Today I was able to reminisce about the lovely memories from yesterday, when I was able to have our family holiday get together at my place - the lowest on the totem pole and often outvoted. And did I put on a spread (including a few COTH shared recipes ), received loads of compliments, and enjoyed my 24 y.o. son and his 22 y.o. girlfriend's decorating the tree and acting like 6yos while decorating the Christmas cookies. (He did a perfect train. She some lovely little angels.)
Today I also got to reminisce about my son't unfortunate rear-ender accident on Friday. The kind where no one was really hurt - except the other guy's little old car. And my son was constantly worried about ruining the other guy's day and month to come, and my insurance going up. But he wasn't blaming anyone or anything else. He is a caring young man.
Today I got back on my horse (lesson tomorrow!) for the first time in 6 days. Last Thursday I was upended by my Irish Wolfhound when I stepped over her, feet flying up in the air, and going jaw and neck first directly into the edge of an immovable door. As it all happened, the incident was pretty painful, and scary. Have a couple of other places that hit. But no terrible bruises, and not a thing seems out of whack, no residual pain - just amazing... For 58 years old, think it's frankly just a miracle that it wasn't worse, and feel very, very fortunate. When I hopped on him tonight, my guy was a bit of a brat on the ground, but went right back to work as soon as we got going. So can kind of tell he gets a bit out-of-sorts if he doesn't get his attention. And back to playing with Mom afterwards. Love that about my horse.
And finally today, got to read all the good moments here, including the suggested get togethers for friends. Love COTH.
Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. Malcolm Forbes
Today I came home to a happy toddler even though he's in a 3/4 body cast.
Today I talked to my husband who's deployed but safe.
Today I went to my stable job and don't have to worry about being laid off.
Today it's the little things that make the world go round.
This is small stuff...one of my dogs was sick this morning, so I called my boss and said I'd be working from home to tend to her puking and loose stools. Good thing, because it started sleeting and freezing and a 40 minute commute turned into two hours (as reported by those who drove in). So, not only did sick dog save me from that mess, but, even better, she feels much better now, is acting normal, kept everything down all day and ate some dinner .
I have horses here at my house and some over at a friends for the winter (they have an indoor). I went there tonight to drop something off. I'm frazzled with the holiday etc. etc. just like everyone else. They were riding. They insisted I ride one of their horses (already tacked up ready to go). I got on and had the best time ever. They ride western so we were running barrels at first then chasing cattle. I'm grateful they "insisted". It was exactly what I needed.
Last night I brought my mares home to a brand new run inand pasture, courtesy of my wonderful DH. They were camping out at a good friend's house until it was finished.
This morning I came out to see my blind made laying down relaxing... she has been on a lease (and then dropped off at my friend's) for the past two years almost. I am constantly in admiration of her peaceful nature and what a strong noble horse she is.
But without a doubt my favorite moment was taking my 15mo old out of his stroller, and telling him I had someone I wanted him to meet. I walked him over and he reached out to pet the other love of my life (okay she shares that title with DH and my 3mo son as well)... it will be one of my favorite memories to last me all my life. It was just wonderful to share that with him.
As quiet as she is, I hold out hope she will be the first horse he ever rides as well. I have always loved horses but I never knew I could love an animal as much as I love her. Now I am getting all misty so I will cut this off but this was a wonderful day.
Today I brought lunch for the people my son works for - it's Christmas time, and they are madly grooming dogs well after dinner. I will join them in working tomorrow.
Today I took my younger son to lunch. We had corn dogs and lemonade, and picked out a nice tie in school colors for him to wear at his "IWorld" Final presentation tomorrow. He was feeling much better about school finals and is making finishing touches on his report.
Today I put the lights on our tree. My husband will be happy when he sees that.
Today was a good day.
Don't tell me about what you can't do. That's boring. Show me what you can do. - Mom