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Friday, August 24, 2012

Someone hand me the toothpicks!

After bolting awake at 2AM this morning, I am sinking fast.  I can barely keep my eyes open (not a good condition for driving home, methinks.)  I did manage to can three half-pints of ketchup (catsup? ketchup?  Is this a regional thing?), pack my lunch, precook dinner, vacuum, do some computer work, clean off the dining room table, do my chores, put netting over the Pearls' space (still need some - it's got to be break-out-proof), take a shower, deliver eggs to my egg customers, and drive to work.  Now I feel as if I've been run over by a Peterbilt.

Time to break out the dark chocolate.  As if I needed an excuse....

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  1. Chocolate helps EVERYTHING. Good luck making it through the rest of the day......

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    1. Yes, Sue. Chocolate is a necessity. I am sure it's written down somewhere. I am off for a cup of black tea - hope I don't shoot myself in the foot, so to speak!

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  2. Are you trying to cram a lifetime into one day. Ketchup making before going to work???? I would need a lot more than chocolate.

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  3. TL - I have been cooking that ketchup for five days! That's the problem with having to squeeze these things in. I was determined to get it off my stove (and to clean that sticky pan!)

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  4. On a completely different subject (I'm a day late), how's the sheep (shep, ship, shop) doing?

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    1. The sheep is ship shop so far. I am keeping a close eye on her, though. She didn't come out this morning with the rest of them, so I was ready to pole vault over the fence to come to her aid, when she sashayed out. Sheepies. And thank you for asking...xx

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  5. Susan does more before 6 AM than most people do ALL DAY! The few, the proud, the homesteaders!!

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    1. It's only because I can't help myself. And it's true - we are ALL overachievers!

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  6. 2 am? You mean that is a real time? I though that is was just a myth that anything exsisted between midnight and 4 am ;)

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    1. What?! You exist on four hours of sleep a night and still do all you do? How is that possible? My inquiring mind needs to know!

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    2. Oh no no, I get a good 7-8 hours a night. Could not function otherwise. It is just that in my days I have stayed up to midnight (have to see that new years ball drop ;) and I have gotten up early at 4am. But not at the same time! So I just have only heard stories of those strange hours that fall in between. The time when, as my Father would say, "nothing good happens".

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  7. Ya know what? If you ever "retired" from your day job, I think you would probably destroy yourself doing more things in one Monday thru Friday period on your homestead than most of us do in a month. You'd be like one of those whirling dervishes who spin into a melted puddle.

    P.S. I must be made wrong. Chocolate does not do it for me. I just keep stumbling around in a semi-comatose state until I hit a wall hard enough that I pass into unconsciousness for enough hours to revitalize me.

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    1. I do think we homesteady-types are a little over the top when it comes to achieving things. You'd have to be a little over the top to choose the challenges we have put in front of ourselves. As far as chocolate goes, it tends to give me a real little zip, then I meet that same wall you run into....

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  8. ...you got up and STAYED up???? That's what peanut butter toast and milk are for, to put you back to sleep so you can overachieve in the daylight!

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  9. Eat choclate then get some sleep ;)

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  10. MMmmmmmm Chocolate! I never need an excuse to eat it either.
    Ketchup?! I've wanted to make some, but I'm a katchup snob and love Heinz organic...I know I know...
    do you share your recipe?

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