Fairly crazy

treebridgeIt’s been a whirlwind sort of day around here.  I stayed up till 2:00 a.m. reading Inquisitor by RJ Blain, which I’m really enjoying, so I wasn’t exactly ready to rise with the boys this morning at 7:00 a.m.  I spent half my day running all over three counties to get last-minute things done for the kids’ fair projects, which are being judged as we speak.

redbloomAt last, I have a little bit of peace and quiet to get done the dozen and one other things I have to do today, and I’m so tired I can hardly keep my eyes open.

So.  I think I’m just going to go sit down with my candy-coated licorice bites and listen to the birds sing in the trees while I finish reading my book.  It’s nice to relax every now and then.

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21 thoughts on “Fairly crazy

    • Kay Kauffman says:

      Thanks! The tree is my son’s photo for the county fair and the flower is my stepdaughter’s. I just heard they both got blue ribbons for their pictures, and Bubbles got a blue ribbon for his squirrel feeder as well! Now to wait and see how Miss Tadpole does with her curtains… 😀

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    • Kay Kauffman says:

      Don’t they? It’s actually the tree’s roots. With all the rain we’ve had, the soil washed away from them. The wind pushed the tree some, too, so we ended up pulling it down before it could fall. Bubbles got a blue ribbon for this picture. 🙂

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        • Kay Kauffman says:

          He was pretty excited. He also earned a blue ribbon for his squirrel feeder, and Miss Tadpole earned blue ribbons for both of her projects, too (the flower picture above and a set of curtains for her bedroom). 🙂

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          • Kay Kauffman says:

            I am! Bubbles did a great job staining his project, but his varnishing skills need work. And next year, Miss Tadpole wants to make a picture frame for the picture she showed this year. 🙂

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          • mbarkersimpson says:

            A very creative family. My girls used to like art, and they have a talent for it, but they lost interest when they hit the teenage stage and I miss their creative outlets!

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          • Kay Kauffman says:

            I hope mine will keep up their artistic pursuits. Miss Tadpole plays piano and clarinet, plus she spent a few weeks on the flute. And they both like sports – I’m pretty tickled to have such well-rounded kids. 🙂

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          • mbarkersimpson says:

            As you should be 🙂 I’ve always wanted to learn to play a musical instrument – again the girls dabbled when they were younger but soon got fed-up. There are so many benefits when your life is touched my music, so I sincerely hope Miss Tadpole keeps this up too 🙂

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          • Kay Kauffman says:

            So do I. I guess we’ll see what happens.

            I’ve played the flute since I was ten (though I don’t play often anymore), and for a while in seventh grade, I played the bassoon. I couldn’t read bass clef now unless I could count down from treble clef. And in high school, I took a stab at the piccolo, but I didn’t have enough time to learn it for the one piece my instructor wanted me to play. 😦

            I always wanted to learn the piano. One of these days, I’m gonna sign myself up for lessons, probably when Cricket and Thumper are a bit older. Bubbles took lessons for a year or so, but didn’t stick with it. Among my (many) other musical ambitions, though, are a desire to learn violin and sax (I can play a bit on the clarinet, but it’s been ages since I tried). I liked the challenge of learning the piccolo, though, so maybe I can take another crack at that, too. 😀

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          • mbarkersimpson says:

            I say go for it! The sax is such a beautiful instrument. I have a friend who plays; absolutely amazing. I’ve always wanted to play the piano too, so maybe I should put it on my ‘bucket list’ or whatever those lists are called! I like the idea of ticking things off – setting myself a challenge. A fellow blogger does it on her blog. Each time she achieves something it gets ticked off, and I often think it’s the only thing that would force my hand – if people see my lack of commitment it might shame me into doing something about it 🙂

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          • Kay Kauffman says:

            It really is, isn’t it? I’ve heard some amazing sax players. But string instruments are so beautiful, too. I was inspired to play the flute when I was a kid and someone played in church one day. That was all it took to get me hooked. 🙂

            A public to-do list of sorts isn’t a half-bad idea. I should do something like that with some of my other goals, I think. 🙂

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          • mbarkersimpson says:

            I might start compiling a list! Though the very thought makes me nervous now I’ve mentioned it 🙂

            I agree with you about the string instrument. Any instrument can have a calming effect on the soul. If I ever do a list, music will play a part in it 😉

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    • Kay Kauffman says:

      It seems like my life consists mainly of crazy days, but I suppose that’s par for the course with so many kids around! 🙂 We actually took Saturday off – hubby didn’t work, and instead of working on our house (or working on the one we’re trying to sell) or any of the zillion and one other projects we have going, we sat around and watched TV and ate junk food and read books and wrote and relaxed. It was wonderful. 🙂

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