One of my cousins contacted me a couple of months ago and said one of my Aunts has breast cancer and some of the cousins were going to go down there to see her (Tucson AZ.). I haven’t seen any of this side of the family in over 30 years so decided I would go. Started putting money aside for it as soon as I found out.
My brother and one of his daughters went with me. And Joleen meet us there. We left on the morning of the 9th. We got a quarter of the way when we found out the way I was planning on going had some road closures because of the fires. So we picked an alternative route well we get further down the road and seen that that road was also closed. We were able to talk to a BLM ranger and she said that one of the roads had just opened up for southbound traffic. Thank goodness otherwise we would have had to go back at least 400 miles basically start over. So our 8-hour trip ended up being 12 hours.
While we were there we went to the OK Corral. I highly recommend it if you are ever down that way. We watched a reenactment of the shooting, the actors were great and put on an awesome show. Rode in a stagecoach that drove around the town telling the history of some of the buildings. Went into several little shops. They have several museums but we ran out of time before we could go into them. It is defiantly a two-day type of trip (at the bare minimum). I do want to go back and take Andy to see it. A few pictures of the trip.
I was also able to go to a 2nd hand store in Tucson. I found a few goodies. They had a set of round boxes that fit inside of each other and looked like drums for 5 dollars, well I have been wanting some hat boxes so I got these and will turn them into decorative hat boxes. They had a dish drainer like I have been looking for a 1.00 and I found a shirt and a pair of shorts. I really wish we had good 2nd hand stores here.
The weekend before we left we had a Birthday party for my Dad, We did a taco bar and I made red chili, green chili, and a couple dump cakes for it. Everyone else brought something to go with it.
Katie was down that weekend for a wedding so I got to spend a little time with her.
We got a little of the garden planted I have got to finish it up this week.
I have been letting my goats free range to help with the weeds and to cut down on how much hay I am having to use. Especially with this drought and hay is getting to be pretty scarce.
My Goals for the week
I have 30 pounds of potatoes that I need to get canned.
I want to clean out and rearrange a couple cabinets.
Make a cake.
Clean out the fridge (and the mud room fridge time permitting).
Make some yogurt
I redid my bathroom (more on that later) and I have some fabric I want to make some curtians for it with.
I am wanting to start selling wreaths, So hoping to get at least 2 made this week.
Soaps & Lotions
If I have time I would like to make some lotion (don’t really see that happening though)
Get a lesson and menu plan put together for the month.
Work on next school years lesson plan.
Get the rest of the garden planted.
If I have time work on the back patio area.
Clean out the chicken coop
Start staking out the goats instead of letting them free range.
Get the deep pantry challenge caught up and post at least 5 times a week
Shower spray made
Pick up a sour dough starter from a friend( Mine died when I was sick for those 3 weeks)
Paint and hang a chandelier ( I got from a 2nd hand store several months ago) in my bedroom.
What I am reading/ listening to
You are a Badass by, Jen Sincero
Book 5 of The Sword of Truth series “Soul of the Fire’ By Terry Goodkind
Hoping I can get most of this done. What are your goals for the week?