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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It's Official - My To-Do List Has Cancer

I woke up this morning and pulled one of my spontaneous stunts.  I punched my husband to wake him up.

You wanna go fishing?  Get up!

Soooo…. We went fishing this morning.  We needed a break - desperately.






















I needed this awesome view of the Cherokee National Forest and all the other gorgeous beauty we have around here.

I caught a greasy old Channel Catfish - ‘ ick… ‘ - and a Perch.

End of that story about a morning that sucked.

We always have loose threads around here.  Some days - you just have no choice.  Some things get left undone.

And then - there’s the one thing you actually do finish - that makes being lost in Hell worth it.





















The girls have moved into their brand new house!





















" Yes! "





















We have had 15 of our children move out!  All in one single day!

How cool is that!

I really couldn’t tell ya’.  I’m so wiped out and ready for fall that the reality hasn’t soaked in - yet.

Anyway - this is a huge day for us.  We have had so many brick walls jump in front of us while trying to get this dad-gum Chicken Hotel constructed.  When all else failed - Mother Nature decided to break the record around here for the most days straight of pushing us through temperatures over 90* - no rain - no humidity - no mercy.

I'd rather Mother Nature had the nerve to transform into a human form so I could take her out to our barn for giving us a couple hours of a downpour  - in the middle of a 97*  sun-blistering afternoon - that turned my gorgeous tomatoes into looking like Old Hags.


Maybe it will all hit me after I clean the area down in the basement where they’ve been living for the past few weeks.

I think this will be one time when I will actually get through it without shedding one single tear.


























Okay - well - that is - until I walk back up those stairs and face all the tomatoes - potatoes - and carrots.


And this isn't even half of the ones hijacking the kitchen countertops right now.  Nor is it any of the cases we've already carried down to the basement.

Now that I think about it - we haven’t made our way up to Norris Lake this year - yet.

3 comments:

Deb said...

That first photo is just beautiful!!! I'd love to visit there myself. :)

Our tomatoes aren't turning red yet, I'm just thrilled that we have some green ones coming on...but wish we would have as many as it looks like you to! How many tomato plants did you plant, to get that many, I forget if you said earlier. I'm really hoping for enough to do some sauces, but...I kinda don't think we planted enough plants to get what I'd LIKE to get. LOL

WeldrBrat said...

I used my head this year! I only planted 4 Beefsteak plants and 2 Amish Paste plants.

As soon as I can - I'll be posting about the staking portion of the process that I've finally found that can leave me with some sanity!!!

Deb said...

Oh...I figured you had more plants than that, for that many tomatoes...maybe I'll get me some sauce made after all...that is if ours ever start ripening! LOL They are still green here. :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It's Official - My To-Do List Has Cancer

I woke up this morning and pulled one of my spontaneous stunts.  I punched my husband to wake him up.

You wanna go fishing?  Get up!

Soooo…. We went fishing this morning.  We needed a break - desperately.






















I needed this awesome view of the Cherokee National Forest and all the other gorgeous beauty we have around here.

I caught a greasy old Channel Catfish - ‘ ick… ‘ - and a Perch.

End of that story about a morning that sucked.

We always have loose threads around here.  Some days - you just have no choice.  Some things get left undone.

And then - there’s the one thing you actually do finish - that makes being lost in Hell worth it.





















The girls have moved into their brand new house!





















" Yes! "





















We have had 15 of our children move out!  All in one single day!

How cool is that!

I really couldn’t tell ya’.  I’m so wiped out and ready for fall that the reality hasn’t soaked in - yet.

Anyway - this is a huge day for us.  We have had so many brick walls jump in front of us while trying to get this dad-gum Chicken Hotel constructed.  When all else failed - Mother Nature decided to break the record around here for the most days straight of pushing us through temperatures over 90* - no rain - no humidity - no mercy.

I'd rather Mother Nature had the nerve to transform into a human form so I could take her out to our barn for giving us a couple hours of a downpour  - in the middle of a 97*  sun-blistering afternoon - that turned my gorgeous tomatoes into looking like Old Hags.


Maybe it will all hit me after I clean the area down in the basement where they’ve been living for the past few weeks.

I think this will be one time when I will actually get through it without shedding one single tear.


























Okay - well - that is - until I walk back up those stairs and face all the tomatoes - potatoes - and carrots.


And this isn't even half of the ones hijacking the kitchen countertops right now.  Nor is it any of the cases we've already carried down to the basement.

Now that I think about it - we haven’t made our way up to Norris Lake this year - yet.

3 comments:

Deb said...

That first photo is just beautiful!!! I'd love to visit there myself. :)

Our tomatoes aren't turning red yet, I'm just thrilled that we have some green ones coming on...but wish we would have as many as it looks like you to! How many tomato plants did you plant, to get that many, I forget if you said earlier. I'm really hoping for enough to do some sauces, but...I kinda don't think we planted enough plants to get what I'd LIKE to get. LOL

WeldrBrat said...

I used my head this year! I only planted 4 Beefsteak plants and 2 Amish Paste plants.

As soon as I can - I'll be posting about the staking portion of the process that I've finally found that can leave me with some sanity!!!

Deb said...

Oh...I figured you had more plants than that, for that many tomatoes...maybe I'll get me some sauce made after all...that is if ours ever start ripening! LOL They are still green here. :)