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
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!