Today was a stress free “fun” day with the twins. As you know, part of my Red Shoe Life is to spend more time with my friends and family. It is rare that I get the boys all to myself without endless tasks revolving around their school, scouts, karate or marching band, so I made plans to do some cool stuff. I really try to make the most of what little non-working time that I have and today the sun was shining and I had the whole day to do what I ever wanted to do.
So, of course, I let them sleep in while I ran and got hay from Brunswick Feed. I sorta like going to BF. There is usually one or two woman my age working their ass off hauling bales of hay or 50 lb bags of feed. There is always a mental “thumbs up” when I shop there. The place let’s me play at being “farmy”, while not being intimidated by a bunch of “farmers”. Does that make sense? I always think I hear something like that salsa commercial when I walk into some of the more redneck co-ops…”There she is…New York City…” aw… screw em! I enjoy my little place and just because I’m wearing a tiara and red high heels while I’m on the tractor… too damn bad!
The rest of the day was filled with baking Winter peppermint cookies, snowflake Pizzelles and drinking hot cocoa. Of course, the boys were more enthused about baking when I said we could take some to their girlfriends, but a mom’s gotta do, what a mom’s gotta do.
We did manage to get the animals all re-organized and ready for more cold weather as well as get the hay put in the barn. I even put dried rosemary in the chicken nesting boxes. (Thanks to all the trimmings from my friends, Hardy and Mary Patricia!) I hear rosemary makes the chickens lay more eggs… who knew? At least it smells better than poultry poop.
All in all, it has been a great day, and although we will spend all of our time tomorrow putting away the last of the Christmas decorations… today was all about fun!