Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Be careful what you ask for

It's so true, isn't it?  There are times I have to remind myself, but I'm usually too late.  

Last Sunday we spent a couple of hours (that felt much longer) moving our alfalfa from one shed, to a fully-enclosed location in our hay barn.  Anywhere that the air touched the bales, there was mold growing.  I blame this on our warm and extremely wet fall thus far.  
So, struggling with the heavy bales while battling a cold, I was hot, sweaty and feeling weak.  I complained about our "hot" weather and wasn't it just time already for a little cool down?  It's almost the middle of November for Pete's sake!

Fast forward to Tuesday.  I got what I asked for.  We've turned cold, and in a hurry.  We had our first freeze last night, and the winds are howling making it feel even colder.  We actually had a layer of ice on the horse's water trough.  I'm thankful it's a dry cold though, all the horses were turned out with their coats on.  They didn't seem to mind at all, each one standing very still for their windbreakers to be put on.  

There's been a lot of falling trees and ensuing damage to some homes, cars and such reported on the news.  We're thankful to be alright and doing just fine.

My only complaint is that I have succumbed to this nasty cold.  I'm not sure whether to blame my husband or my boss, both of which have been suffering with colds lately.  This is the first cold I've had in several years, so I guess I can't really complain...but I still do.  My head feels like it's full of cotton, my throat is sore and I've got copious amounts of "stuff" that needs to come out of my head.  Where does it all come from!?  *sigh*  So, it's off to Safeway at lunch time to buy some nasal spray and cold meds.  If I can breathe, I can sleep, and that's about all I want to do right now.  For now, I'm grateful for business at the clinic continuing to be slow.  My brain isn't exactly functioning, and I'd be in trouble if I had to actually think.  :)

Time continues to baffle me with the speed in which it passes.  Wasn't it just summer and I was splashing and crashing down the rapids in a raft???  It's almost Thanksgiving for heaven's sakes!!  What is with that?  Maybe I can finally stop living in denial now that it's cold outside...hate to break it to you folks, but summer really is over.  

So we're cozying up inside, staying close to the fire and drinking warm drinks instead of cold ones.  And giving thanks for our warm little home, and our warm little barn that protects us and the animals we love.  

Be warm and safe my friends...

Lorie @ Cingspots


aurora said...

Oh I do hope you feel better soon Lorie! Every single little thing is sooo draining and cumbersome when a person isn't feeling well. Take care of you!

Gail said...

With the colder weather you may improve. I know that sounds crazy but the pollen and mold counts have been awfully high so that may be adding to your cold.

I've had problems with allergies this year that I've never had before.

Heal quickly.

Laura Lee said...

Its gotten chilly here too. Mid to upper 30's. Hope your cold gets better soon. I'm sure moving moldy hay didn't help.