My friend in Fairbanks AK turned the big 4-O yesterday.
I had a pink gorilla deliver a balloon bouquet to her at work. I was going to go with a balloon bouquet only. And then the girl on the phone told me about the pink gorilla option.
"Oh, she'd kill me!"
"How can she kill you? You are in CO and she is here in AK?"
One pink gorilla comin' right up!
My friend called me later and told me she can say she's never had that happen at work before...
I told her well, you only turn 40 once.
(Altho' I suppose we only turn 19 once, 23 once, 7 once, 38 once and so on but just go with me here...)
I cleaned the barn last night up at Rex's. It was hot and muggy - hot is one thing but muggy is not generally experienced in CO. The flies were out and biting, my stomach was not in a happy spot and I felt like I was moving through water because of the humidity.
The hot combined with muggy, causes the pee spots in the horse stalls to hit me upside the head with an ammonia smell. I tell you, it just about did me in. I used lots and lots o' lime to take away the smell and dry up the pee spots before spreading clean shavings. I was never so happy to be DONE cleaning stalls and washing away the smells of lime, pee and manure with a shower at home.
I'm still studying my tests for the horse show this weekend, taking Friday off to go ride in the big arena in Cheyenne before the show and to "beautify" my little red-headed Sera Sue. I'll take pix and hope to get video of our rides... will post my test results too if you are interested.
Oh - and I have 3 gallons of milk in the fridge begging me to make a St. Maure soft rind cheese. My first! I'm excited ... it's all about the little things. I hope to get it started tomorrow night.
Norman, the German Shepherd Dog I posted about earlier came through his surgery o.k. yesterday. They removed some vertebrae from his neck to relieve the compression. He'll have a 3 month rehab but prognosis is generally very positive. Keep sending him your good thoughts please! He needs them!