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Re: Raylin's Thoughts & Ramblings
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2015, 11:10:17 am »

What a week, between subbing at the pre-school & stripping wallpaper for my vet I have been busy.  Which actually I am feeling better by moving more.

Last night I felt like I was back in my groove, I was counting pills for prescriptions, cleaning dogs cages & dusting the waiting area at my vet's clinic.  I enjoyed it.  I know it will not be a full time thing once Sara gets her new clinic open.  But it is a change of pace for me which I am enjoying.

Last Saturday, Joe & I went to a friends who I met when years ago, she bought Shiner from the neighbor & then been to her place when she had a gelding, Dude, for sale which a gal from GHS bought & then when she sold Shiner.  Anyway her & her hubby are downsizing & wants to find good homes for her last 2 horses. Twister a gelding & Bowie a yearling colt. It was our intention to bring only Twister home. Did not work out that way LOL.

So we now have Bowie & Twister here, Joe would like Twister to become a SAR horse & Bowie is for sale, both of them can be TWHBEA registered so I am hoping to get their paperwork in had to get that done.

Yes I know crazy.






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Re: Raylin's Thoughts & Ramblings
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2015, 06:39:12 am »

The last 2 weeks, this makes 3 I have been busting butt at the house that my vet bought to make into her new clinic. I have been doing everything from stripping wallpaper, ripping up carpet to ripping out plaster & lathe.  My body has been complaining but I have been pushing through it.  I am not as exhausted that I thought I would be. The plus side I have lost close to 10 pounds. I need to lose lots more this is a jump start.

Randall is still working hard on his role in the Music Man which opens in 3 weeks!!!!!! YIKES

Carter is doing so well in school he has matured a lot this year but still has a way to go.

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« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2015, 07:03:45 am »

Wow I have not posted in almost a month.  It has been crazy busy around here. I have not been home for 24 hours in a long time. 

I now am officially a Mother of a 3rd grader & a 6th grader, let me tell you that was an emotional rollercoaster for me last week, I shed tears upon tears. Ran
dall is so excited to go to the middle school this coming school year.  Carter will actually get the same teacher that he had this year which I am glad of.

Randall has made it through one weekend of the "Music Man" we have one more weekend to go.  I told the Director that I can help with set changes if needed, guess who is now the set/backstage director? So at the moment I have not gotten to watch the play.  I gave my Mom my phone to video Randall's solos. Good grief I have 10 or so videos & the child only had 2 solos. 
 Here is part of "Gary, Indiana"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwpPN--XcM8

I did dye his hair for it, luckily it will wash out easily since we have his dance recital next Sunday.

Memorial day we was busy around the house, finally was able to get Chester out of the round pen so I can use it as a riding ring,



Also Randall at school got to put his hand print on the wall of excellence, it is for kids who excelled in their school work.



I am still helping Dr. Bliss's Dad remodel the place to get the vet clinic open.  I have not had a chance to ride the new guy yet maybe someday.
Well that is my life in a nutshell LOL.

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« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2015, 06:55:26 am »

I am still alive & check in on GHS but have not posted much, I doubt if a lot has missed me.  I had been busy at the vet's office helping until having to deal with the vet's Dad. I have never worked with someone that was so anal & picky on how you done things. I had the paint brush taken out of my hands more than once. I gave up & quit decided if was not worth the verge of a MS flair dealing with a stress & tears.  I haven't been down in a week, kind of feel guilty that I haven't.

I have caught up on crap around here & spent time with my boys, they are getting big way to fast.  Randall is a attitude pre-teen. Carter is the troublemaker.

Joe & I was in a local parade last Saturday with our SAR:



We decided to take the steady horses we have so Joe took Coco & I took Raz.  After looking at the pictures I feel horrible on the way I look. Even though I have lost 10 pounds.  UGH.

On the health front besides being more active & some weight loss, I have had some downfalls/setbacks. I have had to have both of my elbows injected. My left elbow has not responded like it did before so I go to a specialist Wednesday. I feel like my body is failing me.

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« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2015, 09:53:21 am »

Is something wrong with me?  That question has been running through my head a lot lately.  Or what did I do to screw things up.  Mostly though thinking something has to be wrong with me.

I get told by people< "oh you are such a nice person, you are caring." But then again I wonder.

In the past I was invited to go places with people. From trail riding to maybe shopping or a day trip. Now it is few & far between I go anywhere with anyone except Joe or the boys.

