Sunday, April 26, 2009

Getting things done........

We are slowing but surely getting things done around here. The new chicken coop just needs a few more touches and it will be done. It's livable for the girls so they are in there we just need to make sure it is waterproof. It is so much nicer than their old home. And it SMELLS so much better. lol It still smells like new wood and pine shavings. I will post a picture as soon as it's totally done. I still need to paint it too and I'm going to hang some flower pots from the rafters on the outside. Yes, I have big dreams.

My garden area is all tilled and fertilized. I am WAY WAY late in getting my garden in but oh well, what are you gonna do? We've had a lot of adjustments this year and we're just getting started here on the new place so it'll take some time. Next year will be much easier.

Heck, I haven't even gotten my front porch done yet. It's totally ho-hum and needs some curb appeal. But, I have more ambition than time or money!!!

One really cool thing though is that my city boy husband is totally getting into the homesteading lifestyle. I love watching him get all excited over things.

In other news, I've confirmed with my boss that I will indeed take the full time position at school. I fought myself back and forth over this for months. The economy is scaring me though. So are the prices of everything. I went to WalMart yesterday. I had 4 little bags, not even full mind you and 2 of the deli pizzas. It rang up to over $80. I wanted to throw up! OMGosh! I don't know how people are getting by.

I don't LOVE my job. But, it's not bad. I can handle it. The hours are pretty good besides having to get up so dang early. But, on the other hand, I see quite a few people down my road leaving at the same time as me. It's a part of life for many of us and just something that has to be done. So, no more feeling sorry for myself. I need to put on my big girl panties and do what I have to do.


Andrea said...

How great that your girls now have a proper home!! I so want a coup with some chickens!! Someday.......

Groceries are super high right now. I actually have saved a bunch of money by not shopping at Walmart. I now cut coupons and go shopping at Kroger. I can get twice as much for half the price!! Plus, I get a lot of free food!! I hardly ever go to Walmart anymore, unless I need diapers or wipes or something like that.

Congrats on the full time position! Does that mean benefits? That would be great! And it's nice to know that you will have the same days off as your kids!

I can't wait to see pictures of the coup. Of coarse, I could just drive over there and see it in person.

I saw your oldest last night! he is getting so TALL!! The kids all had fun. I hope to see you soon!!

Oh, and email me, your email address doesn't work anymore!

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