OH BOY! got a ton of things done today....had a bit of a busy streak! we (Brian, Alex and I) went outside for some dirt therapy...I transplanted one of the lil lilacs so we could use the gate both ways, rehung the gate, took 3 smallish loads of pea gravel over and put them on plastic under the play ground set, moved a lil dirt, then went and hung a lil gate on one of the posts we put in this weekend...OMG it felt good to get out! and Brian loved it....works all the way around...took the gate off (very easy) cuz I don't have the other post to tie it too, and don't want it flapping in the breeze (and OMG does it blow here!)...am a lil sore, but more out of shape sore then anything...and it does feel really good to get things done
who knows, maybe tomorrow I will burn some more, or *gasp* clean something! oh, no, wait, I don't do that :rofl: I do need to get at the house eventually tho *sigh*
so anyway, tomorrow if we have nice weather, think I will work some more on fence type stuff....good news is Brian didn't require close supervision and was really good, AND he may have worn himself out so he might take an afternoon nap just not holding my breath, kwim?
as for the teeth, I have no idea what is or isn't coming in anymore! and he isn't cooperating for a look see (we tried last night)...he had a rough night last night, which could be just about anything, but could still be teeth too...who knows
all I know is I feel pretty darn good, and even the butt head can't ruin that for now, so I am not even going to tell him, so he can't be unimpressed and make me DEPRESSED...he can kiss my butt (and get rid of the mouse bodies in the well house) and that is FINE with me!
well, Mom called...I think I was asleep, but I am not sure and I now have one nasty headache, even tho I have had like 2 grams of sugar this am (Cheerios with Splenda again)....it could be just about anything, but I am not sure
and been yaking with a friend of mine....seems we are BOTH looking for property, and about the same thing....only she can go wherever she wants, whereas I have all these stupid rules and nono places.....how pathetic....her daughter also has my other car seat.....which, after what, almost 4-6 mos, I figure is time to return...have been asking for it since Nov or Dec and when I LOANED it to them, I SAID, it was a loan and was very specific about it.....well, many moons later I told her I am just going to pick it up.....no more procrastinating, no more we are looking, no more....I am going to go get it and that will be that.....I hate to be a ***** about it but I am also pretty sure about what condition I will be getting it back in......they need another pack n play or crib and I am NOT stupid enough to offer what we have.....that too isn't happening....I am GETTING irritated enough right now that I "sold" stuff to her and she isn't paying for it as she said........granted she is in a bind with the divorce and the games her hopefully soon to be ex is playing, but still......she doesn't even mention it, what she thinks I am just going to forget $390?? I don't think so
I am not a bank, I am not rolling in cash...yeah, we have $ to live one, and no we aren't hurting, but on the other hand, I DON'T WANT TOO....Mark is anal rententive enough with what we do have, thanks I don't need help
oh yeah, and he did bleach the well last night, and he ALSO removed the bodies from the traps....good Man, I so appreciated that....now I gotta run the water thru the lines and set a sprink or two to run it out......fun, eh? need something to eat too I think.....that COULD be the headache, and the fact that maybe I just slept a lil too long (altho I doubt that)...probably more like wrong sleeping position! altho I DID sleep better last night from all the excersise I did yesterday, and it could also be leftovers from that, who knows, I just want it GONE!
oh yeah, and the score was 177.....not good....not sure HOW not good it is, but still NOT going to do the blood meter, and that is that....her scare tactics aren't going to work on me today!
