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About spanish_walkin_wannabe

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    Free Runner Forever
  • Birthday 12/09/1988

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    Horses, running, reading

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  1. How many horses do you own?

    I have 2 horses and a mini-mule. In the past couple of years, I have slowed down on riding as much as I should--partly because I have felt bad about my body; about being overweight and partly because I work nearly 7 days a week in the summer. I also have nearly nobody to ride with. While I trust my gelding with my life, my little brown mare is a bit....birdie. The mini-mule started out as a driving project, but the cart was ran over by a tractor and I haven't felt the need to replace it, so he sits and is just something cute to pet and love on. He's also deathly afraid of children--despite never having a bad experience with them and being socialized early as a youngster (loads of hauling, shows, etc...). Anyway, there are days I think to myself, perhaps I should get rid of the whole lot as I don't do much with them--but then again, I know we are soon buying a home where I will have them with me right there. We are planning to build a nice barn with an indoor arena, so I hope that I'll want to ride more then. I also have lost over 20lbs now and continue to work towards bettering myself so that I will want to ride and be better for my horses. So...that's my rant. lol.
  2. My Wife Mozelle.

    Oh PD--I am just seeing this now. I am so terribly sorry to have come on to see this. I am sure she is at peace now and comfortable, though I know that doesn't heal the hurt in your heart. Many here love you all and have thought about you, as well as continue to think of you. I will hold you in my thoughts and keep a candle burning for you and your family through the holiday season--as we do for all our friends we have lost during the year. Best wishes PD, for you, and your family.
  3. The Front Porch

    Afternoon/Evening Folks! It's been awhile again since I've been able to pop in. I've been keeping quite busy here at the museum. The boss has been away the past several days and now he is out sick. Fingers crossed he's out the rest of the week so I can continue getting work done without anyone hoovering over my shoulder. RRW--You lucky duck! I hope you are having a lovely time in Florida. It' is very cold and miserable here, though it could always be much worse. It appears I have quite a bit of catching up to do here on this thread, so I'm going to go work my way back. I did see Heidi in a lovely llama sweater--I am jealous! Chat again very soon!
  4. The Front Porch

    Good Morning folks, RRW--Congrats on your own personal weight loss! I'm still working meticulously at it! I have been fumbling with about the same 3 lbs right now off and on. I think I need to just walk more and really keep after my carb intake. I have kept it under pretty well under 100 grams thinking that would melt the body fat, but I think I need to really stay aggressive with it to continue to see results. My body is very stubborn about holding onto everything, no matter how much I cut my carbs back. Very frustrating indeed! We did not have any shoppers on Saturday. Very disheartening. I am not sure how to get folks to come in and shop. I post our goods on social media and the pictures are shared in multiple sell and swap forums, instagram, etc... The posts get loads of traffic, people know the stuff is here. I guess they just don't think to shop here? I don't know what else to do. Really really SUCKS. Our gift shop has some great stocking stuffer ideas and we could use the boost of income for the winter months. *sigh* OH well. We are going to have a very nice week of weather--mid 30's here. I am so excited! I wish I could spend today at the farm, but alas. I am here at work doing data entry. Gotta keep making that money! I am so not looking forward to the holidays. I am really not interested in shopping this year as we are saving for a house. I would rather keep putting our excess money into savings for our down payment, but S.O. says we need to purchase gifts for at least immediate family. Apparently I'm being a scrooge. I'm shopping bare minimum in that case for everyone. LOL.
  5. Another normal update...hospitals, jousting and new horses.

    NN--I am soooo jealous of your many exciting exploits! It truly makes me feel a bit ashamed that I do not get out and do more with my critters (but that's a good thing! It motivates me to get out and do the things!) You and Coblet are doing amazing things and you should be very proud (which I know you are. ) He's a lovely critter and you are BOTH incredibly talented. It really is awesome to see all that you do and I am very thankful that you share your adventures here. Please never stop sharing your love for your horse.
  6. My Wife Mozelle.

