We got a little snow this week.
Sunday, December 18, 2022
Sunday, December 11, 2022
We had a scare this week. Last Sunday, after our run, Ella slept. That isn't unusual as she is 14, but the next day she wouldn't move. She was exhausted, wheezing, and there was no life in her eyes. We got her to the vet and found out she had pancreatitis and pneumonia. She had to spend the week at the vet's. It was a long lonely week. Luckily, she is home and healthy. Almost back to her old self.
The Jeep has been sitting for 15 or so years. Our local mechanic gave it some TLC and it has roared back to life. He fixed it before our impending blizzard, since it doesn't have a top.
Are you ready for Christmas? Please, do me a favor and give your pet a little extra love this week.
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Actually, there isn't much of this or that. We didn't do much this week, except some Christmas shopping. I am now working on my second graduation quilt.
We took Ella for a long run. She was super happy to check out what was going on in the neighborhood. We appreciated the fresh air and stretching our legs.
We are all wore out. Walking in soft snow is a lot of work. We're you able to get out and enjoy winter? I hope so...
Sunday, November 27, 2022
I am thankful for my family...
The movie had it right, it's a Wonderful Life.
Sunday, November 13, 2022
I spent this weekend exactly the same as last weekend, quilting and butchering. I did have a pleasant surprise. I have a good friend who is a phenomenal quilter. I asked her to keep her eyes open for some fabric I passed on about three years ago. Something I regretted. Well, I found out my friend is a top notch investigator. She not only found the fabric, but got some for me. I am blessed, I don't know what I did to deserve such a good friend.
Sunday, November 6, 2022
Egads, I am tired. This weekend flew by. My husband harvested a nice buck on Thursday.
Luckily, it has been cold and I let the meat hang until Saturday morning. Some people say you should let them age for a week. I have never noticed a difference if I butchered that day or a week later. As long as the meat is handled properly.
I absolutely enjoy butchering our harvest. I canned 8 pints of stew meat. We made six 1 lb. summer sausages and 30 maple breakfast sausage patties. There are six roasts and five lbs. of jerky. It took me two days. I don't know how people can process meat for a living. My hands ache and my back is killing me. Still, it is worth the trouble.
That wasn't all I accomplished. One of my teachers had a baby shower. I have no children, so I had to ask my sister (she has five kids) what a new mom would need: lotion, diapers, and onesies. I got a cute little bear coat too.
Last, but not least, I finished cutting out the second quilt. There were a lot of pieces and it took way longer than I anticipated. I hope it goes together faster than it took to cut. I'm getting nervous, as I am a bit behind schedule.
Sunday, October 30, 2022
I celebrated my halfway point this week. My husband and I also celebrated our anniversary. This one was important because now he has been married longer than he was unmarried. It was a great week.
I guess I am odd since most people don't look forward to getting older. Heck, I'm fine with it. My life is fabulous, why wouldn't I be happy?
I'm afraid I don't have pictures for the week. I was pretty busy going to doctor appointments, dentist appointments, met with my nieces and watched them rodeo, cleaned up the yard, met a friend for yoga, broiled tomatoes, took the dog for a run, went duck hunting, made wine, put a winch on my Jeep, fielded various calls from friends and family, and of course spent quality time with my husband.
I dare old age to catch up with me.
Do you enjoy your birthday? Do you do anything special to celebrate?
Sunday, October 23, 2022
We took Ella for a walk this morning. It was beautiful and the weather was perfect.
Hope winter hasn't found you yet.
Sunday, October 16, 2022
There was frost on the pumpkins this week, so yesterday was the weigh in for the Great Pumpkin Champion.
Sunday, October 9, 2022
We still have beautiful autumn weather. The leaves are taking their time, which is fine by me.