4th Grade Math ðŸ˜³

I’m subbing in 4th grade today. The children are very sweet and polite. That Math though! Oh mylanta! Y’all, it’s been a few years since I’ve been out of school. I was always a great reader, and I adored English. But Math?! Ummmm no. Not my favorite at ALL. The questions on their Math pages are things I learned in High School. I’m pretty sure! I’ve had to have a student explain some questions to us. Lol. Oh well, you do what you have to do. Haha. Here’s to surviving 4th grade Math! Thankfully, Reading and Writing is next. ☺️

Our hog dog puppies are growing. They are weaned and rambunctious. It’s so hard to get pictures now but, I tried. Here’s a few I snapped during play time one evening.

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Introvert Life

Any of introverts out there??? I was very shy growing up. I wouldn’t talk to people I didn’t know, unless they approached me first. As I grew up and began working in the public, I have grown a little more bold. I’ll smile and talk to strangers. I definitely reach out to the underdogs. You know the people who look miserable? The children who aren’t talking to anybody. The kiddos with dirty clothing or holes in their shoes. Although, I have to make myself reach out to teens and adults, I now do. (Children just seem much easier for this shy introvert. Lol)

Church, Restaurants, and new crowded places make me feel nauseous and sweaty. I’m a Pastor’s daughter so, isn’t it kind of strange that Church scares me to death?! I try to sit towards the back and “blend in”. I don’t understand why but, something about sitting in front of anyone makes me nervous wreck! Don’t laugh! This is serious. Haha! Do any of you introverts have certain things that send you into panic mode?

Updates around our home/farm…..I’ve weaned my bottle calves and sold several. I’ve got 3 calves at the Funny Farm I’m feeding. (Funny farm= our home place) We traded my oldest son’s gray horse off for another taller gray quarter horse. He’s very friendly on the ground. We’ve not had time to ride him much but, he seems to be doing well. The boys are both in dyslexia interventions this year. Hopefully, it’ll help them improve with reading and daily academic struggles. My oldest will be having more tests done to figure out why his ear isn’t healing up. We are battling the swelling and now pain in his hands and feet. Scary stuff for a momma to endure the unknown.

I hope all of you have a blessed weekend! T.G.I.F!!!

~A

Rainy Rodeos

We had a weekend of rainy rodeos. All went well, even if the crowds were smaller than normal. Everyone was safe and our rain coats were a blessing. My son’s ear (previous post) is a tiny bit swollen but, is much better. The ENT gave us another round of antibiotics to stay ahead of it this time. Hopefully, that’ll keep us out of the hospital! I’ve added probiotics to build up the good bacteria in his body. Otherwise, all is well. We’ve been working, doing homework, and farm stuff as usual.

Ear recovering from surgery.

I hope you are having a great week. Take care and God bless.

~A

Catch Up

Y’all would not believe this last month we’ve had! My oldest got swimmers ear from our pool. That turned into an infection that led to a badly swollen abscess on the outside of his ear. Bless him! It’s been horrible! We actually ended up in the emergency room that landed him in the hospital for 4 nights. Finally after 4 doctors, an ER visit, 3 surgical procedures, & a hospital stay……I THINK we are finally on the mend. He was able to go back to school on Tuesday. The stitches will dissolve on their own, and we have a checkup next week. He’s still on two antibiotics but, over all we have hope in healing.

He’s a tough country boy. He’s rodeoed and worked cattle like a champ. He’s been through a lot this last 30 or so days but, never whined on complained. He kept up with his chores feeding and helping us out when needed. I’m very proud of him. We’ve almost caught up with all the makeup work from missing 5 days of school.

I hope you are all doing great! Take care.

~A

Busy Boy Mom Life

Please, tell me you Momma’s out there have a cabinet that ends up like this?!

I went back to work last year and this is the result. Lol. Today, I finally took the time to make it manageable. Sure, I’ve tried organizing it since going back to work. It’s just those nights unloading the dishwasher after the kids go to bed….. I find myself just tossing stuff in, slamming the cabinet fast before it all falls. Don’t judge me, people. I’m a busy lady. 🤪

Anyways, who’s ready for their kids to go back to school? Not me! (I know, according to Facebook, I’m the only mom not ready.) I’m so not ready. I like having all my ducklings safe and sound at home with me. (See? This is why my cabinets are unorganized! Ha ha!) I love where they go to school. It’s a small town. I know the teachers and all the administrators. Shoot, most of them taught me or my siblings! I just like lazy summers. No schedules or rushing to get to school by 7:50 etc. Oh, and I still have shopping to do! It’s so expensive!!! I did find some really cool Tupperware bento trays for lunchboxes. I’m excited about them. (Except the pink. This boy momma doesn’t need pink. ☺️) I think it’ll make things easier. They will give me more options for my picky eaters. Now….I need to buy the new lunchboxes. 😩🤷‍♀️😂

So, how’s your back to school shopping going for you public school people? I do admire my sister, the homeschool mom, every year around this time. Her kids don’t need a completely new wardrobe, adorable Nike shoes, name brand backpack, and lunch boxes! They can stay in there pjs until noon if they want! Who’s going to know? Their chickens and goats that’s who. Lucky people, I tell you. 🤣

So help me out. What’s your go to lunch ideas for your picky eaters. I need ideas before we conquer back to school next Monday!

~A

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Friday!!! Friday!!! Friday!!!

I love the weekends! It’s nice to sleep in. My husband is home so, no alarm clocks. I’m actually laying in bed, thinking of all I need to do, as I type. Lol. I have zero plans as of now. It is tax free weekend so, I need to decide on whether to fight the crowds or not. My children do need things for the dreaded back to school. Is it worth not paying taxes? The tally is still out. ☺️

Thought I’d share some farm pics. I’ve got broody hens hatching chicks left and right still. They are so sweet and adorable. I’m weaning my last two bottle calves. I should have them completely off the bottle before the weekend ends. Our hog pups are adorable and growing so much. I captured a real life dog pile. (My favorite photo!) And….the smartest pup, eating out of his Momma’s bowl instead. Lol

My parents are in Florida so, I’m fish sitting. He’s a beta fish named, Blue. My youngest refused to eat his fish sticks on Monday. He said it might upset “Little Blue”. (Adorable and rotten. I know.) Blue is in my kitchen and quite nosey. You can find him following me, as I go about my chores, or as I sit down for a cup of coffee.

I snapped a picture of three of my herbs. They are really growing! Look how tall the peppermint is! I trimmed it after this photo but, it was really growing.

I hope you all have amazing weekends! Thanks for reading and following! I got my 100 followers notice this week! May God bless you all.

~A

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