Hello all you mature people over 40!
Sorry I've been gone but ...like everyone else, I've been busy. I confess I will stay away because when I do come to the HF, I'm going to spend a couple of days reading and replying and reading and posting and I just lose track of all things and sit on my fat keister and have fun.
My husband has been working extra hours on top of his commute and I'm selling stuff on ebay
so it's up at 4:30 for both of us and to bed at 9:30 - no later than 10:30. There's not a lot of free time.
Ebay takes TOO MUCH for the return, but at this point in our lives ANY return is better than none. So I do it for the pittance, and I'm glad to get it, too.
Had some interesting rides on Teddy - I'll write about them soon (if I can). I did do a post here about his very forward gait and crazylegs trot if you're interested (in the horse riding area). We had to put on a new garage roof and had a visit with the granddaughter, we had a healthcare shockerooney (like a million others, husband lost the so called junk plan and now will have to pay for the nice ACA expensive plan - we're not eligible for any credits or help, which is a good thing, but not.).
Teddy and I did a "fun" show and he didn't run down the straightaway sideways like the last time. I'm learning to longe or lunge whatever the spelling is, and now I get to help exercise my beloved Lilly Clabber, pissy mare quarterhorse and finest western horse in the world. Might not hurt to longe that knucklehead Teddy before our lessons because his trot is jarring.
As it is, I'm enjoying catching up a little bit with yous. I can't read ALL the way back but I can read some of the ways.
Nicker, you have some idiot friends. I'm sure they're good people but picking up a phone doesn't take a whole lot of effort. Then again, friends are friends, warts and all and it's good to have them. You can vent here and no harm done, no defensive stances or finger pointing and no one knows you'd like to kick someone in their pants.
HAPPY BDAY KOOLIO - congrats on the trotting. God save us all from mad crazy trot in cold or hot weather. My boy trots like he's earnestly trying to help you dislodge any loose teeth you might have.
Cacowgirl, from what I'm learning, that's how it's properly done - get the girl properly schooled so she's relaxed when it's time to integrate and school her offspring. Good luck with your 20 lbs. If you find a magic bullet, do let me in on it because I've got at least that to try to dislodge myself.
Critter - I'm sorry you're hurt. With stitches, take some care...but you're a smart girl ...you know you have to be cautious with a hand and let it properly heal.....
Okeee...gotta try to catch up. Great pictures - especially Rick with your family. Really lovely. Love all the horse pictures, upright, drugged...its all good. (I have a revenge shot of my boy sleeping - a clear shot of his huge gut in that thread I mentioned but I think I'll put it up here too!)
Thanks for sharing.
Alex, ususually when a kid starts acting out it's because he's secure enough to express all the negativitiy he's stored up. It's no consolation that he's being a turd head but it's real. He can't deal with what he won't show. It's a royal pain it's being expressed to you. I wish you good luck and a world of patience and quick rewards. I hope he comes to his senses soon.
I hope all is well with all of you - and your kids.. ALex's boy and Ricks baby. I have fingers and toes crossed for you and the kids.
You're a great bunch of people. ...so good to have a place here to fool around, now and again. I wish it could be more...........