Today We Rode a Horse

Today school was out, but I had to work. I had three big deadlines bearing down on me so I worked late even on a holiday eve. Fortunately my mother was off today and took Jdubs for the day. He had a great time, as always.

Today was special because Jdubs really wanted his grandfather to take him for a horse ride.

This is Sugar ...

And that is exactly what they did.

Sugar is a good little starter horse. Very gentle. She's a borrowed horse. It's a common thing to do.

Jdubs decided that he didn’t need any help so he took the reins and took off. It was a great day indeed.

Jdubs is the 4th generation to ride this saddle.

Our legs are finally long enough to reach the stirrups.

That's one happy kid.

And that is a summary on why we live here – because we can go to our grandparents house on a Wednesday before Thanksgiving and ride our horse all by ourselves for the first time.

Two Things for Writer’s Block

Raging case of writer’s block is still intact (that word always makes me think of male dogs, lol). So short post is in order.

2 things …

Today is the 48th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. I hope that our country never has to deal with that again and I hope that our country will always respect the office of the President of the United States, no matter who occupies the office.

John F. Kennedy

Secondly, and ironically (since we are such foodies) we are going to have our Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant. I’m actually very excited about this. We will be going to visit my husband’s family later in the weekend and will have a traditional meal. But for Thanksgiving Day, since my family members are scattered and my grandmother is still recovering from surgery, we decided not to mess up the kitchen and go to Wildcatter instead. It’s great to have that option!

And this photo because I like it …

The Flag ...