OH YEAH, and looks like Mark has Pres day off, works 3 days and then has his 3 day weekend.....that should make him happy.....should ask him if he has any plans! and I also told him that unless they had roots, I wasn't interested in getting flowers for Monday either, how unromantic is that? ya know, he COULD get me some rose BUSHES and I would be just as happy about it! ya know, the bare root kind!
altho now that I think about it, is more in my neck like a tension headache, so maybe it isnt sugars? I can hope, right? still, am off to graze in the kitchen....been eating carrot sticks from Bakersfield of all places....we picked Strawberries there when I was a kid.... they are certainly better then the Mercer Farms locally...which as so much more sour and nasty....I don't mind the sweet ones!
and only 13 weeks left....I should start a happy dance..get this kid out SOONER
well, have been walking on my treadmill, getting outside to do some things, really watching what I eat etc...yeah, I had like 1/2 a can of pop yesterday, but it didn't bother me (I didn't chase it with cereal either ) soooooooo, the headache faded yesterday....was acting more like a tension headache and I know how to handle those, and VOILA! all gone.....was nice! had Cheerios for breakfast, lasanga and salad for lunch, and we won't discuss dinner, but it was cheesy and GOOD, and didn't bother me at all...I did walk last night but only 10 mins cuz I was a lil sore....and dh brought it in the house so it is more readily avail, and staring me down when I walk by it so hopefully I can get with it....
and I know Cynthia isn't all that thrilled with my actions, but still, I AM doing that much better....I WAS back up to 2 cans of unleaded a pop a day, and sometimes more when I got busy outside....naughty naughty....yesterday I had 2 cups of tea (you should see this cup, is like a liter or so, is big!)....and no more drinks at the game.... and no popcorn much to Brian's dismay who chants POPcorn as we walk in the coliseum
and things outside are starting to look pretty darn good...it isn't taking lots but progress is noticable and a beautiful thing....we have Brian on a definative bed schedule, and he is retaliating with getting up earlier (the lil bugger)....bed is 9:30, so he has decided up is 6:30-7....on the up side tho, he is back to an am nap AND a pm nap ESP when we go outside to play....
and honestly I am feeling so much better....but then, Spring does that for me every year so no surprise
BUT, I did have a nice surprise yesterday.....MY CROCUS HAS STARTED BLOOMING!! now all I have to do is keep Brian away from it...only one so far, but is a sign of so many things to come...is the cream/yellow one and OMG it was such a welcome sight! and was also looking at the roses....they are also starting to push (leaves, not buds yet) as are the lilacs and the other bulbs are pushing up out of the ground.....by the end of Feb I should have a bounty! OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY I CAN'T WAIT!!!
my son has a glove....one of my stretchy blue ones and keeps bringing it to me to put it on him....changing hands too.....man that kid is so cute! and so intent....I should go find the other one and see how long they stay on him!!
OH MAN!!! went to Mom's today, we WERE going to have lunch at the Mexican place...told her I would meet her in town, and that I needed to pay for the beef (she and I are splitting one) and pick up my glider...she said she needed to let her dog out so I said FINE, would meet her at the house and we could head in
we never made it to town...I called on my way there to see if she could just meet us out front and......no answer hmmm.....so I called a couple mi down the road, and still, NO ANSWER! so I called when I got closer and finally got an answer....she had a ewe that had JUST lambed and then prolapsed....
WARNING!! FROM HERE ON OUT IT IS VERY GRAPHIC!!
HONESTLY, if you don't like gore, DON'T READ FARTHER!
a prolapse is where the uterous comes out after the baby (not good!) and at first I wasn't sure it WASN'T a severely deformed lamb...all knobby and weird with all sorts of hanging tissue and blood and bags with afterbirth in it....didn't look AT ALL what I expected, but then I have only seen one one other time, wasn't my sheep etc etc....so we got her and the lamb in a pen...I had called a friend of mine on the way over to have someone there to watch the boy, she had a sick child at home so she sent her dh (who, by all accounts, is my brother, we grew up together!)...he is ok with the gore at best but I was SO appreciative to have him there....I am NOT the muscle now that I am preg! but he was right there for us...he kept saying we should just shoot her, and I wasn't so sure he wasn't right!
