Sunday, January 1, 2012

the New Year :)

Yeah, I know - two months is a long time to be away from blogland...

No mojo = no posts and that's just how it has to be. Today I feel like sharing a few pics with you but I'm not promising a full return as I find *cough* facebook *cough* a more interesting place to hang out, so if any of you want to join me there just send me a message on gmail (my address is in my profile) and we'll take it from there, yes?

Cool! So! Onwards and upwards and in no particular order...

New Year's Eve at the Technofarm was a very quiet affair, just Vegas and I enjoying a little picnic in the living room and then a movie - neither of us like the pressure and fanfare of partying with loud drunk people so we made sure to hermit the evening away. It was lovely :-)

We did however celebrate Christmas day with my family, made the drive to my brother's place in harrowing weather - everyone thankfully made it unscathed - and oh, the laughs! the food! the noise! It was perfect.

Us on the way there before the snow, ice and bad drivers wiped the smiles off our faces:

Back at home, the two fatheads held the fort (and the tree):

Oh yes, there were many "just because" moments too! :-D

A couple of weeks before the holidays the doggies got treated to an afternoon at the spa, well OK mommy and daddy got treated by not having wet, smelly, shedding dogs in the house - yey! Everyone fell in love with the goofballs, they made us proud by being super well-behaved. It was Maika's very first time being groomed elsewhere than at home and Dakotah's second time, so yeah I was relieved and happy!

They are still nice and fluffy and sweet-smelling today, isn't that nice!

The weather, on the other hand, isn't that nice...
alternating between ice-cold, blowing snow, hail, freezing rains
and warm melty weather before it freezes again :-/

On the rare nice days I try to take Jack out for a little exercise, those horses are so dang lazy it's unbelievable! I guess the grey weather affects everyone. Ah, sunshine, come baaack!

I don't think I blogged about this but a couple months ago we almost lost Jack to an impaction colic that lasted three days... The vet had to come on emergency calls three times in two days, he suffered tremendously through all sorts of complications and I truly thought he was going to die, it was horrible. However this boy has a very strong will to live, he's a fighter, we stayed by his side until he got better and the incident brought us closer together -

I love my old sweet boy :-)

In April, this big old sweet girl named Gazelle is coming to spend the summer at our place, my friend would like to give her to us as they have too many horses... If all goes well with the other horses and if we can afford to feed an extra mouth next winter then she will stay - this girl needs some TLC (she has heaves) and I think she would be very happy here! She's over 20 years old and was pulled from a feed lot auction by my friend's daughter so not much history on her, however she is apparently very sweet, quiet, gentle and independant - so we'll see.

Counting down the days!

And that, my friends, is about it for now...

Wishing you all a great start to this new calendar year - be kind to yourselves!


Posh Totty said...

Happy New Year Xx

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So awesome to see a post from you. I can't remember if I have you in my Facebook page. I don't go on often but I finally got a Droid so I may go on more! Dogs looks great. I LOVE the snow photo! Jack looks great. We also stay in on New Year's Eve.
Happy New Year.

Anke said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's Eve. I hope your 2012 is filled with lots of laughter and happiness!

Rebecca said...

Happy New Year, Techno and family! So glad Jack got better, he is a tough character. What a wonderful family you have made for yourself.

Lots of best wishes for 2012!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are alive!!!! Yippee!!!
Love the update...glad all the cirtters are doing well...well NOW, after your good care.
Wishing you all a beautiful and healthy new year!!!

Anonymous said...

sounds like the perfect new years! Glad Jack is better!

Lady Banana said...

Lovely to read your update!

Hope you do manage more this year :)

Roshan said...

Finally.....she blogs. Hmmph!
Pics look great, love your dogs as usual. Food look great and that snow! Doesn't Jack look so lovely against that snow background?