...then we rounded up the big herd of pairs..actually I used the quad and hubby lured them in with bales in the shredder..it went great :) but now I'm beat!!
So now I'm off to bed so we can get up bright and early and start with the cattle..
Hope you all had a great Mother's Day...the weather is so great here..and tomorrow is supposed to be great too :)
Thanks for dropping by..keep on Sparkin'
The last day of the starfish 5% challenge was yesterday..I was really pleased with my results since I lost 8 pounds which was quite close the the 10.5 I was aiming for :)
Don't let any one take away your SPARKLE!!