Tagged: urban homesteading

Fail Tooth Removal & Duck Face Photos. 0

Fail Tooth Removal & Duck Face Photos.

Today I finally went to the dentist for my wisdom tooth.  The one on the bottom left has been throbbing and burning like crazy.  I’ve spent several nights recently crying all night long, or waking up sweating in pain.  Can’t chew, can’t function.  Effing tooth!  I called the dentist this morning and they saw me right away. I was hoping the dentist would just be able to pull it, but no such luck. The x-ray showed a big infection under the...

Meet-Up and Duck Face Amos. 0

Meet-Up and Duck Face Amos.

How do I keep running out of time to post here?  I love writing down thoughts and sharing pictures on my blog, if not for any other reason than I enjoy looking back at it years later.  I’ve been doing this for quite some time, since maybe 2002.  I’m too tired to look back and check the date of my very first entry, but it’s been years! I can’t seem to catch up on anything lately.  I need a pause button.  Or maybe a part time...

Speech Therapy and Debt Consolidation. 1

Speech Therapy and Debt Consolidation.

Rosie has her speech evaluation tomorrow at our local elementary school. I’m kind of nervous!  I wonder what it will entail.  Rosie is nervous too, more so than I am. She has trouble saying her R’s.  They are like W’s.  She also can’t say the letter J, she says a D sound instead.  Like “dam” for “jam” or “poil” for “pearl”.  “Girl” sounds like “gal”.  She’s improving slightly as she gets older, but she still has such a baby voice compared to her peers. ...

Sad. 6

Sad.

I don’t know what’s wrong with me.  I feel sad lately.  Weary. Depressed maybe? I want to be pregnant SO BADLY.  Yet I’m not.  Everyone else I know is pregnant or just had a baby.  Even my best friend is pregnant now.  I am overjoyed for her.  I love talking about pregnancy with her.  I am extremely excited to find out if her baby is a boy or a girl, what the baby’s name will be, the baby’s personality, everything.  I just wish I could shut off...

The Birth of an Egg. 0

The Birth of an Egg.

Ever wondered how chickens lay eggs?  Here’s an up close and personal video of Rosie’s favorite little hen Jenny laying an egg.  Jenny is an OEGB, or an Old English Game Bantam. I highly recommend them as pet chickens for kids or small spaces.  Cute, friendly, and small.  You just use two eggs in place of one since their eggs are smaller. See the egg crowning and popping out…!  I have no idea why she was on the water dish and not in...

Chicks meet the outside. 1

Chicks meet the outside.

My daffodils are blooming a month early.  I’m not about to complain! We took our chicks outside into the grass for the first time yesterday.  They were not particularly impressed, preferring to be held and hide under us more than anything. They may be a wee bit spoiled. :) This is Minnie Pearl.  Tractor Supply had a sign up saying she is a Barred Rock, but she doesn’t have the white spot on her head like Barred Rock chicks should. I asked...

On the Flip Side… 3

On the Flip Side…

Ok so I cannot figure out why my posts will not let me put double spaces between things!  The spaces show up in the editor, and in the HTML, but when I save the post they disappear.  Anyone know why?  It’s driving me CRAZY. Instagrams! Self portraits from today: ****** We had one of the last nice winter days from this unseasonably warm weather the other day…and we enjoyed it quite a bit. Today it’s rainy, changing over to snow tonight...

Backyard. 0

Backyard.

I had to switch antibiotics for my sinus infection because I couldn’t swallow the Augmentin. I kept cutting it into four pieces and it was making me really sick at my stomach and making me poo way too much. I would start getting sick about 15 minutes after taking it every time.  Yuck.  They gave me a Z-Pack instead, but by the time they sent in the prescription and I picked it up, it took a day in between before I got to start taking it. ...

Happenings. 0

Happenings.

Ada accidentally took a nap yesterday. She usually doesn’t nap because that means she will stay up until after midnight, and I will do anything to keep that from happening.  Saturday and Sunday are the only days of the week I get Tyler at home in the evening.  I don’t like to waste those nights. We like to talk without small children screaming.  Maybe watch some TV together.  Or you know…other adult things. Anyway, Ada accidentally napped for three hours yesterday afternoon.  She woke...

Green. 2

Green.

Mother Nature decided today could be spring-like.  Thankfully! Rosie decided that today could be a Little House on the Prairie day.  She got so angry when I kept forgetting to call her Mary.  She also insisted that I dress as Ma, which includes wearing my Ma bonnet. At one point the dog got out and ran down the road, and I chased her wearing my bonnet.  I totally forgot it was on.  The rest of the world wasn’t celebrating Little House on the Prairie...