Friday, January 25, 2013

Chillin in Ontario

Good Morning...

Along with everyone else we are complaining about how cold it is.

The horses are not impressed with being inside as much as they have been but considering some of there ages it is necessary. 

Yesterday they all went out for a short time as we cleaned stalls. 

As you can see we do have some snow. Odd picture for colour. I took it at the crack of dawn. 

I tried to load some pictures of Harry but today is not my computer
Another time!

Have a great weekend. Warmer weather is coming!! Yahoo.. lol

Monday, January 14, 2013

January Thaw

Yes it has been foggy and wet.
The temperatures kept climbing and with that came the rain, wind and fog. 

What a mixture. 

This morning that all changed with the temperature falling just cold enough to make everything nice and slippery. 

In the next few days it is going to snow and make everything look like a winter wonderland  again. That part I do love. In a perfect world for me now that Christmas is over spring is welcome..don't think that will happen. So lets just get at it and have SNOW!

Just before it warmed up I got this picture from inside the barn. 

Kind of artsy don't you 

That is Gilly  the dear old Welsh pony you can see just outside the window. Imagine all that snow is gone now.

Harry..yup old wet head!!

With  hubby back on the road Harry feels he should make every minute count when he is home as in sticking his head into the shower to make sure all is going
It is a game he just loves. I don't!!!

Mind you it is

 I try not to get to upset with water

The weather changes have not agreed with my body so I am happy to say next week I get to go and see another specialist about my arthritis. Not sure that will go well as so many drugs cause the blood to thin which means I can't take it. 

So  off on Wed. for some more blood work and will see what the Dr. has to say when I see him. I have a rare disease called PXE which unfortunately I know more about than most Dr.'s . This always leads to some interesting conversations. The last thing I need is more trouble with my eyes due to a change in medication that causes a bleed!!

If nothing else at least these appointments get me out of the Thank heavens for Community Care..They got drivers arranged for me. 

Keep warm winter is returning..ya!! rain please!

Judi B. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year

I have to say I am very happy to say good-bye to 2012. 

It really was not our year health wise!!

But with 2013 we have Rod back to work!! Ya!!
His surgeon, heart specialist and family Dr. are all thrilled with his recovery from his heart surgery. With no heartattack/stents it means no damage to the heart. The  aneurism   has been taken care of so he is good to go!! It was a close call but he made it. He is one happy truck driver to be back in "Big Orange".

2012 was the end for my driving with the loss of my eye sight. 
For me I have my new laptop  and a big 24 in. screen with Zoom Text on it. Lots to learn with this program . My teacher Jill will be calling soon to line up some lessons. 
I  got my CCTV which is a real blessing when it comes to reading so many things with small print. A magnifying glass just does not cut it any 

2012 saw me purchase a very expensive mobility electric cart that caused us stress and worry. I love my cart but the people that I got it from were far from honest .more to come on that subject later. 
As many of you know we have horses and they do need me to look after then. With the barn 2km away it i s a challenge to get there with Rod back to work. It is going to be a long winter!!

My next project for this week..(got the tree will be to call Community Care to arrange for a ride to some Dr. appointments. Another is getting medication delivered. This is all new trying to deal with transportation. 

Not being able to get to the barn  as much as I want is emotionally hard but I am trying to deal with that. After all these years it is hard. One day at a time.  Our old horses are so used to seeing me on a regular basis so the change is harder for them. 
Thank heavens for our friend Kim who is looking after most of the chores for the winter. It is a big change for her to have to take  over most of the responsibility. 

She is Wonderful!!!

You don't think how  attached we get to our mobility until it is gone!!
Don't get me is not cancer or some life threatening disease and I am SO thankful. 
BUT...I miss driving and my just wandering up to the barn whenever I feel like it or just going for a drive. 

Thank heavens for friends!! You are all a blessing!!

More pictures to is back to blogging  again!! 

Hello to my regular friends here. I have missed you and Wish You A Happy New Year
I am sorry I can not post on some of your blocked blogs. I can not read the log in codes..grrr. 
To some of you I have lost your email addy's with the changes to my programs ..please send them again. 

Keep well!! Let us all have a 2013 full of good health. 
With that everything else will fall into place!