Sunday, December 31, 2023
I sure am looking forward to 2024, hoping it brings us a healthy start. 2023 was a tough one at Skoog Farm.
I don't even remember the last time I saw the sun.
Gary is making progress now and he even drove down to Brockport to get a newspaper this morning. We are still coughing off and on, but not like before. Around 11 I made some pancakes.
He was on the phone with pals and at 1 we started watching the Bills game.
During half time, Jenny and Scott delivered us some "snacks." Water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, shrimp, Buffalo chicken dip, veggies and a couple pieces of chocolate cream pie. We held off on the pie and will not be eating dinner (hot dogs and beans) for a long time.
The Bills won, but it was another crazy fourth quarter.
Chores just before dark. You would think these boys lived in a pig pen.
I have spent many nights picking their feet as they are so full of mud.
Aren't their sheets gorgeous? Their necks and heads are caked.
Night all. And Happy New Year!
Saturday, December 30, 2023
I can't take much more of this dreary weather....not to mention coughing and being in solitary confinement. Some say this cough can last for 8 weeks!!!
So much mud!
It was cold enough for Little Wonder to wear his black coat.
We were not very productive today except for horse chores.
Jenny and Scott stopped up for a few minutes to do the water and wheelbarrow for me. We all wore masks, just to be on the safe side. Tucked the boys in before dark.
Dinner was made from leftover sauce and some white pasta. I'll have to get a little more creative tomorrow.
Last night Daniela gave us a tour of her new apartment in Florida. She and her parents stopped there on their way home from vacation so they could give it a good cleaning. They got back to Kansas City very late and this morning they packed up the car (bursting) and now she and Steph are driving back to Florida. About a 20 hour drive. I imagine grad school will be starting shortly.
Friday, December 29, 2023
Yet another dreary day in the 40s.
Gary slept much of the day and is doing a lot better. He did the dishes again.
We both did a couple loads of laundry and I have nice clean sheets for tonight. For now, sleeping in a recliner works best for him.
He was able to talk to a couple friends on the phone and cozied up to the fire while I went out for evening chores.
Coop came up around noon to do the water and wheelbarrow. How sweet is that?
I don't think we are going to see sunshine before Tuesday. So far we have only had 8 inches of snow and normally by this time we would have around 30. Weird weather. As per usual I had to scrape some mud off the boys.
Leftover chicken for dinner. So good.
We are both on the upswing, but some coughing is hanging on.