So I guess I have put a bad taste in people's mouth I don't know. Just sometimes it is heartbreaking that you are not invited to do things, o'well I guess I should not things like this bother me.

Just my rambling for the day.
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« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2015, 11:14:17 am »

I'm tired, stressed, & worried all wrapped in one. Not good for me or anyone around me, well Joe never notices much of anything.

Just don't know where to start or which way to turn anymore.  I am trying to be happy with the horses but Lovey is giving me some major issues right now & we can't figure out what is going on with her. I am having the vet out tomorrow to examine her & ultrasound her to see if it is something internal I am missing. She is not the same easy going mare I once had.

The weather here in Ohio is much cooler so you would think Brown would be breathing much easier with his heaves, nope poor guy can't breathe at all. Days like this I wonder why I am letting him suffer. He wasn't even carrying on at the horses when he could see them this morning.

I wanted to share some pictures of our life this summer.

This is the boys after their 1st day of school Randall is in the middle school 6th grade & Carter is in 3rd.


I have to share this, these hens swear Blackjack is a moveable roosting place, more than once I catch them roosting on him. the one has decided that is where she sleeps now.


Here is Brown, poor guy is having a rough time of it he seems happy for the most part, he is 25 this year I keep telling myself.


This past weekend the boys was in the local parade. Randall decided he was doing it bareback. Him & Raz is such the team.  Carter rode Coco, Which Coco has slowed down more this year but he works for Carter just can't do long trail rides.


Joe this week has been working long hours. So I am manning the fort here at home, trying to rack my brain how by some chance make some money.

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« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2015, 01:25:10 pm »

My stress/worry level has been going up. I think it is because I feel life is back into a rut again.  Since fair Joe has been all work like usual. Was told he was done with hay before fair, well last week he done hay.  Supposedly this is all sold to a guy with dairy cattle.

We had a guy come out & he is to get us an estimate on redoing the frontroom & kitchen to the point we are gutting it to the studs. I told the guy I will help where needed to save on the end costs.

It will all work out.

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« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2015, 11:29:50 am »

I'm tired plain tired.

We got the estimate on the remodel project, 14K, which I know it is not to bad but still. I wanted to add on to the barn but with the remodel there will not be any extra to add on.

Plus I have our new to us truck in the shop trying to figure out the light issue with it when we hook up to the trailer. As of now it will be the tune of 500 plus bill. UGH!!!

I am SO proud of my 2 boys, Randall brought home straight A's & Carter got all A's & 1 B+.  These 2 came from parents that HATED school with a passion & never got good grades until vocational school.

Still working on the declutter issue. I decided I don't want the headache of trying to get a garage sale together so I am loading up the Envoy every day I have to go to town & unload it at the local thrift shop where the money goes to the dog pound. Still looking around the house wondering what the heck I am going to do with everything when they come to start the remodel.

Still helping the vet out. I am always having an issue with a critter, right now trying to figure out the pooping issues with the 2 14 year old cats I have. So they are both on meds & special food.

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« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2015, 04:19:37 am »

Only 3 full day left to have the kitchen & frontroom completely emptied. My one cousin came Wednesday to help box items up. Good grief I have enough stuff for half the county here.  My goal today is to have most of the little stuff packed up tonight So tomorrow & Sunday we can have the large stuff moved down to the basement.

With me helping the vet 2 days a week has helped me with the vet bills, which I have had enough lately between the cats IBS/D & Raz hurt her eye, we think she got a weed or a burr in it. So I am working to pay for my critters. Which helps the checkbook.

I can say working, especially this week has wore me out & there will be no end insight for a while. 

I am ready for a vacation

 
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« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2015, 05:11:29 am »

I am wanting this remodel to be over. The weekend before did get away for a few days in Shelbyville, TN. Delivered a new teasing pony to my old boss. It was nice to get away & did not have to worry about feeding the horses & keeping up with everything here at home.  Only setback stressful thing was the main drive belt in my truck broke on my way home so after 4 hours of waiting I was able to get back on the road. I know my guardian angel was with me that day. Scary losing power steering & most of your brakes going 70 mph on the interstate.

I came home expecting more done with the house but there wasn't. I am hoping drywall starts this week.

My plan is once this remodel is done is to get organized. Rid of stuff, clothes, tack, etc. Declutter my life.

This week I am working basically fulltime for my vet. Her office manager is off this week so I am helping fill in.  Which will be nice to have my vet bill paid off & maybe even extra cash.

