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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, April 23, 2008

Gorillas/How I Am

It is beautiful outside. Sunny, dry, and warm. So why am I inside. Ever have one of those days where you start out doing great and lose your momentum? That would be me today.

This morning I got up with Ian, got things going around here. Shelby had a sore throat yesterday. I thought it may be allergies. I still think it may be. Regardless, when I woke her at six this morning to get up she was very congested and still had a sore throat. We had plans to go out today. Tip had her shots and check up appointment at eleven. We were going to be around Mama and Daddys, so we were going to go and visit with Mama. There is also a Brandsmart near their house, so we were going to go there and get Shelby a new digital camera. Something she was promised when the taxes came back. Her old one broke on her a few months back so she has been using mine til we get her a new one. We were also going to get a line added to our plan for her and a cell phone for her at Brandsmart.

You KNOW she had to feel bad to not go shopping for these two things. So we stayed home.

That kind of sent me into low gear. I had already picked up the house, loaded the dishwasher, made the bed, got the laundry done, got the animals food ready in buckets, and now we werent going anywhere.

So I waited til light and let the chickens out. Then I sat around for a short while...kinda like this...


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So if you sit there long enough...you find a shady (I drew the blinds and shades) spot...and take a nap. ;)


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I woke up a couple of hours later. Felt pretty refreshed. I was waiting on Shelby to get up, to see how she was feeling so I came on here, just surfing around, reading journals. She got up and her throat felt better, but she is still stuffy. So here I sit, drinking coffee...totally lost my momentum.

There will always be something that needs doing. I know that. I need to finish taking that old pen apart.

I need to paint Derbys house.

I need to paint the front steps.

The house needs dusting.

The porch isnt finished where I started cleaning it up.

Still I sit here, drinking coffee, relaxing. I hope the coffee kicks my rear into gear in a little while. Just one of those days I reckon.

When you have big plans to be gone all day...and then its cancelled, I guess you kind of just deflate for a little while. I will get outside this afternoon.

I guess I dont have to always be doing something do I?

I get that from being a manager at Dominos Pizza many moons ago. They brainwashed us all into thinking we had to be busy doing something all the time. We should never be idle. There was always something to do. Old habits die hard I guess. ;) I am trying to break that habit though, right now anyway.


madcobug said...

I hope Shelby soon feels well enough for you to do all you wanted to do another day. Great pictures. Hugs, Helen

nelishianatl said...

Sorry Shelby.  Those are great gifts for her.  Ya'll are  such a sweet family.


breakaway1968 said...

Oh boy...Shelby MUST have been sick! lol  I hope tomorrow she will get her gifts.   Loved your gorilla pics lol   I have been on BYC for hours now and I have to get my butt of this computer (I NEED to stop looking at chickens lol) and get something done!  Since I ordered my chickens all I do is look at them!  Wondering what they will be like or look like. GEEZ  I need my chicks so I can get my life back to normal lol.  Anyway...hope you find your umph too...although you did ALOT more then me today!  I did nothing so far.  lol  I have 3 hours left before hubby gets home...I better get!  

gen0507 said...

Sorry that your plans kinda fell apart.  I hope Shelby feels much better soon.  You just sit back & relax.


dwaincade said...

Love the pictures this post and previous ones.  I been bury in the yard myself and still there is things to do.  I now have 20 polish top hat chicks White crested blacks and splash, 7 new cochins hatched this week, plus several more hatches over the last few week.  So understand when the drowsy decends, sometime you just have to go with the flow and wait for the energy to start up later.  Have a great week.

bojgill4375 said...

We had a well needed rain today. Wind dries things out so fast. Hope you have a wonderful week. Janie

mosie1944 said...

Maybe you have a bit of German blood in your veins.  I live in a community that's made up of mostly German-heritage folks, and they ALL think they have to be doing something every minute... especially the older generation of them

plieck30 said...

Hope Shelby is feeling better soon. Its kind of disappointing when you have things all planned and then things have to be changed. Paula

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly I do hope Shelby is feeling better by now ~ sorry your day out didn't happen ~ can imagine how disappointed Shelby must have been ~  No you don't have to be doing something all the time ~ By what you tell us you work too hard anyway :o) ~ Those Gorillas are very handsome ~ are you thinking of getting one to add to your other animals :o)  ~ Ally x

browney44 said...

I was the same way yesterday, couldn't get moving and when I did move it was from couch to bed, bed to chair, chair to cuddle in Tommy's bed with him!

We had tornadoes again last night with lots of lightening and rain so no working in the  yard today so I am cooking and cleaning but still feel lazy today.  Maybe a nap with Tommy is the thing today!


wwfbison said...

That gorilla is awesome, can I have one!!!  I have days like this all the time ~ once i get moving I'm okay but it takes more and more to get going lately.  You and I have the same kind of to do list.  It will get done, that is what I tell myself.