Saturday, January 23, 2016

January 23, 2016

My goodness, it has been a busy few weeks. I was really sick a couple weeks ago and didn't even work, except for Friday morning. And, didn't even help out at TROTR on Saturday. Was much better last week. Lots of projects at work and also had to set up my displays in a new store, yesterday. Just got home from TROTR about an hour ago. I had fun walking and grooming two of the horses. Luckily, the rain held off other than some sprinkles. The paddocks are a muddy mess! They had sump pumps going to drain some of the water off into the pastures.
I need to get some crafts made for swaps coming up in the next couple of weeks. Pot holder, dotee doll, junkyard doll, mug rug and some other stuff. I better get going on them! I have all the supplies. Just a matter of cutting and sewing them!
We've had a good amount of rain the past week. Really needed it. Next week should be drier, though.
I started a new batch of bone broth. A mixture of pork, turkey, beef and rabbit bones.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January 12, 2016

Well, I am sicker today. Have a fever, now ... :/ So, I contacted my manager and she's going to do one of my stores for me this afternoon, so it won't be late. I don't remember ever having asked anyone to do that in 14 years on this job ... I just don't want to spread my germs or be light-headed from the fever while I'm driving.

So, today's project is to have my mom dig out the TV cart that is on wheels from her closet and use it for my desktop computer to roll it from my office to my room. I really hate using my laptop! It is so damn slow all the time, no matter what I do with it.

Yay! Got the desktop hooked up in my bedroom and found the wifi password! Good to go!

Now, I'm having sneezing fits! Ugh! There was a time when I was used to always feeling this bad. But, it is rare now and extremely annoying!

Time for some chicken broth!
-- Barter Island in the Beauford Sea --

It is a happy talent to know how to play.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm feeling better, but may need to fend off a migraine, now ... It's good tomorrow is my usual day off to clean cages. Gives me one more day to fight being sick. I have to work Thursday and Friday!

Migraine has arrived ... fun.

Monday, January 11, 2016

January 11, 2016

Well, this sucks. I woke up with the beginnings of a sore throat. Plus, I got out of bed 30 minutes late and I had to drive out to the mailbox before I could feed the rabbits to get their food! I forgot to go yesterday.

So, I am staying home today and fight off this sore throat. Heating up some water and will add honey and lemon juice.

Hopefully, I can catch up on some of the stuff on my daily list:
Clip Parker and Patty's nails - done
100 jumps on the trampoline - done

Well, I didn't accomplish much ... I feel like crap. But, I have no choice but to work tomorrow ... :(
All the upcoming work projects are going to be the death of me! Ugh ...

Sunday, January 10, 2016

January 10, 2016

I did not want to get up this morning! But, I have cages to clean and critters to pay attention to and lots of other things to do.

And, both of my computers are being slugs! So slow ... I'll have to do some cleanses on them, I think! Ha!

And, my Incredimail decided to crash! Ugh!

Now, my Incredimail won't send ...

So, time to feed everyone. Need to go out to the mailbox and see if my Sherwood rabbit pellets have arrived. Didn't get a chance to go to the co-op this weekend to get more greens. Will have to go tomorrow.

I'm having Cheddar cheese melted on rice crackers topped with red pepper flakes and salami. So good.

Today's list of things to do ...
100 jumps on the trampoline - done
Make cinnamon apple chips - done
Organize shelves in bathroom closet - done
Shred old bills/files - done
Clear off big craft table and start a jigsaw puzzle - done
Sort underwear drawer and combine with scarf drawer - done

Rabbit for dinner. With leftover spaghetti squash 'pasta' with lamburger!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

January 9, 2016

OMG! I had so much fun today! I am now a volunteer at TROTR. Today was the new volunteer orientation. Even though I helped out at the Christmas Parade, this was my first real day of volunteering. Met all the horses and other critters, watched one of the therapy sessions, cleaned paddocks, groomed and walked the mini horses, and chased down two escapee draft horses (another new volunteer forgot to lock their paddock gate!) And, the rain held off until we were done! I'll be going every Saturday morning to help out. Hopefully, by spring, I'll get to start doing some riding! Volunteers can ride for free if they show they are committed to continue volunteering.

I hate that I can't keep this house a consistent temperature. I felt great when I was outside this morning. I get home, and I am freezing!!! I've moved into my bedroom and using the laptop again. Sitting on my bed with a heating pad in my lap to keep my hands warm!

Well, Rachel-hen has a new home. Just gave her to neighbor Martin. He had her riding on his shoulder! Hope she works out over there. Now, I can start looking for the hens I really want.

Friday, January 8, 2016

January 8, 2016

Yesterday did not really go well ... I woke up an hour late due to Nikky insisting she had to go out at 3 am and also one of the smoke alarms had a dying battery that made it keep beeping about every 20 minutes until I yanked it off the ceiling. So, I didn't get everything done that I had wanted to. I was running on empty, so just did my stores and bought groceries, came home and read fanfic! Ha!

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.― Henry Ford

Ugh. Another day of not accomplishing much at home. I got 3 stores serviced and let another store know of a big upcoming reset project.

Going to read fanfic for the rest of the evening, after I get things ready for tomorrow. I have volunteer orientation at TROTR, so I can start helping at the ranch regularly with the horses and other critters. :) I have to be there by 8! Yikes. So, I'll have to get up about 30 minutes early so all my critters are fed/watered before I leave.