Raz hurt her eye a couple of weeks ago so dealing with that has been so stressful. It kills me seeing her injured. We are doing what we can to treat her. If needs to be I will take her to a specialist. Dr. Bliss keeps telling me give it time, eye injuries take longer to heal. UGH.  Of all horses why did Raz have to get hurt.

Well that is my life in a nutshell.
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« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2015, 07:15:58 am »

I don't wish a remodel on anyone!! It have been almost 2 full months & it is not done yet. We was told it would be a 3 to 4 week project I think we are on day 50 now.  UGH

LAst week I was sick go figure. I an finally feeling more normal.  My eyes are still itchy but overall I am feeling better. I figure the dust & crap in the house & especially the basement didn't help matters.

I still need to get through the boxes full of stuff in the garage of what & what not will come back into the house. 
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« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2016, 12:14:36 pm »

The house is still not DONE, It is looking wonderful but it is not done & it has been 54 days!!!!

So far our New Year's has been a whirl wind between the house & other things.

Joe & I along with 2 others rode yesterday. All was going well until I did fit under a tree that was laying across the trail. So I sort of rolled/slid off. Surprise stood right there while I laid on the ground getting my boot & hat back on, DUH.  Only me.

WE rented a larger skid steer with the brush grinding attachment to grind down stumps & brush up from where we had it clear cut. So far a track has about came off & a hydraulic blew, Joe is rushing to see if he can get it repaired. OK the new year can get us a break I am ready for one.

Then Joe is leaving for KY Monday morning for at least half the week.

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« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2016, 12:00:19 pm »

The new year is here with the first month halfway through.  What a year it has been so far. The house remodel is done, still working on moving stuff back into the place & want to get rid of a lot of it.  Of course it is cold outside & cold in the garage where the stuff is that needs to be gone through. We have decided my desk is not coming back in so looking at different storage ideas.

I was working steady for my vet until last week.  :-\  2 weeks ago their pug got hit & killed while I was watching their girls. Since then I have not been asked to watch the girls, her husband has not talked to me, neither has her Dad. I felt horrible about it & still do. Something that I will not get over anytime soon.  I finally worked enough hours that I got my vet bill paid off. 600+ dollar bill took a while to pay off.  So now she doesn't need me. O'well stuff happens especially when I pour my heart into something.

Took the boys to the eye doctor last week to only to walk out with 575+ bill which includes both boys needing glasses. Of all things to inherit off of me.  :(

The week the vet's dog got hit Joe was out of town all week working in KY, I had people I could call but I handle stuff on my own. Complained a few times but I made it through, in another week or two he will be heading back down.  :'(  It is just so hard when he is gone. He's not there for support when everything I touch seems to break or fall apart. I guess this is God's way to remind me I can be strong.

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« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2016, 09:02:01 am »

Things have calmed down a little since last time I posted I think. I did get my money from the vet. Since have not worked in the office again or asked to watch her girls. I did is Marie the 4 year old last week when I stopped in & got a big hug from her.  My heart melted.

I found out yesterday a classmate died from burst appendix infection. I went to school 1st grade till we graduated. We was a pretty tight group in grade school so it is hitting a lot of us pretty hard. I'll be out of school for 20 years wow that seems like forever.

Last Tuesday evening I fell in a hole the chickens dug in the barn & I sprained my foot, go figure. So I have this cute boot that I am to wear for 2 weeks. UGH

I made an appointment for taxes so I need to get everything gathered up.

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« Reply #44 on: February 09, 2016, 06:40:20 am »

I love how insurance companies decide what dosage of medication you need. As of now my insurance is denying my medication for depressing saying I don't need that high of dose. Ummm okay, you never met me.

Part of it is the Doctor I was seeing released me back to my PCP so I have a feeling the insurance company feels he is not qualified to rx me that high of dose. So yesterday I received a call from the Doctor I was see in Cleveland, the doctor himself. You could tell he was upset my insurance doing this to me.  So today in this lovely snow we got last night & today I get to travel to Cleveland to see my Dr. up there.

 On the critter front everyone got pedicures last night & everyone got dewormed.

Both boys are in 4H this year both are wanting to show horses, Randall will have steady Raspberry again. As for Carter's mount I am not sure yet.  We have Coco the pinto pony who is starting to show his age this year :( so I am afraid he may not be able to keep up with what work he needs. I have till May to decide. Maybe get Lovey's head screwed on for him.

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