Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Weeks Fly By

Hi, it's me!   I'm having my morning coffee and thought I would stop by my neglected blog.   This month is flying past with June peeking behind the corner.   We're just winding down another very hot few days and last evening we were talking about whether the rain will come in October.   So many of you are having a very late Spring after such a bad Winter.   And we're wondering about rains coming in the Fall.   

I drove to the Coast the other day, just before the long holiday which brings too many people.   I hadn't been there in a while and needed the soul soothing.   The tide was out and the sky was a little cloudy, just enough to make the light perfect.   A stroll along the walkway, saying hello to people walking their dogs, and watching the egrets and otters and a soul was much happier when I left.

The flowers along the way were a gorgeous burst of blue/purple.   The new header photo was probably my favorite.  

And now it's time to refresh my coffee and chat with my honey before he heads up north for a few work days.   I hope you're all doing well.   Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Over the weekend we did a clearing out in the garage of some items in the house.   We sent them to a local public auction which takes place on Saturday.   They sell everything....i.e., nothing comes back to re-clutter the garage!!   And so, with some large awkward items gone from the garage, I was able to dig around on some hidden shelves.  On a bottom shelf, tucked away, I found some old photo albums.   How I cringe when I find photos stored away in a hot garage, but there they were.   And since we're in the midst of a heat wave, what better time to go through them and remember special times?   

I've probably mentioned at one time that my best friend when I was in my 30's grew up in Montana on a cattle ranch.   I went home with her a few times and once helped drive the cattle up into the mountains.   Oh my gosh.   Montana is so beautiful, you really should see it.  

I also found photos from when I lived in Arizona.   This cat was named Ricky, aka Ricky Kitty.   He belonged to my sister and my niece, but she wasn't able to keep him when she moved to a new place. So he came to live with me.   Don't you think he looks like the original Grumpy Cat?   I remember that he left home once and after looking all over the neighborhood, I gave up on him.   Two weeks later he was standing on my patio.  

Someone asked how my Beau is doing.   Thanks for asking.   He is now 5 weeks post surgery and is doing great.   The antibiotics are keeping the infection at bay, he is eating very well, and he feels great.   I'm hopeful they will remove the hardware from his jaw in another week or so, then he can continue to heal on his own.   The horse I brought home to try as a lease horse did not work out.   But I have another one, one of my foals from 2003.   She is a pretty mare, very sweet, and I'm hopeful she will work out while Beau continues to heal.

That's all for today.   It's heading toward 105 this afternoon so I must get to the barn early, finish up errands, and hunker down with the air conditioning.   Enjoy your Thursday!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wine Country

This is what Spring looks like in wine country.   Yesterday was a beautiful day, cool with blue skies and fluffy clouds.   It may be the last day like this for abut 6 months so I stopped to capture it.   

Yesterday was massage day and today is hair appointment day.   I hope you're also doing something nice for yourself.   Enjoy your Wednesday!

What Have They Done?

Blogger made some changes this week.   I didn't dig in enough to understand them because most, I'm sure, don't apply to my needs...