    I am so sorry PD. I am glad that your family will be able to be with you and that you will be able to make some more memories. I wish there was something more I could say or do. I'll be thinking of you all. Take good care.
  7. The Front Porch

    Glad to see folks are still here and keeping the porch going! I thought I would pop in as I have some spare time here at work. Small business Saturday and all that jazz--I do hope some folks stop in today and shop our gift shop. We have some great items. I hope everyone here had a pleasant Thanksgiving! I tried to behave myself. I've been doing the keto diet; so far I am down about 12lbs. I have a long way to go. Heidi--That floor looks great! I'll have to go back and catch up and try and get back in here! Take care!
  8. The Front Porch

    Good Afternoon Everyone! I have been keeping myself very busy the past few weeks with work. I hope everyone is well. I need to go back and catch up, but from what i've picked up... Red-Congrats on the new rig. Sounds awesome. RRW- Happy Belated 25th Anniversary! What a lovely ring!
  9. The Front Porch

    Good Morning, I apologize for my absence! I have been a busy bee here at the museum the last couple of weeks. The boss is now out for a week so that's kind of nice. I'll be able to get a lot of cleaning and organizing done without him here. Or at least I sure hope to! Queen-I am so sorry to read about the loss of Tricia. That is terrible. I really have no words. Other than work, I haven't been up to much. Haven't ridden, haven't seen the horses, haven't done anything but work in this basement that is my tiny prison office. This weekend is "Museum LIVE", a partnership produced by the Smithsonian--basically people get in to museums for free but it isn't compensated or anything. They do have to produce the tickets they can download and/or print online; two per registered email. I semi-hope we are busy this saturday for the event and that at least it will interest people to shop our gift shop despite lacking in admissions. Perhaps even gain a couple new memberships or something. That'd be really nice. I have some small projects I would like to work on while the boss man is cleaning our supply room up. It's a disaster zone and so disorganized it makes me want to scream. You can barely walk in the thing! So I'd like to get that done while he is gone so I don't have him hoovering over me the entire time. I also have a couple collections to process while he is away and I can (eek...get RID OF STUFF. yaaaasss ) Well, I will check back in later. At least I hope so if I don't get lost in all this mess! Take care !
  10. The Front Porch

    Good Morning/Afternoon--Suppose it depends on where you are. It's still a.m. here, but barely. Red---awwww that pup is cyyyuuuutteee. RRW--Great pics! I haven't been to the zoo in a few years. Try to drag bill in and it's like pulling teeth. Lol. I suppose he figures I have enough animals to keep me busy so why would I want to go to a zoo. PD--Sure glad to hear the Mrs. is feeling a bit better. Low pot. is no fun. I get that sometimes do to my medication I take for migraines, but it's nowhere nearly on the same level as someone having to deal with chemo. I can't even imagine. I know I feel like poo when mine gets just a bit low and I deal with a lot of numbness but man...I sure hope she's on the mend. I know you're taking good care of her so it's just a matter of time..she'll be feeling as good as she can be given the circumstances. Good thoughts go out to you guys. It's nice here today but I'm busy dealing with work----editing blogs, posting photos. I have minutes for our board and the rec club board I need to type this afternoon and create an agenda for. Never ends I tell ya what. Last night my friend and I started the "Hunt a Killer" subscription box. That's going to be a mess of fun. I heard about it on the "No Sleep Podcast" so I got 10% off my subscription; we are already neck deep in it. She's going to have a heck of a time waiting for a new box every month. She's a nut. Anyway, good way to spend my time. Not much else going on at the moment. We spent the long weekend at the cabin; I managed to get Friday and Monday off--thank god. I really needed that break. Got a lot of reading done and started writing a short horror fiction story. Thought I'd get back into writing, see where it takes me. Who knows. Anyway, better wrap up a couple things before lunch. Chat later!
  11. The Front Porch