SO, I get in there and start cleaning things off....tried to push it back in and it wasn't going...there was blood EVERYWHERE! more then I really thought there should be....and lil round things all over the uterus where the placenta was attached (that was interesting...thought it was really neat too!) and every time I pushed things in, she would contract and HARD...I pretty much thought it was hopeless, and Maurice offered to just shoot her...Mom said NO, she would call the vet...which is also a friend of hers, and he said it wasn't really worth the cost of a visit, but explained in detail how to make things work.....SO, we ALL head back out to give it a try....have already changed as my first set of clothes (Mom supplied) were just nasty bloody and cold (cuz they were wet! ICK)...Brian was more or less patient with us...more like he was preoccupied with the other sheepies and since we could see him........NO PROBLEM! so, M holds the ewe, and Mom and I are trying to push things back to where they belong....vet said to try crisco or cooking oil and I was doing just fine (even with the occasionally squirting blood) UNTIL we poured the olive oil all over.....then the smell, OMG, I was fighting hard not to puke my brains out!
and it wasn't going anywhere......I thought she was a gonner for sure and suddenly she contracted HARD and it started easing back in, slowly but steadily! and then a lil more, and then was most in and VOILA! all done! so I push my arm in as far as I figure it should go (way past the elbow) and then we poured some water on in (vet said it would help, and by golly it did!) by wicking it in along my arm...I was afraid to take my hand out figuring she would just contract again and out it would come, but NOPE, it didn't!
we waited almost 2 hrs and nothing happened! OMG I should have been a vet or a sheep farmer, I haven't felt this WONDERFUL over something so....I dunno, anyway....I ahven't felt this good in YEARS! I so miss that sort of thing, and I have been dancing around the house now since I got home....WOWZA! I could last forever on this adrenalin/endorphins for ages, AND I didn't over do it! I feel FINE, AND I walked this am as well....but we saved the Mom and the baby and holy moly what a rush!
and I even milked her out so we KNOW the baby has had plenty of food....after all, we THOUGHT we were going to have to put her down so we CHEATED and gave him a bottle...when we came back otu after talking to the vet, he was up and suckling on his own and she was pretty happy about it so we did give her a quick break then......washed her uterus off with warm water and antibacterial soap to prevent infection too....man I remembered just about EVERYTHING I had read and been taught.....
I so don't want to come down any time soon......I want to work on a sheep ranch SOOOOOOOOOO bad, how is THAT for insane??? is way too bad we don't have any really close, esp research stuff like they do in Corvallis....hm, maybe Mark and I should take a trek down there soon.....doubt he would, but hey, I can dream, right?
damn, I am feeling on top of the world....I feel so good!!! SPRING IS SPRINGING!!!
wow, we have had one productive weekend! and I am feeling soooooooooooo good too! had a long and interesting talk with my (more or less) brother after we assisted the ewe the other day and it really got me thinking about things....sort of like counseling I guess, but honestly, it did help to talk about it to someone....that isn't directly connected anyway....he said he hated to be nosey, but all he knew was we were having problems, and that they had been praying for us (which I knew, and very much appreciate!) I dont always agree with him, which is fine.....but he did say a few things, admonished me on a few others, agreed with me on some (w/o me retorting or doing a silly/stupid happy dance) and really it helped quite a bit....and we did it all freezing to death out in the sun on the lawn (with the breeze chilling me to the bone!) he related a few things about him and his wife and kids and I need to worry about me and what I am doing and things I can change as I can't FORCE Mark to do so.....and so far it has so helped in dealing WITH Mark instead of trying to FORCE him to do things, make sense?
