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  • How was your lesson Thursday? Hope you had a good time!

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      Originally posted by rubygirl1968 View Post
      How was your lesson Thursday? Hope you had a good time!
      Well did not really get one, the schoolie threw a shoe. LOL
      And since it is just a half hour lesson, LOL. And we have had nothing but non stop steady saturating rain for 3 days, on top of the fact it was already so wet I am surprised the horses have feet left. it is crazy this strange weather pattern. and it is warm.

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      • That stinks, but it is how it goes with horses I hope you get to have one this week.

        Warm up there too? It's been in the high 80s and leif is miserable with his winter coat coming in. I started clipping him yesterday and got his mane and two swaths on his chest but the blades were too dull to any more.

        I got new blades last night so I can do more clipping this morning. I still haven't decided how much to take off but at least a bib clip. I'm a little scared to try a trace clip, it might look so horrid I'd have to body clip! Lol

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        • Hello to all! Just checking in. Kim, are you having a lesson tomorrow? Is everyone in the middle and south of the country staying dry? How about warm? I guess fall is officially here. My neighbors really dislike me this time of year because we have a huge, old tree that drops its leaves and covers our yard, making it look messy. I don't see the point of raking until the rain stops and the leaves are dry. I can just feel their eyeballs sending daggers into my back though.

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            Originally posted by PKP View Post
            Hello to all! Just checking in. Kim, are you having a lesson tomorrow? Is everyone in the middle and south of the country staying dry? How about warm? I guess fall is officially here. My neighbors really dislike me this time of year because we have a huge, old tree that drops its leaves and covers our yard, making it look messy. I don't see the point of raking until the rain stops and the leaves are dry. I can just feel their eyeballs sending daggers into my back though.
            I am hoping to. I hesitate to discuss the weather here in Michigan, We are so over saturated with rain it is scary. It has finally stopped this morning after raining again all day from noon on yesterday. The leaves are rotting off the trees.
            I am going to reserve judgement on what the weather men say, that we are in for drier more normal weather for early Oct. One can only pray.
            There is a lovely indoor, so I can bet I will be riding in there. No matter. I just really want to ride. Edited to add, there is a lovely wind right now, and temps are now in the low 60's. supposed to get to the 50's without humidity, which would make me a happy camper.

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            • Just saying "Hi Kim", :-)

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              • Originally posted by Sannois View Post

                I am hoping to. I hesitate to discuss the weather here in Michigan, We are so over saturated with rain it is scary. It has finally stopped this morning after raining again all day from noon on yesterday. The leaves are rotting off the trees.
                I am going to reserve judgement on what the weather men say, that we are in for drier more normal weather for early Oct. One can only pray.
                There is a lovely indoor, so I can bet I will be riding in there. No matter. I just really want to ride. Edited to add, there is a lovely wind right now, and temps are now in the low 60's. supposed to get to the 50's without humidity, which would make me a happy camper.
                Goofy weather every place, but then, for us, that is normal.

                We had 7" since October last year to four days ago, then had another 7" in the past three days, flooding streets and having to close highways, etc.
                Well, that moisture now will soak and be there next spring, means green grass then.

                They are calling for a wet winter, that means some blizzards, not looking forward to those, but they may be wrong.

                Weathermen have a job where being wrong is ok.
                Everyone understand the weather will do what it will do, no matter what we wish.

                Wishing you a fun ride, next time you get to ride.

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                  Oh And I have even more fun stuff to add.. I swear Murphys Law, if it wasn't for bad luck I would have no luck at all.
                  Power went out around 4 am. Just my side of the street. about 50 customers. They got it back on around 7 so just a bit ago. We have had 15 to 25 MPH winds most of the night, and with how wet everything is, must have been a tree.
                  Oh Did I mention that the ex called me yesterday morning around 8???
                  Yup, he dislocated his hip. I am not saying a thing, only that yes I went over there called an ambulance, drove to the hospital spent the better part of 3 hours hanging around there, luckily it is close like 5 minutes from his house, they sedated him popped it back in, and set him up with one of their orthopods. Yeah, what was I supposed to do. Let him lay there on his kitchen floor? He was the nicest when they gave him some fentynal. And it was IM. Should have sent him home with that. I took him home, and heard how they are wrong that a leg stabilizer brace will keep it from happening again, he argued with the staff, who were so nice. I just shook my head.
                  If he had not been sitting on his rear for the last 6 months he might have built up some strong muscle and tendons that would have prevented that. The PA confirmed that to me on the side.
                  So, yeah I am a sucker, and yet no one calls me, comes to see me, hell, 2 people email me.
                  I am pretty sure I will never be missed. Facts people, the evidence is pretty obvious.
                  if I do not make contact, no one does. I have been written off.

