Monday, April 1, 2013

Hot days! Hot dog!!

That's about the only way to describe our weather this past weekend, and again today.  Just gorgeous perfection!  Totally weird too, we normally get a lot, a lot of rain in March and April, and this March, rain was almost non-existent save for a few little showers here and there.  On Saturday we hit 78 degrees at our house.  Easter Sunday was 77 degrees.  Since I was pretty much sick all day Saturday, lounging in the sun on the deck, I actually have red legs and rosy cheeks today.  :)  That was the fly in the ointment in my otherwise, perfect weekend.  What a drag to feel lousy on such an amazing weekend.  I had so many plans and hopes for the beautiful days, but by Sunday I was feeling tentatively better, so thought it wise to lay low and take things slow and easy.  My new meds and I are having some difficulties, I think.  I skipped the new stuff yesterday and again this morning...wouldn't you know it?  Monday morning and I'm in fine form.  Good as new.  Suspicious huh?  Sure hope we can figure things out and make this work, because the best part of this new med is that it almost entirely squelches my appetite.  There's pretty much no way I wouldn't lose significant weight when I'm eating only enough to keep a bird alive.  :)  Anyway, we'll see how everything goes.

My wonderful husband on the other hand, was all energy and gung-ho both days.  He took care of all the horse chores and even did some laundry.  He mowed our lawn.  That was a huge feat in itself because this is the first mow job of the spring and we could bale that stuff.  Seriously, it was about a foot tall and lush.  The smell was wonderful!  He also spent some time working on his camper project, and that's coming along nicely.  We had to put the fly masks on the horses for the first time.  Yep, along with the glorious sunshine, we also had an immediate insurgence of flies.  Nasty flies!  The poor horses were covered in them.  And since the horses are all shedding like crazy, they were sweaty and itchy...snoozing, lethargic horses all over the place.  They were much more comfortable with their masks.  They almost put them on themselves.  :)

I'm trying to keep my excitement at bay, but I'll mention casually that we may have sold our horse trailer as well.  An offer was made, we shook hands and everyone seems to be in agreement...but it's slightly more complicated than that.  Suffice it to say, if everything works out, we will be pleased beyond measure and ever so thankful for such an unanticipated blessing.  :)

The dogs and I took a lovely walk around the park trail this day at noon.  I had forgotten just how long their tongues really are!  It was wonderful!  I got sweaty, and my hair was totally damp from the uncustomary warmth this early in spring.  How cool is that!?

I know, I must really be weird.  I'm super excited to be sweaty!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Easter weekend.

Waiting with bated breath...
Lorie @ Cingspots


Cindy D. said...

I had a lot I wanted to say but then just looked at the clock and realized that I am 10 min late getting off work and got to get to the feed store.

I love that first pic of the dogs!
sorry that your new meds are bothering you. I hate that! Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, but glad you are doing better now.

I am also looking forward to some sweatiness. :-)

IanH said...

If I had grass that long, I would turn the horses loose on it! It sounds like your husband is a real keeper. Now there is a fine line on how much work you can get him to do before he suspects that you are milking it! :-}} Sympathy is great as long as you are receiving it. Hope you get it all straightened out.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Hope you get the meds sorted out and feel better. Cute dog picture. Your walk looks beautiful even if it was sweaty. What a pretty park.

Carolynn Anctil said...

Oh! Look at all that green stuff. We still have mountains of snow and more on the way, apparently...good grief.

Jenn said...

I sure hope your abnormally dry spring does not portend an equally dry summer! The last thing we need is another drought. :(

I can't WAIT for the first mow of the season...our grass is just starting to come up, but I'm so, so happy to see that tinge of green creeping in. Makes me HAPPY!

Karen said...

A man who will do the horse chores and even some laundry is worth his weight in gold, I say :-)

aurora said...

Always a bummer to miss out on the good weather, there outta be a law a person can only be sick when it's crappy out. Your dogs would make anyone feel better, what a bunch of lovers! My hubby does much the same, you gotta love 'em. Hope this weekend finds you feeling better, and with more good weather. We've got rain in the forecast, but at least spring is finally creeping into the Midwest and snowbanks are melting away. Hey, I like being sweaty - give me a reason to cool off ;)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh what gorgeous weather! We are so ready for Spring here in Tennessee.

allhorsestuff said...

Look At This Stuff...Great!
I'm Not In The Know On Your Meds, Missed A Post. Hoping It Gets Righted.

Yea,I Got The Fly Sheet And Mask Out...But It Got Traded Thursday, For Rain Gear Again. Very Stormy Now. More Normal***Darn.

Your Hubby Is Awesome. We Are
Blessed That Way, You And I.

Hope You Are Better Now,KK

Stephen Andrew said...

Looks positively gorgeous!!! Glad it was a happy and beautiful Easter :) a little color does us all good now and then.