Tuesday, February 4, 2014

F Is For . . .

I spent a lot of time in the month of January wishing for warmer weather. After dealing with polar vortexes 1, 2 and 3 I was pretty over the whole thing. The universe finally took note of my wishes and we have had much more normal temperatures the last several days. However in a classic case of "be careful what you ask for because you just might get it" Mother Nature has now gifted us with a deluge of rain. Last night it rained quite a bit overnight, then cleared up for several hours today, and then it started raining again this afternoon. So far in the last 24 hours we had two inches of rain and counting. It is pouring rain as I type. 

I will take this as a lesson learned and going forward I will be much more specific in my thoughts. For all who are anxiously wondering what I will be thinking in regards to the weather I shall be careful to consistently long for pleasant weather conditions. I'm hoping that is sufficient enough to yield better results than simply thinking "please let me have warmer temperatures" since the results have been less than satisfying. I'm definitely not going to think warm and dry as that will just lead to 100 degrees and a drought or something.

I am not sure how much more awesomeness from the weather I can take this winter. (for anyone who missed it that was typed with sarcasm) For about the 19th time this winter I will probably cry myself to sleep tonight as I prepare to dream about mud. Horse blankets coated in mud. Horses coated in mud. Me coated in mud. I really need to learn how to embrace my inner hippie and love mud and having everything in my life coated in mud. 

As I sat in one of the barns today stitching up (another) ripped blanket I could not help but think that the universe was having a great laugh at my expense. After I lovingly sewed up the latest and greatest torn blanket I realized that my repair job had taken the form of a great big F. Seriously, I can't make this up. 

Someone out there is having a laugh at my expense


I sat there looking at this great big F and tried to determine exactly what message the universe was trying to send me. Clearly someone, somewhere was having a laugh at my expense. I'm not sure if I was being told to eff off, or if I was being told I was a failure and getting an F at life or what. Feel free to offer me any of your interpretations of my F. There are endless ways one could interpret this. I shall leave you all with that thought. 

______________________________


Walon


Darby and Alex


George, Asterik, Faune, Flyer and Donneur


Chance and Ritchie


Donovan and Bergie


Traveller, Calimba and Cinnamon


Levendi

6 comments:

An American in Tokyo said...

What is Traveller trying to say in that pic?! He looks like Mr. Ed!! ha ha!!

Kate said...

Just Fine!

Anonymous said...

F is for fantastic!

Anonymous said...

F is for fair. The universe is saying you asked for good weather and it compromised by giving you fair weather

Lori Skoog said...

Not my favorite winter....we had over 12 inches of snow today with lots of drifting.

foffmom said...

Lucky you! you got rain. In Ky here in Bluegrass we got ice! Complete with power outage for 15hrs23min. The fact that I remember exactly how long the power was out is a clue to how much NOT FUN it was. I know, mud sucks, but I really really hate winter with no power.