Well, the BFF and husband didn’t make it out because of screw-ups on my end and that makes me über sad. But it’s at least a little okay, because it turns out my chicken lady is closed this weekend because of torrential rains yesterday and last night and she’s dealing with a shit-ton of mud issues. So we wouldn’t have gotten chickens anyway. Next weekend though, for sure (although the bestie won’t be here and I’ll have to put off buying her chickens until her next visit).
The other thing that’s helping ease the sting of not seeing her is that we FINALLY got a crate for the puppy. Thank you, Universe. Because lovely little Ursa-boots was getting on my last freaking nerve and if I found just one more thing with puppy holes in it, she was going to be in danger of well…Nobody wants to go there, even mentally. She spent a few minutes whining, then kept falling asleep. I’m pretty sure it’s not from trauma. As you can see it’s got a divider, so she’ll be able to grow into this thing and most importantly, STOP SHITTING IN MY HOUSE. We got her some worming stuff from Tractor Supply, because she’s had some suspicious-looking stuff in her poop and that’s disgusting and not good.
The cats are seriously happier now. They’ve finally gotten back to being able to eat food because it’s still in the bowls and not puppy-purloined. They’ve all kind of walked by the crate and gone, “HaaHAAAA, asshole! Look at you all upons with the crate-iness, stupid!”
Yesterday was emotionally draining, but in the “Win” category we got shipment of organic mulch and compost, enough to do the big garden. We need to rent a rototiller and dig that bad boy in, because it’s time for potatoes, corn, onions, garlic, and a host of other direct-to-ground seeds/starts. The greenhouse will be here the 13th, and I’ve already got most of what I need to start on the 14th (except for um…seeds. Note to self: Buy seeds).
Also in the order were a new vanity and toilet for the Heinous Bathroom From Hell. So excited to get a toilet that flushes! I’ll feel so glamorous!
In the further theme of making lemonade from lemons this weekend, chef’s making hamburgers and pomme frites today, and pizzas tomorrow (walnut/apple/Gorgonzola, sausage/cheese, and mushroom/tomato/cheese).
Tomorrow, I will talk to my bestie and reassure her I’ve stepped away from the edge, call my Mom to tell her I love her, and hang out with the chef, giggling at stupid people (so easy!) and being domestic. Also, we’re building a Duramax cart to haul all the compost and mulch over to the big garden and watching the SuperBowl (for commercials only…Couldn’t care less about the game).
OH! And I have a lead on two free donkeys, a mama and son. The owner’s offered to even trailer them over here! I’ve asked to meet them first and if all goes well, we could have donkeys BY TOMORROW! Hee!!!
(And plus too, today I got in the mail the funniest Valentine card from my friend Kat, and Sandy sent me a beautiful card with a house-warming gift and lovely, lovely words. I have the best friends ever, y’all. For serious.)