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                  • Reality is, each one of us have our own lives, others incidental to them.
                    That doesn't mean we don't care for others.
                    Some like or even need and protect their solitude.
                    That makes it hard to please others that would like more of them.

                    You are right that at times maybe we don't care enough for what others may need from us, a hard balance to find in our lives when we are not socially minded.

                    Be positive, remember, we are all alone, is how we think about it that can make a difference:

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                    • Kim, you're a good person for helping Todd, and of course you're going to help him, no matter your feelings for him -- that's your nature. In helping him, you haven't given up the strength it took for you to walk away from him, you just showed him that you can be kind and independent at the same time. Rock that power!

                      I'm guessing that you do rock that power, and people around you (even us sometimes!) think you're doing great and don't need a thing, so they leave you be.

                      Or, they just suck and you should egg them if they come near you. We could all send eggs for that purpose. Or avocados.

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                      • Originally posted by Sannois View Post
                        So, yeah I am a sucker, and yet no one calls me, comes to see me, hell, 2 people email me.
                        I am pretty sure I will never be missed. Facts people, the evidence is pretty obvious.
                        if I do not make contact, no one does. I have been written off.
                        I don't think this has anything to do with you. This is just how people are. Busy and forgetful. Don't take it personally... take control! Be the one who reaches out!

                        ~Veronica
                        "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
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                        • Originally posted by Sannois View Post
                          So, yeah I am a sucker, and yet no one calls me, comes to see me, hell, 2 people email me.
                          I am pretty sure I will never be missed. Facts people, the evidence is pretty obvious.
                          if I do not make contact, no one does. I have been written off.
                          We will miss you.

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                          • Kim - helping your ex in a time of crisis (which is what that was) makes you a decent human being - not a sucker. And YES - you will be missed. I'm so sorry you are feeling "down" (feeble word, I know) but you are cared for here. Wanna come do some homework with me? I have 3 chapters of pharmacy stuff to memorize, including a whole chapter of hated and despised math and 32 pages of just math homework from one chapter. For a person who can't even remember how many cups are in a pint or pints in a quart, this is yikes territory. I bet one look at that would make you run for the hills. Because I sure want to. You are loved - really - even if we don't show up all the time to say so. And phbbttt to the others in your life who disappeared.
                            "Cats aren't clean; they're covered with cat spit."
                            - John S Nichols (1745-1846,writer/printer)

                            Don't come for me - I didn't send for you.

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                            • Kim, I would do what you did for the ex. Some of us are just hard wired to be caretakers, I guess. It is who we are. I used to be a nurse and just can't let that part of me go. I drive Mr. Cayuse nuts worrying about everybody's aches and issues. Hell, I drive myself crazy with it, too!

                              Hope you have a good lesson lesson . I had mine with Peanut last night :-)

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                                Originally posted by shiloh View Post
                                Kim - helping your ex in a time of crisis (which is what that was) makes you a decent human being - not a sucker. And YES - you will be missed. I'm so sorry you are feeling "down" (feeble word, I know) but you are cared for here. Wanna come do some homework with me? I have 3 chapters of pharmacy stuff to memorize, including a whole chapter of hated and despised math and 32 pages of just math homework from one chapter. For a person who can't even remember how many cups are in a pint or pints in a quart, this is yikes territory. I bet one look at that would make you run for the hills. Because I sure want to. You are loved - really - even if we don't show up all the time to say so. And phbbttt to the others in your life who disappeared.
                                If I did the math you would flunk for sure!!!
                                You guys are all awesome!!

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                                  Originally posted by cayuse View Post
                                  Kim, I would do what you did for the ex. Some of us are just hard wired to be caretakers, I guess. It is who we are. I used to be a nurse and just can't let that part of me go. I drive Mr. Cayuse nuts worrying about everybody's aches and issues. Hell, I drive myself crazy with it, too!

