Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Lap-rador

Oof. I don't know Elizabeth could sleep under that, but Grindle and Seamus thought they needed to sleep on her!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Trelawney checks out a new rabbit cage by getting up close and personal in it. (She might have been easier to contain at the rabbit show had we let her get all the way in...)

Meet Molly, our new Flemish Giant sandy doe. Hopefully we will eventually have another Arthur (buck) so they can have "little" Weasleys.

Friday, February 11, 2011


I took Hannah, Elizabeth and Trelawney to Abilene for the Smoky Hill Rabbit Show this weekend, and our hotel had an indoor pool. The kids had a blast!

Here, Elizabeth gives Trelawney a ride around the pool in a borrowed floatie.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Not a great photo, but I wanted to catch Grindle the Labrador (or is that lap-rador?) and Katy the Kitty sleeping together in the chair.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Trelawney rolled over and hugged Seamus in her sleep. He was amenable to snuggling, so they slept like that for an hour or so.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Snow, at last!

With apologies to Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Snow at last, snow at last... Thank God Almighty, we have snow at last!

Monday, February 7, 2011

4-H, again, some more ...

It feels like we've been busy a lot with 4-H lately, and particularly with rabbits... at 4-H Monday night, Elizabeth gave her project talk on Rabbit Showmanship.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

County Club Day

Superbowl Sunday was also the Haskell County 4-H Club Day. I goofed and didn't get any photos of Noah, but here are the results ("Top Blue" means they go on to compete at Regionals):

Elizabeth -- Project Talk, Top Blue
Hannah -- Illustrated Talk, Top Blue
Hope & Hannah -- Violin Duet, Top Blue
Hope -- Violin Solo, Top Blue
Noah -- Trumpet Solo, Red
Elizabeth -- Violin Solo, Blue
Hope -- Clarinet Solo, Red
Noah -- Violin Solo, Red
Hannah -- Violin Solo, Blue
Hannah -- Flute Solo, Blue

Cloverleaf 4-H Model Meeting -- Blue

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Christmas in February

Mom and Dad met us in Tribune at Aunt Donna and Uncle Gerald's house on Saturday to deliver a car to us (more about that in another post) and also to have CHRISTMAS, finally, in February!

We have been sick for months, and finally only I was still coughing, so we met them for a few hours. It was great to see them!

Trelawney loved messing with the wrapping paper.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Best TV show ever

Sadly, it only lasted three seasons thanks to the idiocy of the "New CW" network ... but "Veronica Mars" was one of the best-written, best-acted TV shows ever. If you haven't seen it, trust me -- you'll like it.

Even if it doesn't sound like something you'd like -- which is what I foolishly thought -- you'll like it.

Thank you again to my wonderful friends who RAK'ed me with these DVD sets! I watch them all the time!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


My beloved, Mark, gearing up to go out and break ice on the horses' water tank for the third time today. Wind chills were 30 below this morning, but are slowly climbing -- thank goodness!

No school today, but not due to the weather... it's teacher inservice day. No school Thursday and Friday either, thanks to teacher-parent conferences. However, we couldn't go anywhere even with five days off (including the weekend) because the junior high basketball tournament was scheduled for these three days and Hannah had to be there. So, we're staying in and staying warm -- except for Mark!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What blizzard?

The view from my living room window looking west ... yep, the Blizzard of the Century once again missed us. We got *maybe* an inch of snow, which mostly blew away.

Bitter, howling, nasty winds made the wind chill 27 degrees F below zero when my kids went to school this morning, and dropped all the way to 35 below before climbing back up a bit. I think it's appalling we made kids go to school in that, but hey, I don't make da rulz.