Category: Daily Life

Spring Tease & The Mouse. 0

Spring Tease & The Mouse.

We have a mouse in our house!  This has never happened before here. It came in the dryer vent hole, stole my collection of saved garden seeds, and made a nice nest behind the dryer in the corner.  I saw no signs of it and had no idea it was there until our dryer broke and we got it repaired the other day.  When we pulled out the dryer, there was the evidence! I wondered why my cats had taken to...

Tufted Titmouse. 1

Tufted Titmouse.

 I took Ada back to the doctor today. Her throat is still infected, worse than before.  We had to miss homeschool co-op because she was awake all night with a fever yet again. Rosie is as grumpy as she’s probably ever been in her life!  Her nose is still stuffy, which is unusual for her.  Must be an extra crappy cold. Ada still acts cheerful, despite being sick and never sleeping. Here she is on her bird watching perch this morning....

My Niece. 0

My Niece.

Today was the first spring-like day of the season.  We were more than happy to welcome a day of about 60 degrees and sunny.  The last of the snow melted! I found a tiny sign of spring– And some fuzzy seeds getting ready to release from the pod on the tree so they can fall to the ground and grow… Rintoo enjoyed the fresh air too. This evening while Tyler was at work we went over to my in-laws’ house. My...

The Demise of Benny Duck. 0

The Demise of Benny Duck.

We had a tragedy over here the other night. Benny was fine when I went out in the snow and wind to put the roosters up for the night.  (I put the roosters in a dog crate covered with a thick rubber backed rug in the garage to block their crows in the morning for the neighbors.  It works very well.) Benny got injured while we were at the beach back in October.  He got a random string wrapped around his...

Allergy Testing Results & Pictures. 4

Allergy Testing Results & Pictures.

The allergy testing for Ada yesterday afternoon wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. When Rosie had it done at age four she cried and sobbed through the pricks. Ada on the other hand…laughed.  Why am I not surprised?  Typical Ada. (Ada also loves the finger prick for iron testing because she gets to see her “real blood!” and she gets a bandaid.) We also go to weigh and measure her, which hasn’t been done in awhile.  She...

Possums, Co-op, and Photos. 0

Possums, Co-op, and Photos.

I need some kind of possum repellant spray. These ugly beasts (or Tools of Satan as we jokingly call them) are terrorizing my backyard!  They have ripped the heads off of a few hens over the past few years, and they love to steal eggs.  This past summer they ate an entire nest of duck eggs that were close to hatching.  Poor Mama Duck was panting and paralyzed with fear in the corner next to her nest under the chicken coop....

Winter Dance Recital. 0

Winter Dance Recital.

Rosie had her winter dance recital on Friday night.  Tyler couldn’t go because he had to work.  I hate that he never is able to take days off, he has to miss all of these things. Rosie did a really good job dancing this year.  Her dance class is just for fun, it’s not strict competition dance or anything.  They only practice one evening a week.  Ada absolutely cannot wait until she’s old enough to take dance class!  I think she...

Miracle and The Crazy Christmas House. 1

Miracle and The Crazy Christmas House.

I am beginning to realize several things. 1) God does actually hear my prayers. 2) God prefers to answer my prayers at the last minute.  Why? I don’t know, but hosting for some reason is full of crazy non-coincidences. I’ve been desperately praying for something to happen to make it so that I can pick up Igor in Louisville, 1.5 hours from my house, instead of the huge grueling road trip to Atlanta at 8 weeks pregnant. I had given up...

Changes! 0

Changes!

Ticker says 5 weeks today.  Fertility Friend says 4 weeks, 6 days. I’m still pregnant.  It’s going by SO SLOW. I hate these first few months.  I think the hard part is feeling physically awful while feeling like the idea of a baby is so disconnected from reality.  There’s no evidence of what will (hopefully) be a squishy, adorable baby. I’m feeling weird–sometimes sick but only in that super empty stomach way, not in the motion sick want to die way....

Snafu & Christmas Pictures. 1

Snafu & Christmas Pictures.

I’m really stressing about how I will get Host Boy from the Atlanta airport.  I keep praying there will be some painless solution.  I know at 8 weeks pregnant  (Click here if you missed it!) I am not going to feel like driving 16 hours round trip alone.  Tyler doesn’t understand, because he’s never been pregnant.  He keeps rolling his eyes and saying I will be fine.  I know it’s not just me…most pregnant women at 8 weeks wouldn’t feel like...