Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Suddenly back to BUSY

Okay, I think I got things sorted out with the layout.   The header is kind of cobbled together, but I'm no expert with Paint Shop Pro.  I was learning about layers as I went, learned how to make a transparent gif, all that kind of stuff.  :)  

Also ... Apollo is now officially my horse!   :)   I paid for him and got his registration papers and whatnot yesterday.   Hooray!

We also chucked him out to pasture last night.  I think he'll be in pasture for a month or so, until it gets to be dark right after work, and then we'll move him to a pen with a nice run.   I just don't think it's terribly safe to catch horses in the dark, especially when there are other horses in the pasture with the one you want to catch.  *shrug*  I get some flak for this, but I have my flak jacket on when it comes to this, to wearing my helmet, and to wearing closed toe shoes around horses.   My choices for safety, my prerogative.

ANYway ... I also have a fly sheet waiting for my thin-skinned guy.   So I'm really wanting to get out to the barn this evening to check him out, make sure he doesn't have any pasture injuries, and get the fly sheet on him.   There's no chance of me being able to ride tonight, unfortunately.  :/   I think I might be doing too much, honestly.  After yesterday (getting to work early, running out to get/cash check for my truck, running out to the barn to meet Apollo's seller, turning him out and cleaning his stall, then going to ME's and doing evening chores plus some extras), I was pretty tired and slept through all of my alarms this morning.   So I have a few options:

*  Work my full 8 hours at a stretch, leave here at 6, go straight to ME's for chores, get home around 8, walk dogs, eat, crash.

* Work until 5, run to the barn, grab Apollo and check him over/fly sheet him, run to ME's for chores, get home around 8:30-8:45, maybe eat, work another hour or hour and a half, crash.

Hm, I can't remember the third option.   Gah.  I really want to get the fly sheet on Apollo, so I am going with option 2.   My dogs are the ones suffering here.  This bugs me no end.   Maybe I can grab them and take them to the barn to play with their sisters and brothers while I do stuff.

What I really need to to is make it so I don't need 8-10 hours of sleep.  If I could do with 6 hours a night, I could get so much more done.

8 comments:

  1. I vote option 1: you are doing too much stuff. Not having a pony and designated pony time let you fill time with other stuff.

    Nothing like a pony to clarify priorities.

    I'm aghasted at a TB living in a pasture. There, I said it. Just because mine would keel over and die if I ever tried to do such a horrible mean thing as make him stand in bugs and food all day. Mostly BUGS.

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    1. Hehehe. All of our TBs live in pasture or in pens with runs, actually! Nobody lives inside 24/7 or is turned out for just a few hours, come to think of it. Out is the default state at our barn. :) Everybody survives just fine ... albeit with fly sheets and blankets. :) Plus, Apollo was out in pasture 24/7 at his old home. Not even a stall with a run! So he's used to it, and I think he'll be happier being out with friends.

      Apollo agrees about the BUGS, though. Completely. Poor guy.

      And yes, I think you're right -- I'm doing too much. I am going to be taking Tuesday and Thursday nights for myself starting next week. Got gym stuffs to do, yknow?

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  2. lol at SB, mine wouldn't keel over and die but my TB would kill himself.

    Congratulations!!

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    1. Hahaha -- poor Carlos! :) And thank you!!

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  3. Yay congrats!!! Can't wait to see more pictures of him and you :)

    Yikes girl you have a crazy schedule! Hope you can get it ironed out!

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    1. Thank you -- I'm sure TSB can be talked into being a photographer every now and then. :)

      And I hope so too. Pretty much when ME is healed more, I can go back to my usual level of busy.

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS! What a handsome boy. Welcome to the TB club!

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    1. Thank you! I totally agree. :) And I appreciate it -- heh, just about everyone at the barn has TBs, as do most of my friends outside of the barn. They're good sorts!

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