Monday, September 29, 2008

Not Me Monday

I know it's been a while since I blogged...okay so it's been a week! I'm sorry! We've been crazy busy, and at night all I want to do is sit on the couch with my sweet husband! So I'm going to try my luck at another Not Me Monday.

Okay so if you've McMama's this week, I'm going to kind of have to steal borrow one from there!! But I swear I'd thought of it BEFORE I read her post!

I did not let Kaitlynn wear sposies all MONTH because it's easier to have a little one in cloth when they've got a serious case of the runs. I also did not let her wear them somtimes, and then forget about them being in the wet bag. You know because it's totally not me if they get washed on a every other day basis like they need to be!

I did not make my daughters sleep in a paint fume filled room last night, because it wasn't easier than setting up make shift camp in my room! And well because it wasn't just too cute to see them in their new Pink and Green room! (But I did leave the windows open, and two fans on in there!)

I also did not help my husband fold laundry only to leave it laying on the floor where the kids could get to it, and totally not knock it over and not make a HUGE mess. And I did not get upset when they knocked them over...why would I get upset, I mean it was kind of my fault!

I did not beg my sister to come help me paint, just so I could see her and get the kids to see her. I mean what kind of sister does that!

And last but not least, when my little sister called and complained that her side was hurting "really bad" and that her "apendix burst" I so did not blow her off, and think RIIIIIIIGHT! And then when I needed to leave and seriously couldn't find my keys,(call her, and she sounds fine,) I so did not quit looking for the said keys. Because seriously what kind of sister does that. (BTW I think she's just come down with some sort of a bug because she ended up not going to school today!)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Not Me Monday

I don't know if any of you have noticed the little button that I've put on my side bar. But I LOVE reading about McMama and her family. She's the sweetest lady, and has some pretty cute kids. Any who, if you haven't read about her then you should really check them out! (just click on her button, and it will take you straight to her blog!)

Anyways, McMama is having a fun new thing for Monday's : Not Me Monday . You make a list of the things you "did not" do this week! Sounds like fun right? Come on you know you want to, it's also therapeutic!!!! Here I go!


I did not over sleep this morning, and go to work with my hair unwashed an thrown in a pony tale because I just didn't care.

I did not let my daughters wear their pj's until after lunch, because I just did not have time to change them this morning.

I did not get mad at my husband for shutting off my alarm on Sunday morning at 5 am, only to shut it off myself when it went off at 7am. I also did not rush to get my family ready when I woke up at 9am to make it to church by 11.

I did not take a much needed "mommy day", and did not come home way too late!

I am not sitting here typing away, reading blogs while Kaitlynn fusses because she's tired of drinking milk/water, and only wants to be held.

I also am not sitting here blogging while Dahrran lays behind the couch whining because I wouldn't get up and get him a snack. But when I asked what he wanted, he wouldn't tell me. So I'm also not feeling sorry for him.

Remember that much needed "mommy day?" Well I did not feel bad when DH called and said he had a guy coming to check some cows, and he needed me to get home ASAP! Or at least I'd like to think that I did not.


There it goes, come on let me know what you did not do this week!

Friday, September 19, 2008

The things we do

There are a TON of things on my to do list right now, and obviously since I'm sitting here typing they're not getting done! I've got a house that needs a MAJOR deep cleaning, painting, and the lawn that needs to be mowed. Along with dishes, laundry, and a million other household things!! Along with that I haven't caught up on MANY of my favorite blogs in over a week, so I've got a lot of catching up to do. Emails to write, phone calls to make.

Guess what I'm getting at is, does anyone want to be my personal assistant? Make some calls, clean some house, and paint my house... . . . ...all for a reasonable price??? The biggest thing is getting this house painted before fall. I'm sure it probably won't happen, but I wish someone would give us a decent bid on doing it, instead of $7,000 like the last guy! I'm wiling to help scrape paint, and even help paint as much as we can do. But there are some heights of this house that I just can't reach!!!!!

So here I go, I'm going to try to tackle that project right now, and scrape until my heart is content! LOVELY!!!!! It's a nice day, and I'll provide the snack and lemonade! Comeon over!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Guardian Angels

It's been another busy week here at the Cast household. With my training going on at the Post Office, and Joel heading out to HHD (Husker Harvest Days) we've been a "drop and go" family. For those of you not familiar with HHD, it's an AWESOME thing for farmers/cattlemen/men in general! It's a three day event that includes harvesting demonstrations, cattle working demonstrations, and TONS of booths and stuff to look up! It's a big event, 10 city blocks wide by 10 city blocks long! Let me tell you it's ONE BIG THING!!! And boy do you get your exercise by the time you've walked 1/4 mile just to get in from your car, and then try. key. word. try. to get through it all!

