Friday, April 30, 2010
I have a friend who lives out near Sadillo Hill area, heading towards Edgewood, New Mexico. I called her up yesterday, and she was feeling kind of down. We have both had a lot of disappointments this past year in finding work. So, I told her... I'll drive out and we will go off to dinner somewhere. Well, we did just that!!.. had a good time, having a wonderful pizza at the Pizza Barn. They have kerokee there on Thursday nights...and it was kind of fun, with little kids singing Twinkle Twinkle, and the older kids (at least, the fourty to 60 year olds) singing (???) their version of Shania love songs, according to Carrie Underwood... LOL... But, it let us laugh...and stuff ourselves with pepperoni, ham, black olives, mushrooms and green chili for about 18 dollars. Then, we finally wound up back at her house... fed her three horse childrens.. or chillins as we are sometimes known to call kids of any sort... where I come from in the South. We about froze our little behinds off , out there in the cold and wind. Yes... it suddenly came up cold again. I had to be out in the Cedar Crest area this morning, so she asked if it wouldn't be better to just stay in her guest room for the night as I had to be up so early, and we had spent enough time that Cinderella would have been running home from the ball at that point. So, I did... She found me some jammies to sleep in and some nice warm covers... and when I woke up this morning, the ground outside the guest room window, was covered in SNOW!!! I am telling you, now... this is after I had admired her pretty lilacs and forsythia bushes, prior to going out for the pizza yesterday!!! This weather is totally so weird!!!.... There is a tack "flea market" in Edgewood, N. M. in the morning, which we are planning to go to ... I am hoping I can sell my old light weight Abetta that my trainer once told me I should either get a bigger saddle or a smaller butt.... Thanks a lot there, Ori... LOL.... Maybe someone else will want it... I hope so... it would make me feel its getting some use... and making someone's day a little brighter to be able to ride in it.... Have a great tomorrow, Y'all!!!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
I've been spotted..!!! Comanche' spotted me, if you will look at the last two pictures...from across the pasture, and started walking towards me, in what I call her "hey, Girl" attitude, sort of walk.... Its just a tiny bit of a hurried ambulation. LOL... it means, that when she sees me...she assumes I will have some kind of treat for her. Being the hungry creature she ALWAYS is.... generally, she's right. I loved the pics though, which kind of turned out funnier than I expected as she walked up to me and the fence... Look at the last pic I am posting... she winked at me, as if to say... "If I wink at you, will you give me a peppermint???"... LOL... I loved it!!
Well, I'm not Scarlett....although we do have Miss Scarlett, at the barn. But, I've definitely been feeling "GONE with the Wind".... since it has nearly knocked me down the past few days. Will this ever stop?.... makes me wonder, at the moment. I'm really itching to try out my new saddle, riding in the round pen and the arena. But, my contact lenses and the wind do not play well together. Today, even Comanche' had dirt in her eye. I can generally get her to stand real still so I can get her eyes wiped off, but, it was really bugging her, and she got tired that I couldn't get the junk out, so she kept walking off... but, I finally got the dirt or eyelash out. But, she's a lot more patient than most horses would be. She's smart enough to know I'm trying to make her feel better. She likes to have the crusty dirt washed off her nostrils too, and stands still while I do that for her, almost falling asleep. LOL... "How do you get your horse to nap?" Generally, grooming her makes her sleepy, too! I imagine its like when I go to a beauty salon, and someone washes my hair. If the stylist is good, they scrub your head and it basically makes me turn into melted butter...it relaxes me so much!!!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Well... we had a few days of really wonderful warm weather. I finally took my indoor plants out to my screened in room that acts as my outdoor livingroom in warm weather. But, the past two days have made me reconsider my previous assumptions. It snowed in the East Mountains the other night.... and it has been chilly and very windy since then, here in the Albuquerque valley. I felt sorry for the horsie girl..... all that sand blowing around and getting in the eyes. Not fun. I went by the barn and saw that the horses were basically standing still with their tails to the wind. I've spent just a few minutes out in that wind, myself. Its enough to blow me down!!! Comanche' weighs a bit more and has a bigger center of gravity than I do, so it hasn't affected her balance. I will just wait until it gets a little calmer for me to get out and work with her.... but, she loves to see me come up to the fence with treats of apple and carrots.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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Sunday, April 11, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Now, all I have to do, is figure out just how I did it!!!.... LOL... I now have Cooliris...Flickr, Sprint pics....and still haven't figured out where my pics I download to my computer are going, so.... I'm lucky to have found this one... just not sure how I got to that point, yet. But, I persevere!!!.... I'm hoping I can figure it out and put up lots of pics of Comanche' and her friends at the barn. I have a new synthetic saddle.... Its a Circle Y, black and shiny. I love it. Comanche' will look like a fashion plate in it. She has those wonderful wide black stripes and white hooves... that I call her HIGH fashion feet. Once she gets all washed up after this cool, and generally muddy weather we have had this winter, its going to look really neat. Her current saddle blanket is tan and black stripes with white. Its very color coordinated to her own coloring. She has a black headstall as well. Me, I'm just in regular jeans. The perpetual deal that the horse gets all the goodies. Me... I like jeans best. But I am thinking of getting some black ones to ride in, so I'll match up with her! LOL... providing the wind finally stops trying to push us off the map!!!. I've hardly been able to stand up, outside, some days!!!
Monday, April 5, 2010
I read with sorrow in my heart, the post from Ponygirlridesagain... that she is leaving the world of blogging...maybe forever... or at least an indefinite time... She inspired this blog of mine. I am so sad she's not going to be there to keep up with... I will truly miss her and her stories and pics!!!.... I am in the meantime, still trying to sort out how to get my current pics back online... I have a Flickr account...that if I can sort out how to get pics from spot A to spot B.... I will manage to once again, show my Comanche' girl and her kitty sisters to y'all!.... Anyone who knows how to do it....let me know, OK? send me directions!!!... I'm am such a computer dork....that's a direct opposite of a computer nerd. I need instructions!!!... OBVIOUSLY!!!... At any rate... I am hoping that Ponygirl will keep in touch with us.... frequently!!!..... Happy Trails, my friend!!! Thank you for all your thoughts and stories...
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Here's hoping you have a wonderful day today, with family and friends~~~!!! I planned on getting out early today, and making it down to the barn after church. But, so far, I've not got to the barn yet!... I have been carrying around my new Circle Y synthetic saddle that I got barely used (two or three times) and wanted to put it on Comanche'. Its been so dusty and windy lately, that I've had to postpone trying it out. But, I will get to it shortly. I also have plans to create a fringey fly attachment to her black headstall... maybe put a little beading on it or some kind of bling. Oh, she's going to look so pretty!!! I'm still working on my picture transfers. I've had to reload my Picasa onto my new computer hard drive. So, I'll see if my pics will load up now. This has been so frustrating!!!.... I'm wanting to take some classes the library has on occasion, about how to do stuff on the computer. I'm hoping that will also help me. I've had to learn things on my own...and once my hard drive died.. it took my usual way to load pics away!!!... Necessity is the mother of invention they say.... well... I guess its applying to me now!