Thursday, April 05, 2012

Tonka and I had an awesome ride tonight.  We didn't do anything all that interesting but he was so cheerful and cute I could hardly stand it.  Maybe it was the hour of grazing in the good grass near the house that had him in such a good mood.  I like that I can just turn him loose and he doesn't do anything stupid, just eats and eats.

Work at the vet clinic really wore me out today for some reason.  I almost didn't ride after I got home even though the sun was shining.  Glad I did though.

Day before yesterday Tonka got to meet the big green Parelli ball at my sister's house.  I figured he would either be really scared or not really worried at all.  He wasn't scared.  He wasn't as interested in pushing it around as I thought he would be though. 

So as of yesterday our family is without income - John's job is done.  The business he put years into building up was taken over by a bigger company last September, and they kept him on as a manager but it didn't work out.  We knew it was coming but it's still scary.  It will be a good thing in the long run - can't get a much worse job than the one he was doing.  Hopefully he'll hit the ground running with better pay and maybe even health insurance.  That would be awesome.  We may have to move but we'll do what we have to do.  Hopefully if we do have to move it will just be up to Spokane.  And I can get a job doing something or other if John doesn't - he'd be able to take a turn being the stay at home parent, which I think he'd like.  And he's a much better housekeeper than I am.  :)

Scary thought though, possibly having to sell our place.  This was our first house, I've never had to sell one before.  The thought is overwhelming.  But all the work that needs to be done is a good distraction from all the uncertainty we're going through now.

I'm positive there's a great big silver lining to this cloud though.  It'll all turn out fine.


Linda said...

I hope you don't have to sell your place, but it sure would be nice to have you up here in the Spokane horse world. You sound like you're going with the flow and keeping positive about whatever the future has in store for you--which is awesome!

Keechy said...

Fingers crossed for the best outcome for you all, whatever that may be!

froglander said...

Glad to hear you had a good ride!

Sorry to hear about your husband's job :( I hope something good comes along soon!