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        12-15-2013, 12:51 AM
      #14191
    Yearling
    I made a mistake; I call me me Mum on Sundays...my days are getting way too slammed recently, anyone else having that issue?!

    Almost Merry Christmas!
         
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        12-15-2013, 07:46 AM
      #14192
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    Yes TJ, I woke up this morning several times thinking it HAD to be Monday and I was late for work.....my days are really messed up since I was off two this past week, and a couple this week. SO glad we get an entire two weeks off for the holiday! Woohoo!

    Happy Sunday everyone!
         
        12-15-2013, 08:21 AM
      #14193
    Green Broke
    Well, I'm retired & now that I'm back into the horses, the time just flies by! We need to get the C. Cards out,& on their way. I have a potluck to go to today,& we're looking for a dog that can be a companion to our big girl, that can stay outside w/her & fit calmly into our life. Definitely, no puppies! Also have to get geared up for our trip to So, Cal for DH's Dr. Visit in Jan. We usually also make a shopping trip out of it. I'm finding that now a day of shopping can be exhausting. Also, if the weather is freezing, we will have to make a very quick trip instead of a long W/E. We so miss our old friends.
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        12-15-2013, 05:30 PM
      #14194
    Yearling
    Today was warmer and sunny but way too muddy to even think about riding. The horses were slipping and sliding just walking around the farm.

    When I got out there, Isabella was sunning herself. The little mini, Lil Britches, was standing guard. It was too cute not to take a picture.
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        12-15-2013, 06:58 PM
      #14195
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by corgi    
    Today was warmer and sunny but way too muddy to even think about riding. The horses were slipping and sliding just walking around the farm.

    When I got out there, Isabella was sunning herself. The little mini, Lil Britches, was standing guard. It was too cute not to take a picture.
    I love Isabella's blanket and the little guy! He's too cute!

    I have mud envy We got freezing rain followed by blowing snow but did get milder temps this weekend. I did get in a quick ride this afternoon, but the deep snow was tough going even for Sam.
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        12-15-2013, 08:41 PM
      #14196
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    Well its blazing sun here but the weather is predicted to turn to custard and last through until christmas which I don't mind its is dry and not looking good for next year.

    Most kiwi males havs a little redneck in them its what we call a number 8 wire mentality. I did think of a biger his and hers pools and that was to cut a 25000 liter plastic water tank in half, put them side by side half in the ground and the deck and all but then some inspector from the counsel would want me to fence them off hence the smaller 44 gallon drums.

    My truck broke down in the weekend and I have had to take a day off work to fix it $400 dollars later. Not a good start to christmas.

    Nickers My heart was damaged through lack of blood flow and was slowing down. It took me 5 days to get to hospital. The specialist told me after they had stablised me through the night and got the beat rate up that I did not have another day. I just made it. They put stents in me and as luck would have it did not have to open me up. However that may be yet to come, as they told me the stents are only good for 5 years and two of them have gone.

    The heart itself was affected in the worst place posible for survival, but if one did survive the area damaged was also known to be the place that heals the best with little after effects. I do believe I was being looked after. The first attack I had was on the 23rd December and each day except christmas day. I think it was the afternoon of the 28th I drove myself to hospital I was going down hill fast and knew it. The repairs were completed on the morning of the 29th. A bit of rattling resumed a few days after. Well I had to make sure every thing still worked didn't I. Also, another thing they told me was after a couple of months rest I would be able to play half a round of golf, which was a huge surprise to me because, I could not play golf before the heart attack.

    And as for the other question. Things are not good, I have no idea where it is heading at this stage. Could be rifles at 20 paces or a chainsaw and cut every thing in half. Not sure how Bugs would handle that. However what will be will be. But i'll keep trying untill the bitter end. We have a couple of weeks off work so things might settle and improve, if not.

    Mature man for sale, folliclely challanged, (almost bald) high milage,(run in) has teeth and can still see, Not over weight, has a beer now and again, still in working order. Has horse, saddle and a float. Can throw together a feed if required, has a drivers licence, Cheep. and working.

    Keep positive NM he will be fine.
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        12-15-2013, 10:01 PM
      #14197
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    Oh Stanley....you crack me up.

    You take care of that heart of yours! glad you made it through all that....geez...funny how things work huh?

    Did chores today, ran to the school to pull things together. Took the dog with me...no big deal, I was the only one there. The mantanace guy came after church and locked me in...kinda weird being In that building all alone....there is one hallway that gives me the creeps....glad to have the dog, hahaha

    Returned to barn tonight to find Jay acting as if he didn't feel too well....I threw some hay is to satisfy them as I cleaned first...he usually digs in....he didn't. His whole facial expression was of discomfort....could see it in his eyes..

    As I cleaned, I found someone had the runs....at fist I thought it probably was Rainn with the new feed.....I checked both bumms...nothing. Then I thought maybe Jay since he was droopy and one of the piles was in the vicinity of where he was when I arrived. Then Rainn went, and it was fine, so...I think It was him.