    Morning folks! Presented my "work in progress" walking/driving tour app of our city to the local Rotary group yesterday over a luncheon. Everyone seemed to really love it. I sure do hope we get some funding from the city/county and that other cities will like to contribute to the cost. First year it costs a little over 16k between putting up the app and my time in research and development, then it will drop down to about 10 to maintain and continue running it on two platforms (native app--one you physically download to your phone; or as a web based app--one that uses data/wi-fi) Anyway, it would REALLY help tourism in our area I think AND boost local interest in our history. Get people out walking and exploring our county. It would also function as a directory of all the amenities our area has to offer which includes not only restaurants and hotels, but things to do, area hiking trails, water access, etc... So anyway, kind of a cool project. Fingers crossed I get the cash so I can actually do this project. I hope everyone is doing well. I'll pop back in later. I should probably look like I'm doing some work today before my 4 day weekend.
  12. The Front Porch

    After re - reading your story, yeah HIGHLY doubt the doctor is holding a grudge. They knew the horse wasn't yours, therefore not your legal responsibility. The bill never should have been in your name-- again, receptionist and staffing issues. Money isn't typically handled by the doctors, at least not in our hospital unless out in the field and the tech is busy. Or they run their own clinic with little staff/overhead. It's done that way for a reason. Separation of money from the doc keeps things more neutral=less conflict for the doctor. Again, I believe you were given the price for just the procedure alone. Not everything else that goes with it, which is a big no-no. That's not the doctors fault. That's on the staff and the clinic manager. I'd mention it to the clinic manager, if they have one. (We did--she was not a doctor)
  13. The Front Porch

    After working in a vets office for nearly 5 years I can tell you, the receptionist likely told you how much JUST the cleaning was. Not the whole package of a hospitalization for 1/2 a day, the procedure, anesthesia time, catheter insertion, pain meds, and antibiotics (if required) For awhile we had issues with this at our hospital and finally I flipped a bit on a receptionist and told her they better start using the canned estimates we made or they would pay the difference of every bill someone didn't have enough money to cover as it wasn't the clients fault. Also, if the vet had a dying animal or other very pressing emergency, that could be why he seemed distracted or less attentive. I wouldn't take it personally this time and I highly doubt your doctor is holding a grudge. In my experience, doctors are more worried about clients holding grudges. It's why veterinarians have the highest suicide rate in their profession. They deal with difficult subjects, both people and animal loss. I would say if there is a lack of attentiveness again, bring it up or switch hospitals, but let them know why.
  14. The Front Porch

    Good Morning, There isn't much going on here at work today. Unfortunately I NEVER get to work alone as my boss has NO life. Very distracting for me as I find respite in the silence and would like a weekend where I work just to myself. *sigh*. Hate these weekends here when I can't get things done. We had a pretty busy day yesterday since there was a bass tournament going on for the last two days. The boss man anticipated that today would be busy, but I didn't. I expected that we would be dead and so far, we have been. Not a soul in. So, I'm trying to keep myself busy, prepping for the day care kids that we are getting in tomorrow at 9:30 tomorrow. We should have about 12 or 14 kids coming for about an hour. They will do 3 stations--Geode breaking, some native american games, and a scavenger hunt running around the park. They should hopefully have a good time. Danyel--That's a horrible incident to have happen with those horses. I'm sorry that happened. People are sure the worst and take the fun out of everything in some way. Best get back to work and appear busy before the boss gets back from his trip to menards.
  15. The Front Porch

    Hello I'm not particularly feeling well. I think my hormones are making me crazy. Literally. I just want to go home and not talk to anyone. For anyone here that is on my FB--I have gone on a hiatus and deleted it for awhile. I need to just get away from everyone, though I will still check in here. Kitty is doing well. His results came back and he does not have cancer. So that's good. He will eat a special gastro-intestinal friendly diet and be on some medication to help his stomach acid. I have to bring in a stool sample for a tripsan digestion test--see if he has any enzyme production in his pancreas. I hope you all are well. I'll pop back in later. Take care.