Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A big weekend

Even with a nagging back injury I had a banner weekend. My friend Billy came to visit. I qualified my horse to do Search and Rescue. I used my horse trailer on it's maiden voyage! All in all it was very good.
This is Spring Break week with Duncan so my blog-time may be limited.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thankful Thursday

You see that older model Explorer behind the found windows? Today in spite of itself I am thankful for it. I have managed to have two flats (Same tire) and a starter go on it. I am tempted to be angry at said car...BUT...she has 250K miles on her. She drags us through snow and rain and all sorts of silliness..and generally has been a good car for us.
I have pulled my back, learned that some people don't come when you call for help and learned that even new tires find nails and corode away their valve stems. However, in all this I had my Dad come to my rescue, a friend from church stop to see if we were okay, my good and true friends calling to check on my back and my hubby picking up teh slack at home.
The silver lining is there, when I look.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Such a bad blogger...

I have been so busy with horses, horse trailers, trucks, BMV stuff that I have foresaken my blog-pals. I give you a Daffodil to say "I am sorry" I will carry my camera about today...and get some new pictures so that I can get pics of things about which to blog!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thankful Thursday

It's Wednesday night and my Thankful Thursday is I won't be here to blog for it tomorrow. My friend Martha and I are taking our ponies to some trails, splashing through creeks, raising our faces to the Spring sun and seizing the day.
So it is SPRING, Friends, Horses, trails and just general WOO HOO!

Monday, March 15, 2010

The best compliments!

I apologize for being a slacker in the way of posting to the blog. With purchasing the truck and trailer, riding my horse, getting farrier work done and the like I have been a crazy-busy gal.

I have had TWO very wonderful compliments by visitors to my home. My neighbor's young(18YO) daughter said "I love your house, it feels so welcoming" and yetserday my farrier said "You have a very nice house".

Having taken our house from "Not ours and okay" to notable makes me happy. I can see all the thigns that need work, the trim needing replaced, those hollow core doors...but it is HOME...and the fact that outsiders notice immediately that it is 'home'...makes me happy. After all, isn't that was Cottage Style is....? It isn't a paint color or a theme...it is a FEELING! I have acheived it and I am proud!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday

This blog post was a no-brainer. This week my dear Farrier (guy who trims horse hooves) worked me an awesome deal with some other clients and I got:
and a horse trailer...pictures later.

It means no more "asking friends" to go on to a lesson or clinic. YAY!
So I am thankful for my wonderful farrier (see friends post last week :D) and for patience paying off with a good deal. I am blessed!~

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Chalkboard Wagon!

I was SO jealous of everyone's little chalkboards I made one. I showed you guys! LOL

So I bought this:

Did this:

and ta da....
and if that isn't happy enough I found THESE beside my shop today!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Thursday already?

It is easier to be grateful on a SUNNY Thursday!

Today I am thankful for my dear friends. The other day my dear friend Daryl called to tell me she thought I rocked...or something like that. Then I asked her if she was dying or something. After she explained she was reading a book that said if you have friends that you trust, can tell your life to, laugh with, cry with and trust you need to tell them.

I guess the deal is if you have ONE of these friends you are doing well....I seem to be pretty blessed I have a couple of them.

So today, I am Thankful for all my friends, be they "A list" friends, acquaintances, family and even my bloggy-pals. They make my life better...even their quirks make my life more fun.

Love you guys!

Look even chickens know things are more fun together! :D

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Warmer and peeking plants

This is last years picture, but I am seeing this again. This sign that it might be SOON. Winter may actually be taking a hint.
Bring on the fence mending and workshop finishing chores.

Monday, March 1, 2010

DH Birthday

This weekend was Jay's Birthday!
Well, technically he is a LEAP BABY so he doesn't get one this year, but I let him 'party' anyway. Duncan and I left the house early, letting Jay sleep in about two hours. Now THAT is a gift. Then we brought home donuts for him. For lunch we went to our fave Mexican restaurant and Jay enjoyed and Duncan thought it was HIS party! :D

We got someone to hang out at our house while Duncan slept and went to see WOLFMAN, the movie and ate popcorn. Overall it was a carb-heavy, restful day for Jay...I hope he liked it.

Happy Birthday Honey!