Saturday, April 7

Random at its finest...

Truthfully, that post title may be over stating things by a mile, but I like it nonetheless... and here is our week's randomness in no particular order, hence the random:
 We've had workers in our home every day this week.  It is a loud, messy disaster area but we are so thankful for them.  We are on a very tight timetable with some big 'issues' on our horizon and need this completed a.s.a.p!!  When we told them how fast we needed it done, we were told it was impossible.  But they arrived Monday morning and have worked crazy long, hard hours and they are sure going to try and meet our 'impossible' deadline.  The carpeting upstairs may be the late comer to our repair party but if that is all that is left to do... I will feel blessed indeed.  So the first pic is of the entry.  Drywall replaced, first mudding done... first of next week sanding and more mudding.  I am not ready for more dust mess but ready or not... here it comes.
 The 1/2 bath looks bad!  It lost drywall and base, crown, and window mouldings/trim.  Painful.

Moving on to happier things... the pasture got mowed for the first time this season.  Gorgeous.  The horses and donkeys do a great job keeping it 'mowed' during the summer but the pasture always need an initial cut to do away with all the winter mess.  Even with our commercial mower, this takes Shawn quite a while to do, it is so breathtaking though.

2012 has been the year that I declared that I would do all in my power to resolve my back pain.  Part of that plan was to loose weight that has been gained due to limiting activity due to pain, but I just knew I would give myself the best chance of healing, etc, if I got that back under control.  I started loosing weight back in December.  At the first of the year, my brother Jared gathered a group of family and friends to do a 3month round of 'Biggest Loser'.  I could not count the weight I had already lost, but I joined in any way more for the encouragement.  BUT  then I got all crazy competitive... not a normal trait of mine.  It worked for me though... I won!  I am still not at my ideal goal but real close and I got a good wad of madcash  for winning.  Yippee.  2012 thus far has been more doctor appointments than I care to count...tests, labwork, EKG, 2months of physical therapy, consultations, 2nd opinions, etc, etc.  I now feel confident to say by June I should be back to gardening, back on the 4wheeler, normal activities that I have omitted in the past few years.  I need surgery, and I need to be a VERY good girl and give myself time to heal... but I should be free of pain.  That gives me goosebump to see in type!

Christian is working hard on his Eagle Project.  He is going to organize a building project for the HEALS organization at the Madison CrossRoads Elementary Dental Clinic.  They need him to provide a deck and steps for the back of the clinic... and a deck, ramp, and landing for the front of the clinic.  Whew!!  He has been doing tons of research, asking tons of opinions, and organizing all that this big of a project will include.  I'm proud of him.  He is slow as molasses but I value that he chose a doozy of a project and is determined to follow it through.
 HEALS (Health Establishments at Local Schools) is an non-profit organization here that sets up medical and dental clinics right on the campuses of local schools to benefit the students there that otherwise do not get the medical/dental treatment that they need.  They also provide things for the students including new shoes (heels for heals), etc.  Shawn has been involved with this organization since we first moved back here in 2002. 

Ty has started baseball again.  The weather has not been kind as far as allowing for many practices.  He got his uniform today.  And again I must pose the question... why oh WHY must game pants be white, whimper.  

Due to my upcoming surgery, I will miss seeing my littles in Nursery each Sunday for several weeks.  I have been busy working on some unfinished projects for them... this will eventually be a little fishing game for them, I think they will love it!  

And good news was discovered today out here in the countryhood!  One of the major conveniences that was foregone when we left a very progressive city to move out here was food delivery of any kind.  You know those times when you had something planned for dinner but all the powers in the universe joined forces to prevent you well planned dinner to materialize?  And you scramble because your gang is hungry and they get hostile when hungry?  Yet, to all pile in the car to trek into town is not what anyone feels up to doing either!  Well, for the 5 years we have lived here NO ONE delivered.  Not that we eat out all that often anyway but there are those emergencies that the option to have something cooked for you and handed to you at your front door would be nice.  Well, Lo and Behold... Shawn was walking out front to weedeat this afternoon and he jokingly said to me, "that looks like a very lost pizza delivery guy coming down our drive!"  I simply said, "ahhhh, he is way too far out here and he MUST be way lost."  Shawn walked out to the guy and the deliver guy said he had a deliver for OUR ADDRESS!  WHAT?!  But then he said it was for Misty, who lives in our Carriage House Loft.  Shawn pointed him to the carriage house.  I sprinted back through our house to witness the miraculous delivery.  And I'll be darn, there IS someplace that will drive way out here to bring us food on one of THOSE occasions.  I've never required gourmet delivery... just make it for me, drive it to my house, hand it to me through the front door, I just don't wanna cook tonight DELIVERY.  And now we have it.  Fantastic discovery by the little sis.  Score!
Tomorrow I so look forward to going to church.  I have not seen my Nursery littles in 2 weeks due to my trip to Atlanta and then General Conference.  I am thankful for my Savior, and a special Sabbath Day to contemplate and show gratitude for his Resurrection...


woodsermom said...

Score!! Pizza delivery - I am forever in your debt for this announcement!

woodsermom said...

Score!! Pizza delivery - I am forever in your debt for this announcement!