Thursday, January 22, 2009

What a difference a day makes

Hi all. I feel quite tired today for some reason. I decided to opt out of the daily walk that Annie and I usually take over the noon hour and instead did a couple of errands and came back and have caught up on some of my favorite blogs. It's almost time to go home and my plans are to go straight out and bring the horses in; get them fed and snuggled in for the night and head back inside for some fireside lounging. My hubby and I went out for dinner last night in a celebration (of sorts) of my birthday. However, by the time I got home from work, I was feeling like just staying home and turning in early. Always amazes me just how quickly my moods can go from very good to very subdued. There are so many things or variables in our lives that are just not in our control. I am ever so slowly learning to realize that I cannot change some things no matter how very much I wish and pray that I could. I just need to pray and trust that everything will be okay and will work out however they're supposed to. Our daily lives are all about our choices. Good or bad, right or wrong. Each one of us every single hour of every single day makes our own choices. And someday, each one of us will have to account for every one of our choices that we alone have made. I have for a long time lived with something that I have always thought was intolerable. However, by not making choices we actually do choose something don't we? My indecision has set me upon my chosen path and I have endured. I have been changed and continue to evolve with every new day that I remain. I trust and continue to have faith that I have and will continue to be just where I am supposed to be.

On a completely different topic, I am going to switch gears again. I seem to do that a lot, don't I? Quite some time ago, my wonderful friend Sherry at Fern Valley Appaloosas endowed me with an award which so many of you have also received. And then again the other day, my blogging buddy Callie at Midwest Horse blog honored me with the same award. I have been somewhat distracted of late and have neglected to post this award. I wish to thank both of these wonderful ladies who thought highly enough of me to grace me with this award which is all about attitude and gratitude. Something which I strive for excellence and sometimes maybe even achieve. I'll take some honest credit for trying. So...thank you gals. I consider it an honor to include you as my new-found friends and humbly accept. Another reason I've had for not posting this award before now has been the rules attached. I don't do well with rules, never have and probably never will. I'm supposed to pass this along to 10 other worthy (in my humble opinion) bloggers and post links to their blogs, etc. I think that by now most of you have probably gotten this award already, so I will not be passing it along to anyone except my near and dear friend Betty over at Panther Creek Cottage Blog. She is one of my most dear friends and I just love her.

So, if any of you would like to stop by and say hello to my friend, her blog address can be found on my sidebar blog roll. I'm sure she would love to have you stop by and leave her a comment from time to time. She's an awesome lady who I've loved and admired for quite some time.

Oh, and right now would be an awesome time to check her out. She has posted a video of herself and her dog sledding down the road she lives on in the snow we had recently. She's a hoot!!

So, here's my very first ever lemonade stand. There sure has been a lot of talk about lemonade-based drinks around here lately. (Think margaritas, my friends) Do you think we're longing for the good old summertime and wishing we were a-sippin' something long, cool and slushy, lemony good poolside in the sun???
Hmmmm...I'm thinking we need some heat and some sunshine for all of us, wouldn't you agree???
So, there you go Betty!!!! I choose to share this award with you my girlfriend!!!
Blessings my friends from cingspots


Anonymous said...

Do you believe in miracles?

Grey Horse Matters said...

Congratulations on your Lemonade Stand Award. I'm thinking we could all use a Margarita or two and some sunshine in this dreary winter.

fernvalley01 said...

I think as adults it is perfectly reasonable to have a "Spiked" Lemonade stand
22Feb seems soo far away,but I can wait!
Chin up, whatever is getting to you you will sort it out I have faith in you my friend!
And thanks for the well wishes,I will bounce ,I always do.

Lil Mama said...

I agree! Lemonade with a little kick is the best.

allhorsestuff said...

Hello there Lorie,
I think yesterday was too- too exci
ting with your B day huh!

Well, I feel your forboding through the words..and something I do always have to remind myself about...choices are made true..and sometimes mistakes come of them or a too long of tarry may wind up being a missed opportunity. BUT all of it is forseen wayyy ahead of us and with God. There are no mistakes or missed chances. He will use all of what we do or decide not to for our favor should we hand it all over to Him....trusting Him.
Sometimes I get upset with my husbands fears...and he tarries on making a decision is made for him and not as good as if he chose himself. Me too, for that matter.I am in there too.
But, regret is only good for one thing...walllowing in!
Please know that you're in good hands dear and so many are pullin' for you !!! You are loved!
Just me...Kacy

PS I actually thought you had the Atitiude Grattitude Lemon stand! I am sorry..I was bestowing last night and for some reason thought you already mentioned it! Well YOU certyainly deserve it..You are full of atitiude and are pointin the way of grattiude all the time!

Carolynn said...

Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful couple of days. Life is most definitely a series of choices. I guess that's what makes the journey so interesting and unique for each of us.

Thank you for your lovely comment over at my place today. Why the South of France? I'm not sure I could answer in a way that would make sense. I've always felt a pull, deep in my soul, to live there. It's where I really feel I belong. Then again, once I'm there, I may want to be here. Life's like that, too. :o) Anyway, I have to give it a shot.

I was there for too short a time a few years ago and those are some of the photos I took in an area I really loved.

Gail said...

Congratulations on your awards and surviving onother birthday!

C-ingspots said...

I sure do appreciate all of your endearing words and sentiment. It's amazing to me just how "to the point" your chosen thoughts can be. Thank you all very much. You are all very comforting to me just when I seem to need it.

backattheranch said...

I love your blog and I like the pics of your appy. Reminds me of a appy we used to have when I was little. We called him Blue Quavo. He had another one he was more buckskin appy and we called him salt shaker. They were brothers. Good times! :)

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Yummy, I'll take a margarita anyday!!!

panthercreekcottage said...

Now Lorie darlin, yer so sweet. but what would I do with an award? I mean where would I put it? I am not good with rules either, they make me itch!
I just knew that it was someones birthday on the 21st and for the life of me could not think of WHO! It was you, my oh so dear friend. And I am so blessed to have your friendship. Happy belated birthday Lorie. Now where did I put my calendar?

allhorsestuff said...

Me again sweets...
You know I don't know anyting and anthing I say that appears to have "I know something" written into it... well please take with a grain, then throw it over the side. I have no idea what it may be that toils you, and I never want to offend here by being glib! If you ever, ever wish to talk more off the record of "Leave Your Comment" section here, do E-wave me
Or not- tis solely up and down to you.
I would always care to know anything you have to say,and would listen without having to anwere if that is what you 22 years of haridressing..I have learned a thing or two- Be the receptacle sometimes works best.
I'm Yours~

Anonymous said...

i'll have that lemonade with a hint of vodka AFTER i go out to horses.. it's only -9 here today Or maybe a hot toddy?
gp i montana

allhorsestuff said...

Hello there sweet Lorie!
I am missing you today, wondering where you are and how you are dearie.
I am the same...just flying under the radar and smiling today as the sun is out and it did not snow again thought yesterday's smattering was pretty!
Hope to read from you soon and get to say hello !

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Please forgive me my dear friend. Happy Belated Birthday. I'm sorry I've missed it.
I have been so far behind in catching up with my favorite blogs. I can only visit a few eah day because I'm just so tired and sore. Physical Therapy is wiping me out and everything I do takes twice as long and is 10 times more difficult.

Anyway, I enjoyed your post. Congrats on the award, You deserve it. Many times you've known just the right thing to say to me to lift my spirits just with your own joyful and positive spirit.

(((HUGS))) for you!!