28 December 2012

A Bit of Whatever

HIho!  I am here because it's high time I started blogging again.  Unfortunately, I can't think of a single thing to say.  (See, all this time not writing is stunting my brain flow!)

And just what does a blogger do when they have nothing to say?  Well, this blogger goes all free-flow on you!  Anything that comes to mind!  Strap on your seat bealt and hold tight because here we GOOOooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Let Antipholus in.  That's my first thought.  The girls are going to be in a Shakespeare play in April and their play book arrived in the mail today.  They were reading over their parts and the afternoon was punctuated with, "Mom, how do you pronounce this word?"  "Mom, what does this mean?"  So I went online to look it up and found this wonderful website.  It has links to the standard version of "A Comedy of Errors", a link to a musical version thereof written in the late 1930's and a modern day version called "Bill and Ted's Comedy of Errors".    We spent WAY too much time there!

Christmas was nice, not considering all the guests who were hacking and sniffling.  Of the nine of us present (ten if you count Rex the doggie), five were ill.  We had a great time, but please take note:  Laughing increases the coughing.

We had beef enchiladas and chicken fajitas with lots of fixin's and side dishes.  It was majorly yummy! The girls made all the desserts at GrammaJ's house last week.  They cranked out 3 pies, 1 awesome cake, gingerbread, and cream cheese mints.  Then's the BHE's cousin made us some homemade Need 'ems.  So. GOOD!

I really need to lose weight.  You know, the same 15 pounds that I've been trying to lose since Silly-Head was born.   I'll get on that soon.  Right after all the cake and pie and candy is gone.  *wink*  Happily, I have been working out regularly, so it's just the eating that needs to be modified.  Again.  As usual.

I hate dieting!  *sigh*

I am not sick.  This is a blessing, but I am rather bummed because I am not sleeping well.  Silly-Head coughs alot at night and my Mommy radar throws me into high alert.  Then I can't get back to sleep.  Until last night.  Once Silly-Head told me that her coughing does not keep her up, and that it aggravates her that I come in and do wake her up to give her medicine, I threw in the towel..  No more Mommy compassion from me.  Last night I just tuned her out and slept beautifully.  Sometimes it pays to be a mean mommy!

(Of course, she knows she can wake me up if she needs me!)

I'm doing GrammaJ's laundry for her today because she has the flu.  Which she got from us.  I can hear her voice even though she is ten miles away, "Make sure you take the clothes out of the dryer while they're still slightly damp so they won't wrinkle."  OK, GrammaJ.  OK.

The goats are doing well, though I haven't managed to get them to someone who has a buck to get them bred.  Part of me wishes we had bucks here.  Part of me thinks that part of me is NUTS because bucks are stinky and noisy.

Then again, a buck named "Antipholus" would be pretty groovy.

Hopefully we'll get Annika bred in the next week or two.  It may be too late for Mindy.  Nubians only breed seasonally and her "season" is pretty much over for this year.  Bummer.

On the plus side, we'll be getting a FREE show quality baby LaMancha doe next spring from a breeder who wants to encourage the girls to continue showing for 4-H.  We are thrilled and much time has been spent trying to select a name for her.  Naturally we'll have to actually see her before we can make a final selection.

Man, I'm tired.  I haven't been sick at all, but the BHE has a theory that I am a silent flu carrier because I'm almost as tired as all the sick people are.  Though we might be able to chalk that up to not sleeping...

On that note, I shall sign off for now.  Here's hoping I shall write again VERY SOON.  I'm truly hoping to make 2013 a year of writing - both here and on my novels.  It's time to FINISH WHAT I START.


Susan said...

Enjoyed your many sided blog!!! You always bring a smile to my face. Good goal to do more writing in 2013. I wish we could get back the "enthusium" we all had for our blogs back a few years ago. fb seems to have been the factor there.

Dawna said...

Welcome back my groovy friend. So sad to hear that the crew has been under the weather... we'll be praying for you.

I'm with you on trying to lose the last 15... whenever I lose weight, I end up pregnant again so sometimes i just cave in. LIke right now. I should be eating an apple but I am indulging in peppermint ice cream heaped upon a homemade candy cane cookie. Shhhh... don't tell. :)