Haha, I'm glad, Cherrij! ;) I am nuts though, people like to say I'm "refreshing"...but we all know what thatttt means. :P For instance, way back when, Gman introduced me to his brothers as "one of the strangest, but coolest, people he's ever met".
I grow on you, I guess! hahaha
And I love that cat! SO GORGEOUS!
Right, Kayella? The coolest! I took a class once on nonverbal communication and it was my FAVORITE! It helped me understand people so much better! I still have a hard time, don't we all, but it really helped!
Annnnd I love how he's all relaxed and I look so not. I really do like him a lot, I promissssse.
So I was talking to one of my close friends [who knows about me+Gman, known him longer than I have, worked at camp with us, and always basically told me that anything to do with him was a pipe-dream...and was floored by that picture since she hasn't been "in the loop" lately ...heeheehee] and apparently her first thought on seeing that picture was that we were secretly holding hands+hiding it/ it's a "surprise! we're a couple!" picture....and now I feel incredibly awkward about it.
I thought of neither of those things.
Plus side, Gman, if anything, is being more 'there' than he was pre-zoo trip so at least he's not freaked out!
I thought about saying something to him about it [like asking if it made him uncomfortable] but decided that that was something that would be mentioned if it was a big deal, but that not mentioning it was probably better.
Also, a couple of things [we've gotten into the 'realization period' where I suddenly start realizing all the things I did not take note of and really probably should have] -
1. while were were watching the otters, he made a point of saying that he thought they mated for life...and how sweet that was. Then he was all "they sleep holding hands!....*looooong pause*..... You're so cute."...insert awkward pause here and me saying "oh my goodness! I think it just peed!"...and him saying "........*awkward pause*...........Gosh Otter. I tell you you're cute and you do something like that?"
He could have honestly been talking to the otter. Probably was. Of course.
2. He remembers meeting my parents, not even 2 days after meeting me...and rehashed the entire sequence of events surrounding him meeting them [they don't remember meeting him at all. haha SAD.]. Then I said something about the lunch that day [see, I'm the smoothest operator. How do I not have 40 boyfriends??!] and he honestly had no idea what I was talking about.
3. At one point I was saying I felt like I talked about myself too much and he replied "if it makes you feel better to know this, in the years I've known you and all the times I've thought about our conversations, that has never crossed my mind." *collective awwwwww* [AND I TOLD YOU HE OVERTHINKS TOOOO!!!]
And that is probably really great since I mostly feel like I talk about myself too much around him! haha
Pretty sure there was something else...but maybe that was it.
And see, now that you guys have seen his face, you can SEE why I can't even believe it. I know his face shouldn't matter [and I would like him without that face!] but, really. Hot diggity, boy!!
Lacey was really bad in her lesson today. :( Well, ok, she wasn't bad-bad but she was mad about the whole thing. She did tolerate doing the lesson but that's all. She was almost acting like she was sore or something.
However, as soon as we let her out after her lesson, she went off and peed like a waterfall. She refuses to pee [well, she dislikes all bodily functions while being ridden but will poop if it's really necessary] while a rider is on her back so maybe that was all it is. Hopefully!!
She's 4 months away from being 29!! I can't even believe it. Yay!
When I went up to feed this evening, Atti had his head down grazing near Lacey's front feet and Lacey had her neck over him, grazing. It was absolutely adorable. And, of course, I didn't have my phone/camera with me. Boooo. haha Maybe it'll happen again. They looked so peaceful and happy!!
Daisies!! In November!
Lacey in her lesson today..
Sooo I ordered 10lbs of MSM from horse.com just to see what it looks like. Lacey goes through MSM like crazzzzy for her eyes [she gets double the joint dose, so about 2tbsp/day..1lb lasts a little more than 2 weeks] so I usually buy it in 5lb amounts since that lasts for 2-ish months. I thought 5lbs was hilariously large so I was like "what does TEN pounds of it look like!?" and I've been dying to get the 10lb amount for months.
Yeah. Ordered 10lbs of it and it came in a 5 GALLON BUCKET. Ridiculously huge!
But, in the spirit of horse ladies everywhere, I cannot wait to get my hands on that bucket once it's empty! It's one of those 'good' buckets with a strong snap-on lid and a sturdy handle...I can't even wait. I am buying 10lbs at a time from here on out!!
How many horses would a 'normal' horse-person have to have to even need 10lbs of MSM at one time? It's killlling me.
[and Hazel got a new glucosamine supplement! She seems to really like this one which is great cuz she hatedddd her last one!]
A sunrise downtown from Wednesday:
Lacey last Saturday. This made me think of "The Hidden Garden" or something of that vein.
Atti, last Saturday!
Apparently I've been holding out on pictures.
Sorrrrry!! Now you're caught up on the good ones. :)
I hope you're all doing well!!