Country Dreamin’

For a few years now, I’ve been captivated with the idea of living somewhere which would lend itself to having animals which would enable us to be a little more self-sufficient.  A few chickens for eggs and meat,  rabbits for meat, a Dexter cow for milk (and her calves for meat), one pig a year to raise for meat, and a couple goats for milk (and their kids for meat).

 

I’ve occasionally thought about sheep for milk, fiber and meat, but I’m not as sold on them as I am on goats.

 

These thoughts I’ve had on this subject aren’t the daydreaming type of thoughts.  They have intent behind them.  I freely acknowledge the fact that I may never be in the financial position to move to a place with enough space to let me have all of this.  But that hasn’t stopped the mental plans I’ve made.

 

Yes, I do know that it won’t end up how I’m mentally planning it.  Do we ever mentally plan out the second best option?  No, we mentally stake out the best possible scenario for the things we want to happen.  (Which explains why your kids aren’t in medical school and you aren’t an independently wealthy philanthropist).

 

Go back to Yetzirah’s diary ( ).  You’re not wanted here!

 

Where was I?  Oh yes, the best possible scenario for what I want to happen, and the intent behind these thoughts….

 

I’ve named my imaginary future animals.  Well, except for the chickens and rabbits.

 

Goats, I’d like to have 3.   Two ewes and a wether.  Their names will be Betty, Veronica, and Archie.  The cow’s name is tentatively Ethel, or Midge.  Every pig will be named Bacon.

 

Now I just need to with the lottery.  Or retire.  Whichever comes first.

 

What’s With All The Spam?

OK, I admit it, I’m irritated with this new forum for DD.  I never had a problem with all the unwanted spam comments on the other site, and I find myself avoiding posting in here for fear of all the additional spam comments it might generate.

 

I’m mostly haunting Facebook these days, I can avoid the spam there.  If you want to stay in touch, let me know and I’ll send you my Facebook id.

She’s Alive… ALIVE!

I had not realized how long it’s been since I’ve been in here until a friend asked me for the url.  It’s been a busy year!

#3 entered the Air Force in August, #1 got married in December, and #2 was diagnosed with Adult Onset Epilepsy last summer and we’ve been dealing with the fall-out from that ever since.  His world came crashing down around his ears, and his plan of entering the Air Force came to a screeching halt.

Other than that, we’re still treading water with our diets, maintaining but not losing more with resolutions to get back on track.

Is it just me, or does everyone start craving Oreo’s as soon as they resolve to get more serious about their diet?

Weight Loss Update

25 pounds lost, 10 inches lost.

It may be going slowly, but it’s going.

The Nutrisystem plan recommended adding several servings of veggies to your meals throughout the day, and right now I’m in luck.  Asparagus is in season!  I bought 3 pounds of fresh red asparagus at the Farmers Market yesterday.  I had half of it yesterday and suspect I will have the other half today.  I find myself wishing I bought 30 pounds LOL.

The sun is finally shining today, and I hope it lasts so I can get out into the yard with the kids to get some veggies planted.

I Finally See It

My weight loss. I finally saw it today.

I’ve felt it in my clothes being looser, but I didn’t really notice it in the mirror until today.   I put on a shirt I haven’t worn in a month or so. When I started on this journey back in February it was snug, I could see the line of my bra when I looked at my back in the mirror.

I looked today, and IT’S LOOSE!!!!!!!

The feeling was beyond what words can convey. If I could bottle this feeling and sell it, I’d be rich.

I finally saw it today.

I Know I Have It Around Here Somewhere

Somewhere, I’m not sure where, but SOMEWHERE I have all my background images saved.

I think.  I hope.

I think it may be on my other machine, I just need to log into it to confirm.  Once I do find them I will be customizing my page in here.  I just need to find the blasted things first!

In other subjects, Nutrisystem continues to help me continue to be a loser.  I’m down 21 pounds now.  I know my weight loss would go faster if I got to the Y every day instead of 3 days a week, but right now I just can’t fit it in on the other days.  That will have to wait until things quiet down in my life.

Like, when the kids all move out.

 

Taking a Look Around

So this is WordPress. I guess I’ll take a look around and see if I can figure it out.

Nutrisystem Update

While my scales have been stubborn lately, my inches continue to decrease. I’ve lost a total of 6 inches overall, which is exciting.

I can get into at least one pair of jeans in my closet that I haven’t been able to get into since I don’t remember wehn. The same goes for a couple shirts.

There are several more shirts and pants in my closet I’m looking forward to becoming reacquainted with in the upcoming weeks before I have to start buying new smaller sizes.

Friend Update

Ken is holding his own, but still unable to breath unassisted. It sounds like the doctors are talking about doing a tracheostomy, but he has developed a fever and there is no word as to if that will affect the procedure or not.

Continued prayers will be appreciated.

Prayer/Positive Thought Request

Hubby and I have a friend, Ken, that we have known since 1984. Ken is critically ill and in the hospital. He went to urgent care because he was having difficulty breathing due to a cold. They discovered a massive infection in his neck which has spread to his bloodstream.

He is in ICU, medically paralyzed, a tube draining fluid from his chest and a breathing tube. His doctors have discussed doing a tracheostomy on him in the next few days if his breathing troubles continue.

If you are so inclined, please pray or send positive healing thoughts for my friend Ken.