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post #1161 of 4299 Old 06-18-2013, 02:27 AM
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Apachie: I'm so, SO sorry that Serenity has been so ill, there isn't much scarier than an ill child, even when they are getting proper treatment, just because no one wants their baby sick! Next is a sick animal (since they can't talk), and finally, a sick husband, well, because they CAN talk! (just kidding, sorta) :0)

Maple: Totally SUCKS when people make the CHOICE to be impolite ASS-hats, because it comes down to a CHOICE, and 99% of the time it has ZERO to do with the person whom they are taking their BS out on (PAIGE...THINK OF "C" HERE totally!!)...I'm really so pleased for you getting your finances to such a great place; as that is truly such a weight off and an awesome feeling! At least you've got THAT to show for time spent around the poeple being're benefiting and they can just keep on BEING JERKS to their hearts content!

Paige: I'm so glad you guys got away for a few days. You needed get rid of the awful MIL-to-be!! :0) I'm also glad you're having the cholecystectomy. You'll feel tons better after, and THEN you can try for a baby once everything calms down. In fact, its quite a blessing you WEREN'T PREGO NOW...studies show that babies growing inside of stressed/overworked/unpleasantly treated (like by "C"!) mom's develop an overgrowth of catecholamine receptor sites, and in many cases will grow up to be kids who will try to SEEK OUT reasons to feel anxious to fill those stress-hormone-receptors! I believe it, as my mom was so stressed throughout her gestation with me, and I'm a stress ball 70% of the time. As well, my husbands ex-wife was a NUT THROUGHOUT her pregnancy with Jake, and he's an AWESOME KID, yet we literally had to a TRAIN HIM HOW TO REDIRECT "stress"into other, more productive emotions as a young did work, but he would cry or overworry at the drop of a hat until about age 12! THAT was tough to deal with! Anyway, God is wonderful, and puts miracles, such as children, into our lives at the right time, even if it doesn't always feel right to us when we have to WAIT.

OK...MORE stuff to say in a bit...gotta, well, PEE (am I classy or WHAT? Ugh. Sorry!) & also STARVING, so gonna eat something! (((hugs))) to y'all! :0)

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post #1162 of 4299 Old 06-19-2013, 10:06 AM
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Hope everyone is doing good! It's been crazy here. Grandparents will be here for a few more days, going to be sad to see them leave but makes for a good excuse to get back to FL for vacation in the fall when it starts getting cold.

Fair time is quickly approaching, lesson kids have been here working overtime to be sure they are ready. Kind of like the last cram session before finals lol. I've got a couple fair shows to judge in counties I've not been to before, always fun getting the feel for new areas. One of them I'm doing their individual western performance day (trail, reining, western riding) and I'm quite looking forward to it, it will be nice to watch & score and not have to stand in the center of an arena judging pleasure classes. I think I may have offended one club leader that asked me to send patterns for showmanship & horsemanship ahead of time, won't do it. Not my style. Those kids should be prepping and know the basics ahead of time and not have weeks in advance to work on the pattern. I want to see who pays attention to a pattern posted an hour in advance and is truly the best showman. Have I ever mentioned my students call me the "Showmanship Nazi"? Hands down my fave class and I set very high expectations for my students. DD is working on her sms with Stubby, she's got some added money open shows in her radar. (She is always looking for ways to add to her American Girl fund lol) Small fry classes but if she & pita pony can do what they do here in the pen, there's a good possibility my 45 lb kid and the 13.2 turd can whoop some adults in the open.
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post #1163 of 4299 Old 06-19-2013, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Well, we're snack dab in the middle of the Doce fire here in Northern Arizona...literally. The fire is 3-4 miles west of where I board Aires. So, I moved him to my parents' neighbor's house (it's vacant because the people moved to Wyoming or Montana to be cattle ranchers and haven't been able to sell their house yet). I moved him mainly because where I board is a designated evacuation facility, so by me moving him, she has an extra stall for evacuees. That and I just didn't want him that close to the fire because I know how unpredictable wildfires are, especially here where the wind changes direction in the blink of an eye. Hopefully I'll be able to take him back today since it looks like things have calmed down and now my parents are bugging me about him being there. We were also going to move my friend's two horses (she was more in the fire line than we were, but a few miles north of the fire), but they absolutely refused to load last night, so we left them be and decided to see what this morning brought. The fire still isn't contained, but it looks to be moving more west of us, so we should be okay. Now I just gotta see if it's okay to move Aires back to the stable.
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post #1164 of 4299 Old 06-19-2013, 01:27 PM
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Fingers crossed that the fires keep moving away. That's really scary.

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post #1165 of 4299 Old 06-19-2013, 02:22 PM
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Drafty, that is really scary. I remember the brush fires a few years ago...everyone was evacuating to work, dust was everywhere, it was hard to breathe, and ash kept falling on the freeway!

Crossing my fingers that your friend's horses are ok this morning.
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post #1166 of 4299 Old 06-19-2013, 02:36 PM
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Yikes - hope it all goes well and they all stay safe!

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post #1167 of 4299 Old 06-19-2013, 02:49 PM
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That's scary Paige. Be safe.
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post #1168 of 4299 Old 06-19-2013, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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The fire started yesterday around noon and by 4:30am this morning had already burned over 7,000 acres and was 0% contained. Not sure where it's at now. We could see the flames on Granite Mountain from my friend's house as we were trying to load the horses last night. We tried for two hours to load them with no luck. Ended up not getting home until 2am. My best friend lives just across the road from Granite Mountain (the base of the mountain is literally a mile or so from her house) and she boards where I used to, which is almost at the base of Granite Mountain. She put pics up on Facebook yesterday and they were SUPER scary. You could see individual trees and bushes burning right over the top of the barn. The fire skirted west of them and headed north toward the west side of where I live.

It appears the fire has swung west again, so it looks like we're all good here. I'm going to move Aires back to the stable tomorrow morning before work.
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post #1169 of 4299 Old 06-20-2013, 02:33 AM
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Paige, glad it seems to be moving away.

Mandy, I'm with you on the pattern thing. I've only had advance access to patterns at national shows, and that was only once we got there.

In the last few days, I've discovered I have to change meds because I had an allergic reaction to the sun, built a small flagstone patio by my water garden, and redid the stream that leads to it with granite and a really cool quartz-looking rock. If I remember, I will post pics tomorrow. The really cool thing is that it didn't cost anything. I had all that stone and concrete mix lying around. Yay!

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post #1170 of 4299 Old 06-20-2013, 10:51 AM
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I definitely want to see pictures. That sucks about the reaction to sun though. Hopefully there is something else you can be put on that won't cause that. Most doctors don't understand that horse people CANNOT just stay inside and hide from the sun like a lot of folks.
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