Sunday, February 13, 2011

I'm still here, though to be honest I truly just don't know what to write about anymore. Life is at a strange point.  My kids are great, my 7 year old seems to be a genius and my 2 year old is lucky that he's cute as can be. I still have 3 dogs & 2 cats, and yes... I will be getting a 4th dog whether I like it or not.  Most advice I got from my readers was that I needed to tell my son "no" and that he was old enough to understand... but (no offense to anyone!) I just feel as if while he may be old enough to understand, he shouldn't have to.  He shouldn't have to be too mature yet, and he shouldn't be made sad because people he love give him a gift and I tell him no.  So as much as it sucks, the puppy will be here in a week.  I am still looking for a job, seriously, I have a minimum of 75 applications out there. r.i.d.i.c.u.l.o.u.s.  I did finally get an interview last Friday, and I have an interview tomorrow, and supposedly will have 2 more this coming week as well.  But until I actually get the call with an interview time, I don't believe the "little birdie" that says I'm getting an interview.  My fingers (and of course toes) are all crossed that one of these jobs will come through for me. And if I'm extra lucky, I'll get more than one offer and I'll then be stuck with the dilemma of which job I want! Sounds amazing doesn't it? (btw I always thought dilemma was spelled, dilemna... apparently I'm wrong, at least according to my computer... totally confused my brain).  Oh and I'm happy to let people know that today was nearly 60 degrees, and this entire week is supposed to be just as beautiful! It's wonderful, I'm praying that spring is coming early!  I know this sounds bad but seriously, I need away from my hubs.  I love him to pieces but we've been stuck together for so long! When neither one of us are working we are forced to spend lots of extra time together, most of the time (when we're both employed) we feel that we are blessed to have that extra time with each other... but lately, holy jeez I feel as if I can't breathe! I'm moody and I find myself picking fights.... distance makes the heart grow fonder.... ;)
lasty to my horse friends, hope you managed to make it through this blah of a post.  Question for you... my gelding has been kept in the barn for the last few weeks.  He gets fed 6-8 flakes a day and 3 scoops of grain.  Today I asked the barn owner to cut his grain back to 1 scoop a day.  My reasoning: when I went and "test-rode" this horse I jumped on him after he'd spent the last 8 months in pasture with being ridden maybe once.  I climbed up and took off like he was an old pro, and he really was! We walked, trotted, loped, galloped, backed, side pass, yada yada, he did it all and he did it all calmly.  The last few months, calmly isn't happening.  All I do is walk and we can't walk without prancing nearly the entire time (45 min to an hour), or tossing our head everywhere.  So, I've dropped the grain because that's the only thing different that I know of.  He didn't have grain where I bought him from, just open pasture.  Thoughts on graining? He's normally in a pasture/turn out but it's completely ate down and I'm not sure if there will be a round bale in it come spring... but he'd still be given at least 6 flakes of hay a day... is just the hay enough?  He's not used in competitions... he's completely a recreational vehicle... ;)  

5 comments:

Iowa Sunshine said...

i hope your finger and toe crossing works and you will find work you really enjoy. i understand that being in a rut does a mood wrong. i agree with wanting spring to get here ... now! here's to another week :)

whimsy said...

kristen, i am so sorry that so much crappy stuff is going on right now...your job situation, your 4!!!!! dogs { i would die} your too much time with hubbs and the kids and horse...i thought i had a lot going on! but don't loose the hope! today in sunday school we were talking about miracles...and how they are possible. now i don't mean to get all religious and freaky on you because i don't know your beliefs. but i promise. there is sun after the storm. it does get better. things do turn around, we just have to keep our head sup and believe. i have been going through a lot as well and it has been very hard for me to remember that. email me if you would like to talk further, i would love to discuss more... barney.britt@gmail.com
loves! my prayers are with you...
britt

whimsy said...

ps! im your newest follower! loves to you!

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

Oh my gosh! I feel you on the hubs thing, man! Scott was laid off for a year and I work at home...LONGEST YEAR EVER! I am very routine oriented and having him there made me feel like he was ALWAYS in the way.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Sorry, I have been out enjoying the beautiful weather around here the last few days and haven't really kept up on reading.

As far as the dog, you have to be the one to make the decision and do what you think is best for your family. I'm sure no one would dream of taking offense because you decided to go ahead (even though we were all saying NO WAY! LOL)

Wishing the best for you on the job front. I know exactly what you mean about needing time away to make you appreciate togetherness.

As for your gelding...You bet the grain is making him goofy. I would definitely cut him back to 1 scoop for a few days and then try to cut him off of grain totally. If your hay is good, a lightly used horse does not need grain. If you start using him more, you can start feeding him a little to help him meet his energy needs, but I doubt you will ever have to feed him over a scoop a day to meet that. Three scoops a day is almost as much as a performance horse would get. Yikes!