Wow, I really can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve written. I changed jobs at the end of March this year and Jon has been traveling a lot more so I just haven’t made the time to sit and write like I was before. I’m going to a part-time schedule though real soon and I’m excited for that. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get a few things caught up at home and resume regular updates on my blog. I’m working now for the best doctor on the planet. He’s a GI doc in Liberty, MO and is a rare breed. Jon is with GE Security and works from home when he’s not traveling.
We haven’t done any trail riding at all this year due to our schedules and Jon’s back acting up again. He’s been advised to not do things that cause it to flare up. Go figure. Trail riding is one of those things that over time, causes him back, leg, hip pain like before. He’s trying to avoid another surgery so we’ve sold our big living quarters trailer and the big truck that pulled it. It’s been nice not having the payments but we sure do miss that trailer and all the fun we had while traveling in it. We still have the horses, in fact, we have another horse. We bred Lil & she had a little filly that looks a lot like her. Mickey is a sweet girl and she’s going to be a big girl. Bigger than her mama no doubt. She’s 6 months old this month and currently being weaned. Our good friends, Bill & Rhonda are returning the favor and took Lil to their house so she can dry up and weaning is so much less traumatic if mom & baby can’t see each other. We helped them wean one of their horses last year the same way. Mickey ran around a little bit the first 24 hours or so but is settled in fine now with her buddy Waco. Jag went with Lil to Bill & Rhonda’s farm but he is going to be living there permanently. With Jon not riding so much we couldn’t see having 4 horses making any sense. We may sell Mickey at some point as well.
We’ve actually done a lot of travel this year, just not on horseback. We did a spring alpaca show in Denver, Colorado and a long weekend vacation (fishing & trail riding) in Gunnison, Colorado over Labor Day weekend. Jon qualified for a company trip to Cancun, Mexico in April this year and I was able to go along. Now THAT was fun. I don’t think we spent $50.00 of our own money. That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Then, we just recently returned from our very first cruise ever to the Western Caribbean on Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas. Wow, I can’t say enough about the cruise. That will have to be it’s own post at a later date possibly. I will say though, that we’ve booked another cruise for 2010 on the yet to be completed Oasis of the Seas! We are hooked on cruising.
Until next time…