Week In Review – #19


This week has been a long one but fast one.  Don’t know if that makes any sense…  When we have vacation plans it seems like the time drags on.

This was a horrible week at work.  I got a virus through an email that totally locked up my computer.  My company immediately caught it and quarantined my PC along with my user id.  It was almost a full day before I got another computer and was up and working again.  That’s a long time for me when my entire job is done on a computer.

Then I must have gotten my own virus from someone!  I’ve been down for three days with a nasty cold.  As we leave on vacation Monday morning.  I’ve got to get this mess cleared up or my flight will be miserable.

Grandma is back to her old self.  She’s walking the halls whistling like a canary! (Bwhahaha! Just made me think of It’s A Wonderful Life!)  anyway, she’s doing quite well.  She had lots of company here this week.  That’s a good thing because I haven’t felt good enough to be around her very much.  Don’t want her to get this cold.

This weather!  It’s a miracle that we aren’t all down with pneumonia!  Our high Thursday was 78 degrees!  Then Friday it was all down hill.  Started out warm enough but quickly turned cold and nasty!  Dropped to 46 very windy degrees by middle afternoon.

I’ve got a lot to get done today so I am going to cut this short.  Even though I won’t be here this week my Giving Thanks posts will still go up! 🙂  I’ll be checking in!


Week In Review – #18


So my week in review generally starts with Sunday… {{sigh}} I spent the morning sitting for my hubby’s co-worker.  They got called to work and he had his little girl.  The only way he could go to work was if I kept her… could I say no?  NEVER!  After about 4 hours of coloring, cartoons, walks, and swinging she went home with her daddy, happy to have spent time with Monica.

Then, it was time once again to get those leaves off the yard.  I look forward to those leaves changing colors so much!  But this is not the part that I look forward to at all!  I think I am getting too old for this type of work.  I ache all over! 🙂

AHHHH, got our voting privilege taken care of and after along night on pins and needles awaiting the results; we are happy here at our home with our new President Elect! 🙂  My dad said he was moving to Canada if Trump and/or Blunt won… Wonder if he needs help packing {{{Giggling}}}!

Our middle daughter came over on election night and brought her “boyfriend”.  {{{UGH}}}  We were nice but I sure hope this one doesn’t last!  Enough said on that topic.

I missed the Yarn Along post his week which is frustrating to me!  I forgot all about it until I was about to go to bed on Wednesday night.  Ahhh, well, wasn’t much change from the previous week anyway.  I have been plugging along at Giving Thanks though.  Each day there is something to be thankful for.  Trying to open my eyes to everything and appreciate it.  Some times I just get so busy with life that I don’t think about things like I should.

Last night hubby and I made a quick trip into the city to purchase him a nice big tool chest.  His shop is such a disaster and he can’t find the tools he needs.  I hope this weekend he can spend some time out there getting it together.

That’s really about all our week has been.  There are no cattle or chickens to talk about anymore.  There are only a few pieces of haying equipment left to sell.  If it weren’t for the cold I would be actually looking forward to this winter… no outside work! 🙂

Hope your weekend is a blessed one!

Week In Review – #17


The closer we get to the end of the year the faster the weeks seem to go!  🙂  Won’t be long and it will be Christmas!  This has been a pretty great week!  Great as in:

  • The weather has been awesomely fall!  My flowers in my flower bed are still blooming like crazy.  It looks more like April around here (except there are no leaves on the trees).
  • Our middle daughter has come back around.  After 4 weeks of being absent from our home she has had a change of heart.   For right now she is still living with a friend but we hope to gradually change her mind on this subject.  We have a rental that she may be able to move into after the first of the year… 🙂
  • Hubby has found a toy to replace his cows and hay equipment!  A beautiful H3 is his new “toy”.  He deserves something nice after all the hard work he has put in our farm all these years.  imag1633
  • A day off in the middle of the week to go with Hubby to pick up his new toy.
  • Worked out 3 days this week!  Lots of hard planning and running hard to get it in but I did it!
  • Last night we went to dinner and a movie with our very old friends!  He was the Best Man in our wedding. We’ve been trying to “rekindle” our old friendship as we all transition into “post” children living.  They are grandparents and I hope that we aren’t for a while yet

That’s really about all I have to share from the week.  It’s been kind of quiet this week… just the way I like it!  Hope you all have a great weekend!

