Friday, May 30, 2008

No Sex in the City for me ;(

So, I was supposed to go to Sex and the City tonight with my friend Kari and another friend of hers. My dad showed up. I'm glad he's here, but sad that I have to skip the movie tonight. We may go tomorrow, but I wanted to go tonight.
Well, that's the update for now.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A good ending to a tough start

So, even though I had a tough start. The day ended up being great. IT RAINED! Not a lot, but it was needed so badly and it has been misting ever since, so a good soak is appreciated.
The best news of the day. I booked my plane tickets to D.C. I am visiting the lovely Carol Aimee and her wonderful children, Colin, Erin, and new baby girl (name still being debated). Oh, I guess Mark will be there too, sorry Mark. I am excited to teach the kids the proper way to play with a farm set. I am going to cook Carol wonderful food too. She is going to help me put together a scrap book.
I don't scrap book, but was given an entire scrap book with paper and stickers and accessories for our wedding, it is of course, all wedding related. I thought of regifting it to someone, but as I don't know any other women who do this, it doesn't seem like the gift that would keep giving, more like the gift that keeps regifting. Anyway. Carol said if I brought the stuff, she would love to help me. She has all the scrapbooking toys, so that will be good.
I am looking forward to this laid back, hang out with my friend trip. I'm sure to other people it would be completely boring, but Carol and I can talk for days and never get board.
I spent plenty on my ticket, but considering prices lately I got a steal and only have to drive 17 miles to the local airport. I did the map with driving further and it was cheaper to not drive and go from home.
YAY. I get a vacation.

A little better, but not the best!

I am feeling better, but it is still a tough go today. My sinuses are still completely filled and making me miserable. I must admit, it seems that I am having a huge effect on my motivation. I have a list of things to do. Write out bills, balance check book (preferably before writing out the bills), mess with digital camera so I can use it for bible school next week and download pictures into the daily powerpoint, finish bulletin for church and get it run off, and make sure I have all my stuff together for Sunday, I wouldn't mind having the sermon done too.
Tomorrow night, I have my husband convinced that he can take me to the Sex and the City movie. I actually may not take him, but he said he would go. I actually would rather take my friend Kari, the movie really is a "girls night out" thing. Time will tell as tomorrow progresses. I just can't wait to go see it.
So, I better get a move on. I have lots to accomplish.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I hate my sinuses!

I am in the midst of the 3rd sinus infection in about 6 months. I feel like I just got over the last one...It started with the sniffles yesterday and I didn't think it would be a big deal. I even mowed the lawn for the first time. This morning, I woke up and my head has been throbbing and my sinuses have been hurting ever since. I also switched to the puffs plus with lotion. (I keep a box on hand for such nose emergencies)
This is such a bummer that I feel so crappy because the day was kind of mine to do with as I wished. I had plans of doing some window shopping and looking for a pair of black pants. Instead, I did the no nonsense shopping, like groceries, grabbed a bite to eat with Dustin, stopped and got a shot, and then I came home. I have been vegging in from of the TV ever since.
Not fair, but at least I am feeling better tonight. I hope this one goes away before I have to go on antibiotic. So far I haven't been able to shake these without meds. So, hopefully this will be different.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I can't believe it has been so long...

I have pictures to eventually download and post and stories to go with them, but there just isn't time now. I have to clean my kitchen so I can get some work done. I had two giant bowls of tomatoes that I froze last year. Yesterday I got them out, skinned them and today I should be ready to make tomato juice. After I get the juice made I will have to can it, but that shouldn't take too long.
I just fed Dustin and his parents and everyone went to the field, except me who is here on standby until they need me. I also need to get a pork roast in the crock pot. If all goes as planned it should be a productive day, but lately things have not been going according to plan, so I am refusing to get my hopes up.
I have to reorder my onions. My chickens got in my garden and ripped up most of my hard work and my onions and tomato plants are toast. Dumb chickens! Some days I would ring every little neck, but then I'd had to clean them...oh well.
I think I will close my eyes for a couple minutes in the chair and then get the show started.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I went for the desert! I was denied

