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Back In The Saddle

Hello!

First off, let me tell y’all, you guys are the BEST! I’ve missed you and I want to thank you for your comments and emails in my blogging absence. Not a day has passed that The Rez, my friends, and blogging were ever far from my mind.

These days, I am busier than ever. If I thought I was busy before……nowadays, my life is just plain nuts. Sometimes, I am not sure whether I am coming, going, or standing still. I will begin regular writing and posting but just not as often as I have in the past. My new goal is now once a week or more frequent should the ‘urge’ strike me when I have time to sit down and pound it out on my keyboard.

Enough blabbering, here’s whats new on The Reservation…..

  • My hair is finally one length, everywhere. I just had it cut a few weeks ago, it took forever to grow my bangs back out.
  • Wee One goes to preschool all day! 8am – 2:30 pm. He loves it. He has 2 new teachers and Wee thinks they are the bomb. His favorite teacher from last year, Ms. J is now in charge of the school (the site’s manager).
  • Scooter is fat and happy. He is feeling better these days. A couple of weeks ago his arthritis was acting up and he was sore. Scooter started a new supplement that seems to be helping very much.
  • Freddie has went on to become a coon-hunting mount! He has a little grey girlfriend and is much happier at his new home.
  • My favorite fancy goldfish croaked…sniff sniff. I think the calicos were picking on him but hubs disagreed.
  • Kitty has gone to a new home where she will be the only cat. I just heard from her new elderly owner, Kitty is very happy in her new quiet environment.
  • Marvin is still as fat as ever…..and crabby as ever.

  • Bubba was homecoming Freshmen attendant. He was very proud! He is also doing good in school and football. Bubba is playing for the JV and the Varsity.
  • We went to N.MI and visited my family this summer. We had a wonderful time. It was so good to see all of my family! I miss them so much. We drove home thru WI, MN, IA, and KS. 

  • We gained a new family member, a 10 month old spayed female Shih Tzu named Harlie. She is very smart, trained, and LOVES to play. Needless to say, Wee One and Harlie are inseperable. Marvin is less than thrilled.
  • Hub’s new wells were successful and work is busy for him which means things are going well for my family.
  • Fall has arrived…despite our 80 degree temps. Fall is my favorite season and I am enjoying it once again.
  • I am still discouraged with our choice for presidential candidates! I like Palin. Hubs thinks she is hot but says he is writing in Hillary when he goes to vote. WTF?!?!?! Obama? I think he is a very big mistake……a very very big one.

Despite my crazy, chaotic life and having to live within a certain budget, what it boils down to, is….my life is pretty darn good. The only thing I ever aspired to do was to live surrounded by horses (well, horse these days for now) in the country, enjoying the outdoors, being able to read and write until my heart is content.

Megwetch to all my friends! I shall be around shortly…….

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No More Raisins! & The Book Of The Dead

Wee One is officially on a break from eating raisins.

He loves the little boxes of them.  I buy them by the case. They also keep Wee ‘regular’.

Ummm…..a bit too regular when paired with kiwi-strawberry juice.

Wee One and I took Bubba a SubWay lunch before the baseball team’s bus left the field for an away game Monday afternoon.

From the back seat I hear, “Mama, I gotta poop again!”

Me, “oh come on. Cant you wait until we get home?”

Wee One, “nope, thats too long. I may poops myself.”

Taking into consideration we are 15 minutes or more from our house I pull out of the baseball field and head towards town.

Wee One, “go to the library! it closest and I want a book.”

Good point Wee One. The bathrooms are always clean and never busy like GitNGo.

So while we were at the Library, I checked out an old book by Greg Isles, ‘Mortal Fear .

 I do not think I’ve read it, I will not know until I start it.
The best part of our PitStop, was when an old lady returned, Book of the Dead (Kay Scarpetta, book 15) by Patricia Cornwell .
I cannot wait to start reading it!
I received this book as a birthday gift. John Sanford’s newest paperback, Invisible Prey .

I bought a new Coach bag with my birthday loot. I’ve been wanting it badly. I plunked down the cash for it.

I still have a favorite fish.

Wee One has Preschool Graduation this Saturday and a cookout/picnic afterwards. They attend school until the 23rd though. It is going to be a family event, I may need to pack along my flask with some Jose Quervo in it….

Bubba has the record for RBI’s so far this year. He is really smacking that baseball! He is also doing a damn fine job covering 3rd base. Go Bubba!

No School for either one of them this Friday………….help.

Hubs new 3/4 ton 4X4 was delivered yesterday. It is his work truck. I do not think he needs Chrome everywhere imaginable, OnStar, XM radio, BlueTooth, and a Computer module in it!

But he has it……….so not fair.

Shhhh.  I secretly think the 2008 Chevy and GMC trucks are super ugly! I do not care how fancy smancy they are on the inside or how powerful the vortec super motor is…………they are uuuuuuuuuuugly.

 

I still have a favorite cat.

Marv has been awful lovey these days since I am rarely home. This last month has been super hectic. I keep thinking things are going to ‘calm’ down but they seem to only be getting busier.

My friend ET has gotten herself a job.

So now I am riding solo once again. Of course, I probably will not be alone for long because she changes jobs like normal people change their underwear. 

ET just started getting out of bed before noon to ride. I had to beg her to get her ass out of bed before our kids got out of preschool so we could get some riding in without kids. The few times we rode, we had a blast. Her boyfriend has a job but not one that makes a lot of money so she had to go to work part-time.