    He seemed to be eating more eagerly by the time I left, and his gut sounds were good....I think he overindulged today. If we aren't careful he will eat all his hay, rains, and I left a little out in the shed for Rainn I case he booted her....mom said she saw him out there! . Bad boy.

    Came home, had dinner and watched a movie with DH. I should have been wrapping gifts...as I feel now that the surgery has been moved up a dah I'm running out of time to get things accomplished....but spending time with him is more important.

    I have to say...I am proud of myself at holding things together and being organized! . I'm keeping my mind on the matter...and focusing on being positive...now I have to stay away from the ones who aren't! I felt the anxiety oozing from my mother yesterday, and I think it's about this whole thing....I don't need that!

    Have I told you about my SIL, DHs sister? Not my favorite person....so this weekend was the 'cousins' Christmas, and we chose not to go. So I texted everyone and said "wish we were there, there In spirit". She wrote back, miss you guys...BUT WE ARE STILL HSVING FUn! Now, that may sound innocent enogh, but if you knew how self centered she was...all she is concerned about herself, partying and haing a good time...you would know why that irked me. I'm not saying they should be sitting there crying cause we aren't there...but she's famous for 'stickin' to us...especially me. I think she's jealous....she makes snide remarks all the time, like during thanksgiving, she called me Morgan Fairchild bc of my sweater. Long story short I called her on it..she denied it, but I said, she's besutiful, go ahead and call me that anytime! she makes fun of DH, her brother all the time too...we are always the brunt of her and her DHs jokes.... Whatever...

    THEN, DH told me that they all got home today around noon b/c SIL had to be somewhere today...we all usually car pool to the cousins. This irked both of us b/c last year we wanted to get home b/c Rainn was being delivered! That's a big deal!! But we were at their mercy, they drove....and they took their good old time....oh let's watch the football,game, let's run to TJ Maxx....almost intentioan we were both fuming. SIL KNEW Rainn was being delivered, and she just took her good old time getting us home. AND prior to going they assured us we would get home by noon so I could be there for the delivery.....nope! Or we would have driven ourselves....we got home at four.

    Oh well, that was then, this is now...just goes to show that it's all about her bc when she has to get home....they do....im not really getting all twisted over her...did that for too many years....just tellin a story.

    Who mentioned about horse smell? I intentionally hug my horses and hang on them prior to leaving the barn...ensuring some smell to linger on my clothes,

    Ok, I think that is it. I told you the surgery is on Wednesday now right?

    It's still cold....got more snow, and now it's blowing something fierce. I feel like I live in Canada! Hahaha

    Corgi, wow, I see bare ground in Those pics! I still haven't blanketed my two...they seem ok. Although Jay doesn't like the frozen ground.

    Have a good night all!
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        12-15-2013, 10:44 PM
      #14198
    Green Broke
    Ah Stan-sorry to hear of the problems. My truck did some weird things while driving to the party today-it really is time to sell it-I think the contacts closed & sent a super charge to the battery, but it's an excellent battery (Optima) so is ok. It corrected itself right away & was fine on the way home. I need a back bumper for my Sport Track, then I can get it re-registered. We put new wipers on it this week, & it got a new Optima when we went to CA last Sept. It gets better mileage than the V-8 Dodge. But, the CD player in it doesn't work-darn!
    At least, the radio works, although we don't get much choice of stations out here.

    NM-You are a dynamo-wishing you & your DH the best throughout this trying time.

    Another day closer-we got some of the cards out today, still have some more to address etc. Dh is still feeling pretty sick-it's starting to settle into his chest-this is the dangerous part, but he's staying pretty quiet & working on getting well.

    One day at a time-keep plugging onward.
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        12-16-2013, 08:30 AM
      #14199
    Yearling
    Hope everyone's people & trucks get to feeling better soon...

    Going to leave in in a little bit & go to Janice's. Can't wait to show her the headstall & reins, & have a Christmas card for her.

    Everyone take care of their hearts!!

    When I get home, going to go buy a PowerBall ticket & win it, of course, then take a quick trip to NZ & flick my pretty eyes @ Stan.....But seriously Stan, I hope things work out soon & good for the two of you. No more hurt hearts....

    Later, my friends..
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        12-16-2013, 09:17 AM
      #14200
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Koolio    
    Stan - you can tell Santa that red is my favorite color too, but I want mine with a front end loader and a three point hitch. Unfortunately, I think I will have to settle for hearing aids...

    Rick - it sounds like the house will be a good investment, especially if you can build up some "sweat equity". It is also good that you get some time to decide. As the economy improves, this may work out Very well for you. Do you have a guarantees purchase price until you decide?
    Yes. The purchase price is $145K and half of each monthly payment goes towards that purchase price.


    I wanted to respond to this before reading the rest as I didn't want to forget it. Lol
         

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