I went to the nursing home today to represent my church at a volunteer appreciation. I thought it was at 12:30, but it wasn't in my planner, so I went to church to check the letter. The letter said 2:30. So, I did some work, getting everything for Sunday ready, except for the sermon. So, I went at 2:30 and there were no volunteers there, no dessert. The volunteer coordinator wasn't there. There was a program for residents going on, so I couldn't find out what was going on, so I left. So, I went for the desert, instead, I went to the bank, I ran to the store, I went home. I went and road with Dustin in the tractor. Eric and Clarissa came out and Clarissa wanted a tractor ride, so she did that and then I brought her and Eric to our house so she could feed the chickens. They just left and now I am going to go back out to the tractor.
Good news on the travel front. I believe that I can go see my friend Carol in July. I'm planning on leaving the 12th and hopefully can stay for a week or nine days. So far, I think I have found a reasonably priced ticket, so Washington, DC, here I come. YAY me!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Trinity Sunday!

Does anyone have any thoughts. I am just burnt out this week and the thought of having to think about Sunday has given me a few hives. Technically, I have been taking vacation days to farm, but I still have to think about Sundays. So, I have to take some time to make sure worship is together. It is starting to rain, so I am home right now, trying to catch up around the house a bit.
So, I send out my plea. If anyone has any thoughts about the upcoming Sunday. Let me know.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It's fun to surprise someone!

My mom was so surprised when I came into the house. She didn't see me pull into the drive, so she was in the kitchen and very confused when Molly went running in and jumped all over her. We didn't do too much of anything. We sat around and visited and walked around the garden to see what was finally growing. My dad gave the dog hair cuts and baths, they are are a lot cuter. I stopped in my home town on the way home to get local potatoes, they are sooooo good. I came home late yesterday afternoon. I stopped in Jamestown to have a pie at Perkins with Dustin and then I came home and got dishes in the dishwasher put away and got some supper ready. I made grilled fish with lemon and capers, rice with herbs and garlic, and rhubarb bars that my mom sent home with me.
Today I am home and will help when Dustin gets home from town. I want to clean up the kitchen and living room a bit. I have dishes to take out of the dishwasher and some papers to go through. I also want to get the bedroom clean and laundry figured out. Since our washing machine plumbing isn't right, I'll need to do a few loads at my inlaws' today. We are not sure how we are going to solve the plumbing problem yet. Apparently a front load can not be plumbed the same way as a top load because it uses so much less water. By the way, the idiot repairman's solution was for us to buy another new washer. Ummm, no, we'll just figure out the better way to plumb it. He was an absolute jerk. He was condescending and arrogant, just annoying. He figured out my problem, but really, that's about all.
Well, I better get to it.
later all

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mom Day!

To all the moms I know and love. I write that now because I am going spend tomorrow with my mom. So, have a great day everyone!

Friday, May 9, 2008

I hate waiting!

I have taken some days off this week to help around the farm. Currently, I am sitting at our house waiting for the washing machine repair main. My brand new Kenmore is causing me problems. Like it won't want and keeps showing a code P35 for those who may speak Kenmore. Anyway, I looked up code in the book and it said, "Call your repairman." so, I am waiting for the repairman who said he was coming right now. Right now was about an hour ago and I live 20 minutes from town.
Oh well.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I'm sore, I'm exhausted, I worked my butt off!

Today I am one kick butt farmer. I have taken most of this week off so I could help Dustin get the new planter up and running because it should have been up and running last week. Anyway. I have been crawling up and down off the planter, I have been measuring fertilizer hoses, attaching hose clamps, putting stuff together and I ROCK!
I love it when I can actually do something to help and it makes a difference. I do not get in a lot on working on equipment. 1)I'm not mechanical 2) most of the time my contribution to working on equipment is, "Here, hold this." Okay and then I hold the part."3)I'm usually at work and not home.
Today was cook because Dustin said, "can you put that together?" And I did it, how I wanted and did a really good job. I'm so proud.
Good night.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Monday was great!

I just got home and it was a great evening. Dustin and I had supper with Eric and his daughter. After that, the four of us went to see friends who were in town. Dustin's friend Saul and his family moved to TX last year and were back for his grandfather's funeral. It was so good to see them. Saul's wife, Alexis, and I were just starting to really get to know each other when they left, it was good to see her. Her and the kids may come out tomorrow to see the chickens and some of the calves. That should be fun.


