Friday, January 13, 2012

Freezin' on Friday the 13th

Howdy y'all.

Mother Nature just realized she made a huge faux-pas with the weather here in Indiana.  We've been having the most spectacular weather for January, upper 40's and lower 50's with sunny conditions.  Well, here we sit on Friday the 13th Eve, with a current temperature of 15 degrees with winds gusting up to 33 mph and a wind chill of -4.  It's cold.  Bitter, nasty cold.  And it's snowing, we're expected to get 3-5" of snow tonight, which by comparison isn't much, but will make for a nasty drive with those winds.  It sounds like the wind is about to blow the house to bits!  So, is this the curse of Friday the 13th?  Hmmmm...ironic.....

My husband still hasn't found a job, and has been driving me to the short side of insanity.  I'm trying to keep my composure, but I am slowly losing my patience.  I have no privacy, everything I do, he's there.  We'll make it through this, I'm sure, as many others have, but I swear, I'm going more gray by the day.  So, anyone know of a GOOD job in Muncie, Indiana?  Yeah, I didn't think so...

We managed to make it through the holidays unscathed this year, surprisingly.  It was a very thankful Thanksgiving and a very humble Christmas this year, and I'm fine with that.  New Years brought up all of the things I have been feeling over and over and many resolutions that I hope to keep this year.  I spent the last week of last year and the first week of this year sicker than a dog, so I'm really just now getting around to making and attempting to keep my resolutions.  I'm sure they are pretty common ones, lose weight, save money, be more grateful and helpful to my parents, etc.  The one that I'm hoping to keep is to be more crafty this year.  I'm off to a pretty good start, as while I was sick I spent a lot of time sewing.  Christmas ornies made after Christmas are STILL Christmas ornies.  LOL.  I'll post some pics soon, I'm pretty proud of them, they are really cute.
I got to spend a few days with the horses while it was nice, and I loved every second of it.  Dakota is doing remarkably well, she has accepted being ridden and is becoming a wonderful mount.  Cheyenne, as crazy as that little girl makes me, makes my heart soar when she does her work correctly.  She's learning and for 18 months, amazes me!  We have a loooong way to go and a lot of lessons to learn, but I'm very proud of the horse she is becoming.  She may lose a little fur off of her hind-end if she kicks at me again, but that's just one bridge we have to cross.  Everyone is tucked in and happy for the night, including the 13 barn cats.  They have a nice toasty bed of hay to sleep in tonight, I'm sure they'll be just fine.

So, another one of my resolutions is to try and keep my blog up a little better.  I haven't been very faithful, but maybe it will help me deal with things easier if I vent here a bit...

And on that note, I'm gonna hit the hay for a quick nap, it looks to be a loooong, cold night bringing the news to the peoples.