Monday, June 23, 2008

Ahh!!!! This is the life.

I was gone all morning to the doctor's office. When I returned It was definately time for Chancee's nap. But you know how kids will get so tired that they can't even go to sleep? That was the case today and this was my solution. Worked, didn't it?

And no, I'm not really close to having this baby. Which is good because Roger is so busy this week I couldn't schedule it in. We'll see how things progress durring this week. I've still got three weeks to go. But, it finally feels like the end is in sight so I can handle it.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

We Herd Cows When???

The boys got to spend the first three days of the week helping take some cows out on Parker mountain. It felt like I had my boys back. They are so used to herding cows all summer that this summer has been kind of difficult for them. As if Planting gardens, pulling up dead trees, helping get ready for the baby, building dog houses, etc. Just isn't what summer is for. Our turn to herd cows dosen't come up this year untill the end of August just a week or so before school starts. They sure are missing it so it was nice to see them happy on Mon., Tues., and Wed. Doing what they, obviously, love best, herding cows and riding horses.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Gettin' There

Hah Hah, The garden is finally planted.
"This late?" You may ask.

Yeah, But here in Loa it really isn't late. My neighbor has replanted his garden two times and his tomatoes three times because of the cold.
So I ask, "Is it really all that late?"

We've had an extremely long hard winter and I don't think I have the energy to plant my garden twice. Last year I planted late and raised the best garden I've ever had. I even got Corn on the cob And not just the usual 10-12 ears. I had boxes of it. sure I had to hang my tomatoe plants upside down in the garage but I was eating home grown tomatoes for Thanksgiving. so..... Now all I really have to do by July is get that last room in the basement finished and Braden moved into it so that I can get the babies room ready upstairs. Yes! I'm getting there. It feels good!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

summer Vacation

Yeah! I'm taking a vacation too. Actually things have been so busy I just haven't had time to blog much. It all started with a doctor appointment last monday. That consists of driving an hour both ways. My Doctor is in Gunnison. On my way out the door The carpet guys called and asked me if they could come Wednesday instead of Thursday. "Of course" I told them "We'll have things all ready." Ha ha... I spent that night and the entire next day getting ready. They finished up Thursday.(Looks Great!!) and Friday, we had Baseball games in Monroe. Another hour away. Saturday, the cows went out and Sunday, I rested. Monday ,began the process of trying to get the basement all put back together. and I don't know if were gonna be ready for this baby to get here next month. Oh well ,nothing can stop that big event. Today I had quite an ordeal that was close to getting this baby here. Max, my sweet little Jack Russle decided tio help me feed the chickens this morning.

"OOOOHHH Can I help? Huh, Huh? Please, please, PLEASE?"

"Here let me hold this one down for you!!!! Grrrr, Hows that?" Pant ,Pant Wow look at these Birds fly, COOL!!!! Do it again do it again Wooo Hooo!!!!!" I love helping feed the birds"

Well Only one bird got out of the coop and as I got the stupid dog out of the coop I stepped on a rock and ended up in a not quite as graceful as I 'd have liked full splits, hitting the ground a little harder than I would have liked. Braden and Caib panicked just a little as they started hollering and chasing dogs and chicken. It just so happened that Molly (Rat Terrier)was out too and really, really wanted to help Max and me feast on the....... I mean feed the chickens.

Never again will I forget that the dogs are loose when I go to feed the chickens.

On a better note. Saturday when they took the cows out inspired this new poem.

The Day The Cows Go Out

The morning air is damp, dew is on the ground

But I can still see dust and hear a pleasing sound.

My cowboys woke up early and dressed and rushed away.

While grabbing spurs and saddles and lunches for the day.

And somewhere in the scurry from their beds and out the door,

They still had time to thank me like they've always done before.

The pleasing sound is of cowboys as they begin the day

A hoopin' and a hollerin' Contrasting mothers as they pray

that their cowboys won't be trampled,that the horses stay serene,

I's a comfort to the mothers Their prayers are just routine.

And as the morning sun begins to show her dazzling head

over hill and mountain gettin' dudes out of their bed

My boys are on their horses and the cows are raisin' dust

They're causin such a ruckus You'd think the fenses just might bust

But they finally get 'em gathered and out the open gate

they're headin' to the mountains where the cows all congregate.

The cows will settle down some as they hit the open trail

and it seems that's when the cowboys will finally exhale

It's something to look forward to the day the cows go out,

And the sound of working cowboys in the distance as they shout.