Sunday, February 24, 2008

Great End to the Day


I did not realize so much time had flown by until I checked the last post, time just seems to be flying. Looking at the messages left ends my day on such a great note, thank you for taking the time to visit, you help to make my days.

Wow, all kinds of things going on! I watched the eclipse and it was as awesome as it had been advertised. Quite often when there is this type of event the weather does not seem to cooperate, this time I lucked out big time. Not only was the weather clear but I could see it through my window, too cold to go out. The next morning when I went to let the dog out, the moon was so bright and clear through the trees. Just beautiful.

We have had a few days of warmer weather here and there, kind of like a roller coaster. The past couple of days we actually had sun too, what a gift. Standing in the yard listening to the birds and feeling the warmer air, Spring is stirring. The weather is uncertain for the next couple of day, but there does not seem to be any sub zero on the horizon. Friday the hay I had been waiting for arrived and I helped load it into the barn, bales this time and easier to move around. Saturday was for purchasing bags of feed and then people and indoor critter food. Jim was stuck at work so I moved the 6 50 pound bags of feed in plus a 50 pound bag of lime that I use to keep the stalls fresh. As I was toting them in I thought of all the money I was saving by not having to pay for the gym. It was a pleasant surprise that my back did not bother me much at all, I guess all this weight training is paying off.

I continue getting ready for the club to open, today met with a gentleman who had run it a few years ago. He was such a help showing me where and what different switches did, the little tricks for different pieces of equipment. One less thing to worry about. Wednesday night I am making pizza for a few of the members as a trial run. Kind of get my feet wet. I think I have things about all set up, time will tell.

I wish you all the best, Spring will finally arrive and the hopes for better times. Barbara

7 comments:

Karen said...

There's so much more satisfaction in working out the old fashioned way, rather than in a gym full of sweaty bodies! We didn't get to see the eclipse -- too cloudy. The moon was gorgeous the next night, though.

GardenGoose said...

hey Barbara,
stopping by to say "howdy" and also to invite you on by to join in the drawings(3 of them this time) over at my blog.woohoo.
after this I'll get back to the regular scheduled programming..ha.
Tina

GardenGoose said...

hey Barbara,
stopping by to say "howdy" and also to invite you on by to join in the drawings(3 of them this time) over at my blog.woohoo.
after this I'll get back to the regular scheduled programming..ha.
Tina

2 LMZ FARMS said...

who needs a gym when one lives on a farm?!lol I know exactly where you are coming from with that. Glad to see that you are doing good. Take care and hope you and yours have a blessed day.
Laura

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Barbara,

I always lug 50 pound bags of feed out of the car and into the storage shed. Even at my age, 71, it's good exercise! I saw most of the eclipse, and watched it from the kitchen window, too. I missed the totality though, because the clouds rolled in. The weather here has been so changeable as well. But there are signs of Spring!

I'm sure you'll knock their socks off with your pizza!

Best wishes,

Renie

violetlady said...

I would like to spend a day with you -- a farm, animals, lugging 50 lb. bags of feed, uh, maybe not. But I still maintain that it sounds like a great way to live -- on a farm, I mean. I just finished a book you might like. Check it out on my blog. Have a beautiful day.

violetlady said...

Barbara, I just tagged you for a meme. Hope you have time to give it a try!