Sunday, August 26, 2018

21 Day No TV Challenge - 6 days in...

Six days ago I randomly ran across an article the someone had written about how her life had changed since giving up TV for thirty days.  I had already been thinking I spend too much time watching TV so I was intrigued.  I decided to give it a shot, but opted for the 21 day challenge because that's how long it takes to break a habit.

I'll admit the first couple of days were easy because I was busy with work, but by four or five days it was starting to get really hard.  Today was the worst!  I was trying to come up with loopholes and ways to get around completing the challenge without considering it failed (bargaining?).  It made me realize I truly was addicted to TV (well binge-watching series on Netflix actually)!!  The reason today was difficult is because it's the first day I haven't been busy since starting the challenge and boredom finally set in.

Something else I realized today was how it always affected my weekends.  Whenever I had to do something on a weekend (even just grocery shopping) I would get angry because it was taking time away from catching up on a series I was watching!  I felt like my weekend was a waste if I didn't finish at least one season of some series!  I'm so embarrassed to even admit that.  It sounds absolutely insane and disgusting!!

So today after almost caving I did some more research on why watching TV is bad for us and I finally made the decision to cancel my NetFlix account (again... at one time I actually rarely watched TV and I want to go back to that).  I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.  Not only am I saving money, but now I can't watch Netflix without renewing my account.  As of this moment right now I have no intention of restarting my account at the end of 21 days.

Yes I am still bored, but in the last six days I've done a lot of things that I hadn't been doing in the last couple of years.  Art, reading, purging apps off my phone, etc.  I've also been getting my chores done more quickly instead of procrastinating.  I've been going to sleep at more normal times.  I even completed something off my bucket list (more on that soon)!

So I guess my point is, if you've ever considered trying this you should do it!  It's only been six days and I'm already feeling so much better!

Friday, August 17, 2018

The boys' conquests!

Amethyst has the most gorgeous eyes!!!!

Anyway, to the point of this post.  The goats have been paired off for next year's kids.  See below for the latest match ups.

Daniel, our Myotonic buck, wearing his marking harness and ready to get down to business.  He has successfully bred the following does.

 Our Myotonic doe Zephyr.

Our other Myotonic doe Georgia.

 Our Boer doe Tanzanite.

Our Boer doe Andesine.

We have to breed Tanzy and Andesine to Daniel because they are related to all of our Boer bucks.  We will have to get an unrelated Boer buck for next year.

Last, but not least, our 50/50 Boer/Myotonic doe Amethyst. 
Am I biased when I saw she's one of the most gorgeous goats we have??

Next up Jasper is being bred to all of the same does as last year. 

Excuse Jasper's dirty face.  He looks so good!  He's getting bigger.  He was already over two hundred pounds, so I'm curious how big he's gotten now.  Below are his match ups.

 Our Boer/Alpine doe Garnet.

 Our percentage Boer doe LeeAnn.

 Our Boer doe Coral.

Our Boer doe Topaz.  I have to get new pictures of her. 
She is looking so good lately, but was not cooperating for pictures... grr!

Below are more pictures of Jasper just because he was being so photogenic.

 Zoom in and look at his tongue lol!!

 He can reach leaves that are over my head!!  I'm 5'10" tall!


 He is such a star gazer.   Always looking up for leaves low enough that he can reach them.

He's so handsome!  That's all for now. I'm SO looking forward to seeing next year's kids.  Now comes the hard part......... the waiting!!  Good thing I have my bottle babies to keep me busy and exhausted haha!

P.S.  This is what the does were doing when I was trying to get pictures..... chilling out and chewing cud.  That makes it hard to get pictures.  To their credit, it was hot.

 Now they've made me sleepy hehe.  Later guys!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

This post has gone to the cats!

 OrangeJello looks offended, but he's so photogenic!

This is just a random post with picture of my cats!  Enjoy!

Pharaoh is so handsome! 

 His mom Emerald is gorgeous too.

They get along so well.  They play all the time.  It took forever to get a picture of Emi rolling on her back.  I swear she was watching me with the camera and she stopped playing every time I pointed it at her.  At one point she was rolling over with leaves in her paws.  It was so cute!

 Pharaoh's face is so expressive.

Last, but not least, a picture of ShadowCat!