Saturday evening when I returned home from shopping in Bartlesville, it was dark. Hubby had already fed The Old Guy but did not put him inside for the night. It was not raining hard, misting a bit. There was a chill in the air but nothing too cold was in the forecast. After I stowed all of Wee One’s presents, wrapping paper, and other birthday goodies away, I went outside to see Scooter.
I whistled for him. I stood there and waited, I heard a very faint whinny from the wayyyyyyy back of his pasture, then galloping hooves in the distance. The Old Guy skidded to a stop on his hindquarters not less than 3 feet from me. I could see him in the yard light looking at me expectantly, his small brown, furry ears pointed directly at me. I gave him some love, then I fished out some baby carrots I stuffed inside my hoodie’s pockets. I think he was kinda suprised because I had my hood pulled over my head and he could not see me very well but knew it was me under there. Horses can be so funny!
Today while Wee One was napping I wrapped all of his presents and did as much as I could around the house so I can enjoy my trail ride tomorrow. The new daycare girl called and confirmed that Wee One will be there tomorrow. I am letting him go from 10 am to 3 PM on his first day. I hope he likes it and doesn’t pitch a fit when he realizes he has been left! I may even be able to go check out the new stand-up tanning bed in my area. I hope so. My farmers tan from summer is long gone.
We have a new addition to our family. Ive been promising Toddler Terror a fish. He loves fish. He will watch fish in an aquarium for ages. Hubby and I discussed getting a nice aquarium set up for our home but, geesh, I am not that into fish and they can be a lot of work. So, I bought Wee One a Beta a few days ago. I figured these are hardy little fish, if he does okay with it, then maybe on down the road(like wayyyyyy down the road) we’ll get something bigger and better. For now, I am sure the Beta is a good choice. Wee One has been feeding it every morning and every night. He has not tried to mess with the water or touch the fish yet.
He has spent a lot of time watching it. So far so good but it has not worn off its ‘newness’ yet. Wee One named him “Mr.Fish“. I am not pleased with the glass bowl Mr. Fish is in. It was the only thing Wal-Mart had, YES-Wal-Mart! I was so disappointed because I almost bought a cool fishbowl at the Pet Store Classic Pets but I figured Wal-Mart would have something similar a lot cheaper. Was I ever wrong! Wal-Mart only had huge aquariums. This will have to do until I get back to Bartlesville…..
Son #1 has a basketball tournament starting next Monday and it runs everyday and ends on Saturday. That’s a whole week of games! I am going to take my bleacher seat cushion back out of storage…..our school has got to have the hardest benches this side of the Mississippi.