Monday, September 29, 2008

Still cleaning

Now that Ella is in an awesome new home, I figured it was time to scrub up the sunroom since she won't be around to trash it within 24 hours. It's now all clean, with a table for the girls to paint at, play playdough, and do our messy science experiments. One thing we'll be doing this week is making a terrarium, and we'll keep that out there as well. I'm hoping the cats behave themselves and use the litter boxes (once again, high hopes). We spent all afternoon in the sunroom and enjoying the backyard, which was totally worth it during this awesome weather.

It's funny though, I've spent the last two days cleaning, and now my house is a total mess!

(Photo: At the Apple Orchard)


So, all day yesterday I kept thinking about how hard I was working on a Sunday and the passage I've read repeatedly lately. It goes something like: Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. Probably because I've been reading about Moses in both my bible and Jessica's bible studies. And then my devotional this morning was on Leviticus 23, which repeatedly enforces resting on the Sabbath. Maybe next week I'll really try that. With all these messages being thrown at me, there must be a reason!
(Photo: Hillcrest Apple Orchard)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Good Day

Today I have gotten quite a bit accomplished. I made dinners rolls and cinnamon rolls using freshly ground flour, then I went and push-mowed and weed-whacked the back yard. I also cleaned up a bunch of the backyard and moved some stuff around so it's now a much more pleasant space to be in. My whole body hurts now as my physical pain issues have flared up this week again anyway. Still, mega-doses of Ibuprofen and Tylenol, along with a good night of sleep should have me right as rain. Maybe I'm being a little optimistic here, but I can always hope. :)

(Photo: Pony ride at Booth Western Art Museum)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Still trying to streamline life

So this week I've had a portrait session for a family of six, spent an entire day finding a new home for my dog, and wrapped up another round of DSS . All of that has taken hours combined. What I haven't done this week = all of the school hours I needed to do with Jessica, paid the bills, kept the house clean, done the laundry, provided good meals for my family or worked on the church nursery stuff. I've also upset my best friend and forgotten several important birthdays. I'd say I'm failing miserably.

(Photo: Newborn calf in pasture across the road.)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sad day

Today, Ella, our little terrier mix went after our two year old. It has been a long uphill battle with her and we've tried so many options, but I really think it's time we find her a new home. She's a lovely dog, just very energetic and needs to know that her owners are alpha. That just doesn't work with a 2 year old which she sees as a littermate. She is smart and strong willed, but I will still miss her terribly. Hopefully we can find her the perfect home.
(Photo: Ella)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Blog

Wafflings and wanderings...oh yeah, whatever...just wanting to sound artsy.