Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Second Day of Christmas

2 puppies playing..........................My version of the song. That is Skeeter and Bolt on my bed. Why did I put a white bedspread on? Not too bright huh? Oh well, it washes and they had fun.

I LONG for a sunny day. I get so down in the dumps with it this way. Hate it but can't seem to get on top of it. I love this time of year and its a struggle every year to keep a smile upon my face. I did get back to sewing today and got two more of what I am making done. Have a third one almost done. Would tell you but people read this that I don't want them to know what it is.

My good friend Tracey leaves tomorrow for Burns Oregon to pick up her Extreme Mustang Challenge horse for this newest of challenges. It will be in Albany, Oregon in March. That means she will have to gentle the horse and do all the training she can in 90 days. She did it last year also and then brought Sandy home to stay. You have that option, bring home with the adoption fees waived, or put the horse up for adoption and recoup some of what you have spent. I am planning to go to Albany to see her exhibit her horse. At least at this moment I am and it would give me another chance to see my uncle in Tigard, Oregon. Maybe if I justify it that way Bob will go with me. OR maybe someone from here is going and we can carpool and share expenses. That is a way off though.

Tomorrow I asked Tyler to get the Christmas tree box out. Don't know if I will put it up or not, I know it won't get decorated but want to see if the space I have allocated is large enough. I love our tree, it is just the right size and the lights are attached. That is the part that always made decorating the tree irritating to me.

And Joy, I do not have a green thumb. My Christmas Cactus always bloomed at Easter which I thought was odd and told it so. Last year it bloomed at Christmas and I was shocked. And I was again this year when I saw all the buds on it. It pretty much gets ignored the rest of the year. I water when I think of it. I think I will re-pot it when its done this time. Unless I shouldn't, I don't know. It looks too big for the pot. I usually kill plants quicker than you can snap your fingers. I had an ivy that I really babied and tended to the best of my ability. It was kind of a sentimental plant, someone sent it to me when Scott died and last summer, it died. Dead as a doornail. So no green thumb, just incredible luck.

Found a blog of a friend I met in Odessa in April on Beautiful Mustang's blog. Debby has a mustang named Wendy. We had fun riding that weekend. That was fun.

I will have to think of 3 things tomorrow to add to my silly song.


  1. You can write it mom, I won't read it. :-D

  2. Yeah, I saw that you guys knew each other and had rode together--she's such a nice person--and the one who really (gently) pushed me to adopt Beautiful.

    Albany sounds like a fun time--I'll have to think about going myself--but it might be tough.

    Next Tuesday morning at 9:30 for coffee--Chaps. It will help you lift the duldrums. I have them, too--believe me--I've been feeling sorry for myself half the day every day. I was even depressed after watching It's a Wonderful Life last night. What wrong with me??? I guess I've got the cabin fever.

  3. Linda so next Tuesday. I will be there but I want you to know I have a very hard time walking into a group that I don't know. I can do it, I can do it, I can do it. OK, I haven't rode with Tracey but have been to her house and met her different places. I want her to move over here so we do stuff together. I need a new circle of friends, mine have all moved away.

  4. Nikki - Like I have said - you are so funny. You won't read it, I won't write it so you are not tempted. Love you

  5. Aww, the puppies look like they're having lots of fun!

    I'm sorry you've got the wintertime blahs. I know how that goes, and it's hard to get rid of. Hopefully there will be some sun soon. We got some yesterday and it did a world of good for me. It looks like they're saying Thursday will be nice. Hopefully you can get out and get some sun on your skin!

    Oh, speaking of which, I heard recently that in this latitude we don't get any ultraviolet rays in the winter, which is why Seasonal Depression is so widespread. I never knew that. Thought it was the winter darkness, cold and clouds. Maybe taking extra vitamin D would help...

  6. I will not whine any more, I will not whine any more, I will not whine any more. Get it, get after me if I do. Its Christmas for goodness sake. No time for whining.

  7. Well, with weather like yesterday and maybe today--sunny--I'm whining less, too! Lea, I understand the difficulty of walking into new groups. I have the same problem!!! It's painful. I can tell you though, the small group of women who will probably be there are about the least intimidating in the world. Katie, the one getting this one together is about 24 years old and just a sweet young lady who loves her two horses and works hard to pay for them. There may be a few others, but all pretty quiet people--and ME. I can't wait to talk to you face to face about Mustangs. We never lack for conversation at coffee--we just usually overdo it and stay too long. Our love of horses is the common bond we all share.