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Preparations for yet another weekend away...

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Normally I'd be excited to be going away for a trip, but we've done it so much this year...I just want to stay home and relax, but like they say...no rest for the wicked. WAIT I'm not wicked, they need to change that saying.

I'm especially not excited to go sit in a trailer between two hills in a trailer court that doesn't get a breeze and, this year, has a ton of mosquitoes due to the flooding and mudslides that happened up there. I wish there were a way to prevent the mosquitoes from coming around, but as far as I know, there's not.

Ok, enough griping, time to get back to exercising and writing out the grocery list. You all have a wonderful day, and remember that smile! emoticon

  
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MS.ELENI 7/18/2013 11:00AM

    I hope trailer has AC. Doesn't sound like anywhere I want to go.

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Another Hot One

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yep, it's supposed to be hot and humid again today, low 90's, wish Rick had opened the pool, but he decided since there would be only about 6 weeks of swimming left, it wouldn't be worth it...it would have been for those of us who swim or use it for exercising.

Oh well, what can you do, right, at least he did put in the window AC unit with our son, that was a relief, otherwise I'd be dying here right now. :D

Still am not ready to go away another weekend, wish we could have just one when we stayed home, I'm so tired of going away on the weekend. But at least, I guess, we'll be fishing, hopefully the Mississippi River has gone down, and the mosquitos aren't very bad....haha. We all know what happens when the waters high...mosquitos abound!

Oh, figured I'd put up pics of all our daughter's ponies she owns, just for the heck of it.

Sue aka Superstition of Brush Creek


Dottie aka Celebration of Brush Creek


Castiel aka Cas aka SCS's Country Supernatural


Mercedes aka SCS's Flirtin' With Disaster


Ty aka Country's Next Big Thing


These are those she owned, but has sold, Diablo was sold to her cousin, so she can visit him anytime; Shadow and Ari both had foals this year, and Thunder was sold to a friend of hers who normally shows with her.

Diablo aka Wilk. Mandalay Bay (sold)


Shadow aka Magic Celebrations Crowning Touch (sold)


Ari aka Ferrari aka SCS's The Next Hot Thing (sold)


Thunder aka SCS Countrys Thunder


Anyway, back to what I need to do today, get my lunch for now, so that's what I'd better get doing. You all have a beautiful day!

  
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MS.ELENI 7/17/2013 2:16PM

    Great pictures. The fishing trip should be fun. Our AC should do better now. The filter that is in unit itself was bad.

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Back home again.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ok, so we were home Sunday night, but least now I'm back to posting. The week went well, as for exercise...well..I had plenty..I was the one unloading nearly everything heavy..talk about weight lifting. *L* Thank goodness we bought our daughter a dolly for Christmas, it got a lot of use!

She did pretty good, she got a few 9th places (out of 21 ponies) in Driving with Ty (her buckskin) at the National Shetland Show, and a 3rd place (beating out the current World Shetland Champion), and was told by 2 judges that she deserved Grand or Reserve Grand in that class because the one who won actually didn't pick up his/her legs as high as Sue (our daughters pony); and the one who got Reserve was "hocking" in the back (her "knee" area was hitting together as she trotted). But, hey, it's a learning experience.

I'm so proud of her, she got a 7th with Sue, too, out of 18 I believe it was, and a 5th with her other mare, Mercedes, out of 12. And a bunch of other ribbons too. It was 96 when we got out there Monday and very humid. We had to walk nearly 1/2 mile to get to the arena 4/5 if not more times a day (thus my walking exercise); and it was fast paced, because we were trying to prepare for classes, etc.

Eating was tough to do, but I tried to keep in line there, too, and think I did pretty good. My husband and I are going up to the trailer Friday morning, yep gone for yet another weekend, but hopefully one of these weekends we'll be able to stay home. I have a feeling it's not going to be until mid-0ctober. NOooooooooooooooooooooooo. *L*

Anyway, hope everyone's been well, I'll talk to you tomorrow!

