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A week on the ranch (March 23 - March 29)

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by , 03-30-2009 at 02:04 AM (1040 Views)
Busy week at work, which always makes the days fly by. I had a knitting class on Thursday and a beading class on Saturday, so it was also a well rounded week!

After a rainy weekend, the sun came out again on Monday, and it was a short-sleeve-shirt kind of week. Which was nice, because I did a lot of walking and outside work. Also got stuck in my share of meetings - yawn.

My knitting class was my sweater workshop. I am still working on the body, and I hope to start the sleeves by next week. The beading class was at a local little bead shop, and was to learn how to create a herringbone design bracelet with a rivoli pendant center. Very pretty little bracelet, and I learned the body of it this week. Next week is the pendant part.

The weekend also flew by. On Saturday, I had my beading class in the morning, and then I had to rush home to meet up with a lady who wanted to adopt two of the cockatiels I am fostering. Afterward, I spent some time working on my beading project and getting the house straightened up. I also made the mistake of roasting two garlic heads, to use in various recipes, and the smell of roasted garlic has lingered and makes me hungry every time I walk in the house! Today, I spent the whole day setting up an enclosure for the chicks, who had gotten too big for their little ferret pen. I am relatively happy with the results, and I wonder why I hadn't come up with something similar in the past. Once the chicks are old enough to join the adults, I could still use the pen as a hospital pen for the goats, or a pen to put any hens who need some recuperation time from the roosters, or a place to put an older rooster who can't defend himself anymore. In short, it has a multitude of uses, including for any future chicks I bring home!

I have been feeling somewhat directionless lately, having trouble staying motivated in my goals, and I did some soul-searching about that on Friday. I posted in my 3/28/2009 Chick Journal in more detail, but I came to the conclusion that I have been waiting for motivation, instead of creating it. So I have turned over a new leaf, or am in the process of turning it over, anyway, and hope to make April a productive and memorable month!

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  1. mauimagic's Avatar
    Love your last paragraph - so true for most, same thing happened to me when 'waiting' for my doctor to operate so I could get on with my life. Will be getting on with it independently of what he decides.

    Lucky animals you have, you take such good care of them!!
  2. frugal-fannie's Avatar
    When you get finished would love to see pics of your work.
  3. madhen's Avatar
    Thank you, frugal-fannie. I will be sure to post pics in my album and probably the Needleworks Challenge thread.

    Thanks, Mauimagic. I do try to keep the animals' lives as comfortable as possible. The way I reason it, I have control over the way they live, so I have the responsibility of making sure they have as good of lives as I can provide.
  4. Debbie-cat's Avatar
    Sounds like you had a great week! I too am looking forward to April and what positive things it will bring.