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        12-10-2013, 09:35 PM
      #751
    Yearling
    But what about Mojo?
         
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        12-10-2013, 09:42 PM
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    Originally Posted by grayshell38    
    But what about Mojo?
    I haven't heard anything back from them. Maybe he found another home... :( Hopefully it's a good one, if that's the case. Not one with crazy people.

    BOO. :(
         
        12-10-2013, 10:05 PM
      #753
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    Originally Posted by Wallaby    
    I haven't heard anything back from them. Maybe he found another home... :( Hopefully it's a good one, if that's the case. Not one with crazy people.

    BOO. :(
    Aw. Sad day. He's adorable. Tiny ponies are lots of fun.
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        12-12-2013, 12:06 AM
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    I agreeeee! One day I WILL have a tiny pony!
    At the first barn I ever took lessons at, way back in the day, there was a olllllld bay Shetland named Lilly and she was just the most adorable thing. Her owners rarely came out to see her, so I'd always try to arrive 30 minutes early for my lesson so I could groom her and feed her. We were real buddies.
    Then one day she foundered and was put down.
    I found out when I showed up the next day for my lesson. It was really really sad. :(
    But anyway, in her memory plus because ponies are the best, I will one day have a tiny pony. Or two. Or three. Also POAs. I adore POAs.



    Lacey's getting her first massage on Saturday at 1pm!! Still haven't told her. She's going to be so excited!

    Other exciting this from today: when it's cold, "Scary Tree" [Lacey's arch-nemesis-tree..it's going to try to eat her one day, apparently] turns into "Bird Tree" because it has low branches and it's easy to access - I put suet out, bird feeders, the whole deal. And the birds FLOCK to it.
    Today I had a little Downy Woodpecker get within 5 feet of me as I filled her suet feeder! It was wonderful. Woodpeckers are so great. I've never been that close to one in the wild either! It was a really awesome experience. I could see the definition between her feathers!!
    It makes me feel really good to be able to care for them in a way they love.


    And Atti had his first "carrying things" experience today! I'm hoping to, one day, have him pull a cart or be a pack goat and the first step is wearing stuff. I had previously avoided putting anything on him due to growing bones and whatnot, but he's going to be 2 in March so he's getting closer to when it's "ok". It's still not a great idea for him to pull weight or carry heavy things before he's 3, but carrying light things and getting used to wearing stuff is ok!
    I need to get him some kind of surcingle though...I just did this with baling twine, which worked ok...but there's 1000% room for improvement!
    I figure that if I start out with 'scary' stuff, like rattly-shifty buckets, then later on, when I introduce "the real" stuff he'll be carrying, it'll be easier since he's used to "scary" stuff. We'll see if that theory works! Haha





    And again, I'm feeling grateful for Gman today.
    I realized that I've been feeling a little irritated with him lately due to how, now that I'm greeting at church, I just don't seem to see him anymore. It's definitely not his fault, it's just life, but it was something that needed to be shared.
    And I just really truly appreciate how I feel [and KNOW] that he hears and cares about what I'm saying, even when I'm sharing a problem.
    Maybe this is saying something about my family/most of my friends, but most of them just don't want to hear about issues when I bring them up. It's not like I bring up problems all the time or anything, either. I'll share something, politely, along the lines of "this is happening and I'm having a hard time dealing with it", and most of the time I end up getting "instructed" about how wrong I am to be feeling that way. Or I get blown off.

    But with Gman, I share something with him, he listens, says that what I have to say is valid+he agrees or understands, and then TRIES TO FIX IT if he can. Doesn't tell me I'm wrong, doesn't just placate me, doesn't ignore it altogether, doesn't make me feel dumb/high-maintenance/crazy for having shared. If anything, I always feel better/empowered after sharing my feelings with him.

    Guys, his one day wife is going to possibly be the luckiest human on the earth. I hope she appreciates what she gets.
    And I hope that if I ever have sons, that they grow up to be THAT kind of guy. I had no idea guys..or even humans, really..could even be like this before I met him. And that a HOT++++ guy could be like this too! Since when is the most attractive person you've ever met ALSO the most quality person you've ever met?

    And with that, Emily turned into a soggy-sappy ball of mush. I am a fool for this kid. A regular fool.






    Anyway, I hope you guys are doing well!
    I need to take some pictures tomorrow! This thread is getting rather scant in the photo department....
         
        12-14-2013, 07:28 PM
      #755
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    Lacey got her first massage today!

    She looooooved it. Loved it SO MUCH.

    I am still absolutely blown away by how much better she's walking, even, after it. I didn't think she was walking stiffly at all or anything before, but apparently she SO was.
    And the masseuse-lady didn't even do an "intense" massage yet. She just did what she called "level 1+ barely 2 pressure" with her massage, so basically the lightest touches possible.

