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post #10051 of 12617 Old 02-22-2018, 03:43 PM
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@Mulefeather – congratulations! That should give you an edge over the others.

@Tazzie – wow, that seems very unfair working conditions. At least you’ve a manager who’s willing to listen. I love her face when she’s watching the flag.

@carshon – It’s scary when they go down especially at that age. I hope Gracie’s okay and it was just the shock.

@JCnGrace – I hope the flooding doesn’t get too bad. We were lucky and as ours affected the farmland and only a few roads; usually those close to the tidal rivers.

I managed to get a short bareback ride this evening. I’d do a happy little dance as I’ve really missed it but I’m way too stiff LOL.

We didn’t go far, just a short distance down a grass covered track that used to be a railway and then turned around before it joined the road. We got back just before darkness fell.

I’d love some warm weather. It’s been settled with sunny skies for the last three days and just a little cooler at around 48F/8C. It’s supposed to get colder due to our weather coming in from Scandinavia and Siberia rather than the Atlantic. We’ll get heavy frosts, mists and possibly snow by the end of next week. Hopefully, we’ll ride at the weekend again in case things get difficult.
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post #10052 of 12617 Old 02-22-2018, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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@Caledonian , thankfully it didn't get so bad here and I'll be able to get over the river instead of having to go around it. YAY I feel like the blind hog that found an acorn. LOL

Even a short ride is good, I had the same plans but...

I confess that I got abandoned today. Needed to give hay to Gamble's herd AGAIN (the pigs have already gone through most of their 2 round bales) so was going to ride TJ over to the other barn because I could put it out on the ground there (not so muddy as their corral attached to the barn where they come in) and he was going to save me from having to wade through the mud. They must have known what I was thinking and connived against me because Gamble pooped while he was in his stall eating (unusual when he's only in there for 10 minutes) so in the few minutes it took me to clean that up they had flown the coop and were out in the pasture. Any other time they'd have been hanging around and getting in my way. LOL

@Tazzie , I know people who have to get up and go to work every day doesn't think 7:30 is very early but I'm a second shift kinda person and no matter what time I have to get up it's impossible for me to get to sleep early. So I'll be running on an hour or two of sleep all day tomorrow. That would tend to make a person think that tomorrow night I'd be able to go to bed before 3 or 4 am but nope, won't happen.
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post #10053 of 12617 Old 02-23-2018, 06:16 AM
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@carshon glad Gracie is doing ok. I would have had a heart attack if it were my mare.

@Mulefeather so cool that you get to go to horse expo! Have loads of fun!! And CONGRATULATIONS on the professional certification exam. I hope it helps you with the job search!

@twixy79 See? Nothing too worrisome, but yeah, your girl probably needs a little diet :) Hope the second lesson went ok!

@Change your hay guy sounds really nice!! And when will your workload decrease? That's a lot! I don't blame you on being all burned up!

@Tazzie Aww, the big guy will become a great and kind horse! I love him lots!! :) Plus I am with JCnGrace, if Tuya saw the flag on her face she would probably try to nibble it, you know, just to check if it's good tasting :) And hoping meeting goes well and is brief!

@Cherrij Aww, nice trail drive, Grand is a great horse, bet you both enjoyed it :)

@Phantomrose Ah, the Spring quircks are here, lol! Your trainer was right, you did what you could under the circumstances and ended on a good note, which is great!!!

@gingerscout I wish you a good lesson. With time all will come to the right place

@JCnGrace What does GaThu mean? Lol! Funny how my two cats have like 10 names each (and recognize I am talking to them), but I only call Tuya... Tuya. Or Tuya girl (you would never know, by my username, lol)

My workload has been insane this week! Been working next to boss without even proper lunch time. Yeah, first you reduce working hours, but then want me to do the same work on same period of time. Did I mention I too need another job, like yesterday?? Gah!!
Desperate for weekend!!

I am sorry the rush, no decent confessions here, same old same old....
Enjoy!! :)
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post #10054 of 12617 Old 02-23-2018, 06:36 AM
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@Caledonian , oh we've said that. Hoping they change something soon. This company has a VERY high turnover rate because of how they treat their employees. I've been here nearly two and a half years. If I didn't love my lab and the people I work with on a daily basis, I'd have been LONG gone. We are lucky to have people that listen to our concerns. My former manager is now the general manager and works closer to the CEO, so he's definitely filling them in. And saying how the happiness of the employees here would increase by just giving us those three days that are unpaid holidays. And Izzie is a very expressive pony haha! I'm glad you snuck in a ride though! Yay! Hopefully you get some more this weekend :)

@JCnGrace , I get it! I've been an early bid for as long as I can remember. If I could go to bed at 8 I'd be ecstatic but I know some are just night owls! Hopefully you get some decent sleep though! Hopefully your visit with your mom goes well at least! And naughty ponies! They just had to prevent you from riding!

