Friday, September 5

Whirlwind Month and a Photo Heavy Post

uploadWhat a month.  For starters, we butchered our meat chickens (Cornish x) without a plucker.  Well, the kids and I were the pluckers but we had planned on borrowing one and sadly, that did not work out.
#chicken #butchering essentials
These were essentials for chicken butchering: iced coffee because we began before 8am and essential oils to keep dabbing under our noses because, well, wet chicken feathers is about the worst smell on an given day but wet chicken feathers when eight months pregnant is just gag-able. That's a lot of resting #chicken.
We let the chicken rest in the fridge and then packaged it up for the freezer later on.  I would have preferred to let it rest longer because it allows the meat time to relax but we were in the middle of visiting Sean's grandmother in the hospital every night and packing for Florida.
Twenty-two hours of driving later, we arrived.They rode 12 hours through nine states with four stops like CHAMPS! This would be humorous if it wasn't actually that big. #30wks #vacation #Florida Beautiful warm morning on the lanai while the thunder rolls around us, kiddos chatter about plans for the day and breakfast and coffee are devoured. Snorkeling with the snook, sheepshead and some lively turquoise and neon yellow fish is the most fun first day of #homeschool this mama has ever had. Bookwork has gotten delayed till afternoon again. This is my view under. the lucious shade of the umbrella. Love this seaside life. #icecream in the Jacuzzi before bedtime. IMG_0184 The only thing this perfect set-up (sunshine, fan, #knitting, #painting, pool, Pandora and kids) is missing is mom's group and all our kids. How fun would that be?
Florida was not all fun and sunshine - it was a working trip.  Sean tore out the cream carpet in the dining room (I know!  Who does that?) and installed a floating floor.  Things grow SO fast in Florida and so there was a lot of yardwork to do, cutting back plants and cleaning up, a few days of exterior painting (100 degrees on a ladder while hugely pregnant is exhausting, let me tell you), interior painting and patching because we rent out the house and it gets wear and tear, pool fixing chores and so on. Lovely #hickory floor for the dining room. #remodel #diy #interiordesign IMG_0268 upload
After Florida, we headed north to Charlotte and stayed over for a day while Sean got some supercharged IVs that will hopefully help his body in the fight against the Lyme disease bacteria and co-infections.  The kids and I explored the city and had a fun morning while he was busy.
Woohoo! Half our journey is over. Tomorrow will be thrifting, shopping and exploring the city with our crew while Sean has some treatments for #lymedisease.

Now home, there is back to reality.  Laundry, grocery shopping, last minute home repairs and finishes before a newborn (can't wait!) arrives.  Coming home from a minimalist house always makes me want to get rid of *stuffs* and I already filled a back of maternity clothes last night to pass on.

1 comment:

Mrs Cookin said...

You've been busy! How are you already so close to birth? This pregnancy seems to have passed much more quickly than your previous few. Congrats! Sending you good labor wishes!