Commander and I enjoy Homeschooling boys (Herogian, Hawk and Gluten), raising chickens, ducks, and dogs ( Penny and Casey), eating gluten free, surviving breast cancer, coach track and field, and loving God for every minute that He gives us to cherish our family.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Still here and still kicking

THis year is really moving. When a blogging friend has to ask if I'm still here, that tells me I haven't been around EF&B lately.

This is what's been going on.
THis is the old colors in the living room. And below is the new coloring for the living room and hallway.

THis chocolate color is replacing the burnt pumkin color accent wall. Which now extends to the ceiling with thequilt "Arizona" hanging from the ceiling's edge. That was scary, climbing up to the ledge with a five step ladder - the one that says don't step on the top step. Well, I had to, to get my bum high enough to sit on the ledge before pulling my feet up there to stand.

The kitchen
was also painted flower pot red with a back splash wall added. THe picture doesn't do it justice.

This project was done by our friends at INTEXT.
THen we moved into Valentine's Day. THis is how my honey said, "I love you." A new Monstroncity of a treadmill that is quiet, speedy and will make me feel like I'm climbing Mt. Everest. A Nordic Track that almost does it all for you. It arrived this morning while I was working on his gift.

For the Commander, I'm building him a raised garden. It is in the shape of a 'C'.  It will be framed with a three foot high fence on the front and sides, a gate at the center opening and the back row will be fenced five to six feet high with chicken wire for the beans, peas and other viney plants.The back is 18 feet in length, sides 10 feet. My sweetie asked today if I could build another one to match. Music to my ears.

Today we hauled compost from the store, dirt from the lower pile in our back yard per wheelbarrow up the hill. My arms and shoulders are talking tonight.  Finishing the fence and gate will probably have to wait until this week's storm passes before I can posthole dig.
Along with the home projects, the two older boys are in public school  and doing well, now. At least the urge to strangle someone (teacher, coach) has subsided.
The USM track team is done with indoors except for two going to nationals. Not my jumpers - poo.  So we are working hard to get ready for outdoor track which starts Mid-March.
Gluten is done with futsal and practicing for spring soccer, Hubby is about to transition out of the army for good, come March.
I'm still homeschooling Gluten and babysitting a four year old bundle of happiness. AND I'm back to editing the book - which has become my favorite part of the day along with looking forward to treadmill time - I say that as I sit here eating Brach's conversation hearts.
So Michelle, I hope that catches you up. I've got to get over to yours, Julies, OkGranny and the others tonight.

Have a great week.

1 comment:

Julie... said...

Busy as usual! And just gotta say your treadmill makes my knees hurt just looking at it. Actually, my knees just hurt stinks...aging stinks.

I'm so impressed with your raised beds! I've asked the hubby about us doing this as it's easier to amend the soil and I want to grow strawberries in a raised bed.

I wasn't aware that the older two boys are now in public school. I'm so glad that's working out.

A little update on chickens, the husband bought 25 broilers for a 4H project for our son. He would show the best two at the spring livestock show. Day before yesterday upon getting home from a friends house we discovered the majority of the flock in the yard dead or dying (it was a mess). We were able to salvage five but we're still trying to figure out why the dogs went after these particular chickens. They've been around chickens free ranging for several years now. Anyway, it sure makes you look at your dogs a bit different when you know they can be that predator-like and primal.
Have a great rest-of-week!