Tuesday, July 26

Gotta do something!

Ever feel like you have no purpose? I'm having one of those days. What am I here for? Am I here to be a slave for my kids? To hound them daily to clean their rooms? To cook every meal for everyone? Why am I not appreciated? Yup, one of THOSE days!!

Arrgh!! Just had a phone call from a lady who wanted to order 9 of the "squishy band" things that I sell. They are the bands that you soak in water, the crystals inside swell up, and then you wear it around your neck to keep you cool. I have 3 on hand, and can't find the crystals to make any more of them. Grrrr. $72 lost.

That just ads to the rotten-ness of my day.

Perhaps tonight I'll run away and try out Curves. I have three free sessions that I can use. I'll see if Elizabeth can run away with me. I know that Dan wants to the the ponies into the ex. grounds to ride. So I'll have to see what happens.


Monday, July 25

A small break in the heat :)

Today it feels like it is cooler. Could just be my imagination as well. At least there is a breeze today.

Tonight I have family coming over to plan our Mom's 80th b-day party next month. She'll be 80 on Aug 10th. My cousin who lives in Calgary is coming home; but Mom doesn't know. She even called him a while ago to see if he and his wife would be home this summer; and he told her "no". :) Aren't we an evil family? We often have people coming to visit her and stay with her without her knowing about it. You see, if she knows, then she'll go through all sorts of extra work gettting ready for them. Then be too tired to really enjoy them.

We also like to take things on her. I'm sure she thinks she is going crazy now. She has had a "cheater quilt top" for a number of years. Kept saying she was going to get it quilted. Earlier this spring my cousin from NB was here. She quilts, and took the quilt top home with her to do it for Mom. Well, Mom has been trying to find that fabric. She's asked everyone except me about it. I'm thankful she hasn't asked me yet!! My SIL says that yesterday she was looking again, and has decided that an "elf" has taken it. Probably blames me.

Needless to say; family coming = clean house!!

We had the ponies into the exhibition grounds last night to ride for a while. Once again a huge turnout of riders showed up. We got there around 8, and thought that most people would be about done by then; but that's when people started to show up. We've been hearing that there is another shetland in town who looks like our Tiny. Last night we finally got to meet Thunder. A slightly smaller version of our Tiny. Uncanny how much alike they look! The little girl who rides him needs some lessons, and Thunder needs some lessons as well. She and Katie traded ponies for a while last night. Katie taught Thunder a few things, and Tiny taught Brandie a few things. Then when they traded back Brandie was doing much better on Thunder. Her dad had been keeping Thunder on a lead-line, after she rode Tiny he kept the lead-line off. She was riding a distance away from him, and even trotted a bit just before we left. Knowing that she could control Thunder, and knowing that Thunder could be controlled was a huge confidence builder for her. We're hoping to get the two girls together to go for a "trail ride" sometime - we walk along a dirt road that is just down the road from us a bit. Brandies mom was thinking of seeing if she could keep their pony at a place near to here for a few days, to make it easier for the girls to ride, and for Katie to ride Thunder some. I'm going to suggest to her that he comes here to visit for a while.

Not much knitting going on. Did 6 rows on the Peacock Feather Shawl yesterday. Have to get some things done for the Ex in 3 weeks time. Must get motivated!!

Must get the house cleaned up!!!!

Happy Day Everyone!!

Wednesday, July 20


I did it!!!! I posted a picture!!!

This is Star (the brown one) and Tiny (the one with the white mane/tail). Star is about 6 months old in this picture; she's just over 2 years old now. And much bigger. Katie rides Tiny. Star has just started her training.

Oh, this is going to make blogging just sooo much more fun :)

Is there an end to this heat?

It's hot here! Very hot! So hot that sitting still makes a person sweat! Not a day to be doing anything. But, of course, there are things that need to be done. So this person is doing her darnest to avoid doing them :)

My sister and I are taking my kids to the beach this afternoon. We'll walk the beach and look for shells, while they walk along with us and play in the water and cool off. That's my plan. Here's hoping it works!

It's been hot for a few days now, with a fairly high humidex level as well. Not weather that I enjoy. I do hope that they guy who is going to be cutting hay for us has been able to do his on these days! Soon as he gets his done he can do ours when the weather permits - meaning if it doesn't rain.

We had the ponies into our local exhibition grounds to ride last night. We were there for 2 hours. Katie rode Tiny for most of that time. Hubby got on Star for a while. For her first time there, her 4/5th time having him on her she did really well. Only spooked twice. And both of those times were when another girl was on her back. There were quite a few folks there riding last night, 6-10 throughout the evening. We're lucky that we can do that, at some ex. grounds you aren't allowed to go in and use them at your own will.

Not much crafting going on. I'm in the mood to be starting new projects, but not to finish anything. And I'm not allowing myself to start anything else!! I have to got some things finished off! We have the Ex. next month, and I want to have some knit things to put in that. Plus there is a small consignment shop that I want to put some of our stuff into as well.

I have to go tomorrow and re-new my license. That means getting a picture taken! It "officially" expired last Monday; here's hoping there's a grace period for re-newing them! I'd probably fail if I have to take the test over again. Anyway, not looking forward to that picture thing at all!!!

Katie is cleaning her room. She has pushed a small mountain of stuff out of her room and into the hallway. She had me go and move her dresser and her bed; she decided to try to re-arrange things a bit. Now the small moutain is being moved back into her room. Hopefully being put away nice and neatly, where it belongs. And a small foothill of that mountain is moving it's way towards the laundry room. YIPPEE. laundry again.

I decided that I need to learn how to add picture to my blog. Perhaps before the next time I post??