Friday, May 5, 2017

Case of the Mondays

Luckily it's Friday.

I should have known to go back to bed when I was told I wasn't glowing, but leaking.  Uhh... thanks!?

Or maybe I should have gone and got that donut I was craving.

After a not fantastic day at work, I go to leave and discover a flat tire.  Perfect.

So to brighten my day and maybe yours, I leave you with a picture:

This was shortly before he stepped on her...

Just kidding, but if I tried that pose today, that would be how my story would end.  

Happy weekend!

Monday, May 1, 2017


Prom happened to be the same night as the workshop I attended last weekend.  A couple of the girls came out before the party started for some pictures.

If only I was to get invited to prom...

Oh wait... I did.  Why didn't I think of getting pictures with Pongo!? Instead I was stuffing my face with Grandma's fried chicken prior to prom... gahhh!

Next time!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Struggle Bus

This past weekend I attended a photography workshop.  I thought I'd have a ton of pictures to share with you tonight, but instead you're getting one.  It took me over an hour to get my computer to cooperate to get this one posted... 

Maybe I'll give it another shot tomorrow.  It may be time for a new computer!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Finally Friday

And I'm finally back!! :)  Oops... my absence has no good excuse, other than I haven't had any good stories happen to me.  Or taken any good pictures...

Until today.

Guys, we have big news to share from the SHITMON!!  Still no pictures though.

Bonnie has flown the coop!

I've had the door open and the gate unlocked for a few days and they've been wandering out of their cage, but not the garage.  I was heading walking back to the house from the barn this morning and heard some honking by the trees.  Upon investigation, Bonnie was not in the garage anymore.  Floyd's still holding down the fort there, for now.  I have given strict orders to not let the dogs out unsupervised so they scare her away.

Here's to hoping she doesn't fly away and just hangs out in the yard/trees.  Time will tell!!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Exciting Things

About a month ago, DJ was sitting in our living room and "felt a rain drop."  His words, not mine.  He called a contractor friend to have him come out and look at it.  I suggested DJ mentioning finishing the basement to him and see what it would cost.  "Just get a rough estimate so we have an idea," I said.  To my surprise, DJ asked.

And then DJ started making plans!

Nick has come out a few times to measure things and talk about a plan.  We change things on him each time he comes, cuz I'm convenient like that..

So now my lunch breaks are spent on Pinterest looking/dreaming/planning.  Here's my vision.  Ish...
Basement Remodel

Yes, I do realize that is an outdoor fire pit.  No, I am not planning on putting it in my basement.  Maybe I can find an indoor version looking similar.

I'm sure my plans will change multiple times, but they're going to start framing on Monday.  Flying by the seat of my pants.  My comfort zone.

Also-- today marks eight months!  It's nice out and Char's coming up, so maybe we can get some decent pictures of Mama in all her muddy glory!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Month Seven Part 2

The following Wednesday, I went out to do chores.  I gave Mama her antibiotics and went about my normal daily chores: scooping poop, filling hay bags, etc.  Since it was nice out and DJ was gone, I decided to set up my barn camera (or try to).  I went back to the house to get it and plugged it in.  I opened the app on my phone, but it couldn't find it.  I went back inside to move the router and head back to the barn.  Still nothing.  I accept defeat for the night and grain the horses.  Mama doesn't move.  Weird.  I call for her and she looks at me, still doesn't move.  I take the feed pan to her and she sniffs it.  Hmm...  She tries to take a bite and starts shaking her head.  I watch her for a bit and this continues.  Then I notice her flank area is moving abnormally.  I convince myself it looks like contractions (note: I have no idea what contractions look like...).  I walk away from her to give her space and she still won't eat.  Then she comes over to me.  Hmm... this is weird-- she's not exactly thrilled with me since I started shoving a tube of antibiotics down her throat twice a day.  Then she starts pawing.

I call Peter.  No answer.  I call Tessa.  She answers, screaming children and all.  I tell her what's going on and then I realize the sweat is real and I'm not just convincing myself of that.  Time to call the vet.  I give him the rundown and he wants to check her.  Naturally things like this only happen when DJ is gone with the truck.  I call Debbie and start crying as soon as she answers.  It's like I kept my cool for the first two phone calls and then lost it.  Her and Bill hook the trailer up and head over.  We load her up and head to the clinic.

We get there and he's in the barn waiting.  Her respiratory rate is high and her guts are moving fast.  Another head scratcher, because other than that she now appears normal.  He decides to give her some banamine and suggests I keep her separate from Pongo to notice any changes in manure consistency or food consumption.  Uhh, yeah I can do that... I guess.  That won't be too hard.  By the time I get home, I'm a walking zombie.  She's eating again and acting normal.  "I'll figure this out tomorrow," I tell myself.  I get inside and call DJ.  I tell him we need to figure something out to keep them apart.  He's pretty excited willing to play Bob the Builder.

By the time I got home from work, I had a stall in the barn.  WHAAAAT!!  Major brownie points for DJ!

The craziness has quieted and we're getting into a routine for giving the antibiotics.  Hopefully that will be the end of the excitement until baby gets here in June... fingers crossed!