Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I'm back blogging

Wow it's been almost 2 months since I last blogged.  That's BAD.  I just tried to get better at facebook and I guess I put the Blog on the backburner.

During the last 2 months- Izabella turned 8, we had Spring Break (went to the zoo & Indy Children's Museum), had Easter, church had a great Easter egg hunt, Rozalee had her first Easter party at school (Kenny helped with that), the girls had a Spa sleep over at gymnastics, softball started, gymnastics went from 1 day a week to 3x a week and Alizabeth is finally getting teeth and wants to feed herself only big people food and Izabella started mini 4-H.

I have continued to workout as much as I can w/ having the girls, farm, jobs, sporting events etc.  I know there are a ton of you moms out there that can relate to this.  All you need is to make 30 minutes for yourself.  If I don't do my cardio in the am before everyone wakes up-it doesn't get done-period the end.  I am happy with doing 2x a week intense cardio and weights 3x a week.  I am just trying to eat as clean as possible to maintain my muscle mass.  It's tough when you are on the go from 5am-10pm everyday except on the weekends-which  are still long days. You HAVE to take time for yourself or you will just blame that on someone else.  It's a stress reliever-it's a quiet time w/out interuptions if you do it in the am.  Yes, I hate getting up to do it but I do it anyways.

We are almost done having baby calves for the year.  There is nothing better than seeing them run in the fields.  This weekend is the National Clydesdale Sale.  I am setting up my store at the sale.  Izabella is going to help me run that!!!  It should be a fun weekend-even better if we come home with something.

I did attend the Angus Auxiliary Women Connected Conference.  It was great to be with so many women from all over, with all different sizes of farm BUT with all the same interests.  We had 1 speaker that had 5 kids and she said every once in awhile you have to miss something.  Your child will survive if you can't make it to every practice etc.  It's called life and things come up especially on a farm. Don't beat yourself up about it.  It's great to have friends that live close and can help ya out.  Here blog is Kansas Rancher and it's a great one.  Let me know if you can't find it-she proves that not all beef is bad and not all beef has steroids etc in it.  It's sad that there are so many uneducated people out there about this.  I also learned that the Humane Society-which I donate -only gives .5-1% of their donations to the dog pounds.  This is horrible-they spend it on employees, benefits, marketing, advertising and even worse things.  I hope our local Humane Society doesn't do this.

Well I'm running out of time so I better sign off for now-don't even have time to proof this-so I hope it's OK.

Next  Friday we will be at the PTO meeting with our Clydesdale taking pictures-stop by if you can.  It's a great fundraiser for the school.