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        12-12-2013, 12:06 PM
      #1471
    Foal
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    Tom is in NJ texting me pictures of fancy steak dinners that his employer is paying for. Good for him. Glad one of us is having fun.
    What a turd!!! Try to stay sane!!!

    Its starting to get cold up here in KS and we are supposed to get rain and ice tonight. Wish I didn't have to work at my part time job tonight so I could ride, its supposed to get up to 38`F this afternoon!
         
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        12-12-2013, 03:46 PM
      #1472
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    Drafty - good to hear from you, I do think about you lot on here when I actually have a chance to sit down on the comp... which isn't often these days.

    CHristmas means I am insanely busy.... argh... I hope you all get a chance to relax over the holidays because my only full day off appears to be xmas day itself. Other than that, the next two weeks are jam packed between the two jobs as I count down to the new year.

    My horses are still happy out, doing nothing but coming into a warm bed and night and getting out for a pick of grass for about 10 hours every day. I say both will be in for a shock on Sat when the saddles come out as DD is askin to go riding! :)

    I've managed to get out socializing with friends a few times over the last month... can I just say there are HUGE benefits to workin in a bar/club... never standing too long waitin on a drink, knowing I'm safe as the security eyeballs anybody who as much as looks at me the wrong way, plus cheaper drinks and no admission fees :)

    Since having DD over 6 years ago, I've had NO social life. I was left holdin the baby while DH got to continue his way of life. This new sense of freedom I feel is doing me the world of good mentally. I've spent the last 6 years incredibly homesick and miserable.... since startin my second job, meeting new people and getting out - I feel so much more content.
         
        12-15-2013, 09:52 AM
      #1473
    Showing
    Glad to hear the job is good Maple!

    Kind of excited about tomorrow. A good friend is having her baby, scheduled c-section. Her hubby is serving with the Navy in Afghanistan and isn't getting leave to come home. I can't even imagine how hard that is. I'm going with her tomorrow, pretty excited about it. I was supposed to go in with my sister when my nephew was born but emergency c section meant only one person could go so her hubby went. My friend's mom is her person but she's not sure she can handle it so I'm going with. Her thinking was that if I have been through lots of foalings (probably well over a hundred at this point) that I can handle one human birth. Lol.

    Winter is officially here. We got 9" of snow Fri night to Sat afternoon. Ick. I'm not a fan. If only I could pick up my farm and plop it down somewhere that didn't have real winters but still had awesome spring (hay)....

    A few quick snaps off the porch yesterday morning while it was still snowing. Plan to get some of the farm & nags today.

    Garden pond waterfall
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    Part of my driveway
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    Smelly Dell, snow makes him go into hunting mode. Only positive to the snow is it will have the birds bedded down. Hopefully he & DH bring home pheasant for dinner tonight!
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        12-16-2013, 09:39 AM
      #1474
    Weanling
    I hope your friends c-section goes well MH, I had 2 (one emergency, one sort of planned) Bonus of a planned one is you recover pretty fast, I had the c-section at 4pm, had the epidural out and was up showering by 8am the next day. Would have been happy to be home the next day if dd wasn't unwell with jaundice. I'm sure your friend will handle it just fine.

    It's summer here, and so hot that riding lessons for dd were cancelled this week. It was 36 Celsius by 10am on Saturday, too hot to ride. We couldn't go on her other day because a bush fire nearby closed the riding school for a couple of days for safety reasons. I've never seen snow but right now I think I'd welcome it ! I hate summer!
         
        12-16-2013, 09:52 AM
      #1475
    Foal
    Yikes Vickie!! Fires scare me, I'm glad all the horses and staff at the riding facility were safe! Yeah I hate summer too, at least in the winter as long as its above 32`F we ride. In the summer and heat there isn't much hope for riding :'(
         
        12-16-2013, 09:59 AM
      #1476
    Weanling
    Fire was a couple of kilometres away, and was under control, but the road to the school is a single lane dirt road through 12 km of bush/forest so she didn't want anyone to risk getting caught if the fire got going.

    This week should be cooler, not getting over 30 C for the next five days so lessons should be back on.
         
        12-16-2013, 10:34 AM
      #1477
    Started
    Wow VickiRose - glad you're ok.

    It's kind of mind boggling that lessons in Australia are getting cancelled due to extreme heat and lessons in the US are getting cancelled because of extreme cold & ice.
         
        12-16-2013, 06:54 PM
      #1478
    Showing
    If there's one thing I'm grateful for during this time of year, it's our mild weather. We have had a couple of days that were in the high-30s and low-40s, but today it's 65F and sunny. Wish it could have been this warm when I was feeding my friend's horses this last week and had to fish ice out of the trough. Bare hands + icy water + chunks of ice + 12F = very cold. Lol

    Frlsgirl, my BO is amazing. The low cost of board is part of the reason I went with her over a couple of other places I was looking at. Plus, she's literally two miles from where I'm living right now. If it wasn't for her, I'd have to sell Aires. For the $185, he was in an outdoor mare-motel-type stall, which was great because he won't go into a barn anyway. Lol For $225, I could have put him in a barn stall with a slightly bigger run, but he wouldn't use the indoor stall anyway, so I'd rather save the $40/month. Heck, if I had known she offered turn-out board for even cheaper, I would have just gone with that. Bugger doesn't use his shelter anyway. Lol

    Things have changed yet again with my living situation. Connie is now saying we have to be out in two months and she means it this time (she did this same thing to us earlier this year). So, I'm still packing everything up and getting rid of some excess furniture. Nothing I haven't done before. I've gotten pretty used to being transient.

    Hope everyone's week before Christmas isn't too crazy.
         
        12-17-2013, 09:02 AM
      #1479
    Showing
    My friend had a smooth delivery. The Dr. Was awesome, my friend wanted pictures of the whole thing, usually they don't let anyone past the curtain but her Dr. Let me. She asked me several times if I could handle the blood & such and after telling her I've been through hundreds of foalings and pulled a few calves she just giggled and got me a stool. Put the stool at the end of the surgical table back a few feet from her tool table, so I could stand high enough to take pictures above the surgical field. What an amazing experience it was getting to see the whole thing. My friend's mom stayed with her behind the curtain and I watched the c-section and took pictures. Memphis (I adore the name!) arrived perfect and adorable!

    Paige, I really want to put a boot in her butt. I'm sorry you have to deal with her.
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        12-17-2013, 10:00 AM
      #1480
    Weanling
    Glad it well MH, they didn't get a screen up till halfway through my first ( emergency) c-section, so DH got to see quite a bit. He went a bit green though LOL. You must have nerves of steel
    Memphis is a cute name, boy or girl?

    Drafty, I'm truly starting to dislike your boyfriend's mother, not a nice person!

    I'd be hopeless in serious cold weather like you guys get, we average about 10 - 15 C in the day in winter, with around 0 - 5 C at night. That's like your spring LOL! In my defence, it rains heaps and can be very windy. But I hate our summers, too hot and no rain for months. I'm an autumn and spring girl
         

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