Life on the Farm

I don’t often post complaints or grumbles. Today I am exhausted. It’s not yet 10 a.m. but it feels like 10 p.m. I lay down last night just after 11, woke at 12:30, had a hard time going back to sleep, but eventually did only to wake again around 2. I lay there for a while and finally got up and read until 4:15’ish when I went back to bed. I again lay there forcing my eyes closed. I was exhausted physically, but my brain would  not shut down. I was awake again a few minutes after 6. If you do the math, well…when I do the math (and you must know my brain feels like mush this morning), I got all of about 4 1/2 hours of sleep.

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What I wish I was doing right now!

Did I say I was exhausted?

But a mom’s job is never done, especially when she’s the teacher, too.

I’ve also promised a fellow writer to finish proofreading her book before she publishes it. I had planned to read it again (yes, I’ve already read it once) yesterday, but didn’t. 🙁 I must get it done today.

I also have a cover to finish creating for a novella I’ll have coming out in November. I’ll be posting more about that at a later date.

So that’s me today…not all here, but struggling through.

At our house lately…

I screwed up the dryer–literally. I have (HAD) the habit of starting the dryer and then cleaning out the lint trap. One day, I did so and a screw fell into the fan, busting one of the blades. I didn’t know it had busted at the time or that it was a screw, but I did hear the noise, and the subsequent sound the dryer made. It worked for a few days that way, but the noise grew worse. My husband researched whether or not the fan could be replaced (thank you, YouTube). I had to wait a week for the part (without a dryer, and it’s the rainiest week we’ve had all summer), but on Saturday, he put it back together, and it works beautifully. I did the bare necessities last week and hung them on a rope in the garage. Not ideal, but clean undies are important to me. LOL I’m doing a lot of laundry today. Moral of the story: clean the lint trap BEFORE starting the dryer. 🙂

We had our septic tank pumped. The nine of us have lived here for nine years. It was FULL. Almost overflowing back into the house. EWWW!

Our garden is lackluster this year. We’re getting some good watermelons and cantaloupe, but the tomatoes and cucumbers are awful. Some years are better than others.

My husband bought me a toy, cheap. One of those self-guiding floor vacuum things. I forget what they’re called (remember…exhausted brain). It’s loud, but it does a good job on our hardwood floors.

Okay…time to move on to my other responsibilities. What’s happening in your neck of the woods?

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  1. I just keep putting one foot in front of the other…that is when they’ll work for me. Long summer with too much pain. I’m not a fan of pain. Too many people with changing schedules which means mine has to adjust. My trip to visit my mom went just too fast. My writing comes in snipets and has been mostly related to work. Sigh. Thankfully, I’m figuring out how my diet affects my sleep and maybe I’ll get a better handle on that. 🙂

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