Dad bought a generator!!! PTL! He found one in Pennsylvania and had the bank "Wire" the money there today, so hopefully the generator will get here just in time for the busy cleaning season. Thankfully, it's raining now, so the guys couldn't be cleaning grain even if they had the machines ready to go...
Mother and Jacob were gone most of the day in Bismarck--Mom doing health sessions and Jacob doing his schoolwork in her office (and they brought home 5 cute fish--yay!!!)
Andrew worked on his grain cleaner all day again and cut with the cutting torch for the first time. :)
I baked bread; made a pizza; and mixed up a crumb cake...
After our noon meal, Dad and I went to Napoleon for some farm supplies--mineral tubs for the cows and ear-tags for the newborn calves who should be starting to show up the end of this month!
While in town, my dad dropped me off at the courthouse and I had my last meeting with Mr. H. and "Graduated" from the Farm Business Management program that I've been doing for 2 years. Mr. H. ordered my certificate and it should be showing up in the mail in a few days. :)
Also, while in town, I picked up an application at the Care Center (nursing home)--the place I'm thinking of working at. The lady in charge there was really friendly and helpful and I learned a lot more about what it takes to become a CNA--plus several other things... There's also an opening for helping with activities, so she suggested that I come in sometime next week and follow behind one of the CNAs to see what the job requires and also to see what's required for helping with activities, which sounds like a really good idea to me! I know for sure 3 of the ladies who work at the Care Center, so if I do start working there, I'll not feel so totally lost... Thank you for praying (and please continue to pray) and for sharing your thoughts! I've also been so glad to hear of more specific ways that I can pray for you, my friends.
Somewhere in there, I took pictures of the special gifts I got for my birthday, so I'll share those pictures with you now before calling it a day...........
This sweet tin-full of "Girly treasures" arrived a couple days before my birthday from my dear friend, Dorena. :)
As Dorena had gone on a missions trip to India last year, she sent each of us some of the Indian money (Rupees) that she'd brought back with her!!!
The elderly lady we rent some of our land from sent me this pretty card; a nice note; and a crisp 2 dollar bill!
My dear friend, Miranda gave me this movie when she came to visit... (We really enjoyed it!)
A wonderful surprise package from my dear friend, Rachel came in the mail! :)
Aren't these cows "Udderly" adorable???? :) They're just SO cute! Rachel definitely knew what I'd like!
Mother B also knew what I'd like and bought a new piano duet book for us to play! I think perhaps she likes it too. :) (This is the book we played out of for 2 hours on my birthday.)
You may remember too that right after I got Lady, my mom and Jacob bought me an early gift--a dog bed and doggie treats. :)
And then, of course, there is the aquarium--and the fish fund!!!!!!
It was SO exciting to finally be able to put some fish in my "Thing you put things in...", although it was tricky to get the fish out of the bag, as the lady at the pet store said not to put the water that they were in into the tank but just to put the fish in...
I took several pictures of the fish, but they kept moving around so quickly that most of the pictures blurred. This one turned out fairly well though and you can see my male Molly and two of the smaller Tetras. It was so fun to watch them eat and we all just spent several minutes watching the fish discover their new surroundings!
Also treasured gifts were all the sweet comments and notes that I received from friends on my special day. Thank you to each of you for your friendship!!!
And now, the day is done, down the sun, and I need to get to bed, as it's actually tomorrow already, or rather, it's today, but it was yesterday's tomorrow, so, yes, I need to sleep some this morning yet. :)