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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.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Feeling Blah


I normally try not to whine too much on here...but I have felt bad all week. Thats why there has been a lack of entries here.

I have had a fever off and on all week. I guess my body is fighting off something. I dont have any other symptoms like stuffy nose or sore throat.

My right shoulder socket feels terrible. This, like my feet hurting is an ailment that will show up without any notice and stick around for weeks, then one day just decide to be done with me for a while til next time and be gone. It hurts bad enough that it keeps me from sleeping well.

So here I sit, tired, after seemingly sleeping more than usual all week, feeling achy and blah.

If there is one drawback to having animals it is that when you get sick, you still have to do what you have to do.


I have a confession to make also. Which may be part of why I have started feeling so blah.

Ians work schedule changed. He works overtime three days a week...then one day during the week we go grocery shopping. That leaves three days...Friday, Saturday and Sunday...to go walking.

We havent been walking since he has started this new schedule...and I am paying for it. I feel terrible. We talked about it and we are getting back on it today. We will walk every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I really like him having whole weekends off...so I dont want him to change his schedule.

I missed our walks. I will be glad to get back to walking.

All the animals are fine. Nothing new to report really. No more babies hatched yet though I think at least one is due to hatch today or tomorrow, a Sultan. I think one has died intheshell, but I won't open it til I am absolutely sure. There is no movement, it went to term and should hatch about the same time as the one I just mentioned. We will see.

I will be back on Monday..hopefully feeling better by then. Hope everyone has a great weekend. :)


browney44 said...

Kelly hope you feel better soon.  I love to walk too, when I walk with Tommy (3 y.o. it is so much funny seeing the world through his eyes.  My hubby walks sometimes and needs to start back up.  Get some rest.


madcobug said...

I hope you feel better soon Kelly. Be gone aches and pains. I use to feel much better when I was physically able to walk everyday. Hugs, Helen

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly I do hope you will be feeling better soon ~ I do hope Ian will keep his work schedule so you can go walking at the weekends ~ glad all the animals are OK ~ see you on Monday and hoping you will be fit and well and the eggs all hatch out safely ~ Ally x

mosie1944 said...

Go watch the video on my journal.  If that doesn't make you laugh, nothing will!

wwfbison said...

There must be something going around, it seems everyone is feeling blah, sick or tired (or all three). I have been sleeping more than I have all year in the past few days.  It seems no matter how much I sleep I want more and I usually only get 5 hrs a night and feel great.  Now I am taking 5 hour naps!  Yeah, I know what you mean about having to take care of the animals.  There are times and I'm sure you will agree...I would give just about anything to have someone take care of them and let me rest!  But we do what we gotta do, aye.  I hope Ians schedule lightens up so you can start walking again.  Hopefully your weekend will be good and you will feel better all around.

gen0507 said...

I'm sorry that you're feeling bad.  I hope you feel better soon.  I'm glad that Ian is getting the whole weekend off now.   I know that you & Shelby enjoy him being home with you.  

Have a great weekend!

P.S.  I love the picture of the old barn!

bojgill4375 said...

Oh my... sounds like the flu. Are you carrying a heavy shoulder bag? When I sold Avon I first noticed mine. I had therapy on mine because I could not sleep. Had trouble with it for 2 years! Wishing you a great weekend and also feel better. Blessings, Janie

plieck30 said...

Feel better soon. Paula

standsbyriver said...

I'm sorry to hear you are feeling so bad.  I hope that it passes soon.  I feel really blah and kinda down right now too.  Lots of things.
I'm glad your animals are all alright.
I love going for walks with my hubby too.  He has every FRIDAY SATURDAY and SUNDAY off.  I can't wait till he's old enough to retire.  We enjoy hanging out with each other.  
I really really enjoyed talking to you the other day.  I hope you call more.  I like in real life friendships.

Just a thought, could you have gotten into some pesticides or dusting powder for your animals and ingested it or inhaled it? That could make you have those symptoms too.  I hope you get ok soon.

I hope you and Ian enjoy your weekend.


breakaway1968 said...

Sorry you have been feeling down lately!  But here is a greatplace to get it all out!  Where here to listen and to try to cheer you up too :)  Ya, that would be tough to take care of those animals AND be sick on top of it!  Hope your week was a good one!  I'm a little behind on entries this week but getting caught up now :)

schoolgal040 said...

Sorry about the walks. I think the last time bobby went walking with me was over 2 years ago. Your so lucky.
I'm totally exctited about the Sultan!!!!!! Going to be so exciting! :)

You take good care :)