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post #1 of 48 Old 05-22-2020, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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A Big Ol Friday Night Conversation

How are you? Excellent one last week, hope this one is as well. Regal suggested including Memorial Day in the topics. Great idea and will be the theme for this week. A little different this year like everything else but we go forward.

Of course staring out with what's for supper? Chicken some which a way or pizza is where I am at right now. How bout you? Plans for the weekend?

It's a weekend a lot of people cook out. What are your favorite cook out item?

What has been your favorite vacation?

And because it's not all about hotdogs and days off something I learned in reading about this this week and wanted to pass along.

Coins on a grave-

Penny means someone stopped to pay respects
Nickel means someone was in boot camp with them
Dime means they served together
Quarter means they where there when the service member lost their life

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post #2 of 48 Old 05-22-2020, 12:18 PM
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How are you? Excellent one last week, hope this one is as well. Regal suggested including Memorial Day in the topics. Great idea and will be the theme for this week. A little different this year like everything else but we go forward.

Of course staring out with what's for supper? Chicken some which a way or pizza is where I am at right now. How bout you? Plans for the weekend?

It's a weekend a lot of people cook out. What are your favorite cook out item?

What has been your favorite vacation?

And because it's not all about hotdogs and days off something I learned in reading about this this week and wanted to pass along.

Coins on a grave-

Penny means someone stopped to pay respects
Nickel means someone was in boot camp with them
Dime means they served together
Quarter means they where there when the service member lost their life
I look forward to this thread every week. I am doing alright this week. Last night I visited my horses where there were many people at the barn, and I felt a lot like an outsider. This is the first time I have been at a 'larger' boarding barn (more than 10 other boarders) and I just feel like I don't know anyone yet. I also took Toofine down the road riding, and when I got back, many looked at me funny and the BO's daughter asked what I was doing (she is young, btw). I felt a little weird, but I'm sure that will pass. Most of the other boarders show on stock breed circuits, so my half-Arab and Morgan stick out a little bit, with our dressage and jumping tack. Oh well.

I have no idea what is for dinner tonight. My SO and I will likely order pizza as we did last weekend. We tried a Cubano pizza last time, and woo, that was tasty. I'm eyeing the Chicken Mediterranean pizza - grilled chicken, hot pepper rings, feta cheese, olive oil, and Italian seasoning - mmm.

One of my favorite grill foods my Mom made for me as a child was BBQ chicken on the grill. Grill/sear the chicken, wrap it in foil with BBQ sauce, and wait for it to be ready. Corn on the cob, garlic noodles, and salad on the side. I haven't had that in years.

Grocery shopping is on the to-dos this weekend, as is picking up two new masks to wear while shopping. Our local pet store has been selling locally made masks, and I picked out a bumblebee pattern and a chickadee pattern. I'm pretty excited for those.

As for the holiday, I haven't really done much the past four years as I have always been away for at my college town. Before I went to college, every Memorial day my Dad and I would drive to a cemetery where many of my ancestors are buried and clean off the gravestones, and then have lunch with my Great Grandma, Great Aunt and Uncle, cousins, Aunt and Uncle, and Grandparents. This year I know my Dad is planning on driving to clean the gravestones, but I'm not sure what the elders are doing, I can only hope they are taking precautions. I may join my Dad, still figuring that out.

I hope everyone is doing well this week, and spends this holiday weekend taking care of themselves.

Toofine - 1998 Half Arabian
Minnie - 2013 Morgan
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post #3 of 48 Old 05-22-2020, 01:10 PM
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Happy Friday all!! TGIF! Been a long week... whew. I also look forward to this post every week!

Definitely feeling better this week... In the last few days here got 5 1/2" of rain! Wow that was a lot of rain it was non stop every day.

Hmmm that Cubano pizza sounds delicious! Don't think I've seen that...

Dinner is broiled parmesan crusted tilapia and some fresh picked spinach! My spinach is doing good... so going to saute some and have that with the fish. The rest of my garden is doing good... of course need to do some weeding. It's alway something.

This weekend I will be headed to a friends house at the beach, will be the last time this year as it will be rented every week which is a good thing for them, the season got off to a late start with everything being closed down. I like walking the beach.... Fresh Tuna... mmmm mmmm It will be fun. I should be riding! But that will be next weekend, going camping! The same people that will be at the beach will be going camping next weekend... good group of people!

I FINALLY got my coop done so my chickens have a home, they seem to like it pretty good. Just got 3 hens as that's probably all I need. Olaf likes to look at them through the fence, he's a good guy, he won't bother them. I can't let them free roam due to the HOA rules, luck to finally be able to get chickens so don't want to push it. ...

Oops forgot I like ribs on the grill.. slow cooked and lots of sauce! Steak too on the grill...

Cool on coins on the grave, didn't know that.
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post #4 of 48 Old 05-22-2020, 01:11 PM
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My dad seems to be sticking around this weekend, so there goes my planned mini-vacation. (I'm only working a 12hr, 0600 to 1800, tomorrow). But, he's staying because the dog has had some sort of stroke, she isn't in pain but she's tilted/wobbly and won't eat so he's taking her to the vet later and maybe tomorrow if she still won't eat. She won't even eat the salmon jerky, which is her favorite thing. She's still drinking, though.

I am a fan of really any sort of food and fire combo. Red meat, poultry, fish, whatever. It's a lot of effort (gutting/cleaning) but I love to grill fish that I catch. Kebabs (beef, peppers, pineapple) always good.

