That's all the time I got left to be ready for, what I consider, the best county fair in Indiana!
My list is still long and I entered stage 2 this morning - I have 3 distinct stages of preparation for everything I do -
1. We can do it - we've got our shit together!
2. Oh Shit, I don't think we can do it!
3. Who gives a shit if we don't get it perfect! (this is my personal favorite)
So on the calendar is:
*FFA Dairy Barn Set-up - Mon. 6-9
*4-H Record Sheet Signing (our club leaders prefer I do this as in the past I have tracked each and everyone of them down at work, they are so nice about it but I know they probably call each other and warn them when I didn't show up at signing to be on the look out for me with all 3 kids in tow begging their co-workers to "please" let me see them as they hide in their offices!)
*4-H Photography Projects Due Wednesday 8am -
Casey - 10 B&W poster
Color Salon Print
Emi Lou - 10 Color Poster
*Open Class Photography Due Friday evening!
*Mini 4-H Project Due Friday evening - this one is actually done!
*Tractor Driving Contest - Friday morning!
*Ribeye Stand set-up - Wednesday evening
*Crops Due Friday Morning
*Finish ALL Photography!
*Emi Lou study for tractor driving test
*Finish all paperwork so we don't have to stalk leaders at work!
*Dig up corn & soybeans, rinse rootballs!
*Clean fan cage, clean out showbox, order halters and grooming supplies!
*Find, launder and pack show clothes for 3 kids!
*get washer fixed so I can do the above!
*Food - believe it or not but 3 meals a day for 7 days straight is more fair food than any of us can handle!
I know there is tons more - but honestly I am giving myself a headache thinking about it - and not accomplishing any of it sitting here blogging! We truly have a ball at the fair and are blessed that we get this opportunity to do this as a family and once I reach Stage 3 I will be smiling from ear to ear ready for a Beaver Tail, Cattle Shows, Tractor Pulls, Pedal Pulls, napping at the stall, long nights, loads of dirty cloth's, a million pictures . . .