She says thank you, paintsrule!!
She's really the best. I'm so blessed she's in my life!!
4 month rotations is a great idea, Christy! I was also thinking maybe trying to do three shearings...somehow, and see if that's better than 2 but easier than 4. Each shearing is basically a day long fiasco and "ain't nobody got time for 'dat!!!!!"
Also, I told Gman what you said about us being a dynamic duo and his response was "Are we the Stacey and Clinton [from "What Not to Wear"] of real LIFE?! Yes please."
I think he really liked that.
That is so what it's like, Julia! The worssssst. I'm glad you "get it" even though it's not the same. Yours might actually be more frustrating for you though...I don't know! That would be tough. At least I can avoid what'll make me sick, I guess? Huh.
I hate feeling like a burden on people, but maybe this is a big ol' sign pointing to an area I need to grow in? Hmmm.
Thanks Gunslinger. :) You are so right [or, at least, I hope you're right? Haha]. But really, thanks.
Haha, you guys, I wasn't going to post today since I was all "Boo! I don't have pictures to share!"...then I looked into it more and I have 5 pictures to share.
First: Saturday went really great, actually!!
It was the sweetest thing - a few people actually brought gluten free food with me in mind! One girl even brought her intended dessert and made an entire DIFFERENT dessert just for me.
Talk about the sweetest thing EVER.
I, of course, brought safe food/dessert for myself so it was all good, but it was incredibly sweet of them to think of me.
Other news: the people whose house we went to were all super into guns...so we ended up shooting guns?
I had never shot a gun before. I STILL don't know what to think.
Everybody else shot these things that were flying up in the air but, because I was scared, I got to shoot at a box in a gravel pile.
BUT GUESS WHO SHOT THEIR GRAVEL-BOX???!
Never shot a gun before and I POUNDED that box.
Anyhoo, still pretty proud of myself for that one. Haha
NG was hilarious about it - first he tried convincing me with words, then he tried pushing me over to the gun [clearly we are in middle school, instead of 23/24 years old], then he tried pleading. Hahahahaha
Then he pretty much just ignored the whole situation.
After I was brave, he kept being all "great job" "wasn't it cool?" "Are you proud of yourself? You should be", etc.
He was pretty good at shooting guns, just in case you were wondering. He knew stuff about them...not sure how I feel about that. Haha Not that it's a bad thing to know about guns, but just...you know...sometimes guys who are into guns are also the kind who are all "shoot every deer/coyote/wild animal because it's FUN!" [I understand hunting on a REAL food basis, but not on a just-because basis]
And you know me, I'm all about my wild animals.
However, he didn't say anything like that at all and usually someone like that^ would. So I'm not tooo worried.
And here I am holding a gun. #annieoakley
Then, later, I was standing around and NG comes up to me with the opening line of "so I really like all your Facebook posts about kids and animals..."
Oh my gosh. This kid is literally the funniest. He's so awkward, but it's an awkwardness I totally understand. I'm exactly the same way pretty much all the time so it's just so funny. It's one of those things that I try to somewhat disguise in my life...but he just goes for it.
Watching NG operate is like watching Atticus try to walk on ice - bopping right out there...then realizing he's kind of stuck, and flailing his way back to "safety."
So that was real funny.
Things went mildly downhill on Sunday. But maybe not.
I went to church and, on the way to church, got a ticket for "not having a valid MAX fare." I forgot, like a dummy, my bus/MAX pass at home in one of my coats! THE FREAKING WORST.
So needless to say, by the time I got to church, I was a messss.
NG was right there when I walked in and asked how I was. I told him that things weren't so great but everything would be fine. Then another one of my friends came over and started asking how I was, told her "not great" and she starts probing to find out what the issue was.
At that point, I was working real hard not to cry.
NG realized that.
And he fled.
He was right next to me one minute and as farrrrr away as possible the next.
But that was just what I needed to get those tears out of my eyes. It was THE FUNNIEST. He was so horrified.
He's clearly no Gman.
But it was so hysterical.
NG looked like a cat that someone was trying to bathe.
Oh my word, I'm laughing so hard just remembering.
He didn't sit with me this week which was ok. He sat with me in the host-meeting before church anyway.
Then, after church, he was clearly looking for me which was real sweet.
Then he found me and said "I hope your week is amazing!"
Thennnn it got awkward.
I made those cupcakes for the party-thing...but didn't end up taking them because of other stuff.
So I brought some to church: one for that friend I mentioned earlier, one for a friend who's like my sister, and another for Gman. I didn't end up seeing Gman [technically he came up to give me a hug, but it was a hug+run situation] so I didn't give him his cupcake.
And I hate leaving church with cupcakes when I bring them because what's a batch of cupcakes if they haven't been shared?!!
Clearly, I said to NG, when I saw him after church, "want a cupcake? I brought one for a friend who I never saw..."
He said "No, you should eat it! You need it."
I said "I literally have 15 more at home. *gave him cupcake*"
He looked at it...
...and, in that moment, I realized that I should have probably bought more cupcake wrappers instead of using Valentine's Day themed, heart covered, wrappers...
Because we all know how smooth I am, I recovered with "I only had Valentines Day themed cupcake wrappers...it's nothing weird!!"
HA. A+ for me.
Then I ran. So fast. Away.
Yesterday was a great day. Hahahahaha
Poor NG. Hopefully he loves the cupcake and that makes up for my levels of awkward.
Or maybe he's doing the same thing with me that I'm doing with him - thinking I'm really funny and nice to be around because of how awkward I am... We can hope.
Anyway, in other news:
My coyote friend, Duke[ina], was hurt during that ice/snow storm we had a few weeks ago. She seemed to have broken a front leg or something since she's not weight bearing at alll on it.
I was really worried for her about that because not "having" a front leg really limits her hunting abilities. That was about a month ago and I've been really hoping she'll make it, but not keeping my hopes up too much.
Then this morning, when I went up to feed, she went hobbling through the pasture in front of me! Then she stopped to wait and a second coyote went loping through, joined up with her to watch me, then they ran off together!
This make me so happy!!!! Duke[ina] was looking really good too - hopefully this hubby of hers is helping her. I've never seen her in the company of another coyote so I'm hopeful that this new friend is there to help her.
What an absolutely heartwarmingly wonderful world.
To go with Duke[ina], I'm naming this guy "Dutch"...cuz every Duke needs a Dutchess...but "Duke" turned out to be a girl. And Duke[ina] and Duke is just confusing.
So Duke[ina] and Dutch it is.
Time for pictures!!
"Look, I TOLD you not to take my picture. RUDE."
"You seem to love this horse more than me..maybe I'll get more attention if I disguise myself as her??"
And a DOUBLE RAINBOW TONIGHT!!
What a wonderful thing.
I hope you guys are doing great!!