Friday, September 29, 2017

Whirlwhind

Obviously with my absence, it's fairly easy to guess that my life got busy and blogging (as always) took a backseat.
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Our juvenile male goat is still touch-and-go -- despite working closely with the University vets to develop a multi-product dewormer protocol based on his fecal egg count and following their instructions to the letter, he is still incredibly wormy and sick, so they finally pulled out the big guns medication-wise Wednesday. Jury is out on whether or not that will be enough to turn the tide -- he has been a pretty sick goat this week. I'm trying to steel my heart to the possibility that we might lose him. For as much as I bitch to DH about the goats being "his", I'm the one who handles 90% of their care, and I'm the only one Sam (the goat) would eat for this week. If we lose him, it'll be hard.
Goat sideeye for days.
Creating mini-forests for him in isolation was... time-consuming.
We also had a scare with one of the babies last Sunday -- she went missing and we assumed the worst (we have a terrible predator problem). Thankfully she turned up, but it was a rough half hour of thinking that we are the worst animal caretakers ever and should probably just sell everything off and move to the suburbs. (although side note, my dad called during all the hysteria and I told him what was going on -- we've been making "kid" jokes since they were born, and apparently that morning when he went to church, he asked his pastor to pray for his daughter because she had 3 kids on Friday and one was missing. I'm assuming the pastor knows my dad well enough to know that was a joke, but once all the dust had settled, I did get a good giggle out of that.)
No fucks given about giving us both heart attacks....
Things have moved firmly into manic at work as well -- I work in the health insurance industry and our open enrollment period starts Sunday. Last minute fires to put out, problems to solve, and mistakes being found and hopefully corrected. Of course 10 minutes before I walked out the door yesterday I got an email that wrecked my whole day. Then I came home to hook my truck up to the trailer for the clinic this weekend to find that it wouldn't start.... hooray! So my evening last night was spent frantically making contingency plans for truck/trailer combinations and hoping that SOMETHING would work out.
Sunset and the subsequent morning's sunrise from this week.
I did manage to swing by the barn and see my horse yesterday -- I was in flip flops, so wasn't planning to ride, but BM was kind enough to loan me some socks and my tall boots managed to zip over my jeans, so I did climb on Ruby for a bareback hack to try to calm my brain down a bit. She was her usual perfect self. DH's work schedule hasn't been the same two weeks in a row for like the last 3 months, so I'm juggling that mania as well (he had to be at work at 1:30 am today and works through 4 pm, so you can imagine what kind of fun that's wreaking on.... well, everything?).
Perfect mare is perfect.
My phone is also on it's last legs and fritzing the eff out on the regular, but a new one should arrive today. Incidentally, blogger shoutout to Nicole who gave me some pretty solid phone suggestions when I griped about the shitty pictures my current phone takes, and my complete and utter disdain for the phone company's new programs where you "lease" a phone for like 3 years and pay a monthly fee.... haha. I ended up buying a phone she suggested as a possibility (after copious obsessing and comparison reviews obvs) so hopefully I love it. Although at this point I'll love anything with a screen that doesn't embed glass shards in my fingers when I try to use it, or shut off randomly and refuse to turn back on. #firstworldproblems
Bebe goats and rum pineapples. What's not to love?
#ifeelyouruby
#beachedwhale
Basically, life is... LIFE. But I'm very much looking forward to auditing the Centered Riding clinic my GMO is hosting this weekend, and hopefully that will give me some much needed content and media to write about ;) in the meantime, thanks for hanging out with me through all the good and the bad, through the times where I write and give you fun photos, and the times where I drop off the radar for days at a time. Even when I'm not keeping up with posts, I'm lurking and reading and trying desperately to keep up with everyone's lives, trials, tribulations, and success stories!

22 comments:

  1. Here's to hoping that the universe cuts you a break and things make a turn for the better! I'll be crossing my fingers for Mr. Goat.

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    1. I shouldn't even complain because honestly none of the problems are even that big of a deal (well, minus the goat). But actually I wrote this last night and he seemed pretty chipper this morning, so fingers crossed! ☺

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  2. Hope your boy goat is better soon :( Sounds like goat kids are worse than real kids!
    Hope things settle down soon for you so you can get more much needed pony therapy in!

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    1. I do not plan on having human kids, so cannot confirm if they're any worse 😋 I will say that I only had to spend one day cleaning goat poop off little goat bums, which is far less time than people with him kids, so that's a plus? 😂

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  3. omg.... i can only imagine what your pastor thought when your dad told him about your missing kid! lol! good luck with that whole life thing... sometimes i hear it can be a real bitch. at least the animals are cute!

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    1. He's been going to that church long enough that I assume the pastor is well versed in his particular brand of humor 😋 so hopefully there was no actual concern that I needed someone to report me to DFS hahaha. But yes, cute animals are keeping me going right now!

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  4. Fingers crossed for Sam.

    I laughed and laughed at the pastor praying for the missing "kid". Glad she turned up!

    I'm loving the goat photos. Keep 'em coming!

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    1. Thanks, he seemed better this morning so I'm cautiously a bit more optimistic than I was when I wrote this last night.

      And glad you're enjoying the photos -- they crack me up and I always hope others enjoy them as much!

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  5. Ahh so stressful, sending good vibes to your "kids"!

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  6. Sending virt hugs for your kids and some rest...youre missed!

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  7. I hope that the goat turns the corner! Your life does sound insane right now- I think it's a september thing. In my business everyone seems to lose their minds in the fall and everything must be done RIGHT NOW.

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    1. He's been a bit perkier since the post, so fingers crossed! I *know* things get nuts here every September and yet somehow it always catches me by surprise? Haha

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  8. Oh no... I'm waiting for good news on Sam!

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    1. He's still kicking -- looking a little worse for the wear (he lost a ton of weight) but he's back to screaming at me for dinner in the mornings. So fingers crossed he continues to improve!

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  9. Girl. Phone probz. I hear you!

    Fingers crossed for Sam. I'm just catching up so I hope he's mending well!

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    1. Solid suggestion on the new phone though, it's working out great so far!

      And thank you! He's doing better I think. Knock on wood!

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