Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Still here...

Hi gang.  I know I've been kind of quiet lately, but I haven't really had much to blog about.  Thanksgiving was nice.  We had a turkey and several sides.  My brother invited a buddy of his over.  Then everyone took naps and I was left to clean it all up.  That didn't make ME very Thankful.  But I was Thankful for another year of relative good health for my mom and brother and myself.

Last week, my brother found out he has Bell's Palsy and was out of work for about a week because he works customer service and talks on the phone, but he couldn't talk very well so he couldn't go to work.  He finally was able to go back yesterday, but when I left the house this morning he still wasn't up so I don't know what's up with that.  He starts a new job in mid-January so I know he's not real eager for his current one, but considering last week he said he'd rather be at work than home with BP, I don't know...Not much is known about Bell's Palsy so we don't know if this was a one-time thing or if it's something he'll have to deal with on into the future.  I hope not.  But if it was just a "simple" inflammation, why give it a scary name that has the word "palsy" in it?  He's super sensitive about it, too.  I've always made strange expressions with my face and now when I do he asks if I'm mocking him.  I don't even realize I'm doing it because I've been doing it for so long.  I just don't know.

On the horse front, last week I decided to order another Peter Stone Design-A-Horse to make up for not being able to get anything at the warehouse sale due to my car deciding to get a flat tire.  I went for the $10 Equilocity pattern from 2012
but ordered it in black with the 2013 blaze and one medium sock on the front left leg with hoof stripe.  I never get glossy.  Anyway, so yesterday I get an email from someone at Stone saying I had selected "Custom Body" from the drop-down menu but didn't select a body and if I just reply back to the email or call them with my body choice, she can PayPal me an invoice.  What?  I don't think so.  So I replied back saying I assumed the pattern came on the short mane/tail ISH body and that's what I wanted and was it going to cost me extra because they've already charged my debit card for what I've ordered.  I'm not going to pay another $50+ for a custom body.  So now I'm waiting to see what the answer to that question is.  For shits and grins I went back and ordered the same thing but selected the short m/t ISH and it gave me the same price I already paid so we'll have to see.  If it's going to cost me extra hopefully they'll let me cancel the order.  I want the horse and I could afford a minor charge, but it'd be on principle.  I need to stop impulse buying models.  hahaha.  I was treating myself, though, because I worked OT last week and felt I "deserved" a new pretty.  hahaha.

So, Christmas is next Wednesday.  I have the entire week off.  We already had Tuesday and Wednesday off from work and I won my unit's lottery to get the rest of the week.  I was going to go to Tucson on Sunday, but my credit card decided it was the perfect time to charge me the yearly fee so there went those plans.  I'm going to try to clean up my model horses...literally.  Dust them.  Plus organize them.  Try to get all my Stablemates in one spot, too.  On Thursday or Friday I'll go horse hunting again.  Hopefully I'll have better luck than my last trip.  Not even the domestic horses cooperated for pictures.  Oh well.  That happens now and then.  I did get a Tonto Pass, though, so now I don't have to worry about getting in trouble for not having one when I enter the national forest areas.

Our weather has really warmed up, too.  It was 79 yesterday.  Ugh.  I really dislike Arizona sometimes.  I want snow!

Happy Wednesday!


  1. And here I a sick of cold. -25 gets OLD!!!! And a blizzard during mail route on Monday, I couldn't see semis riding on my tail. Whoever made Christmas in winter (and it isn't even "winter) ought to have to deliver 70 parcels in it :)

    Pretty horse. Hope you get it straightened out. I looked, I played, I clicked on the [x] lol.

  2. Delivering parcels in the snow with invisible semis on your tail does NOT sound like much fun. I don't think I'd want to live where it snowed heavily for long periods of time, but I don't like it being 79 degrees the week before Christmas.

    I didn't even bother looking at the offerings during the sale since I knew I couldn't afford any. They ended up having one of the ones I really wanted as a left-over, but he was too expensive even if I wasn't broke. Oh well. Thanks. Hopefully it'll get straightened out, too. I still haven't gotten a response to my response to their email. ;)

  3. That PS look s very nice. Envious. I need to travel to Arizona need to of warmth.

  4. I hope it turns out as nice as I have it pictured in my head. :) Yes, come to Arizona! Come enjoy our warmth and our hospitality. And our heat. You'll go home wondering why you ever wanted this kind of warmth. hahaha.

  5. I can't even imagine a warm Christmas. I think if I didn't have to go out in winter I'd like it better. Of course it was a normal winter I'd like it better. -24 is Jan/Feb. weather. I"ll split it with you :).

  6. Okay. I'll send you some of our warmer temps and you can send me some of the colder and let's see if we can get 40 degrees on Christmas Day for both of us. But wouldn't you want a White Christmas? Isn't that part of the fun of living somewhere that has snow?

  7. re the bells palsy. I had that as a child. My facial paralysis lasted about 6 months on one side. The only residual effect is the eye on that side droops some when I'm tired, does a weird squinty thing that's only visible in outdoor pictures or when I'm drinking through a straw. Other than that no lasting detrimental effects. Hope your brother's recovery is as easy.

  8. Thank you, Sarah. I appreciate you sharing your own experience with it. I had a friend from high school who was diagnosed as an adult and part of her face is permanently paralyzed. Not hugely so, but just enough that you can notice. I hope my brother does have the same experience.