Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Thank God for my horses!

I know for a fact I don't thank God nearly enough for the fact that I have two wonderful horses. Even if I did it all day it wouldn't be enough. Lately life has been spiraling around like a really bad "B" movie, making me ask myself "is this for real???". Last evening after driving to Owensboro and back to retrieve broken down truck I was spent. The dealership did fix the problem on the truck for a mere $750 and then when I went to start it, no go it was dead.....like two day old roadkill dead.
I went back in and they had the audacity to say and I quote "won't start huh? He thought he would have to jump you to get ya going." I will save you the explictatives and my response which may have came from gee I don't know, the fact that I had just paid $750 to fix my truck or possibly the steriods I am taking for this mystery throat issue. Either way, people backed away and shrunk in my presence AND they fixed the truck for another $250 dollars. While this was going on, my van at home decided to blow a water pump and had to be towed to the dealer for overheating.
I am smiling!!! Needless to say, when I arrived home at dark walking back to greet my horses through the snow I needed something nice.
Harley greeted me with a big whinny and Tank slowly nickered and pawed at the gate letting me know he wanted into his warm stall. I spent a half hour talking to them and freezing my underdressed self but it was worth it. I swear these animals help me put it all in perspective, I can't control everything and I don't have to. Someone once said to me this quote and I wish I knew where it originated but here goes:

"Life is 10% what is handed to you and 90% of how you react to it"

I guess I need more work in the reacting part , hey I am only human....
(I think)

Happy Trails......

2 comments:

Lisa J said...

I have just found your blog and have enjoyed reading it. Today is very uplifting, control the reaction, what a way to live. Greetings from Oklahoma and I look forward to your next posting.

Farm Girl said...

I have been reading your blog for a couple of weeks and also enjoy it. Nice to hear from someone else in the midwest.

Sounds like you got hit with everything all at once. Hang in there, it will get better. Having a warm nuzzling nose greet you makes any day better, I think.