    It was evident how much tension Lacey lost, even as soon as she stepped off the cross-ties after it was all over. Her entire posture had changed - her back came up, she was walking more confidently and a whole bunch more "swinging-ly". I'm really impressed.

    Here's Lacey falling asleep during her massage.

    [and, of course, Atticus was supervising. ]

    She has her next massage on Monday at 3! I can't even wait.





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        12-15-2013, 01:32 PM
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    Good for Lacey. This may seem the most oddest of questions, Wallaby, but it just occurred to me. Does the masseuse-lady have big, powerful arms and shoulders because of the nature of her work????
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        12-15-2013, 02:17 PM
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    Huh! That's an interesting question! I don't know, it has not been warm here [haha] so she was pretty bundled up yesterday. But that was just the first of many massages so perhaps we'll find out one of these times. You're making me curious! Haha
         
        12-15-2013, 02:40 PM
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    Originally Posted by Wallaby    
    Huh! That's an interesting question! I don't know, it has not been warm here [haha] so she was pretty bundled up yesterday. But that was just the first of many massages so perhaps we'll find out one of these times. You're making me curious! Haha
    Excellent - will be expecting further reports then!
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        12-16-2013, 01:39 AM
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    Will do, Chevaux!!





    Have I mentioned lately that Gman really does good things for my heart?
    I had some really bad things happen today, one being where my dad told me that my feelings "don't matter" and basically that "to be an adult, I need to grow up and stop hoping anyone cares about things I care about because no one does."
    [ha, anyone still wondering why I have weird guy issues? Ha.]
    Anyway, I'm not sharing that in a "feel sorry for me"-way, by the way. Meant in an "this is an example" way.
    I wrongly expected my dad to care about something that mattered to me and, after 23 years, I reallllly should have known better.

    ANYWAY.

    Thanks to Mr. Gman and his past-smartness, instead of believing that^ like I always have before, I was able to say to myself "you deserve to be heard, your feelings matter, you're feeling it - it therefore has worth." Prior to this summer, I had never had anyone say anything like that to me and I really believed that my feelings were not worth any paper I could write them on.

    It was quite an interesting and wonderful life departure to be able to tell myself THAT instead of just believing the lie. Because, you know how it goes: if you don't have something to respond to a mental-lie with, it's way hard to combat it.


    Then I went to church, I debated about going but it was a good thing [for my heart] I went. The teaching was exactly what I needed to think about and I really just love my church. It obviously has its bad parts like any large group of people, but, for the most part, it's really like a *good* family. One where people don't even have to know you to care, and one where nearly everyone is committed to a common goal of bringing true "shalom" [the sense deep well-being, peace, and the polar opposite of injustice] to our world now.
    It's just really a wonderful place. I've never been a part of anything where so many people are so inspiring and straight-up good!

    Also, saw Gman. That guy is such a sweetie.
    Gave him his "non-Christmas present" [that notebook] and he absolutely loved it. He especially liked the pocket I put in the back of it, like I hoped he would!
    There was one thing that was a little weird. I don't know, we hadn't seen each other in about a month and during that time, we kept up with our usual texting nearly everyday. BUT we also -somehow, somewhere along the line- added "sending a Facebook message nearly everyday" to the list too.
    It wasn't intentional, obviously...but I don't know. Thanks to FB messaging, we've been sharing a lot more information-information. Texting has always been mostly a way of exchanging funny stories or jokes. But with messaging, we've been talking about our lives, our childhoods, things we should do...
    I think we both were maybe feeling a little awkward about whatever *this* is. Ah, youth.
    That's another thing, in the wake of all this messaging, "I should"/"you should" statements have made an obvious turn to "WE should"/"WE could" statements. Any time something could be stated as a "we", it is.




    Other funny story: Gman's best guy friend seems to have made a tumblr specifically to follow my MAX blog. Gman has THE NICEST friends. It's so interesting to know someone well, then become friends with their friends! I'm definitely "Gman's friend" to them, yet they still go out of their way to make me feel welcomed into their group.
    I doubt my closest me-specific [most of my friends worked with us at camp, so he knows most of them by his own merit already] friends would be so...like THAT to him.


    ANYHOO.

    Lacey gets her second massage tomorrow at 3pm!
    I'll report back with how much she loves that one!

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        12-16-2013, 02:15 AM
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    It wasn't intentional, obviously...but I don't know. Thanks to FB messaging, we've been sharing a lot more information-information. Texting has always been mostly a way of exchanging funny stories or jokes. But with messaging, we've been talking about our lives, our childhoods, things we should do...
    I think we both were maybe feeling a little awkward about whatever *this* is. Ah, youth.
    That's another thing, in the wake of all this messaging, "I should"/"you should" statements have made an obvious turn to "WE should"/"WE could" statements. Any time something could be stated as a "we", it
    is.

    Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?

    I wish you'd tell him how you feel.
         

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