Have you ever just had one of those days? weeks? months?
Well, yeah I am having that.
Today was the frosting on the cake so to speak. I make no qualms about telling you how much I dread winter, hate winter, despise winter ....you get the point. I started the morning off bright and early at 5:30am it had stopped snowing. Checked the TV made sure no school closings, check the temp outside oooh a balmy 22. Woke up the kids and the fun started, by the time I reached downstairs again Betty dog was barfing on my carpet. No she couldn't pick the hard wood or tile area, had to be the lovely carpet. Out goes the dog, clean up number one begins. The kids were cranky from the big weekend excitement and would have preferred to sleep in for once in their little lives. Shuffle around and get them fed, dressed and off to the bus.
Head out to feed the horse and donkey, slip on ice and fall flat on my big ole arse.
Everything working so get up and head down the drive to the barn. Discover that Jane's heated bucket has stopped heating during the night, grab hammer break ice Jane did not appreciate the frosty cold water. Head back to the house and start laundry, go to the shower when I get back downstairs discover the washer is puking water out from the underneath, luckily it is on the tile floor. Sigh....... truly that is what I did. Clean up the mess, decide it is best if I do not stray from the house today, why push our luck. Make phone calls and one big decision for the day.
Frankie must come home on the 1st. Call Mike and tell him I just can't swing the fee right now and he is disappointed but understands. He asks me if I want to trade for the little mare I been riding. I told him I would give it thought and I am. Called a friend and asked her opinion, she told me to go with the gut.....thanks Shannon I am. Going to keep him and try and work out somewhere to ride him until this winter passes. We are in for some nasty cold the rest of the week now isn't that something to look forward to. Dreaming of summer!