My Weekly Smile; Oct. 14, 2020

Welcome to my weekly smile as I love to share the things that bring me joy in my life and as I look at how happy Alice is in this photo, she just brightens my day! I am grinning from ear to ear, she is just adorable! My birthday is just a week away and these little ones will be coming here for my birthday ❀ that is the best present EVER! I miss my son and his wife and to be able to see baby Teddy crawling, I can’t wait! And my daughter will be coming home too ❀ my heart will be full as we celebrate this milestone birthday. I also treated myself to most of the week off from work! I am grateful the stars aligned so that I didn’t have to cover vacations or any other issues at work to get the days I needed off. Yay! Lots of smiles going on over here! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

This year 2020 has been a very strange year. We all know one of the big reasons why. It seems like this year has messed with our brains, haha, not really but I have made decisions I regret but I am thinking I need to learn from these decisions. Exactly six months ago with emotions running high (I am thinking now, don’t make big decisions based solely on emotions) I decided to move my horses with my girlfriend and her horse to where I am at now. Of course, I tried to not be emotional about this move and my girlfriend did have needs she wanted for her horse as she wanted more shade from the sun. The covers where we were didn’t provide enough shelter like she wanted. But I figured this would be a good move for us both.

Fast forward to now and I have made the decision to move my horses back which I am doing at the end of this month. There are many reasons why I am not happy, one of the biggest is not having a riding partner on the trails. Since Gracie is 28 and has EPM which she is being treated for she has a risk of tripping and falling. EPM is a protozoa which lives in her brain, and they are trying to get her immune system to fight it. Zack has EPM too, but he is in remission as far as I know and is doing fine. So, no more trail rides with my dear friend and I have no other riding partners as there just isn’t any boarders that trail ride. All my friends are at the other stables. It is bittersweet leaving my best friend as she wants to stay with the shady stall!

I am really excited to move back across town to where there are lovely trails and all my other friends. I was tearful after making this decision. I’ve been torn and almost made this decision a month ago, but didn’t want to leave my best friend. (We have been friends since 10 years old) She finally gave me permission as she said to me last week, take me out of the equation. If you remove me from all your decisions what would you do? I knew in my heart of hearts I wanted to be back to where I was, so I decided to make that happen. Shedding a few tears along the way, I didn’t realize how much I miss all my other riding buddies. My best friend is like a sister to me, we will always be BEST FRIENDS FOREVER!

Instead of regrets, I am going to look at this adventure as a learning experience. I did not know or realize what a social girl I am and how important all the social interaction is to me. Currently when I am at the barn it is like my own place because rarely is anyone there. Maybe one other boarder, but she is up at the barn so we don’t visit. It’s a ghost town, so I get very lonely even though I love my horses, I miss the people. I realize I never want horse property, unless it could be a small gentlemen’s ranch so I could have boarders. Not going to happen in my lifetime, but good to know! πŸ˜€

My girlfriend is more of an isolationist, loving the peace and quiet and aloneness way more than I can bare. I guess that is why I blog. I didn’t know what blogging is or how it seems to be and with all the friends and lovely people that share their thoughts and kind words, oh I am in blogging heaven! I never knew and drink it all up and love each and every blogger out there who want to share with me their world. It’s been amazing and am smiling at my smile post! THIS IS ME! and I am discovering me with new realizations all the time. You are never too old to learn, I am grateful for this adventure! I am going to end with a video of Zack feeling his oats running in arena.

Thank you for visiting my smile post today! What makes you smile? I am loving October so far….

Happy cowgirl Grandma,

~Diana ❀

21 thoughts on “My Weekly Smile; Oct. 14, 2020

  1. Your granddaughter is the sweetest thing! ❀
    I'm sure you are doing the right thing with the horses as long as you are following your heart. Our priorities change, and sometimes we have to make changes ot realise what we have. Best of luck ❀

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! She really is so sweet, so full of life and smiles!! I truly am following my heart, praying the horses settle in the stalls at the barn when I move them back. I won’t be able to get the original stalls I had so I’m trying not to stress about where they will live when I move them. I’m sure it will all work out fine. I’ll take your best of luck!! I feel like I’m bringing them back home. ❀️🐴🀠

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  2. Happy birthday! My wife’s birthday is tomorrow and mine is at the end of the month (October b-days are the best πŸ˜‰ ). Very cool that your family is coming to visit and that you can see grand-kids! I’m sure it was a hard decision to leave your best friend, but it sounds like you will be happier.

    I hope you have a great week ahead (I’m assuming a week of no work to boot!).

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    1. Happy Birthday to your wife tomorrow and to you too!! I agree, October b-days are the best! πŸ˜€ I’m in great company! πŸ˜‰ The family is all coming next week, so it’s next week I’ll be taking the extra days. My birthday is the 21st, right smack in the middle of the week! Haha

      Thanks so much for your wonderful comments, facing hard decisions but in the end I know I’ll be happier. And can’t wait to see those grandkids! Have a great rest of the week!! 😍

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  3. workinacresnothours

    Adorable treasure of a Granddaughter love the dimple cheeked grin, so sweet. How wonderful that you will be seeing so many of the fam, I hope they all arrive with Birthday bows stuck to their foreds.
    It is the hardest thing making decisions & trying not to disappoint the people you care for the most. But I guess if your not doing what’s best for you then how can you be the best you for your loved ones. wow that was deep.lol. Im happy for you though & I hope it all works out for you & the horses of course.
    So fun watching the oaten eating bronco horse,haha, its so funny how they go one way beautifully the other direction,not so much. Thanks for the great share started my day with a grin. Have a glorious rest of the week ahead

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    1. Aww, she has her momma’s dimple cheeks! Love her enthusiasm so had to share! And I always love when you stop by and I get to connect with you as your replies always make me giggle and smile!! So it goes both ways as we share our thoughts and fun times! Thanks dear friend and have a wonderful week too! ❀️

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  4. Those dimples! She is just a darling little girl. I am so glad they will all be there for our birthday and that you can take time off to be with them. Precious time! I understand you wanting to go back to your other barn. Having a friend to hack out with is nice. I usually go out to the forest trails on my own as it is hard to schedule with another rider. But next week Belinda is away teaching a clinic on the Friday so that means I will go out for a longer ride with her groom. I am ready even if it rains as I have a rain quarter sheet for Biasini and a riding rain coat for myself!!

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    1. Riding in the rain is fun, especially when you are prepared ~ enjoy the trails later this week!! ❀️🐴Thank you, as it helps to know that I think what I’m doing makes sense to me and my pretty ponies! YES, those dimples! ❀️ So excited for next week!!

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  5. I feel some joy after seeing that video of Zack – ahhhh 0 and the granddaughter cooking – and you are right – never too old to learn = and grow and find ways to smile more and more –
    have a good night
    πŸ™‚

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  7. Diana, So nice to have your family coming to celebrate your birthday. Happy birthday on Oct. 21st to you! Sounds like you made the right decision to move your horses to where you have your riding buddies. There are other ways to stay connected with your best friend. Have a wonderful birthday week!

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    1. Thanks so much Natalie!! Yes, I know my best friend and I will connect and keep up with each other’s lives. I’m looking forward to having riding buddies again. My family is here and I’m enjoying babysitting my grandson today!! He is 8 months old and just the cutest little boy! β€οΈπŸ˜€ Have a great week too!

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