It's been a rough week around the farm...
Since last Thursday, I have:
~found out that someone (whom we know well) has entirely too much to say about us
~attended a meeting where I talked too much, and I'm pretty sure I offended the hostess
~called the next day to apologize to said hostess and I think we're ok now
~attended an IBLP Seminar (this wasn't rough, just a big time commitment. It's hard to be gone from the farm for very long without feeling anxious about what might be happening while we're gone. However, this seminar is a HUGE blessing to our family, and a thoughtful someone is helping us to attend.)
~went to the grocery store on Sunday at noon-ish, wherein my husband said, "Oh yeah, tomorrow's Valentine's Day! Did you get me something?" To which I replied that I had not. As we rounded the end of the aisle, he looked to the bakery display and said, "Ooooooh, hey----a piece of red velvet cake! For a buck seventy-five!"
To which I replied,
"I don't even like red velvet cake."
This was followed by
"And Honey? Nothing makes a woman feel more special than her husband thinking 'I'm gonna get her that! It's only a $1.75!' "
~turned out I didn't have to worry.
(Let's just say my husband isn't real big on days like Valentine's day, Mother's day, etc.,
and we'll leave it at that.)
~On Monday, an axle on one of the tractors broke.
~Tuesday we found out that our well has to be replaced. The well-digger-man (a friend of ours) said,
"You have two options here. #1 Replace the well. Or #2: sell the cows and move. 'Cause you can't stay here with no water." We went with option #1, but I thought #2 didn't sound all that bad.
~Yesterday, my vacuum broke.
~I am still up at 1:30 after having spent a solid two hours washing dishes by hand.
I know many women say "well, we always used to wash dishes by hand. What's the big deal?"
My two-cents: people didn't used to have indoor plumbing either. But now we do, and if you didn't have that to use anymore, you'd probably find it to be an inconvenience.
~I ate a big bowl of ice cream after I finished the dishes. Chip and mint.
~Later today, my friend Theresa will be coming over with her two lovely children.
This is a good thing and the kids and I are looking forward to spending the afternoon enjoying the nice temps we've been having!
The well drillers will be here by 7:30, so I don't know if her son will get to see the big trucks on the yard, but I know my crew will be pretty much glued to the windows watching the men work.