The farm house

The farm house

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Week 1- Not What I Imagined.

The first week of the New Year has almost passed me by....And what a week it's been. Dec 31st started with the knowledge after my work shift that my contract was not to be renewed. Good riddance but how I was informed just proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that my " Manager" is a ----. I thought the word, my son said it out loud- aplologized but in Scotland it's common to hear. Women don't like this word. Regardless, she is one.

Now, on to the sheep. They broke out twice!! Horned varieties, gotta lov'em! On the coldest days. Hubby was home- not happy about not working. I asked for help in a moment of frustration and then he spewed forward about how much he hated all these animals and how much work they are....This time I yelled back. Wouldn't be so much trouble if you just did as I asked when I asked to prevent many of these things get the picture. Good thing my Canadian "Tessa", knows what doesn't belong in the yard with her and she stood guard over the escape artists. She blocked the door at the rear of the barn which stays open for the horses to come in out of whatever inclement weather is at hand. Also the snow is so deep that the sheep would be up to their shoulders in the snow. It certainly would slow them down.

So yesterday, a new sheep pen was built. Good thing to have for a variety of reasons such as illness, lambing, quarantine, cleaning...We'll see if the indoor waterfall re-occurs as a temporary solution has been found short of redoing the roof which is metal and old.

Now for a shocking first, my oldest son has, gasp, paid some of the money back that he borrowed ages ago. How very nice. Too bad it wasn't more as the dryer part I need seems to have doubled in price!! The defrost system in the car is leaking something and covers the inside of the windows never defosting or constantly fogging up.

As you may surmise, I need to get back on the employment horse but it is an exercise in futility. I apply, nobody acknowledges. Time goes by, you keep apllying. You wonder what is wrong...So not how I wanted to start the new year but...I must now try something different.
I also missed the deadline to submit an article for the knitting guild. Never at a loss for the written word but this time due to all the excitement, my heart just wasn't in it and I would rather submit something that was well meant and thought out.

On a knitterly note, I have taken a look at some of my work this past year and I have come to the conclusion that I have been shying away from fairisle or 2 colored knitting!! The reason- impatience and laziness. So, I have started to include it slowly by knitting mitts with 2 colors.Most definitely a textural knitter but it doesn't have to be cables. Also started an afghan for son #2. His birthday is February so I should be done....
Now on to week #2!!!


  1. Boy, Karen, I sure hope week #2 – and the rest of the year – is better! My husband has little to no work and is unhappy about it, too. We pray for faith, courage – and work – daily.

  2. Thanks Michelle. I know many of us go through some tough times but this keeps lagging on. It's difficult to move forward when you always seem pulled backward. Like I say, I must try something different. Just what that is I am not sure.

  3. Oh, what a rough beginning to the new year. Hopefully it means things can only get better? (Only after you have dealt with your car, which BTW is an antifreeze leak. Hope to see you in 2013.

  4. Antifreeze leak on the inside of the car? Ok- then. as soon as the last pay comrd in, the car will have spent it!