I don’t have much in particular to post about. I just wanted to put it out there that I’m still here! I had posts all ready in my head for the past week and never got around to any of them. The menu plan was a bust. Brian has been so busy that I ended up riding in the semi with him quite a few nights just to see him. That means lots of leftovers and grilled cheeses. I guess he just gets in that mode and works, works, works. He’s up for work by 6 and got home after midnight two nights I think. I’m either sleeping in the passenger seat by then or falling asleep at home.
I used to be able to work like that but now it seems like I need so much sleep or I’m tired all the time. It doesn’t help that I have trouble shutting my mind off and falling asleep and have nightmares so often that keep me tossing and turning. I’m about ready to look for a sleep therapist or something but I’m trying a few other things first. I.E. reducing stress/stressful thoughts, cutting back the caffeine (tea) before bed, trying not to eat before bed, and trying to avoid shows like Criminal Minds. I spent some time looking through the Bible tonight to see what it says about dreams. I found a few helpful tidbits and a really neat quote that relates to farming that I’ll post sometime.
I feel kind of blah. I’m not sure if it just because I have so many projects going that I don’t want to do any of them or what. I’m hosting a birthday party for my sister next month so I’d really like to wrap up the Git ‘Er Done list by then. Lately I’ve been rearranging the rabbit room (aka spare bedroom) to make it a more usable space. It is right off of the living room and now has a couch and futon in it. I think it is going to be kind of “my room” for knitting, sewing, and just relaxing. Our living room couch always has several blankets and pillows on it because I sit there and it looks kind of messy. I wound most of my yarn stash in to nice, neat cakes today and organized them in the spare room dresser. Next, I need to organize my fabric and sewing accessories and find a place to store them.
The electrician came today. I forget to mention – and this is a big deal – Brian’s Mom is gifting us some money. She sold her house and is being very generous to share some of that income with us. It is enough that if we put a little with it we can have the whole house rewired all at once instead of breaking it up over another year like we’ve been doing. Anyway, we walked through the house and discussed the details. I picked regular white covers and switches versus almond or ivory. I like the bright white, I think it looks fresh. It will looks especially nice compared to all the discolored and painted over switch plates we have now. The wiring we have is so ancient and all jumbled together from different changes throughout the years. We used to smell hot things a lot and after the barn fire we don’t want to take any chances. I’m really excited to get it done.
Plus, the rewiring is one of the things standing between us and paying off our debt. With that gone all we need to do it finish the cattle building, rebuild the lean-to, save for a semi trailer and maybe a gravity wagon, and then we can start kicking it do the debt. We had originally wanted to do a few more projects beforehand but I’m so sick of putting it off and Brian agrees so we put the other projects on hold. Our goal right now is to be debt free except the mortgages by Christmas of 2010. Who knows if we’ll get there in time but if will be so worth it whenever it happens.
Hmm, this is getting really long for being a post about “nothing in particular”. Guess I”ll stop now.
I hope everyone had a great Halloween!