alexzwk's Journal, 23 October 2013

Its been a long day already... Had to get up at 4:30 this morning so I could take my mother to the hospital for a day surgery. Had to get to her house at 5AM and Starbucks did not open until 5AM so I had to do without coffee.... not good. She got out of surgery and I have her at home now so things are getting back to normal. I do think I am going to use this as an excuse to not Zumba tonight. That is really bad of me I know. But it is a beautiful day and I want to go home and paint my new fence. We are trying to build a steel fence around the front pasture so we dont have to worry about our cows getting out onto the road. My husband is in charge of welding and I am in charge of painting. I want to get my chore started at least.

As for food - I am just not feeling very motivated today to be good. I will not stray - at least not too far - but I am not certain I will maintain a perfect day :) OK, I know I wont... I already had some peanuts. I am thinking fried shrimp would be good for dinner..... no breading of course.

They finally got the gas turned on at my house and we now can cook inside... I also got a new gas fireplace yesterday. It is lovely.

Oh and above all that - I have a new baby calf. She is a beautiful little girl and was apparently born a couple days ago although yesterday was the first time we saw her. She was running around and doing really well when we noticed her so it is pretty certain she was already a day or 2 old. OMG she is cute. She is an odd grey color right now. I have learned that their color can change dramatically from birth to adulthood so who knows what she will finally look like. Not sure what her name will be. Her mom is Bitch 1 and her dad is Rock Star.... Yes - that is her moms real name.... I named her that because she and Bitch 2 tried to jump over a fence through me.... WHen you see 2 big black bucking bull cows trying to run over you - well you would call them Bitches too :)

Diet Calendar Entry for 23 October 2013:
1564 kcal Fat: 108.98g | Prot: 109.76g | Carb: 25.70g.   Breakfast: Heavy Cream, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Planters Lightly Salted Dry Roasted Peanuts. Lunch: Earthbound Farm Romaine, Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, Tomatoes, Pork Shoulder (Whole, Lean Only). Dinner: Bacon (Cured, Baked, Cooked), Beef Steak (Lean Only Eaten), Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, Earthbound Farm Romaine, Cherry Tomatoes. more...
on diet Atkins  


Omg, I love cows! You are living my dream lol As long as you're staying busy, missing zumba wont be the end of the world. Nobody can make you do it but you, so try not to let excuses become habit. I hope you have an absolutely wonderful evening, and a speedy recovery for your mom :-)  
23 Oct 13 by member: Yolanda9179
Walking around in a pasture is hard work. If you bend and stand up while painting you should be getting a fair amount of exercise. Just different than dancing...but you are moving and that is what is important. I am surprised that my hubby hasn't talked me into cows since we got rid of the horses. He would have to get rid of his bunnies before I would agree.  
23 Oct 13 by member: kmunson
I love my cows and I love my place. It is just so difficult to really enjoy it because Everything is a work in process and my dear darling has no clue how to complete anything. Plus, he leaves whatever he is working with wherever he drops it so my place looks like a junk yard. n This is very difficult for someone like me to take. But so far - I have not killed him. Thanks for wishing my mother well. It was not a very complex surgery and she is fine. She just is a bit sore. It is amazing what surgeons can do these days with so little pain. I am sure 10 years ago - this was not even possible. They basically roto-rootered the canal where the nerve is and got rid of the arthritis that was blocking the nerve and causing the pain. it really is amazing what they can do now. I am hoping that she can get back to walking and doing things that will be good for her. She is diabetic and overweight and really needs to get out and move some. It would help her with her stress level also - she takes care of my Grandmother. Fingers crossed this will work and she can start to enjoy life again. it is not easy to do when you are in pain all the time. I know that probably as well as anyone.  
24 Oct 13 by member: alexzwk
Sounds like a man to me, congrats to you for letting him live :-) I hope you're mom can finally get some relief and quality of life back as well!! 
24 Oct 13 by member: Yolanda9179
I know im late commenting on this, I'm glad your mom is doing well. And your explination of the cow names gave me a big smile. :) 
24 Oct 13 by member: bigbassbrent
Brent I am thinking that you may know what I am talking about :) I have Bucking Bull cows.... those heifers are MEAN! 
24 Oct 13 by member: alexzwk
I dont know a whole lot about cows unless they are already butchered and on display at the butcher for me to buy, but I'll take your word on it! haha! When I was younger I had to deal with cows, and what I figured out was anything that big with such a small brain simply cannot be trusted! Have a good Zumba. :)  
24 Oct 13 by member: bigbassbrent


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