We took a little walk down the trail the other day to visit two of our favorite horses. They board at the farm that initially took in Pliers and Ashley. We’ve come to know the owner, who loves that we stop and feed them carrots. Don has been visiting more than me. Of course, I’ve been away, but even with that, Don just loves being around horses and he is devoted to them. I hadn’t seen them in a while.
They are the sweetest beings.
This is Emby, or MB, or Embee; I’ve never thought to ask how it is spelled! He is gorgeous and funny and feisty. Both horses were a bit muddy from all the rain we’ve had.
And this is Sissy. She’s much smaller and the older of the two. One of them is a Peruvian breed.
Emby looks like he’s chewing on some straw.
Both of them have thick coats for winter. They love being petted and eat right out of our hands.
Elsewhere, the weather was just plain yucky for the past two days. Sleet, snow, ice, and rain. Don couldn’t even get all the way up the driveway yesterday afternoon. It should all melt today, as the temps are rising into the forties.
I’ve been taking it easy, cleaning here and there, getting used to being back home again. My sleep schedule is still off; now I get to sleep earlier, but I’m awake much too early. It’s a little like a sleep roller coaster.
The horrors that are coming out of the oval office just keep on coming, don’t they? The first executive order raised our mortgage payment. (I’m sure you can imagine the words I used when I heard that bit of news.)
I’m finally reading this book, which was given to me by reader Barbara, gosh, it must be over a year ago! It was very chilly this morning, so I wrapped myself in my throw and read for an hour. I’m about 60 or 70 pages in, so it’s early days, but I really like it. What a beautiful writer Doerr is.
I completely forgot about the book giveaway! I was so busy last week that I neglected to pick a winner. Here we go…the winner is Judy Ainsworth! Judy, I’ll send you an email. Congratulations!
What are you up to today?