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I’m going to Corpus Christi this weekend. It’s my middle granddaughter’s birthday. She was BJs favorite, he doted on her. She is quiet, artistic, the youngest is loud, hits the room like a sawed off shotgun blast. GD#2 was devastated when BJ died and she still has a hard time. A few weeks ago, she tearfully asked her mom, “What if Papaw forgets my birthday?”

I saved some of BJ’s shirts, intending to make quilts for the girls. Time to get busy, but not enough time to make a quilt. So I made a stuffed animal, just happens to be a lamb.

The pattern has 3 sizes, but if I cut out the small size, it destroys the other 2 sizes, so I traced it on butcher paper. I cut it out, using various shirts.

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I sewed it together, got both sides done.

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I finished it today. I found the heart at Hobby Lobby, thank you Valentines Day display. The body piece has pockets, one on each side. The green plaid was from a shirt DD picked out for him when she was in High School. He loved it. The blue piece on the neck belonged to my sister’s husband, she gave some shirts to BJ when her husband died. The lavender lining of the ears also was one of Uncle Bob’s shirt. So she gets a present from Uncle Bob and her Papaw. She is so worried that Papaw will forget her birthday, but he’s coming to the party.

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That is the most beautiful thing I've seen all week!!!!!
 

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I gave DGD#2 her Papaw lamb Friday night. I explained it to her and she hugged it tightly.

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Big smiles,

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Then she burst into tears. I hugged her and told her that Papaw loves her and he would always be with her. I comforted her.

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She went back to smiling. She loves her Papaw shirt lamb.

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We made her birthday cake today and her mom frosted it.

I’m very popular with Taco, the mini dachshund. He loves me.

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I’ve had a great visit and enjoyed my family. I’ve had fun playing with the two young girls.

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DGD#1 has a job now, working at a Goodwill store. She was behaving like a snotty teenager several months ago, so the parents took away her Mini Cooper and made her drive a 2002 Chevy beater truck. She thinks they gave her car away, but it’s parked at a friend’s house. She doesn’t like the beater truck, but has learned to be grateful for it. Hahaha. Life can get rough! She has been accepted into Baylor in Waco. She will start college at age 17 next fall.
 

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I was so excited to come see them, that I walked out and left my bag of clothes. I realized that an hour and half into my trip. First I went to a dear friend’s house that was not much out of the way. I told her what a dummy stunt I pulled and she laughed. Then she said she had a bunch of clothes she was getting rid of, so I got 2 shirts and pajamas. Later I stopped at Walmart for new socks and underwear. Had a great visit with her and her husband.

Got a text from neighbor Peggy. Got FOUR INCHES OF RAIN by 4:30 today and still raining. Supposed to clear out by noon tomorrow. Just great. Prediction was for 1-2 inches of rain Gheesh! I told her I brought my boots and a flashlight in case I had to leave my car at their house, then I could walk home. She said the road was bad even before their house, they would meet me at the church and take me home, then take me to my car in the morning, I have jury duty.

She sent me a picture of the road in front of my place.

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Soooo…… I’ll skip the party tomorrow and leave so I get home before dark.

Neighbor Chase called. He’s feeding for me. Of all times for it to drop Noah’s Flood again, it’s when I’m gone. Something told him to walk the field, he found a dead lamb. Sentry wouldn’t let him have it, I could hear Sentry growling at him. Lamb had to be premature, ewes have only been with Cooper 101 days. Chase talked to Sentry, It’s ok buddy, I’m not going to take it.

The Sheep pens are slop again, so I had Chase put the cow panel across the driveway and let the Anatolians in the yard, so they could go in the shed and get out of the rain.

Chase said he’d get the lamb and dispose of it. It was a white ram.

The county hasn’t even gotten to our road yet, they’re still working on worse roads than mine. Water still over the road in 2 places, they couldn’t grade it anyway. Now it’s flooded again. It’s impassable for my little car.
 

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Growing so fast! Hard to believe that the oldest is college age already. Love the tough love with the truck. Maybe she should take the truck to college with her instead of the little car. Waco is not that far away from you either.
Parents are enjoying making her eat some humble pie. They laugh and snicker. They will give her car back before college.
 

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OKAY, you are entitled to complain about the rain..... That is just too much..... Any chance that the lamb was a twin to someone already born and you didn't see it??? I know you have been playing musical chairs with letting the sheep out to try to get them to drier places? Probably not though, I know you are pretty careful with any and everyone lambing...

Yeah, it seems something always creates problems when you are gone somewhere... but your granddaughter's birthday gift was top of the HAVE TO list.... and Chase has always been there to take care of things for you so it's not like he wouldn't do anything he could for them...
You'll figure it out when you get home...

Payback is interesting isn't it???? Not like your DD ever gave you any problems at that age right ? :idunno
:hide :hide :lol:;);). Careful drive home ...
 

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What a shame about the lamb. Eventually you will figure out who it belonged to when that ewe does not produce a lamb. Whichever ewe it was can join the next set of breeding ewes you are putting with a ram. Losing a lamb or calf is bad but what I begrudge most is the time and feed lost along with the dead animal.

Anyone heard that poem about "God Made a Farmer"? I think it has been on the RFD channel a couple times.
 
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