Last week on the farm was not one of my best. The hubby was sick – he must have picked something up at the hospital when he went in for his colonoscopy. He had a fever, he was coughing and he just felt miserable. He rarely gets sick so when he told me he wasn’t going to work and he was going to spend the day in bed I knew he had to feel pretty poorly.
He had good nursemaids. Sherpa is a funny cat; he doesn’t cuddle but if you don’t feel well, he doesn’t leave your side. Pumpkin just sleeps on the bed no matter.
Sherpa was then with me when I was sick later in the week. He is my special kitty. You can sort of see Pumpkin on the back of the couch. Now if I WANTED Sherpa to sit in my lap or next to me it would not happen but if I am not feeling well he is there.
I went to the eye doctor 6 weeks ago. My new glasses FINALLY came in. I have no idea what took so long. I appreciate my prescription is a little bit tricky but I’ve never had it take this long to get a pair of glasses. I was glad that I wasn’t waiting to replace my only pair, you know? Sheesh.
I’m rather taken with them. It’s always been a challenge for me to find glasses that fit my face. From the time I started wearing them every single professional that has fitted me has told me I have a “peanut face.” Most glasses are too big for my face and I generally ended up looking lost behind them. I had worn contacts for years but once I started needing prisms to correct my double vision I can now only wear glasses. The last time I went the optician was brilliant – she suggested kid’s frames and voila! Finally frames that fit my face. The challenge in that though is finding frames that are adult enough in design.
I am also challenged in knowing what I look like when I pick out my frames. My vision is poor and it’s double without my glasses so to see myself I practically have my nose touching the mirror. This year the eye doctor’s office had that computer where I could try on the frames and they took photos and I could actually see myself in them! For the first time since I was 6 years old I actually knew what I would look like in my glasses before I bought them. Before I was relying on what other people told me. Yes they are purple. With lime green accents on the sides. I ain’t subtle.
THE SUN IS OUT.
Every night after I barn up the goats I go and collect the eggs from the stupid chickens. Lately I have been getting between 8 and 9 eggs a day.
In the last week I did find that I had an underachiever. I got this egg and one, if you can believe it, that was even smaller. Stupid birds. Now the last two days I’ve only found 4 eggs which means the hens have decided to lay somewhere other than their nest boxes which means I have to go on an egg hunt to find them. I repeat – STUPID BIRDS.
Harry the Farm cat has been enjoying the better weather and as he writes on Pricilla’s blog, he has been On the Job! He goes mousie hunting and gopher hunting around the place.
He was most successful this morning. Nothing like a little gopher for breakfast, eh? Not my cup of tea but he sucked it down. I think he might have burped at the end….
That was my week, how was yours?