January 14th, 2006

SW: Obi-wan wet

Is it the weekend yet?

Whew! I got up at 4 AM and haven't stopped moving since. I started doing some maintenance on my website (not stuff ya'll can see - this is stuff to make it easier on me to find photos and stuff. Uploading all this is gonna be...fun. Am glad we have DSL at work!), then it was feed the kids/horses/me, shower, and run to the ONLY feed store in this geographical area (seriously, I called *8* feed stores yesterday!) that carries this particular brand and type of feed. They're not too distant - just 28 miles - but still. (I didn't think to call "my" feed mill - they're further from me, but closer to my co-worker. I'm at her house every day....*snerk*) Picked up 12 bags (600 pounds) - it should, hopefully, last me 12 days. We'll see.

The interesting thing? I spent $78 on this stuff...I usually spend $60 on the stuff I was getting, for 400 pounds. Now, the former feed would last me almost a full month, and this stuff won't...but *still*.

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While we were out, we hit the Russell Stover Outlet. BAD idea. Really...while their regular chocolate has a very bitter taste to me, their sugar-free stuff rocks. It's like crack....I can't eat just 1. Today they were having a 25% off sale on all their case lots......$28 later, I made it out...with probably.................10 pounds of sugar free candies. *gulp* It's all pretty low carb, too...I am in trouble, aren't I? *g*

Current favorite? The low-carb chocolate covered peanuts, or the chocolate/carmel peanut clusters, or the pecan delights. Wow......they aren't bad at all. And they're not that bad for me! And...NO sugar. My kids can eat it and not bounce off the walls!

Now...if only Bissinger's sold individually-wrapped sugar-free chocolates, I'd be in heaven! (Gotta keep the candy jar filled, or the kids revolt.)
QOW: Zot

Saturday, Part the Second...

So, I went in for my mandatory nap...and my Dad came over. No biggie; I helped him do some stuff for his Kiwani's group, then we headed out to Home Despot for legs for the garage sale sofa (hereinafter referred to as "the dog's sofa", since it IS theirs, after all.)

HD sucks, but we all knew that. The legs are nice, but 5", not 4", and the screws weren't long enough. *sigh* We didn't know that at the time, however...so I bought 4 of them, and headed to the small hardware store Next Door for feeders for the horsies.

Went home, then "installed" the feeders. They are simply rubber pans; to keep my idiotic equines from sailing them around the pasture I bolted them to the ground. (8" bolts. Thru the feeder and the ground. I am smart - I used a drill first. *eg*)

The new feed is awesome - 2 hours after supper, the horses are still noshing. BIG pellets, very crunchy. VERY Heavy.....I am going to be building up my muscles!

Am at the point of turning the heel....must go do that. It's calling me...