Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Getting Caught Up

I swear...I don't really think it is possible to get caught up around home. Once the green is on...it's a continual process of watering, mowing, weeding, cleaning...rinse and repeat. Non-stop all summer long. Some days I wonder what in the heck I was thinking when we bought this place. 'Oohhh, 20 acres...that's no big deal.' Right?...WRONG!!!

Oh well, I love this place. And things are coming along. I just bought a 50-60 foot round pen from a neighbor and am having a different neighbor come and disk up my arena area. I still have my 20 acres of open field to ride in next door, but on the other side of us, the open 5 acres that my neighbor used to have her barrels set up in, well...

Looks like we are going to have new neighbors. I knew that eventually someone would buy that property and put a house up...I just kinda figured it would be another few years. Oh well, I hear they are nice people. Don't know if they have horses or not, but am hoping they do. Nothing worse than a non-horsie person moving into a horsie neighborhood. Guess it doesn't matter as long as they don't start complaining. Although, we are planning on putting up a privacy fence along that fenceline now. That house looks right into my bedroom window. LOL

Speaking of the bedroom...

The hubby and I went tree shopping the other day. Looking to replace the evergreen trees that died. We thought we did something wrong, but almost everyone in the valley lost evergreens over the last year. Even ones that were established and mature. Nobody is quite sure why. But anyway, the hubby and I got caught in a rainstorm that dropped the temperature to the point where it was downright cold trying to shop for trees in shorts and t-shirts, so we stopped at a furniture store I had been wanting to go look in. We needed a new mattress something fierce. After sleeping in my LQ while in AZ and not having any hip or back pain and then coming home and the pain started up again almost immediately...I finally realized it was our mattress that was the problem. It is NOT that I am just getting o.l.d. LOL..

We got a new mattress...And an entire new bedroom set...
MH and I were trying to think if and when was the last time we had a matching bedroom set...And neither of us have ever had an entire brand new set. LOL. The best part was the new mattress worked. My hips and back were decidedly less achy after only one night's sleep. Wheww!!

MH finally found the couch of his dreams too...
There is actually 3 recliners in this couch. It's fabulous. Now we can recline side by side and watch t.v. without squishing each other on the couch or getting kinks in our necks. Sooo cool!

I haven't done much with the horses. Gave Moon and Bugs a couple of days off and then have just been doing light work just to keep them stretched out. I figured as hard as those two have been going, a light week would be good for them. Now we'll be cranking back up. The rest of them are on the list as well. :-).

I have been keeping in touch with Megan. She said Frosty is doing well...
Sheez...He hardly looks like the same horse. Meg has a client horse that she is riding and getting paid for, so that is good. Unfortunately, she called me the other day and was in a bit of a panic...Her pup, Banshee...

Got struck in the face by a rattlesnake. Luckily the snake just struck him and did not inject venom. I knew how bad the rattlers were down there, so when Meg left, I sent a tub of White Lightening along with her. She dosed the heck out of Banshee and got the swelling stopped. The pup is fine, outside of having a puffed up face. Boss man took to calling him Hammer Head...and I said that was a no go. Banshee is and always be my little 'pig face'...

Happy Memorial Day weekend to everyone!! Keep your fingers crossed for Moon and I. I'm excited!! I think I have finally figured out how to stay out of my horse's way and I cannot wait to see what he will do when unimpeded. :-D

10 comments:

Shirley said...

Nice furniture!
Hope your next run is flawless- and fast!

fernvalley01 said...

yay for the new furniture! esp the bed,no good getting your horse sorted out and you coming up lame

Paint Girl said...

Love the furniture! When we remodeled our house last year, we bought all new furniture and I was so excited to get matching bedroom furniture!! I had never had that before either!
Poor Banshee! Thankfully he is okay, but very scary!
Good luck this weekend! Go kick some butt!!

cdncowgirl said...

Yay for new furniture! I'd love a couch with recliners in it :)
Oh, I meant to ask, the diamonds on the headboard... are they darker wood, fabric, or something else?

Wow look at Frosty! Seems like a bit of hard work agrees with him ;)

Poor Banshee, glad he didn't get any actual venom!

Laura said...

I hear you on the mowing/weeding/mowing/weeding etc. etc. cycle! I only have 14 acres, but things get pretty lush around here in the spring! It's like living in a tropical rainforest! :-)

The new furniture looks great. I've been eyeing up couches like that for a while. Just haven't pulled the trigger on anything.

Looking forward to hearing about your next ride on Moon!

Cindy D. said...

Poor little Banshee, glad he is ok though.

I love love love that bedroom set! Wow! Did you get a memory foam mattress? We just bought one recently and it is by far the best mattress I have ever slept on.

Frosty looks Fabulous!

kestrel said...

Beautiful furniture, and glad it's helping your aches and pains! Poor pup, I hates rattlesnakes...
Can't wait to hear about your smokin' fast run!!!

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Lisa-The diamonds are hammered metal. I'm thinking they are just tin that is coated to look like copper. At least that is what they sound like when you tap on them. LOL

No memory foam Cindy D. My hubby finds them too hot. He's a big guy, so he sinks into them quite a bit and feels like he is stuck. It's just an ordinary, very firm mattress with a thin layer of foam on top.

We were really surprised at how reasonably priced this furniture was. Normally walking into a furniture store will give you sticker shock, but not this time. We even upgraded the dressers and nightstands to a nicer set (that matched). They have the roller tracks and the drawers are cedar lined and they were still less expensive than we anticipated they would be.

I picked out a bed set for the spare room and some filing cabinets for the office that I want to go buy sometime in the near future as well. :-). That should pretty much do it for the house. Next big project on the list is getting MH's shop organized. He has been working on it. But I need to get up there and get a few things done, so we can finish his 'man-cave'. LOL

Crystal said...

Sounds like a good week! I hate shopping for furniture and have been putting it off so long, we dont even have a headboard since we got married, lol. And we need a new couch in a bad way too!

Wow Frosty sure does look good, glad she is enjoying it down there and that Banshee will be Ok, scary.

Cut-N-Jump said...

Glad to hear the pup will be all right. I don't care for snakes and will gladly give them room if they just rattle and let me know where they are.

Cood deal on the furniture.