Saturday, November 14, 2009

It's a Stay-At-Home Weekend

We're staying home this weekend, away from anyone and everyone. And I'm going stir crazy!  We all are sick, and just doing what work needs to be done, and that's it.  I did try to help Al get the cows in last night, I didn't do well though.  The cows obviously realized that I was not feeling well, and would be really easy to ignore!  That's what they did too.  Al drove the truck back to our back hayfield to pick up an Amish friend of ours, so on the way, he dropped me off at the spot way behind our pond so that I could get behind the cows and convince them to head to the barn.  They were moving really well too, but it got dark, and when it gets dark, these cows do not move.  Well, after about 15 minutes of waving a stick, well it was actually the stem from a weed, but they didn't know it, I realized they were not taking me seriously.  Probably because the farmer or his wife should not be on the ground huffing and puffing for air if we want the cows to see how serious we are about getting them to the barn.  Yes, I was the one gasping for air.  I will know next time to let Al get the cows in when he is able to get around to it, and not offer my help when I'm already sick and can't breathe. 
Of course, as soon as the girls heard the truck coming, they decided to mosey to the barn, at their own pace, of course.  I came to the house and decided that the recliner was where I should be.  With a nice warm blanket and the remote to the tv so I could flip through channels.  Emily picked, so Dora the Explorer was our evening tv program of choice. 
I did get bored of just sitting, so went to the kitchen, and decided to fix something good, something sweet, and yep, something I really should not have.  Emily and I fixed a cake.  I did fix chicken pot pie for something good for you too.  But, the cake was the best!  It's a good one from the GBP booklet called Cake Mixes. 
Gooey Cherry-Mallow Squares

4 cups mini marshmallows
18 1/4 oz. pkg. yellow cake mix
21 oz. can cherry pie filling

Spray the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan with non-stick spray; arrange
marshmallows evening in pan.  Prepare cake mix according to pkg. directions.
Pour over marshmallows.  Spoon pie filling on top; bake at 350 degrees for
45-50 minutes.  Cool and cut into squares to serve.  Makes 15 servings.
*We used Blueberry Pie Filling instead, it was what we had on hand.

I skipped the farm market today, so I apologize to anyone who may have went there and didn't see me.  I am planning on being back this next weekend, and each Saturday (except for December 12).  So far today I've done very little.  I did play a little bit of Super Nintendo with Emily, and have found that I'm not as good at the Mario games like I was when I was 12.  Guess that's been awhile.  Al is now relaxing, watching Ohio State play.  Go Bucks!! 
And, I guess that is where I'm going to head off to, sit back, watch some football, and hopefully by tomorrow I'm feeling more like my old self!  Have a great weekend!


Terri and Bob said...

You are such a busy gal! I love to read about your life! It is so different than mine, I learn about your ebs and flows! And, while our lives may be very different, we love some of the same things... our baby girls, cooking and a good piece of cheese!

Tony, Jimi, Nicki, Joey, Ryan and Kaycee said...

No fun! Hope you are soon up and running again.

Jenny said...

Hope everything is running full steam today! Doesn't sound like a fun time.

Mardell said...

Hi Renae,
I hope you're feeling better by the time you read this. Wm. was down & out w/a cold Friday & over the weekend. I sent him to school today much to his chagrin. Said he didn't like going with a stuffy nose. Knocking on wood fevers & flu symptoms. They can stay away from our house. As for Dora goes ~~ I'm so glad Wm. doesn't watch Noggin anymore! He's into Nick now; Spongebob mainly. I can only handle that annoying laugh for so long though. Ha.

And your silly cows. Ugh, I don't know how you do it? I thought I had it bad trying to get 5 half grown cats (kittens) corraled into the back room for the evening. Don't want them running around at night. But that's the best time to play & they don't want to come in (unless I have treats & I'm banging on their food dish.)

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