Thursday, April 30, 2009

Just Feeling Kind of "Blah" Lately

Maybe it's the weather. Rainy & gray. Sunshine always seems to make me feel better. It is supposed to come out tomorrow. We had dinner with our son & his girlfriend last night. It is alway fun to get together with them.

I've been tending the seedlings and before long it will be time to plant. The potatoes arrived yesterday. I have five pounds of Yukon gold, 5 pounds of Yellow Finn and 2 1/2 pounds of Rose Finn fingerlings. They will sit out in a warm spot for a couple weeks and them I will cut them up and let them harden over for planting. We have just finished eating the potaoes from last year so that was a success (besides or in spite of the Colorado potato beetles :-) We'll pick up the hazelnuts & chestnuts on the way up tomorrow and heel them in. We'll plant when we get swales dug.

Next week I start a new therapy. It's called Interactive Metronome Therapy. One of the uses is for adult neuro rehabilitation patients. Two times a week for six weeks. Let's hope this helps the whole left brain/right brain thing.

You may be wondering what has taken place since the funeral of the wife of one of our employees. Let's Ipods, talk of a new car, season tickets to the White Sox. Oh and "now I don't have to hide phone numbers anymore." Just how I thought he would be. The first thing he told Steve when he got back to work was how much he is getting from Social Security for the girls. Not how much he misses his wife. He's not smart enough to lie I guess, for sympathy.

I think I need some happy news. Too many CAFO thoughts lately.
Maybe tell me some jokes?


The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I´m useless at telling jokes in swedish, so I woun´t even try to tell one in english :-) But now You can plant the hazelnuts and chestnuts (I wish I could have those here) and spring will have come even further :-)

I hope Your therapy will help You!
Have a great weekend now!

Anonymous said...

Not sure what the socially acceptable amount of time is for mourning a spouse after they pass, but evidently he does not fit into that mold... what a creep he is.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Sue said...

Sorry you have the blahs. Come to Michigan and shovel manure. I have plenty to go around!

Read this on the net today....
What's the past tense of pigs flying?

Swine Flew

Ha??? Oh come on and smile, durnit!

SkippyMom said...

This is old, but my fav'

What do you call a boomerang that doesn't come back?

A stick

or you could come over to my blog and read about what my silly color blind husband did...gotta' love 'em. If you like blue and orange I will happily make you something for the new barn...see what I mean? LOL

I hope you are feeling more peppy soon...we are experiencing rains for the next 4 days, but my new pup has kept me happy and smiling and he LOVES the rain. [water dog]

PatQ said...

What a slime ball! We missed you at the dinner.

jaz said...

if you are feeling down just think about what a good friend you are being to lizzie. that should make you feel good about yourself! might feel like you're depressed but the chances are it's just hormones. so just think...this too shall pass. hey...there is an old do you make a hormone? don't pay her!!! groan...joyce

Zan Asha said...

Hey Barb, not sure if it will cheer you up but--I've linked you twice in 2 different days on my farm blog--you are doing good and important work!

fullfreezer said...

Sorry you are feeling blah. I hope the sunshine will cheer you up.

Barb and Steve said...

Wow, you all are making me feel better & I'm laughing so thank you!

Rabbit Hill Farm said...


> George Phillips, an elderly man from Meridian, Mississippi, was
> going up to bed when his wife told him that he'd left
> the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from
> the bedroom window.
> George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that
> there were people in the shed stealing things.
> He phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your
> house?"
> He said "No, but some people are breaking into my garden
> shed and stealing from me."
> Then the police dispatcher said "All patrols are busy. You
> should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one
> is available."
> George said, "Okay." He hung up the phone and
> counted to 30.
> Then he phoned the police again.
> "Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were
> people stealing things from my shed.
> Well you don't have to worry about them now because I just
> shot them." and he hung up.
> Within five minutes, six Police Cars, a SWAT Team, a Helicopter,
> two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic, and an Ambulance showed up at
> the Phillips' residence, and caught the burglars
> red-handed.
> One of
> the Policemen said to George, "I thought you said that
> you'd shot them!"
> George said, "I thought you said there was nobody
> available!"

Melissa ~ Wife to 1, Mom to 5 said...

We have had 7 days of rain in our forecaste - sadly, every new day, IT'S STILL THERE... so it's like a rolling 7 days of rain. It has to end sometime. :D

Okay, a joke or actually 51 jokes in 4 minutes ~ warning, a few jokes are a little on the edge for me. My favorite was the Bagel one. I tell it all the time. Nobody gets it, but I still tell it. Could be I have no timing when I tell jokes or the fact that I'm giggling so hard nobody can understand me.

Or go do this dance: Scroll down to watch it. Cracks me up every single time.

Hugs to you in the gloomy weather.

ChristyACB said...

That old man joke was too funny! That should crack you up some.

I'm terribly sorry you're just not feeling "it" lately. I hope it passes soon in a series of sunshine filled and balmy days with green everywhere.

Barb and Steve said...

I am laughing :-) & I watched the video, made me want to dance! Thanks so much!