Weekend Coffee Share; It’s May 15th Already!

I decided to feature these beautiful cactus blooms as they so deserve another look. I’ve never seen such pretty cactus flowers and although they aren’t mine they are local in my town at a horse feed store I was at buying horsey stuff. Can I get you a cup of coffee or tea as we sit and chat? I also have some yummy Trader Joe’s sweet offerings. Yummy chocolate chip dippers, they are delicious and I think we still have some milk chocolate covered pretzels, oh they are to die for ~ salty sweet scrumptiousness. Now I am drooling and may need to stop writing to get something sweet! πŸ˜€

As these weeks fly by it has me thinking about this past year. It seems to have flown by like a blink of an eye. So much has happened and as I look back I am also looking forward as to what does the future hold? Last year at this time I was in the process of adopting my horse Murphy from Oklahoma. It was a fairly stressful couple of weeks but so worth the stress and it all went really smoothly in hindsight. Interestingly, there was a young lady at the stables the night Murphy arrived that stayed with me while I waited for his trailer to arrive. She has an OTTB (Off The Track Thoroughbred) that she got through a rescue here in CA. As we chatted we had a lot in common, adopting a thoroughbred to name a few things. She could be my daughter at half my age and we got to know each other that evening as I bought her dinner as we waited.

She shared that she wanted to move to Spokane, Washington to have her horse at her cousin’s ranch. She grew up riding with her cousin and you know what? She made that happen! She moved with her horse last month almost a year after she told me about her dreams! She saved and saved and worked two jobs until she made her dream come true. That’s pretty cool and inspiring and makes me think I need to think more about our future and where I want to be and where I want to live as we approach retirement. It’s a lot to think about and I have some ideas as to what I want to see happen in the next few years.

He is so smart and as I wanted him to turn his head and look at me when I called his name, he decided to walk to me so I clicked quickly and got this photo which I really like as he started his walk. I then took a really close up photo as he sniffed the camera! Haha! I just have to share! Warning, it’s very close up!!!

Haha, I know I am crazy to share such a silly photo but he melts my heart and our bond together grows stronger every day. It is hard to describe how special a horses bond can be, just as strong as with our sweet cats and dogs but different too. Especially since they let us do so much with them, riding around on their backs. It is almost indescribable. These horses in my life help keep me young at heart and the joy they bring to my life I wish I could share with everyone and what I mean by that is I wish you could come and ride my horses. I wish you could brush them and feel how soft their coats are and let them see you and feed them a treat. And so here I am trying my best to share with you all!

As I ride down the trail on my other horse Chloe the Jacaranda’s are blooming. I stopped near the blooms to take a close up photo! They are so beautiful and we have lined streets with these trees. I have shared them many times before and as each year comes around and they bloom, I share yet again!

As I wrap up my weekend I am looking forward to an Arizona trip at the end of this month. My son’s birthday is May 30th and so my daughter and other son will be heading there to help celebrate. We are so excited to spend a long weekend together, I can’t wait! The other thing on the horizon is an event I am going to attend in a month at Flag Is Up Farm, Monty Robert’s training facility and they have a weekend of clinic’s and the event is called “The Movement, 2022”. This event is only 30 minutes from where my daughter lives so I will be able to visit her after I attend the clinic every day. The horse trainer that trained Murphy will be there as she is a Certified Monty Roberts Instructor, I can’t wait to meet her! I’m excited to see my grandchildren and excited to attend this wonderful horse event!! πŸ˜€

I end with Murphy as May will always be a special month for me and Murph. Not only was it his birthday May 1st, he also arrived in the month of May. I haven’t forgotten my sweet Chloe girl as she’s had my heart for many, many years now. I spoil her just as much and have shared plenty of wonderful photos of her as well. I will continue to share and I may re-share as I continue this blogging journey. As I look to the future I have been discussing maybe moving north to be near my daughter. That’s an idea that needs to be looked into but we are in no hurry. I so enjoyed having you visit with me this weekend. I am always having FUN IN THE SUN with my ponies!! I’m also going to thank Natalie for hosting, the #weekendcoffeeshare.

Crazy Horse Loving Grandma,

~Diana ❀

21 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share; It’s May 15th Already!

    1. Thank you Trent! Yes, it is truly amazing what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it as she totally went after that dream. Some people scoffed at it, but she was diligent and made it happen. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week too!

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  1. You do such a wonderful job of sharing the horses – I wish I could reach out and feel their coats :).. I haven’t been around horses so it is so lovely to read your posts. This year does seem to be flying by!

