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Take a Peek at Our Week December 3 – 9

I have been trying really hard to get in a festive mood, but the country kids are turning me into a Scrooge! Their behavior is out of control and I have had it up to “here” with them. I seriously haven’t even put our tree up yet. *sigh* Even with getting our first snow fall of the year I am feeling less them festive. I guess I just need to keep cranking up the Christmas carols to drown out their yelling and fighting.

I have been plugging along behind the scenes and have tried my hand at making short videos to share. Make sure you check it out at the end of this weeks rundown (at the bottom of the page.) I know I still have a lot to learn but it was fun to put together. I have also been working on planning out next years posts. There are exciting things coming next year! I just hope I can make it out of this year with my sanity in tack!

So what made me smile this week?

When you open the shed, feed and water everyone, walk back to the house, turn around…. Darn stalkers!!!

The littlest country kid had basketball workshop again this week. He is really starting to improve!
Go LCK! He shoots, he scores!!!

We have a rule in our house, move your feet, lose your seat. Heidi the homestead hound is employing that rule to take claim of the couch. I guess I shouldn’t complain too much, she did leave me one cushion.

We attended the oldest country kid’s autism program at the zoo and guess who was there!?!?! The littlest country kid was beyond thrilled. The oldest took some convincing to go talk to Santa. They both know they are on the naughty list and maybe that’s why the OCK didn’t want to face the fat man. LOL

The other night hubby got a flat and took it in to his normal shop. They got him in quick and fast so we didn’t miss our outing. I’d never been there before and they have the BIGGEST cats ever. I thought the black one was big till I saw the grey one, who was a monster! I don’t know about you, but I love big ol fat kitties. I even made the country kids come inside to see the cats, but of course animals can sense evil and the grey one headed in back to do inventory. 

First snow of the winter. The littlest country kid was geeked!

Ginger stays upstairs most of the day, relaxing in the littlest country kid’s room. But at night she always comes down after everyone is in bed for a little nip. She was hitting it hard. LOL Yes, I am an enabler.

I got some me time this week and decided to get crafty. I made these beautiful (super easy to make) rustic luminaries

I was shopping and spotted this adorable toy. It is a chicken coop and if you press the button on top it crows. Now I know I should be looking for things for the country kids, but since they are still on the naughty list, would it be wrong to buy this for myself?!?!?! I know exactly where I would put it and since I always have to buy my own gifts for myself, I might as well, right?

“But mooooooom!!!” Sorry duckies, but it is getting dark. I know you love sitting in the snow, but its bed time.
Get up and get waddling!!! 



Check out this video I made to go with our article on winter duck care!



Remember to take time out of your busy day to find your own things to make you smile!

14 thoughts on “Take a Peek at Our Week December 3 – 9

  1. Dearest Mindy,
    " I even made the country kids come inside to see the cats, but of course animals can sense evil and the grey one headed in back to do inventory."
    Bahaha– that was good!
    Happy Advent!

  2. I LOVE your reminder for us to find something that makes us smile! Thank you for the reminder! It looks like you had a busy week! I love your animal pictures! You are definitely surrounded by animals! Have a great rest of your week!

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