Just a quick blog ..I'm so busy this week haven't had much free time..almost time for the granddaughters to come for swim lessons..they are coming Sunday and lessons start monday..
We were gone to Moose Jaw for the weekend and had a relaxing get away..stayed at a nice hotel with a pool and hot tub and enjoyed some down time..
Now it's been busy..busy..busy...
Hope to have a bit of free time this weekend..then I can catch up on the blogs..
Still so hot and dry here..we need rain to save our crops and pastures..been watering the garden almost daily and I sure wish I didn't plant so many flowers in pots this year...live and learn..
We've been busy with the cattle in the home and community pastures..we had a round up last Thursday..a real scorcher of a day..the pasture truck has one of those thermometers in the mirror and it was 119 F..yikes..too hot to spend hours out on the quad..I'm tough though....it was an unoffical temp as the local news had a lower temp for that day...
Well..best get to bed as we are having another round up tomorrow...
Take care and keep on Sparkin' and thanks for dropping by..
Hope you're all having the best summer ever!!
woohoo..just 5 months til Christmas...(a cooling thought..haha)
Hi..I can't believe I've missed so many days of blogging...tomorrow is the last day of the Calgary Stampede...then maybe things will get back to normal around here.
We've been having an awful heat wave and things are very crispy here :) been trying to water my garden and keep it alive..hubby is struggling with the hay as the cutting is going fine but the window to bale is very small..a couple hours in the morning..after the dew and before the scorching heat..the crops and pastures are also suffering and all my lawn grass is dead...
I have been spending hours and hours on the quads in the pastures checking the herds while hubby has been haying..we went up to Weyburn to get our truck from the repair shop..been too hot to do my 5k training..it was really helping move the scale...
Tonight is a little cooler and we've had a couple of showers of rain today..nothing to measure yet but we are hopeful more will come...
Things are mostly ready for the granddaughters to come for swim lessons..I've planned lots of craft and cooking camp ideas..thanks Pinterest..and made up treat bags and wrote out 20 joke of the day jokes...their room is already, too.
I'm helping put on another bridal shower the day before the girls get here...so need to make a cake for that...the first practise wedding cake for my niece has been made and I think I'll try a couple more recipes before I decide on which one I'll make...
This week is tracking fiber on the 5% starfish summer challenge..I did really great with fiber today..had all bran for breakfast and that helps..didn't lose any weight this past week..so here's to a better week...
The heat and being so busy has left me with less energy than usual..so hopefully I'll soon get my energy back..
Thanks for dropping by and keep on sparkin'
Hope you are all enjoying your summer..summertime and the living is easy....
Hi..hubby wanted to go to the Calgary Stampede this year..it's the 100th Anniversry..then after we got back from Vegas he didn't want to be in all the crowds after all...then he changed his mind again and wanted to go..so I looked for tickets and it's all sold out so we are just watching it on TV....it's on for 10 days. Today was the parade and day one of the rodeo and the chuckwagon races.
So between work today we watched all of it on TV...we started the day by checking the community pasture west herd and found a neighbor's bull had jumped in and broke some fence :(....we also went to town for mail and fuel, I went to the well for drinking water and hubby baled some hay.....
So we really got lots done today..I also weeded and watered in the garden and mowed some grass, too...
While the stampede was on I did some preps for when the granddaughters come fore the swim lessons...just a few more weeks...the lessons start on July 30...it will be here before I know it!!
This week hasn't been very good for my tracking on the 5% challenge and tomorrow is weigh-in....I missed a few days of tracking my food and the days I did track most of them I was over..not by much but just over...next week should be better since it's tracking sleep and I can do that..well ..in my sleep..haha..
Being gone for a couple meals, especially the inlaws Anniversary buffet :( hasn't helped....
Well..best get to bed..thanks for dropping by ..keep on Sparkin'
Have a great weekend..maybe I'll get a little hammock time.....
Hi..we did make it down to Plentywood for the July 4th/100th Anniversary fireworks last night and they were great....counting the "unoffical ones" they lasted over 2 hours...we parked up by the airport and looked down at the city and had a great view....we put the tailgate down on the truck and sat on a blanket...by the time it was over we were quite eaten by mosquitoes and everyone else had left and we waited for the crowds to thin out in Plentywood..but the line up at the Cum 'N'Go..was brutal...so we headed straight home..and got home after midnight.
Today was a busy day...we worked in the pasture for the morning and then hubby went back to cutting hay and I watered my garden and then checked the 5 herds of home cows....did some housework...hubby worked til dark and we had a late supper..I went with the quad to see if he needed a ride back to his truck and the sunset was spectacular..wished I had my camera along!!
Well..time for an early bedtime as we had a late night and early morning...
Thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'
Hope your summer is everything you hoped it would be...I'm enjoying mine...
...and the new emoticons...need to do this tomorrow...
Hi..I'm on to my July goals...time to catch up a bit...
July's theme..Buy some Happiness
(from the book The Happiness Project..more on that later..)
Refresh Spark page
Track exercise -> aim 1000+
Track points -> aim 1000+
Drink lots of water -> aim 10+ daily
5% Summer Challenge..Go Starfish!!
Well..I already refreshed my Spark page..to look like the beach :) and lots of starfishies....need to find more pictures of starfishies....or beaches ..haha..
We had a busy day in Weyburn, got the truck dropped off to repair the deer damage...did lots of shopping..preparing for swimming lessons with the granddaughters at the end of July...and took hubby's parents out for lunch for their Anniversary today....when we got home neighbour needed some help and welding on his haybine, then hubby was back to cutting our hay..then we are having a late supper..in 10 minutes..then off to Plentywood and take in some of their 100th celebration and the 4th of July fireworks!!
I really need to focus on some serious relaxing for July as my body is getting kind of tired out...so last night after hubby came in from cutting hay we relaxed out on the patio furniture and enjoyed a beer and the spectacular light show of a distant lightning storm (maybe not too smart to sit under a tree on a metal chair in a lightning storm..but hey..life is an adventure..live dangerously.haha)
Thanks so much for dropping by..hope you can take some time to relax today and if you are from the USA enjoy your holiday!! Keep on Sparkin'
Hope your summer is full of the things you love....watermelon, pool time, flip flops, hammocks...whatever makes your summer fun :)