Thursday, January 01, 2009

I Done Did 2008

This is the list I wrote last year in December 2007, let's see if I was successful.

1. Finished dining room walls. Cause I'm sorta over looking at the termite eaten wall.
*Yeah! I got this done!

2. A longing to exercise so severe that I run right out the door and don't stop until I'm completely de-muffin topped.
Next question. Please stop looking at my butt.

3. For a little boy named Caden to be healed from cancer.
*Still praying for this little guy, he had a few good months and is struggling right now. I know his family would appreciate any prayers on his behalf.

4. A garden lush with tomatoes.
*Yeah! I did well on the tomatoes, please don't ask me about the potatoes.

5. A cow to put in my freezer.
*Do two pigs count?

6. Chickens, a coop, fresh eggs.
*Check, done, over and out.

7. Turkeys to be named Harry and Martha.
How about if I got turkeys and named them Herb and Edna? Then maybe, I'd get this one done.

8. Fruit trees heavy laden. Therefore causing me to beg my mom and sister to come help make a gazillion jars of preserves.
*I definitely got the heavy laden part, but I didn't have to beg Mom or Rechelle to come help, which means I don't have to share as much. DING!

9. Oh, I'm afraid to write goes, to refurbish my childhood furniture that looks like it was salvaged from the dump. I've been meaning to repaint it for um, well, uh, 14 years. What are the chances of me actually getting it done?
Dear God. This is where I should be begging for help. Will I ever get this done?

10. To read more.
*Erm, yeah, okay, I guess I read more this year.

11. Get back into pottery. My fingers ache to play with Clay....I mean clay. I really miss the wheel and the creative outlet.
*Yup, yup, had a nice 8 week class early last year and hoping I'll get the chance to get back in the studio again this year.

12. For my parents to get their house sold so they can move closer to me and start carting my children around to games and activities while I become the next greatest potter.
Silly economy. Silly small town with no people to buy big houses.

13. Aaaand now for the cheese whiz. I hope for my children to remain healthy and happy. I can only hope for my husband to stay just the way he is, purrrfect (Honeeee, are you reading this? I didn't mention the camera cord.....that you lost.) And I hope for many, many more happy days here in Kansas.
*Amen and I found the camera cord in a box in our basement that Clay stuffed a bunch of electronic equipment in when he was cleaning the office......I found the cord in July.

Happy New Year!

I sure do love all of you that have stopped by and left me comments. You make me laugh and feel very important, especially those of you that call me "The Country Doctor's Wife's Sister"(please go give this sweet girl a hard time for me), I feel so very proud and not at all like the gigantic-freaky-white-headed-dumb-little sister of Rechelle. No, no, no, I'm just kiddin' or am I?

A year in review at Coal Creek Farm comin' up. Stay tuned and go tell all your friends and neighbors to come read right here at The Country Doctor's Wife's Sister's Blog.


Amy said...

Happy New Year, April!

I'm so glad that I found your blog this year...thanks for the laughs, whether they were on purpose or not! : )

I hope 2009 brings you and your family the best of everything.

Rhea said...

I love your blog, April! It's great. You're hilarious and creative.

Happy New Year!

Kristi said...

Add me to the list of people who are glad they found your blog this year. You always make me laugh and I love getting a glimpse of country life through your blog. Happy New Year!

Phelan said...

Happy New Year!

Kim said...

It looks like this is the year we're finally going to become parents (have already started fertilization procedures and everything looks good so far) - I look at people like you as inspiration. Even though I'm sure it's not always easy, you make it look like a lot of fun. I can't wait.

Rechelle said...

I think it is actually - The Country Doctor's Wife's KUKUMAMEE, Sister's blog.

Gladys said...

Happy new Year April.

Now let me just say I wish I would have gotten 1/4 of those things on my list.

I too am known as someone's sister only thank God she doesn't blog.

I want chickens but the coyotes keep eating them.

erinz said...

Sorry!! When I found your blog this summer (thru The Country Doctor's Wife) I loved your blog and had to add it to my blog roll. I honestly can't remember why I didn't write down April Showers (tho' I kind of like TCDWSB). Happy New Year!

Lee said...

Hi April,

I really enjoy your blog, especially the way it has expanded my vocabulary (i.e. sploink!). You make me laugh and feel less dorky, or in good company, or at least like I'm not the only one who thinks these things!

Good luck on that furniture.

Fran said...

You were quite accomplished in 2008, gal! I'm impressed! Hope 2009 is an amazing year for you. And perhaps we should refer to Rechelle as the Country Architect's Wife's Sister!!!

Egghead said...

I actually think of Rechelle as your sister since I started reading your blog first. You are both funny and never cease to make me laugh. Happy New Year!

April said...

I forgive you.

You are my favorite. Kiss kiss hug hug.

Melody said...

Happy New Year! Great job with all of the resolutions you accomplished!

Anonymous said...

Well done Rah B's little sis.
Can't wait to see those turkeys - H & M.

Sharon said...

I almost stopped my blog a year ago so I have no resolutions or goals posted. But seeing as they are the same every year...

Well done and Happy New Year!

cndymkr / jean said...

I don't want to start anything between you and your sister, but I found your blog first. And after you begging her, she started her own blog or at least that's how I remember it. I hope you get the cow, two more pigs and the turkeys. Also, some time to play with Clay.

Linda said...

You done did a pretty good job on 2008 ... I've enjoyed your blog, thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see what you come up with for 2009!

Deborah said...

April, I just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your blog; you make me laugh. I'm envious of your beautiful home in the country and your chickens. I hope 2009 is a great year for the Country Doctor's Wife's Sister (and family)! :-)

Beth said...

Seems like a wonderful year filled with great successes! You done good, CDW's sister!

I'm working on the next year already, too. Luck to you! Luck to me!

(By the way, you're very much your own delightful person, April!)

Andi said...

April, seriously, does it matter how you achieve fame? I say if it means riding CDW's coat tails, do it! And then, if you happen to jerk the coat off of her and pass her up, well, just wave real friendly like, and bask in the glow of your own greatness! I love both of your blogs. I've sort of been stalking you both...just reading no comments.

I also want to congratulate you on a New Year's LIST! And, you kept it! I don't even pretend to make resolutions anymore!

Ginger said...

Enjoyed your blog...We're a small family farm in Georgia...stop over at our website and check it out...

Ginger said...

I read through several of your blogs... funny...we butchered our first cow...Hammy (Hamburger) this year and made a post out of it...We tried to get two pigs...but they ran away the first day we got them...still working on our pig's to living the good life...wish you the best in 2009

sue said...

Every time I read or hear the words "I done did" I think of my baby brother. He was about 8 years old and he came running in the house. It was November I think, I remember it being cold although before Christmas. He ran through the Kitchen and said "I done did it!" As he went pounding up the stairs to his bedroom Mom looked at me and asked "Done did what? After last week I'm afraid to ask." "Last week" he shorted out the house and went running through it to the breaker box. No hesitation so Mom figured he'd done it a few times before and just didn't get caught.

Turn out he had finally put his bike back together and it worked. No breaks ever again but it worked. He'd only been working on it since the end of August, not bad for a boy with no brothers and a father who couldn't even change his own oil. Dad was a whiz with electrical and home repairs but working on an engine was turned over to someone else. Bill was working on getting that job. He finally did around the age of 10.