Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Comic – and other – relief!

First of all, it's a bright, sunny day. I don't mind our winters, but days like this really are jewels of joy in settings of silver (read grey).

This girl, Gilda, makes me grin. She always fluffs herself out like a broody hen when she lays, and makes the oddest sound when I get close.

My sheep make me smile, too. These two fancy themselves in love – never mind that he's a middle-aged wether and she's my suspected freemartin.

Then there's "boys just wanna have fun" Bittersweet, playing with the rope swing.

Speaking of sheep and comic relief, an email was awaiting me when I got back to the house after chores. Blogpal Sue wrote, "I feel your pain about the 40-guest party! Here's what you do to cut down on the number of guests and how long they stay. Get several of your sheep, preferably wet and uncoated. Tether them at strategic spots around your living room, especially by the food. Tell folks that you are doing this to share the true feeling of Christmas, which, after all, was in a stable. This will separate the sheep from the goats! Ah, I mean the sheep from the guests! Good luck!
Sue, whose husband knows better!" 

Thanks, Sue; I needed that laugh! But as much as I love my sheep, having their mess in my house is probably not an improvement over what 40 people can do. :-) All of which has to be cleaned up before my dad and his wife arrive for a visit the following week, followed by a 10-day visit by Rick's mom. So you see, it's not just the Saturday night party I'm dealing with here.

But, I will get by – with a little help from a friend! I called a long-time friend this morning for help with a computer question, and she asked how I am managing all that's on my plate. As I was listing all that I hope to accomplish before Friday at sundown, she asked if she could help me with anything on that list if she came over on Friday. Seriously?!? It was like a bright shaft of sunshine burst through the wall of my office and angels started singing! And you know what? Even if my fun friend Amy can't make it, her sweet and generous offer has lifted a load off my heart and shoulders, allowing me to face the next few days with a smile.

That's it for now from . . .


Tombstone Livestock said...

Hang in there, it will all be over before you know it. No wine, maybe fill a crock pot with hot apple cider, it will make the house smell wonderful, dim the lights, and relax.

Susan said...

Cleaning is always more fun with a friend! I do like Sue's idea....but the clean-up would be a bear!

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

I love Sue's idea! I'll be giggling have the night!

Tina T-P said...

Wow, what a great friend! Your party will be fun - when I turned 50 - we invited about 25 people and they all came plus some - John & I spent the entire evening asking each other "What were we thinking?" If I was closer, I'd make you some of my new pumpkin mousse - that would keep em happy. :-)

A :-) said...

What is a freemartin?