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post #10061 of 12596 Old 02-23-2018, 02:41 PM
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@PoptartShop Woo Hoo! What great news for a Friday. Congratulatios!!!!!
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post #10062 of 12596 Old 02-23-2018, 03:26 PM
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I don't have much to say except CONGRATS to @PoptartShop . That is the best news....and a great way to start your weekend :)
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post #10063 of 12596 Old 02-23-2018, 04:32 PM
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@PoptartShop - congrats on the new job! I have a few friends who are paralegals and all of them love it!

I confess I played hookie on Wednesday since it was 75 and sunny, in Maine, in February. I spent about 4 hours down at the barn. I tried to clear as much of the frozen poo piles as I could, a lot of it was still stuck to the ground, or burried under icebergs that hadn't defrosted enough yet. I am sad to report mud season has officially started. Duke now has his very own horsey mud bath! At one point, one of them or maybe both, sloshed through the muddy ditch enough to create a full on mud pit. I am sure it is very healing if you can get over the fact that you are laying in horse crap and god only knows what else. Duke didn't seem to mind, and has been laying in his own mud pit/filth since Wednesday. I did threaten him yesterday and told him I am not going to clean him anymore. He can just stay dirty and be that stinky horse nobody wants to be around. I highly doubt that it had any impact on him.

Loretta is doing just fine, although I think she is getting antsy for this winter to be over. It was her first New England winter, her first time seeing snow, her first time having to walk on ice, and now she is privileged enough to get to enjoy mud season :( Poor girl. Duke loves mud and filth. She seems to be a bit more proper. She has been sleeping in her stall or on the hay because I keep picking shavings out of her horsey armpits, and her hair. At least I know she is getting some rest. Her lump is still there, but well, as we all know, it takes way more energy to burn fat than it does to put it on :( I can totally sympathize with her on that :p

My 2nd riding lesson went well. I did stay a few minutes to watch the group lesson after my lesson. Those little girls have no freakin' fear! Walk, trot, canter, jump... they will do it all! Meanwhile, me and Yukon are taking it nice and slow. Walk around the ring, small circles, a figure 8, and we walked over the jumps.

Farrier is coming tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully, we will have another good visit with her. Loretta's thrush seems to be under control, and I am only using No-Thrush powder once a week to prevent anything from happening in the wet/muddy conditions. And Duke has been letting me pick his hooves regularly, so we haven't had any issues with him. I do use the no-thrush on him whenever I smell something funny that I can't tell is really ripe poo or thrush. Since he can't lift his hind hooves very far, and I try not to stand directly behind him, not that I think he'd kick me, but sometimes I just can't see what he has going on.... Better safe than sorry I suppose.

anyway, no real confessions. i did have a funny story though. i played hookie Wednesday. had a great day out at the barn until my boot got stuck in mud, and my other foot slipped on ice and i landed in the pile of poo I was trying to clean up. I spent the next hour with poo all over my boots and legs :( After I went home, changed and showered, I headed to my lesson. After my lesson, walking back to my car, my boot got stuck in mud AGAIN. This time my foot actually came out of the boot, and I stepped in yucky mud. I picked up my boot, walked back to my car with 1 boot, and 1 sock. Yep, I was laughing to hard to care. I played hookie (I mean I do have like a gazillion vacation hours to use) but still... the universe was telling me I should have been working like an adult.. not playing.
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post #10064 of 12596 Old 02-23-2018, 04:41 PM
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@PoptartShop – Congratulations!!! It must be such a relief and it sounds like a great opportunity. I bet you’re counting the seconds until you leave.

@Mulefeather – I’ve been on a few interviews like that. I was told to use them as practice as I hadn’t done one in years and the job-hunting world seems to have changed beyond recognition.

@JCnGrace – That’s hilarious; you could almost imagine them coming up with the plan to distract you so you couldn’t ride.

@TuyaGirl – That’s a lot to expect you to work through lunch especially since they’ve cut the hours. I know I’m bad for eating at my desk but I take the hours back at a later time and make my boss aware of it.

Nothing much to confess tonight. It’s been a quiet day with very little happening. I did manage to wash the house widows and the car when I got home though. I could write my name in the dirt on the car LOL.

Happy Friday all.
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post #10065 of 12596 Old 02-23-2018, 04:43 PM
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You are officially a horse owner when you are walking at the barn and your boot gets sucked off and you step in poo! Welcome to the club! @twixy79
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post #10066 of 12596 Old 02-23-2018, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by PoptartShop View Post
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!)
Congratulations @PoptartShop ! I am so happy for you!

@twixy79 - Hey, it was a very nice day on Wednesday! Now it's back to coldness again. It's probably a good thing that you played a bit hookie on Wednesday. xD

@JCnGrace - Aww! It's as if they almost thought to conspire against you!

