28 May 2011

The Day Someone Ate Her Oatmeal! And other mountain ramblings!

and J said, "Hurry and take the picture! Someone with a shotgun is going to come out of that door!"

I thought maybe we needed a little laugh
here on my front porch!

Hot, humid, sticky~
well, I could go on and on!
As you know,
I abhor hot weather!
Not a fan of Summer at all.

Soon I will put up the little
digital countdown calendar that
let's me know how many days until Fall!
Each day I will look at the number and
squeal (i learned that from Annie!) with delight
that Fall is one day closer!

Speaking of Annie-
J is in the barn today, taking over all
barn chore duties!
He called earlier to let me know
Annie ate half of her *oatmeal*!!!!!!
And when he turned out into her big pasture,
full of romping space and yummy grass,
she took off like a Bat Out of Hell!
She ran and kicked up her heals!
She squealed with delight just like a
19 month old filly should!

I do think she kicked that
virus in the butt!
I hope, I pray~
That she does not have a relapse.
That is still a concern of the vet.
But, I am going to be positive and
only think good thoughts.
And keep visions of
happy, healthy Annie in my dreams and thoughts....
You do the same, OK?

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Today, my parents, my aunt and uncle,
and my Nana arrive here in the mountains
of east Tennessee!
My parents to spend the next week here on vacay.
My beloved Nana to move into her new home!

And so, life goes on.
In sickness and in health,
we all just learn to move with the ebb and flow
of ever-changing days, don't we?

I am having to once again create a new normal.
My days of activities are becoming less.
I am having to figure out how
to carve a life out
with more and more symptoms
of Fibromyalgia showing themselves.
And so once again, I have accepted
another *new normal* this week.
It is what it is.
Acceptance is a hard one, isn't it?
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I hope you all have a wonderful
Love your family, kiss your critters.
And know that I will be back in a few days!
To share more about my life, my family,
and my critters!
I hope to be out and about in blog-land,
visiting each and everyone of you very soon~


p.s. I have tried to email all of you who so wonderfully
have kept Miss Annie in your prayers!
But, many of your email addresses are
not attached to your commenting, when I click
on your name or icon!
So, if you did not get an email from me,
please check that!!
So many bloggers use comments as a way to return a comment.
It is a real downer when I can't connect with you :(


Rural Revival said...

Yay!!!! This is the best news I'll have all weekend. Squealing?? Oh my goodness, it is so wonderful to hear she is squealing with delight. I'm going to listen carefully all day. I might just hear her. : )

Enjoy the time with your family Misha. I know you must be so excited to be seeing all of them and they you!

And yep, acceptance is hard but I think you're handling it gracefully. I love that about ya!

Give that filly a big hug from her Auntie!


Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

Glad to hear that Annie is doing well and all of your fur babies are always in our prayers.
We hope you get well soon. Hope you enjoy your vacation with your family. We will be moving soon,hopefully within the next couple of months (waiting for orders). E got an assignment as the Exchange Officer with the Canadian Army. We are so excited and can't wait to start enjoying 4 seasons again.
Talk to you soon!

Snappy Di said...

Doing backward handsprings with Rowdy in honor of Annie feeling better!!!

Golden To Silver Val said...

I found out late about Annie because of computer problems. Ever since, I've been holding my breath and sending prayers for this sweet and beautiful creature. I know she's not completely out of the woods yet, but its looking better n' better, that's for sure. Big relieved hugs to everyone. Do you have a name for what happened to her and how she 'caught' it. I hope nothing like this happens again....as I know you do too. I'm also hoping that you're feeling better....and hoping too that perhaps a new med will come along to make things easier for those of us who live in pain. God Bless. And send big hugs to Nana too.

Laura said...

I'm so happy that Annie is feeling better...but sad that you're not. Hope that she continues to improve and that you're feeling better soon. Good thoughts and prayers that your Nana will settle into her new place easily and comfortably. (((hugs))) (((hugs))) and more (((hugs)))

Karen said...

Great news! Amen, Misha :-) Have a great weekend...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great News about Annie... But--I will continue to keep her in my prayers and thoughts...

I'm sure you will enjoy have Nana close by--and your folks when they get here. Your folks will probably be a great help to you these next years as you struggle with fibromyalgia. You can only do what you can do.. That's IT.... (Unfortunately that happens to all of us as we AGE too.)

Prayers and Love,

texwisgirl said...

oh hurray!!! go annie go!!! :)

i hope you are able to enjoy having family close by this week. i know your parents will be busy getting your grandma settled in, and i'm so glad they're able to stay a bit to make themselves feel okay with it too! :)

Deb said...

I'm kicking up my heels to know Annie is feeling better. Have a wonderful long weekend. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Donna said...

Thank goodness Annie is eating and happy again ... bless that baby!
Buy dead rattlesnakes??? OMG! I don't want any part of a snake ..UGH!
I know you are going to love having your grandmother close to you and she will love having you nearby.
Don't you just hate the bad changes in life ... it just seems so unfair at times :(
Take care and hugs,

Beth said...

