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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Something had to give.

You would think that, given I rise before dawn, I would have loads of time to get things done.  Tain't so.  I end up getting involved in one project or another then have to dash around.  This morning I had to deal with our overnight frost - yes, isn't that special? - and had to make sure the meaties were warm enough.  I have two brooder heaters in their pen, plus a light, but they are growing so fast that they can barely wedge in under the heaters.  I had put a solid cover over most of the top, so they managed to stay warm.  Looking ahead, it seems we have one more chilly night before things get more normal.  Whatever normal now is.  ABnormal.

Then there was the unwrapping and uncovering of all the tender plants.  Then the filling of the watering dishes.  Yadda.  But the sun was up and shining and there was a light breeze.  Birds were singing and I was feeling pretty darn good.  Until I went in the house and realized I had fifteen minutes to finish chores, take a shower, get duded up and leave for work.

I was not entirely suprised, then, when I arrived at work looking like I had dressed in the dark and put my hair in a blender.

Sigh.

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  1. this is why i get up before 4:00am. i'd never get anything done otherwise.

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    1. Jaz - Eggzactly! I need to warm up gradually - like an old Jaguar. (At least I didn't say Cougar...) I love to hear the birds wake up and discuss their dreams and plans for the day.

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  2. We are expecting frost Sunday night....wouldn't be our May long without frost or snow.

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    1. Mrs DM - Let's hope this is the end of winter for both of us and the start of gardening season!

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  3. I'm thinking with your upbeat personality and happy outlook on life, nobody at work cares WHAT you look like. Well, unless it gets too scary . . . ;o]

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    1. Mama Pea - It has gotten borderline scary, but those days have also fallen when I am solo in the office. I just have to scurry down to get the mail and hope that I won't run into...a lawyer....

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  4. Blender Hair--LOL! The thought of it will make me chuckle whenever I think of it.

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    1. Sue - Maybe it will be come a style? Heaven help us...

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  5. As long as you don't show up at work with a chicken on your head I think it will be O.K.

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    1. Susan - If that ever happens, it will be a sure sign that it's time for me to stay on the farm!

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  6. I'm sure you looked just fine. Love the blender hair comment.

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    1. DFW - I mostly wear matching things. This time was a bit sketchy. I like to think of it as my 'artistic' side.

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    2. You definitely have the atristic side down pat!

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    1. Carolyn - Yeah. You know, that stuff you used to see in Chicago??? :)

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    1. SJ - And bless your little heart, too...

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  9. Susan,

    When I was working up in VA/DC, I would get up every morning at 4:00AM to get chores done, lunches made, animals feed, snow shoveled, and out the door to drive to work. There just never seems to be enough time in the day to get every thing done no matter how early one gets up in the morning. At work, no one really made a comment on how I looked because I was working at a desk. Well except one day, the day I reached into my bedroom closet with the lights off not to wake my husband and pulled out two shoes, each from a different pair. Not realizing it, I just put the shoes on......one was black, the other blue. No very noticeable early in the morning. Until of course you get to work where it's bright with the lights on in the office. Then the comments started from fellow employee's........what did you do get up on the wrong side of the bed?? Or are you color blind??

    I'm sure you looked just fine when you walked through the door at work.


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    1. Sandy - OMG! That must have been a shock! I've done the black/brown before, but not blue. Cool!

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  10. You took the words right outta my mouth. I looked up one morning and had 15 min to get out the door. I went into work with a damp head of hair stuffed in a clip. I'm pretty sure my makeup was on straight. And I'm up by 4:30-5 Geez...

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    1. Tami - I part of the damp-head clan on many occasions. Unfortunately, mine is not long enough to be saved by a clip. It usually dries standing out on end. Sort of punky.

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  11. Frost! Yikes! I have to agree about the early hours of the day. They seem to be shorter than the others.

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    1. Leigh - Frost is such a scary word this time of year, isn't it? We had another near-miss this morning, but it looks okay going forward. We've had frost as late as June. Darn. Hope I didn't just jinx us.

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  12. Well I, for one, would love to work next to you, Ms. Blender Hair! :)

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    1. Hey, Laurie! I may look like a walking abstract painting at times, but at least I can maintain my sense of humor.

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  14. You can start a fashion trend called Farm Chic'! I have been lucky enough through my working life...most of it was on ranches or farms...only at the truck stop did I notice the farm 'scent' a time or two. I love the image of your hair!

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  15. But of course! Time flies when there is much to do, especially this time of year, thinking that there is time to squeeze one more thing in before you have to leave...
    Love the hair looking like it was in a blender!! Haha! Can relate to that!

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