Friday, April 12, 2013

Things that make you go Hmmmmmmm.

When I was 16 or 17 I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have just always dealt with it and lived my life.  It's never been a secret but it's also nothing I really talk about.  It just is.  I hurt some days and some days I don't.  Sometimes it worse then others.  Just life, lots of people have it much worse.  
About 5 years ago T2 lived with my parents and helped them on their farm.  He also worked as a mover. On one of his trips he got me a copper bracelet. The paper that came with it said it helped with arthritis pain and some other things. I loved that T2 thought of me and have worn it ever since. 
I started out wearing it on my right hand in case I ever wore a watch, which I don't.  At some point my left wrist really was bugging me so I put the bracelet on my left side.  I have worn it there ever since. I haven't noticed that left wrist hurting much at all in a very long time. 
Fast forward to about 6 weeks ago.  The bracelet broke. It is twisted copper wires and one of them broke and sticks out.  I was crushed.  I loved it.    I put it in my jewelry box and intend to keep it.  What has me going hmmmm is this, This week  my left wrist has hurt like a dirty mother!  It does not let up no matter how much pain med's I take.  What would you think??  I think it's very interesting.  I told T2 and he is on the lookout for another one for me.  I can't wait. 
My parents are coming tomorrow.  It's my aunt's 80th birthday on Sunday.  We are all going.  I hope you have a good weekend. 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spring break in a nutshell

The Littles have been out of school this week.  So we took off to Grandma and Grandpa's house.  Alfredo went with Bugs.  He has been before and seems to really like the farm. 
The 3 boys and Scout at the summit of the pass.  SNOW!

One pasture of horses. 
From the left, Yuma, Wrangler, Pepper, Peanut Butter, Raven

My dad got a new cow.  The one on the left.  I think she has a sweet face.
I went and picked up Tinkerbell on Tuesday.  I miss her little self so much.  She is getting really big!  It really does crack me up that every time she comes to the farm she is in a tutu (that I gave her) and flip flops.  Isn't that wonderful farm attire.  She really is a sweet little girl.
Miss Tink will be 7 in a few weeks.

Monkey riding a very naughty Pepper.  I put an adult saddle on him and had a little conversation after this.  No pictures of it though.   He really is a good old man but needed a reminder of that.
Tink did bring shoes and jeans, but they were skinny jeans.  HILARIOUS watching her try to get up in them. 

Alfredo on Raven.  Only the second time on a horse.  He did really good.

Cousin's picking up tumble weeds. You notice Tink?  She would not move off her throne.

Bugs riding Raven.  He doesn't normally like to ride and he did twice this trip.  He has a really good seat and a gentle hand.  He did really good!

Another pasture of horses.  The painted ones.  From the left, Rosie, Sage and Ditto.
Bugs and Monkey on Papa's wheeler.  They enjoy that!

My nephew Seth.

We were saddling horses and it started to rain.  We rode any ways!
From the left, my nephew Ryan, me, my niece Sheya. 
It was a lovely week.  We all had a great time!