Monday, January 11, 2010

Been Vewy Vewy Busy

I will start posting again soon, but I have been very wrapped up in some non computerized projects as of late. Things like Christmas, and birthdays, and horses.... all things that do not work if I am on the computer all the time. Tomorrow is my son's first birthday. It will be fun, I'm sure. He's just so easy to deal with. He loves everything, and is happy most of the time, even when you consider that he has a stuffy nose, he is just Mr.Sunshine. So, although I can't tell you exactly what I'm doing for his party, it does have something to do with this little guy.
Trying to keep the house somewhat inhabitable, Math with Mr.Grumpy Larry, and organizing the kitchen have been eating up lots of house time. Not to mention the handling of the animals, feeding of said animals, and riding when I have the time - it's all english this time of year. I don't like to get my leather wet, and the Weaver just happens to be english, so..... there ya go.
Speaking of horsey things, I have been hard at work creating Lady's memorial-tribute-rememberance item. I'm still not totally sure what I want to do. I have some great ideas, and may end up having to do more than one thing. But, as a result, I am learning some new tricks - like braiding and hitching horsehair. It's a little harder than it looks to be. Mostly because the hair is so.... darn.... uncooperative.

Much like it's previous residence (Lady's mane and/or tail) But, when this sucker is done, it will be nice, for me at least. This is one area that I have to say to hell with what everyone else thinks of it. This is about me & her, and the love we had so there. (you can read about the beginnings of the whole sordid affair here :

But, I am rambling again. BAH. To the kitchen with me.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Checklist for a Looney

OK. Let's see, what can I do in honor of New Years? Hmmmm....

Horses fed? - check.
Drag the english saddle in through the blowing wind & lake effect snow while my fingers froze shut because I forgot to put on gloves before I went out? - check.
Cleaned the saddles, touched up the headstalls, bits & blankets.
Now, we wait.
The snow is falling faster now, and the wind is making some impressive drifts in the back yard. That can only mean one thing.

Are you ready?

Ya sure?

Ok then. I warned ya.

It is time to bust some snow drifts. Waiting for the lake effect to finish up. Should be done by sunday night, but I'll know for sure by Sunday morning. YAY!!
Of course, that will bring up a whole different set of issues. Like, baby sitter for one. But, I'm sure I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Also have a doctors appointment in Kalamazoo to head to (yes, there really is a place called Kalamazoo)first thing Monday morning, then maybe to help Deanna at the shop with a sign, then finally, I will go ride. Though, if the wind is not too bad, then I will go on sunday. I can't wait to bust through those drifts on horseback. It is one of the highlights of wintertime here. :D

Happy New year, everybody!