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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'm back again...

It's been quite awhile since I've posted anything here. Part of the reason is I am quite busy. When I'm not busy I am at home and have many other things I am doing.

I am really looking forward to summer. The weather here is not easy to get used to! I adjusted to the HOT climate of Sonora and Tucson. Here, our winters are cold, our springs are cold and windy with an occasional hot day thrown in. We had a week on almost summer, now it's back in the 60's again with clouds and or rain. But, I'm guessing after memorial day weekend it will get hot and stay that way.

I am still cleaning houses. I now have 5 houses that I clean once a week. Then I clean 2 different businesses on Thursday or Friday. Greg and the kids clean 3 businesses on Saturday. I help them when I get back from a house cleaning job out of town.

I almost got a free horse, but it would have cost me more than I could pay. It had some issues, as it was foundered (if you know what that is) and was not trained well. It was a really nice horse, but I knew I could not give it the care and time it needed. It was really hard to finally tell the owner, "No, I can't get it", but I had to. Now I found out about another free horse. It is 19 years old and that's all I know as I haven't pursued it (yet). I don't know if I will.

I really wanted to go to Mexico in June to pick up Petra, but finally, after Greg relented and said I could go, realized it wasn't the best thing. I may be able to go when it gets cold here and stay for a month. Levi will be flying in a week to Tucson, ride the bus to Los Mochis and help at the deaf school for a month. Then, he will fly back with Petra in July. I am going to miss him a lot.

I'm enjoying my 2 days of work-free days. Susannah cleaned the house really good yesterday, which was nice because I was really tired after the weekend.

Susannah has been really enjoying gymnastics. It keeps her in shape and It's fun to watch her improve. I am trying to get the motivation to start exercising (besides house cleaning). I'm not sure what will be best yet. Right now I am getting a lot of exercise housecleaning, but I know that I need some other kind like bike riding, walking, running, swimming or HORSE BACK RIDING.

We are going to a family reunion on Saturday and part of Sunday. That means I need to do extra cleaning jobs on Friday so I can get Saturday off. Greg will still clean with the kids on Saturday, then come out to the ranch. I'm hoping we don't get too much rain, as the dirt roads get really muddy and may wash out.

Well, that's about all for now. The only other new news is that Greg is working for the Census, we are still remodeling the basement and Levi and Gideon have been landscaping and planting a garden.

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