Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Tuesday, home again!

 This is how I feel.  I am happy to be back, but the whirl wind is starting.  We had a great time.  Loved spending time with the grandsons, and my daughter and her husband.  It was relaxing in many ways as the boys are older.

I did a lot of spring cleaning for daughter.  She works long hours at a very high stress job as a prosecutor. The last thing she wants to do on her very limited time off is clean cupboards and drawers. 

I gutted her laundry room and scrubbed it out.  My oldest grandson was in a state of shock by the mess I made cleaning things out.  It has to get bad before it gets better.

Anyway eliminated, 4 large garbage bags of junk from the kitchen cupboards.  Took a large bag of linens to good will out of the laundry room. Took 4 trash bags out of the master bathroom drawers and cupboards.  Daughter was happy.  Grandson recovered.

We had a nice Easter watching the boys with their baskets and egg hunt. Then hopped in the car for the two hour ride to Nampa.  Made mom and dad an Easter basket, and also made chicken cordon bleu, with a light cheese sauce.  We had asparagus and home made lemon meringue pie. Hubs and I left early Monday and drove the 5 hours home arriving about 3:30.

I did two loads of laundry although it is not finished, and unpacked and put everything away.  Hubs was kind enough to make bacon and eggs for dinner as we had no fresh veggies. I went and paid the person who watched the animals, and then did some grocery shopping.  I also deep cleaned the shop for the influx of prom dresses coming in tomorrow. (yippee) remind me at the end of the week that I am excited about this.Then I planted my garden seeds in starter pods.  I was tired when I went to bed.

Today I will go with hubs early to his doctor appointment to check on his prostate cancer. Then he has to work at the high school in the afternoon.  I have a boat load of sewing coming in and I want to finish up the laundry. Daughter is going to bring Kelsa and Schmills down late in the afternoon while she and son in law do some errands. I have several things in the shop I want to get done.

It will be a very busy week.  We have so many things that need to be accomplished around the yard.  hubs needs to finish the chicken run, mow the lawn, and we must get the garden spot filled with dirt and tilled, so we can plant.  We also need to build another bed for the blueberry bushes.  I need to round up all the rockery.  Then we have to build up the snake fence another 2 feet higher as Roscoe knows how to get over the 18 inch one which prevents snakes from coming in for the most part, although we still have to be careful.  The new fence will keep Roscoe out of the cow pasture and away from the large rock formations where the snakes sun themselves.  Roscoe also needs another rattlesnake vaccine.I need to put the newly planted seedlings out in the pop up greenhouse and get the hoses moved out.  We also need to transfer the chicks to the main house as they are all large enough to be out from under the warming light.

Since the shop is now heading to full time work again, I will have to do a lot of this yard and extra work in the evenings.I am thankful the days are getting warmer and longer now so I can work outside after dinner.

On a happy note: My sissy bought me a plane ticket to see her and we are going to a beach house and Sluggy is coming with us!  I am so excited.  So I really have to get my shop work done and cleaned up so I can leave town again.  The local schools are allowed to have proms and Jr miss, so I will be busy.

I missed you guys and I am so happy to be back!
Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.


P.S.I was happy to get our heat/electric bill for March and it was under $100 which is so nice.  At the old place it would have been close to $200.00


  1. Glad you’re back - girl you busy!

  2. Glad you had a nice trip. Glad you are back safely.

  3. Glad you had a nice trip! Good luck on all you to dos. Have a good week! :)

  4. I go through that vacation cycle as well :-) Sounds like a great trip!

  5. I didn't know there was such a thing as a snake fence. I thought they could get under or over anything.

    1. No they will not go over a snake fence, but we still have to watch.

  6. I am glad you had a great trip!
    I am wondering though:if I buy you and Sluggy plane tickets to my house can Sluggy and I sit and sip cold beverages while you clean my laundry room?

  7. Welcome back!
    So glad you had a nice vacation. I know the grandchildren enjoyed spending time with you, and I'm sure your daughter appreciated the help.
    Hope your husband gets a good report.
    I didn't know about snake fences, ugh.
    Glad work is picking up. Have a great week.

    1. Yes we have rattlesnakes here especially by the rock outcrops.

  8. Welcome back. Glad you had a lovely visit and glad that your grandson got over his shock.

    Keeping your husband in my prayers for a good report.

    God bless.