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Friday, January 11, 2019

Hope everyone had a great New Years and you all have a healthy and happy one :)

My newest member of the family, Jack (He's Chock Full O Nuts), arrived. He is only 3 and looks just like JC who is now 13. I can't believe it. My baby is all grown up. I have leased JC to a young girl and he loves her. I still get to ride him. Jack isn't quite ready for me yet. We took a trip to Kentucky with my trainer and looked at a lot of young horses. When we saw Jack in his stall, we knew he was the one. He has JC's personality. Loves people. Loves his job and he is smart emoticon He is just like his brother.

The person in the pictures is my trainer. She is awesome with the horses and only 27 years old. She is the best trainer I have every had! JC and Jack love her.


Jack and JC

In November, we took a trip to Nashville and New Orleans with my son. On the drive back, I spent a lot of time on my tablet. We live in Wisconsin. It was a long drive. A few days later, my arm really started bothering me. Yesterday, I finally went to the doctor. I have tendinitis in my elbow. He gave me a shot of cortisone and told me I have to wear a wrist brace for a couple of months. That should be great for riding emoticon

I got off my diet and exercise for a while. In August, my dear friend died of Cancer. I met her in 1989 when I got my first teaching job. She was my mentor teacher and we stayed friends all these years. Since 2012, my son had been working at her house helping her out. When she passed, I was one of her POA's.

Long story short. I had to deal with selling her house and getting affairs in order. Her nephew was the Trustee, but only he and my son were beneficiaries of everything. She was so smart. She put everything in the name of the trust. She set up everything. She even wrote her own obit and church service. That turned our lives upside down for 3 months.

I have recently started Real Appeal which my insurance pays for. I have hooked up my Wii again and I am doing it every day. I am getting back up to 10,000 steps a day.

I am riding JC 2 x a week and going to Pilates 2 x a week. I am determined to get back down on the scale. Unfortunately, I put back on 15lbs of the 30 I had lost. It needs to come off again!!! emoticon
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  • PICKIE98
    Big hug for your loss. It does take a toll on you, be kind to yourself as you were to her.

    Jack is a cutie, a smaller version of J.C. They are so handsome!
    130 days ago
    Congratulations on your new horse! He is gorgeous and very flashy with his socks and blaze! Good luck with him and glad you found a good trainer! So sorry to hear about your friend...
    131 days ago
    Your determination comes through and that will help reach your goals. Love, love, love the photos! JC and Jack are beautiful! Glad you were able to help your friend and sorry for your loss. emoticon
    131 days ago
    Oh WOW! Jack is gorg! So is JC...always has been, always will be! I'm happy you are 'getting back up on the horse' again (giggles...on the dorky joke) health-wise. It is SO darn hard isn't it? But you did it before so you will do it again. I'm so sorry you lost your dear friend. How smart she was to get all of her affairs in order. It's so lucky that your son and her nephew are close. That will help both of them deal with their loss.

    I curious about Real Appeal...never heard of it?
    131 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/12/2019 8:20:03 AM
    Thanks for sharing.
    132 days ago
    Sorry to hear of your friend's passing. Congrats on getting back on track. And, you're right--the new guy is quite handsome.
    132 days ago
    Jack's a fine looking horse. emoticon

    Sorry about your elbow/arm. Glad that you are getting back to your workouts. It's so easy to get out of the routine. Good for you for getting back to it! emoticon
    132 days ago
    What a beauty! So sorry for the loss of your friend. I know it was hard dealing with all her stuff. We can be strong when we have to be, can't we?
    132 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/11/2019 7:01:03 PM
    emoticon Horse.
    132 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    What a beautiful animal. I'm a sucker for horses, but for me having one is just not realistic.

    I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend, but I'm glad that she was clear about her wishes and her estate so that made the logistical (not the emotional) part of it easier.
    132 days ago
    Beautiful horses. I lobe animal pics.
    132 days ago
    Oh my goodness, I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your friend... I, too, lost a dear friend of mine last month, suddenly & unexpectedly to an aortic aneurysm.
    I can’t believe how much JC & Jack look alike! Are they related bloodlines?
    I hope I’m just strong enough to manage my baby mule when I put him under saddle (2 more years) - back to the yoga studio w/periodic visits to the gym for me!
    132 days ago
    so sorry about your friend, your new horse is Beautiful
    132 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Gorgeous horses! **HUGS**

    Losing a good friend is always hard, but she was very wise to have everything settled before hand.

    It sounds like you are getting back into your routines. What is Real Appeal?

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    132 days ago
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