                                  Hope you have a good lesson lesson . I had mine with Peanut last night :-)
                                  I was told long ago that is what I was put here for, Heck the Ex even told me that once. LOL
                                  I get what you all are saying. it is just sometimes the nights are terribly long, and you can only read so much or watch so many series.
                                  I feel like I am a pain in the ass for always being the one to contact friends. But yeah I know that people have lives but when you do not hear from someone for weeks, you start to wonder.

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                                  • We have spent today doing the "E-Learning/At Home Learning " packet which our school district sent home in case of no school for inclement weather. We had no school today because of Hurricane Michael. Our area of SC did not get anything except for lots of rain and a good bit of wind. It was all over by 10 AM.

                                    Oh my goodness -- you cannot imagine how much work is sent home for a second grader to do. We have been at this for hours. It is horrible.

                                    I am glad for a little bit of an escape here to decompress.

                                    I am sorry you are feeling sad, Kim. I can imagine you are lonely with no one near your home calling you for anything pleasant at all (does not count when Ex needs help -- and for what it is worth, I would have helped him, too).

                                    I am noticing that this thread is now over 3,000 posts long. I would say this is clear evidence that we all care about you. I wish we were closer so we could call you up to go out for coffee or to hang out at the barn.

                                    Hoping you had a good day today and will have an even better one tomorrow.

                                    SCM1959
                                    Last edited by SCM1959; Oct. 11, 2018, 11:56 PM.

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                                    • shiloh i swore that said “help me with housework “

                                      Homework sounds better than housework
                                      "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

                                      "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

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                                      • Originally posted by Sannois View Post

                                        I was told long ago that is what I was put here for, Heck the Ex even told me that once. LOL
                                        I get what you all are saying. it is just sometimes the nights are terribly long, and you can only read so much or watch so many series.
                                        I feel like I am a pain in the ass for always being the one to contact friends. But yeah I know that people have lives but when you do not hear from someone for weeks, you start to wonder.
                                        I'm a caretaker and a worrier. What a dreadful combination!! Lol

                                        Nights do last a very long time when you can't sleep. There isn't much yard work to do by moonlight. Are there any crafts you could try. I know it's trite and you don't want more knick knacks it would pass the time.

                                        I made wreaths for the camp horses one year and had a blast, surprisingly. I didn't think I was a crafty person but I liked it.

                                        Any good books to read or old favorites to re read?

                                        I think if people are happy to hear from you when you call they were probably busy or just don't know what to say or maybe afraid to bother you. i think sometimes people worry so much about saying the wrong things they just don't say anything at all, especially with serious illnesses.

                                        I don't think it means they don't want to talk to you, maybe they don't know what to say or do.

                                        I'm not as good with words as other posters but I hope you know what I mean.

                                        Are there any book clubs or other clubs you might enjoy that is a complete distraction? Any chance you could help out at the barn you're taking lessons at? Heck, a day cleaning tack or brushing ponies surrounded by like minded people would be pretty good.

                                        Ever wanted to paint your house or a room a totally wild color, dye your hair purple, or get a tattoo, go for it.

                                        Of course we are all entitled to a good cry sometimes or even go out and scream at the top of our lungs too. Maybe not when your neighbors are home, but sometimes it's good to let it out.

                                        I hope you have a happier day soon.

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                                          I do not disagree with any of you.
                                          I just have far too much time on my hands, and I am far too obsessive compulsive. For a while lately I thought it was as a result of the cancer, you know getting everything done. Well in truth I have always been this way, I just did not have the time to be this bad because I had a full time job, a horse, and a house and a husband. LOL
                                          So now that We have officially given the postings business over to one long time employee, I have total free time.
                                          So my house is insanely clean, the yard, now needs lots of raking, thanks to all this wind today, which is so much better than all that rain we were having. And this is Michigan. I have too much time to think. The brain just does not shut off.
                                          I read a bunch, I watch a bunch of Series. I am trying to sleep through the night, so far that is not happening. maybe tonight. I get 3 hours then wake up, and get out of bed.
                                          Oh lesson was changed to Fridays at 1. It works better for instructor, and I have no schedule! LOL
                                          So tomorrow, Really looking forward to riding.
                                          I am thinking of going back to the gym, I have no muscle, and it would be good to go a few days a week. I liked the folks there when I used to be a member.
                                          I am not miserable. I could be far worse right??
                                          You guys are so great. I wish we could hang out. I cannot believe we are all so far apart.
                                          Oh I am going to start crocheting again. I need to try something besides dish cloths and afghans.
                                          Thanks for the encouraging words.

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