Hey, beautiful, mature (?), young at heart people!
I'm Karen, 59. 60 in September!!!???
Teacher, divorced 5 years ago (long, sad story, but I'm better now, thank you, Jesus), no children, but I teach preschool special ed, so I've always been as tired as a young mom of preschoolers.
One horse-- Journey--17 year old 15hh QH/Appy mare. She's been a big part of the healing of my heart since the divorce. I only have an acre in the edge of town, so she lives pasture board at a lesson/guided trail ride barn 10 minutes away.
Two dogs--Sasha, six year old aussie mix pound puppy, Sam, 6 month old Golden Retriever mix puppy gift from a friend. Just lost my old border collie mix, Josie. She was around 12. From the humane society, too.
I was in this thread at the beginning, I read, but don't often post. Busy, tired, whatever, but I do like to read and keep up with everyone. I pop in and say a few words every once in a while.
Country Woman, thanks for starting this thread. You are all very inspiring. Foxhunter is great for a Herriot-like story from her lifelong experience and Stan is good for a laugh, always. I think we all would like to have his wife's nickname: "She who must be obeyed".