Thursday, April 22, 2010

Well, That Was a Surprise

Soggy Afternoon

When I left school, the sky was dark and threatening.  By the time I hit the highway, the rain was pouring down.

Then I started to worry because there had been reports of thunderstorms nearby and the Boys were out in the pasture--if they so chose to be.  When I got home, they were.  They were "sheltering" under the trees at the top of the hill.  Great....*sigh*  Just where I'd want to be during a thunderstorm.

I called them in, fed them and closed the pasture gate.  Then I went in to have a bite to eat, figuring the forecast that the rain was passing was just about right.

I went out in about an hour to do some lungeing.  I caught Chance, took him into the  arena and managed about five minutes of work when it started to rain down big, cold drops again.  I just made it back into the barn when it started to come down fairly heavily again. 

I guess it rained off and on again until dark.  I had to give up.  It was not only wet, but chilly. 

If it stays nice today, I will go out for a woods ride when I get home, and I'll probably have to put the Bug Armor on whomever I ride.  Usually this time of year it's nice in the woods, but this time, I have a feeling the mosquitoes will be out in force.  They ruin everything. 

It's my birthday today, but I don't have any special plans.  However, if I do think of something celebratory, I will certainly let you all know.  Meanwhile, I will just grow older quietly and not as gracefully as I might like to . *G*


  1. Happy Birthday! Hope you do get to enjoy a bug-free birthday ride in the woods!

  2. Happy Birthday Jean! It's a shame you had to work on your birthday but I hope you'll have a nice bug free ride in the woods when you get home. Have some cake and ice cream for a treat when you get back.


    I had my alarm on my phone to remind me!

    I wish a beautiful day with lots of presies and chocolate and wine ;-)

    HUGE HUGS from Italy!

  4. Anonymous2:17 PM

    Happy birthday - and hope you get in a nice ride!

  5. Happy Birthday! How about a carrot cake for an equine theme?

  6. Happy birthday! I hope you get a nice right in to celebrate.

  7. belated happy birthday..

  8. Anonymous6:29 PM

    I love readding, and thanks for your artical. ........................................

  9. Happy Birthday! Today is also my daughters birthday and Earth Day. It's a good day all around! Hope you got your pony ride and lots of goodies!

    Enjoy your day!

  10. Happy birthday!!!! Hope you find something celebratory :-)

  11. Happy, Happy Birthday! It sounds as though you already have your three greatest gifts. It would be hard to upstage those Boys of yours.