Well, after a long hiatus due to financial constraints, I am finally back online. I really missed having my internet friends to chat with and working on my pattern collection.
Right now, I have spring fever like nobody's business. I've done some prep work in the yard, contracted a pair of young men to do some landscaping work for me, installed birdfeeders, repaired the birdhouse and taken down a nasty wire fence thingy.
I'm getting ready to prune back my grapevines and pull all the prunings out for soaking. Then, I'm going to coil them into wreaths and sell them!
The majority of the housework is done, and spring cleaning has begun. I'm washing walls in the kitchen this week, and then I am finally going to paint over that horrid pink wallpaper. A nice shade of pear green. YAY!! After that, the living room walls are getting painted. Cafe Au Lait.
My food storage program is coming along nicely. I've begun doubling up on certain items each week and stashing the duplicates. In a year or so, I should have a full storage pantry. We've also ordered a pig and are considering half a beef for the freezer. With our garden providing fruits and veggies, that should make things a lot less expensive.
We are now the proud parents of 2 cats-a siamese named Jaz and a himalayan named Skyler. Both are females and are about to be bred. I have orders for 3 kittens, and 2 offers of deposits. So, I'm going to have kittens in time for Mother's Day. Gorgeous, pure bred babies to spoil. Since we no longer have a dog, I feel a bit more comfortable filling those orders.
I'm finally taking time to get myself back into school, too. I want to get my degree (or certificate or whatever) in medical billing. I can do that from home and not screw up my disability too awfully much. An opportunity to be self sufficient and not push my body beyond what it's capable of is a great thing.
Off to do the laundry and then my housework is done! Ahh, the benefits of being an empty nester!!