Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Magic Elves

I'm continuing to take advantage of G's vacation week availability as a groom and spent another nice afternoon with the horses. Again in the horrible cold, damp weather. My fingers are still numb.

I'm quickly running out of dry saddle pads and gloves to use. My first world problem is that G is reluctant to allow super dirty horse items in the house, let alone anywhere near the laundry room, so they take about a week to dry in the unheated tack room. Everything is just waiting to turn into a big pile of mildew. Never fear, though, our house apparently came with magic elves to wash and dry things for the horses in the winters. but they are shy and only come out when G's not home so often ;) Since they also do nice things to surprise him too. They are particularly helpful in stocking toilet paper before it's a last square situation, running the dishwasher prior to actually needing the dishes at dinner, and doing general laundry chores prior to work shifts, preventing the dreaded having-to-wear-not-quite-dry clothing for 8 hours. Future planning is not his forte, so he tends to overlook the odd horse hair in the dryer lint trap as long as "the elves" clean stinky horse things on the down low. Still, it will be nice to see some warmer temps and sunshine so everything horsey can be cleaned and dried with a minimum of effort, horses included.
Wake me up when spring comes.

On the plus side, as I curried off Ginger's mud bath today, there was hair on the ground too. Yay for spring and sleek, shiny horses! Yay for dry saddle pads and clean blankets! Yay for non moldy tack!

I did ride both ponies again today, but have nothing exciting to report. You guys are pretty tolerant of my endless ride recaps, but seriously, these were exceptionally dull. I was underdressed and cold and obsessed with the prospect of spring and warm sunny days this afternoon. My rides, although fun, felt a bit like we're just going to work and putting the hours in towards that elusive bigger picture stuff. Like happy summer shows :)
Adorable baby kitty to reward you for making it through this post.


10 comments:

  1. Fingers crossed for warmer weather soon! What an adorable kitty!

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    1. I can't wait. Kitty is all sorts of trouble right now, I was lucky to get a picture of him that's not a blur!

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  2. Warm weather cannot come quick enough...i feel ya!

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    1. Fingers crossed for an early (and nice) spring!

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  3. 1) i would like some magic elves at my home please!!!
    2) i would also like your kitten.... like, really truly soooo cute!!!

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    1. Love the magic elves, they are a built in excuse for all sorts of things, and a definite joke around here.
      Kitty is on a rampage lately -we love him, but he insists on 'sleeping' when we do (really I think he just sits and stares at us, not creepy at all), so then when we are up he's had his sleep quota and is VERY active and into just about everything all day long. Think twice before inviting one into your home ha ha

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  4. Your kitty gets cuter and fluffier by the day.

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    1. I think he's going to have really long hair!

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  5. I couldn't survive without regularly washing my horse stuff! Luckily DH doesn't mind, as long as I clean the washing machine afterward :)

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    1. It drives me nuts...I just want everything to be clean for once. All at the same time, preferably!

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