Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Vacation Day 1

We got to Florida late so we didn't do anything. The end.

But day two!! 

After a couple hours of sleep, we got up to take Jilly to work. We dropped her off and took her car for the day.

We got ready and headed out. We decided we would stop for lunch when we saw something. Well, we saw a lady dressed as a pig with a BBQ sign so we turned. The opposite way. 

After getting a bite to eat, something to drink, a cooler, and ice we made it to Silver Springs National Park. 

We made a trip to the restroom and saw our first glimpse at wildlife-- a gecko (I think) climbing the wall. As we headed back we heard some leaves rustling. It was a black snake. And then I saw two more. And then Chuck took off at a walking sprint. 

We signed our lives away, gave away the car key, and got in a kayak. Neither of us had any experience at kayaking, while practically the rest of the group goes every year. After a lot of giggling and cussing we started to figure it out. We saw monkeys and gators and had a good time. 

Once we got back to land, we headed to a nearby bar with the rest of the kayaking group before heading back to the hospital to pick up Jilly. 

Long story short we put oil in her car and went home before walking to get pizza. And caprese salad. And wine. 

Anyone who received Chuck's Snap Chats knows it was an entertaining walk home full of rapping and dancing. And we nailed it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


The new pony decided to wait until Monday (rainy workday) to stir things up at the ranch.  And by ranch I mean the Shitmon.

I went out to do chores only to find they had gone through a fence.  I fixed it enough to not cause any injury while I was at work.

As I neared home, I saw they were in a different pasture.  Guess I'm fixing more fence...

I got home and changed and headed out to see the new damage.  It was an easy fix, so I took care of it and headed over to the initial mess.  While I got my supplies gathered up, they decided to move over to that pasture.

And then all hell broke loose.

Hooves were flying.  Mud was flying.  Horses were flying.  I knew it was only a matter of time before more fence was flying.  I stopped what I was doing and went to grab halters to tie them up to settle down.  And then they went through the fence.  I couldn't see exactly what happened or who went through what, but they ended up in two different pastures that they were locked out of.  And the fence between them was now down as well.

After some cussing at the top of my lunch coaxing, I was able to get them settled down enough to catch them all and separate them.  I was able to fix most of the fence.  I ended up having to take one down because I didn't have parts or daylight to fix it and didn't want anyone getting caught up in it.  I decided the youngin' would spend the stormy evening in isolation the round pen.

I went out to check on everyone before I went to bed to make sure they had settled down for the night.  I got to the barn and turned the light on only to see Miss Stella had a visitor over.  BUSTED!!  Here's to hoping there aren't kittens in 66 days-- gonna be a chilly first few days for them!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Trying Something New

Chaotic Goddess Swaps' 12 Days of ChristmasI've seen other bloggers post about a few of these swaps before, but I have never participated in one.  That just changed!  I signed up and can't wait to see who I'm partnered with.  If you're interested, head on over to and check it out!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


We made it back from vacation.  Once I get some time (and some data...) I'll do full posts.  I wish it wasn't over yet!