Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Week I Leave Behind

Greetings fellow horse lovers and friends. Gonna take a big sigh today because this week is almost over and its been one for the record books. The good news is that the groundhog did not see his shadow! We have already spotted four robins and we have new puppies. This has been the week of the big storm that dumped about 10 inches of snow and then coated it with a lovely coating of ice combined with wind and sleet and anything else the weatherman could pull from his magical "crappy weather" bag.

It's always exciting to track a big storm but then there is the digging out from it that we all have to contend with. I spent the week snowed in and waiting for puppies to be born which was also exciting because this particular mom, Sadie spends her last days before giving birth attacking any dog that comes near the hallway that leads to the room her whelping box is in. No one sleeps well in this house on a good day so when you find some time to sneak in a nap, it is frightening being awakened to a dog fight. Yikes!

On top of the snow and the puppy watch, it is tax time so my office is decorated in last years stacks of paperwork, the calculator is out and smoking and since we itemize, we each have a shoebox of our receipts for the year. Mine is overflowing, hubby's has 3 receipts. I say "Honey, where are your receipts for the year?" He says, "What?" "Your receipts, the write offs for the year". He hands me 11 for a grand total of 14. For the entire year, he is trying to tell me that he has only made 14 purchases. NOT!

So this morning I meet with the tax preparer to see what the damage is and in the kennel, there are 3 boarders, one of which wants to rip my face off, one that wants to bark all the time and one that is frightened of his own shadow but the sweetest of the bunch. I am finding it sad that I am excited to meet with the H&R Block rep because it is the first break I've had in a week. Then when this day is done, I am going to pour myself a glass of wine, sit in a hot bubble bath, then maybe admire the beautiful new puppies.

The view from the back of my horse is the week I leave behind, I won't miss it. Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday and aside from caring for our crew, the phones will be unplugged and silent for the day. Wish me luck doing taxes today because something tells me that I am dearly going to need that glass of wime when all is said and done.

The thing about bad days or even bad weeks is that we all get another chance to get it right. It may have been bad but come Monday or even come morning, it's a fresh start with a new perspective. Take a deep breath, a bubble bath, drink a glass of wine or whatever ends that bad day on a good note and get up and get it right. Kahil Gibran said "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters seared by scars". I totally agree with the first past but as for the scars, they fade. So will the worst of days. I promise you that.

On another note, one of the directions I would love to take this blog in the coming year is to include product review. If you have a horse product or products that would appeal to Cowgirls in general that you would like me to review, get in touch with me. If I try it and like it, I will make it a point to tweet and Facebook and spread the word. One of my favs this week is a company called Simply You. Fun costume jewelry so check them out. There is a picture of one of their rings on my fb page. LOVE them.

Heres to the week ahead, may it be slow and easy with no stress. Until next time, hunker down, spring is almost here!

1 comment:

Weekend Cowgirl said...

Are you snow free yet??