So excited to hear that Miss Annie ate half her oatmeal and she was kicking and squealing when let out to pasture!!! Please continue positive thoughts. She is on the mend now. I feel it in my bones. I hope you get to feeling better too.
From one horse lover to another!!
Beth T

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Well what a relief! Tell that little missy that I had to double my dosage of Excedrin while worrying about her.

(nojustkidding-I'm not a druggie)

Here's hoping she keeps it up and is back to normal soon.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Our internet was down here at home yesterday and one of my thoughts was that I couldn't check on Annie--It was worth the wait to get this news!!! We continue our prayers and good thoughts that she keeps getting better and better!!! Enjoy your weekend!!

Joycee said...

What good news, so glad Annie is better!Sounds like your life is a carbon copy of mine...I never know what the day will bring. We've had storms to contend with this week and helped with the tornado cleanup at Joplin, Mo. I came down with some kind of a stomach bug midweek and it kicked my butt. I don't bounce back like I used to. Your blog is one that I'm going to love...

Buttons and Quilts said...

I must say I was almost afraid to click on your blog site, but I am glad to find out Annie is doing better. Praise the Lord and may Annie continue to kick up her heels.

Jeanette said...

Yay! Annie ate her oatmeal! I'm so glad! You've made my Saturday night, Misha!

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

No, it didn't come through :-(.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Made my day!! I am squealing in MO!! And I will tell Ruby & Gracie tomorrow so they can squeal with joy too. Will pray that the healing continues and Miss Annie is absolutely back to being a normal young filly in good health! Also praying for you, Misha. Lots going on right now ~ and I know you need to feel your best. Hugs! -Tammy

Karen said...

That is the BEST NEWS! I will keep praying for her and YOU, and that she gets completely well and eats ALL of her oatmeal. So happy for you...

Ann On and On... said...

Oh my goodness....I am so glad to hear Annie is doing better. Not having Annie updates (due to computer problems on my end) has left a huge void in my life.
New (old) computer, so I'm back. Just in time to pray for her.

The White Farmhouse said...

It's so good to hear that Annie is doing so much better. I know you will be happy to have family close to you. Here is hoping that they have a safe trip!

Hartwood Roses said...

The power of prayer is an amazing thing! You made my morning with this optimistic update on little Miss Annie ... I'm awfully sorry you weren't in the barn in person to see it for yourself. I will continue to pray for Annie's recovery, and for comfort for you.

You're right, summer heat is awful.

Samantha said...

Go, Annie!
Still thinking of your girl..

That sign made me laugh out loud :)

Country Dreaming said...

WoooHooo! Virus be gone!!!!!!
So glad to hear that she is getting back to her old self!
Hope all goes well with your family.
Take it slow.

Happy Monday to you!!!


Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

WOOHOO! Hi Misha...I'm so happy to read that Miss Annie is feeling a LOT better!! So far so good and I'll be sending up 'happy thoughts' with you that 'lil' miss annie is totally over what ever it was that she had. I hope you're having a better day and that your weekend has been a good one. Enjoy your time with your Granny and your parents! Oh and Miss Annie too ;) Maura :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Dead rattlesnakes - probably for the skin so they can make hat bands, that's my first guess. I don't really want to tell you my second guess but "it taste like chicken" comes to mind.
So glad to see Annie is doing better; she's had a nasty time of it. As have you and J, it's never easy being the caregiver, no matter how many, or few, legs the one needing care has.
You all are in my prayers; blogger is being naughty about accepting comments. I'm hoping this one goes through.

ain't for city gals said...

Misha, always wishing the best for you ..the "new normal" is not always what we want but we learn how to deal with it and make the best of it...it will never break your beautiful spirit!

Jeni said...

Hi Misha, I'm so very sorry to hear you are having more and more flares =(

I'm also very glad to hear about Annie finally showing interest in her feed and galloping about. I hope the test results show nothing much at this point.

Enjoy your family while they are visiting.

Ironstone and Pine said...

Hi Misha, so great to hear Annie is on the mend, that's wonderful news! please keep us updated!~devon

Karen said...

We haven't heard from you and now I am starting to worry about both you and Annie. Praying all is well...

Karen said...

My email is kanamichelle@gmail.com.

allhorsestuff said...

Yea Misha! Yea Annie and all! Such good news! I'm so very uplifted by your spirit, my dear!

My prayers are for your continued inward strength, to laugh at calamity as the Proverbs woman does...you so remind me of her!
Hoping your family is having the time of thier life, in the mountains with you!

Fall is around the corner....

Kelly said...

So glad to hear Annie is doing better! :) Sorry to hear you are having more fibro flares though. The things we "fibromites" have to go through are not fun at all! I read somewhere that people with fibro can feel like they're 80 when they're really only 30, 40 or 50 years old! I can relate to that because sometimes I feel older than my grandma! I hope you are doing better soon though. Will email more later. My email is: sheep12315@gmail.com


Kerrie said...

Loved this post, the sign and description of the filly romping in the pasture! Hugs, Kerrie

Thistle Cove Farm said...

How's Annie doing now? It's Saturday, June 4.

Cheryl said...

So happy to hear that Annie is on the mend...hope you are on the mend as well!

Lori said...

We saw a dead rattlesnake in Alabama last week. Shoot, we could have made some $$$ on it! :)