Friday, June 22, 2007

Friday Happenings

It's Friday again already. We are getting some much needed rain this morning but I am watching and listening for any signs of thunder as I don't leave the horses out when there is a chance of a bad storm.

I finally finished getting all of my annuals in yesterday. I was determined to get that job done before the sun went down! I went way overboard buying them but they are just so gorgeous when they bloom and I have no will power at the nursery when they call my name to take them home with me! Went back to the nursery yesterday to return all of the pots so that the owner can use them again and only came out with one hanging plant and two small plants to add to one of my barrels that needed a bit more color. Couldn't leave empty handed ya know!

Vacation Bible School is in full swing and the kids are having a great time. I miss working in it but this year was out of the question with all going on here at the 'farm' with Buddy and all. I'm usually in the barn until about 8 pm and come in and shower and hit the bed. It's looking really good that Kirk, T and D's cousin is going to win the free week at Bible Camp for earning the most points. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for him as he loves going to camp. He went two weeks last summer at age 7 and had a wonderful time. What's there not to love with swimming, boating, archery, horseback riding, hiking, crafts, chapel time, etc etc..... hummmmm wonder if I can go?????

I have been watching a pair of house sparrows for the last few weeks working on their nest in the barn and now taking care of their babies. Let me tell you that's one pair of hard working parents! They are bringing bugs and flies back to that nest constantly from about six in the morning till 8 at night! I can't see in the nest very well as it is high in the rafters but today I could see 3 or 4 little heads peaking out with their mouths wide open! Wish my camera had a good zoom lens on it so I could get some pictures.

I was reading Tonya's post over at There Is A Season yesterday and she was listing things that she is thankful for. I found that so uplifting and encouraging especially this week with my heart being heavy over the prospect of possibly losing Buddy in the near future. I too have so many things to be thankful for and am ashamed that I can tend to forget them sometimes when I am preoccupied with other things. One thing that she mentioned was being thankful for the bloggy friends that she has come to know and how we support each other in hard times even though we don't know each other outside of this world of cyberspace. I too am thankful for that and all the nice comments, prayers and thoughts that you, my blogging friends, have had for me these last couple of weeks. I know Buddy isn't a person but he has been my best friend for 14 years and is part of my family. So I am thankful for the past 14 years of fun we have had together, hopefully we will have a few more years but if not I sure do have wonderful memories of times spent out riding in the beautiful Maine woods and fields, spending time together in the barn just grooming and wading in the river getting cooled off. Thanks Tonya! :0)

Now that I have gotten my glasses all steamed up and my nose running I guess I'd better stop sniffling and get some housework done. lol! It has kind of taken a back seat the last few weeks so there is plenty to do. I'm trying to bribe Tina from Palm Tree Fanatic who does wonderful Tackle It Tuesdays to come to Maine and tackle some of my stuff!! She does the greatest organizing of anyone!!!

Oh for those of you who thought the handsome guy in the picture with Buddy in my last post was the vet he's not, he's my son! heehee! I got a chuckle out of some of your comments about him being cute and of course as his Mom I think he is a real cutie-pie and a truly nice person to boot!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!!!


Susie said...

Your garden must be glorious with all that you've planted! Can't wait to see some pictures.
Your blogging friends truly understand that Buddy is part of your heart and family. We're praying right along with you!

PEA said...

I know what you mean about going overboard buying plants...that always seems to be my problem then I wonder where on earth I can put one more plant! lol I've never thought of bringing the pots back to the nursery...instead of just throwing them away, I may just do that!! As for the birds...aren't you glad we don't have to constantly feed our kids 24 hours a day? lol Although when my boys lived at home, they forever seemed like they were eating! lol Isn't it wonderful the friendships that are made through blogging...we're all here for each other, through bad and good:-) Have a terrific weekend my friend! xoxo

Tonya said...

thanks for your comments on my post....I have to remind myself I really do have a lot to be thankful for especially when I feel like having a pity party. I know you aren't having a pity party about Buddy and I know it is awful. He has a great caretaker in you!!!

Awww - I can't believe that's not your vet but I bet your son would still let you cry on his shoulder - ha ha.

Have a great weekend!

BarnGoddess said...

I hope Buddy's doing better this weekend. Ive known plenty of foundered horses that have recovered and are able to be ridden, so I have a lot of hope for him!

My giant marigolds are looking a lot better, when I was in FL the hubs let them get a tiny bit of frost, then came the heat and rain, more rain!

Im off to the Indian Dances (Osages) it is more of a religious thing than a pow wow...w

I hope the rain stays at bay!

give Buddy an extra big hug from a horse lover in OK

Myrna said...

I'm praying we will be hearing good news about Buddy soon.

Isn't VBS great for children? It has had a resurgence in popularity in the last few years I think. Our church had ours a couple of weeks ago. My dil is currently working there as an interim minister. She and many others worked so hard to make it successful. I'd say it was--over 900 kids had a great time!

Tammy said...

I'm just catching up with you...
I can so understand how you would have a heavy heart concerning Buddy!
It doesn't matter that he is not actually human, he is a part of your family and I know I would be feeling the same.

That made me smile about the part where some people thought your son was the "cute vet" in the previous post! He is a cutie!


Mimi said...

Hello there, quick check of your blog page to see how Buddy is doing, it must be very hard,my thoughts and prayers are with you.Love the picture of SON and D at the barn, actually enjoy all your pictures.Looks like Princess T is doing very well with her riding lessons, she looks so cute and seemed to be paying attention to her instructor.I bet your flowers are beautiful as they usually are.Hope to start getting more blooms in my gardens soon.

KC said...

I love VBS, I haven't worked it in a few year because of the younger kids and just being extreamly busy, but my kids are looking forward to it this year.. I hope your grandchildrens cousin wins that free week at camp that would be so wonderful. It's close to $300 now to send Princess to church camp and that's not counting the spending money for the week.
I'm sorry about Buddy and I'll keep him and you in my prayers. In the post below that was a really nice picture of your son.