@TuyaGirl - I feel you on hours getting reduced... I actually need to talk to one of my managers about bumping my hours back up! Even though I work five days a week, they've been putting me on for 4-5hr shifts, when they know I am capable of working a bit more xD

Nothing to confess today. Off work tomorrow because I am watching my nephews while my mother goes to a baby shower, then barn day on Sunday with Jet.

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@TuyaGirl , @Change had the right answer for GaThuCutter. First syllables of two other names came out of my mouth before I got the right name. LOL How amazing is it that Change remembered their full names?

CONGRATULATIONS @PoptartShop !!!! I'm so excited for you.

@twixy79 , ditto what @carshon said.
P.S. A shovel will do the trick on getting frozen poop unattached from the ground.

I have good news too. Mom does not have cancer! Not sure what is yet the tech just wanted to call her with that bit of good news so she could quit worrying and said she'd have to talk to her doctor after they've done a full evaluation of the scan. She just had the scan yesterday so I though that was very nice of the tech to call and ease mom's mind.

This morning I was the blind hog who didn't find the acorn. Got to mom's and rang doorbell, no answer. Thought maybe the doorbell wasn't working so knocked on the door, no answer. Thankfully hubby had sent his cell phone with me so tried calling mom, no answer. By this time thinking I'm going to have to bust out a window to get in and see what was wrong but thought I'd call sis to see if we'd gotten our wires crossed. Sis said mom knew I was coming because she had told her about it. Maybe she's in the tub...I told her I was a little early but not that early and I had to get her to her hair appointment by 10:00. Sis asks if I have the right condo. I said I think I do look up her address for me. Sis says "1041"...silence..."I'm at 1021". LOL Good thing sis answered her phone or I'd probably be sitting in jail for breaking and entering. Mom didn't answer her phone because she didn't get to it fast enough before voice mail kicked in. My stupidity never ceases to amaze and amuse me.

On a scary note, I had 5 little (well not so little anymore) great nieces who got locked down at school today because of a threat. Maybe my niece too because she subs at that school. Last time I talked to sis she still hadn't heard anything so I'll have to call her again tomorrow. Newsies announced on national tv that it was ranked as the safest school in the US so of course someone was going to call in a hopefully fake threat.

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post #10068 of 12596 Old 02-24-2018, 06:10 AM
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@JCnGrace - That’s really good news about your mum and really nice of the tech to call.

I’d probably have broken in as well as panic would overtake common-sense if I wasn’t getting an answer. My parents have phones and although they have them set to loud they leave them in places where they can’t hear them. It usually ends up with me dropping everything and storming over to yell at them to ‘answer their phones’ and ‘what’s the point of having them’ etc.

I hope everything’s okay at the school. That must be a terrifying situation to be in. A lady who works with me had the horrible experience of lining up at a school to find out if her kids had survived. She often tells the story and although they’re happy and healthy adults now, you can see the experience still affects her.

@PhantomHorse – have a good day off with your nephews and barn day with jet.

It's a sunny today so I'm heading out ride.
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post #10069 of 12596 Old 02-24-2018, 02:37 PM
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@JCnGrace - Omg that is awesome news about your mother! Not so good about your nieces though, especially given the current state of everything. Lock downs are always a scary thing to deal with, I hope that you hear back from your sis and that your nieces are all safe and sound.

@Caledonian - Have a great ride! It's quite cloudy and cold over here. The nice weather ended after Wednesday for us unfortunately.

Currently stuck inside the house watching my nephews. They were a bit rowdy this morning, but they are now quiet. I keep checking up on them every hour because I sometimes don't trust when they are quiet lol! Turns out one is watching Power Rangers and the other is playing Batman.
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post #10070 of 12596 Old 02-24-2018, 02:45 PM
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Yesterday I picked up a 5' round bale and a couple square bales. Again, my hay guys proved they like me and filled up my bale-bag with 70 or so lbs of broken bale hay for nothing. Gotta love free hay. Got home, and that's when I realized I couldn't move that monstrous round bale into the garage on my own! Luckily, about then, my neighbor returned home so I enlisted his and his son's muscle to roll that thing off. I'm not sure what that thing weighs, but it, and 6 square bales only cost me $90. Right now, I'm just peeling off sections, but if I decide to continue with the rounds, I may have to invest in a ring.

After unloading, it was time for manure management. The cart was loaded twice and unloaded once. I decided the unloading could wait because suddenly I decided I wanted to ride!

Here's what I faced:

Here's what came off:

This got saddled:

And the obligatory between-the-ears shot:

After the ride, I decided, since grass is growing, it was time to split the field, so I put up some temporary porta stall fencing until I can run wire. It was 6 when I finished, so I fed and collapsed!
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