Monday, March 28, 2016

Lovely weather

It has been great weather, if you are a duck!  It has been rather a wet winter and spring.  Mud season started before spring ever sprung.  The clouds and fog are hiding the mountains in the distance.  I had to go to my interview in a down pour.  Good thing, that it was indoors. 

I did get the job. I start on Monday and will work three days to start then work into full time.   I am going to be a payroll clerk for an accountants office.  The accounting department is on the bottom floor and the payroll department is on the second floor.  We do payroll for other businesses.  I will be doing data entry and answering phones.   I have never really worked in an office.  It will be a great change from working in a factory.  I even have my own desk.  I will be working with the manager for about a month.  Then, I will hopefully have the hang of things and will be on my own.  She said that it will take at least three months to know really everything, that I need to do the job and it takes a good year to be really proficient on the job.  I am nervous, but I do know the people that I will be working for, and they are really nice.   I am excited also, even though I am nervous at the same time.

I am going to miss being able to come and go as I please.   Weaving and the farm just isn't enough to stay home for.   I still plan on doing weaving on the side and doing some craft fairs and things this summer.   The farm is so small that it doesn't require that I be home all the time.  I am looking forward to interacting  with other people again.  I am left to myself all too much at times.  I miss having other people to talk to.  (besides just my kids)

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  I was lax on getting on the Internet and wishing everyone a Happy Easter.   I did dinner for the family and the Aunt and Uncle.  It was a nice day, but busy.  So, Happy Easter late to all my wonderful friends and family.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Rag Time

The son wove the rugs, while I did some scarves.  He did a great job, I said as long as he isn't in school or working, he was going to be making rugs for me.

I went for an interview for a Payroll Clerks position at my accountants office.  The interview went well, and they called me this afternoon for another interview on Monday!  Looking good for the job.  I am now nervous because now I have to interview with the two owners and the manager!  I will be so glad when the interviewing process is over.  Then it will be nerves on the job, and learning if I do get the position!   I hate going back into the workforce after being out for the last four years.

Everyone says that I will have no problems, but I am my own worst critic.  Today I went and had my hair done, yesterday was doing the grocery shopping and my interview, then tomorrow we have the ladies auxiliary easter breakfast.  I still need to make bread for the next week, and Sunday I am making Easter dinner for the aunt, uncle and the in-laws.  I am exhausted just thinking about it.

Never a dull moment, or much quiet time around here.  Hope you have a great weekend, and if you are one of those, that the weekend is the same as a week day, hope it is good.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A week since last post

Looks like a tuba.  One of the plants we saw last year on our hike into the mountain.

Did a gun show over the weekend, had my weaving there.  I did make enough to pay for the table, but it was not worth doing the show.  People really had no interest in the things that I had for sale.  Most people go to those shows for guns and really aren't interested in anything else.  I guess it really depends on what kind of crowd you get and if wives go with the husbands.  Most wives like the guns to. (Me included)  I bought a new purse that I can carry in.  I don't like purses for guns but this one has a wire in the handle, that it would not be easy for someone to come along and cut.  I also, bought a couple of tin signs, that I liked, now I just have to figure out where I will hang them.

Yesterday, it was back to the dentist for a cleaning, then the kids took me out for dinner!  That was nice, I didn't even have to drive.  That does not happen often.  I am usually the one driving and paying.  Earlier in the day I stopped to sign for my taxes, but the hubby has to be with me, so that didn't get done.  I did get an appointment for an interview on Thursday, for the payroll clerks job at my accountants office.  So, wish me luck.

Today, was spent getting some paper work done, that I have been putting off, and doing some ordering, and just miscellaneous things that needed to get done.

Hope you are having a good week.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


It is official, it is muddy!  I might bring them in tonight, to get them out of the muck for the night, and let their feet dry out. 

I had a dentist appointment this morning.  I had to be there by 8 this morning.  I had broken one of my back teeth at the gum.  He rebuilt it, put a post in and then put on a temporary crown.  My mouth is a little sore this afternoon.  Took around an hour and a half. 

Then I went to the pet store and picked up the doggies some toys that they have to chew the treat off of.  I like to get Sara toys that will keep her occupied, being that she is only a year old and likes to chew on things she shouldn't!  I don't know how pairs of shoes she has chewed!  I just had a pair of my favorite dress boots done.  She had chewed the top of the zipper and boot, when I went to zip it up, the zipper came off the boot!  She has also chewed countless shoe strings. 

Pretty mild today, we have 57 degrees, possible chance of rain tonight.       more rain :( 

Monday, March 14, 2016


The hubby finally, was able to purchase his trailer.  He has been wanting one for quite some time.  He is going to have a good year, hopefully.  The next big thing is going to get his shop up this year.  I told him after that, it is time to start working on the house.  The house  needs some major renovations.   I have lots of things, that I would love to get done to the house.  This year it is starting with doing some major purging!  I am going to rent a dumpster and start going through the house next month.  Then, I will start with spring cleaning.  I am hoping to update some of my appliances.  We will have to see how the year goes.

Hope you have a great week.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


No, pictures.  I have been really lazy when it comes to taking pictures.  I got the son out in the barn helping me weave.  He did a rag rug.(the easy stuff) Turned out pretty darn good.  He is doing the rugs while I weave the more intricate stuff.  Hopefully, we will get rugs, scarves and maybe another towel or two off before the middle of next week.  Then I will have to spend the last half of the week getting things ready for the show next weekend.

I can't believe that it was almost 80 today.  Now, I know why everyone is coming down with colds.  Chilly, cold, chilly, warm, hot!  Mother nature, what are you doing to us.  If you are one of those that is getting to enjoy the weather, well, hopefully, we get to keep on enjoying the mild winter this year.  Spring is just in a few days and the clocks get turned ahead.  I hate that the worst, the time change!

Hope you have a great evening.

Monday, March 7, 2016


We are now proud owners of our very first goose neck trailer.  We are now trying to get a gooseneck conversion plate to replace the fifth wheel, that came with our truck when we bought it.  Not easy to accomplish, but we are finding out, that it would be better to keep the fifth wheel rather than using the gooseneck.  We are looking at a sleeve, that goes up into the gooseneck, so that we can use our existing fifth wheel for hauling the trailer.  Got a great deal on the trailer to.

Now the guys will be able to haul all their hit and miss engines to the shows, with just one trip instead of doing a couple or more!  It is a 25.5 foot trailer.  Hopefully we will be going to pick it up this weekend. 

Not much else going on at this point.  The family is hounding me to blog more often.  I don't know if I will, but I will try.  We shall see. 

Hope you have a great evening.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The pooches are just relaxing and sitting by their momma.  No matter where I go, they are always at my feet.  I will be glad to have them around when the kids finally leave the house. (IF they ever do)

Cold and windy today.  The son had his first interview, but the gentleman that was supposed to interview him ended having to go out on an emergency for some such reason.  So, he has to go back tomorrow.  I am headed out to the barn to try to get some things done for a show in a couple of weeks.  The in-laws and the hubby insisted I do the gun show.  They insist that women that go like to see things other than guns.  (NOT me!), well most times anyway.  I don't have a lot to take for a two day show, but I guess I can take orders if need be.

Hope you are having a great day.