Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Weekend with the horses

This past weekend( Wed - Sunday) I had the pleasure of being the paddock master at our local Georgia Arabian horseshow. It was a big show for us, 4 days with 2 regional qualifiers back to back. WHEW! A lot of horses and a lot of long hours in the hot GA sun.

Despite the heat, everything went well and I only got slightly crispy. Thanks to hubby forcing me to get 60plus sunblock.

My friend's 13 year old daughter came and she was my right hand the entire weekend. She was trying to get some service hours for her beta club. She got them alright!!!! She only needed 30 but we ended up clocking 51.5 hours for the 4 days. WHEW again!!!!

She was a trooper though and when my old legs couldn't do it she made the runs for me.

Hubby was stuck home with the 2 dogs( we have a guest) and he did a great job. Reilly pouted for about the first hour I was home, then stuck to me like glue. Tonight, Doug is at the Rush concert, so I have mowed the front lawn and am hanging with the dogs. Reillybug went to daycare today and he's passed out on the floor. :)

It's off to make some dinner, if I get some good pics from the show I'll post them later.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Catching Up and the Latest News

May was a busy busy month here, so I didn't get a chance to blog at all. We had birthday's to celebrate, a Mother's Day visit, and then Memorial Day weekend which was just a blast from beginning to end.

My mother came down for Mother's Day weekend and brought her friend's 17 yr old grandson with her. So we spent the weekend showing him the sights and sounds of the ATL. While we were doing that, Reilly hung with mom's dog Shadow and they both were exhausted at the end of the weekend.

Then my birthday came along and my wonderful husband took me to a really nice French restaurant for dinner, then out to a piano bar to celebrate.

Memorial Day weekend found us bbq'ing in the backyard with the neighbors and setting up an inflatable pool/slide thing that the neighbor's had. It was fun for both adults and children.

Once the partying was over, it was time to get down to work and Doug and I have started the massive task of a shade garden. It wouldn't be such a massive task if the ground wasn't as hard as a rock and if Reilly wasn't so intent on helping all the time :).... But that's ok.

And now we have a visitor. Pete, my father's dog, is going to make the transition from my father's house to my mother's and he is staying here in the interim. He's fat - too fat, so today was day one of the diet. I think once I can get some weight off of him he'll feel a lot better and maybe even play with Reilly.

That's all the news that's fit to print right now, here are some pictures of the shade garden and of Reilly enjoying the backyard :).