I finally went swimming yesterday, just for a bit to "test the waters" so to speak. The water is a fantastic temp - at least mid-60s. I'll go for a ride today and swim after. Saturday night at least I'll get to sleep in my own bed. It'll be relaxing.
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post #5 of 48 Old 05-22-2020, 04:51 PM
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It's Friday?? LOL...I'm all sorts of messed up this week.

Our long weekend was last weekend, so this weekend isn't too special. Last weekend I drove up North with the horse trailer and spent the weekend riding and camping - it was so nice to get away for a few days.

Our weather has sucked the last couple days. Lots of rain and wind - very unpleasant. Even snow in some places (vomit).

This weekend I think I will go to the greenhouse. I have tentative plans to go riding as well....just hope this weather gets better!

Tonight after work I will probably do a kickboxing workout and maybe get started on some house cleaning while enjoying an adult beverage. Work has still been nuts and is honestly getting me down.

Dinner??? I have no idea. I bought b/f some chicken pot pies from Costco so he might have those. I will probably have salad or something equally as exciting.

Very interesting about the coins - had no idea!

I used to love BBQ, but since I stopped eating meat it has lost its appeal to me. Although, having grilled asparagus or peppers is still really yummy. I bought some veggie burgers to try and they didn't really turn out that great on the grill. Tasted OK, but they looked like something that you might find in a baby diaper.
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post #6 of 48 Old 05-22-2020, 05:36 PM
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Had teriyaki beef last night and steaks on the grill this weekend so I'm thinking thaw pizza dough and make pizza. Kid is on a cheese kick so 4 or 5 cheese pizza. For one that loves meat and goes for spicy italian sandwiches he won't eat meat pizza. Veg, yes. No meat.

Riding Sunday with a friend if the weather holds. We need rain, not a gully washer but rain so I won't be upset if it does.

Looking at a new seed for the pastures. Gotta do some overhauling. I have just enough fencing to split the pasture and if I do it right all I have to do is add a small section to do the other half so I don't have to change water trough or rig new one up.

I don't know that I have a favorite vacation. Anything on the water or on horseback. Most exciting was riding in Hawaii on an all day ride that took us up into the crater of a volcano.

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post #7 of 48 Old 05-22-2020, 06:28 PM
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thank you @aubie . I know you have had doubts, but this is probably the single most loved thread on HF.


I don't have a lot to add, this time. I will, when I can. Just that I'm , well, stabilized, to hear of the ordinary life so many of you are sharing. It make me feel, well, . . . . . gratefully ordinary.
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post #8 of 48 Old 05-22-2020, 06:30 PM
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1. I love the coin tradition story:). I had no idea - shame on me:(

2. @ClearDonkey , If possible, you may want to have a Plan B ready for a boarding situation if this barn doesn’t work out for you.

When I was growing up Morgan’s were held in high regard by the elders in my area. My grandfather raised Welsh/Morgans and had a waiting list for them.

I had Arab/crosses. I was surrounded by quarter horse and Appaloosa people. Some of whom had the nerve to tell me to go buy a real horse, even though my horses had far more stamina out on the trails then theirs did. This was late 60’s - early 70’s.

It took me until I was in my mid 20s to stop disliking QHS and Appaloosas. I had to tell myself it wasn’t the horses, it was the stupid people sitting on top of those horses that were the problem.

If it gets too prejudiced against your horse, move if you possibly can. - neither you nor your horse need that sort of garbage.

3. Horse chiropractor was here for Joker. Hard to believe but he pulled a groin muscle. That explains why he was walking in the funny manner he was walking. Now I have to do belly lifts for him, along with his red light therapy for his sacrum, along with belly lifts for Rusty. I might just as well put a sleeping bag in the barn:(

4. My plans for this weekend or to mow the yard since it rained all day today. The grass in the yard has never been this tall – I almost can’t see Joker’s ears LOL LOL.

5. Any vacation or long weekend I had that included my horses & camping was a favorite.

6. Supper is a cheese onion calzone from the Italian restaurant that finally reopened in the town DH works in. I can’t believe the Italian restaurants in that town and none of them make calzones. I was so glad this restaurant reopened.

7. I guess Tennessee is getting back to its normal state of affairs. Yesterday two interstates that converge in Nashville were shut down for a fatal accident plus an officer involved shooting on a different interstate. So, yeah, we’re getting back to normal———

7.1 yesss -we -are - getting back to normal. The neighbor with all the guns just started celebrating Memorial Weekend

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post #9 of 48 Old 05-22-2020, 06:46 PM
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I too like this post, interesting to read how people spend their week.
We had some rain earlier this week but a few nice days and warmer, Sis and I have ridden for the last four days, good rides even if the woods trails are really too muddy but yesterday we went around about three different farms, they haven't been planted yet so still able to do this.
Today around some more on the other side of the road, a few good long trots and then a short trail through a woods. Then sis saddled up the pony and we did a shorter lap with her.

I have cut grass, weedered several areas and got the tractor and bush hog out and clipped all the pastures, it feels good to have it all done but in a couple of days I will have to start again.

We had spare ribs for supper tonite, with mashed potatoes, green beans and a carrot salad.

A recipe for carrot salad that we really like, grated carrots, add a few raisins and peanuts, toss with an orange mandarin dressing (Kraft) mmmm good and easy to make.

Happy weekend everybody, riding again tomorrow, what could be better?
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I had rain today to . For once not mad at it all all. I will take washing Remington's feet over gras cutting any day.
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