Friday, July 1, 2011

Keeping A Schedule Is Not For Me

The first day the schedule worked kinda well. The second day when I was feeding and watering the bunnies I found Jack Sparrow had ear mites in one ear. So the schedule went out the window as I cleaned and treated his ears and figured to play it safe and do the other 12 bunnies. I now have claw marks and a bunny bite on one arm from Angel. I think I need to change her name to She Devil Jr. after her mom. They both are sweet loving bunnies most of the time but once in awhile their eyes get a red glow (not kidding, really they do) and if you go anywhere near them they will jump right at you with their mouth wide open wanting to bite and scratch you for no reason. Yesterday was that time for Angel. After getting my arm cleaned and bandaged I thought I  might as well clean and bleach their cages, food bowls, and water bottles. Couldn't just leave all the bunny poop under their cages so I raked and hauled that to the mulch pile where on the way I saw the feeding table needing cleaning and the feeding area and hay barn needed raking so stopped to do that. Then I happened to see our firepit had a pile of limbs and twigs that had been picked up from the last thunderstorm so decided to burn those and of course the area around the firepit needed raking and hauling off to the mulch pile. Then there were baby chicks that had gotten out of their pen leaving momma hen freaking out inside the pen and the chicks forgetting how they had gotten out. Of course baby chicks are a lot faster than I could ever dream of being so that took awhile. By that time it was feeding and watering time again and none of my scheduled things got done. I have decided I will just have a mental list of what I would like to do each day and just hope I can get part of it done inbetween the unexpected things that always happen.

Yesterday my oldest daughter Maggie turn 40! I have been teasing her all week about being over the hill and she has taken it really well. I know with all her friends and family she had a very special day. She lives 6 hours away in Tennessee so there was no getting together for lunch or cake. Love you Maggie and hope your day was as special as you are to me!

16 comments:

Kelly said...

Yep, I am the same way with schedules. I envy people who can work from one. I have lists. You learn to priortize things. You are so busy. You love it and it shows.

Patty said...

That sounds extremely similar to what life is like here! :) Gotta love it!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There Peggy, So glad to get home and back to blogging. We did have a fabulous trip--but home is pretty nice also!!!!!

Sounds like life with you is still exciting --with never a dull moment... It's just like raising kids... Things change --so out the window goes the schedule....ha

Love the picture of your TN daughter and family.
Hugs,
Betsy

Granny said...

Hope the rabbit bite heals well for you. My brother used to raise rabbits and he had one female that was a real terror when you got close to her cage.

I can't work from a schedule either. I try to make a mental list each morning what I want to get done.

texwisgirl said...

well, at least you had good intentions with your schedule! :)

Mildred said...

Your daughter is absolutely beautiful - Happy Birthday to Maggie!

Peggy, summer is so busy for you. Take good care of yourself. Your animals are very blessed to have you as their mom!

Happy 4th!

Lamb said...

Schedule? SCHEDULE!?!? What is this schedule thing you speak of? LOL! My schedule aspirations went out the window a l-o-o-o-o-n-g time ago!

Mike said...

Yep, I lionhead doe, Doe-rita, is like that. I won't breed her because she is so aggressive. She charges with her head reared back everytime I open the cage door. She hit me one time. Never bit but kinda head butted.

amelia said...

I try to have a schedule but my life is so easy compared to yours that it's usually no problem.
Your daughter is gorgeous!!!! So pretty and her family are a good looking bunch too!!

SciFiChick said...

Whew, I'm tired just reading what you accomplished without "following" your schedule. I'm with Kelle, I'm more of a list person myself. Schedules are something I find myself not being able to follow. Hope you all have a Super 4th of July weekend!

goatpod2 said...

Love your new header picture!

Blessings,

Amy

carolina nana said...

Life on a farm is always full of surprises and unexpected chores.
I make a list of things that need to be done each day and just leave the ones that get done on that list until I finally get around to them. It sure feels good when I finally get to mark each thing off the list as complete.
Have a wonderful,blessed 4th of July
Marilyn

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Peggy ~ I have that same problem , to many distractions to stay on a schedule. My to do list is never ending it seems , but makes me feel like I've accomplished something.

Happy 4th my Friend !!

Mrs. E said...

Hi peggy,
That sure sounds like some of days. LOL As I see my children getting close to 40 I am starting to feel old. LOL I wonder at time how did they get so old so quick.:)
Have a wonderful week.
Mrs. E

Terry and Linda said...

Snowball was the same way ... her eyes would turn red and she would then jump at you and bite. So we had her spaded. Worked wonderfully.

Now the little kids can enjoy her. She is just a delight.

Linda
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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Well happy birthday to your daughter. You know you are getting old when 40 looks really young. I wish I was back there gain.