Can you think of anything sexier than the man I love, dressed in camo, holding up a dead deer? I sure can't. :o)
He got back from hunting on Saturday morning. They also had elk tags, but didn't manage to shoot any of those. Ah well, I'm satisfied with a freezer full of venison.
After he got back Saturday, we had quite a job on our hands:
They had already skinned and gutted it, but we had to get it all packaged up to put in the freezer. I was a little creeped out at the thought of helping him butcher a deer, but I sucked it up, and ya know, in some twisted sort of way, I found it kind of enjoyable. We all know that I have an obsession with food preservation, and I think that's where my enjoyment came from, but really, it was kind of a fun day. He did all the cutting, I did all the packaging. We made a good team, and got it all done in just about 4 hours.
In other news... Chloe never did end up sick after that day she spent with a fever. She's got an amazing immune system. Cora and I weren't so lucky - I'm at the tail end of a cold now, and Cora's just starting. Last night was rough - I was feeling yucky, Cora's got a fever, and woke up fussing about every hour. I was in bed for 11 hours, and don't feel very rested. :o\ Let's hope this passes quickly - Chloe was always so good when she was sick, she just laid around quiet and didn't complain or whine, even as a baby. (Of course, she's only had like 3 colds in her entire life.) Cora's a whiny sick person, just like me. I see a couple more rough days ahead.
If you have a Michael's close by, go check out their fall decor sale. Everything fall and Halloween related is 80% off. I got quite a few really cute decorations for $2-3 each. Wal Mart also has their stuff on clearance - I got a ceramic serving bowl shaped like a leaf for $3 and some other similar things for $2-3 too. I always try to buy holiday decor when it goes on clearance, and then just stash it away for the next year. It's fun to go through and see what new stuff I have, because after a year goes by, I usually forget about it.
Christmas is almost here! I'm so darn excited. I need to take stock and see what presents still need to be made and purchased, but I'm doing pretty good I think.Both girls are really into baby dolls right now, so I might need to get them each one. I bought some Webkinz for $7 each the other day for Chloe, and I need to make Cora a blankie like the one I made Chloe when she was little.
I'm just so excited for Christmas - not just the presents, though that is fun. I love baking cookies, singing Christmas carols, decorating, doing crafts, and just... the whole season is so much fun. I hope my kids always enjoy it like I do.
I mentioned Webkinz - if you have children, and you haven't discovered Webkinz yet, you need to! Oh, these little things are awesome. You get a little stuffed animal and it has a code attached to it's tag. You put the code in on their website, and you can play games online with a digital version of your toy. It entertains Chloe for hours, and I kind of enjoy playing it with her. Walgreen's had them on sale for $7 each, which is an incredible price. I bought three, but now wish I'd have bought more - they'd make great gifts for birthdays and such.
Well, I think that's enough rambling for now. Sicky baby is in my arms and I'm tired of typing one handed.