Monday, February 18, 2008

Saturday Ramblings

Hubby and I can hardly see anything without our glasses. I am blind as a bat and he comes in a close second. This morning was one of the reasons why we should put our glasses on the minute we get out of bed. I used my Vavoom Freeze Spray hairspray for deodorant and he put cortesone cream on and used it to brush his teeth (briefly)! Are we pathetic or what?!! (Don't answer that!) Sigh.......

It's terribly foggy here today. Going across the bridge to go to the camera shop the fog was so thick you could hardly see anything. The haze was rising off the river just like in a Stephen King movie, very spooky. It's much warmer then usual for this time of year too which makes for big potholes to try to drive around if you can without hitting someone head on. Otherwise you go through them and are lucky not to knock a tire off or at least blow it. Spring like weather in February just doesn't cut it for me. If it's February I want to be out snowmobiling and playing in the snow not dodging potholes.

Whether you are a horse person or not you have to go over to Donna's and watch a 5 minute video that she has posted on her site. It may be a couple back by now but it's well worth the time to go take a looksy. It's called An Awesome Horse Video. This gal comes out on this incredible Quarter horse without a saddle or bridle and does a reining pattern sometimes at a full gallop plus a couple of slide stops that will just amaze you! I have never seen anything like it and I have been around horses for a long time. It's very heartwarming as this gals Dad passed away just 24 days before this and he must have been her trainer. Trust me, it's well worth seeing. Thanks Donna for posting it!!!!!!!

Was cleaning out some drawers the other day and came across this picture from 1980. We used to go to a small local horse show every Saturday night called Hermon Boots and Saddles. It was such fun and didn't have the stress of the large shows that we gradually started going to. We had an old ratty trailer, that probably wasn't fit to be on the road and carried our stuff on the back of the pickup. A real high class deal! lol! That's my son who is now 32.

Also found this picture of me in 1964 (I know, most of you weren't even born yet!) jumping my mare over a pretty bleak looking jump, bareback even! We never wore helmets back then, I just had a scarf over my hair. I was very brave back then or stupid......... Notice the old trucks in the background!

I don't know how old I was in this picture but by the looks I was pretty happy with that chemistry set! Can you even get those now? Notice the wall paper in our living room!

This was my dear grandmother in 1945. She had red curly hair and was the sweetest woman you would ever want to know. She passed away about 10 years ago due to Alzhiemer's disease.

This was my uncle, looks like he just got a new car! Don't know what year it was, oh I bet Cliff will know! What about it Cliff????

My FIL lives next door. He is 91 years old and an amazing man. He goes to work every morning at 7 o'clock and doesn't get home until 6 pm. He lives by himself as my MIL passed away about 15 years ago. The only household help he has is a gal that comes in once a week to clean and do laundry. We keep an eye out on him and he comes over and eats with us some but for the most part he does his own cooking too.

He needs a hip replacement. He has a lot of pain due to this hip but can't decide if he wants to have the operation done or not. He told Hubby last week that the replacement hips only last 20 years and he doesn't want to have it done again!!! Now is that a true optomist or what????

Hope you're all having a great weekend! :o)


Needled Mom said...

Don't you just love those old photos? They tell such a story and help us to keep connected with our past. They also show our kids such a different world than the one they live in.

Boy....can I relate to the glasses issue. I have brushed my teeth with more things than I care to think about. I've also tried cleaning my mirrors with Scrub*bing Bub*bles which does not work at all!!!! Grrr.

Glad that you got to the camera shop and back safely. I can't wait to see all the upcoming photos with the new gear.

dcrmom said...

That sounds like Grampa! And look at you, the 1965 fashionista!

Donna said...

I love those old pictures. I've always worn glasses, but the thing I have a problem with is my hearing. Why can't I hear the TV when nobody else is having problems hearing it? I hate this!

Myrna said...

I love the old pics! You were a cutey with the chemistry set.

What a FIL you have. It sounds like he is an amazing man!

I'm definitely going over to Donna's--Not that I know anything about horses! That's one of the things I love about blogging--You get to meet so many people that can show/teach you about new things!

BarnGoddess said...

I LOVE your old photos!

lol, I especially like the one of you jumping in a scarf.....nothing beats the old days when we were young and carefree :)

the hip replacement...theyve come a long ways these days w/ that sort of thing.

Susie said...

I am amazed at your FIL! I can almost hear my own Grandpa saying that very thing at that age!
I think that wonderful spirit and optimism is part of why Grandpa is still here..
Loved seeing the old photos of you and I could certainly relate to needing glasses to see. I bet that hairspray deodorant was just a tad bit sticky!!

Linda said...

I just found your blog. Nice. I remember waaaay back when there was no such thing as a helmet:)

Kris said...

Great pics, love the one of you jumping! You go cowgirl! The video is of Stacey Westfall (she totally rocks!) and it is such a awesome video. I have watched it and it brings tears to my eyes every time! One day.. me and my mare! BTW-I can releate to being blind! I have to have contacts or glasses! LOL! Hope you are having a great day!

KC said...

Hey when you style your hair you want it to stay in place.. even if it is under your arm :P
Oh do I have moments like that LOL

I loved all the photos. Just love looking at all the older photos, it really interesting and fun.

Dawn said...

Okay, now I have to tell you that I graduated from high school in 1965.

I really MUST learn how to get my pictures scanned correctly so I can share some good oldies, too.

The Christmas picture and the wallpaper remind me of our house in those days.

The glasses story was hilarious! That's why I have mine in a little holder where I can feel them first thing.

Tammy said...

I can't get enough of old photos! Even if they aren't my own family, I love them and think they are so interesting!
And that photo of you and your little sweet! And opening the new chemistry set and taking that jump...those are great pictures! (And I was born! I was in diapers, but I was here!) :D

Mississippi Songbird said...

Oh, Those photos are great!
Thank you for posting them. and those trucks in the cool. Have a great week..