Right now we are all on computers and watching Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang (a lovely little musical) which of course led to discussions about Dick Van Lesbian (ack, the spell check keeps switching the word!) - so I googled him and say he just got married at age 86 to someone who is 40. Amazing.
So we enjoy chuckling, listening to music and working (normal multi-tasking for us).
These past weeks have also been working on reconstructing my mom's financial records for taxes which has been a huge headache. Try reconstructing something over 3,000 miles away that happened a year ago. I was up at 4 am this morning working on this to 7:30 pm after putting in two full days previously and most likely another day tomorrow. This type of work is a bit overwhelming and I'm popping ginseng just to keep brain function sharp along with sipping tiny cups of expresso.
It's been windy, cool and drizzly these past weeks. In fact, there seems to be a shift in weather where its a good 5 - 8 degrees cooler then normal. At least it keeps the grass green for the minis. Meantime, the hens keep us in baby chicks where there are now 47. OMG! 15 new babies. They keep sneaking around to new lay their eggs in areas away from the regular nesting boxes. One batch of eggs was in a tire lying on its side, another in the potato patch and the third in the middle of the pineapple planter boxes. We dug up an area to grow pumpkins as a pumpkin patch has always been a inner desire over the years. So now that this drudge of a project is almost completed... the garden is next.
The big projects inside are almost completed which just finishing up converting one of the bedrooms into a library. It's now painted with this lovely chandelier (that was in a box for the past 5 years) now hung up. One whole wall will be book cases. Another with one of those portable fake fireplaces. The third wall will be a very long desk top with files etc. and a very nice recliner to read in. It's fun for us doing projects around the home as we enjoy being productive. Our teen jokes with us telling us only Germans have fun working. Even when we are relaxing we're doing stuff. There is often chatting going on watching a movie and computer monitors flashing with data of one sort or another.
I was happy to see Mercuriel has his lovely wife back home with him and that she is doing so well. It's nice to welcome him back on the forum. Seems like he is often called away some of the fur flies around here.
We're getting urgent emails from the Tom Brown "end of days' group. After reading some of the headlines one could certainly think it's the end of days. All of this just isn't worth worrying about when there are so many other interesting or productive things to be involve with. Heck, I would just like to be successful raising a good tomato plant. It looks like the humid climate here isn't the best for tomatoes unless their in a green house.
Well.. after being up since 3:40 am it's not that much longer before a date with the bed pillows. Meanwhile, our daughter is singing jauntily along with the songs on the telly. Time for a cup of tea.
Hubby is on call again tonight and this weekend. The cat just leaped over my shoulders waking the napping dog. Many of the chickens are roosting in the kakuinut tree. Another project this month is to build them a chicken coop. Yet it is fun to watch them and the ducks trail after whoever is heading out the feed the horses and goat.
Well, I hope other members feel comfortable in sharing what is happening with them and just use this thread as a diary of sorts where we share the days events or even just ordinary daily unfoldments. I've pretty much quit everything that goes on outside of the home and am just enjoying nesting for a few days. This will be the first year in a few where we didn't have to fly to the mainland and care for failing family members.
This just seems to be a time to complete unfinished tasks. It feels like a huge weight has been lifted and new energy has been freed up. I just feel happy much of the time and am enjoying pleasant time with the family. Our daughter's sense of humor often has us laughing. It seems that it has taken years to get past some of that dead stifling energy. So for some of us the 'end days' are now in the past. How about you?