A Lacey video!!
I forgot to change my exposure settings (photo class project=stuff with exposure settings) so this ended up being taken slightly underexposed. I tried to fix it with Youtube and while it's better, still super bright. Sorry ya'll! But Lacey does make a ton of funny faces!!
I guess her shoulder was UNBELIEVABLY itchy. :P
Based on what you're saying/my VERY similar experience to yours, I definitely feel like something is happening with you two! I think the "zoo trip" is more than just a trip too, I had a similar thing happen (planning a 'hanging out' as friends, talking about it, looking forward to it etc and then it actually causing our relationship that) and I dunno how to explain but I felt the same way as you, that our talking about it was hiding "more", and it sounds EXACTLY like what you're describing.
Somethings brewing girl! Try not to explode from tension, I had this exact same thing happen to me, I KNOW how it feels, if you need to talk let me know, and you MUST tell us what happens at the zoo/keep us fully updated.
Love your journal and horse/goats.
I'm really glad you "get it," paintsrule!! Makes me feel less crazy. Haha We'll see, of course, but there's been a definite shift in the tone of our interactions post "cool-together-forever." Of course, it could just be that he's really close to graduating and is feeling more "snuggly" towards all his friends as a result...but who knows. I can hope, right?
On that front, I tried texting him on Monday to set up a day for our zoo-thing...but, silly me, I forgot it was finals and therefore he was all "I'm too focused on finals to plan anything but I DO want to do it!!".......and then he thanked me for being "proactive." Thanks, dude, for making me feel 80!! He meant it in a good way but still.
So I told him the days I'm available and suggested this coming Monday, then told him some jokes, and left it at that.
We'll see what happens.
I WAS glad that he basically told me "no" though. He's pretty "yes-yes-yes" to everyone, all the time, and it's nice to see that he actually has "I can't do this right now" in his system.
On the animal front, being out at night has been agreeing with everybody and they all seem to be doing super well!
Lacey's been "upgraded" to the grazing muzzle with a small hole (she has one that has a 2.5"diameter hole and another that has a 1" hole - she's in the 1" hole now!) and she's VERY mad about it. Every evening she practically begs to have it taken off - makes it super easy to get her down to the shed for "dinner" since she refuses to leave my side at that point.
But she was getting fat...ter. Can't allow that! That's my goal for this summer - keep her at a healthy weight, or as close to a healthy weight, as possible. Fingers crossed!
Her neck is the only thing that's "obese" about her right now which is GREAT! Usually she gets wither fat pads, shoulder fat pads, and a really cresty neck that WILL NOT come off once the spring grass comes in. So her neck being the only fatty thing right now is a real improvement! Her ribs are even still easily felt. I'm really excited about it! Hahaha
[and, just for the record, because this is one of my most favorite facts - you know how I take photos of animals? Like the style, hopefully capturing a bit of who they are, on the inside? Gentleman Friend does 100% the same thing, only with people. And he has a hard time photographing animals - just like I couldn't photograph people if my life depended on it! It's great.]
There's this cat that sometimes walks me up to the pasture - I've named her "Maggie" inside my head. She's REALLY friendly. And super tiny - maybe 5lbs. Like 1/3 the size of my personal cat. Hahahha
Atticus...and Hannibal. Hahaha!
Then, after dinner, I sat in the grass for a while. Atti and Lacey were just grazing but Haze decided to come over and say hi.
I'm always so honored when she seeks me out. She's really not "friendly" in a basic sense.. She's more of an introvert - lots of watching and thinking, not a whole lot of action. Anyway, so her wanting to check me out is always really special.
If you had asked me in September, I would have told you that there was no way on earth that I would ever become so attached to a GOAT. Famous last words, eh? Haha
Things have been crazy and not in a great way. My cat got super super sick last week (hellllllllo hot vet) AND it's been midterms so things have been really hectic. That kinda "put out fires as they spring up, only to have more pop up" sort of situation! Haha
I'll try to update tonight or tomorrow with pictures and such. :)
Booth is doing SO much better, practically healed, and Lacey+the G's are doing well too.
Basically I'm still pretty super busy so I don't really have the time to share any stories (nothing exciting, mind you. Gentleman Friend is being weird [normal?] again=I've decided to not worry about it - we're friends and if he wants it to be more than that, he can say something about it. I'm done. Haha And then there are a few funny life-type stories, I'll try to share those soon!!) but I do have time to share some of my favoritest pictures from the last week+!!
First, Multnomah Falls! For those of you who don't know, it's a waterfall that I guess is pretty famous. I'm not sure WHY specifically...but it is pretty!
Then, a few weeks ago, I had to hose Lacey off before "bed" (it was in the mid-80's and she was not holding up well to the heat...I'm concerned for when it gets hotter... :/ ) and she felt very frisky!
Poor Hazel, always getting caught in Lacey's line of "fire."
Then, just a rando Lacey shot...
Partners in crime.
[and of course, as soon as I say I'm "giving up" on Gentleman Friend, he literally just randomly texted me to "talk." WHAT.]
Nope! Haven't heard. :( All I know is that she got adopted back in December-ish by a man who lives about 30 minutes to the East of me.
I understand why they do it, but that rescue doesn't share much about their "unpopular" rescues. The babies and the REALLY starving horses get a lot of publicity but the average-Joe, older/less cute/in-better-shape rescues get very little, if any, attention.
It makes sense from a publicity standpoint and I'm not sure I would do it any differently if I ran a rescue (we all play favorites, intentionally or unintentionally) but it still frustrates me.
I hope she's doing well! And I hope she's being loved like she should be.
Nooooothing exciting has been happening.
We're been getting a crazy amount of rain (1.5 inches in a day) and the kiddos are PROTESTING. I don't think they've left the shed in 2 days. Hahaha Poor things!
On the Gentleman Friend Front, I am again ridiculously confused. So WHATEVER.
We still haven't gone to the Zoo again and the last time I asked him about it, he was all "Let me see when ___friend that went last time__ is available, I TOTALLY want to go!!"
I did not specifically exclude her when I invited him and she did go with us last time so logically I guess she was included in the "we" when I invited "us" to the zoo...but still.
So I have no idea.
We're getting more personal with our texting - twice in the last week we've texted before bed and last night he was all "goodnight :) until tomorrow" which was really sweet AND CONFUSING. But I dunno. Whatever. Just no one get too excited.
School's out in 3 weeks!!! SUMMMMMMMER.
For my photography final, we have to do a set of 12-15 8x10's...and of course, LACEY!!!
So here are a few that I have so far for that. My theme is sort of summer+unicorn+magic.
And I had to do a series of generic-ish "nature" photos to sort of play off Lacey...so she doesn't get boring, you know? SO, that's the meaning behind all the upcoming nature shots.
This first one is MY FAVORITE. I ADORE it. I wasn't going to stick it in because it's not as "sun kissed" as I want but I think pure awesomeness makes up for it!
I thinkkkkk I might redo a few of them some evening this weekend if it gets sunny. I realized after shooting that my lens was dusty and I think that's showing up in a few of these guys. But if I can't re-shoot, whatere'. :)