Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Scoop....The week ahead!

I am linking up with Teaching Trio for this new link up, Sunday Scoop!

What a clever way to start the week! :)

This week is going to be a busy one!   Many of you already know that I raise dairy goats.  My herd size had gotten a bit smaller due to selling a few, and earlier this summer I lost one due to a snake bite. :(   My family and I had been talking about improving some dairy lines (mammary) and the opportunity came up to add some new animals to the herd.  It's been a nice experience, albeit a bit long working on arrangements to get these lovely girls home!   They are coming from 3 different farms!  And will be picked up TOMORROW!!!  YAY!

I will post pictures once they arrive!  I can't wait!   My Mom and I will be driving up to Missouri in the afternoon to meet the transport company.  Ordinarily they would drive down to my farm, but their truck is having some mechanical issues.  It's safer to go get them in Missouri ourselves.  So mini-road trip to pick up my new furbabies.  

The weather has really dropped off.  From 90 degree days down to 40 degree nights.  Bbrrr!!!  I am too much of a tightwad to turn the heat on in the house just yet.. so we're shivering here in the morning! LOL    

The goats have fur suits so they are happy in the brisk air.  Will still need to prep the barns for the cooler weather.  I LOVE fall, and all the smells of fresh shavings and air makes me smile! :)

I've been working on my studio/office work space... (whatever you want to call it).  I moved one of my desks over by the window.  I am not sure I will like this configuration, but will work with it for awhile.  Everything in the room is pretty well organized in the right bins and shelves.  I'm hoping in the next few months to acquire different desks (I've been looking for real wood desks... rather than particle/laminate fake wood) to finish off the look.  Work in progress!

I also will be working on a new Blog.  Yep, I am up to mischief this weekend.  I spent the majority of the summer working on client's Blog designs. (Have you seen them?  Check out my portfolio here.  - yep, that was a shameless plug..)  I wanted the challenge of making a second Blog for myself that I can do some different design work with.  For fun, and to introduce some new materials I am working on. :)   Stay tuned!

I am hoping later today to work on finishing up a product I've had in my to-do pile for about 3 months. HA!   Time just seems to tick away, doesn't it? :) 

Last, but not least.. I am hoping to get out today and take some more pictures.  I like taking pictures of deer, birds, the goats, and even SPIDERS! :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

September Currently 2014

I am.....

LISTENING: I am sitting here listening to TITANIC while I am finishing up a few Blog Designs.   I like to listen to movies while working.   There is one scene in this movie where Rose steps out of the car before boarding the Titanic that I like.  She steps out and then lifts her head revealing her face.  I also like the scene where Rose and Jack go "party" with the people in the steerage.

LOVING: I am so glad that it's almost fall.  I am really looking forward to the cooler weather, falling leaves, and all of the wild life.  The deer are already banding up.  It's coming early this year!

THINKING: I am thinking about the Blog design jobs I have to complete.  I love designing because I enjoy putting different colors and patterns together. No 2 are a like.  

WANTING: I seriously need a vacation.  I have had this DVD from Disney hung on my "thinking wall" to be my inspiration for me to reach milestones (as a seller on TPT))  A few weeks ago, I passed a pretty HUGE milestone.  I'd been so busy that I hadn't noticed until now. HAHA!!  This weekend, I'm featured in the TPT Newsletter.  I'm thinking I need some mouse ears, and a ticket!!!  

NEEDING: I really need to... re-configure my office space because I spend so much time in here now that I need to move the furniture around.  I find myself looking at Pinterest a lot for inspiration... I have found a few desk styles that I really like.  Pottery Barn has their new catalog out as well... *drool*... I found a collection that I would love to have.  I think I need to win the lottery first though...*sigh*...

Since I haven't been on a vacation in so long... I am not sure where I would go first.  I do want to see the Atlantic Ocean,  go to Scotland (my ancestors are from there), or Hawaii.  If time and money were no object, I would be go to all 3 destinations.  I have several places on my Bucket List, and am hoping this next year to be able to start crossing them off.

Thank you for visiting my Blog as part of the CURRENTLY link up.  If you haven't already,  stop by Farley's page and show her some Bloggy love.  Click the link below! :)