Monday, August 10, 2009

Our new addition.

Meet zucchini. Yes another cat named after a vegitable. What can I say we're odd ducks like that. He's awful cute though :) He needs to put on some weight and we're treating a gnarly case of ear mites...but other than that he's a healthy little goober.

Friday, August 7, 2009


My children are very mad at me, not upset, they are MAD! Mostly because I have the nerve to ask them to clean their rooms. Bella is angry with me because today she isn't able to go outside and play, this is because she decided to throw a TWO HOUR hissy fit last night at bed time. And she's been in full blown tantrum this morning too. I am getting very tired of this "testing" of me. She has it in her head that if she whines enough she'll get her way, I do NOT know where this idea has come from since it's never worked in the past.

They are all tired of each other..and of me too I think. The girls are looking forward to school, Vincent not so much - but I think he's a little excited to get back and see his friends. But he struggles more than they do. School starts on the 19th for the older two and the 20th for Bella, so bedtime routines need to be getting earlier again. My children are less than thrilled about it all. But to send a tired child to school is a cruel thing to do to a teacher.

Today I am planning on grating up about a bazillion zucchini, I have gotten smarter and borrowed my mom's food processor. Last night I spent over an hour slicing cucumbers, made a cucumber salad and a full container of just sliced ones. I'm also thinking about roasting some chili's up too. My tomatoes are beginning to turn red, but it's just been an oddly cool summer - it's as if we are a month behind weather wise.

I've applied for my hunting licences - fall turkey, deer (archery, rifle, and muzzle loader) And I need to get out to the field to sight in my bow and gun. And just to get my archery skills up. The spot I normally hunt has become PRIME ground, as corn has been planted almost right up to where I sit. We have some people coming from Michigan this fall to archery hunt. I'm pretty sure I'll be doing most of the guiding. I need to start working out more to rehab my knee..or I'm never going to make it up and down these hills. Not to mention making it up and down them carrying all my gear or dragging a field dressed deer.

Well enough too work!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Long day

Stacked wood myself. Now before you say "well why didn't that big galoot of a husband HELP you." I chose to stack it all by myself. I started at 7:30am and finished at 1:00pm. And I seriously need to work on my tie in's. My first one fell and I had to redo it...after picking up the stack of wood I'd just done. But oh well. Anyway it's all good and we have almost all of our wood put up for the winter. We have 3 rows that are about 20 feet long and 6 feet high. So I'm pretty darned proud of myself, not to mention it gave me some time to myself because it was WORK and no one wanted to be

Tomorrow I have to process more chokecherries in the morning. But more than likely I'll just be freezing the juice. I need more jars to make jam and I won't be getting those until Tuesday.
And we have a funeral to go to that evening.

It's sad when friends pass away, but I'm glad that he's not in pain anymore. It makes me crazy when people say "they are in a better place" or "everything happens for a reason". When people who are close to us pass, we miss them and it sucks and there isn't anything one can say to make it suck less. But he LOVED life, and we plan to celebrate it. I also plan to remind his wife to have the nervous breakdown she deserves. Feel what you hell with the "be strong" crap, if you need to cry, cry if you want to scream, scream. Do what you need to do to get through the day.

Anyway hug those you love every day, mostly because you should anyway:)