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Sunday January 19, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

ahhh...another year arrives. Winter is getting old as usual with the occasional perks of a bit of green peaking up from a dried pot and off and on sunny, mild days. I got through the worst cold spell and was able to supply buckets of warm water to the ponies and heat their food but when the pipes finally froze and thawed the handle popped off the wash bay faucet and left me with a huge unpleasant mess. Just one more unpleasant memory and I have a responsible man to help me sort it all out soon. I am replacing the service faucet and will have him trouble shoot pipes, insulation and drainage etc...
Bright and Kitty are both gimpy. Both are improving. Kitty took a walk around and returned to the apartment to convalesce. He seems to know he is in no shape to meet his nemesis..a dark gray and white intact Tom cat which had been raiding his outside food dish. The trouble seem to be his forearm and perhaps shoulder. Amazingly Disney has been very sweet...he is usually very cranky when he doesn't feel well.
The elderly dogs have me up every 3 to 5 hours through the night for their trips outside. The poodle always comes back post haste but Cheer the Beardie sometimes loses track of time ...upon which I don slippers, hat and coat and armed with a flashlight, seek her out. Usually she is just nosing about the yard, pausing to roll in the dry grass to scratch her back and occasionally send a Woof into the night air. The guineas roosting on the side voice disgust at being awakened.
Tomorrow is a work day so I will be turning in early. I have been getting in more whole foods since I gained back 10 lbs and find the cold, rush and inconveniences of the season rough up my routines.
Some upsides to the present time...I have learned how to do more with my phone...getting better at videos and selfies...and learning how to use the new Smart TV..and loving Netflix.
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    I am back and balancing the Winter and such and striving to put extra fruit in my work lunch and get to the gym. The foreman for my hay provider has offered to help with my odd jobs around the farm. He also manages part of the two other business's his boss owns. The dogs are old and probably have 1 to 2 years max with good care. While losing sleep and extra duties is a pain I see the patience gained as a blessing and know I will miss them and their funny antics when they are gone. The same holds true for Mom. Sometimes blessings are just not convenient but blessings never the less...lol.
    2663 days ago
    Welcome back! I missed your blogs!
    2667 days ago
    Netflix is cool..used it at one of my daughters when housesitting..You found a responsible man? Responsible for what? He must be young.... :)

    I'm afraid that I'd rig up some outside shelter or barn type place for the older dogs, warm but where they can readily get in and out of...here, have a nice blankie and all your food and water are here...? Can't they go curl up with a lamb or something? Sorry...my compassion is lacking a tad when it definitely conflicts with cold.....We do what to have penguins and polar bears on the planet? Or is it to give trees a rest? hmmm

    Have a great week! Thanks for the blog!
    2667 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/20/2014 5:40:38 AM
    One day at a time!! It all balances out.

    Hope you have a great week!
    2667 days ago
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