The Quarter of Suck

So, as I mentioned before, it’s been a rough few months. A cancer diagnosis (a good kind), a lost job. Well, things have not necessarily looked up.

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Sooo… Niblet.

I’ll get into how we got here in a later post, but I’d like to introduce our new grandkid, Niblet.

So, last Friday, we arranged to purchase a pregnant Nigerian Dwarf. We went to pick her up on Sunday, and she was no longer pregnant.

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Spoiler Alert: I do not have COVID.

Scene: Home office in rural Kansas, a middle aged woman coughs softly. 3 a.m.

Kate: Son of a bitch! This is why I don’t talk to people.

Bedroom, 3:15.

K: uh, honey? I have COVID.

H: Huh? COVID?

Cut to downstairs as our heroine is panic ordering groceries and medicine/masks/thermometers and trying to figure out what to binge watch for the next five days (Pokerface wins). She hears the printer going and is slightly confused. The Husband has been panic ordering supplies from Home Depot to build an air filter.

So, I head back upstairs, since it appears we are both up for the night. We decide that the Husband should take a test. He gets the same result.

Which upon review is negative. A quick review of my own test determines that while I am negative for COVID, I am positive for dumb. In my defense, it was 3 a.m. and I was hopped up on NyQuil.


P.S. I’m still giving 2023 side-eye.

Poultry Updates

Update 1: The Roostering

So last fall we lost our rooster in the fall. Likely to a coyote. So we figured we’d have to get a new Roo. I went to the auction to pick up a new Roo or two.

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Accountability Post

So now that I’m a lady of leisure (for the moment), I’ve got to figure out what to do next. There are things I have to do every day, and things I should do X times a week.

There are also larger projects to make progress on. And some fun stuff too.

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Pregnant or Fat, Final Round

Today was the day! We got up early to take Ivy to the vet to see if she was pregnant.

Pretty huh?

Pretty early.

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New Hobby Alert!

So while I was doing some embroidery at the makerspace and there was downtime. They had a quilling set there.

It’s really cool. As close to meditation as I can get. It requires attention, but not thought. Because me and meditation? Well.

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Dinner Planning

So, we started doing Hello Fresh again. It is good for when we need it. I started going to the gym on a regular basis this fall, which led to a challenging schedule.

I’d get off work, go to the gym, work out, come home, then start dinner. It wasn’t working. I got too tired, and we ate too late. So the Husband suggested that we start up Hello Fresh, and he’d cook when I went to the gym.

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The Hits Just Keep On Coming

So yeah, 2023 has not been stellar. First we get a (minor, but still) cancer diagnosis. Now I’m back in the job market. Boo.

The good news is that I have lots of time for projects? Let’s do a quick roll call on our animals.

I think she might be pregnant, y’all.

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Well, Crud. Wear Your Sunscreen, People.

Wear your sunscreen. Work gave us the entire week between Christmas and New Years Day off. So being the responsible adult that I am, I scheduled all of those appointments I’d been putting off.

At my checkup with my PCP, I asked for a referral to a dermatologist to look at a spot on my face. Everything else got rearranged to accommodate it (even a long awaited Indian lunch buffet with Prairie Peacock). She took one look at it, said we need a biopsy, and started talking about basal cell carcinoma.

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