|Wow, babysitting is a lot harder than I remember! Since Grace's mom started her job I watch Grace. It sure has taken some getting used to! It's taken a few weeks to get used to the whole time thing. I can't just walk out or go somewhere anytime I want now. I'll be honest, I never thought I would be doing this after all these years. With my youngest going to be 21 this year, well, it has been a long time. |
Slowly but surely Grace and I have found a routine that works for the both of us. When there are chores to be taken care of outside, I park her by the chicken coop where she is happy as a clam watching the chickens. With her being occupied and happy, I am able to get some chores down. Well, chores that are within 20 feet of where she is. I never let her out of my sight. Then it is into the stroller to take care of horse and donkey chores. Another thing I have noticed is talking on the phone while I am watching Grace is pretty much out of the question. Pretty sure it's that built in radar kids have. The one where you are talking with someone and that's when they decide to poop, or they are hungry or over the top tired.
So much has been going on. I traded some items for 3 ton of hay. No more worries about hay for awhile. The car that I drove broke down in town last week so now am carless. Getting it fixed costs more than the car is worth! Thank goodness I have my truck, although with these gas prices driving it is not cost effective. But hey,. I have a vehicle to drive!
The one cat who had a urinary tract infection is now living with my oldest daughter.
The garden is slowly growing. I am anxiously awaiting for the tomatoes!
The county is working on the highway ( the one we live on) which means trucks and heavy equipment are constantly stopping in front of the house or passing by.
Tourist season has officially begun. I can now distinguish the locals from the tourists. The tourists stop next to the pasture where the horses and donkeys are and take pictures of them! And the wine tour buses slow down now so the tourists can take pictures or just look at the horses and donkeys. At first it annoyed me, but now I grin and wave at them!
The Guinea keets I ordered came in. I was hoping Little Inger would raise them like she did the Frizzle Bantams and the Americaunas, but alas, she said no way!
My farrier came out last week to trim up the horses and donkeys feet, and I have to say it was a bit of a challenge since I was watching Grace that day. Grace was in her stroller on one side of the fence and on the other side we managed to get everyone all trimmed up. It took over two hours to get everyone done, and I must say, Grace was a trooper!
Before this turns into one of those lengthy, really boring novels, I will close it up. I promise to catch up with all of you. Believe it or not, I really do think of each of you everyday! Now if only I could learn to read and comment and post via my mind alone!
Until next time................................