Sunday, June 8, 2008

Is It Monday Yet?

Hi, my name is Robin and i'm a workaholic. A weekend workaholic to be exact. Seriously, i think the reason i like dog trials so much is i can actually just hang out and not kill myself working around the house and farm. You'd never know it to look at me, but i'm just not capable of sitting around and not doing something - anything. I started the weekend off on friday evening by shearing about 6 or 8 sheep. That was fun, i've never sheared a sheep before and i enjoyed it alot. Not so sure the sheep would agree but they're definitely cooler and after the first one they don't even look too bad. Saturday morning bright and early, i was off to Kate's to shear a few more sheep, until we ran out of sharp blades. Then i loaded the new truck up with a bunch of stuff from the farm to take to the dump. Back home and i handwashed the camper, the van and the new truck, and then mowed the backyard. This is the point where i should have stopped but noooooo...i loaded the dogs up to go to the farm "so they could run and play". Hah. They ran and played and swam for about 30 minutes then spent about 3 hours watching me weedeating thistles in the sun. I ran by my folks' house afterwards and in a fit of perfect timing, walked in the door as dinner hit the table. Yum. :-) Home to a shower and about the 5th change of clothes of the day, and i watched Juno (and even kept my eyes open till the end). This morning i got the front yard mowed (about an acre) and washed 4 dogs by 10:30. At this point i did manage to hang out in the house and just chill for awhile. Okay, that's not entirely true. Someone called and i chatted on the phone for about an hour. :-) Finally, i couldn't stand it any more and was outside again. Five hours later my dog pens look wonderful from the pressure washing and cleaning. Another shower and yet another change of clothes, and i'm trying really hard to just stay here on the couch! But it's still daylight out there......and i hate to waste daylight.....

Seriously, someone needs to save me from myself. I mean, it's 102 degrees out there.

I think we might just have to have a Shoofly Day next weekend. Everybody grab your dogs and a dish, and come over and work dogs and eat and visit! So i can rest. ;-)

4 comments:

Rachel said...

You made me tired just reading that!!! Try to rest up with this heat, you'll end up hurting yourself!

carson-crazies said...

I had the same problem yesterday - I was tired, and hot, but really hated to waste all that daylight. I just put my foot down to myself though. hehe.

Got my doggers loaded and ready. Whatchoo wanna eat??

Julie said...

I know just how you feel! I just commented to someone else that I can work my butt off all weekend on the farm, but don't have near the same motivation for the day job. LOL! I will say that the whole Saturday that lasted from 5 a.m. till Sunday morning at 1 a.m. was a real incentive to take it easy yesterday afternoon. The nap was delicious! But the dogs harassed me after until I took them walking out back, even though I had sworn I wasn't going back outside till the sun went down.

I'll definitely load dogs and do my part to help you relax next weekend....

Oh, what did you think of Juno? I watched it last night and really enjoyed it. I just loved the soundtrack!

J.

Robin French said...

All righty then, let's plan on saturday. Laura, anything you bring will be delicious, i'm sure! I call dibs on bringing a fruit tray.

Julie - i liked Juno a good bit and the sound track was great. I can't say i thought it was terrific, amazing, etc like i might expect for such a highly touted film, but i did like it. It's funny to me what films get nominated for Oscars any more. I felt the same way about Little Miss Sunshine - liked it a lot but is it really that years's Gone With the Wind?