Everything is in countdown mode now. In two weeks I will be aboard a direct flight from Chicago, USA to Auckland, NZ. And my last and final and biggest and bestest assignment for my certificate in teaching English as a Second Language is due on the 13th. So you see? I am hauling arse! If you will excuse the expression.
Speaking of arses. I pulled out my good summer jeans for packing and decided to try them on first. HORRORS! They no longer fit. How is it that I have put on so much weight this winter?
The weight is not the problem – I still look the same – but I HATE tight uncomfortable clothing and with the new retirement budget I am not spending money on a new set of clothes just because I have been careless with food.
The body craves more calories in the winter!
But – there you are – I am back on the colorful diet wagon. I have two weeks to get comfortable again. Sigh.
We are still in the cycle of raining then freezing then raining then warming up. Today will be 50 again ( I am so glad I no longer have honey bees – this weather would wreak havoc with the poor wee things).
It was raining cats and dogs in the night. A curious expression though we all know exactly what it means. There is talk of this expression being linked to 16th century poetry. But the one Dad learned is the one I like the best. He studied Latin as a boy:
And so it was. Language is so subjective.
I drove the big truck around the corn field yesterday to feed Del’s mob over the fence into Pat’s Paddock. This was before last nights rain and the ground was very wet and spongy even then.
No more doing that until it freezes again.
After chores this morning I am going to try and finish the first copy of my last assignment. I need it to be done soon because there is mucking out to be done especially in the sleeping pen where the Six were locked in over the worst of the polar vortex storm, that desperately needs cleaning out while it is all thawed. So it will be four hours writing the four hours shoveling today.
Clean dry straw is like Christmas for animals.
I hope you have a lovely day.