Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pre-Holiday Ramblings and an Update

This is a shot when my Laddster was just a punk. Can you believe that he was 15 hands tall as a yearling?? I knew he was gonna be big, but I didn't have a clue what was to come.

Hot diggidy dog!! Here it is Friday and it's only Wednesday!! Well, you know what I mean...I'm very happy about that and am soooo looking forward to a long and hopefully relaxing weekend. Well, mostly anyway. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! One of my most favorite holidays of them all.

First, you get to eat - which I enjoy doing very much! It seems like there are specially prepared delectables everywhere you turn. I enjoy cooking and creating new dishes, either from a recipe or truly a creation and it's always nice to have a large group of folks to try out those prepared concoctions on. (insert wicked, evil laugh here) I love to see people enjoy their food, don't you?

Second, you get to spend time with family and friends hanging out and visiting after you eat. I also enjoy doing that, very much. Like I've mentioned before - I love to lolligag - it's one of my most favorite pasttimes. Yes indeedy - I do love my lolligaggin' time!
And thirdly, and absolutely the most important thing about Thanksgiving is that it is a day set aside to give thanks for all of the blessings bestowed on us. Thanking God for the bounty in our lives and professing those blessings before family and friends is truly an honor and something which I do not take lightly. Now my family is not a religious bunch, nor are they what I would call spiritual either. But, I always say my prayers of thanks anyway and send up a few prayers for my family too. Heck, a gal can always hope can't she? I always say, as long as we're not dead yet, then there's room for hope. Kinda like jello I guess - there's always room for hope or jello or...oh, you know what I mean - don't ya?

Anyway, Thanksgiving to me is truly a blessing and a time to rejoice and give thanks and enjoy our family and friends and just enjoy being alive. Yep, that's it in a nutshell. And then, you know what else??? We get to have 3 more days off!! Yippee!! With no strings attached - after all the dishes are done and the hullabaloo is over, you get to go home and rejoice in the little ole fact that you have 3 more days of peace and relaxation and freedom before going back to the reality of everyday life. Now, you've just got to admit that is something to be happy and thankful about!! Yesiree bob - I'm very happy about that!

Now, on Friday morning we do have an appointment for Kyle our horseshoer guy to show up and give pedicures all around to the ponies. Sheesh, what's up with that? I've never had a pedicure in my life - except for the ones I have given myself, or if you count the times my dear hubby has painted my toenails for me, but that's not a real pedicure now, is it? But we spare no expense or luxury for those dear and sweet horses of ours now, do we? And, do they appreciate it?? Nah...just another thing they do for us - you know, stand still and be good and quiet while that little guy messes around with their hooves...they sure do got it rough now don't they? Poor, poor babies. And then, after the spa treatment is finished, I am hoping that we can go pick up a couple tons of hay or at least a ton of bedding know, one more little thing that we do for the horses while the horses - yep that's right, hang out eating and doing a little lolligagging of their own. And they say people are the smart ones...not sure I agree with that statement - not sure about that at all. So, after our chores are done (are they ever really done?), we might get to do a little hangin' out know relax a while and do something like, oh I don't know, read a book?, or go for a little ride?, or watch a movie on the tv?, something like that. Sounds pretty good to me...yep, pretty darn good at that.

So, what are your plans for the long holiday weekend? Whatever they are - may you be blessed with good friends, family and good eats. Try to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, they truly are the best kind.

Oh yes, and lest I forget - an update on my injured boy, Ladde. He had his first shockwave treatment yesterday for his injured ligament. He is doing just finer than frog's hair. Taking it all in stride and if the truth were known, probably enjoying every minute of it. The treats are a little more frequent when there's stall confinement, don't ya know? So, without further adeau, here are a few pics I shot of the visit with the doc yesterday.

Ohhhhh, I'm feelin' a little funny mom...

This is all there is to it - a couple thousand "shocks" which is actually pulsating pressure focused on the site of the injury. The patient is anethesized to lessen the pain, which sort of feels like grabbing an electric fence. And, yes I have tried it. I couldn't resist knowing just what it felt like.

My boss made the mistake of making some wisecrack about me taking pictures of his butt, so I just had to oblige and spread this shot all over the blogosphere. hee hee hee, what he doesn't know won't hurt him... :)

Our little helper here is the doc's son. He is a good little helper, and he's a ham in front of a camera. Sheesh...must be a guy thing.

All done and that's 1 down and 2 more to go...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Blessings from Cingspots!!


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

My oh my! That butt photo made me laugh like a hyenna! And that's not easy to do with my tummy still feeling so woozy. lol!

Ladde is sure one big hombre! Handsome fella, too. I hope he heals quickly and painlessly. Poor guy :(

Finer than a frog's hair, eh? Never heard that one before. Where does a frog have a hair, or is that the point? lol!

I'm not as fond of Thanksgiving. It seems I always get sick right before and then can't eat anything or don't feel well enough to cook. wah! This year is no exception either, as you know. :P

Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving!
Hope it's filled with good food, wonderful friends and family, and many happy memories to be made :)

New Mexico

fernvalley01 said...

Sounds like a wonderful few days. I am working ALL WEEK (feel sorry for me?) Sat we will be running out for som square hay, I book it in July the juist pick it upas needed because my hay guy has a nice big dry shed.If the weather holds I just might take Johnnie Handsome out for a spin ,or just work with the babies. Have a wonderful holiday and hug that big handsome fell from me !(your horse I mean lol)

Gail said...

Sounds like you have wonderful plans. May a good time be had by all.
Is your job secure, after that picture, I might wonder...just kidding.
My word verification for this was entar...So entar your wonderful holiday news and we will enjoy the read.

Strawberry Lane said...

What a handsome boy Ladde is! And you are pretty clever there with that camera. Nothing like a good rear view.

And ... never thought that those spoiled boys in our barn actually are treated to pedicures, but you are so right. That's what life's all about, right?!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a great lolligagging weekend. Love the butt shot!

allhorsestuff said...

Oh hooohahaha!
Your boss..hope he doesn't tune in to see the antics we are all having at his backside view! I did chuckle pretty good!
My freind Jules with maddy mare always is perturbed with me taking my "Behind the scenes" pictures on trails rides...well, at least the horses B--- is bigger!

Wow, that therapy is that shocking..huh, pretty intense stuff. Must have good results. say that YOU have never had a pedicure?? OH MY!
Okay...posting about Bay Ocean House Next...You must come and I will give you a darned great Pedicure!! We could even be in or near the hot tub for parts of it!

Here is to a the longest Lolligaginest days ahead!

Melanie said...

Sorry that I didn't get over here before Thanksgiving to wish you and your family a great one!!!
Hope that it was!!!

Loving the photo of your bosses!!! That is often the end that we become familiar with on farriers and veterinarian's though, isn't it??!!

Melanie said...

PS-You and Ladde look lovely in that old photograph!!!!