@TuyaGirl , I think so too :) I'm smitten haha! I told her if she ever had to sell him, she better accept payments because he's a super good boy. I adore him! And haha! I've never seen Izzie put anything in her mouth really. Even as a yearling she just never did. She oozes personality, but she's always been a bit of an old soul. No time for playing with things I was sad when we realized she doesn't play with things, but such is life UGH! Sorry to hear about work. Are you looking for something else?

So happy this week is about over. I'm exhausted from it. And Nick and the kids dropped me off at work this morning. They will be back to pick me up and we will head up to Michigan to visit my family, woo. Excited to see them
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post #10055 of 12617 Old 02-23-2018, 09:24 AM
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Nothing to confess here - except that y'all had a lot going on!

@JCnGrace - I fully understand the Ga(mble)Thu(nder)Cutter thing. I can never seem to find the right name for whoever/whatever I'm fussing at. My kids learned that if I called for SAM GEORGE RALPH someone was in trouble. Kids names are Clif, John and Kyle. LOL.

Today is the only dry day we'll have until I'm stuck in the office again (my three day weekend), so I'm going to try to ride despite the muddy conditions I know all the trails will be in. It rained yesterday and it's supposed to rain tomorrow and Sunday - but today? Muggy mid 70s to low 80s. But first, I have to go get more hay!

Courage is taking just one more step...
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post #10056 of 12617 Old 02-23-2018, 10:21 AM
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@Change 70's! Wow! Rained here a bit last night and supposed to rain tomorrow. We have some pretty severe flooding near hear but I am not close to creeks or rivers so our place is just a mud pit with no flooding.

We have entered Mud Season here and the constant rotation of freeze and unfreeze has created an exciting maze of divets to be dodged while feeding. Or as I call them Ankle Breakers since I am always afraid to hit one wrong and go down. We have also officially entered "shedding season"

I confess I am planning on going to the arena in a couple of weeks to get on Tillie. I need to schedule my time and make sure I can get my trailer out - looking forward to getting on my horse - and anxious to see how she acts.
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post #10057 of 12617 Old 02-23-2018, 11:56 AM
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@carshon - we have the mud, but not the freeze. Everything here is slip'n'slide! Clay over sandstone. Yuck. Riding in the cotton fields shouldn't be too bad - the tracks are hard-packed and fairly level, so there shouldn't be too much to slip on, but if I get off the "beaten path" we'll either be ankle deep in muck or sliding on rock covered with slippery clay.

And I'm not going to complain about the weather - except for the tendency to rain on my off days and be lovely while I work - when it's warm. I hate the cold!
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post #10058 of 12617 Old 02-23-2018, 12:42 PM
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Guys...sorry, work has been very busy lately...but I wanted to pop in & tell I found out...I GOT THE JOB AT THE LAW FIRM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As a Legal Asst! Then eventually moving up to Paralegal!
I am so so excited to get into my FIELD!


Okay, back to work....2 more weeks of this (putting in my 2wks Monday!)

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post #10059 of 12617 Old 02-23-2018, 01:56 PM
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Guys...sorry, work has been very busy lately...but I wanted to pop in & tell I found out...I GOT THE JOB AT THE LAW FIRM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As a Legal Asst! Then eventually moving up to Paralegal!
I am so so excited to get into my FIELD!


Okay, back to work....2 more weeks of this (putting in my 2wks Monday!)

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post #10060 of 12617 Old 02-23-2018, 02:06 PM
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@PoptartShop - CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So happy for you! It's going to be awesome for you to finally get some traction in your career field :)

For me, interview today went really well. Except...I kinda don't want the job. Honestly, my eyes were glazing over just from listening to the manager talk about the position. It just sounds horrifically dull.

Also, if I take it and the job doesn't work out, I've lost out on 3+ months of pay. That doesn't go away if I get another job outside my company, so if I could find something relatively soon, I could potentially be making a double salary for a bit.
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