Yesterday was just one of those "down-time" days. They come a little more often, as I have grown older. The wind is howling today, so there won't be much accomplished until that goes down-damn!! Having a day off from me must have given my mom time to think as well.
This morning she calls and says she has decided to re-situate some horses. O.K.A.Y???
She has decided that she wants to bring to her place, three mares and a red roan gelding that we would like to find new homes for. Uh-huh!! "Well", she says(A little indignant), "You can't expect to get them sold if they are just running in the pasture." No mom, you sure can't!!
her plan is. Because heaven forbid, that she ever suspects that is what you wanted all along!
Now, it is a well-known "secret" that my mother has one perfect child! That child is NOT me. It just so happens that I am the only one she can get to do anything, so she makes do. That is not bitterness you hear, simply the facts, as I have come to accept them. It used to bother me a lot, but seldom gets under my skin now. I do the things I want to do and some things that need to be done. I keep my nose out of the business end.
The way I look at is...the only thing that would change in my day to day, if I decided not to help her with the other horses, would be that my little bay mare would go from last on the list of getting worked with to first on the list...
Since she isn't going anywhere, there really is no hurry, so I might as well help mom to get some of this other stuff "re-homed". I've even thought about adding one of those mares to my personal herd...uh, sorry honey, did I forget to mention that to you?