That quote about sums up how I've felt for the past three weeks. It seems like the end of August slammed right into the start of September and left my head spinning. I'm trying to catch up on projects left in the lurch and, at the same time, work ahead on some big projects that are due in the next couple months. I feel a bit like a dog chasing its tail.
Here's a recap of the past three weeks:
I spent an evening in St. Paul at one of my all-time favorite events, the Princess Kay of the Milky Way coronation. I love seeing the enthusiasm for the dairy industry and feeling the anticipation in the air as the new Princess Kay is crowned. This year's coronation was unique, though, because I was backstage most of the time, taking photos for the Dairy Star. I got to see all of the nervousness and excitement that the candidates channel into poise and polish for the audience. I found myself remembering my own experience as a Princess Kay candidate 10 years ago.
We took a couple days off and went up north for my little sister's wedding. Other than Monika being sick (she threw up twice on Glen), the wedding was a blast.
We wrapped our fourth crop of hay. This photo was actually from third crop. I forgot to take my camera out to the field. For fourth crop, we tried something new — wrapping two big squares stacked on top of each other. It looks like we built a fort wall out in our field.
We made our annual trek to the Minnesota State Fair. Thankfully, we picked a cool, quiet day to go. It did rain once, but we were inside the DNR Building when it started so we didn't get wet. Glen let Monika play in the puddle after the downpour stopped. Dan was still inside with Papa, checking out all of the wild animals in the Wildlife Wing (Dan even plugged his nose when he spotted the skunk).
We started chopping corn. We filled the little silo and two bags. We'll fill the big silo sometime next week, weather permitting. So far, the corn silage looks great.
With the whirlwind that has been the past couple weeks finally winding down, life is normalizing. We even dried up a big group of cows, so we're not switching cows right now. The reprieve won't last long, but I'm enjoying it while it lasts. What I'm enjoying even more, though, is the blank September calendar page. Hopefully that means we'll have fewer where-did-the-day-go days.