Saturday, May 30, 2009
I hope tomorrow, the world will seem brighter. I get to work at a horse show and my now friends will be there and things will look up.
Thanks for listening to my meanderings. Just a day of crying and thinking.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Tomorrow is a day I am dreading. It is my friend Patty Mercers memorial service in Colfax. And the bad news I got in TN was that our pastors 17 year old son Tyler died. He had had 5 open heart surgeries previously but did not survive this one. Every day he lived was a miracle.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
The next two photos are particularly for my family. They are the headstones of our two children that live in heaven. Sorry if it bothers you but know they will like to see them this Memorial Weekend Sunday.
This afternoon we went to our son Tom's home to celebrate Seth's 10th. birthday. He is such a sweet sensitive little boy. He looks the most like his mother.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
We just lunged a while changing directions and practicing whoa. Then I picked up the stick with the plastic bag attatched and we worked with that. After a little tantrum to start, it worked pretty well on her right side. Started out just tapping the ground with it beside her. THEN we went to the side that everything might eat her on and that took a while longer but finally she let me touch her body and neck with it and stood on a loose line. So then getting braver, I got the dreaded saddle pad and we waved it and rubbed her with it and flopped in on her back - OK on the right, took longer on the left but not near as bad as I thought. Then I started patting the pad and off and on and off and on on both sides. So we just left it on and we practiced leading. She really did not do bad at that. Back to the plastic bag and we got on both sides under her belly over her face down her legs ect. I was so proud of her. Will work her tomorrow again.
This evening we went to dinner at the Mexican Restaurant in Airway Heights. Very good food, just lots of it. I ate way way too much but it was really wonderful. After dinner we went and looked at a four year old mustang that we are going to take in for training in a week. He is beautiful. His name is, believe it or not, Coyote Ice Cream. I will call him Cody. His owner sent him to a trainer for 2 months for 800.00 a month and he bucked the guy off and he never got back on him. Same song another verse - hes just a mustang get rid of him. He is timid, about 14 hands. If any of you have seen pictures of Andi's Karma that she sold to Jill, he is that color. Very unusual. I will start on him when I get back from Tennessee. I will have pictures of him later when he gets here. It was too close to dark when we were there.
Am about packed to leave on Monday AM. Just a few this and thats to put in. I am just taking a carry on bag. Am very anxious to see my sister. Its been over a year.
Hope your Saturday is all you want it to be.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I walked around and said hello to all the critters. The horses were too busy eating to be bothered with me. The cows too. Posey will be calving before too long. Oliver, the goat, took a dislike to Skeeter who was with me and put his head down and roller him over. Scared my puppy. Bob showed me a birds nest he found with 4 pretty blue eggs in it. Will be watching it.
My very own bed is calling me. I won't have any little blue eyes laying there watching me tonight. I hope Isaac sleeps well too. He liked sharing his room with Grandma. Last night I asked him to snuggle me because I was going home today and he said with that sweet way of his - Grandma, even if you're not here you will be my Grandma forever.
Blessings for your Thursday.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Nikki is good. Not doing anything which is just what the doctor ordered. She forgot she had anti nauseaous meds and she needed it today. She has lay down a good portion of the day and that has been good. Tomorrow I leave my 70th year and start #71, I never thought I would make it this far.
Take care, and have a good Tuesday.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
It is beautiful here today. Dustin has been working in his garden in the back yard. He is a funny young man. Party hard but come home to mom for dinner and have his garden in their back yard. He is 25.
I think i will sleep better tonight with other people in the house except me and the little boys. The big boys did not come home until the sun was coming up and that made me a little nervous.,
A great Monday is in order for you all.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Came home and Nikkis boys had brought a drum set over and the drums, guitars and a CD were more than I could stand. The house was shaking on its foundation. My head was pounding and I retired to my car to read. I feel bad but I could not take it. The boys seemed to understand, I just can not take that nolse in a confined area. Between that and lilacs my head is pounding and I think I might be whining.
Happy Sunday to all.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Don't know what else is going on in the world. Have a nice Saturday.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Nikki has her surgery tomorrow. Please be praying for her. I know she will feel so much better when it is all done and over with.
I talked to Bob today and a friend of ours lost her dad today. He was is an vehicle accident in Montana. In the last 5 years she has lost almost her whole family. Son, brother, mom and now her dad. Heidi does not deal too well anyway. This is really hard on her.
