Monday, April 27, 2009

Nah, I'm a Wimp

Hot Again

OK, so I roasted all day in my classroom. Wasn't quite as bad as it gets in June, but it was not pretty. Had on my shorts and a sleeveless top.

Still, we were reading Shakespeare, so I suppose I can survive. Romeo and Juliet with the freshmen, Hamlet with the juniors, and Taming of the Shrew with the sophomores. Best thing is that, by and large the kids are excited with the plays. Cool!!

I think, from what was said at the teachers' meeting after school today, that the State test results are in. We did not, apparently, meet the set goals for our overall scores in language arts, but I am not too surprised as we were already scoring quite high, so to increase those scores was a pretty high goal. Still, I will wait for the results to see where my kids are before I say much more.

If you haven't yet figured it out, I did not ride AGAIN. Aside from the fact that I was toast, it just isn't fair asking the Boys to work while they still are in partial winter coats, and the weather is totally summer. Tucker looked as if he had sweated during the day as did Chance. Toby didn't look as if he had much, but he does not always play when the other guys do.

Chance will get to ripping around the paddocks like a madman and Tucker will leap and buck with equal energy. Toby is rather more sedate, but can get into the games just fine, thank you. However, I do suspect he has a lot more sense about rollicking about when it is 90 degrees out.

All three were in the shady front paddocks when I got home, though, so someone had made some reasonable decisions. In the summer, they tend to hang out in the barn to avoid the flies, but this time of year, before the bugs abound, the nice shady trees make a good place to spend the sunnier parts of the day.

I don't have a lot of good grazing, as I've noted before, but for the last two days, the Boys have not been cleaning up the hay I put out for them. They must be finding enough grass to satisfy at least part of their needs. Regardless, I will still put out the hay as the last thing I ever want around here is hungry horses.

Tomorrow will be hot again, and then on Wednesday, it's supposed to moderate. There will be some rain too, but that's OK. The hot sun dried everything out to an extreme. We could actually use a little rain.

Not that I seem to be "into" the riding at the moment anyhow. Three very rideable horses, and I don't seem to be able to motivate myself during the week.

My friend Stacie has a line on another horse. As before, this one sounds good, but I won't post too much more until something pans out one way or the other. Once more, I am hoping for the best.

I'll let you all know as soon as I find out!


  1. Anonymous9:09 PM

    You don't have to ride every day, especially when it's hot and you have partially furry horses. We're lucky, we missed most of the heat, but boy did we get the rain, and now we've got gnats and flies and ticks again!

  2. It's just been too hot to ride, I'm sure the horses didn't feel like it either. Hope we cool off soon.

  3. Oh it is P***ing down with rain here. BIG storms with winds etc.. and so much water.
    We won't miss on water this year ^-^

    I envy your sun and heat! But then we will soon be around 30 to 40 degrees centigrades ...

  4. have you ever noticed, we're none of us happy all of the time with the weather....

    i've never worked out: freshman, junior, sophomore ...

    can you define them for me please?

    we do (or did, when i was at school) 1st year, 2nd year etc.... and same again at college/university

  5. Peeing down here too and pretty nippy.
    Your right there Claire!:)))