so anyhow, a few days ago I had asked Mark if it was ok if we had a working Fri, and he said sure.....I lined up a sitter and Mom so we could get a good days work in and we made plans....sitter bailed on us (which was ok anyway) but Mom didn't....so we went out and was cleaning stuff up, getting things ready for fencing, planning and just getting SOMETHING accomplished...Mark has also said he would much rather go out Fri instead of doing V-day on Monday and dealing with the crowds...>I totally agreed<...and since we have games tonight and tomorrow we went out yesterday....G-ma and G-pa picked up the boy around 2......oh yeah, and I went up and got paint and some supplies for the house....odds and ends sort of stuff...and we decided to go out for dinner early (cuz we had a light lunch in anticipation) and he took me to TS Cattle Co, got there at 4:30 on the nose right when they opened....OMG that was fantastic! we both had prime rib, and it was FABULOUS! and I didn't overdo it, had like 3.5 glasses of iced tea tho *YUMMMMM* and they have the MOST fantastic sour dough bread....even went easy on that (yeah, still watching my sugars).....went to the mall after that and did some walking and just goofing off, kwim? and went home to a quiet house.....which, btw, I like it better noisy! I missed the lil bugger....there was some drama going on at Mom's house, unrelated to Brian, but that is for a different post.....it hits home a bit too much and right now I DON'T wnat to think about it!
but anyway, Brian was being his normal occupied lil angel self for G-ma and G-pa....Latte (their nono doggie aka RAT DOG RAT DOG AKA weiner dog) was totally jealous (as usual) and they were all having a pretty good time...G-ma was giving him grapes too, which he LOVES and I can deal with that....
we did very little after that, other then a couple loads of wash....went to bed late, slept in a LITTLE, and called G-ma a bit later and everything was going just fine he didn't miss us at all ya know
she said she would bring him home around noonish, and we went back outside and back at it! got so much done in two days, and not two FULL days either....the place is looking so much better...we cleaned out both vehicles, and Mark washed his car (truck isn't clean, but not NEAR that dirty either), we got the riding mower going and I went after the garbage/leaves/etc etc on the lawn while he washed....then we worked on moving a lil dirt with the wheelbarrow, more planning and stopped around noon....it looks VERY good out there...did I mention that? so anyhow, came in for lunch around 12:30-1ish and have been in here an hour.....Mark called his folks and found out his Dad isn't doing great still with the treatments and side effects, but was coping more or less (I guess) and they talked hockey mostly (yeah, we got em hooked!)
making plans to maybe head to MT for an extended weekend in March....weather, house sitter, and preg allowing....will see how it goes
but, for now, things are looking up....looking pretty good actually....
oh yeah, and have 4 crocus up.....a ton more coming (not just crocus either) and that always cheers me up! am just so darn pleased with myself....I should have done this getting busy and in better shape stuff so long ago....
dang, I am out of shape! just got off the treadmill....up to 13 mins at a descent incline and ONLY 2.3 mph....GEEZ....one would think I am fat or something
and went in today and retested for GD, will know tomorrow how it went *sigh*...weighed in and lost a lb (gotta love that one!), bp was FANTASTIC, baby is doing well, and is now transverse (is that when they lay sideways? is where he is anyway)...everything looks pretty good...went in a week early cuz now I am having problems with tension headaches too...peachy
ah well, only one more day then if it is as bad as it was, I will consider the damn meter.....honestly I don't know how I will do it, but................................
and got a few things done today....grocery shopping, got the lil shag man unshagged, and tonight, had my nails done too.....nothing fancy, but they had grown out quite a bit and one was lifting pretty bad (no clue why, honestly I haven't done anything for THAT much lift!)....and Mom is coming over tomorrow, will do the rest of the grocery shopping, a Cosco run, and Mom and I are headed out for lunch....should be good!
haven't gone outside to play today...didn't have time.....on the other hand, I got to see Cynthia's admin assist, who delivered Jan 1 (first baby of the yr in Tricities!!)....she looks JUST like her sister, who is a month or two older then Brian.....what a lil doll face
ok, I must admit....I still really wish Alex was a girl, but I know I prayed for what is blessed....will have to count on him knowing what he is doing, right?
and on an up note....Mark and I are doing quite a bit better....we never did have any long talks, but getting in a bit here and there, and a lil romance sure hasn't hurt anything either....has been rather......sweet lately
we just gotta work on it more...and I need to stay busy too....it is helping!