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