Murdo Girl…Sometimes you’re the tail and sometimes you’re the donkey

Catchy title isn’t it?

For a whiny baby, I had a pretty fantastic Mother’s Day. We met our two daughters and their families at a park for a picnic and it turned out to be just what we needed. Kip and I and the three dogs were among the last to leave. It felt so good to relax and have fun with all of the grandkids. We all had a ball…


A very big ball…and good food! I didn’t get to see my sons, but I got flowers and had good talks with them both…


Tiny Home living…

I was never completely sure I wanted to sell our house and move into a tiny home. I finally decided I didn’t hate the idea badly enough to fight it, so here we are. Things happened quickly at first. We sold our house and moved the dogs and cat into our RV. We had no idea it would be three and a half months and many challenges later, that we would finally move in.

I’m learning a lot about myself. I have always had sufficient stamina to get through whatever is happening. I have always managed to stay positive in most situations and if I  get depressed, it usually doesn’t last long. Maybe it’s because we’re getting older and I haven’t been getting much sleep these past few weeks, but I have had some times when I have been very emotional and little things can throw me for a loop. I don’t like being that way one little bit. I’m too big to hide under the bed and besides, there’s already too much stuff under there.

Maybe I’m talking like this because we had to call the water/sewer company tonight on the emergency line because we were having a problem with the sewer pump. It all worked out fine. They came out immediately and fixed what turned out to be a minor thing.

This is our fourth day living here and we have been trying really hard to put our house in order, so to speak. I have changed things around so much, I’m wearing things out. It’s more difficult than I thought it would be to discard things, but I have found it stresses me more to feel like the place has something in every inch of space. I have packed and repacked plastic crates in an attempt to be organized and know where everything is or isn’t. If I can keep the crates of the nonessentials in the barn for a couple of months and not need them, I will discard the contents without looking at them ever again. I know I have said all of this before, but guess what? I’m saying it again. If you’re thinking of a TH, it bears repeating.


On the plus side…

We love the neighborhood and we love the house. It’s kind of exciting now that the worst is over.

We still have to put in a small yard, fence the backyard, put in a mailbox, finish the asphalt part of the driveway, get the remainder of the siding on, put in the new door with the built-in dog door we ordered, build the steps front and back, put electricity in the barn, get the builder out here to fix things on our punch list, and whatever else comes up.


But do you know what I have to do right now? I have to read the last half of a book for my book club meeting tomorrow. I’ve decided it’s important to read what other people write once in a while. Looks like it’ll be another late night.

I should be able to take some pictures tomorrow to show you what we’ve done with the place…

Oh…I guess I should explain the title of the blog. I put myself in charge of games yesterday. I brought pin the tail on the donkey. Turns out I didn’t know how to play it.

Sometimes you’re the tail, and sometimes you’re the donkey…Mike nailed it.

3 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Sometimes you’re the tail and sometimes you’re the donkey

  1. scoper07 May 15, 2018 / 9:52 pm

    We used to play pin the tail on the donkey all the time at country school. It was fun. Things are big in Texas judging from the beach ball. That’s the biggest one I ever saw. Enjoy your read.

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  2. sanjuan831 May 15, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    Love your title. I think You’re gonna be fine. I like donkeys and burros and horses. Now get back to reading that book.

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  3. countrygirl57 May 14, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    Sounds like your Mother’s Day was great!! And, it sounds like you have been a very busy girl today as well. All is coming together!

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