I did not sleep well last night due to the fibromyalgia pain-tossed and turned over the hurtful spots trying to find some way to lay so I was moving slow this morning as I was giving the pups their morning meds, feeding the birds and fish and then last on my list was giving Cowboy his morning meds. I have discovered I can con him into eating it in some canned food so when I took it in there and coaxed him out from under the bed - I Knew he had to go see the vet again. That ear was weepy and had an order. I did not want to leave home but the vet is only open till 12 on Saturdays so I had to load up and go. I did not even change my dirty clothes because I had to handle him anyway -no use to mess up clean clothes. I got there at 11:15 -only for the girl to tell me that they wanted everybody to be in by 11AM? My heart sank -But - they let me slide in anyway and the doc gave him another shot and new dose of antibiotics for a week. He took the shot like a gentleman and I was very grateful.
Since I was only a couple blocks from my friend, Charlie who had picked up my chicken feed from the mill for the month I called him to see if I could just swing by his house and pick it up . Luckily , he was close by and came back to help me load up. He invited me in but I told him I needed to head to the house and unload and do the chores , ect, ect. Yukon was waiting for me when I pulled in so I feed him to keep him happy and let some of the chickens out . Wish I could turn them all out , but just cannot risk that hawk or coyote grabbing one of my favorites.
Then I hear a horn blowing - blowing - blowing????? So I peek out the building and see " My Mailman????? " Now he normally runs around lunch time so this is a shock as it is getting dark. I go out and start waving my hands -hoping he can see me to let him know I am around. He does spot me and barrels up the driveway. I said , Joe it is so late for you - and he said he was Just Covered UP With Mail. I felt so darn BAD for him - he is an older gentleman and he looks so tired and should be on his way home - not still trying to deliver the mail.
I take the mail in and go to the garden and pluck my last head of Chinese Cabbage before all this below freezing junk -not bad for my first Winter Garden experiment . Fresh cabbage in freezing weather at the First of the New Year ! Yea.
Then head back up the hill to lock up the free range chicks-now you see how I lost so much weight. There is still a tad of daylight so I start rolling my big compost barrel Down the hill toward the garden. I have been trying to get it down there for a month now but it was so heavy that I could only force it to roll one little roll at a time. Now it decided it will let me roll it - might be some tugging and pulling and pushing -but by Golly down the hill we go and make it to the garden. Maybe the next pretty spell I get I can unload it into one of the raised beds.
Now back up the hill and back the car down where I had taken it with the feed. I park beside the propane tank at the front of the house and for some reason take a peek at the gauge- TWENTY PERCENT???? I Sure do hope that lasts until Monday - I will have to call the propane people and ask them to deliver me some fuel. They seem to have forgotten me again?????
I am in so much pain by now I am heading to a HOT shower when the phone rings. It is Lynne and she says that she had FINISHED my purse and wants it OFF of HER HANDS- it has about driven her crazy. I Hate for her to make a special trip in the dark to bring it to me - but I am dyeing to see it. Lynne is a perfectionist and I knew she just would not give up until she was satisfied putting that binding all the way around that booger -that I just could not see at all.
While she is coming I jump into the shower so I won't scare her to death and am a little bit presentable when she arrives. This is the purse that I got us into so much trouble with , starting 4 years ago . I Definitely Need to Learn to Be MORE CAREFUL in my choosing of Projects .
I did not mean to cause my friend so much anguish , but she did a wonderful job on it . I transferred everything over from my main purse that have carried for so many years it felt like a sacrifice to trash her -but there were only threads left , except I saved two zippers and two rings . You never know?????
This is the back side of it and I like the zipper pouch - I like zippers so things do not fall out. That front might end up being a problem . There is a zipper pocket but the main flap that covers the main section has a magnetic closure. I noticed when I picked it up once it was loaded that the magnetic closure popped open - hummmmm ?????
I had put a load of clothes in and when Lynne left I popped them into the dryer and fixed me a bowl of soup for a late supper. The dryer dinged so I went to check on it and noticed the lights were off in the bathroom - ???? - then I noticed a burnt smell??? The breaker had throwed for the bathroom. O DEAR ???? I did not turn the breaker back on -I just let the dryer finish its work and will turn that on later when there is nothing else running on that circuit. Now, isn't that just life in the country?????? ~ still smiling and sending hugs ~