Sunday, November 11, 2012

Snow! Snow! Snow!

Today more people are sick here as a stomach bug works its way through this household.  It is not fun.  However, yesterday all were feeling well so we got to go out and play in the first major snowfall of the year.  This week is also the week we have our calves booked to sell so we had to get the cows in and get the calves separated and weighed.  It was a bit cold and snowy for that but all went well. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Weekly Goals Update for Thursday and Friday

Goal #1: Exercise every morning (Mon - Fri) this week.

Progress: On Thursday morning I got up and did a yoga video again.

Goal #2: Take both kids outside every day and spent some time playing with them.
Progress: Thursday Sky has piano lessons in the morning so I didn't take the kids out to play.  However, they did get out of the house as we went took Sky to her piano lesson, ran some errands, stopped by the tot spot playgroup, and went grocery shopping.

Thursday night (or actually Friday morning) Star got sick at 1 AM and didn't stop getting sick until 7 AM so all bets were off on Friday.  I just tried to make it through the day.  Sky was nice enough to take LK out for a short time so he could get some fresh air.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Weekly Goals Update

Goal #1: Exercise every morning (Mon - Fri) this week.

Progress: Yeah, for me!  Once again I managed to get up and do a little exercise.  This morning I did a walking video.  And yes, I am really out of shape as video totally wore me out.  Just another reason to keep working on this.

Goal #2: Take both kids outside every day and spent some time playing with them.

Progress:  We spent some time outside this morning. We feed the chickens and found some eggs.  The horses were around so we visited them and then LK decided to climb on the bales.

Yarn Along

It has been quite some time since I shared some crochet with you all. Here are some of the projects I have finished in the past few months.

For Star's 11 birthday she received a crochet skirt and hat.  The skirt pattern is Andalucia by Deanne Ramsey.  It was quite simple and features an elastic waist which is nice as you don't have to get the sizing exactly right.  The matching hat is called Gypsy Girl and is a free pattern.
This cute tea set is from the book Amigurumi Two, Crocheted Toys for Me, You and Baby Too by Ana Paula Rimoli.  It turned out pretty nice but I would make the cups a little smaller next time.
This cute bonnet type hat for LT is Nasturtium by Caitlin Pensak.  I liked the front post, back post ribbing around the face.  It was the first time I had ever done post stitches.
And my last finished object was this baby cardigan.  It is from the Craftsy class Crochet: Beyond Rectangles.
This is a photo of my WIP.  It is the Tulips Hat and Scarf pattern.
Currently I am reading An Everlasting Meal Cooking with Economy and Grace by Tamar Adler.  It is quite interesting.  It is not a recipe book per say (although it does have some recipes in it.) but more of a how to cook book.  The other book I am reading is Sarah's Quilt: A Novel of Sarah Agnes Prine and the Arizona Territories by Nancy E. Turner.  I saw another yarn alonger reading this trilogy and thought it looked interesting so I requested it from my local library.  I am enjoying these books, however I found the beginning of These is my Words (the first book in the trilogy) a little depressing at the start because there was a lot of deaths.  The pioneers sure had to endure a lot. 
From the book description:
In These Is My Words, Sarah Agnes Prine told the spellbinding story of an extraordinary pioneer woman and her struggle to make a home in the Arizona Territories. Now, in this mesmerizing sequel, a three-year drought has made Sarah desperate for water. And just when it seems that life couldn't get worse, she learns that her brother and his family are trapped in the Great San Francisco Earthquake. A heartwarming blend of stubbornness and compassion, Sarah Agnes Prine will once again capture the hearts of readers everywhere.
Well that is all for today. For more yarn and reading inspiration head over to the Small Things blog.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Weekly Goals Update

Just a quick update of my weekly goals.

Goal #1: Exercise every morning (Mon - Fri) this week.

Progress:  Well, I made it out of bed early again this morning.  As I slowly ease my way back into exercising I did another yoga video this morning.  It started out easy enough but I was sweating and out of breath by the time I got halfway through.

Goal #2: Take both kids outside every day and spent some time playing with them.

Progress:  We spent probably 45 min outside this morning.  It wasn't too cold but it was a bit windy.  We looked at our shadows and LK even played a bit of shadow tag with me.  Then I took them for a short walk in the wagon.  It turned out quite nice this afternoon so when the older girls went out to do their chores LK tagged along and they played outside for a while.

All that fresh air tuckered someone out.  She didn't quite make it through lunch (and yes she is a messy eater).

Monday, November 5, 2012

Weekly Goals

Well, this space has been a bit quiet lately.  Things have been busy and keeping up with a two year old and a one year old is always a challenge.  However, I do feel like I could be doing more or doing things better.  So I've set a couple of goals for this week and plan to post how I am doing here to keep myself accountable.

Goal #1: Exercise every morning (Mon - Fri) this week.  I have not been exercising much at all lately and this is something I would really like to add to my routine as I feel much better and have more energy when I exercise regularly.

Progress:  Well, I got up this morning but did not feel like exercising (who really feels like exercising at 6AM).  I took a couple of minutes to wake up and then popped in a yoga strength training DVD.  I felt great when I was done.

Goal #2: Take both kids outside every day and spent some time playing with them.  I must admit since the weather has turned colder we haven't been spending much time outside.  I've taken to just rushing out with LK for few minutes to feed the chickens and cats while Lil naps.  However, she loves to be outside as well and we could all stand to spend some more time outside.  This is Saskatchewan and the weather is only going to get colder so we might as well get used to it.  I am bringing  my camera along and will share some photos of our outside fun.

Progress:  Here are some pictures from today's outside time.  It was really nice when we first went out but then it started to rain.

Do you set weekly goals?  How do you keep yourself accountable? 
Have a great week!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Wow, can you believe it is November already?  The month of October flew by without any posts so I thought I would just share a few pictures from the month.

LT and LK at a park in MJ

One Sunday Sky plotted with Dad and they planned a picnic lunch and outing.  We drove on some back roads and through some fields to arrive here. 

Sky and Star enjoyed climbing this hill.

LK throwing rocks in the water.

Star walking with LT.

LT wandering off.

Finding a cave/tunnel to crawl through.

The children were in a beautiful wedding ceremony.

Playing in the leaves.

Carving a pumpkin.

It has been a busy month filled with lots of work, but also some wonderful funfilled times.