Weekend Coffee Share; End of April and May 1st!

How are you today? Can I get you a cup of coffee or tea, or maybe some juice as we visit? I have been keeping very busy since I work full-time. My week days are full of horsey stuff in the mornings then off to work to be there by 2pm. Unfortunately, work has been very stressful. We have a shortage of components called reagents to run a certain test, so the testing is being batched to be run twice a week. Oh my, it is an ordeal as everyone involved trying different methods to organize all the blood samples that need to be tested. On top of that I am having to train many people in my department. This just adds to the stress to an already busy day. Anyways, I appreciate the time I get in the mornings as I get all my therapy in before work. I try and relax and breath with my horses and my flowers in my garden bring me many smiles. 😀

With a new day comes new strength and thoughts ~ Eleonor Roosevelt
Happy Birthday to my sweet boy Murphy! He turns 5 years old May 1st. He brings me so much joy. 

As I share my love of my horses I thought I would share a few photos a friend took of me riding Murphy last weekend.

I have to say that I have not been able to do as much riding the last 4 months with young Murphy because of the wintery weather we experienced this year. I told myself when I adopted him 2 years ago that I am not in a hurry with him. As he is turning 5, I still feel the same taking one day at a time. I thankfully am able to fit in more rides with the warmer weather. I like this quote that conveys how I feel with life and my journey with Murphy.

"It's often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change." HRM Queen Elizabeth II

I feel I am a little shy on words this weekend. My thoughts are a bit all over the place as I think about the future. It’s funny and a little off topic but since my thoughts are all over the place I was touched by James Corden’s last shows as he is returning home to England. His Late Late Night Show has come to an end and although I didn’t watch his shows that late at night, I have watched many on YouTube. I decided to record his last shows and they were hilarious and so entertaining. They were touching and emotional. It got me thinking how there are folks that move to different country’s to live a dream or to experience and work a new job, and I worry about moving 3 hours away from where I have lived my entire life. I love James and his zest for life and his take on life and entertainment. Life is too short to not go after dreams! I went after one dream when I adopted Murphy! ❤

How are you doing, do you need a refill? You say to me, why take a photo of your horses behind? Because her tail is SO BEAUTIFUL! 😀 Miss Chloe and I had a wonderful trail ride today and afterwards I gave her a bath. I washed her tail and I even used a conditioner which I only do every once in awhile. It just looked so pretty I had to take a photo. She is doing pretty good considering her arthritis. I now use a liniment lotion on her legs before and after I ride. I can see it is helping her and so this is our new routine. I also have added a glucosamine supplement which I hope in time will help her as well. She also gets an NSaid pain med which is easy on her stomach and helps ease her pain which she has been on for some years now. She’s a happy horse and I LOVE her so much! ❤

"By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before." Edwin Elliot

I’m ending with another flower from my garden. I enjoyed sharing this weekend and especially sharing Murphy’s birthday! I do not know Chloe’s birthday, I think she was born sometime in June. She is 19 years old this year and I will wish her a happy birthday too. When I had my horses vaccinated a couple weeks ago my vet asked if Murphy was a thoroughbred which I told him he was an off the track thoroughbred and registered with the Jockey Club. He said he didn’t see a tattoo under his lip and I told him he should be chipped as they started that the year Murphy was born 2018. The Jockey Club is now paperless, no real papers just chips and everything is online. My vet had a chip reader so I now have Murphy’s chip number, this made me so happy and is important I have his number for identification.

Sorry my thoughts have been all over the place. I wanted to share inspirational quotes as I am trying to stay focused and strong looking towards the future. I wanted to thank Natalie for hosting the #weekendcoffeeshare and also thank you Natalie so much for the tips on discarding photos to free up space on my WP account. It worked great! I need to delete more and delete old posts. That makes me very happy. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and week ahead. Thank you for stopping by, I always enjoy your comments and your visits. I will end with one last quote since I am enjoying them so much this weekend.

"It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you." Oprah Winfrey

Happy Birthday Murphy!

~Diana ❤

6 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share; End of April and May 1st!

  1. Hi Diana, Thank you for your weekend coffee share. Your iris and rose photos are gorgeous. I love how clearly the water drops show on the rose petals and the colours of both the irises and rose are beautiful. I’m glad to hear my tips helped and you now have more space for your blog. Happy birthday to Murphy tomorrow May 1st! Great captures of you riding Murphy. Both Chloe and Murphy look very content with you. Have a wonderful Sunday evening and a less stressful work week ahead.

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    1. Thank you so much Natalie! I too love the water drops on my rose petals, I’m so happy they came out so clearly. Thank you again for your tips and your kind comments. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!


    1. Thank you so very much for stopping by and for your sweet, wonderful comments. Good to hear from you and I messaged you on your post so I won’t repeat it here. I hope you doing good too! 💞

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