Week In Review – #16


Another week has come and gone.  It’s been an emotionally hard week but I know things will work out given time.

Grandma:: is making great progress.  Her blood pressure is staying steady off the high blood pressure meds and she is working with the Physical Therapist to increase her strength and balance.  I am letting her do more and more on her own and she is beginning to have a good attitude again.

Son:: He is working hard to get a good grade this next quarter in Algebra 2.  He didn’t do so good the first quarter but he know how important the semester grade is to the recruiter. Given his ADHD history he needs to show that he can do well without his medication.  He is doing outstanding in cross country.  We are very proud of him.

Hubby:: Continues his workouts almost every night.  I know how much he needs them to keep his mind in good health.  That’s the way he let’s off steam. 😉  He’s had a rough week with our daughters.

Myself:: I did get out Sunday and Tuesday evening to workout.  Had meals ready for Grandma and our son.  Since he has no other chores, he cleans up dinner.  The other days I have been keeping up with laundry and basic house chores.  This frees me up a great deal to to enjoy the weekend.

Around the place:: Can’t really call it a homestead anymore if we aren’t working it, right?  Well, we are still selling off a lot of hay equipment and things that need to be used or they will “rot”.   Today I am using the leaf blower to get those leaves off the grass.  Then I will cut the grass.  I really need to get the old garden beds cleaned up.

Weather:: This has truly been a fall-ish week.  The temps have hovered for the most part from 68-74 degrees.  Today is warmer, 80 degrees.  The evenings range from 40-50.  It’s just the type of weather that I enjoy.

I hope you all have seen the post this week about the upcoming Giving Thanks Challenge.  If you have any questions just contact me through the Contact Page.  I’ll be happy to answer any questions.  I’ve changed from inlinked to Linky tools for my link ups due to the compatibility with WP.  Hope to see you on Sunday Salon and Giving Thanks Challenge 2016!

Week In Review – #15

week-in-reviewThe days of this week have been pretty much the same everyday.  Not one workout other than Sunday.  Can’t really say yet when I will be able to return to that routine.  Each night I am home cooking for Grandma and our son.  Then I do a load of laundry, not saving it all for the weekend.  This is freeing me up to do other things today! 🙂

The weather has turned cooler.  The leaves are at their peak I do believe.  Soon the trees will be bare.  There has been a couple days of down pouring rains.  I don’t sit and worry about the cows, calves, and chickens anymore that’s for sure.  I hated it when the weather turned bad and they stood out in the cold rains or snow.

Grandma is doing really good.  She is trying so hard to prove that she can be careful.  Every morning I put her on the scale and blood pressure machine that send the information to the nurse in St. Louis.  The blood pressure is staying good without high blood pressure meds.  It seems so strange to me since the Wednesday before she fell we were just at the Cardiologist and everything was good.  She is using the walker without whining and giving me fits about it.  I’ve had someone come in and stay with her for about four hours each day.  They help her get lunch and just keep her company for a bit.  This keeps her from wanting to talk my ear off when I come in from work too.  Don’t know how long we will continue this but I am really liking it.  The nurse and physical therapist came this week along with a lady who gave her a midweek bath.  Then I give her one on Saturdays. (can you see what is the biggest part of my week?  this paragraph is extra long)

It seems pretty strange here without animals.  Even our German Shepherd, Jada, has been wondering the fields looking for the cows; nose in the air…  She takes the same steps every night that our son would take to go take care of the chickens.  Around the pen to make sure all is well.  She misses them all too.

The Senior pictures came back this week.  The cows were in some of them and it really made us miss them more. 🙂  I don’t normally show our kids faces due to the adoption but I will because I am sure the biological mother is not here… I can’t share until I get the disk in the mail.  The website won’t allow me to save a picture or download it.

That’s really all that’s been going on around here.  Hope your week was a smooth and colorful week! 🙂



Week In Review – #14

week-in-reviewWorkout/Health: There has been none this week!

