Monday, May 25, 2009

I've been busy

This past week I am logging in 40 hours up at Shanty. Along with my full time Farm Markets.

The good news is that I am not extremely cranky.

The bad news is I am fighting a nasty bought of allergies. Nasal congestion, coughing. All of that fun.


Rhubarb is comming in! I get to make Strawberry - Rhubarb Jam, Rhubarb Jam, and Strawberry Jam. I need to make 2 other types. But I cannot decide what flavors.... I will have to debate it.

Well, Off to the kitchen with my cup of coffee.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sick Kids

Caleb missed school yesterday and today. He isn't feeling good. He has a fever. Yesterday he did a whole lot of laying down and sleeping.

This morning. Ian is following in Caleb's footsteps from yesterday.

I don't like having sick kids!!

Actually, Jed will have to deal with most of it. I am working today. 10-6. Unless I can scoot out a little early.

I have to bake for tomorrow. Not quite sure where that is going to fit in.

This morning I am going to finish folding laundry. Shower. Head to work. Tonight I will bake.

It's going to be an interesting week. It always is in the Flynn household.

Monday, May 11, 2009

It froze!

I woke up this morning to what appears to be a thick layer of frost outside. We knew it was going to freeze. tonight is expected to get down to the lower 20's too. yuck. Lets hope it didnt hurt my greens.

I have been busy. Let's see what has happened.

I cut Anna's bangs.



It's crooked. She did not like her Daddy holding her head. She wiggled and squirmed.

I had a good Mothers day. At church he arranged a bonfire with the neighbor and pastors. They didn't ask any of us Mom's. They just wanted to have a bonfire. But it was lots of fun. We visited. The boys, teens (I really should say young adults, 1/2 of them are in their 20's now) all played football. It was really nice.

My Caleb is running a fever. So no school for him today. I am hoping he feels better soon.

I am working up at Shanty this week, along with 3 farmer's markets. It's going to be busy, busy.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Anna's Sitting up on her own.

Anna Finally mastered sitting up on her own monday night. She can now sit up for a minute, until she gets distracted and falls over. Yipee! I know it is just a matter of time until she sits next to the coffee table and pulls herself up. My baby is getting big.

The van is getting fixed!! Scott and Laura came over yesterday, and pulled it down the road to his Dad's house. He called a couple of hours later. The part that holds the fuel pump in place needs to be replaced, it is very corroded. But the fuel pump was in. So today he was getting the part from work. Calling us with how much more it is. Urgh. This whole thing is going to break the bank. Oh, wait. It already has. But my entire fuel system will be new when it is done. And the van will be paid off this month. So it is time for major things to start breaking anyway right.

I had my first wednesday market yesterday. It was extremely slow. But I had some sales. And $ that I bring home is money that I didn't have when I left. So I am grateful for that. I am thinking that the Boyne Market is going to work out for me. I like it. I like the manager. We see eye to eye on a lot of things. So it should all work out:)

Well, today, I am going to be playing in the kitchen. I need to make some Cranberry butter, Cherry Berry Jam, and Blueberry Jam. Plus whatevery else floats my boat.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Going to be a busy Tuesday

I am a procrastinator. Some days I have great time management skills, other days. I just can't seem to get anything done.

Yesterday was one of those days that I just could not get anything done. I went into Gaylord to pick up the fuel pump that I need. Did most of the dishes. But that is about as productive as my day got. So today I have to head to the laundromat, bake for market tomorrow, get as much bath and body wise done as I can. I had forgotten to get a bunch of stuff done before Saturday for that market. But I just didn't get the chance. So now I am feeling like I need it for tomorrow. Even though I know it is going to be a slow day at market.

The good thing is that I found out I don't really need to be there before 7:30. So I will be able to get Caleb on the bus in the morning, then leave right away.

Well, that is all for now. I have a screaming Anna. So I am off.

Monday, May 4, 2009

It's going to be a beautiful day!

The sun is out! The coffee is in my cup! Caleb is on the bus. The birds are singing.

I think it is going to be a good day. I just know it.

I have tons of stuff to do. I am not going to bore anyone with lists today. I am just going to start working on my stuff. I am hoping to get quite a bit done today. A little here and a little there.

I am with any luck going to be able to scrape up enough funds to purchase a fuel pump for my van. I ran out of gas. It just wasn't a good thing. But that is life. The Lord doesn't give me anymore than I can deal with. Although I just wish He wouldn't trust me with so much.

Saturday's market was ok. Actually good. It was very very slow at first. But then we had some sales. Not stellar, but it was ok for the first one of the season. It was a new market for us. We have not been to Boyne before. I like the location. Although there is going to be construction on the park this summer, so it will be temporarily moved. It sounds like they are going to advertise the move quite heavily. So it should all work out.

I had a lady inquire about buying my b&b wholesale for her shop. Which is awesome. It sounds like the Lord is working in my life. I know that He always does, and always provides. I sometimes get scared because I do not see it materializing.

Well, I should get off here. Have a great day!

Friday, May 1, 2009

A new month, a new life

It's finally May!

May for me means very good things. The beginning of farmers markets for one thing. Which means that I will actually be able to pay my bills again. Yipee! It also means that I will be insanely busy from now until November. But who am I kidding, I am always busy.

So, yesterday, I had a bit of van troubles. They are not fixed yet. I will be getting on that soon. I am trying to plan my day out in my head. Not an easy thing to do. But I need to get so much done it isn't even funny.

So, I am going to be depending on Jed to help, and the kids to stay sane.

Good News, Anna, is finally crawling with her belly off of the floor. Bad News, she keep getting "stuck" in corners and under chairs, cause she hasn't figured out how to back up yet.

So for anyone interested. My Market Start ups are as follows
Saturdays Boyne City - May 2
Wednesday Boyne City - May 6
Thursday East Jordan - May 14
Friday Bellaire - May 22
Saturdays Gaylord - May 23
Wednesdays Gaylord - July 1

First Fruits is at all of the above (produce, baked goods, canned goods)
Flynn Orchards is at Boyne, E. Jordan, and Bellaire (bath and body)
Gaylord this year is letting crafters in on the first Saturday of each month. So Flynn Orchards will be there those days too.

The same people sell both products. I just wanted to keep my bath and body under a different tax number.

Ok, I need to get the coffee, then get busy.