Ha, ha, ha!!! Some joke, eh? The break was great! I am sure I will do one again in the near future. I set high goals (with the idea we would aim high, and if we missed, at least we would have gotten a lot accomplished). Not all of my goals were met. Surprise :-) I really need to get back into schooling, which will be hard since I still have a lot of work to do in that area. But, for now, we must press forward, making do with what we did get done. I am going to try to keep up a reduced computer time and put that time into the things that were left undone.
I made sure to add some fun things in our 'schedule' these past two weeks. We had a birthday and a mock camping weekend. We still need to do some major improvements of work habits. Oy. Not sure how to address that issue right now. I suppose a lot of prayer and thought will need to take place to work that out.
I suppose I will make a list of all that still needs doing and spread the work out over a week, instead of a day or two. Sometimes it just seems like there is a never ending list of all that needs doing.
We had a cute little surprise yesterday. Saoirse was going out to collect the eggs when she heard this cheeping from under the house. She peeked her head into the open air vent (some of our grated ventilation spots do not have their grates anymore), and lo and behold one of our chickens had been laying eggs under the house and she hatched out 6 chicks!!! Unfortunately one of them died this morning. This chicken is a first time mom :-) She's doing a great job, but sometimes I've seen one or two chicks go running off in the opposite direction. These little guys are REALLY little...only a few days old, all yellow down. The one that died got stepped on by a larger animal (a goat I suppose). Poor little thing.
I will try to get some pictures up to show you all some of what went on during our 2 week break.
PS: I am working on my blog design, so I apologize beforehand if things don't work, or if things look wonky. I am having a hard time getting my side bars to not interfere with my posts. Not to mention that I can not customize all of my text colors. I am not digging the blue :-)