I miss my horses. I must be here though. Have a nice Friday.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
At home, oh my goodness. The washing machine quit and the well sprung another leak. At the same fitting Bob has fixed 3 times. He is frustrated. He said he might go buy a new one before I got home. It quit last night when I was getting ready to come. Such is life.
Hope all is well and your Thursday is awesome.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I am ready to leave first thing in the morning for Nikki's. She has surgery on Friday and I need to be there for both of us.
I have kind of packed willy nilly. Hope I haven't forgotten anything vital. Have my makeup and hair stuff and pj's. Everything else I don't know, just jeans and T shirts. I usually make lists and check things off diligently. I am big on lists. I do have lists for going to Tennessee in 2 weeks. I don't want to check a bag so am packing carefully.
I have my rental car. OH BOY - can I keep it huh? Please. I like nice cars, I really really like nice cars. I settled for our little Kia that got hit but for the interim I have a 2008, bright red Toyota Camry with all the bells and whistles. Everyone should have a bright red car once in their life. When Sharon and I were in Key West last year and we rented a car to drive up towards Miami I wanted a red convertible. No such, got a blue Kia. Oh well it was fun anyway.
I gave a riding lesson to a four year old today. Rosie does babysit beginners. McKenzie had never been on a horse before. She did marvelous. Four year olds don't have a terrible long attention span but she did better than I thought. She did so well and when she got off she hugged Rosies neck and kissed her. It was so sweet. She is with her grandma this week. She told me she was a cowgirl now.
The horses are loving being out in the pasture. We put them out in the morning for 3 hours and then in the evening for about the same. I have to carry a lunge whip when I go to put them in or they just run in circles around the pasture. Bob got the battery in the four wheeler so I can use that when they go out to the back pasture. They are so funny.
Bob bought a bull today to put out with our cows for 2/3 months. His name is Billy. And he bought a young cow due to calf in about a month. I named her Posey. We will need to watch her pretty closely when she gets closer. She is awfully small. She is about the size of Molly and Polly. They will get put with the bull next week too. I am sure she is about the same age as the twins. That is awful young to have a baby. I may be surprised but don't think so.
Katie came and worked with Abby today. She had to be at a senior function at her school at five so she did not stay too long. She turned 18 yesterday. I asked her today if she felt any different but she said no.
I have been searching thru photo albums with a gazillion pictures for pictures of Patty for the memorial service on the 30th. Clyde asked us to do that. She was in our wedding so have those pictures and quite a group when we were silly freshman at WSU only it was WSC then. We used to sneak out a window at night or sneak in after we missed the curfew, we smuggled in beer, we did just about anything that broke the rules. Much more strict then than now.
If you get Western Horsemen Magazine go to the Letters to the Editor or it is called Letters from Riders. A letter by Vern Fuller made me so mad. The entire letter was about the issue of Horse Slaughter. And whether you agree, or disagree that is OK. Its America and we can have opinions, however, I take great issue of his closing couple of sentences. "There is no such thing as an "American Mustang". These are feral scrubs, dinks that nobody wants." That opinion really made me see red. I sent off a letter to the editor myself - Arlington National Cemetary used them in their funeral processions. Watched them the last time we were there. It is really an awesome thing to watch. And, the US Border Patrol uses them to protect our borders on Mustangs. Not feral scrubs nobody wants. GRRRRRRRRRRRR. Besides those two places there are thousands of people who have adopted and love their mustangs. Even when you have more than you need.
I will have access to a computer so will try to write while I am gone to Marysville. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The picture below is the flower of a tree at a yard sale we stopped at. Didn't buy much - or nothing maybe but I took some pictures. Is this a Tulip Tree bloom? I very positively told Bob that is what it was but I am not sure.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
This was a sad day for me. The gal who was my maid of honor at Bob and my wedding almost 52 years ago died this week. Her husband just found our phone number. How sad. She died of bone cancer and she would not allow her husband to call anyone. She did not want anyone to see her. She lived in Colfax. Patty and Clyde were at our anniversary party and we loved seeing them. Makes me sad. She and I were roomates in college.
Bob finally got the well going and all repaired. He is going to build an above the ground well house instead of the one in the ground. That was getting to be a real headache. We spent part of the day at Home Depot getting what he needed.
Have a scrumdillyicious Sunday. I wish my mother was still here to hug.
