I'm on some new medication, one of the side effects of which might be hallucinations, paranoia and psychotic episodes- but both the Dr and I agreed no-one would ever notice- My Dr's a HOOT!!! Ecco is pregnant with her first foal- FINALLY-(she's rising five) she saw fit to tell me the other day, except, unfortunately, it's a filly and I really wanted a colt, but never mind, a healthy foal is my first priority. This mare is fifth generation of my breeding, and is in foal to Rabbit (which is why I wanted a colt) who is her Grandfather, and her Great Grandfather, so it will be an exciting foal. And the weather is not quite so hot.
My daughter turns 4 tomorrow and she is SO EXCITED!!!
All horses are well BUT I am in the stage of saying "Maybe they are not bred at all" because I am tired of checking and there is no change! My friend thinks I might have fall foals???
When I have had foals before they nromally arrive 2 weeks after I convince myself that the mare is just fat!!!!!!!!!
But Life is good here, we are Happy even in the heat and humidity!!
Hope life and weather improves for those who are not doing so well in those departments!!
Oh, I almost forgot this morning, my daughter peed her bed, then came into my bed and did the same,my son took his diaper off and pooped in his crib for the third time, my incontenant dog peed her bed and my puppy peed in her crate. I checked my watch and it was 7.15 am!! I have done 4 loads of laundry this morning but nobody seems one bit upset except me!! So I packed the kids in the car and treated myself to a delicious large iced hazelnut coffee with xtra cream and now all is well!!!
My horses were good and peed and pooped where they were supposed to!!! I better run and make the most of this time my little man is sleeping!!
I've been feeling sorry for myself this morning, because we only have a small number of entries for our first Manitoba Stampede double show. Many had promised to come if we got a show closer to home, but that hasn't materialized.
We've had lots of rain in our area, so some can't even get their horses out to excercise. Others have company from overseas, but we're looking forward to having them come to the show to get in a good visit. Still others?? oh well! too busy!
I'll just be grateful for the ones who are coming, and for the people who are helping out.
The judges and steward have promised that we'll have a good time anyway, and I know they are right!
Last Friday I took my suburban (our ONLY rig) in to the tranny shop...they call back at noon, tell me I need a brand new tranny (wasn't a huge surprise, but a major disappointment!), AND AND AND a new ENGINE!!!!
Now THAT was a shock!!!
We still owed $4000 on it!!!!!:cold:
Then, get this, on the way home with the suburban, the tranny decided to go out completely and the engine blew at the SAME time!!!!!
Well, there is a happy ending to this story (after all, this is a GOOD NEWS thread, ins't it?
)... After I got the news about the suburban, we decided to to check out prices of used minivans, planning to go in Monday to trade the suburban in. Well, we went to this one dealer (Hertz) and decided to get the process started right then. They found us a nice minivan (2002), were working on our approval and such, then let us take the van out to get our kids and (unbeknownst (sp??)to them to pick up our suburban from the SHOP
). Well, that's when the engine and tranny gave out. I was soooooo upset. There went the deal.
Well, when I got back to the dealer, he felt for us and told us to have it towed there, they would take it as is and get me in that van no matter what. Hubby had also gotten a raise that day (wasn't suppose to show up for another month). It all just fell into place. It was amazing. The floor manager (who we were working with) was NOT suppose to be there that day, they NEVER take in dead rigs, John's raise appeared early, we got the ball rolling on the deal BEFORE the suburban went kaput (otherwise, they would NOT have made the deal), we got the ball rolling on THAT day rather than waiting over the weekend as planned. I swear it all just felt like fate, kismet, divine intervention or whatever. We would have been so screwed if we'd not been working on a deal just before the engine and tranny blew!!!
OK, that is my great news. Now there is a downside, I no longer have a rig to pull our horse trailer!
Not sure what's going to happen with that. May have to buy an old truck to do it, at least just to get it to the vet if necessary.
Our first grand son (now 9) is spending a week with us...... He has not been able to stay with us without his parents for several summers now....... Some of you forum oldies may remember the picture of him bending over kissing one of our horses nose when he was two....... He is now learning what it takes to take care of these horses.. After finishing the chores the other night he said "geez you have to do a lot of WORK for these horses ".......................... The picture is of him & grand daddy from a local show this week.. ( The avatar is his sister )...... We are headed outside to teach him how to give the horses a bath. So hot here we may end up in a water fight................................... Edited to say he is our only grand son.. The other three are grand daughters....... Oh & he didn't want to help bathe the horses. Said he helped grand daddy bathe one yesterday. I get the feeling if he has to do a chore more than once he does not want animals.
We got a break from the horrible humidity that has been plaguing us for the last few weeks finally yesterday! The horses were loving it!!! I got a chance to go out and mow the property so the horses are not up in knee high grass grazing.
I took my puppy Lakota out to Pet Smart so she could pick out some toys and she was enjoying herself so much! She even had a crowd around her just petting her and cooing...LOL !!!!
It's a beautiful day, altho hot and somewhat humid, but the sun is out, my horses are happy, I finished grocery shopping and now I can kick back, play with the dogs, and enjoy the rest of the day/evening!
I feel happy and very thankful for a lot of things this year.
Obviously, I am happy, thankful and still in awe that I have three amazing horses coming from Erica: DunIT, Sunny & Destiny. I feel like I've never been so horse lucky as I have been in being able to have these horses in my future.
The truth is I am as happy that I'm dealing with Erica Killion to get these horses as I am happy about the individual horses. Erica is so wonderful and I respect and admire her a lot. She is already a wonderful mentor and valuable source of informance and guidance.
Additionally, I feel happy about my business / job. I am blessed in that department to have a career I really enjoy and to be sharing it with my business partner of 10 years -- my DAD. Sure wouldn't have seen this coming even 15 years ago. Neither of us would have!
My puppy, Kelsey, makes me smile all the time. Every day, I love her even more. All my dogs, I just love them so much I feel like my heart could explode from it when I reflect.
I am happy that I have gotten closer to CKC / Kim. She is a true friend and someone I can talk to and blow off steam when I need to. She and I have been through a lot together.
This "place" here is another thing I am happy and thankful for. It's so nice to have a place to come to for advice, to share good news, to help others and to be helped, and just to "talk horses".
AND I am happy for this thread, which is making me sit here and think of how MANY things in my life make me happy.
good news here-- my nephew's house burned to the ground. He was inside sleeping & some neighbours came by & made enough noise to waken him. He got out through a bedroom window, with only his gotchie's. but he got out. Wife & kids were away -- he works night shift so was sleeping after supper.
LOTS & LOTS to be happy about here -- they have 4 girls -- twins age 6 , one age 9 & one age 11.