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Used to run a stable and live on a farm, now I am back into banking for awhile. Still have horses and love animals.  

Sunday, January 6, 2013

going to work to rest

I've been off most of the week but it doesn't seem like it. I'm tired because of the cleaning, unpacking and running around. We went to just outside of Zoar today to get a nice big juicy round bale for bit and pony. We stopped by a barn in Spencer to see about moving our horses there. It was a nice place, family owned, small barn.

They have their own hay and pretty much keep things simple which I like. Yes, I'm tired, there was so much to do and still more to do here at the house. We picked up coal and wood yesterday, I tried to catch up on laundry and organizing but didn't get everything done that I wanted to.

Life is never dull that's for sure. Yesterday, a feed store guy tried to pick me up and was totally in love with my truck "Big Yellow" and at Zoar there were several men in deer hunting get up that were very interested in the truck. I may not have as much sex appeal anymore but my truck does :)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Being a single mom... sometimes it sucks

Kylie is a great daughter but she's 15. It is so hard sometimes to be the one and only provider, disciplinary, motivator, and support person. There really isn't anyone else except for my brother who comes to visit on weekends sometimes.

Working full time and trying to manage bills, the house, the horses and a teenager. Okay I am a little stressed, a little used up, frustrated and taken for granted at times.

I have to be firm and stern, setting boundaries and giving the nudges at the right time and in the right direction. I feel like sometimes I am in a row boat rowing against the current with a boat load of people and I'm the only rowing, the only one trying to keep everything a float.  

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Something that rarely, if ever happens

Today I did nothing. Well, almost nothing, I hayed horses this evening and picked some stalls. That was it, I didn't do laundry, vacuum, clean, worry about everything that needs done, nothing. Kylie was responsible really, she let me sleep in, made us something to eat and watched a movie with me and we all piled on the couch together relaxing. I'm off the rest of the week and after months of non stop working and keeping things going I am going to enjoy the house and the snow and get caught up on a few things including take some time to relax.

I worked late Monday, till 6:30 trying to help a loan to close, it didn't happen and I drove home in a some pretty bad snow and sleet. It was a long day and really made me appreciate being home for awhile.

The animals were happy to have me here and not running around like crazy. Tomorrow, there are several things to get done and there is they hay issue plus possibly finding a new place to board our two horses. With the weather being so bad and the shortage of hay it may be better if we moved them. I know how tough it is to take care of horses in the winter and what it takes to get it done, it may just be better to move them to a place that is better prepared and equipped to handle it until we can bring them home sometime. I don't mind the complete self care as long it's not a far drive so we shall see what is out there, I still want to have them in a small personal setting, I hate big barns, it's just too much with too many horses and people. I like simple.