Wednesday, February 13, 2013
My day started out great: I got up early and got a cow taken to the butcher. Step one down. Went to the grocery store. Step two down. Got grain for the other cows. Step three down. Got gas in my gas guzzler of a truck-pulling a stock trailer. Step four down. Dropped a gift of bread off to a friend. Step five down. Went home, and down it went.
I thought I'd put the horses in the front paddock and catch the sneaky little heifer that sneaked in with the bull calves we were selling. I had the bright idea I would run her down the chute and put her in the stock trailer then get her back with her mom. Sooooo, I drove down the pasture with the stock trailer hooked on the truck. I was baiting the horses into the front pasture. And sunk my truck and trailer into their axles in the mud. Ugh! Double Ugh! I just want to scream, but it wouldn't be enough to get out my anger! It's so stuck, our tractor wouldn't pull it out. So, hubby came home and tried to undo my booboo. Didn't work.
I had planned on feeding the cows out back and then going back to town to get Ken's Valentine's Day gift: a recliner. But no! I had to bury my truck in the mud! So, called a friend and they brought out the recliner. Step six down. Thank you Tom and Jan!! You're the best ever!!
I like to see if I can get all the chores done before he gets home from work so he can just change his clothes and kick back and have a restful evening. But it didn't happen as planned today.
I want to close saying that although that muck thing got a little dirty (haha) and tried to derail me, I still had a good day and night with Ken. So there! I managed to get in over 14000 steps because of all the walking from front pasture to the house!!!
I also learned something about myself (many people have tried to tell me, but i wouldn't listen): I'm stubborn! Well, duh. I knew that, but now I have had that thrown back in my face. I learned that as soon as you get stuck, don't go back and forth 20 or 30 times (seriously, this is no exaggeration), because you only get stucker and stucker!! And look like a big sucker! And it's gonna cost you something. I am humbled thinking of how silly I was to keep going back and forth and how funny it would be to see it on film!
Oh by the way, someone's coming over in the morning to get the truck and trailer unstuck! It's gonna cost me too, but that's the other thing I learned: Being a fool is expensive!