Joel decided for the first year that he was going to take some cattle out to show them off! It worked out really well, and he had a great time. The heifers did great and were calm as ever! Joel had a great time, and enjoyed meeting all the people that came through. The highlight of his trip though was when a man came up to him and commented on our bull that we'd put on Randy Schwang's sale back in March. He wanted to know if we were going to have any more bulls, heifers or anything for that matter, to put on the sale next year! Pretty impressive! Joel was just over joyed that someone remembered us!
Someone wasn't happy at all to see her daddy was she?

Here's Joel just having a good time, see his pretty teeth?

Here's one of the girls Joel spent three days with

And here's the other!

While Joel was gone some of our other heifers decided they didn't want to be in the pasture anymore and they wanted to gallivant around the city. They ended up in the cemetery, and dad ended up having to catch them because I was in Lincoln buying this. (but I'll tell you about that one later! :) )

Last night one of them decided she would take two of the calves and go out gallivanting again! Thank goodness she didn't take them to the cemetery and they stayed close. We were able to get them in pretty easily, but decided it was time to start feeding hay. No more getting out!

Off we went to get the tractor and bale feeder from dad's house. Joel headed out to grandpa's house with the big ole tractor, running at about 4 miles an hour (it's a 3 1/2 mile drive!), with the bale carrier, and bale feeder wired on. So I knew he had time, and I waited a little bit to head out. When I finally caught up with Joel he was about 3/4 of a mile from grandpa's house. I stopped him to tell him I was running home to get his mud boots. Before I could even get the 5 blocks home, and get in the house Joel had already called the house, my cell, and the house again. When he got a hold of me this is what I heard. "Call the sheriff and get over here, I just got rear-ended." You never think that it's going to happen to you, or that even someone wouldn't be paying attention and rear-ended IN. A. TRACTOR.

The other driver wasn't paying attention to the road and was messing with his radio. He'd saw the light off the tractor but didn't even realize that Joel was going as slow as he was. When I got there the bale carrier was broke off, and the bale feeder was around the other driver's truck. There was a smashed windshield, and the passenger ended up needing stitches for cuts. The driver was okay, just shaken up.

Joel ended up getting taken in because he was having some neck pain along with one Major headache. Thank goodness his CAT scan came back okay and he was then checked over, stitched up and sent home. He needed two stitches, chipped his front tooth, and possibly his bottom front teeth. Other than that he's doing okay, just sore as all get out. We're thanking our guardian angels that no one was hurt.

This is what is left of the bale feeder. It was round. Not so much any more, and will probably be scrap metal!

This is the bale carrier's top. It broke the welds, and cracked some of the metal on the back side.

Remember my husband's pretty teeth? Well here they're not so pretty! :(

And here's a look at my husband's FIRST. set of stitches EVER.


Remember when I told you about MacKenzie starting preschool? Well I've been meaning to get the pictures up for a while now, but I thought while I was doing so many pictures, I'd get them here too!!!! She's doing great with preschool.

Can you tell she was excited?

Although she wasn't as happy when she got to school. She started to cry and didn't want to get out of the car, until she saw Uncle James. Thank goodness Joel's brother was there and was making jokes! Rylyn, James' youngest, is in the same preschool class as MacKenzie, so they have a good time together.

Since I'm so far behind on pictures I'm going to give you a preview of what's to come. What do you think these cute kiddo's could be getting ready to do with mud boots on?

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I was going to

I was going to blog about MacKenzie's first day of preschool.
...........but that was two weeks ago.
I was going to blog about us going to State Fair.
...........but that was a week ago.
I was going to blog about the bull frog pond.
..........but I can't find my camera cord.
I was going to clean my house.
..........but I got tired.

See there are so many things I want to do in a day but it never always gets done! Which is why my poor ole blog has been abandonded the last few days! You see I started training last week for my new job with the United States Postal Service (USPS for short). It's been a crazy week of early mornings, and baby sitters. I feel like I haven't seen my kids in forever! Dahrran hasn't gotten on the bus at his normal stop in a week! I feel bad, but at the same time I've needed the break!

Maybe, just maybe this week I'll get pictures on here...that's if I can find my camera cord! That and I have a TON of pictures to get scanned, for my inlaws 40th anniversary party. So if I don't post don't worry, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I'm here, I'll check in later!!!!