Just finished syncing the FireFox browser on my desktop to the laptop. Now, I can stay in my room where it is warmer!!
Nikky is all mixed up! Ha!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

January 6, 2016

It's still raining! :)

Today's list of things to do:

100 jumps on the trampoline - done
Purge magazines on the drafting table - done
This is just the magazines that were on my drafting table. I have many more on bookshelves that will be going in the next couple of weeks!
Scrub bathroom sink - done
Clip Kayla's nails - done
Breed Robin and Patty -  done
Sew last 3 handwarmers - :(
Sew 1 moccasin - :(
Clean kitchen window -  :(
Freecycle more cords -  done

To survive, you must tell stories. - Umberto Eco

Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.― James Cook
Freecycle share of the day:
Lunch is baked pork belly!!! Yum! Need fat! ;)
That was so filling, I only ate half of it! So, I have leftovers!

I can't seem to warm up today. I'm freezing!!!

Baked lemony sole, and sauerkraut with red pepper flakes for dinner.

I was going to make some cookies today, but missing some ingredients ... will have to make them some other time ...

Free ebooks:
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Vesela Tabakova
B00ZV06EPO Jerky Bible: 26 Of The Greatest Jerky Recipes I Have Ever Released To The Public (Rory's Meat Kitchen)
Rory Botcher

Still raining! :)

Well, I didn't get the window cleaned and didn't get any sewing done, ... or the cookies, but I got to everything else on my list. I'll get them done another day.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

January 5, 2016

To do list:
Clean dryer lint basket - done
Clean bins and label for recycling - done
Freecycle strainer - done

100 jumps on trampoline - done
Clean 5 bottles/jars with GooGone - done
Clip Robin and Ezra's nails/comb Ezra - done
Make switchel - done
"The doctor of the future will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the causes and prevention of disease."
- Thomas Edison

I have a bad headache trying to start ... but, gotta get ready to go to work ... :?

Freecycle share of the day -
Dinner was pork steak and sauerkraut with pepper flakes.

Today's dinner movie -
B00383XZP8 TCM Spotlight: Charlie Chan Collection (Dark Alibi / Dangerous Money / The Trap / The Chinese Ring)
Sidney Toler
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-- Greenwich, Connecticut --

If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.

~ Henry Miller

Monday, January 4, 2016

January 4, 2016

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. "
- Albert Einstein
Today's goals to do after work:
100 jumps on the trampoline - done
Clip Sheriff's nails - done
Get 4 bins from under house to use for recycling- done
Clean fridge door gaskets - done

Separate amber glass bottles - done
Freecycle more cords - done
Organize 'medicine' cabinet - done

Yuck. Already being bombarded by emails about the upcoming work projects/resets. Gonna be a busy month.

It's pouring rain today! :)

Home already. Just had one store to do today, here in town. And, stopped to get a gallon of vinegar.

Now, to get my store entered online and also all the Hauser mail I've received the past few days. Then, feed the critters a lunch snack and find myself something to eat before I get started on my list.
-- Mount Lemmon in the Catalina Mountains, Arizona --

Not all those who wander are lost.

~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Had rice cracker cheese melts with pepper flakes for a lunch snack again.

Freecycle share of the day:
I've gotten everything on my list done!

Free ebooks:
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B00X473Z5S Wild Game Gourmet: Cooking Critters for Dinner: Refined Road Kill Recipes
Danny Gansneder
B00HU8W0UI Herbal First Aid
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Dinner will be fried sweet potato hash browns with turkey legs!

Tonight's dinner movie was:
B000QGDJG0 Charlie Chan Collection, Volume 3 (Charlie Chan's Secret / Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo / Charlie Chan on Broadway / The Black Camel)
Warner Oland

Sunday, January 3, 2016

January 3, 2016

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
― Theodore Roosevelt
Baby dove and bunnies:
A couple of weeks ago, I thought I had 4 female bunnies ... but, nooooo. Three bucks and a doe! My favorite is a buck ... darn.
Advertising starts this week. They will be 7 weeks on Tuesday.

Rice crackers with melted cheese and hot pepper flakes for a lunch snack.

Freecycle share of the day:
Desktop computer power cords - 3 available.
Posted this next item in a couple of my shops and in the Vintage Kitchen Facebook group:
Beautiful silverware set! Debutante-Grandeur-Princess (Silverplate, 1934, No Monograms) by Oneida. 26-piece set includes 6 teaspoons, 6 grille forks, 6 modern hollow grille knives, 6 round bowl soup spoons, 1 sugar spoon and 1 flat handle master butter knife. Original folding case. All in good condition. Some tarnish on various pieces. Originally belonged to my aunt.
Woodland, CA.
$40.00/free shipping in the US.
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Dinner was rabbit with hot wing sauce.
Dinner movie:
B000M6F6OW Charlie Chan In London (Region One USA DVD)
Warner Oland

Hot chocolate! mmmm

My list of things to do today on top of cleaning cages and other things. I'm going to start listing them on here as kind of an incentive for me and also ideas for others.
100 jumps on the trampoline - done
Clip Nikky and Ezra's nails - Nikky done/will do Ezra tomorrow
Sort extra hangers - done
List silverware and desktop power cords online - done

Make Fat Blasters - could not do/not enough coconut oil, so will put on Thursday list
Order forms for work from company e-store - done
Sew one handwarmer - done
Apparently, the noisy neighbors were dog-sitting the 2 Lhasas yesterday. The barking stopped around 8pm and haven't heard or seen them today. But, I sure wouldn't let anyone dog-sit my dogs if they were just going to tie them out in the driveway all day!