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Resolved or Resolute?

Published January 11, 2009 by glaumland

I’m hoping for both, would accept either, but feel like I have neither after this week. I’ve spent the first part of the year with the upper respiratory stuff that is going around. I must say it is much easier to rest up with kids back in school, but sleeping the hours away doesn’t go far in getting my life organized. Oh well, I guess baby steps are better than no steps.

I do think I have a couple of books on organization, I just don’t know where they are right now. Ha, ha, ha – makes me want to laugh/cry.

I did set my mind & my fingers to do some crocheting lately. I finished a scarf for a lovely young lady that I work with. She’s very super and I just wanted to do something nice for her. I’ve also been making potholders for another friend – her birthday is coming soon and she was mentioning she needed some. I enjoy trying out new patterns, and I especially love that pot holders are finished quickly. Definitely my kind of project.

We had a nice day yesterday so I did go out and play with my pony some. I think we both enjoyed it. A little more play time and I’ll climb on board. It’s been so long…

I had fun tonight with the cats, too. Found a fuzzy (fake) mouse and covered it in catnip. Capt Lewis forgot he was old & stuffy for a few minutes and acted like the kittens. Kittens just acted normal (crazy, like). Forgot to mention that Baron von Broccoli brought in a male cardinal yesterday. I was able to rescue him before he was too injured and he bit my finger. OUCH, that hurt!

Goats are great; glad to have Ginger back from her conjugal visit to Duke. The girls enjoy walking in the back pasture and woods with us. Amazing that old dead leaves could taste so yummy.

Grady the turkey went and got oil on his head somehow today; makes him look weird. I had a little run-in with the big rooster and convinced him I was still bigger & meaner than him.

Well, I guess this turned into a chat more about critters than resolutions. I resolve to write more about that (and more often as well).

Until next time…


Finding Things Where They Don’t Belong

Published January 8, 2009 by glaumland

OK – Yesterday was the culmination of a period of time (maybe another dimension) where everything is in the wrong place. Kinda reminds me of a “Twilight Zone”. There have been all sorts of things in the wrong place, and I kind of feet in the middle of “I Spy Glaumland” or something similar.

As for DH, socks and clothes all over the house, not to mention the dishes when he cooks. Thank goodness he is a great cook, because he forms a great mess as well.

Little kids have been there as well. Now that they each hve their own room, the idea is for their stuff to stay IN their room, or at least LAND there once a day (particularly before bedtime). But we keep trying on organization and see how it goes.

My darling cats are driving me crazy. What have I found recently in my house, you may ask? 2 mice in some form between live playtoy and half eaten, voles (the mini form of moles), and MOLES (yes, the really big form of moles – that while attractive pelt-wise, their odd faces and feet and deadly countenance rather creep me out! And perhaps the most exciting find was the sparrow bomb that went off in my front hallway. BOOM! Feathers everywhere. The sparrow itself did not entirely detonate, so the bomb disposal unit (me) ended up on the hazmat team to dispose of parts & peices.

Then fast forward to work yesterday. Started out kinda normal (thank goodness) because it didnt’ stay that way. We had a small dog with large bladder stones – they’ll be exiting tomorrow (personally, I think they would make stylish earrings!). Next, another small dog that has what appears to be joint mice in her good knee. We’ll see what happens there.

And finally, the adorable and sweet calico kitten that needs a home who had nasopharyngeal polyp (think of these this way – a giant piece of cauliflower on a stalk that starts in the middle ear, grows through the ear drum, and continues to grow until it sticks out the ear. Way fun surgery, maybe not for cat. But with lots of TLC and pain meds and some luck and prayers, she should be ok.

Then there are all of the really mundane things like: daughter taking socks, dvd’s in wrong case, stacks of papers all over my desk…and many other things but my eyes are tired. Guess it’s time to close for now.

Until next time…