Sue aka Superstition of Brush Creek & Brande


Ty aka Country's Next Big Thing & Brande


Mercedes aka SCS's Flirtin' With Disaster & Brande

  
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MS.ELENI 7/16/2013 2:06PM

    Beautiful ponies. Congrats on her doing well. Does she get any income from the ponies. Or is it just an expensive hobby.

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Good and bad...as usual..

Sunday, July 07, 2013

This weekend was so much fun, went fishing, watched fireworks while up on the Mississippi at the trailer, had a great time with friends, arrived home...and it went downhill...

Our daughter, who is supposed to be showing ponies, had hurt her back..now it's not sure she's going to be able to show and she's paid a LOT to do it. Plus, she's the only one who can drive the truck hauling the trailer full of ponies, 6 hours, to Des Moines. Not good at all. I'm praying she is healed by tomorrow, but it's not looking good. If she isn't , I don't know what we're going to do. We can't get our money back, not for hotel, not for the show, not for anything, I feel so bad for her, she's been waiting so long for this. Not to mention I'll be the only one who'll have to unload everything, and she has like HUGE hay bails, and a trunk that is HEAVY and her cart that needs to be taken off the back of the truck. there's no way I can do that alone, so I have no idea what we'll do. Please, if you believe in God, pray she is feeling better tomorrow, I am. My aunt is going, maybe, but she has arthritis in her hands, and there's no way she can help. What a thing to come home to.

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful week.

This is just one photo of one of the mudslides near where the trailer is on the Mississippi, Hwy 35. A lot of large boulders had made it on the road, denting the railing on the river side, and in one area, there was still one lane when we went up Friday. The roads were still closed only to local traffic, when we came home Sunday.

  
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MS.ELENI 7/7/2013 11:11PM

    Even if she is better you guys need some help. Hope it works out for you
At least you had a good weekend

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The 4th..

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Ok, now starts our big weekend, and the last day I'll be here. I'm going to start my exercise later, because that's when I'll be running all over the place, for now I'm cleaning and getting things ready, packing, etc. Fun, fun, fun.

My sister, as usual, invited us over to her place around 5-530, but my husband never wants to go on the 4th, because we go down to the beer tent in Milton; its where we always see friends we know and listen to a band (I went to school with most of them), and watch the softball tourny, then the fireworks. It's always been tradition for my immediate family.

I realized, sitting here last night, that this year is the first year my Dad's youngest sister isn't going to be here. She lives in Colorado and she used to visit every year since as far back as I can remember. She is just like my Dad, and because he passed away, she'd told me last year, that she probably wouldn't return. I'm going to miss her, she was the only one that reminded me so much of him. I doubt I'll be seeing her again, she lives so far away and if she's not traveling here again....well..it's kind of sad.

I really looked forward to seeing her, but I would imagine it's hard for her to come back and not be able to see her big brother anymore. And her other brothers family (he passed away before Dad did) has basically disowned her because she took care of my Dad's (and hers) mother, and when grandma died, she was given nearly everything my Grandma owned, and rightfully so. She had to really do everything for her, but my uncles family felt they deserved something...which they really didn't because they really didn't do anything for Grandma. I and my brother/sister and my Dad never felt they deserved nor wanted, anything, but my uncle and his family got really mad at my Aunt for getting everything, and I always felt that was so wrong. So they pretty much have held a grudge against her. I wish that wasn't so, but they will never change, and it's so sad. Rosie is such a wonderful person, and they are missing out on so much. I will miss not seeing her every year, I really wish she would change her mind, I always looked forward to seeing her and my uncle Wally.

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July, and a safe one, and since I'm leaving very early tomorrow morning, I'll see you either Sunday night, or a week from Sunday.

Have a great week! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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MS.ELENI 7/4/2013 3:01PM

    Whoever does the most deserves the most. I do not believe in everyone sharing.
Enjoy your weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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