Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Oh Yes... We are Still Here!

Oh dear... It's been 15 days since my last post (confession)... Forgive me my dear friends....

We are definitely up to our ears in projects!

Here is the short list (I know you just love these):
  • I attended a women's golf clinic (2 nights) - and had the time of my life! That sums up my fun for the last 3 weeks...
  • Kids have been riding horses daily. Let's see, Sami has had her foot stepped on and her thumb bit. Jake - he's too busy doing tricks off the back of the pony - he begs for trouble!
  • Already had a PTCO meeting to get ready for this next school year - which starts Sept. 2nd
  • Helped at the school registration - 2 hours of fun and excitement
  • 25 lambs and 5 mutton have been processed. I have to go get them, do deliveries, etc.
  • Markets, markets, markets and markets... That is my weekend schedule... Well, Thursday thru Saturday.
  • Lawn Mowing. Do that 2 days a week. Usually Sundays, Mondays.
  • One of my restaurants closed. No call. No word. That's 1200 lbs. of beef we had reserved for the restaurant - what do do with it now? Stressed...
  • 11 processed grass fed beef are going to need homes... More stress.
  • Kids are irrigating again. Am and Pm.
  • A friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer (that's her card, at the beginning of this post). She has already had an operation, had the lump and lymph node removed, and is now undergoing radiation treatments. All within this past month. The cancer lump was only 1 centimeter. One centimeter of hell that has turned her entire world upside down. I hate that... Ann is in my book club. We have known each other for about oh, 8 years. She comes to my scrapbook parties, we drink wine together, and she is my sushi sister, i.e. we make sushi together at our get-togethers. Ann at one point was considering a double mastectomy, or chemo.... see? While the rest of us are deciding what to cook for dinner, Ann is making these horrid decisions. Life changing. Breast changing.
So... got my hands full. Trying to juggle the meat business, kids, emotions and this life of mine.

I have a little knot in my stomach.

This too, shall pass...

11 comments:

noble pig said...

Okay Breathe! Wow, you are busy!

Lauren said...

breathe, breathe...

cute card! Did you get some paper from the CFH stash too???

i just got mine yesterday... and I EXCITED to get making cards!

Jenn Biederman said...

Wow, Andi...what a list!! Sounds like there is lots going on at your homestead. I was sad to read about your friend with cancer...I will keep her in my thoughts & prayers (& you too). She has a tough fight ahead of her & I am glad she has you for a friend. Take care & will check back soon!

Jenn

Dawn said...

Ohh, Andi, I am so sorry about your friend. I know how hard it is to watch somone suffer. My mom's been blogging about her fight. Maybee your friend would like to read it.

Golf, great another reason for you to be mia...LOL I am glad your summer is busy. I'll take some beef of your hands...

Kerilou said...

Hey, Andi! Sorry for all your stress. I will keep you and yours in my prayers. One day at a time, right?? Keep your chin up, hugs to you!
Kerilou

Tami B. said...

Sending you lots of hugs, Andi. Life is such a crazy balancing act sometimes. Just hang on and enjoy the good parts. So sorry to hear about your dear friend.

ScrappyPam said...

{{{hugs}}}

Debra Day said...

Andi dear, Glad to see you online. You sure sound busier than a cat in a roomfull of rocking chairs! Running here and there and doing so much in so little time. My heart goes out to the deep emotions of your life and your friends situation. Hard indeed to mentally categorize it while mowing the lawn and all. My best to you. Go watch a sunset or sunrise by yourself and say a prayer. I'll do the same for all concerned.

Sweet Blessings said...

Hello there sweet girl...You are right..."This too shall pass"...it's become one of my steadfast verses this year....please know there's always a rainbow waiting after every storm. And, your friend is very blessed to have you in her life. I will uplift you both in my prayers... Sweet blessings!

Arlene said...

You've had a busy time of it. My thoughts go out to your friend. Glad you were able to get on and post. Take care now.

queenoftheclick said...

I never knew anyone who had lambs and mutton to process. You deliver the meat? Can we see pics of that? I just can't imagine it.

*I am a country girl at heart living in the polluted city.*

So you have a farm and you golf too?

I hope your friend continues to have good health now.