Saturday, December 7, 2013

Snow Days!!!!

I have been enjoying the snow that we got over the past few days. School was cancelled Thursday and Friday, so I have been taking advantage of the chance to sleep in and be lazy. Though I should be spending more of this extra time preparing for finals which are next week. :P I have been horribly unmotivated though.
On Thursday I did get a wonderful surprise in the form of an e-mail invitation for an interview at Kansas State University Vet school! I was so thrilled! It isn't until January 19th, so I have some time to prepare for it.
While I love the snow, I have not enjoyed dealing with the drama that ensued within my goat trip (the term for a herd of goats). I have three full-sized goats and three miniature goats. The little ones get along just fine and can all fit into one of those big, igloo style dog houses. The big goats are a different story. I have a mom and her two grown daughters. Well, one of the daughters is a jerk to her mom and sister and was keeping them out of the shelter on Thursday night, even though there was plenty of room for all three of them inside. So my dad and I had to go out in the cold and occasionally sleet (not to mention it being practically the middle of the night, we are night owls) and set up a second pen with a makeshift shelter in it to put Florecita in so she wouldn't freeze out Sombrita and Faline. We managed to set up a pretty decent shelter considering it was dark and the weather. We got Florecita in there and gave them all some extra feed and hay and went back inside where we had some hot cocoa and then went to bed. When I went out there Friday morning Florecita was not in the little pen... she had somehow managed to get back into the big pen! So then we put Sombrita and Falline in the little pen since the shelter was big enough for both of them and seemed to have kept out all but a little bit of snow. We also used some old baling wire to seal the gate between the two better than before. That seemed to work fine. Today I just opened the gate between the two and hopefully Florecita will appreciate the warmth that Sombrita and Faline could provide now.
As the days go on, I think I will be glad to be able to get out again, though I would gladly take a few more days like this early next year! Church has been cancelled for tomorrow so I will have another day to sleep in and devote to studying (hopefully! lol!) before my first final on Tuesday. Thankfully my hard ones are on Wednesday and Thursday, so I will have even more time to prepare for them.

I hope you all stay safe if you are experiencing similar weather! Enjoy it while it lasts! :)

Here are some pictures from my house.

This is Faramir, one of the little goats. He's a sweetie!

I thought it was amusing that their "igloo" house was covered in snow, yeah, I'm easily amused. haha!

Lucy absolutely LOVES the snow!!! If I stayed out there with her, she would play in it for hours and hours. I think the only thing she doesn't like is when the snow gets packed between her toes. :)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Yummy Scarf

I actually finished this scarf quite a long time ago, but I'm finally getting around to taking pictures of it and posting them on here and on Ravelry. (For those who don't know, Ravelry is an online knitting and crocheting community where you can find patterns, look at other people's projects, and so on.) I actually found this pattern on Ravelry, but it was originally from another blog, so I will link to that at the bottom of the page. The scarf patter is called Morning Snack Scarf, I used a yarn that is 100% baby alpaca, so it is SUPER soft!
Here it is!
As you can see, it goes perfectly with my coat. I actually picked the yarn out while my coat was out in the car, I was pretty sure it would match but then I got out to the car and saw that it was pretty near a perfect match. It made me very happy! :)

And here is a little bit closer shot of the pattern, I think I may have used a little bit thicker yarn than the one in the pattern, but I still think it turned out fantastic!

Here's the link to the pattern. I really enjoyed knitting it.

And that's about all I have for now! I hope to post a bit more regularly. *crosses fingers* We shall see though.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

On your marks…

Here's me and Lucy before the 1 mile fun run at the PAWS 5K. PAWS is our local animal shelter and they started doing a 5K as a fundraiser last year. So this year Lucy and I decided to go join in! We just did the 1 mile fun run because I didn't think I'd be ready for a 5K yet and I wanted to bring her too. 
But I think I'm going to shoot for doing the 5K run next year. I also want to do a color run at some point. We'll see if I get to it. Haha! 
Lucy was so excited to see all of the other dogs and all the nice people. Now she is all tuckered out. She crashed on my bedroom floor. Lol! She had a good time though. :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunday scripture

I'm a little late in posting the verse for this Sunday but here it is.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:16-17 ESV)

I hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lucy Bug

So when I told Lucy that I had posted a picture of her sister Felicity, she must have gotten jealous because not long after she stuck her head in this cat tent to get a toy mouse out of it. But I guess she didn't really know how to get her head back out. So of course I snapped a bunch of photos before I helped her out of it. Tehe! :P I think that she knew I couldn't pass up a photo-op like that one. ;)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday scripture

So I'm going to try to post a Bible verse every Sunday. Hopefully I can manage to post one every week! :)

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. (Romans 5:3-5 ESV)

I hope everyone had a blessed Sunday.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My crazy cat

I've decided that my cat must have abandonment issues. She is literally crazy. You can be petting her and she will randomly start biting you! Her tail seems to be set on an automatic setting where it twitches constantly. It twitches even when she is purring sometimes. But I do wonder if all of this has anything to do with the fact that she was lost as a kitten and someone found her in a flower pot on their porch when she was 4 weeks old. I raised her and sometimes I think she considers me her mother, but then at other times I have several scratches healing on my hands and arms and I wonder. Despite all that, I do love her and she is my baby. She sleeps on my bed almost every night. She's crazy, that is for sure, but maybe he just gets that from me. But they do say that insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children, maybe the same is true with pets. Haha!