Monday, April 14, 2008

...And then there is Monday

Why is it some days, usually Monday, that you just cannot get anything accomplished? I started several projects today but found myself thwarted at every turn.
It was too windy to haul the tree branches out that I have already trimmed off of trees. I did get a pile of old lumber hauled out to the neighbors burn pit. I ended up at mom's unprepared to finish up a couple of projects I have going out there. So I came back to town and figured I would finish up trimming out a bunch of elm trees that have decided to grow in the middle of one of the pastures. Of course as soon as I got some roots dug out and went to fire up the chainsaw...it would not start and then when I did get it started, the chain wouldn't turn. Ughhhh!!!!
Determined to accomplish something today, I tore everything out of my feed shed that somehow has also turned into the tool shed and the storage shed. Got it swept out and things put back in order. I forced myself to haul a few things out to mom's that needed to go in the dumpster and stored for winter. Not much to show for a perfectly good day. Oh well...it beat a day at the office thinking about all of the things I would rather be doing-LOL.

This is why the geldings do not live together...

Yes I know - boys will be boys...

You gotta holler at them before they knock it off...

A big lap around the pasture and then its - What? Who? Us?

Megan came home with a friend, who is spending the night and they built themselves a tree swing. Sheez-I think of all the money I spent on swingsets and slides...

Red Dog drug his ball around until I took pity on him and swung it for him. These two dummies will jump for this ball until they stroke out or your arm falls off.
Ute does the cutest little flips...

Fat Butt Red Dog can get some air...

When he gets tired of jumping for the ball, he will just jump up and clothesline himself and then they both attack it. You have to pretend that you really want that ball back so that they can feel satisfied they really are big and tuff.

Sometimes I wonder if being so easily amused means I am not right in the head. What do you think?

10 comments:

I'm Mikey said...

It's the little things in life :)
I know whatcha mean about being thwarted at every turn. Some days are just like that. Frustrating!!
Love the pics, the geldings are funny. Who me? What? We weren't doing anything! Yep, I know that look...

Jen said...

my gelding and mare were doing their pecking order the other day...i thought it was funny..prolly she was just bein a big ole hornball lol.
Tire swings are fun...we have a board swing hangin off our tree..i love to swing in the dang thing :0)

Pony Girl said...

I just discovered your blog....it's great! Love the mother-daughter stories. And, I loved the older post on being a purseoholic! Me too! I have an Aunt that cleans out her fancy (i.e. Louis and Prada) purse collection and I have some fun ones from her!
Happy Tuesday!

oldmanlincoln said...

A really nice bunch of photographs. I really like the geldings doing their thing and the dogs jumping for the ball. Made my day begin with a smile.

Callie said...

Animal antics easily amuse Steve and I over here in Wisconsin. Then there must be a whole bunch of us touched in the head!

Anne said...

If you got the tools out of where they didn't belong I'd say you had a hugely successful day!

My gelding would love to party with yours. He's a big frat boy, too. My mare won't play much, though she's younger, because he's just too silly. Loved the photos.

And yes, we animal lovers are easily amused. Isn't that a great way to live? Something to laugh at or smile over every day.

Kris said...

I guess I will be joining you in the touched in the head club! I wouldn't have it any other way, what a great way to spend life. Enjoying our animals and being happy! They diffently are amusing!
I know what you mean about not getting things done. Some days are just like that!
I do love the look the boys gave ya! Have seen that one before! LOL! Have a great day!

Rising Rainbow said...

My Monday kind of went the same way and Tuesday didn't follow behing much better.

Boys do have to be boys, they just can't help themselves.

sue said...

no, being easily amused in my book, says you can see the simple happy things in life... I am with you on that one....

BarnGoddess said...

Scooter and Freddie fuss all the time. Scooter is the instigator (sp?)

great photos!