Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 25, 2016

I can't believe September is nearly over!
But, I finished the deck back stairs yesterday!! I know I will not meet my goal of finishing the bathroom, though. I 'might' get the painting done. But, not the sink or shower ... I will continue it through October, while also working on the deck front stairs and the carport stairs. They will all get done eventually!
Also, starting next week, every Saturday through October, I will be volunteering with the TROTR horses and other critters at their yearly petting zoo at Bobby Dazzler's Pumpkin Patch. It will be 2 hours each of those days. I've missed going to the TROTR ranch to help, but so much to do all the time, especially now that I want to move! And, having my back go out whenever it wants doesn't help ...

We're averaging 4 eggs a day! Usually, I'll find one in the morning when I let them out of the coop and 3 at night when we put them to bed! Good girls!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September 14, 2016

I don't feel like I have accomplished very much the past couple of weeks. Migraines, my mother, stress and too many other things taking up my time! And, now that things have settled down a bit ... I fall and break my finger today! So, I couldn't even get the chicken coop cleaned, like I had planned! Ugh.
Small, round bruise at the left side of the big knuckle is where it hurts the most. Cracked, dislocated, sprained? Who knows?

Let's see, what's been going on ... I got my yearly raise last week. Yesterday was my 14th year with Foster Grant ...

I got another claim check yesterday - $16.00! Nice surprise in my mailbox. This one was for the Stevia In The Raw class action lawsuit. I join a bunch of class actions (if it is something I have used) and have received money from several of them.

My mom decided she didn't want to go to Washington last week, which led to a panic attack and three days of severe migraines ... then, she changed her mind again!

The chickens are all growing up! We are getting 1-2 eggs every day, now!

Gypsy is doing well. She is at a perfect weight now, her coat has filled in nice and thick (except under her chest and belly ... but, it should fill in, eventually.) I gave her another hair cut the other day and she looks gorgeous. She's still deaf in both ears, but I am sure she occasionally hears certain tones. I had stopped spraying in them with colloidal silver (I had stopped making it when I was upset ...), but, started again yesterday, so it may help. Her cherry eye had started getting a bit irritated because Nikky insists on licking her face (and eye!) incessantly! So, started spraying it with the cs again, too. Plus, I ordered some ointment online that should be here tomorrow. I can't let her get dry eye.

I started a swap group on Swap-Bot and also a blog to go along with it. QuinGem's Swaps With A Purpose. So, if you like to create useful things and swap them, check it out!

Monday, September 5, 2016

September 5, 2016

I'm so incredibly depressed ... been crying most of the day ...
I guess I will never learn not to make plans for my future. I always get screwed. And, always by relatives. Should have known this would happen. Should have never said anything to anyone.

I just don't know what to do any more. Can't make anyone happy, not even me.

Great. Now, everything's a 'go', again. I want off this roller-coaster! Either she wants to go or she doesn't! I have plans to make and I can't keep changing them. She acts like nothing happened this morning ...

Saturday, September 3, 2016

September 3, 2016

I did it. I put the stairs together! Next step is painting it to match the house.

I need a new drill bit as the drill fell off one of the steps while I was hammering and snapped the bit in half ... and, I need to check the paint and see if it is all dried up ... I may have to buy a couple cans of paint for all the stairs and touch-ups around the house.

After lunch, I'll be doing more spackling/sanding/painting in my bathroom.

I also need to take pictures of another aquarium and post online ...

We're getting at least one egg a day from the hens, now! Actually, had 2 the other day! Good girls!

Well, I didn't get an aquarium posted today ... but, I did get rid of a few free things I had on the driveway! I'll put the rest out again tomorrow.

Friday, September 2, 2016

September 2, 2016

Long day, even though I only serviced one store. I got up late! So, I had to rush to get all the critters up and fed. I was in such a rush, that I picked Gypsy up wrong to put her on the grooming table for her morning face wash ... I wrenched my back in the same place I always do! I've been in pain all day ... but, I worked with my manager and did the one store and did a walk-through on two others with her. Then, paid bills, shopped for food and bought nails for the deck steps. And, I got a box for the books I sold last week and got those shipped out.

Still in pain ... this is so annoying! May go to bed early tonight. It's getting dark sooner, so I've been slowly adjusting the chickens to an earlier bedtime. It's harder to do with the inside critters ... but, just might tonight. Need to stretch out my back a bit ...

Going to my bed. Way early for me. But, sitting in this chair is killing my back.