Around the farm: Last weekend we had a cattle buyer come by to see if he would be interested in our cows… That was depressing.  With Obama opening up the boarders not only to emigrants but also to the cattle market, our market is in the tank.  Bred cows that sold last year for $2300 are now only worth $700.  And if they aren’t far along in their pregnancy, they will abort and slaughter the cow.  Obama is out to ruin the small farmer.

Saturday our son had his Senior pictures taken.  I can’t wait to see them.  He did a great job.

Weather: Fall is here for real.  I love these cooler colorful days.  It has been in the low to mid 70’s every day and upper 40’s over night.  I want to light a bonfire and enjoy being outside!

Knitting: not much

Reading:  audio only…

NOW onto the real juice of the week… Grandma fell Monday evening.  Knocked herself out cold.  We went by ambulance to the hospital.  They sent us into St. Louis because the CT showed a floating fracture in her neck.

In the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday they determine it was an old wound that had calcified and was not threat.  Many tests done on Tuesday and I brought her home on Tuesday evening.

She needs a lot of care so I pay someone to come through the day while I work.  Home health set up a vitals stations so I only have to “hook” her up in the mornings and all her vitals are sent to St. Louis to a nurse.  I have to bathe her, fix all her meals, and give her meds..

It’s been a long week to say the least.  So sorry I have been absent from blog land.  I hope I can keep up with my new life.  It sure has changed in the matter of a few weeks!

God bless you all and I will post and comment whenever I can.

Week In Review – #13


  • Workout/Health: Life has changed around here and so has my workout.  Our daughter would pick up our son from cross country while I was still working out.  Now, Hubby goes to workout and I stay home Monday through Friday.  It’s only for a season.  Cross country will be over at the end of the month.  In the mean time I am watching what I eat and starting next week I will get out my trusty old workout videos and workout at home.
  • Around the farm:  We sold all the calves on Tuesday.  We only have 9 cows and 1 bull left.  They will stick around until after the first of the year.  It’s fall and we are going to be getting the wood split and stacked, ready to be hauled in soon.  The chicken coop will need to be winterized in a few weeks time.  The Maples and Sycamores are starting to change colors already.  Beautiful on the homestead!
  • Weather:  We had one 80+ degree day this past week.  Other than that it has been 62 – 75 glorious degrees.  One morning we had some rain and then yesterday considerable cloudiness.  I love being outdoors this time of year.
  • Knitting: Well I’ve done very little lately.  My mindless K3P3 pattern leaves me too much time to dwell on the recent past.  I’d rather stay busy doing my cleaning and meal preparing than re-thinking everything.
  • Reading:  Hasn’t been too bad.  It also helps to keep my mind busy.  I finished  Of Mice and Men this week.  It was a very short book but there were several days that I didn’t even pick up a book.  I’m listening to The Lotus Eater and I’ve still go 1001 Arabian Nights on my kindle.

That’s really about all there is to my week.  Adjusting to a new schedule and hoping to get back into blogging.   Hope your weekend is bright and full of beautiful color!

Week In Review – #12


  • Workout/Health:  I have been in a rut where my workout is concerned.  I’ve not seen any results lately so I decided to really kick it up.  {{UGH}} I have been so sore since Monday morning it actually hurts to breath! 🙂  THAT is SO AWESOME!  I’ve been told in order to burn more fat I need to build more muscle.  So, here goes! 🙂  I’ve cut way back on calorie intake but increased my proteins to build and repair those muscles that I am tearing down.
  • Around the farm:  Hubby bush hogged our place and it looks so much better.  He is still working on hay at other farms in the area and wishing he had not committed.  It’s very stressful trying to work a full time job and get a hay field cut and baled without it getting wet.  He should finish up this weekend though.
  • Weather:  Monday was a very nice day, pleasant with low humidity.  Then with the middle of the week higher temps and humidity returned.  I love the warm weather, it’s the humidity that I can do without.  I feel like I live in MS instead of MO.
  • Kiddos: Our son continues to do well.  He is highly motivated by having Cross Country… and keeping it! LOL!  DD2 is doing well and looking forward to fall break here real soon.  After fall break she goes into anatomy 2 for five days a week.  DD1 has not mentioned anything wedding related again.  She works constantly and is stepmother to two little boys. (she’s good at it too)
  • Extras:  SIL is still in the hospital having tests run.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Week In Review – #11


