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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Falling Behind

Falling behind seems to be the case here on my journal as of late. I have plenty to go on about...just haven't taken the time to do so...so...I will try and catch up this morning.

I have pictures of stuff...but haven't made the time to load them onto the computer...but I will..I promise!

Lets see...I guess I will begin with happenings over a week ago. I had another sale fall through on the chicks. I don't think I am going to do this again. It was fun at first, but then when people don't follow through with their promise of an order pick up, it kind of puts a damper on things. I was able to trade with a new bird lover friend ten Serama chicks for a proven pair of Red Golden pheasants. I still have not made the time to take pictures...but...I inspired my friend to start blogging about his birds...so I will add his link to my sidebar and he has a picture of the male in his first entry. He is also into geneology which I find very interesting. I have a few people in my family that pursue this and I am always interested in their findings and the stories that go with these ancestors.

I am now down to just the chicks I am hatching for myself. I have a nice assortment of Golden Phoenix, Silver laced Polish, and Serama chicks. I have six eggs left in the incubator now. Five are the Silkie eggs my friend Kay sent to me...thank you again Kay. :) She sent me a bunch...some just did not fare well in the trip and did not continue to develop..but if these five will make it that will be fine...I am just happy to have them.

Bonnie laid her first egg. I don't know how she managed it! She is a tiny little girl and if I didn't know better I would think that someone was playing a trick on me and put a big egg in there for me to find! I don't know how she passed it. It was as big as a silkie egg, poor girl. I put it in the incubator for grins...and believe it or not...it has veins now! So that means it is fertile and developing. I am excited about that.

It has rained and rained here. It has rained so much I cant get my mowing done and the grass is just growing and growing like wildfire! I know there are many folks thatneed rain, so I won't complain...but it does make it hard to get things done outside.

Yesterday we had a really bad looking storm coming in. I waited a little to late but managed to call Derby in to shelter. As he was about to enter the gated area I stood there waving a carrot at him about 25 feet away over near his shelter calling him...and about became crispy Kelly and crispy Derby. I have never been that close to getting hit by lightening. It scared us both. A bolt came down right between us...and the sizzling sound was enough to make your hair stand on end. He took it a lot better than I did. His eyes got big and he jumped a little, but I called him in to hurry up. Got him in, reluctantly went and closed the gate and hurried in. Then the bottom fell out and it really rained and blew and stormed.

Sherry did not call me on Wednesday as she promised. I was disappointed as we had had a very excitable conversation about her coming up this past Friday and spending the night. We were going to go to Collinsville AL and go to the trade day thing, flea market. I called on Saturday...and was able to talk to Kelly, that is her long time boyfriend of 14 years. Also the father of Kelsey, thier daughter. After talking to him for some time, I pretty much got the picture of what is going on with her.

He told her that he thought she might have hurt my feelings. She asked him why. She didnt even remember she was supposed to come, let alone call me to confirm. He told her to look at the calendar. She frowned and said OH. I had had her write a note to herself on the calendar to remind her to call me.

I got a message on my phone of ramblings about her brother coming on Wednesday with his kids..and then she had to work on Thursday. SO. That doesnt mean anything for Friday.

Through talking to Kelly, I found out about this new pushy bossy friend. I may or may not have mentioned her. I think her name is Tracy. She showed up not too long ago...Sherry had not seen her for about eight years. She has been helping Sherry clean her house from time to time. The problem is, I think Sherry sees her as a grass is greener kind of person. Tracy seems to have a fashionable home, and I think Sherry envies that. She suggests things to Sherry, like putting up blinds and things of that nature. That would be fine, except Sherry cannot afford any extras and luxuries of this nature. She makes do with what she has on hand, and if she finds something nice at a yard sale and such, then she uses that. Lately Sherry has been spending alot of time with this lady. Too much. She is always gone. Is not spending time with her family. Now, I realize this is only one side of the story, and I do intend to get the other side before getting too upset. I know that Sherry does not have the perfect child, the perfect house, the perfect relationship, but it is her life, and it isnt that bad. I think she wants more out of her life, she has said as much to me. I think she is restless and maybe unhappy with the fact that she is going on fourty and doesnt have what she wants out of life. Welcome to the majority of the human race I say. You have to try and be happy with what you have, and not worry about what you dont have.

Erin called me, thats my younger sister. Crying into the phone at 12:30 am night before last.

I have to talk to you, I have questions, please dont call, just thought you would be up...all in a quivery crying voice.

If she knew me at all, she would know I am NEVER up that late. I go to bed with the chickens and I get up with the chickens.

Bottom line was, she once again screwed up. Daddy was right to get onto her. If she is going to live under their roof, then she needs to get home and not drag herself in the house at nearly midnight when others have to get up and go to work the next morning, including her. Lies, more lies. Going out to eat, going shopping, be home later...yeah, but what do you need to go shopping for THAT LATE??? It is probably best she didnt get me that night. Because all I would have asked her was

Well, why were you so late getting in?

She doesnt call me, she doesnt want my opinion. I tell it like it is, and I dont tell her what she wants to hear. So why she called me this time I have no idea. I still have not heard back from her so I guess her crisis is over for the moment. Always the drama.

Life is simple, if you let it be. She complicates things. Flip flopping back and forth between her ex husband and her ex? boyfriend that she had the last three years of her marriage. That pretty much tells it all doesnt it.

Well, around here at my house it has been wonderful and simple. We like it that way. Just us and the critters, doing our thing.

Now if you found this entry extremely boring, I am sorry. This was just a catch up entry, and I will try and get back to some chicken talk and some lovely pictures on my next entry. :) I guess this entry was just kind of for me, to put this past week down on paper so to speak.


plieck30 said...

Oh no didn't find it boring at all. I think we know some of the same people. lol Waiting for people to sell chickens to is about like advertising rent property. You give up what you had planned to do and then they don't show as they said they would. Oh well thats people. we live that simple life  too with only the drama of others. Paula

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly I really enjoyed reading this entry ~ it was not boring at all ~ it is nice sometimes just to read someone's thoughts ~ and I love hearing about your critters ~ and I am glad that lightening missed you both :o) ~ Ally

geocachelinda66 said...

I'm glad you didn't get hit by lightning, that must of been scary.  Linda

wwfbison said...

I didn't think your entry was at all boring.  It's good to hear what is going on in your life, good or bad.  What a shame another sale falling through - people really are unreliable and rude sometimes.  I cannot imagine having lightning strike so close!  My gosh that must have been scary.  Thank God neither of you were hit.   Congrats to Bonnie on laying her first (BIG) egg, poor dear.  It gave me pains just reading about it.   I feel bad for you that Sherry stood you up.
I had someone in my life who disappointed me all the time so I know how you feel.
Take care,

acoward15 said...

I look forward to seeing your next lot f pics.