Yeah I'm still here.
Working on the barn - pictures soon. Maybe.
Not writing. Want to, would like to, but any spare hour is often spent sitting on a couch watching something on TV that does not stimulate my brain in any way - and I like it.
My mom's taking a few weeks off work. Did you know you have a little internal filtering organ called a gallbladder? Well she doesn't anymore. And soon she'll be much happier about it. Until then, I take over all grocery shopping duties as well as all dish washing, cooking, and bathroom cleaning. I continue with my laundry jobs. She continues to instruct the universe from a position of relaxation, and continues to be amazing.
My dog is now full time foot warmer for Grandma.
I'm glad I'm here for her.
My ol' Man is 67 years old and might be close to admitting that he ain't 45 anymore. Nobody believes him though. Will keep you posted.
Tribble wrote her Grade 10 english exam today. Good thing she can read. She doesn't have to go to school again until Friday, when she performs her Dance exam. I fully intend to work her like a rented mule, hahahaha! Good thing she likes the barn.
Bucky has to be at school at 7 am tomorrow for a field trip. I will be getting up around 5:30 am, leaving the house with him at 6:30, returning home at 7, kicking the horses out of the barn with a half bale of hay, taking the Pug for a quick run in the melting snow, then going back to bed. (Where Tribble will most likely be, taking up as much room as a 102 lb person can.)
Jethro got the floors in that house of ours sanded. Looks gorgeous. I think we should do that again soon in a house we intend to live in for many years.
There's a big grey and white tomcat hanging around the barn. Larry and Moe kind of avoid him. I figure if he's gonna hang around and eat our generic feed mill cat-kibble, he better tame up. I can get almost 2 feet away from him, but he still looks at me like I'm a cat eating monster. Maybe I should stop picking up Larry and telling him he's deliciously cute.
Lucy In The Sky With Ladybugs is still insane, stalks shadows, pounces on my feet in bed, thinks she's weightless and eats like a dog. I suspect she might be a shapeshifter but she's so damn fast I can't catch her at it. Hmmm.
Phoenix and the Little Lady both in need of hoof trimming. I have neglected them. I feel awful every time I look at their hooves, especially his. I shouldn't even be posting this on the internet. His hooves are all long and cracking and I must be a bad horse owner. I had to choose between parasite control and hoof trimming. Then I had to buy feed. Then shavings to bed their stalls. Then... my own children needed new pants.
I hate being broke.
I am working on getting work.
People I know are dealing with problems worse than mine.
That doesn't make me feel better.
I have a dream of wearing really expensive high quality overalls out to the barn.
I like having a radio out there.
I'll need a new corn broom soon. This one's wearing down from sweeping all those miserable cobwebs. Will it ever end?
I miss Jethro.
My imaginary people talk to me while I'm working. I hope they don't stop. I'm listening.
I am behind on EVERYTHING.
I just remembered that my coveralls are still in the washing machine and I think I'd like them to be dry before I put them on to go back out to the barn.
I still have a huge amount of re-arranging to do before the last of our belongings will fit into this house. I have nightmares about brown webs and cardboard boxes and garbage bags.
So, yeah, I'm just gonna mosey on down to the cellar and do some laundry.
I hope it doesn't take me a week. Stay tuned.