  • Workout/Health:  This week was not a good workout week.  And then I did a little bit of stress eating; which is never good.  Hubby had a round the clock shift one night, school board workshop another, and then hay cutting.  So we didn’t get to workout as normal.  Other than the little stress eating I mentioned we did pretty good not over eating.
  • Meal plans: Changed our days around a little bit.  Hubby likes the Mexican night and wasn’t home for the original scheduled night so we moved it.  We try to be flexible when it comes to everyone’s schedule.
  • Around the farm:  Blah…haying.
  • Weather:  The week started out gorgeously.  Then the humidity moved back in.
  • Kiddos:  Our son meddled for the first time in Cross Country event. This is his first year and only his third event!  Middle daughter is doing great in her college courses.  She’s got a tough semester: Anatomy I and 2 and an online mythology class. 🙂  Our oldest has not mentioned “wedding” plans again lately.  But she is talking more about the “step” children in her life.
  • Extras:  The end of an era…kind of sad to me.  I know it’s only a pool but it marked the year that our oldest learned to swim. We ran out and got a pool! 🙂  That was 16 years ago.  At this time we are planning on replacing the liner and keeping it.  I think I have had an identity crisis this week.  I got bored with the look of my blog and went playing around with different templates.  Still not sure.  I’m wanting something very fall-ish.

Week In Review – #10


  • Workout/Health: It’s more difficult to cook healthy and still feed our son who is a bottomless pit right now.  I buy three pounds of chicken breasts and there is never any “leftovers”.  I have to cook up six pounds at a time.  Salad, he doesn’t like so he won’t eat much.  But he does eat some.  He is running cross country in school this fall and will be doing track in the spring.  He is growing into quite a man! Sorry but I don’t share pictures of my family here because of adoption reasons…  Hubby is maintaining a great weight.  I just can’t seem to take any more off.  I do feel better working out though.  Especially after sitting at a desk all day.
  • Meal plans: Again, it’s hard to come up with meals that are healthy and filling.  Winter won’t be a problem as I can make filling healthy winter meals! 🙂  Chicken chili… OHHH I can’t wait for that one.
  • Around the farm: Right now it is pretty quiet.  But someone asked hubby to cut their hay again.  A second cutting is usually good but we are so flooded with hay and there is so much grass right  now we won’t be able to sell it.
  • Weather:  We had a nice break over the weekend but the heat has returned along with the outrageous humidity.  85* would not be back but the humidity makes it feel like 99* 😦  Thursday it did cool down a little and brought an occasional rain shower.
  • Extras: Grandma is talking about making her annual trip to Arizona again.  When she came back last time she swore she would never go again, “I’m just getting too old for travel” she said.  Bahahaha, I knew she would change her mind.

Week In Review – #9


The days are getting shorter!  I am looking forward to fall which also makes me cringe to think of winter coming so fast.  Here are a few highlights to wrap up my week

  • Workout/Health:  I’ve been feeling pretty good lately.  A little tired if anything so I started taking my women’s multi-vitamin again.  Not losing any weight, just maintaining.  Work out days for me are Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  This give me a few days through the week to keep up on the home so there isn’t so much to do Saturday.
  • Meal plans: Was a simple one this week.  Casseroles are always great.
  • Around the farm: There’s lots of grass for the cows with all the rain and mild temps.  Everyone is fat and happy!  Chickens have done so well through this summer heat.  They never stopped laying at all!  The grass has to be cut about every 5 days with our current weather conditions.
  • Weather:  The heat is back and it brought it’s ugly friend, “humidity”… LOL!
  • Extras: We left for the lake yesterday morning.  Hubby and I are spending two day here and then heading home.  Nice time together!

