Friday, August 15, 2014


We've had some hellishly hot weather recently, nearing 100 F.  Everything about me withers in heat like that.  Once upon a time, I absolutely loved it, but after experiencing heat stroke twice before, those days are gone.  Don't get me wrong!  I'm still a sunshine-loving gal, love to soak up the rays and watch my skin turn a golden brown and my use of make-up disappear.  :)  But as I get a little older, I seem to enjoy everything in moderation - not too hot, not too cold, not too wet.  Especially, not too wet!  Nothing in life is ever perfect - right?

We're planning a camp-out this weekend.  In our new camper.  :)  We picked it up last week and it's just lovely.  It's on the small side for a camper, doesn't have tons of storage, but for us, it's perfect.  I'm a whiz at organization and packing in small spots. Got the bed all made up last night, and I'm so looking forward to trying the it out...I haven't been sleeping well at all lately.  And if it's one thing I don't do well without, it's sleep.  

We had hoped to go camping with friends, with our horses, but our hitch broke, then hubby got that fixed.  Now, I can't find caretakers for the horses we'd need to leave at home, so no go.  That is why I'm usually not a big planner.  We never seem to know from one day to the next, just what we'll be doing, and when.  Another benefit of aging is that I'm learning to go with the flow...don't sweat the small stuff and all that happy crap.  

But we're going.  Just changed our strategy and our destination to a much closer to home location.  Still hoping to find someone to fill in for me on Monday at the clinic, or it will really be a short trip.  It's always a challenge to take time off from work, but sometimes it becomes a necessity.  We've been away from home once this summer, and time just keeps slipping by.  Seems like all we ever to, is go to work, and then catch up on the work at home.  

I enjoy completing projects and seeing accomplishments, but sometimes a person really needs to get away to really relax.  That is where I'm at.  Mentally, I'm at the point of breaking, physically I'm exhausted from lack of sleep and dealing with so many things at the clinic, and at home.  Enough already!

Sometimes, you just gotta get out of town.  

I will get to ride my horse tomorrow!!  Hallelujah and happy dance!!  I'm also planning on taking naps, reclining in my lounge chair with a good book and a cool drink.  Taking hikes with my dogs...snapping pictures and get this.  No phones.  No computers.  No people needing, needing, needing...

I'm hoping the weather remains cool, because time spent with the horses is always so much more enjoyable when it's not hot.  If not, guess we'll play in the creek...

whatever, we'll just roll with it.



Karen Ann said...

You've got the best possible attitude! Have a great weekend getaway. If I lived near I would take care of the horses for you.

C-ingspots said...

:) Thank you Karen!

L.Williams said...

Totally agree, horses and people get on better with a little less heat.

Jen Vandervoort said...

We had those days of that hot hot temps too...and I am like you, nope, not for me. Nothing gets done when it's that hot.

Have a wonderful time away breaking in the new camper. And I do so hope that you get a good nights sleep, next to being not too hot, or too cold, it's so important.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Sounds like it should be a fun weekend. Hope your temps go down, I hate the heat too, and hope you get some sleep.