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Friday, October 28, 2011

Making the Big Move!!!

I've given notice for the old barn, and have set up the arrangements for the new barn here in Arizona.  Now, all I have to do, is get the transport set up, and have the vet do the coggins and the vet check for state regulations.  Then, my baby girl will be on the road again, for a trip about 8 hours long.  I am so excited!!    I've met a few of the people at the barn, and they seem to be really nice, and friendly.  I am  hoping to get some nice ridiing in the arena at first, and then, learn my way around the area, with Comanche' and a new friend, and her horse.  I think its going to be a good place to board.  Tonight, they are having team penning or team roping, in one of the arenas, of which, there are 3.  One is covered so you can ride in both the rain or in the hot sun of Arizona.  This was one of the big draws for me, since I get so cooked out in the bright sunlight, and the temperature difference is at least 10 degrees lower under some kind of shade.  There's also two big 10 acre grass pasture turn outs, where they reseed the grass every fall and spring, and, that will be something Comanche' will love.  When she lived in Colorado, as a young horse, she thought grass was short and brown, then, she found out in Tennessee, that it was knee high and deep green.  She's never been so glad in her life as to be a horse then.  LOL... now, she's going to be much happier to learn there'll be grass available at the new barn. I know she's missed it.  But, she'll get grass hay, which keeps her nice and calm.  I am not really sure she'd stay as well behaved on anything else.  I just know, that I'm going to lay in some bags of peppermint for her.  She's going to expect it!!!   I plan on getting her here in time for Thanksgiving.  That will be one of my blessings from God... as well as my new job.   Now, all I'll have to find, is a new home for the Kitty Sisters and me.   Keep your fingers crossed!!!..... Happy Trails!!!...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wonderful , Marvelous, Fantastic News!!!

Oh, I am so, very, very grateful...for all my friends prayers and thoughts.  I was just so down in the dumps...things had not been going well, for finding a permanent kind of position as a nurse, since this is a seasonal sort of town.  Phoenix gets so hot, that all the snowbirds leave...and then, the census seems to drop a lot.  But, I am happy to report, that I will soon be employed on staff, at one of the local hospitals. I am just so happy...!  It means, that I will be able to bring Comanche' here, and I'll also have my things out of storage and will be looking for a house to put them into...  I've been in temporary lodgings and its gotten old to not have my own bed.. and not much of a kitchen.  I like to cook, and, if I have friends who are available on my time schedule, I like to invite them for dinner.   Comanche' has always enjoyed my leftover oatmeal with sugar when I'd take it to her on cold mornings.  But, that's as far as cooking went for her, unless I got energetic enough to bake her some horse cookies.  I may post a few recipes soon, for those...    This post is to say, how grateful I am, that God has sustained me, and has provided me a new job.  I hadn't actually applied for the job I've been offered, since it had just been decided to hire for it.   I'd gone in for an interview on another unit, and, wound up getting another interview the next day, for an ICU position.  So, God must have wanted me in this job, than the first one.  All I know, is.... I am just estatic over knowing I will soon have my babygirl back with me, and the Kitty Sisters...   I've talked to a manager at a barn here, who I think will be a good place to board Comanche', and I will have to arrange a Coggins and a vet physical for the health certificate, and find a transporter to bring her to me.  So, I am doing a happy dance!!!.....    PS..... I am so tickled to see, that Pony Girl, has come back to blogging once again, and will enjoy hearing of her adventures, and getting to look at her pictures.  Yehaw!!!.... Cowgirls RULE!!!....

Sunday, October 9, 2011

WhooHoo!!!! Cooler Weather at Last!!!!

Finally!!!........ the horribly hot weather here , in Arizona, has finally departed!.... at last, you can go out for a breath of fresh air...and, its truly fresh!...and, much cooler.  Now, if you'd told me a year ago, that I'd consider 87 degrees, "cooler"... I would have laughed my head off!... but, it is the truth. People ...things like that are relative in comparison to whatever else you've been exposed to, in the meanwhile!.. ..   I am making some slight headway, in finding a permanent job, I am hoping.  Interviewed this past week, for two positions, and I'm hoping to find out this coming week, about the results of those interviews.  If it doesn't work out, I'll still be searching for my forever job, once again.   I am seriously trying to get things to where I will have a place to bring Comanche' to, and, before too much longer has passed.  This has been so hard, not having her with me.  I truly had no idea it would take this long to get her to where I am right now.  I hesitated to bring her into the very hot weather, without her being acclimated, I felt it would be detrimental to her health.  The heat is very wearing, especially without any air conditioning to relieve it.  Poor babies... the horses and other animals have no decision in,  or way to alleviate their own discomfort.  We force them to endure things we couldn't tolerate ourselves.  However, I am looking to find a boarding situation where she will have misters, which do seem to make the air a tiny bit cooler... and, I can see how that would be a relief.    I am looking forward to  reuniting with my four legged baby girl soon.   Trailrides in the desert, await us!.............