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post #14281 of 29437 Old 12-22-2013, 09:16 AM
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NM don't feel guilty for getting a little ride in.
People without horses don't get it.
A little R&R on your horse goes a long way, source of freedom, away from all others, horses can't talk back they just listen, you get to find center for a little while, then we all think a little more clearly.
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post #14282 of 29437 Old 12-22-2013, 09:30 AM
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Nicker - only you can know what the right thing to do is. It sounds like you and DH set your limits and both know how to keep each other healthy. That is all that matters. My DH has a saying - "guilt is not your emotion". Others try to make you feel guilty to get something from you they know they really shouldn't be asking for. To be strong for your husband, you need to keep yourself centered and horses help you to do that. Your husband knows that too and so you should not feel the least bit guilty about going riding.

Can you tell your FIL the plans you have already made and tell him that you and your DH are looking forward to his visit when DH gets settled at home where he can rest, relax and enjoy his dad's company much better?

Take care, and don't second guess the decisions you make as you know best right now.

P.S. I will carry my camera/ phone with me over the next few days to try to get a picture of the moose. There are lots around here, just we don't often see them so close as they are generally very shy and wary. It makes me happy to think they feel safe enough to hang out here, with us.
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post #14283 of 29437 Old 12-22-2013, 09:47 AM
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The day is getting closer all.
A few horse type Christmas cards.



Back to work.
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post #14284 of 29437 Old 12-22-2013, 10:53 AM
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The mooses are back!! Managed a quick pic at feeding time this morning. Not great clarity but the best I could do with my gloves off in -30 temps and trying not to get too close. I could have had a clearer picture but when they moved to a more open space my battery died. Phone is recharging and I'll try for a better picture this afternoon.

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post #14285 of 29437 Old 12-22-2013, 11:23 AM
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Wee Teeny Tree!
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post #14286 of 29437 Old 12-22-2013, 01:50 PM
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Nickers the last thing your husband needs is strss. Tell father in law No. You have other plans and will not be changing them he can see him when he gets home. You are to tired to travel back and forth for you I don't have the energy to look after him as well.

As for him commenting on riding your horse, take it in your stride and have as much riding as you need for it helps you cope. Sounds hard hitting, and it is, but, your husband does not want his father around at this time, and you don't need the added work transporting or accommodating him regardless of his health issues.

So in short say, sorry dad but you are going to have to wait untill we get home in a couple of days, or, make your own arrangments, and you wont be able to stay long with DH he needs rest. Now as for my riding my horse its how I am dealing with my stress and you have no business commenting on it. Love you. See you in a couple of days and hang up the phone. Or words to that effect. Nickers if he holds a grudge that's his problem not yours.

Good luck

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post #14287 of 29437 Old 12-22-2013, 04:10 PM
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Hey there, thanks for the moose pics Koolio!

Stanley, thanks for the kind support. As you can see by the pic...I'm back in the city. Booked myself a room at the Wyndham down the street from the hospital. Got the 'hospital' rate!! I think I'll have a martini when I arrive! it's close enough I could walk, buy FIL could never make it!

That being said, I left him at home. I called him when I got down here....he sounded like he was surprised I was here. sometime s he gets confused! Gotta love the guy tho. We might put him on a hospital bed hunt so DH can stay downstairs for a while.

And....non horse people just don't get it!

TJ, great looking tree!

Oh...bad news...the room # is D552.... Not B I don't know how I got that wrong....good news...there is no B552... So maybe he will get our notes.

I got a few Christmas decorations up prior to my departure as well as DHs new TV assembled. I am woman...hear me roar!
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post #14288 of 29437 Old 12-22-2013, 04:23 PM
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post #14289 of 29437 Old 12-22-2013, 09:31 PM
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Tj- glad you put your tree up. I like it!

Nicker, glad you left FIL at home. Stan is right, way too much stress for that.

I had a horrible day. Woke up in the middle of the night with a stomach virus. Sweating, nausea, and other unpleasant symptoms.

Mom has a court date tomorrow that I need to be with her for so I had to get in the car and drive almost 4 hours south, while suffering from one of the worst illnesses I have had in a long time.

I only had to stop twice.

I get settled into this house in a town that I HATE and around 4:00pm decide that I may be feeling a little better and should probably try to eat something.
The first bite I take, a crown on one of the my teeth comes off.

Underneath the crown, the tooth is a little ugly stub. I am 4 hours from home, have to be in court tomorrow, won't be back home until Tuesday and then we have Xmas.

Luckily, my hubby's best friend is my dentist. He told me to use Fixident to stick it on during the day, and take it out at night.

There must be some cement stuck in the crown because it doesn't fit quite right and hits the tooth above it every time I put my teeth together. If I didn't look like a toothless hag without it in, I would leave it out.

I just hate that I have to wait until Thursday to get this fixed.

Whatever Christmas spirit I had has been sucked right out of me.

The court date Mom has tomorrow is probably going to result in her losing this house. She owns it free and clear but she and Dad were in the middle of filing bankruptcy when he died in October. The lawyer is 90% sure the trustee is going to seize the house to pay off the debts.

Having to move is not a big deal, she needs to get out of the horrible town anyway and will be living in MD surrounded by family and friends by the end of the month, but we had been counting in being able to sell this house to help her pay rent. When they take the house, she loses that.

So, yeah, I am in a pretty rotten mood.

Whe my crown fell out this afternoon, I just had to laugh. It was like 2013 had to just throw one more punch. What a horrible, HORRIBLE year this has been.
2014 has to be better!

In better news, my stomach seems to have settled down a bit so whatever I ate or whatever bug I had seems to have gone away.

Sorry I have done nothing but whine in this post.

Maybe I should go back and look at my Santa hat on horses pics! They make me smile.
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post #14290 of 29437 Old 12-22-2013, 09:54 PM
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Ladonna, you have one weapon. Lick your right hand before you go into court. That should apply a nice dose of stomach virus to it. If the judge rules against you, shake hands with him as if you forgive him.......

Hmmmm. Maybe I see why I am on Santa's naughty list.....

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