Week In Review – #8


Not a lot to tell this week.  There really hasn’t been much going on.  Getting back into a new routine with everyone in school and activities…

  • Workout/Health:  Took the week off.  More or less, I only worked out Wednesday and Thursday.  Hubby was out-of-town and I took the opportunity to get caught up on some things around the house.  Lots of errands to run.
  • Meal plans: Everyone is back to school.  Menu plan will be a little easier again.  Nothing spectacular but we are sticking to it best we can to make life easier.
  • Around the farm: There’s lots of grass for the cows with all the rain and mild temps.  Everyone is fat and happy!
  • Weather:  Been a cooler most of the week. Warned up here at the end with treats of storms.  It can’t decide if it wants to be August or October…
  • Extras:  Got some medical history from doctor on our son.  He will not qualify for the military at this time.  Looking into other options.  Maybe wait another year before enlisting.  God knows best!  I pray that His plan is made known to us so we know what path to pursue.

Week In Review – #7


I thought to really be back to blogging I need to get back to my regularly scheduled program! LOL! 🙂

  • Workout/Health:  My workout has changed a bit.  To keep my sanity I have had to go down to three/four days a week.  To keep his sanity my husband goes every day!  So far I am feeling better about my life being more rounded and not just so focused on my workout.
  • Meal plans: I make the meal plans and shop for the family.  My daughter cooks Monday – Thursday.  She’s a peach!  This gives me the 3 days plus one weekend day to workout.  Cooking takes a lot of time and so does working out.  I can’t seem to get them both done in one day.  She starts back to school next week but her schedule will still allow her to continue to help me.  I will try to make those meals easier on her.
  • Around the farm: I think we are ready to start selling things off.  The equipment that we won’t need is being prepared for sale.  The calves will go this fall and the breed cows will go after the first of the year.  We are just making another curve in the road of life.  Things change and we have to be realistic.  Hubby and I just can’t farm on our own and hold down full time jobs!
  • Weather:  This week we’ve had a break from the extreme heat that we were having.  I told hubby on Sunday that even though we have had a very hot summer we have no lack of rain fall!  We’ve had steady rain and then flash floods.  We really could cut the grass twice a week if it would stop raining long enough.

Week In Review – #5


The weeks sure are going fast.  I’m afraid if I blink the Summer will be over! LOL!

  • Workout/Health:  I only missed Monday and Friday working out this week.  Monday was a personal choice and Friday hubby put down some hay.  I’ve stayed on my healthy eating plan most of the week.  Only yesterday did I veer off just a bit.  There was a fundraiser at work for an associate who is losing his battle with cancer.  FOOD was involved so I did my part… One day won’t hurt.  We ate at Apple***’s and this is my favorite meal plus it only has 570 calories.  The onion rings aren’t mine by the way.  IMAG0548
  • Meal plans: Have gone very well.  I tried to make them simple this week.  Nobody really feels too much like eating after being out in the heat most of the day.
  • Around the farm: We got the tires on the baler Wednesday evening.  Amazing how quick they got here with free shipping!  Then last night hubby put down another 10 acres of hay.  Cows and calves are doing great.  The feeder calves are happy now that they can be turned out onto the hay field.  We feed them grain every evening as well to fatten them up.
  • Weather:  It’s been a long hot week.  Not a great week for working outside but as you have heard me say I like the heat.  We could use a little rain though.  Maybe after this hay field is done a good shower will come.
  • EXTRA – Our son has been doing really well the past couple of weeks. He is thinking clearly and working very hard.  That is up until the end of this week.  I don’t know if it’s too much too long of self control or what but he kind of lost his mind at the end of the week.  We have a meeting scheduled to meet with the Air Force recruiter on Friday July 1st.  I’m super excited about this.  Keep him in your prayers please!

Week In Review – #5


This week has been kind of busy in all the areas below because we try to cram too much into each week!

