All Around for Most of the Day
A gray and threatening day, from morning on, not that I had anything planned for outdoors. Obviously a swim was out of the question as I'm pretty sure the pool closed due to the weather.
And it was the last day of Rick's Saddle Shop's annual tent sale with a drawing for a $1000 shopping spree. I really didn't need anything in particular except for some more feed through fly control. But each year I do shop for some Christmas presents for my cousins in the Ariat closeout section. This year, I got a pair of fur lined Ariat boots and a pair of Ariat mules for under $30 each and a pair of Ariat Crowne zip paddock boots for under $60. Managed to get my fly control which, like everything else in the regular part of the store was 20% off, so I did OK for the day. Some Christmas shopping is now done and my wallet is flatter.
Once again, I did not win the shopping spree, but a mother with at least one young daughter did, so that was kind of nice. On the way home I stopped with my friend Stacie for lunch, and we spent well over an hour just chatting. Stacie's lovely new mare has a swollen leg, so she is a bit worried about that, but her other horses are well and she's been doing only a little more riding than I have--which is none.
But on the way home the radio kicked in with one of those emergency screeches and there was an announcement from the National Weather Service that there was a tornado warning for parts of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. I am hoping my blogger buddies are all OK down there. A bit scary, to say the least. Tornadoes are not common around here and I don't know what kind of warning signals there are aside from the radio/tv announcements.
So, Shannon, in particular, I will be looking forward to a post from you letting me know all is well down your way.
Meanwhile, I am keeping a close eye on the weather forecast for our area. I heard some thunder as I was feeding the Boys and it's pretty dark out there for this time of day.
Hope you and all of yours are safe and sound!