Gah! I need a new friend to ride with.

I enjoy riding alone but sometimes it is nice to have company…….someone Scooter and I actually like.

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Muddy Butt

 
From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing.
(Sonnet 98, 1-3)
Spring is all around us in Oklahoma.
I love it!

Wee One and I made it to the big park Friday afternoon. He quickly made friends with a cute little girl the same age dressed in purple.

Wee was showing off on the bumpy slide and raced down it into a giant mudhole butt first!

boys!!!

Wee One was rather impressed with his muddy self until I snatched him up and marched him to the car. At the car he was wiped off with handiwipes and redressed in clean clothes so he could play longer and not get a chill.

Wee One and I hit our tiny hamlet’s Easter Egg hunt at the ball field. Wee One grabbed up a lot of eggs! Not any prize ones though, but thats okay, he had a blast hunting eggs.

Bubba was gone from Tuesday afternoon until Saturday evening fishing at the Arkansas River and 4-wheeling on his 4-wheeler. He was with his Uncle W and his cousins.

The Easter Bunny made it ’round to the Res and the boys were happy with their baskets.

Wee One wants a fish just like this. He has mentioned it to me about 10X. Wee specifically says he wants a white/orange striped fish.

This fish costs over $400…..um yeah, let me grab the check book sweetie. Not hardly.

Our fish love Wee One…  

They know he always has food!

 Feeding frenzy

 I cannot believe they are only harmless Goldfish. They swarm like piranhas and circle during feedings like sharks.

 Me, “like the new carry on I bought? it has wheels and a handle.”

Hubs, “where’s the rest of the matching set? you know, the big suitcase? the one you always take everywhere that weighs over 100lbs?

Me, “there is no set. this is the only bag I am taking. I am carrying it on so I do not have to worry about checking then losing my luggage.”

Hubs, “HA! you couldnt fit all your crap into THREE of those little bags, let alone ONE.”

Me, “just watch me, I’ll do it.”

Hubs has no faith in my packing skills.

Sigh.

I may have to leave my new Minnetonka sandals home though……

I’ll see y’all when I get back from Florida.

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Spring Piranhas

Our fish have turned into piranhas.

The fish swim at you when you come anywhere near their tank.

If your feeding them, look out. The little gold one will actually propel itself up out of the water at your hand. This is Wee One’s favorite part of feeding the fish.

Suprisingly, the fish are pretty simple to care for and the tank is easy to clean. It has a pretty big filter system….which I am sure is why.

I won something!

‘The Riders Handbook’ was my prize won over at Home On The Range . It arrived in the mail and is an excellent read to ad to my small collection of Equine books. 

 

This is Wee One the day after his surgery. The little rubber snakes in his bowl? They had just arrived via courier as a gift from his 2 preschool teachers, Ms. J and Ms. T.

Wee One was obsessed with the little rubber snakes a classmate had one day. His kind and thoughtful teachers sent them out to Wee One as a ‘get well’ gift. That was days ago and he is still playing with them non-stop.

Speaking of gifts. My sister J mailed me out some beautiful blouses.

 Believe me, the photo doesnt do the top justice.

I love, love getting packages in the mail. I also love, love when my sister J cleans out her closet……..

One of the blouses is a brand spanking new beaded/sequined Ulla Popken, absolutely gorgeous. I’ve worn it twice already and have gotten many comments both times.

Thank you J! I am lucky to have you as my sister.

Ms. Kitty watching Bubba put the cover on his 4-wheeler last night.

 Spring (zeegwung) has arrived.

The weekend was beautiful in Oklahoma. Sunday was perfect weather, could not ask for better.

We all took advantage of it, even Wee One was allowed outside to run wild.

Wee One pointed out to me that my flowers are blooming from the bulbs we buried last year.

After Wee One looked at them for awhile, he picked them all.

Hubs promised to bring me home a fence to put around as a border today…he’d better not forget. I planted a lot of bulbs and they are just starting to sprout, they can barely be seen but they are there.

I am also seriously contemplating the idea of growing a small garden(gitigan) this year. We love fresh vegetables. I have only been able to grow tomatoes and various peppers in pots. This year I may take on an actual real garden. A small one.

Boys will be boys no matter how old they get….

I was persuaded into a basketball game of horse, when I smoked everyone, they turned on themselves. Just kidding, they were having a tickling match, dogpile on Bubba.

I did shoot some hoops though….

The last 3 days and nights, Scooter has only consumed about 1/2 of his hay. He has been grazing more because we have a lot of green grass already.

Scooter’s winter coat has come to it’s last stages, it is lifeless and dull looking, but underneath, I can see just the beginning of his new, shiny, warm weather coat coming in beautifully.

Soon, I shall be currying and working him over with the shedder…..

 “A short tale is soon told-and a short horse soon curried”

Walter Scott, The Abbot chapter 11 (1820)

Another sunset full of fire…

Busy week ahead. Wee One has his post-op MD visit in Tulsa, then back to school for him. Thursday, both boys are out on Spring Break. Friday I have Bubba’s parent teacher conferences, and we have 2 baseball games this week. 1 home and 1 game 2 hours away…

Man oh man, this time change is kicking my sorry *ss today, I cannot get my hiney in gear!

Scared to drink anymore coffee, I may get the shakes.
I am thankful for the longer daylight hours…..very thankful

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