Last week on the farm can be summed up in one word – ICE. It’s been awful. I wrote of the -24° temperatures and less than a week later it was 44°! There was also a lot and I mean a LOT of rain. I believe I saw somewhere it was something like three inches. So you add those temperatures and all of that rain to the foot of snow and yuck. I am not a fan of winter and its cold but if it’s going to be winter it should be winter. This flip-flopping is insane and it’s not healthy for the poor goats. They grow their underfur, they shed their underfur and then it gets cold again!
My husband was a sweetheart and surprised me with a lovely rose on Valentine’s Day. After all of our years together and with our current budget I really don’t expect these things any more. If there is one thing I am sure of it’s his love for me but I will admit that I do enjoy looking at my rose.
He gave an even bigger surprise for our anniversary. We were reading the Sunday paper as we do and there was an ad for Wicked – a play I’ve longed to see since it first came out on Broadway. (I will provide a bit of backstory here; before we retired we lived in New Jersey and we would go into New York at least 4 times a year to see a show. It’s one of the things I really miss in this new life. I haven’t seen a show in oh, 10 years? I still avidly watch the Tony Awards every year and keep up but I miss the excitement of Broadway.) Wicked is playing in Spokane in May. I groaned; May is when I’m going to BlogPaws and the goats will have kids by then so any kind of long trip is out. I was bummed. Oh well I thought, maybe the University will put it on sometime and that was that. Then later that day I hear the printer running and I go to pick up whatever it was he had printed to take to him and he said go ahead and read it – I usually don’t look at what he’s printed. It’s usually not anything I care about. He had gotten two seats for the show! He said, “Happy Anniversary!”
Have I mentioned that I love him? It will be 32 years on Thursday.
Needless to write I’m very excited. It will be tight with the goats; Spokane is a three hour drive but we’ll figure it out. I loved the book and the music from this show is just amazing. I’m going to have to get the CD so I can play it over and over. That drives him crazy. heh
|Image courtesy Braintree Clothing|
I wrote last week that I’d ordered a new dress. It arrived and as soon as the weather co-operates I’ll put it on and have the hubby take some photos. It’s from a shop called Braintree Clothing out of the UK. They are eco-friendly and their line is really pretty. It’s the Aphrodite Dress. I’d been eyeing it for a while and then it went on sale! What is really cool about it – see the hemline? It can either be ruffled up like shown in the photo or straight. There are little ties underneath that give you a choice. Very clever! The color is even prettier in person. It’s very comfortable and it fits like a dream. I’ve since ordered shoes. I must admit that most of my clothes – at least the ones I had when we left New Jersey are all a little big on me. I lost quite a bit of weight over the years and I don’t really wear much around the farm other than sweats and the like. It’s not like the goats expect formal wear. Now that I have “places to be” I’ve needed to find some pieces that actually fit. I also ordered a lovely shirt and a pair of pants too. Woo hoo! At least I won’t have droopy drawers at BlogPaws!
Pricilla’s blog today mentioned that she took a tumble. I always play it light on her blog but she really scared me. John happened to be in the barn at the time but he didn’t see what precipitated her fall anymore than I did. We caught it mid-roll. She seemed just fine after she got up. She just seems so very tired lately. I know this winter has been hard on her and I wish there was more I could do for her but she is 18 and that is old for a goat. She is such a sweet animal.