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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Missing my Comanche'

Well...its been a long 7 weeks... I miss my horsey girl...  I haven't had the time to drive back to even visit yet.  My work has been too off and know I could have a few days to do my trip.  I'm trying to get my permanent job situation set up first, and then have Comanche' brought over by a transporter.  This is not a good time to be hunting for work, unfortunately, with the holidays coming up.  But, I'm hoping I can find something very soon.  My temp work is not enough since so many hospitals are organizing their own float pools.  That cuts down on the agency work available for outside nurses.  And, you have to know how to do the computer charting.  The one day class is NOT sufficient for learning all you need to know, either.  They don't tell you the shortcuts, nor exactly what you have to do to keep everything flowing well. I just do my best... and pray a lot!  So, in the meantime... I've been visiting other people's horses when I get the chance.  I'm kind of  craving the smell of sweet hay.... you know what I mean?????

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Festival of Horses!!!

Last Saturday, I attended the annual "FESTIVAL OF HORSES".... in Queen Creek, Arizona, at their new Horse Park.  Its a great way to meet new people, make friends and see the latest things in the horse world, and clinicians who have demonstrations with their horses to show how to do this or that, to improve your skills and safety with your animals.  I got to see the cute mini horses with their one person carriages, that did a great routine complete with spins.  I enjoyed  hearing the clinicians, and will remember many ideas they expressed.  I got to talk with some women who have an arabian horse riding group in the Phoenix area, and who go to the local state parks nearby, to ride the desert trails.  When I find my new permanent job, at one of the hospitals in the area, I am hoping to do some of the same.  I just LOVE horse people!!!........  friendly, and helpful only begin to describe them.    Have a great day, and Happy Trails!!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sometimes You're the Windshield, Sometimes You're the Bug!!!

Well, have you ever gotten up one morning, and things  went just so wonderful, that you thought you must be dreaming, or that you are a star in a Disney movie?....  More often than not, have you ever awakened, and realized, that no matter what you did that day, it was going to turn in some mushy jello sort of day?........  Unfortunately, those seem to occur more frequently than the first kind of mornings.   So, what do you do at that point?  Suffer though, or try and force things into being better?....  It sounds kind of pitiful, but, if you CHOOSE your attitude, it may not make things better, in general....but, you may feel as if you can survive at the very least.  And, there's always tomorrow, to hope for............. the Disney channel days.    I've had to decide to use my free time to look around the city I am now residing in....and check out my options.  So far, my life seems to be in a holding pattern for the moment... hopefully, not the circling of the drain, pattern.   But, I'm trying to see this as a way to learn where I want to wind up.  I still am worried about finances.... and I am really missing my Comanche' girl.... but I am searching for work areas I may want to be employed by, and where I can find housing for me and the Kitty Sisters, Sweet Sage, and Sister Sarah... and of course, a close barn near us for Comanche' the Peppermint Queen.   My friend, Gudrun, or Goody, as we call her at the Corrales barn, is making certain that Comanche' gets a peppermint in the morning and one in the afternoon.  This has made Comanche' pay close attention to what Goody is saying... and Goody sees a difference in how Comanche' was prior to peppermint dispersal and now.  LOL.... I'm telling you... if your horse loves peppermint...its worth going to the dollar store for a big bag of that stuff.  Mine will do ANYTHING just for one candy.   I'd load up some pics to here but I'm still trying to get my camera figured out.  I sure go through batteries with this thing..... so, I do have pics...just need to figure out how to post them now.  Happy Trails, Y'all!!!