Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday's Stuff

Not much happening. I'm off work tomorrow. Gonna clean house like the president's comin... But its not the president... Its my MIL and her hubby, Jim. Yay!!! Just as important as the president tho. :)

I worked today. Same ol' stuff. My desk is over flowing with work. I'm mentally exhausted. I need a vacation so bad!!! Thank God I have a reason to leave work every evening. Otherwise I'd lose my mind. I am thankful to have gainful employment. I hate to complain but sometimes I just have to vent.

Keith gave his sermon last weekend. I'm very proud of him. He really stepped out of the boat with the courage to speak. All I can say is "God is so faithful." Its awesome!

That's all for now. Gonna rest up. Wish I had an influx of energy now, but I don't.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Speaking of Anniversaries...

As of tomorrow... June 28... my darling Penny will have been home with me for one full year. It's hard to believe. It seemed to go by so fast! I can report that she LOVES being home. She is spoiled so badly! Her sassy attitude is noted by most visitors and her beautiful palomino dapples are so gorgeous this year. I started riding her again late last summer. At first just short trip here and there, but eventually longer more challenging rides. By late fall I was trailering her to beautiful destination rides where the beauty of the season took my breath away. She has become more and more brave all along, and so have I despite the one mishap last fall.

Riding this summer has been a dream. She's way more settled now and seems to enjoy our jaunts. I too am stronger and more confident. Sometimes Keith comes and rides one of the other horses. I'm so grateful to have that resource to share with him. It's been great. We've even gone on a gallop or two... and Keith thinks that is way cool! So riding has been great aside from one more tiny mishap involving a strong trot in a field of high grass where a groundhog caused her to zig when I zagged... oops... I fell down. Thankfully she's not that tall. It buggered up my hand pretty good. The reins literally burned thru my fingers causing a tremendous instant blister. It's all healed now... thankfully. But aside from that I wasn't hurt and neither was she. Imagine that... I've fallen off of her twice... and only twice in her entire life too. Wasn't her fault... stupid groundhog!

So tomorrow is the anniversary of regaining my "Peace of Mind" so to speak. I love her so much and I am very blessed to have been afforded the opportunity to have her again. This was a HUGE answered prayer! Thank the Lord! For he is good!

Saturday's Snippets

Today was a relaxing day... it's welcomed after a long week of work and play. Monday I worked long, hard, and late bringing another month's worth of files to fruition at an evening meeting. Tuesday was the usual... try not to work late and get to the barn on time to do the chores. Wednesday I helped with baling hay at the farm. That's the annual chore that I try not to miss out on. Sure it's hot, dusty, dirty work, but the feeling of accomplishment is welcomed when the barn is full. I also squeezed in a night of chores that evening and caught the end of one of Keith's softball games as well. Thursday and Friday were status quo... work and chores at the farm... Except for the dog at the farm getting sprayed by a skunk. That was an ordeal... but Saturday... oh how I love Saturday. I slept in an extra hour. I did some housework. I even took a nap before I went to my Sister's to use her computer. Most of the time I don't miss not having the computer at home, but today I actually needed it.

Keith is preaching at church tomorrow. I'm not sure if you'd call it preaching or just delivering the message. Either way, he's presenting the words that the Lord has laid on his heart to share with His people. Agreeing to do this was a bold step on his part, but the Pastor obviously thought enough of him to ask and that says a lot. I'm so grateful that K is stepping out of his comfort zone on this. It's something that shocked me. It's one of those things that I know he can do, but just never thought he'd be brave enough to do it. I'm delighted in his obedience. I'm sure that the Lord is too... He'll shine thru him tomorrow.

Anyway... that's the snippets of this past week.

Tomorrow we'll worship with friends and family. Then rest a bit before heading over to my Sister's place for an evening birthday party picnic. That reminds me... I need to ask what to bring. I have had a gift for Joyce tucked away for a while, but I need to stop tonight and pick up something for David.

So that's my story...

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Happy Anniversary to Mom and Dad today and to Wendy and Cory yesterday.

(And to Keith and myself last week)

sweet weekend

I'm staying at the farm this weekend. Its just me and the two ponies, Penny and Dee, and the two dogs, Reilly and Tootsie, and the two cats, Scampers and Scooter, and one extra large spider, Vince, who only has 7 legs... More about Vince another time.

It rained mostly yesterday but today is lovely so far. I'm on the deck soaking up some sunshine, enjoying the breeze, and admiring the view which includes the ponies way down yonder. The birds are singing lively tunes and the humming bird visits nearby often. The flowers are in full bloom all around me.

It is a lovely day to drink in the Lords creation.