Busy, busy, busy

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Busy, busy, busy
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Wed, 04-03-2013 - 12:18pm

Even though it's still "Winter" here (low of -8 tonight) we're busy this week.  This past weekend we sorted sheep, de-horned a cow and tried to save a calf that was coming out upside down (failed :().  This week I'm trying to get paperwork finalized for the income tax (mine, DH's, the farm, MIL, DD #1).  Also on Saturday DH is having his 50th birthday and I've invited 19 friends of ours to come for pancake breakfast.  I have NO idea where they're going to sit ...  I'll have to clean out the Dining Room, add another table and hope people bring extra chairs, cause I won't have enough.  It's a surprise and I'm trying to figure out how to clean out the Dining Room without DH noticing (well, it won't work, because it's the main room of the house LOL).

Wish me luck that the steam won't run out before the party ...

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Thu, 04-04-2013 - 3:44pm

Goodness Brigitte, that's a lot to do!  I hope your DH has a great birthday and that you are able to keep the secret from him.

Elaine

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Mon, 04-08-2013 - 3:24pm
Elaine, the party worked out great. DD #4 had started talking about decorating the dining room for his "party" (she didn't know I had invited people), so I said to DH "the kids want to decorate, so you have to use the "old" front door to get outside" ;) Worked out great. He had NO IDEA until the guests started arriving. I had a total of 20 people here including our family of 7. It worked out better with not everyone coming, because that's all I was able to fit around the tables. Thursday a friend of mine had come over and helped me clean a bit. While doing that I got a call from the accountant wanting me to book the appointment. They had only two times left: 8 am and 10 am both on Wednesday. So today I've been trying to get everything together (it's been thrown onto my desk like always) by going through the paperwork, filing, sorting etc. I've got all our paperwork, DD's paperwork and now I need to get my MIL's paperwork all together. Then in the mail I get this huge package for biosecurity on the farm. I really don't have enough to do ...

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 3:48am

I'm glad it worked out well Brigitte, especially after all the hard work getting it organised.  I hope you got all that paperwork sorted out too, it just never ends does it?

Elaine

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:35am
You're right, Elaine, it never ends. I've been so busy lately that I figured I haven't reconsiled my bank account for the past 9 months ... Way too long. I'm working very hard on no more procrastination right now by working to get rid of the clutter, un-done paperwork, clothes that need fixing etc. I know that one of these days I'll catch up and have it all organized again. My Mom keeps pointing out how organized I was when I was younger, but then I added some kids, work and animals and the organization went out the window ...