Thursday, September 30, 2010

Another week has flown by!

Where does the time go. I can't ever seem to get caught up. In the past week or so I have signed up for school. Going into nursing. Starting at the bottom and seeing how far I want to go. Can't wait to get started. It is going to be so different then what I am used to. But caring for people seems to be speaking to me right now. I never thought I would be happy to go back to school or work but I am looking forward to it. I have had a year to catch my breath and figure out what I want.

My nephew and his wife had family pictures recently. Their baby Eva is three months old now. I don't get to see her too often so thank goodness for facebook.
Not too much going on here at the zoo; just the normal day to day stuff. Its deer season here; so the men in this family have been hunting fools. Drew got a deer tonight. Wish I liked to eat it but it is just not my thing.

Many Blessings

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A week from HEL........

This has been the worst week ever! Truck broke down. Then car broke down. Washing machine broke and D told me tonight that the spring broke on the garage door! I can't take any more.
Also my precious aunt on my grannies side passed away and some deer friends of ours are moving here to the zoo because life has not been treating them too kind. Issues resulting from this horrible economy. See told ya it has been a bad week.
I think I will just stay in bed tomorrow then maybe nothing bad will happen.

Many Blessings.....I could sure use some.


Monday, September 20, 2010

I can't believe it has been almost a week since I posted last. I have been so busy here at the zoo. Last week Meg went to Virginia to visit her grandma. So I was all by myself as zoo keeper. Too many people here at the zoo for just one keeper.
Then D whisked me away to the lake for the weekend. I would like to say that we got to spend a lot of alone time together but that didn't happen. It is archery season; so unless I look like a deer I am not getting much attention.
Got home from the lake to the wonderful news that our washing machine is broken. Can't keep this zoo clean unless I have all my appliances working; and working well. Thank goodness D is real handy so he will have it up and running again soon. I hope!
Signed up last Friday for nursing school. Can't wait to get started. Classes begin at the end of October.

Many Blessings;

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Corporal Lambeth

My son called and woke me early this morning. Since he is a police officer it is alarming to get a wake up call from him. But this call was so awesome. His chief (pictured above) made him CORPORAL this morning! His father and I are soooo proud of him. Look out chief. My son can do amazing things and your job can be taken from you. HA

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend fun!

D and I had so much fun this weekend. On Saturday we had all the kids here for D's birthday. The zoo was full with kids and D and I really enjoy that. It seems that over the last couple of years we have added to our zoo family with friends that have become family. So we started the weekend with birthday celebrations. It was also Amanda's (adopted family) birthday as well. So celebrate we did.
D fried up some frog legs and fish. Us girls filled in with yummy side dishes. Thank goodness it was a little cool because we wanted a bonfire Saturday night. The kids had roasted marshmallows and the adults had adult beverages while we enjoyed the fire. I failed to get any pictures. I was so busy with all the fun I never got my camera out.
Sunday D and I spent the day together; we again had a great time of shopping and BBQ ribs and a movie. Monday the kids invited D and I to Deanna Rose Farmstead. This is a farm that is part of a Parks department in a neighboring state. The kids had so much fun with all the animals.

The guy in the top picture with all of us is another friend of Drew's; his name is Tyler. He started coming to the zoo in the spring and never left. Started calling me mom about a month ago. Another adopted family member. I am up to four boys and one girl. Life is good! D and I always wanted a big family.
Another picture above where Amanda is looking up; we are in an old school house. The ceiling was beautiful with old tile. She is admiring the tile work.
The kids had so much fun feeding the goats; fishing and riding a horse drawn carriage. We will be returning to this farm next month for their Halloween Festival. Can't wait!
No it is Monday morning. Time to clean the zoo.
Many Blessings,