Saturday, April 9, 2011

Purely Random Post

This post is purely random....  Why?  Because I felt like posting something.  Just because I am posting once a week on the Bible challenge, doesn't mean I can't, or shouldn't, post more..  I figured I would just come in here and tell y'all that I am fine and dandy.    Ok, actually I am NOT fine and dandy..  I am now (get ready for this....!)        DUST WOMAN!!   Seriously?   Yup!  The wind is absolutely horrendous!  I wouldn't be surprised if we no longer have a roof on the house by the end of the day!
        Josh and I fed and tagged today (fed cows, tagged any new babies).  The pick up was just rockin' and rollin'.. not Rollin' literally.  But it was swaying slightly in the wind.  NOT fun.    The worst part was that we actually had to get out of the truck to tag a new baby!  Eh, I thought we would blow away (seriously, though, when we first stepped outside, we WERE running.... and COULDN'T stop!)
        Other than that, what am I doing?   Well, our Annual CAPE Home School Convention is coming up. (CAPE stands for Christian Association of Parent Educators).  Our family has been running the registration for it for several years now.   So, naturally, we are sort of busy.  I am actually entering some registrations right now... Ok, ok, not RIGHT now since I am typing this post, but in between paragraphs of this post I am doing some. lol! (ok, hold on.. let me go enter a few more....)
       Ok, I am back.  Like I said, I am entering some registrations.  Mostly those for people on the 'board' (you know, the ones that actually make this thing happen.)  Actually, I should correct myself.  People don't make this happen... God does.  If He wasn't on our side with this whole thing, I think it would be a failure.  Every year we encounter problems of some type.  The online registration isn't working... the website isn't working.... people saying they are members when they really aren't... people unsure of if they ARE members... etc, etc, etc.  You get the idea.
        The thing I enjoy most is name tags.  Yup, you heard right. Name tags.  Why name tags?  Well, we used to do this thing where we would print out a registrant's name tag and mail it to them.  However, after too many people misplacing it and then not being able to get into the convention, we decided to do it a different way.  Now we print them and the registrants pick them up AT the registration table (we do 'onsite' registration as well as 'before convention' registration).  This way people aren't losing them BEFORE convention.  Yes, I say 'before' because some people still lose them in hotel rooms, etc. ;-) 
      This task is a rather fun process.  We print the name tags (dear Daddy makes sure names are lined up and looking nice), then usually Mom, Becs, Josh, and I start putting them together into their respective groups (in other words, if a whole family comes, we paper clip all of their tags together); then we get to put them in alphabetical order in our designated 'holders'.  Voila!  Once that is done (and 'that' takes a VERY long time...) we are set to go!  For that part, any way.. lol!  We still have to pack everything into the car.  There is a LOAD of things that have to be brought, last minute emails to answer, unpacking everything to double check on a certain item, reloading, and getting there with smiles on our faces.... ha!  Actually, all of the 'behind the scenes' people get together for dinner the day before convention.  It is a great way to relax, calm down, and get uplifted before the hectic weekend.  Of course, since everyone there has been dealing with the same problems, we can always vent our frustrations before the convention. ;-)
        Alright, now that I have totally bored you with all that information.... why don't you tell me about what you have been doing lately??  I would love to hear!! Is the weather nice where you live?  (go ahead, make me jealous.. lol!)

Ok, off to do a bit of grocery shopping!  Can't wait to get your comments!

In Christ's Service,


Martha Joy said...

I'm sorry to hear that it's been such windy weather. It's been pretty here, except for it's been up around the 90's, so that was sort of hot for being outside and working with the goats. (yes, we did get goats! :) I had to shovel out all of the straw in their house. :|)
I've been doing school, baking, working outside, cleaning, playing with the goats, etc.
By the way, I'm having a giveaway over at my blog, just so you know! :)

Mary Ann said...

Sounds like you are a busy young lady! We have had two calves born this spring. One little heifer died when she was two days old. We think one of the other cows must have laid on her. She had been fine and then the next day my hubby found her dead. That is the only thing we can think of.We have never had that happen before. We went to a bull auction last night. We are not really looking for another bull right now but just kind of getting an idea of what Blank Angus bulls are currently going for. Today I am spring cleaning in my kitchen. It does not feel like spring here in Ohio. It is cold and cloudy. So that is what I have been doing. I enjoyed hearing what you have been doing! Have a nice week.

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Martha Joy,
Hmm.. I guess hot weather isn't any better than windy weather then! :) I don't like working out in really hot weather... guess you don't much care to, either. ;)
Ooh, I will have to go check it out! Thanks for letting me know! :) Thanks, also, for leaving a comment. :) :)

Mary Ann,
Aw, I am sorry to hear about the little calf! That is always such a big dissapointment.
We raise registered black Angus! How cool! So, I guess it would be 'improper' to ask how much they were going for where you lived? Oh well.. ;)
Ooh spring cleaning when it doesn't even feel like spring! I much prefer spring cleaning when you can open the windows and let in the fresh air! Always motivating.. :)
Thanks so much for your comment!

Mary Ann said...

At the bull sale the higest price one went for $3100. He was 14 months old and very nice. The lowest price one went for $1400. He had small horns, which around here, (Ohio) almost always bring in less. There were about 30 others and they all went in between the highest and lowest. Theye were all registered. How do those numbers compare to your area?

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Well, we are pretty lucky to get one to go as high as 3,100.. It depends on the year, I guess. We have our good years and bad years. You numbers sound the same as ours, except I had seen some bulls go for 1,200.. not good when that happens! Thanks for replying! :)

Ellie said...

Huh, that's interesting!!! We are having our homeschool convention around this time as well!!! haha!! ☺ Looking forward to seeing you 3 days in a row!!!! Love ya dear!!! Smile for Jesus!!

Anonymous said...

My prayers will be with your family as you embark upon another convention. Sounds like ALOT of work!
Sorry about your weather. The weather down here in Mississippi has been pretty humid and in the 80's with some breezes blowing through. Everything just turned green; it's beautiful!
Our homeschool convention was last weekend. We went to the one in Ohio. It was fun! But my brain was hurting with all the info by the time it was over. :P Hopw you have a great time at yours!

Joshua said...

I am not trying to be rude or anything, but that was pretty boring. But, let me explain myself. The whole registration tags in reading it is pretty boring, but I bet doing it is rather fun. You see, there is a difference. ;) Anyways, this was a profound post.... (I mean it :) and I am glad that you are doing well. May God continue to bless you. :)

In Christ,
Joshua :)

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Neat! You have a convention the same time of year?? lol! I know, I can't wait to see you there, too!! It is always fun to see everyone, get encouraged, go to sessions, etc. :)

Thank you very much for your sweet comment. :) Yes, it is a lot of work, but it is worth it. ;)
Ooh, sounds like lovely weather! (except for the humid part.. I Don't much like being humid! ;) The trees are getting that 'spring green'.. Beautiful!
Oh, I know!! Even though we run the registration table, we are able to sneak into a few sessions and listen to some speakers. Wow, it is always amazing, but I always come out with pages and pages of notes!! (Other wise I woudl forget it all.. lol!) Thanks for your comment!

Thanks for the feed back.:) Good to know what people think. I guess I know what you mean. ;)
Hope you are having a lovely week filled with God's blessings.