  • Workout/Health:  Hmmm, well, the weekend was kind of bad!  Much better than the weekend before. There was a gym at the resort but instead of working out I chose a massage/facial and some time by the pool.  Did not get a work out in on Monday because hubby had to work very late again.   Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday were the three days this week.  I am working on a new diet I haven’t “officially” started it yet but I am starting to eat the foods and get my grocery lists ready. (still reading the book).  It’s a healthy eating lifestyle not just another “diet”.
  • Meal plans:  Were good this week.  Looking for simplicity with our complicated busy schedules.  Will accept any menu ideas right now.
  • Around the farm:  Hay season officially began for us this week.  Hubby laid down the first field on Wednesday evening.  We hope to be finished by mid July.
  • EXTRA – Middle daughter started summer class this week, Microbiology, Monday through Thursday.  Our son is doing some work with my brother in law to help keep him busy.  Grandma is doing the same; reading, sweeping & mopping, crosswords…  The weather was absolutely gorgeous this week.  In the mid to upper 80’s with lots of sunshine. Then the heat kicked in yesterday, upper 90’s. My favorite time of year!  I haven’t got much reading or knitting done.  I tried to read by the pool but the book I had bored me to sleep!  For real!  and that never happens to me! LOL

Now that you have visited me and other blog friends, get out and enjoy your weekend if at all possible!

Week In Review – #4


There’s been a lot going on with me but it isn’t all work!!  Last Saturday we went for Memorial weekend to Eureka Springs AR on the Harley. It was a great trip. The weather cooperated and hubby and I enjoyed ourselves very much.  Now, on to the topics that I touch on each week.

  • Workout/Health:  Hmmm, well, the weekend was very bad!  We ate thing we should never touch!  Like brownie bites! mmmm so yummy!  To top that we couldn’t workout at all over the weekend.  There was no gym at our hotel as it was built in the 50’s (was nice and clean and comfortable!).  Getting back Monday afternoon we ran to the gym to get a workout in.  Tuesday hubby had to work late.  Wednesday we worked out.  Thursday I had a nail appointment (which means no workout for me).  Friday morning we left for our weekend at the lake.  This resort has a nice workout facility.  I found it right off and plan to get a good one in Saturday and possibly Sunday before we head home.
  • Meal plans:  It was a rough week.  I didn’t get any shopping done so we made meals with what we had in the freezer.  Not a bad thing as there is tons of food that needs to be cooked up.  We are making great progress in cleaning out the freezer this way.
  • Around the farm:  Happy, Happy, Happy.  All the animals are doing well and living off all the wonderful grass that is coming as a result of these rains and warm weather.  After we get hay done farming is a breeze! LOL!
  • EXTRA – Haven’t done much reading this week.    There hasn’t been much time for that.  I started a new work schedule.  For nine years I have worked seven hour days.  With my new boss I have so much to do that I need that extra hour to get it all done.  Now with our son being out of school I am going into work at 7:00 am and working until 3:00 pm.  Before I had an extra hour in the morning to get my posts finished and posted.  Now I am going to have to have them mostly ready before or totally ready and scheduled.

I hope that I don’t bore you or lose you this summer as I try to transition life a little bit for awhile.  I read blogs and comment on the via my phone while I am on break or waiting for appointments.  Sometimes it’s even while I’m at the gym.  Take care and I hope you have an enjoyable weekend!

Week In Review – #3


It’s been a busy kind of week.  One that, if I don’t put it down in words, I will soon forget it!

  • Workout: Oh, not good at all.  Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.   Well, I don’t guess that is too bad. a couple of breaks in there.  But I will be off all this weekend because the hotel we are staying at does not have a gym. 🙂
  • Meal plans:  Went off without a hitch!  I can’t say that every week!   Since I didn’t workout Monday I had the opportunity to grill my pork steaks and brats.  I covered them tightly and had our middle blessing put them in the oven to cook very slow for several hours the next day.  Makes for some wonderfully tender pork steaks!
  • Around the farm: The farm is quiet.  There has been a ton of rain.  You can hear the hay growing out there.  Dozens of eggs every week!  I have two families that buy up almost every egg we get.  I am thankful for that! 🙂
  • EXTRA – Finished Harry Potter #5, the pool is open but not yet ready to swim in (gonna have to warm up a lot!), we are leaving for our little weekend get away this morning, and I’ve made plans for everyone to stay occupied while we are gone.

I won’t  be blogging Sunday or Monday as I am not going to have computer access.  A couple days break won’t hurt.  I’ve been rather steady since I moved to WP.  I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Weekend and that you take a moment to remember those who served our country and died for our freedoms!


