Making the best of it

It happened. 

I knew I shouldn’t have eaten that delicious chicken salad from a cafeteria that I didn’t see come straight out of the refrigerator.

I knew my stomach is a big sissy and can’t handle what most people have no problem with.

I KNEW BETTER. But I did it anyway.

I’ve not felt that bad since I had to stay the night in the hospital from food poisoning way back in 2004….So my best guess is that’s what it was.

Either way it was bad stuff. So bad.

Since this morning I wasn’t in any state to effectively parent our wild girls Lynn had to figure out something.

Cows don’t care if I’m sick. Cows are still hungry and need their farmer. (I might have called them “stupid cows” under my breath this morning) 

It was 20 degrees here bright and early, too cold for little girls to be outside for long periods of time.

So Lynn took the girls to his parents house, wished them (his parents) luck, and left to go feed cattle.

Thankfully the girls (even Claire) remember they have manners when (and only when) I am not around. 

They watched cartoons, read books and made cookies. I received this photo from my mother-in-law, it is my father-in-law holding both girls and doing something he has never, ever done before.

In their happy place. Photo credit to Roselyn Waters.

The man has never before today made and decorated cookies. He has done a lot of things in his life…But somehow cookie baking wasn’t included on that list. Apparently when Memaw asked them if they wanted to engage in a little baking, Caroline and Claire wheedled and blinked their big baby eyes at Papaw, and used all their charm. 

When employed, their charm is almost completely irresistible. Like the siren call of a mermaid to a sailor…Or the box of “Chips Ahoy with Oreo frosting middles” to me at the grocery store, it’s something that can’t easily be ignored. (Seriously. I can eat an entire box of those cookies by myself. I may have even hid from the children before so I didnt have to share those bites of deliciousness … though not today) These kids are smart. They know how to work together when need be.

At any rate, they all made a beautiful new memory today.

And I lost 10 whole pounds overnight. I’ve never had a diet that worked that fast and efficiently.

So maybe good things happen even from a terrible night of sickness.

(Don’t worry church friends, I won’t come tomorrow just in case I have germs to share)

Whew. Enjoy your weekend friends.

Cow update

Going through the last couple days in reverse….
The cattle are ok. (Last post) They are past the waiting period the Veterinarians said to be in alert and all is well. The fence building/county and city worker stuff seems to have been worked out, so we shall see about that.

It was the kids last “official” day of daycare though they will keep going part time this summer, cause Mama’s gotta make some money!

Kids. No longer babies.

Caroline is enjoying her very first sleepover with my in-laws. So far I’m ok. (I’m more than sure she is fine!)

Last, but not least mornings aren’t my jam. But the kids are pumped…they have started having parades before school. MORE COFFEE PLEASE.


Kids are a mystery

So, after church I was digging through my purse looking for my phone…and at the bottom I come across this


The color doesn’t show up well, but it seems to be human hair….light brown…cut with scissors or a knife… And its straight hair. I can only guess it’s mine since its darker than the girls hair and lighter than hubbys. Also, a  pair of scissors have been stashed in my purse. Weird.

We go “help” Lynn feed after church. The girls think it’s great fun. The cows aren’t so sure.



That cloud lined up so the cow looks like she has a halo. Ha-ha.

Lynn explained to the kids what a creep feeder is. (It’s a feeder that only calves can fit in so they can get extra feed) They were super interested and ran up and spooked the calves, which spooked the kids, which being the mature parents we are made us cackle.

Anyway. Here is the girls in the tractor while Lynn and I were taking off netwrap. I think they adjusted every lever and turned every knob.


When we were done the cows were happy, the kids were happy and we all soaked up some sunshine which was glorious.




Have a great Sunday evening friends!

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