Saturday, December 06, 2014
Oh my gosh,
I am worn out from the Thanksgiving Holiday now I am facing Christmas and all that brings. I so enjoy getting together the few times a year, but as the years go by it seems like it tires me more and more.
Our Thanksgiving was filled with a ton of food, ( I did not over eat thank you very much) lots of family and friends and commotion in our home. I have what I like to think of as a pretty large home and it was filled to the brim with people spending the nights. All the bedrooms were used so we put up cots in the lower level to accommodate some and hooked the propane to the camper for others to sleep in. I had a total of 34 family and friends that decided to not only come for Thanksgiving but stay for a few days. Trying to keep everyone entertained and fed was the hardest job. Our carriages were put to good use as everyone enjoyed the outdoor fun. The hubby enjoyed giving Hay Rides with his Tractor pull and our woods lit up for the night festivities for trail rides.
By the time the last member rolled out of here on Monday after Thanksgiving I was ready to roll in, right into bed and stay, but no I had to go back to the Granddaughters and sit her house and dog until Thursday of this past week. As much as I love her I feel like the role reversal is not helping me out at all. I took off Thursday just before she got home at 7 and she had the nerve to call and ask me where I was. I laughed but she was serious said she was worried about me being out or gone. Hehehe....funny but true.
I spent the day today reprogramming my schedule so that I can get a few things in order before the big day on the 24th and 25th. Half my family well not half but my oldest son and his family and the hubby is going to be gone for all the month. They are leaving on the 12th for Thailand once again. So I will be the only one home to take care of the farm and animals. Well the only sane one that is. Hmmm I am not sure that is right either.
I have all the outside decorations up but for the life of me I can not find one of my main trees for the inside of the house. I have no ideal where it could be at the moment. I have everyone looking all over for it along with its decorations. Funny how things get lost lately.
I did manage to get all my dogs to the groomers for the holidays including my old girl Libby (Black Lab 16 years). I wasn't going to take her she has so many fatty tumors but I just couldn't do the others and not her. She got her ears cleaned, teeth brushed, nails clipped and a nice bath and groomed for the holidays. Now she is sporting a new collar with a bow on it. The monkey Snow ( The Husky) oh boy did she need it....they have an awesome blower to blow out that summer hair. She feels like silk fur now. The rest are short hair and just like to be pampered a little so they go for the fun of getting to ride in the big truck.
I am putting a few pictures up for the blog but nothing important. Just wanted to share some of my art work I have been doing.
Sugar before and after -- he's old but very cute. This took me almost two weeks to finish.
Here is my Shy Guy, yep that's his real name. This took me some time I just couldn't keep with it. I kept getting pulled away but it's finally done.
This one started out to be a sketch and then I went to water colors and before I knew it I was bleeding the colors and I liked it so I kept it clean and call it water fall.
Have a wonderful Holiday
Monday, August 25, 2014
Tomorrow is my Birthday....Happy Birthday to me. I feel so blessed and thankful for all that I have and the family and friends I have that share it with me. I wasn't going to do a blog, but hey why not, RIGHT?
I will keep it short and sweet. I have committed to loosing 20lbs by the time I see the doctor...which my appointment is not until October 21st. I was watching a TV show where someone loss 111 lbs in three months with some high intensity training and a good diet. I should be able to lose 20 in 2 months, a real deal for me or so I was hoping for. Today...I got an email...saying that there is an opening on Sept...8th and that my doctor has requested to see me. I am not going to be able to get that 20 in 12 days so I have to set a new goal. But, I will not give up trying.
I have a busy schedule coming up over the next week...all based around my BIRTHDAY. Some dinners out, some traveling, some shopping, and a massage that is a present from my Granddaughter Alexandra with lunch included tomorrow morning.
But, I woke up to the most beautiful present that I think I have ever been given and I have been given some pretty awesome presents throughout my years. Right in the middle of my yard my husband and grandson Jacob, set out to assemble and put up something that would just take my breath away. Then they waited around until I woke up so they could see my face when I opened the door for the first time and saw it there.
It's amazing, stands a little over 12 feet high and is sculpted after one of my favorite horses of all times. I am so thrilled to have it there........and it is an original one and only. I am adding a photo so I can share it with all of my Spark Friends.
I am sure it will outlast me by many years to come. My grandkids have already taken dibs on it to see who gets it if an when I am no longer here or in need of it.
I want to thank each and every one of you that took the time to wish me a happy birthday. It's the best one yet but there should be so many more to come.
The main gift!
One from my grandson that he did with his own hands and heart. It will be replacing this one.
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