Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Time Warp.

Is it just me, or does weekend time seem to gain momentum and whiz by at the speed of light?!  I feel as though I drop blissfully into bed on Friday night, visions of all the items on my to-do list with a check mark next to them - then WHAM!  It's Sunday night and I am exhausted and planning my lunches for work.

I am sure you have noticed that my weekend blogging is, well, let's say 'lacking'.  In my own defense, most all of the larger chores have to get crammed into two days.  Ideally, the weather cooperates and a lot gets done.  Ideally.  This weekend, I was only able to work outside on Sunday.  And, while lots DID get done, I feel cheated.  I did get the goats' stall pretty much cleaned out (it was still frozen near the ground) and all the raked out goodness wheelbarrowed to the new compost pile.  And I did get started on cleaning up the spent hay and manure in the sheep/llama pen.  That is, until the local "Days of our Lives" drama unfolded on the road in front of me.  In a nutshell, husband was walking down road with little toolbox.  Red car carrying wife came zooming up beside him.  Screech-fest ensued at very high volume and pitch, including lots of four-letter words, squealing of tires, physical combat, throwing of tools, and heartbreaking pleas from child in car.  Police were called on wife by husband and then there were two cop cars across from the house for a half hour.  Poor Apria was quite alarmed by all the screeching and hummed like mad.  The sheep clumped in a little group as far away from the drama as possible.  I continued to shovel shineola.  There sure are some miserable people out in the world.

Because of all the hubub and my not wanting to be pulled into the drama, I didn't get as much hay/manure moved as I had hoped.  This coming weekend will be the polar opposite - my parents are coming to visit, so very little work will get done.  I have a couple of things I can squeeze in during the mornings before work, but I will have to just relax and look a few weekends ahead.


Carolyn said...

Weekends do seem like they fly by, don't they? (Says the unemployed woman who stays home playing farmwife all day)

Sucks that you had to see all that domestic drama; and poor kid :(

Although you won't be getting much done this weekend, I'm sure you'll enjoy the visit with your parents!

Erin said...

I would have been spectating, I admit I love a good drama LOL (but NOT with a child involved, ugh!) Weekends sure do fly by, I usually never blog on weekends because it's the only time I see hubby so we have so much to do, I usually don't even get to read them until Sunday evening or Monday morning. Don't feel bad for taking weekends off if you have to, we all would understand :)

Mama Pea said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. (Just try to stop me.) I don't know HOW you do all you do while working full-time an hour away off the homestead. I do have to admit last week I was about to send you a worried "where the heck ARE you?" note because it had been so quiet on your end. But good to know it's just business as usual with your life running on at warp speed. Glad all is slow and laid-back around here. I'm actually becoming bored because I've done everything on my list and can't figure out what to do with myself for all the hours of each day. (Choke-splurt-gag-cough-phthbbbt!)

Unfortunately, I fear we're just seeing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the miserable people in the world. If they would only stop and realize what they are subjecting those poor, poor kids to. That makes me so sad.

Jane @ Hard Work Homestead said...

Its not funny but I can just see you yelling "keep it down, your upsetting the Llama". And getting blank stares back because they would have no idea what you were talking about. And just were was that guy walking to with a tool box? Very funny.

Susan said...

CR - Somehow, "unemployed" and "farmwife" just don't jive - I know how hard you work! I do enjoy having my parents stay with me.

Erin - I keep thinking I will get organized and carve out a little time for blogging, but it never happens. Then I am so behind in catching up with everyone else's blog!

Mama Pea - Oh, the lengths I will go to to get you down here! Just c'mon down and I will give you half my list, 'kay? Yes, I am afraid you are right. Drugs, poor education, no job prospects, loss of housing, and lack of common sense is putting this country in a tailspin.

Jane - I did, actually, mention to the nimrod that he and his fishmonger wife were upsetting my llama. He was too stressed to notice. I assume, ahem, he was NOT walking home to his wife with his little toolbox.

Candy C. said...

Gosh, the weekends do always seem to fly by!
Stupid people airing their dirty laundry in public AND in front of the child!! Grrrr!

Susan said...

Candy - That poor child was beside herself. I can only imagine that the police appearing was the icing on the cake. This couple were the poster children for birth control.

EcoCatLady said...

You know... I'm starting to think that the time warp thing applies to all unspoken for time.

Back when I still had a real job, I used to fantasize about how wonderful my life would be once I got my financial self in order so I could quit working and just be a frugal diva. And now that I'm there... I seriously wonder where all the time goes. I mean, I haven't had a real job in over 5 years, and I'm still waiting for these blissful empty days to appear. Sigh.

Susan said...

EcoCat - You know, all my friends that are retired are as busy as I am! However, that being said, I'd rather be busy at my farming life.

Unknown said...

My wekends are like a dash to the finish, but atleast I always sleep in!