Still here

I guess it's been a while since I was on here, but I still check in every now and then.
  • mjintexas
    I don't post nearly as much as I used to.
    by mjintexas at 02/27/15 9:26AM

Spring is here

...and with a vengeance comes the tree pollen.

We moved in January. Living on 16 acres with Zane's parents and older sister and her family.

One of my kitty boys died a few weeks ago. He was 12, and had an enlarged heart, apparently. I think the move was probably especially stressful on him.

Lost another chicken, this one to unknown causes. Down to 4 from the original 10.

My horse has had colic twice in two weeks, but hopefully we have resolved the issue.

And I think I have a hiatal hernia.

So lots of changes over the last couple of months.

Here's hoping that 2014 can only get better.

Fall needs to arrive STAT!

After a few days of fall weather, today was warm and HUMID. Yuck.

We found a 4' snakeskin in the garage shed area.

My chickens laid 5 eggs today - a record.

Looking to the looming horizon right now, wondering what changes might be in store for us.
  • mjintexas
    It's really really humid and warm here. But I see forecasted days of cool on the way!
    by mjintexas at 10/14/13 11:09AM

The heat is definitely on....

Time for my every-once-in-so-long update. It's summer. And the heat is in full force. We hit 101 yesterday, which explains why it was so hot in the house. It's not 6am, and I am sweating from doing a few household chores. Granted, I have turned the air up, but still. The sun is not even up yet.

We thought we might be moving - closer to work and the church building. But, the new rules that went into effect in 2010 due to the 'mortgage crisis' mean it is nigh impossible to get financing on a certain kind of property. This is a two-edged sword. The people who own such properties also have no way to sell them, unless they get a straight up cash buyer. Just another way the government is looking out for the little guy. So we have faith that God has something better planned for our living situation in the coming months. Or that we need to sit tight.

Our 7 remaining chickens are growing. It's hard to stay cool in such temperatures, but they have shade and I am trying to feed them cool treats. I am taking one of our dogs to get shaved today. She is shedding clumps of underhair and it looks like she has mange. Not to mention the stickers that get burrowed in her coat and form huge knots.

My mom has been doing a lot of care for my grandmother (90 yo) lately. She is not doing well, not able to eat much, and so my mom basically spends the majority of the day feeding her and spooning ice chips to her. We are concerned for my mom's ability to continue this indefinitely, so please keep her in your prayers. My sister and I went up there a couple of weeks ago with my mom to see her - she hadn't seen my nephew yet - and it was a good visit. It was hard to see that she is so worn out, but she still knows us, and is happy to see us.

We'd like to take a little trip somewhere, but all the animals make it somewhat of a logistics problem. And we can't figure out where to go and what to do. And then that means money spent that we can certainly use on other things. What do you do when you need a 'recharge' but need it close and cheap?

Stay cool, my pleo friends.
  • entheos
    (Tracy) We have done a "staycation" before. We do all the stuff we would do if we were vacationing in our own town- minus paying for a hotel or paying for plane tickets. We eat out most meals, try out new restaurants, hit local tourist attractions that we wouldn't ordinarily go to, use disposable cups/plates at home if we eat any meals or snacks there so there are no dishes to do, and just let the laundry pile up for a few days as if we were out of town and living from a suitcase. It can be a lot of fun.
    by entheos at 06/27/13 8:16AM

Still here

I don't post much on here, but I do lurk to see what everyone else is up to. I lurk on FB, too. We're pretty much the same, except now we have to mow more often since the grass/weeds are growing. And with today's rain, that will happen even faster!

We are gearing up for Summer. Our electric bill will no doubt be increasing as it gets warmer. This trailer was not constructed with energy efficiency needed for south Texas heat and humidity. We do, at least, have a window unit in our bedroom so when it gets sweltering, we can cool off the bedroom before going to sleep.

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A lot is going on in other people's lives right now. Some people are those my friends and family know, even though I don't, some of those are near and dear to me. I often find I have a 'miscellaneous' section to my prayers - don't always know the details of who or what for, I just know they need God's hand on them.

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  • mjintexas
    Love the idea of a "miscellaneous" prayer section. Yes, it seems like there's an awful lot going on in the lives of those close to us and our loved ones.
    by mjintexas at 04/18/13 2:50PM