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!!

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