Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My beautiful saddle.  It is new to me.  I love it and it fits both Sage and I to a T.  It is a Circle Y Equitation Seat saddle.  It is not only the nicest saddle I have ever had but the most comfortable one.  It is little heavier than my old one but I usually can manage to get it on my big girl.

I am watching a program on HRTV about Fresian horses.  They are such beautiful creatures. Last week I watched a program about Morgan horses.  I have found both of them just going through the channels. 

No snow here yet.  They keep predicting it but none has shown up yet.  I should have ridden today but I just didn't have the oomph today to do it.  I am getting after myself about it.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Our sunset tonight was breathtaking.  It was red as if the entire sky was on fire.  We have awesome sunsets here but this has to have been my favorite.

Today I finished my shopping.  I got my eyebrows done, baked 2 loaves of zucchini bread and took a good long nap.  My feet hurt, not the one from my crash landing, well it hurt but not because of that and the other hurt too.  They are getting old.  The rest of me is fine.

We have the funniest Christmas tree.  I had it decorated nicely and ornaments started disappearing.  I blamed Tazzy but found them, and continued to find them under the rug on my side of the bed.  And then I caught River dismantling the tree and then trying to pull it.  I got after her but she kept doing it until nothing is left on the bottom half.  She did chew some but mostly just took them off and hit them.  Then,     it occurred to me we had moved her bed to put the tree there and she does not like it where I put it.  I don't think she has gotten into it twice.  I have to laugh but I don't like my funny tree.  If I put them back on, she takes them off.  So, everything is on the top half and she is still pouting.  And they say stupid animals?

Tomorrow, I am going to try really hard to get a ride in.  Poor Sage must feel like I have deserted her.  

If there are typos in my blogs, I mostly know when I am done but my silly computer won't let me fix them so I try really hard to do it right the first time.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Merry Christmas
from me to my blogger friends.

I bought this coat last summer at a yard sale and it feels to elegant to weat it and I got a lot of compliments.  It is not real fur but it feels like it.  Love it.  We had just come in from church. 

I went out a little bit to take some items out to Bob and about froze.  It feels colder than it did when it was really cold.  Its about 41 degrees but it is windy.  That makes it feel so much colder. 

I will around this week but wanted to send this off as my Christmas Card to you all. 


Friday, December 13, 2013

Our two little dogs.  Skeeter, the poodle, is mine.  He is 61/2 years old and devoted to me.  I should have brushed his ears.  Pistol is the Jack Russell cross and she is Bob's.  When he goes some place without her, she grieves.  When Bob went hunting she did not eat for several days and just laid around crying.  It was pathetic.  We love those little dogs.  If you have been to our house they are our greeting committee.

No snow or ice at our house.  Bob took a friend to the airport this morning at 4:00 AM and he said it was all around us but we were spared.  Bob got the tires changed on the truck today so it will be ready to go when we leave for Nikki and Chrissy's on the 22nd.  I am glad we are not going tomorrow as the Snoqualemie Pass will be closed for 3 hours or so both directions. 

I am thankful our kids have jobs but it certainly makes it difficult to have a family get together.  They all work different hours and have different days off.  Instead of coming here, we are going to Tom and Christy's on Thursday for an evening.  Then we will go to Ryan's percussion concert at Rogers. 

The horses are all looking good.  The cold cold weather did not faze them and now its mild.  By Monday it is supposed to be close to 40 and I am planning to ride.  If there is snow that is OK but not ice.  I need to remember to take a picture of my new saddle.  Love it so much.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas

Cowboy boots, Two are Bob's, Three are mine and the others are a part of my collection. 

Thank you for putting up with my yearly event.  I always love doing it. 

Bob and I went into Spokane on a string of errands.  We both needed things to finish things we are making.  Also got Bob a jug of chocolate milk.  He makes himself chocolate milkshakes with it.  We found everything we needed for our crafts but I forgot hairspray.  Never can get everything, even when I have a list. 

I think it hit 30 today.  Snow and freezing rain is predicted.  I don't mind the snow so much but I hate freezing rain.

Life is busy. 


Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas

12 candle stick holders.  Most of them were from my father in law.  He collected them for many years.

I tried all evening yesterday to get this posted but nothing worked.  I will load the last one in a little while.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The 10th day of Christmas

10 Christmas Tree Ornaments

I am finally getting them on the tree.  The tree came with lights and they look pretty.  I had looked and looked for the box of ornaments.  Bob found them today at the bottom in the closet.  I was glad to find them.  There are some treasures of ornaments in that box.  One is one I made when I was in first grade.

It has turned into a heat wave.  It was 23 today.  20 degrees higher in just a few days.  We are predicted snow but it has not arrived yet.  Can't say I mind that.

I got my sisters and her grandchildren box got mailed today.  I found out why last year's box was a month late.  Somehow I had gotten the zip code wrong and instead of going to Tennessee it went to Florida.  I was very frustrated and said I would not use the post office this year.  I didn't but the UPS lady found my error.  So it was not the Post Office's fault.  I need to apologize for the ugly things I said about them.

So tonight I am wrapping gifts.  My least favorite part but must be done.  I use boxes as much as possible.

My foot was much better this morning and got some good shoes on my feet.  I put on my New Balance walking shoes.  It helped some but by the time I got home from my trip to the store my foot was swelling and hurt so back to my Crocs for the rest of the day.   It is recovering but not fast enough to suit me. 