Friday, May 8, 2009
I started cleaning the deck. It has accumulated alot of stuff over the winter. I want to get my little fountain cleaned out and hooked up too. That is my goal over the weekend plus giving a couple of riding lessons. I can do that from the ground. And it does not mean I have to life anything heavy.
Still some headache, I think the insurance company thinks I am faking it but I AM NOT. I found a lump on my head this afternoon but don't remember hitting anything. Maybe I did. It is sore so don't know where or when it got there. Maybe I just have a lumpy head.
Wishing you a sunny Saturday.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Looked at the Internet Adoption again today to see how it is going. I thought I will pick 5 that are my favorites. You will have to go to that site to look which ones they are. I ended up with 6 however. The lst. on is at Ridgecrest which is in California. #1950. The ones in Burns, Oregon ar #'s 8844, 8861, 8928 and Rock Springs, Wyoming #'s 2871 and 3600. Some of them have bidders and some don't. Of course I did not count the two yearling Burro's at Ridgecrest. One's color is called pink. Now he does not look pink to me, nor have I ever seen a pink burro. It struck me kind of funny. Yuma would curl up in a corner and pout if anyone called him pink.
I went to a Northeast Zone meeting this evening. It was kind of short but some things accomplished. It is our last meeting until September. I would not have gone had I not had to report on the WSH meeting in April. That is my job. I could just as easily gone to bed but thank goodness it was not really dark when I came home.
Have a Friday worth remembering.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This is Spring in my front yard. Love the dainty little blooms.
Today was truley one of THOSE days. One of those days when you wonder where you left your brain. I scrambled some eggs for lunch. Ate them in the living room while watching the noon news. Heard something outside so just set my plate on the table and went out the front door. When I came in I thought I needed a nap so I went and lay down and went right to sleep. Skeeter barking woke me up barking and the house was filled with a weird smelling smoke. I dashed for the kitchen and I had not gotten the stove turned all the way off and the pancake turner and the frying pan will never ever be the same. In fact the spatula melted. It was all ready to burst into flames. The house still reeks.
We did go out to eat with friends this evening so got out of here for a while. I have had the fan over the stove and in both bathrooms going since noon. Did not smell it so bad until we came back home. It is gross but we did have a good Mexican dinner. I really love Mexican food and I ate way too much but it was scrumtious.
A small correction on yesterdays blog. It is Spring Creek Basin Weblog. I think I called it Spring Creek Mustangs. Her pictures are wonderful.
All the animals here are just fine. I think they are all glad for shelter after the rain today. If we would get another nice day I would go on a grooming tangent. If I can't ride, I can brush.
Hoping your Thursday is hunky dory.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Nothing much too exciting going on around here today. The wind blew like a wind tunnel most of the day. The horses were running and romping and playing like Pegasus. Looked like fun to me. At least if I didn't have to be on them. Even old Ditto was kicking up her heels.
Monday, May 4, 2009
The doctor had good and bad news this morning. One he grounded me for 2 more weeks from the horses or doing anything too strenuous. He is most worried about my shoulder when the seat belt crossed. It is not anything permanent but is black and blue. The headache is attacking this evening too.
I did go out and pet the horses and talk to them a bit this afternoon. I was hoping to ride this weekend. Oh well. I would rather be well than go against the doctor. Rosie wanted me to brush her some more today so I did for a little.
A terrific Tuesday to you all.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
It was nice this afternoon but I slept thru most of it. Am going to try and not take any medication tomorrow. It makes me so sleepy. The worst today is my right hand and the headache. I am going to go see my doctor tomorrow and hope I hear from State Farm so I can get this procedure going. I am going to start cleaning out the car tomorrow. If they don't total it, we don't want to send it to a repair shop with stuff in it.
You probably don't want to hear any more about "the wreck". I really want to get outside and do something tomorrow. Have a great start to your week. Well the work week anyway.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Our grandaughter Nikki. She obviously is named after her aunt. They (her aunt Nikki and Uncle Carmen) call her Pocahantas. She is 15.
The birthday girl. It was supposed to be nice and warm but it wasn't.
Friday, May 1, 2009
We cancelled the Mustang Campout. Andrea has a concussion and I hurt and the doctor told me not to ride for a few days so Andrea and I are both grounded, plus our well is down again and Bob must get that fixed.
Arlene if you want to call me, we can schedule a day to come and do you compliance checks for your titles.
Thanks all for your prayers in advance.