As far as weeks in my life go, this hasn’t been one of the busiest, but it has been busy, and trying, and interesting to say the least.
The Cowboy has been out of town since Monday morning. He got to go to Arizona for a conference, which left me holding down our fort. The ranch is being held down by his brother and cousin (who works with us now! hooray!).
Monday I headed out first thing to pick up a package at the post office, get a quote on a new project we’re undertaking (details should come forward at some point but for now it’s a project we’re keeping on the DL). Then I came home and finished doing some photo edits that I’ve needed to get done. And worked on a project I started back in July. And I got in a good workout!
Tuesday, I woke up to a 60 degree house, and it was 10 degrees outside. The furnace had gone and quit me during the night. I figured I was out of propane, so I checked the tank- 5%. Not out but maybe not enough to run the furnace. The Cowboy called the gas company but that meant in the meantime I would be relegated to my office where I could turn on the space heater. I spent the morning working on a photography project, and then took my laptop, and got some more work done down at Granny’s house. Rode my horses and the propane man came to fill up the tank. By the time I returned to the house that night, it was still cold in here. About 8pm after reading the error code and messing with the start capacitor, the furnace finally decided to come back on. But in the meantime I had 85 likes on this Facebook status: I woke up to no furnace. And I’m going to bed without one too. But the good news is, I have a space heater, wine, a down comforter, and I rode some pretty ponies today (which will count as my workout, because I’m not taking off these layers)! Life is good! Also, I did not workout. But I rode two horses.
Wednesday, waking up to a cozy house was nice! I spent the morning contacting someone about donating a photo session to some kids in need, and ordered a photo book, prints, and graduation announcements. Then I went to the chiropractor, ran some errands and visited my SIL and some friends for Wine Wednesday! I didn’t even come close to having time to workout. But I did ice my back and neck after the adjustment.
Thursday I woke up feeling terrible. I am sure it has to do with the toxins that were released from me being in such sad shape with my back. C1 was the culprit and the doctor found knots in my back I didn’t even know existed! I also got some canvases yesterday that turned out NOTHING Like I envisioned. So let’s make a note, shall we: Don’t use Canvas on Demand. There. That’s out of the way.
Let’s recap the week so far (and add the rest of Thursday in there as well), shall we?
So far this week I’ve done a Photo Book, a collage, two graduation announcements (three designs each), ordered graduation photos, ordered prints and canvases for a gallery exhibit, ordered stretcher bars for said canvases, been to town two of those days, grocery shopped and ran errands, saw the chiropractor, worked on my newspaper article for next week’s West River Eagle, have all but one load of laundry done, cleaned our bedroom, have ridden my horses, and by the time I go to bed Thursday, the kitchen will be clean. I also re-worked my photography price list.
Here’s the custom collage:
And here’s one of the announcements, though not the one they chose. We’ll keep that under wraps!
Still to do this week: fold and put away all the laundry, order more graduation announcements, take photos of some horses for sale,
write a blog post, finish and order a marketing piece, put together a package for the Cheyenne River Youth Project, Bangs vaccinate heifers, make brownies and Green Chili Bacon Stuffed Croissants for our “dinner” party at the ranch tonight, I’d like to ride, workout, then maybe take a deep breath. I *may* need a personal assistant.
Happy Trails, keep up the good work and I’ll update my progress next week. I promise!