Thursday, March 12, 2015

No wind in my sails

Look close, the poodle's in there.

Miss Ruby

Snip doing what I wanted to be doing

My handsome Eagle

Ladde napping in the morning sun

Our weather continues on its' quest for spring.  We've had a bit of rain to dampen the ground, but not much.  I'm thankful for green grass and lots of sunshine.  Ruby and I continue taking walks several times a week.  She's really enjoying our too, but I can't help but miss my other girl, who also loved our walks.  Mostly, I'm at peace about Annie.  I know it was the right thing to do, and the timing was right.  But, oh how I miss her!  I hate how life is forever changed when a loved one is gone.  Time lessens the pain, but it's never the same.  I just wish it didn't have to be this way.  

I've been working every day at the clinic, and business has improved greatly.  It's good that I'm busy, as I have no time to ponder.  I've been keeping very busy at home as well.  My hubs has been working 6 days a week last week and again this week.  That means a lot more stall cleaning for me.  Last weekend I did the laundry, cleaned the house, groomed 5 of the 7 horses, cleaned all 6 stalls, added fresh bedding, cleaned all the water troughs and refilled them.  I did some work with Eagle and had planned on taking Ladde for a little ride, but in the end was just too tired, so opted for a leisurely soak in the tub instead.  Afterwards Ruby and I lounged on the bed and watched Seabisquit before heading out to pick up my hubs from work.  It was a very long, tiring day, but kept my mind occupied.  This weekend I can expect much of the same, and then hopefully everything will get back to normal real soon.  

We had the appointment with the farrier Tuesday evening and I got Missy's shoes on her front feet.  This is about 2 months earlier than normal, but the ground is so dry I can start riding her and working on her conditioning.  My search for someone to work with Eagle and me still continues.  I've tried contacting 2 different people that I thought would be good, but they haven't called me back.  Maybe business is too good, but it would be nice to get a reply.  If all else fails, I guess it will just be me and Eags after all...

I guess that's about it for now.  Hope everyone is doing well and warming up back east.  We're supposed to have a rainy weekend around here, which is good, I guess.  

Until next time,


Grey Horse Matters said...

It's good to keep busy. Annie will never be far from your thoughts but the pain will lessen with time. I still expect to see Murphy when I round a corner or wake up in the morning until i remember he's gone. But I feel it's better to have loved them and been loved back than never to have known them.

I hope you get to start working with Eagle soon.

C-ingspots said...

I couldn't agree more, Arlyne. Thanks.

T.L. Merrybard said...

I think for me the worst thing is not being able to actually touch them any more. My hands kind of ache for them.

Eagle is way handsome indeed! Love his rich colour and he has such a lovely head. Reminds me of an old Australian Stock Horse I had many years ago. He was such a dude. Bet Eagle is too! I hope you find someone to work with you soon. Must be very frustrating.

Can't get over your hair carpet you have going there. :)

Michaele said...

Love all the photos! The coffee cup on the fence made me smile. Sorry you have had such a great loss.

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

Finding the right person to help you with Eagle is so crucial, don't rush it. I love your photos and the pop of green, the sign of spring! Like you I will be putting front shoes on MB early this year, we are already hitting the trails and the road leading to them is quite rocky and he's been tender.

aurora said...

You've been a busy bee, no wonder there is no wind left in your sails!! It's tough finding someone that fits to help with horses. Spring is such a busy horse time. Truly hope you find the right person for you & Eagle sooner then later!!

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Angel The Alien said...

Looks like the weather is beautiful where you live! All the animals look so happy!