Sunday, January 15, 2012

What's Going On??

A LOT! And, well, not a lot! Seems like we're alway busy but nothing to get excited about!

Mike started back to school last Monday. For the two weeks leading up to the big first day, he fussed and fretted. On day two, he almost had a complete meltdown, worried that he would completely fail and end up having to pay all the tuition money back and not have a job. It was like he ran head first into the estrogen cabinet - he sounded like a whiney, bitchy little girl! But then again, he hasn't been in school for over ten years, so I can see why he might be uptight about it. Tomorrow starts week two and hopefully, it'll go better for him!

I have been working still, supporting the division Director since his Administrative Assistant took a new job. There is a possibility that they will offer the job to me on a permanent basis, but that is not guaranteed. If it happens, it'll be a serious bump in pay for me. But I'll count that chicken when (and IF) it happens.

The horse numbers are the same and are stable. There are nine here at home. Millie came home in early December and after a ride and a cold snap, she caught a little cold, which she passed to Bullwinkle, so the youngsters were coughing. An anti-bacterial from the vet cleared it right up. The horses at the house are: Millie, Bullwinkle, Angel, Jazzy, Roger, Lucy, Ticket, Texas Chili, and Foxy. They are all fat and fuzzy and happy.

Kizzy, our newest addition, is growing like a weed. She has stayed proportional and (in my opinion) is THE CUTEST yellow Lab EVER! It's been several weeks since she's had an accident in the house, but she has taken to digging. Jasper decided that was great fun and joined in. So there are now several potholes in the yard, which annoys the crap out of me, but hey, she IS still a puppy! Rylee and Weenie watch from inside at the sliding glass door and tattle on them, so they barely get a new hole started and they get into trouble. GOOD GIRL RYLEE!!

We haven't had much of a winter. On December 39, the high for the day was 50 degrees! It has cooled off some, though today is around 40 degrees. The weatherman keeps saying it's going to snow, but it never materializes. Being a weatherman is the only job I know of where you can be wrong 75% of the time and still keep your job!

So, for the most part, my week consists of work until Thursday, picking up poop on Friday, running around or riding on Saturday, and hanging out doing as little as I can get away with on Sunday.

I did go for a ride with my new neighbor today. Angel was a little stinker! She kept "spooking" and whipping around. It was like she would walk along, see something, think "Yikes!" and spin around. Apparently, monsters live everywhere!

My neighbor's dog likes to go along at his own pace, and we had to stop and wait for him several times. Then once, we waited and waited and he just stood there. Then it occurred to us that he was stuck in the middle of a field of tackweeds. So Maranda got off and bailed him out. That was an exercise in itself, because she had decided to pony her second horse. There horses were fine and she was able to rescue the dog. Riding into the breeze coming back was cold but over-all, it was a great time!

Remember, the best view is that which is framed by the ears of a horse!


mrscravitz said...

I didn't know December had 39 days in it! :))

Also on the hole digging....put their dog poop in it and they won't dig in that spot anymore.....

You might run out of poop though! teehee

Karen V said...

They changed it... keep up, will ya? LOL! OOPS!

We DO put poop in it. Problem is they keep digging more. Mike said he was going to quit picking it up, but then they'll move to the flowerbeds. We will just have to stay on them and not leave them out for so long. BTW - the digging ALWAYS happens when Mike is home... what does THAT tell you?