Monday, April 13, 2009

Horse-crazy? Well, of course...

So, I was reprimanded recently because I haven't updated my blog. "Now I have to call you to see what's going on!" Ok, Lurkers, here's my update.

This weekend, we headed north to visit hubby's family. We had a lot of fun. My sister-in-law has two kids about the same age as mine, a little younger, and they don't get together very often. They absolutely love to play together, and of course it helps that my kids have a whole new choice of toys to play with. Friday we had pizza and socialized, and Saturday we colored Easter eggs with the kids. They all had a blast. We went for a hike in the woods on their place, and wouldn't you know it, that darn Easter Bunny was at the house while we were gone with the kids. Amazing that the bunny knew when exactly when to be there, huh?

Sunday we headed to the eastern part of the state to see my mom, whom I haven't seen since I took Moose up in the Tahoe. Right now, she's waiting on tenterhooks. One of the mini mares she bought recently is pregnant, and if the seller gave her the correct dates, the mare should be foaling sometime this week.

I hope it doesn't happen. For selfish reasons, of course.

My wonderful, awesome, fantabulous husband bought me tickets to see the Lippizaner Stallions at Rupp arena Friday. To a horse lover, this is such a coup. I remember years ago, they came to Columbus, and I really wanted to go then, but didn't. My wonderful, awesome, fantabulous husband also offered to babysit the kids if Mom wanted to go with me.


Mom is one of the few people in the world who didn't think it was strange to put Moose in the back of the truck, or take a horse in my basement when he was wounded, or any other crazy animal thing I've done. She's probably already done it. This is the same woman who used to deliver mail on horseback.

Although to be fair, my dad contributed a large part to the fascination as well. I remember him riding this bright, shiny horse on the dirt road in front of our house. And trying to save an orphan foal's life. He used to shoe his own horses, and I have his leather apron for when I work on my own now.
Yep, I'm horse-crazy. Always have been and always will be. And where Dad has gotten away from horses, Mom never has. She literally gasped when I told her what hubby had done and offered to do.
So now I guess we're both kind of waiting on tenterhooks to see what happens with the mare. Hopefully mom will come down either way, but we'll have to see.
As thrilling as the weekend was, the only downside was: my lack of computer. Tonight is the first night in DAYS I've had to do anything for myself on the laptop. And I'm enjoying it while I can. So, off I go to surf land...


  1. Jennifer, welcome back! Glad you had a great time! For what it's worth, I don't think any of the stuff you do with the animals is weird either. I've done some pretty strange stuff myself on behalf of animals.

    Oh, I hope you get to go see the Lippizaners! They're so beautiful! I've never seen them in person, but I've seen them on tv.

    Speaking of magical horses--have you ever gone to my myspace page? I've got a horse video on there that you'd love. It was filmed during some kind of competition. Never seen anything like it. When you get time, go take a look.

  2. Wow! Weren't they beautiful? I'm lucky if I can get my horses to walk straight, let alone dance! She was gorgeous! Was that at the Rolex?
    I'll have to see if I can find a video on youtube. It was of a bullfighting horse dancing. Now, I don't condone bullfighting, don't like it, and even would go so far as to say I hate it. But this horse was absolutely amazing!
    I'm glad I'm back to. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Late Easter!

  3. Jennifer, do you think your dad will babysit the mini colt so you and your mom can still have your Lippizaner date? I sure hope it all works out. Sounds like a great event for the two of you to attend together. And again, welcome back!

  4. I think he's going to watch for the baby whether he wants to or not. Mom has said she's coming down either way. So, I think the Lippizaner date is on. Yay!!!
    Thanks for the welcome back!