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Joint Check

Joint Check

Let’s cut to the skinny… All four artificial joints are still fine and in good order and stuck where they should be… …..and I don’t have to go back for another three years…….if everything stays copasetic…….(HA!) And that’s just great. But like I said…….I don’t like medical tests and appointments and the related-whatnots…   ~~~~~Here’s an example of what had to occur prior to today’s appointment~~~~~ …….mouths need feeding before anything else can occur on any given day……. …….no actually,…

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Good Friends/Old Friends

Good Friends/Old Friends

  This purgative blog-thing has allowed me to re-connect with a few old friends. And that’s really cool… Over the years I’ve had the good fortune of finding a handful of people who, even if they aren’t total kindred spirits, they are (at the very least) tolerant of me…   Quite often, that’s not easy.   To the friends I see regularly and the friends I haven’t seen for many years……………..I’d like to say thank you.   You’ve been appreciated…

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Numb Toes

Numb Toes

  I’ve been riding a lot recently………………..well, a lot for me. I’ve been Hunting more than I ever have in the past.  Body and horse willing, I intend to keep up this agenda. Any day now the sore body and sore muscles and sore joints should start subsiding………………….any day now………………..any day now. I don’t understand why some of my toes on my feet are remaining numb———–to varying degrees………………depending on which toe. My boots are very stiff.  They were bargain basement…

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Here’s The Run-Down

Here’s The Run-Down

The dishwasher is now on the fritz.  So I’m standing at the sink doing dishes.  I’m looking out the window.  And here comes Ben, our new Irish Wolfhound puppy, trotting onto the back porch, proudly dangling a dead rat by it’s tail from his mouth. We live in a swamp……….on a farm……….there’s dribbled food for various farm animals everywhere.  So, of course we have rats.  In fact we have a variety of rats.  Our rats are multi-generational……….I catch them and…

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One More Time Around

One More Time Around

  The stronger bit for Violet has arrived!  HA!  Horse! Try spinning me off again! But before that, Ruby will be my steed.  But Ruby is “barn sour”, “pasture sour”, “herd bound”, “buddy sour”………………….by any name, it’s a pain.  And it’s a sorrow. I haven’t ridden regularly for so long, they have all gotten used to reclining in the pasture, eating alfalfa and bon-bons…………………..while sipping on sweet tea.       And then I get my last (hopefully) joint replaced…

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Dr. Atkins Diet / Re-Visited

Dr. Atkins Diet / Re-Visited

  IT’S TIME. I need to re-initiate my friendship with Dr. Atkins.  I like any diet where bacon is celebrated.  For me……………where dieting is concerned……………..Dr. Atkins & I are buds.  My geriatric pudge needs to go. And NO I don’t do the sensible, healthy fat version of the good Doctor’s bill of fare……………………..Dr. Atkins and I do not beach comb on South Beach.  Nope.  No hand-in-hand beach skipping for us.  Ta!  La! It’s all heavy whipping cream, bacon, well-marbled steak…

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What We Do—–Horse Breeding——-(but wait, there’s more…)

What We Do—–Horse Breeding——-(but wait, there’s more…)

We have draft horse girls. I took to heart a tee-shirt I once saw that said something like…………..I like draft horses because they make my back-side look small.          Not an easy feat. As a child in Ohio I remember laying on the ground by our side pasture fence with a big old brown horse on the other side.  (I now know as a Belgian Draft Horse).  I had my chin on my hands watching those big…

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Swamp Summer

Swamp Summer

Apparently a named Tropical Storm (Emily) went over us a few days ago………………..But I missed it…………………. …………….well I didn’t actually miss it, I did notice it was raining……………a lot.  But it was just another wet day at the oasis.  It was gray, wet, muddy and boot-worthy………………….but not name-worthy(?)………………just a Monday. I did cancel with my home-nurse care who is still seeing me post-knee-replacement-surgery.  But we cancelled because she had new shoes and hadn’t put her boots in her car for…

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Mason & Becky—-Pining for the Fjords—-Re-Visited

Mason & Becky—-Pining for the Fjords—-Re-Visited

Weekends are for sleeping in.  Weekends are for relaxing and maybe completing projects around the home.  Hobbies, brunches, picking flowers come to mind as some of the more pleasant activities a person can plan and expect on any given Saturday or Sunday.  Or maybe a sporting event or Bar-B-Que or family get-together. Reality usually smacks us between the eyes.  If we are lucky, then reality waits until a little later in the mornings on the weekend. True to the norm…

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Lousy Patient

Lousy Patient

I AM HOME…………………..! I AM HOME……………….The hounds want to smell every single nook and cranny that I own.  The cats are disdainful that I left them and that I smell antiseptic.  They are still circling me aloof-ly………………….(I like that word………….aloof-ly).  Wolfhounds have very expressive eyes and eyebrows.  Even when you can only see the back of their heads it’s easy to know what they are thinking by the way their eyebrows keep tilting & moving.  Their eyebrows are telling me…

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