Monday, October 13, 2008

A Busy Monday

Well, it was a glorious Autumn weekend and we accomplished several projects at home. We burned our huge pile of debris that's been collecting since last falls burn season, canned 1 quart and 12 pints of homemade condensed tomato soup from the last of the tomatoes in the garden, stained the replacement wall that we built a few weeks ago after "Ladde", my lardass horse knocked the old one down rubbing his butt, went to Costo and spent over $300 on groceries and supplies for restocking my pantry, cleaned the house and did the laundry. Kind of makes me tired all over again just thinking about it. And the worst thing is, when I left the clinic on Friday afternoon, all I wanted to do was enjoy the warm, sunshine and go for a trailride...sigh...maybe we'll be blessed with another beautiful weekend again soon. I can only hope...

Any hoo...I thought that I could come to work and rest up after such a busy couple of days past; but oh no, it has turned out to be a "monday" - you know the kind - the minute you cross the threshold, all helter skelter breaks loose and the phones and the questions and the clients just need, need, need!?!? Whew, I'm bushed!! I now know exactly what an egg feels like when you puncture a tiny hole in one end and blow the inner contents out the hole in the other end! Bloosh!! All the life has been thoroughly sucked out of me and I just want to go home and retreat to my little haven of peace and solitude where I can "just be" for a little while - maybe contemplate the universe, solve the recent economic crisis, bury my nose in my horse's neck, you know - relax. Ahh, breathe deep and recharge for what might be a very long week.

Oh well, I am thankful that I have a job - really, I am. I just want to show up everyday and not have a bunch of people have all these expectations from me---that's all!! Is that too much to ask?? I don't have all the answers!! Sorry, I feel better now. Venting is very important.

So, I do hope that everyone out there had a pleasant weekend and feels refreshed. And if not, well, just hang on tight cause here we go again...

Oh, thanks to Michelle for the recipe, thanks to Katie for my very first comment ever and thanks ever so much to Katie (different Katie) and Betty for their comments and friendship!! And, I still haven't figured out which camera I'm going to buy!! But, I am intrigued by Kodak's EasyShare Z1015 IS. Does anyone have this camera or know anything about it??

I'm going to go home now and spend some quality time with my wonderful ponies...whatever would I do without them??
PERISH the thought!!


Gail said...

Sometimes you just have to take that ride! The world will not come to an end if all your dishes and laundry are not done. When life is over, I am sure I will not say, "I wished I has washed more dishes"! Something about the smell of a horse lifts my heart and lightens my weariness at the same time.
Take time to enjoy! I work for the public too and there are many days I just have to hide in a secret place until the nice me crawls back out again.
I like your blog. I have not read it all but was curious about your horses...what kind? Personality? Have you always been a horse person? Gail

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Don't ya just hate it when you have to do other things on a beautiful, sunny warm day....perfect for riding?

I get so irritated, especially when the next time I plan to ride ends up being windy, cold or rainy.

When it comes to our horses, the most important quote should be: "Seize the Day!"