I know that it is a strange statement, but it is my day off and I love it! Dustin is at the ambulance today, so the day really is all mine. I like having days to myself, they are important and if Dustin didn't have work at the ambulance at least once a week, I wouldn't get them as much as I like. He doesn't always get that I like to spend a day at home without it being productive, sometimes, you just want to goof off. Today is that day for me. I have some little things I want to get done, but nothing pressing. I'm going to go out for lunch and enjoy my day. I have some things I want to go through in the house too, we are in the process of rearranging and so on, so it's better to do it and ask for forgiveness later. Luckily, Dustin has liked everything I have done, even if he didn't know I was going to do it. I'm going to continue enjoy my day.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

"I'm glad you came out tonight."

It was a bit of a bumpy afternoon on the farm today, but it ended well. After having to lay under the corn planter pounding on bolts and getting really dirty. After getting the airseeder filled again so Dustin could go to the riverbottom, it ended up being a nice ending to the day.
Dustin went to seed the riverbottom field and asked if I could bring him food. So, I scavenged for food in my MIL's house and came up with a sandwich for each of us, a cinnamon roll to share and a squirt. I decided to ride in the tractor with Dustin while he was seeding. I hadn't done that forever, just gone out and rode with him, in the first weeks and even the year of our engagement, that use to be a date, it sometimes would be the only way we could see each other.
As we were driving the tractor back and forth and he was explaining the finer points of driving the airseeder and tractor, he got very serious.
"I'm glad you came out tonight. You know however bad a day goes, you are always the one that makes it better. You know me and you love me and you are always there for me. I'm glad that we are in this together."
It was a little mushy, but I have to say, this is one of the reasons I love this man. He isn't scared to be mushy sometimes, he tells me he loves me and he tells me how important I am to him. I realize lately that we have formed a great partnership, a loving marriage, a bond that I come to cherish more all the time.
I realize that when I have a bad day, I want him to be the one at the end of mine too.


Hello all. It felt good to come home from church today. I was just so tired and wanted to come home and finally did.
After church I went to my inlaws for dinner and from there helped Dustin treat some wheat seed with fungicide. Okay, he treated it and I stood there and got things so he didn't have to contaminate things with his chemical gloves. I then went up to the field and helped him fill the airseeder and he began seeding wheat and I came to our house and I'll be here until he calls and then I'll go to the farm to help with the cornplanter.
I was going to throw a pork roast in the crock pot, but alas. I BROKE THE CROCKPOT! I was placing the roast in and it was still a little frozen. I dropped the roast and it cracked the bottom of the crockpot. It was a total fluke, it had to have hit the bottom perfect to break it. So, now I need to find out if I can order a new insert. If I can't, I'll buy the crockpot with the timer I want. But, it sucks anyway. I use my crockpot all the time, so it is not something I can't live without for long.
I finished painting the accent wall in my bathroom yesterday and decorating it too. I think that I have the bathroom where i want it finally.
Well, I want to get my kitchen spic and span before I need to go back to working on machinery. (You know, working on farm equipment isn't something I ever pictured myself doing, but while I just help, I think it is really cook to think about how much I learn.
Better go shine my sink.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

It's cold, windy and if it is going to be like this...

I wish it would rain! We could use the moisture. I would love to work on my yard some tonight or tomorrow, but it is supposed to get windier! I am waiting for the telephone guys to show up at the church. The phone system has been switched to fiber and everyone has to make an appointment to have their places updated, I'm at the church and they should have been here a half hour ago.
Oh well.
Good news on Dustin's job front. They have decided to do a management team which pairs him up with two other people to oversee two services and some homeland security stuff. It should work really well, so it feels good to know where we are at and that we can make this work.
Dustin is planting wheat today. Finally we are going in the field! We will then move onto corn and beans. It should go fast once we get going.
I am going home after the phone guys get here. I have to go through some things at home for a charity rummage sale that my MIL's senior citizen's group is having. It's a great way to clean out my house and I don't have tons of stuff left for Sunday, nothing I can't get done at home today or tomorrow.
I haven't written on my flylady progress in awhile. It is going pretty well. Our house is still a bit disastrous, it's so small that when one thing is out of place the whole thing has the feeling of chaos. I did get the entry looking good and thankfully it is staying that way. So, that makes me feel good. The sink is shined most of the time, well, half the time. It keeps me on top of filling the dishwasher at least.