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    1. Aww, thank you kindly! I wish you could come visit my horses and feel their soft costs too! I’m so happy you can enjoy them virtually. And yes, the weeks just fly by, so crazy!! πŸ˜€

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  2. Hi Diana,
    You did sneak in at the last moment. I’m still catching up from all my travels the past 2 weeks and am only now getting to the coffee shares from the past weekend. I almost don’t mind being late as I get to catch those who sneak in at that last moment.
    I too love hearing how your horses are doing and think I’d take you up on the chance to groom your horses and maybe ride with you. I’m a big guy so I would worry that I’m too big for the animal, but I’m pretty good with a brush and a pat.
    Blessings

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    1. Hi Gary!
      I’m kinda bad that way sneaking in my coffee share at the last minute! Haha, I do so much during the days I’m off that I find myself sharing Sunday evenings. I need to start writing Saturday evenings so I can share earlier but I’m so happy you found my share and visited!
      I’m so happy my horses keep everyone’s interest, it sure means a lot to me knowing I’m not a broken record, because I’m not stopping anytime soon. You would not believe the tall and big people I’ve seen riding horses and they can carry you just fine, but I’m also fine with a brush for them and a pat too. πŸ˜‰ I hope you have a wonderful week and thanks again for visiting!! πŸ’ž

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  3. Diana, Thank you for your weekend coffee share. The cactus flowers are gorgeous. Chloe and Murphy are beautiful and sweet horses. I’d love to touch their coats and feed them a treat. It’s wise to have a plan for your retirement. Time flies and before you know it, it arrives. Have a great week this week! I look forward to hearing more about your trip to AZ and the horse training event.

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    1. Thank you so much Natalie!! You are so very kind and I’ll give Chloe and Murphy a treat from you, heck, I’ll give them some extra treats from everyone as they are so sweet and would love them. πŸ˜€
      It’s a good idea we think about and make some plans for our future, we tend to get into a rut and we are not thinking ahead. Sometimes it’s scary and stressful but in the end I know we would be happier, and it’s important too. I can’t wait for my fun events and will share of course! Have a wonderful week! πŸ’ž

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  4. Hi Diana,
    it is also hard for me to believe half the month is gone – this month is way too fast
    and you know, It feels like you have had Murphy for longer than one year – but I guess it shows the pandemic messed with timeframes for some of us –
    hahah a
    and cute pics of Murphy – even the close up.
    I get to dog sit my grand-doggy – and he knows when his photo is being taken – hard to explain – but it cracks us up the way he turns his head when. phone comes out to video or photo him.

    also, best wishes as you decide and plan for the future. It is good that there is not pressure to make pans right now

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    1. Hi Yvette!
      So crazy how time flies and I agree it seems like I’ve had Murphy for longer. It’s nice to see him get older and more important that our bond has grown. I’m so happy you like the photos, I couldn’t believe he walked to me when I called his name! Haha, so cute…. oh and how cute your grand-doggy knows his photo/video is being taken too. I truly believe they have some inkling of what we are doing with the cameras! πŸ˜‰
      Funny, I just sent a text to my hubby regarding my thoughts of moving closer to my daughter. Which would include retirement or semi retirement. And yes, we are not in a hurry and I don’t want to stress the family out. Haha, sometimes I stress myself out!! It’s all good and good to think about goals. πŸ˜€

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  5. Thank you so much for the coffee Diana, those cactus flowers are gorgeous and it is so lovely to see the jacaranda in bloom again πŸ’œ Murphy looks so well and has found such a wonderful home with you. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and please give sweet Chloe and Murphy a big pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ§‘πŸ΄ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Xenia for having coffee with me today too catch up. The blooms are so pretty, I’m so happy you enjoy them too. And I’m so happy and blessed with Murphy and Chloe in my life. I’ll give them pats and sneak them a horse cookie or two! Have a wonderful week, and hug sweet Eivor and Pearl for me!! πŸ’žπŸ₯°πŸΎπŸ΄β€οΈ

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  6. Beautiful purple flowers! And well we all know how beautiful both your horses are I love seeing the. If you ever make it to Washington let me know and you can come meet Blue. I wish I could come love on your two sweet babies there is just nothing like the love of a horse. I love all my pets but Blue is just so much my heart ❀

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! If I’m ever in Washington I’ll let you know. And same back to you if you ever venture to southern California!! I agree, I love all my animals but the horses have my heart!! ❀️

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