Grow a pair - I tell the kids all the time, I have a pair, I just wear them a little higher.
I was about 15 pages behind. So I read the first 5, and then the last one. Sereno, that's not a house, that's a hotel. You surely can't need all that space, and can take us all in, at least for a vacation.
You are my new future husband, so be warned about that.
Many changes here on team AlexS, I got 2 new foster kids, and one can upset the balance so a few new ones back to back is harder. I checked my list, they are kids #25, and 26.
Kid 3, first new kid in, is brilliant. He's been kicked out of three homes in the past 6 months, I don't know why. I tend to take the worst kids, and this 3 house reject might be up there on my list of the best kids. He's on a par right now with kid 1, and that's hard to come by, I'd adopt kid 1 if I could.
Kid 4, not so much. He's tiny, and only 14. And cute as hell. He's adorable looking, looks like he is 10, and could be a model. But heck he is bad. I want to use the expression rotten to the core, as that's what comes to mind, but I don't believe that kids can be - but he is that bad. Many updates will follow about kid 4, betcha! He's just bad.
(This entry is in reply to Stan, mostly, posted 5/08, but it's for all of you too, who have been so helpful). Stan, I read first section of your blog, re Stella, & your cardiac episode. Imprinted in my head the symptoms, as an an EMT-B, for something to be aware of w/the med calls I have (& **** yr tough). As for my HorseAdventureBegunAgain: no, I won't give in, but have to accept current $facts. Will have 3rd lesson May 26. Can't go volunteer tomorrow & likely May 19, because of other stuff, but now I know the muscles I need to concentrate on for the next 2 wks, while I get my life in order somewhat/as possible. I'm going to be able to afford lessons every 2 wks, on Sundays following payday Tuesdays. In-between Sundays I can volunteer. This every 2wk lesson schedule is more than likely till end of the year (instructor said she has to have a firm thing, for the good of the horse), but it's the best I can do. @ least am beginning again,can work on my old-yet-not-so-old body (just neglected), & maybe get my lost piece (peace?) of heart/soul back. Thanks for listening, you'all out there. I'll be back, no giving in. Light a candle for me for physical progress; as for the fear, my 2nd lesson was so good I can carry it w/me, & visualize that, yes, I can do this.
Thanks for having a read. Im not much of a writer I tend to say it as it is.
You will get all of the support and encouragement from the folks who contribute to this thread. We come from all walks of life and riding experiences. My riding is treking so I only want the horse to walk which makes me a not so good rider above that speed. However others on this thread, Hunter65, Critter sitter, Roadyy, just to name a few are very experienced and have a wealth of knowledge that can be drawn upon.
I have not had riding lessons its been a climb on and hang on experience. I have learnt and are still learning to read the horse and what it is telling me. When I stopped trying to impress my will on my horses and began to watch their reactions and inter actions, I started to go ahead with my riding.
So get fit, at our age that is easer said than done. Have lessons, ask questions of the folks on this thread because the answers will be drawn from experience. And go for a ride or be with the horse as often as you can. Sereno said it best a couple of pages back. This thread is full of mature people who do not judge each other or take offence.
And now I am in a loop of thinking I should keep up with the over 30s thread, I am only 37 (you hear that Sereno?)
But then it's about 10 pages reading to catch up there too, I don't think I have the effort.
I was about to go back to the dark side and save you. I'm a little put out Sereno has taken my place, however at 37 we give some allowance for the chopping and changing of the mind. 37 that's closer to 40 than 30 so don't you dare move on, allowances have been made for your wit, WE WOULD MISS IT.
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! I wish you a wonderful day.
Alex, I am amazed at all you do for your foster kids. I hope they show you their appreciation on Mother's Day by doing something nice for you.
I think I will spend the day around the "farm" with my kids. Maybe do a little riding and some outdoor chores. We have some clean-up, sorting and planning to do for the barn and it is "poop" day. This means we use the quad and a cart to go around the pasture and pick up the poop. Strangely, it is a job the kids and I always have fun doing. A simple outdoor job and time to talk and be together is always a good time. We will also make our traditional trip to the local greenhouse to find some plants and shrubs for the yard. This year, I am working on expanding my berry patch and looking for plants for outside my barn.
I am so fortunate to have wonderful kids who like to spend time with us. I do wish my own mom lived closer so I could spend some time with her on Mothers Day, but a phone call will have to do.