Week In Review – #2


There are some weeks that just don’t seem very exciting.  And, I’m okay with that!

  • Workout: Not really been a solid week.  I don’t go to the gym if my hubby can’t go too.  This week has been full of School Board stuff with graduation being tonight.  I go in only three days.
  • Meal plans:  Went pretty well.  The only change we had was our daughter wouldn’t be home for dinner on Thursday and she wanted the Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo.  So we had that on Wednesday night instead.  There wasn’t any new recipes this week.  And I normally make my Alfredo sauce from scratch but did not this time.  I need to teach my daughter how to make it though.  That’s part of my teaching them right!?
  • Around the farm: Sunday we moved the cattle to the summer pasture.  This is always a big job.  We run them across the back of our property, down a lane with a “fake” electric fence up.  It’s very important that ALL the calves get over with their mothers.  They have never done this before so they aren’t really sure what’s going on.  There are always a couple that don’t want to go.  Yep, it happened again.  I am getting pretty good at my herding skills, let’s just put it out there! 🙂 LOL!  Everyone is where they are supposed to be now and life is good.  Jada, our German Shepard, is amazing us more and more every single day.  Most recently she has kept a couple of dogs from coming into our yard.  We live down a private lane, a dead in road.  These two dogs, we know who they belong to, come through at least once a week.  She will bark and keep them out of the yard all day long.  My grandmother and inside dog just about lose their minds with all the barking.  I have to call the owners to come and get them.  She’s our baby and we love that she is watching out for us!
  • EXTRA – Got some knitting done, not much as I only sat and watched one Blues game this week.  But it’s something.  I’m also pushing my way through this 5th Harry Potter book.  It’s good it’s just that I don’t have a lot of time to sit and read.  Trying to make more time for it though.

Week In Review


It’s time for my first “Week in Review” post!  Wow has this week flown by.  As they all seem to do the older that I get! {{smiles}}  The week in itself was not very exciting one but it was active.  So let’s get at it shall we?…

  • Workout: It was a strong week of working out.  Normally I don’t work out on Saturdays because of house work.  This week I got my house work done early and went to work out with my hubby.  Followed by Sunday – Tuesday. (Working the cattle Wednesday was a workout in itself)  I’m running on the treadmill at a pretty good pace for my short legs, 4.7 for 16 minutes without pausing for a 30 second break anymore.  Since I always said that I’m not a runner and if you see me running it’s because someone is chasing me with a knife! Bwhahaha!!!!  Anyway, it was a great week.  My weight is down by 2 pounds…
  • Meal plans: The meal plans that I post in my daybook are for the kids and Grandma.  Hubby and I eat something entirely different.  Usually chicken or fish with veggies grilled on the Forman grill.  The new dish Southwest chicken bake was a hit!  So I will add it to my recipe binder. (I will share the recipe here soon)
  • Around the Farm: If we need rain, all we have to do is schedule the Vet to come and work cattle, which we did that last week.  And of course the day he was due to come we had rain on the radar!  Luckily we got done before the storms came through.  They are home grown cows (all born and raised here) so they are pretty easy to work.  Saturday we got a new heifer calf.  The mother is a first time momma and she’s doing really good!  The weather had been really nice, except for the storm that moved through on Wednesday.
  • EXTRA- Mother’s Day: was a wonderful day!  That’s all I can say! I enjoyed my family very much!  Blues are winners!  On to the next round! 🙂

Week In Review Introduction


The weeks seem pretty much the same but I thought I would start jotting them down here to keep track.  My mind is so full that it can’t be trusted to remember most things! LOL! Starting next Saturday I’ll address the following categories from Saturday – Friday of the previous week.

  • Workout: How many days and any great milestones to report, diet changes, etc.
  • Meal plans: Did we stay the course or did we veer off course?  What they thought of any new recipes that we tried.
  • Around the Farm: Whatever we have done this week.  Notes on new calves, our weather, etc.

Some weeks may be more exciting than other.  I hope that I can be real in this place and share things that are really happening in a real life!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and a BEAUTIFUL Mother’s Day!