Playing Catch Up!

Hi everyone!  How’s it going?  I know I’m a little behind on my posts, but it’s just because we have been so busy!  I have had a great weekend and had a really fun visit with some family.  So, let’s get you all caught up! 

Thursday night after we finished hunting, we left town and went to one of Jeremy’s aunt and uncle’s.  They live about 45 minutes from us and have a farm in the middle of nowhere.  They have an old farm house on the property that they have fixed up, so we stay in there when we visit. 

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Jeremy’s cousins were coming in also, so we could all go hunting together Friday morning.  I was so tired, that I bailed on the early morning hunting.  Getting up at 5:30 did not sound like fun at all!  I decided to sleep in.  But, too bad for me because right outside of my window was a ton of racket! They were weening the baby calves off their mom’s, so they cried all night and all morning!  They didn’t bother me when I went to bed because I was so tired that I went right to sleep, but they woke me up really early.  I tried earplugs, but they didn’t help.  So, I got up about 7:00 and worked on the computer.    

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When everyone came in from hunting, we had breakfast.  We ate gluten free pancakes, and they were really good! 

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After breakfast, I helped my cousin with her literature and chemistry homework.  The literature is easy for me, but the chemistry – thank goodness for google! Her chemistry class doesn’t have a textbook, how does a teacher expect someone to complete an assignment with no textbook?!  And, how do you teach chemistry without a textbook?  We spent almost 2 hours working on that ridiculous worksheet!  Her mom ordered the teacher’s guide off Amazon for her to have for the rest of the year! 

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When all the homework was finished, we went to ride four wheelers.  Jeremy’s uncle has thousands of acres and it is so peaceful. 

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Every direction that you look is just land for as far as you can see. 

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We rode around for a a long time looking at all of the scenery.  The trees were beautiful.  They were filled with orange, red, and yellow leaves. 

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We went up and down several steep hills, and I think I overcame some of my fears of four wheelers, because I really had fun!  (I had a really bad four wheeler wreck in college, so I’m a little leery of them.)

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While we rode the four wheelers, Jeremy was busy getting tree stands and feeders ready.  

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Then it was time to go hunting again.  I wasn’t going to hunt, just the kids were, so I decided to stay and take a nap.  The sinus stuff was still hanging on, and after being outside most of the day, I was worried about sitting in the cold night air.  I don’t know if it’s the actual sinus infection, or the mucinex, or a combination of both, but it just makes me so tired.  So, I went up to the main house, to get away from the cows and took a nap for a couple of hours. 

When I woke up, the sun was going down.  

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I helped get dinner ready.  We had hamburger steaks, fried potatoes, fried okra, salad, and I made oven roasted okra.  Jeremy’s uncle has a garden and had a ton of fresh okra.  Everyone loved the oven roasted okra and said it tasted the exact same as the fried! 

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After dinner, we packed up our stuff and headed back home.  Jeremy’s aunt loaded us up with a lot of hamburger meat!  I’m really excited about that!  I love fresh hamburger meat.  It is so much better that the meat that you get at Walmart or Aldi. 

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We went straight to bed when we got home!  I wish we would have had more time with everyone, but the kids had ballgames and dance classes on Saturday, so they had to head home too.  It was a really fun day, and I always love getting to visit with family. 

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