Work has been absolutely impossible. I have two engineers and need that third one really bad. And it won’t quit raining. We are all over worked to the freaking max. I have not even had time to read email at lunch. I am still 350+ behind. I am just hoping to sometime get caught up. I do at least keep pretty caught up at work, but between a special project and the rain I have not had time to do the stuff I am suppose to do. Just the special stuff. It never ends.
Allyson let us know Monday (5/5) that she had an 8th grade prom on Friday (5/9). I mentioned this to my office assistant and she had the perfect dress. Rick was amazed that my office assistant would have clothes to fit Allyson. I added all her pictures to the albums. She is so funny. She thought the dance was at 6PM at school. It was at 7PM at the community center. Needless to say we spent some time at Sonic before the dance this time. There just wasn’t any point in driving home and then coming back. She was bouncing off the walls. Partially cuz of the dance. Partially cuz of the pretty pink electric scooter Rick bought her earlier in the day. She has been scooting around our neck of the woods in her new pink riding helmet. The scooter doesn’t go very fast so I figured the riding helmet would work. And it being pink makes it more likely that she will wear it.
Also this weekend Ashley had her baby shower. She said she sent us an invitation, but we never got it. Somehow, Allyson thought I wouldn’t want to go. I keep telling them I don’t mind buying stuff, just don’t wanna raise the silly thing. Allyson and I went to Wal-Mart and bought lots of pink stuff. Even bought some practical stuff, and not exactly the same stuff that others bought. Justin’s mom has bought lots and folks from her work were at the party. It was at Justin’s grandparents house. They bought lots of cool stuff too.
I talked to Justin’s family after the party. This was the first time I had gotten to meet them. Ashley had not talked to us since her birthday. She was kinda irritated with us cause we put her ferrets into the garage. Allyson was getting sick living with them and it was getting warm. Before the end of that weekend Ashley had come to get the ferrets and cat. Over the past couple of weeks the kids finally got to move into a duplex, so they will be living on their own when the baby comes.
And there’s even new on the impending arrival. Michelle set the date. Rain Elizabeth will arrive on May 29 if she doesn’t come out sooner. Just not something I am looking forward to. But this too will pass. OMG, I am so NOT ready for grandparenthood. I guess what makes it worse if that I know the kids are SO NOT ready for parenthood. They still don’t have the whole being married thing down, but not much I can do about that. Gotta live by the saying: Let go, Let God!
And you are probably wondering shy that very pretty palomino is doing at the top. That is Argo. She was my first horse. Rick gave her to me on our first date. I rode her on and off for several years. I have 10 stitches in one leg from riding her. That was mostly my fault. I was riding in shorts. She had been real good in to hitting my legs. One July 4th, it was so hot I just had to ride in shorts. She picked a weird way around a stump and I got slashed. continued up the mountain, back down the mountain, loaded up camp, and drove home before getting stitches. I forgave her for that one. We continued riding on and off. I rode her one last time in August 2005. This time I got 11 stitches from her not listening to me and powering through a tree with a stub. It’s just not good when you look down and see a blood stain the size of a half-dollar. I walked her home and got someone to take me to the emergency room. She was a wonderful pasture ornament. Great lead mare. Perfect pet. I took her to the All Ladies Ride in August 2006 and Argo made Amanda fall in love. I have never seen anyone fall so head over heals for a horse before. Amanda and Argo were a wonderful match. All that came to an end on Thursday evening (5/8/2008). Argo and her pasture mates got out of the pasture. They were hit by a truck. Her pasture mates were dead when they found them. I was told that Amanda got to tell Argo good by one last time before Argo had to put down for a broken leg. Argo, George, and Cowboy were put to rest in Amanda’s pasture. I haven’t told the kids. Argo is one of the first horses that each of them rode at one time or another. Needless it has been really hard to keep up a good front knowing one of my best friends was laid to rest Friday morning. Just one more thing that adds undue stress. Needless to say Maverick and Sarge got lots of carrots this weekend. You can see more pictures of Argo here: http://www.sierraranchok.com/Argo.html
I hope you all have a wonderful week! I am hoping mine will get better, but there is rain in the forecast. I need some decompression time somehow.