Monday, January 20, 2014

 I sure do wish I could get the pictures off my camera.  It is so beautiful out.  Frozen fog heavy on the trees, fences and everywhere it seems.  It looks magical but of course it isn't.  We don't have any fog directly at our place but have.  Trees are breaking under the weight of it.  It is pretty though.

I just came in from playing with Sage for a bit and giving Rosie a treat.  Sage likes apples and Rosie will eat carrots.  They got one of each.  I need to catch Sage up and work with her but everything is still covered in ice or the ground frozen until it hurts their feet.  So until that lets up its an apple a day.  She loves them.

Bob has begun working with Rusty again.  AGAIN.  He needs to keep it up.  He wants to use her to pack this year.  She is short enough that it will be easy to load.  She and Rosie are about the same height and Rosie loves to pack.  Not as much as pulling a cart but she likes it if the lead horse is not going so fast that she has to trot all the time.  Pepper is a good one to lead off of.  He is pokey.

I went to Ellensburg on Saturday to a Washington State Horsemen board meeting.  It was a foggy drive but I really enjoy that group of equestrians.  Because I retired as a show steward this year, they presented me with a beautiful plaque.  I was so surprised and appreciated it lots.  It was good of them and I had no idea. 

I retired from being a steward because it was time to explore other things.  I liked it when I was doing it but it was time to move on.  I enjoy trail riding and enjoy the business part of WSH.  There are great people from all over the state involved.

I got hearing aids last week.  They may drive me nutty until I get used to them.  I have trouble getting them into my ear with the little doo dad that keeps them there in the right place.  I was surprised the batteries don't last as long as I thought.  I really needed them, more that I really thought.  I knew my hearing was getting dim but not as much as it tested.  Thank God for good insurance that paid for most of them. 

Hope I get a printer soon and can get pictures.  This is driving me nutty.

I am so much enjoying "my girls" that come to the Bible Study I am leading.  They are wonderful young women who want to study.  I love them all. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Well, well, there will be no pictures for a while unless I can find some older ones.  My printer died, won't work at all now so have no way to read the camera card.  I should get a new printer in the next week or so however.

We are having a windstorm of all windstorms.  Since yesterday it has blown up to 70 mph here constantly.  We got some rain yesterday but now because the ground is frozen, we have standing water all over the place.  The arena is one large lake, there is a pond on the other side close to running into Ditto's pen.  May have to move her.  I think we will have to move Sage and Rosie tomorrow.  Its awful, then I suppose it will freeze and snow and we will be in a real fix. 

So that is my worry.  We had our Northeast Zone awards function for 2013 today.  We had an awesome turnout.  It was a light lunch and cake for $10.00.  It brought a lot more people that usual.  I know some people were disappointed we did not have a banquet but it turned out good.  It was certainly worth it.  I don't show any more but stay involved in the zone.  I enjoy being with horsey friends whatever they do with their horses. 

I sure am missing my girls.  I know we just saw them at Christmas but both are going through some trials and I want to hug on them.  Our boys live in Spokane but have not seen them longer.  Work schedules are a pain when mama's want to see their chilluns.

Take care,



Sunday, January 5, 2014

I guess if I wait until I have pictures to post, they will all be antiquie.  (Is that a word?)  I can not get my card reader to read my card and put the pictures on here. 

So we had a wonderful Christmas at our daughters homes.  We went to Everett on Monday to stay with Chrissy and to see Nikki in Marysville.  We had Christmas day at Nikki's with all her boys and their families.  It was a wonderful day.  I hated that they all had to work up to Christmas and then the days after but we had evenings and the 26th. Bob and I spent most of the day driving and moseying around the Everett waterfront.  The Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz is in and was sitting in the harbor.  It was an awesome sight for sure.  I can not imagine airplanes landing and taking off on it though.

We were so amazed that there was no snow up on Snoqualmie Pass.  The ski slopes were mostly brown dirt, no snow to speak of.  I feel bad for the people who depend on the snow for their living in the winter.

We came home on Friday, dry roads all the way.  Loved being with family but it is always good to be home. 

New Years Eve was spent quietly at home.  I watched horse training video's until 11:30.  Woke Bob up from the couch, took carrots out to the horses and came in in time to kiss Bob Happy New Year and to fall into bed.  New Years Day was just like any other day. 

Line dancing classes start up tomorrow.  It will keep me with some exercise and Tuesday I am going to start Yoga classes with my friend Lisa.  We neither have done it before but it sounds like something I can do.  She has Fibermyalgia so it should help us both.

Next week I am going to start teaching a Bible Study.  I have not done it for a while but love it and it keeps my mind active.  We are going to do a study called Stuck.  Its about the things in ourselves that keep us from moving ahead spiritually and emotionally.  It looks very good, for the gals and the teacher too.  It is not a study at church, just some gals who want a bible study.  They go to different churches I think.  I am excited to do that too. 

So that is our life over the holidays and up to date.  Can't ride, its too icy but take carrots and apples out to the horses.  They come hurrying when I go out. 

So lest you think I ran off somewhere, no just no pictures and keep trying to figure it out.