Monday, December 9, 2013

On the Ninth Day of Christmas

Nine Santa Clauses

I have collected them a long time.  this is a drop in the bucker of what I have. 

I think we are having a heat wave.  It got to 20 today.  Don't want to put away my winter clothes though.  Maybe by the weekend I can ride.  Hope so.  But I can assure you I will get on her outside of the round pen.

Had a wonderful conversation with my longtime friend Louise who lives in Denton Texas.  After watching the news and seeing what things are like in Dallas I was worried about her.  Denton is just outside of Dallas.  She is fine though and staying indoors because it so icy.  It was so good to talk to her.  We have been friends since we were 5 years old. 

I just about got 90% of my shopping done today.  Now I have to get my sisters box in the mail tomorrow though.  I am slow.  I will send it UPS.  Now come the hard part and that is wrapping it all.  I am not a good gift wrapper upper.  I would just leave them in the plastic sacks. 


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas

Eight of my hats.  I wear them all at times.  Even the Cougar hat when its cold. Its funny, yes but I love it.

I had a good day.  After church I had to hurry out to my friend Vicki's and hopped in her cousin Claudia's car and we went to our Promise Stitching quilting Christmas Party and our own little quilt show.  It is always fun.  So many lovely quilts. 

When I came home I got to watch the last minute of the Seahawks game and moan that they lost.  There are three more game and they will win them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then I took a nap, ate a bowl of soup and now its for an evening of TV and relaxing and probably early to bed.


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas

7 Little cuddly stuffed horses.  Just 7 of many.  I have to fight Pistol for some when she figures out how to get to them.

It is bitter cold here.  At ll:00 AM it is 8 degrees and the wind is blowing.  Makes it so bitter.  Bob is over trying to get Katie's water going.  It froze in the pump house.  I think they should have left some water running but I don't know.  They are looking for a house to buy so I imagine they will be moving by spring. 

We are boing to a Christmas Party this evening over in Dalton Gardens, Idaho.  Hope the roads stay clear.

See you all tomorrow,


Friday, December 6, 2013

Day 6 of 12 Days Of Christmas

I love candles.  It does not look like it but they were all burning. 

Our high temp today was 12.  It is 9 at the moment according to my computer.  I had to go to the Copy Shop to get our Christmas letter copied and then to Walmart to do some shopping.  By the time I came out of Wally World the wind had come up.  Man oh man was it cold. 

I am watching the NFR finals.  I really would love to go but would want to go if I could go all week.  Thank goodness for television coverage.

Stay warm,


Thursday, December 5, 2013


Five of the trophies I won when I was showing horses.  Mostly ditto I think but maybe Glory and maybe Rosie.  Or if its halter could have been Mel.    I am taking the plates off of them so I can keep them and then I will recycle them back to the North East Zone.  I loved showing but I did it and I excelled at it and now I want to trail ride.

Glory be but its cold.  I had a zone meeting this evening and the thermometer in the car which is usually pretty accurate showed 5.  We had a little snow today but not much.  The roads were clear.  I can't get my foot into either of my furry boots so my feet got really cold.

I bring you 4 pairs of reading glasses.  You  may ask why you  have four pair of reading glasses.  Sometimes I go shopping and don't have any in my purse so I buy a pair, or sometimes I lose them around the house and a lot of times i leave them places.  I actually have more than 4.  They were the first ones I got a hold of.   Silly me.  The dollar store ones are a little flimsy but otherwise they work fine and dandy.

My foot is doing better for the most part.  It is hurting and keeping me awake but it is better every.  Finding that there were no fractures was jolly good.

He also told me I could ride all I wanted to if it didn't bother me.  Well our weather is so dastardly cold 12 at the moment and is supposed to be 5 by morning.  I don't ride when it under 20.  Too cold for all of us.  So it will be a few days before the weather will cooperate.  I don't mind riding in the snow but we haven't had any to speak of yet.

See you tomorrow,


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I give you 3 turkey feathers.  I think they are so pretty.  I have a whole vase of them and some other feathers I have picked up here and there.

I went to the doctor with my foot and had an X Ray of it.  I will find out the results tomorrow.  It is still big and more purple than yesterday.  I walked pretty good on it this morning but by this evening it is a little on the painful side.
I thought the doctor might not be too happy about me riding at my age and he thought it was great and told me to continue to ride as long as I felt I could.  I wanted to hug him.  So heal up foot, Sage and I have places to ride to. 


Monday, December 2, 2013

On the Second Day of Christmas I give you 2 old feet.  One is kind of pathetic looking.    It still hurts.  But I can mostly walk on it without a cane today.  It is turning black and blue.  Not very pretty. 

Snow predicted.  It feels like it but don't think it has started yet.  I sure wanted to ride today but not only is it cold, My foot is not up to it.  I may have to break down and go to the doctor.

See you tomorrow.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas

Every year I do this the first 12 days of December.  Not the 12 days the song sings about but my 12 days.

This is day 1.  It is 1 book, THE BOOK.  It is my well used Bible.  

A nasty rainy day.  I still am limping around but have managed to keep my foot elevated so the swelling is about the same.  Aggravating.

I missed a good picture today.  It was raining and the wind was blowing and when we got home from church Sage and Rosie were cuddled together out of the wind. 

See you all tomorrow.