Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Random updates

It's been a couple days. Haven't had a chance to write undistracted. Often I'll try to write a post while half paying attention to the kids, and I don't make much sense. My writing ends up disjointed and unfocused. So, all the kids are in bed and I don't feel like much other than catching up on all that has happened in the last few days. I have a monster of an incubator in my house. It is much larger than I expected. I'm looking forward to getting it up and running.

On Sunday we had a lovely family outing and watched the North American Dog Races. We met up with some friends that bring chili, hot dogs, smore fixings, a grill and a fire
pit along with chairs and blankets. So needless to say we had a great time. We got to see the dog teams on their final stretch of a 27 (I think) mile stretch, just a few miles from the finish line. Two different times we saw a team catch up and pass the team in front of it-very exciting. We did lots of yelling and cheering. Noah, along with some of our friends' kids all went sledding, played on a playground and enjoyed watching the dog teams go by. It was sunny, clear and would have been pleasant if not for the wind. But here is a photo of a happy but red cheeked Avery and above was a photo of the three of us outside having a good time.

Yesterday I ordered a cream separator. I've been talking about doing so for a long time. I was just waiting for the right time (money). There were two brands that I was h
aving a hard time deciding between, but I went with the Novo, ( mostly because of all the comments from satisfied customers. We will have our own half and half, heavy cream, sour cream, cream cheese and ice cream. I really miss Ice Cream. I have been having sensitivities to pasteurized cow dairy products, pretty much anything other than butter seems to disagree with me. It has taken a while to figure out what to stay away from, as the effects are not immediate, rather it is a gradual build up and then all of a sudden I am miserable for about twelve hours. I've started eating dark chocolate with no dairy in it. I'll eat small amounts of dairy if we are eating away from home. But for the most part, it is not worth it. So I've been missing ice cream, and once I have a cream separator I will be making ice cream often. I also miss cream in my coffee and cream cheese on bagels. We thought we had a good amount of goat milk frozen to get us through this dry spell until our does kid, but the milk we froze last spring hasn't thawed very well, it kind of separates. We only have a few more weeks until we have milk again.

We will be showering in our shower tomorrow, at last. We were suppose to get to shower tonight but there were some minor details needing attended to. But as I write this Dustin is running around cutting this and drilling that, he is reinstalling our water lines to our bathtub so we can bathe before going to bed.

Our sky has just been a lovely clear blue. A color you only see when it is cold out. I don't ever see quite this shade in the summer. We've been getting lots of sun. The trails are getting slippery and the roof was melting today. Tonight we had the best dinner; grilled Ahi with mango salsa, rice and broccoli with a sesame soy vinaigrette, and a good bottle of wine. We are celebrating almost having a shower. And we finally received money for a piece of property we've been in the process of selling for quite a while.


Anonymous said...

Wow you are hot. Can I go out with you!

Emily said...

Wow hon, you must have been bored at work tonight. How flattering. Emily