Friday, December 18, 2009
Well the holidays are fast approaching and like every other year, I'm frantically trying to get ready. Case in point I just took my Christmas photos last weekend. Friday night I stopped at the barn and spent an hour groom the pony, I put his sheet and jammies on him, cleaned his stall so he'd stay nice and clean for Saturday. I headed out to the barn in the morning with my Nikon camera and appropriately dressed in red for our pictures. Helped out with the kids in the morning and then in the afternoon Katie and I headed outside to take the pictures. Stupid, goofball pony decided he had to act like an idiot outside. He was dancing around and managed to slip in some mud and went down on his side. He was covered in mud. I was so pissed at him. So X went back in his stall and I brought Kaye out. Ended up taking her up on the driveway by the pine trees and we got some really cute pictures.
So Sunday Mom and I made plans to go out and do some of our Christmas shopping. The plan was to go up to Mom's about 8:00, we'd get Dad up and then head out like 8:30 or 9:00. Well I went to leave at 8:00 and everything was a sheet of ice! No way was I driving on that. Called Mom to let her know, and I headed back upstairs to cuddle with Squalor for a while. Finally about 9:30 I heard the salt trucks go by and I decided to try getting up to Mom and Dad's. I managed to get up there and I only slid once, but no way was I ready to try and get to Cranberry. So I just chilled there and watched some tv for a while. Finally about 1:00 Mom and I headed out. We actually did manage to get a lot of shopping done. I got both of the girls done, something for Dad and part of Uncle Ralph's present. Mom got some stuff for the girls, plus somethings for Dad, and I few things for me. All in all pretty productive shopping day. But man was I tired after just a couple hours of shopping! Way more than I would have been had I spent the whole day mucking stalls at the barn. Well, now I'll I have to do is pick up a couple of gift cards for Todd and Kris and Uncle Bill and Aunt Debbie, pick up the rest of Dad's gift and Uncle Ralph's. And then figure out what to get my Mom and Aunt Sandy. Always the hard ones!