Who crosses their arms and taps their toe and gives you the "what are you THINKING?" look?
Or worse, people DO ask you what you're thinking and you (being that grownup you never thought you'd be) just shrug like a teenage girl, and ignore the question and carry on with your crazed plan.
The best bit is when they try to be nice and make that little "I'm zipping my lip" motion.... or remark with things like "UGH???" ~ but yet listen to your feeble explanation of what makes you think this might even remotely be a good idea.... while secretly doing the sympathetic head shake thing... You know like when you get caught with your hand in the cookie jar and there's no getting out of it...
Oh course those people (and you know who you are) are NOTHING compared to the other ones who embrace the idea and encourage someone such as myself to continue on with the plan! (you also know who you are....) But seriously ~ I love you all in BOTH camps! :)))))
|Back yard as it looked a few springs ago.....|
I have recently mastered the art of "un-gardening" part II (with the much needed help of family and friends to help dig and rehome my poor plants, shrubs and perenniels.....)
|That's my Father in Law and Mum in the background; special mention should also go to Wanda for her excellent digging skills... though she didn't make the photo this day.|
We got another little pony!! Well, ~ "little" is a relative thing... ~ compared to Cricket he's hardly little. Compared to a Clydesdale he's a wee 600 poundish pipsqueak!
|We are both a little dazed in this one....|
|It was a long ride into northern New England.....|
|Yes, she's got me on a leash and is laughing at me..... or with me?|
Please note, she made me wear the helmet ~ despite the fact that there were SPIDERS living in it!!!
She assured me she picked them all out.... but how can you be sure???
|We are both calmer and more relaxed in this one.|
|He was still happy and laid back at this point....|
|This is the extent of my "riding" so far.... yes, I'm sitting on a folded up blanket.|
It's been a bit stressful... I've become a bit emotionally unstable at times, well quite often I suppose if you were to ask the hubby; though best you don't ~ he's probably trying to forget.
We hadn't really planned on getting a horse right now... we went to look at him, like we've looked at other horses; and I have famously low expectations so I went expecting little more than a pretty ride in the country and to meet a little pony. Who could have guessed?
With any little bit of luck, we will all find our balance soon, and I can relax back to my more normal self.... and one day pick up a pencil and draw again? Fingers crossed.
P.S. Look what I dug up while I was transplanting the last tree from my former garden.
The universe works in mysterious ways..... I don't even play chess?