Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Chat 120

Everyday Ruralty
I can't believe that we are at the 120th chat. I wish I had some fun statistics for you, like how much tea or coffee we would have consumed in that many visits. Maybe I should try and figure out how many tons of carrots my handsome horse has eaten. :) Speaking of chubby bubby, (I heard that!) he has not been himself and was not moving well. We have moved him to a stall and he is getting some rest and more specific nutrients. He is a bit better in the last four days that he's been there. I'm sure he didn't miss the ice storm at all. It's funny how he will whinny as loud as he can, and get his friends to run to the barn to see if he's okay. I think it's becoming a game for him.
Today's Questions
  1. Have you baked any Christmas cookies yet?
  2. Have you finished your shopping yet? And what did you get me?
  3. If you had reindeer like the story of Santa, what would you name them. (Be creative.) Remember, they were Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolf. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, go on to the next question, please.
  4. What was the most memorable Christmas gift you ever gave or received?
  5. Please tell me something new, interesting, or funny. Also, Wendell could use some encouraging words to feel better- just saying. :)
My answers:
  1. No, but I baked some incredible chocolate cupcakes yesterday. We will be having our annual cookie bake with the farm employees next week. Fun!
  2. No. It will go on, and on, and on, and on...
  3. Laundry, Cooking, Vacuuming, Dusting, Worrying, Hurrying, Loving and Trusting. But the most wonderful reindeer of all, isn't a reindeer, but tall..............(hmmm, sing along now) Wendell the pink nosed big ear. Had some very shiny toes. And if you ever saw them, you would get nuzzled by his nose. All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names. But Wendell the unknown reindeer hurried and took their names. He called Santa Christmas Eve and squealed on each one. And his barn was filled with their carrots as he woke with the sun. Oh- Wendell the pink nosed big ear... Yippee! I'm famous now! No horses were hurt in the creation of this stupid song. Thanks for letting me get it out of my system.
  4. When I was in second grade, my sister sewed an entire bridal party of clothing for my Barbies and had them arranged under the tree. Did I ever tell you that I thought Ken was a bit whimpy, so my Barbie married GI Joe? Funny how things change with your own children. I never wanted mine to play with Barbie because of the unrealistic stereotype of a woman's body. I encouraged them to play with other dolls and stuffed toys. I love seeing a small girl with a baby doll.  <smile>
  5. The girls and I are raising two runt piglets. I call them the Squiglets. I figure I could coach anyone or anything on how to gain weight. Uh, pass those Christmas cookies while we are talking about this. Got any chocolate?
Have a great week!


  1. Sorry to hear Wendell is under the weather. I hope he will be better soon. I love your sister making something special for you.

  2. Omg, Squiglets is brilliant, love the name. Have fun, you girls, but don't overeat LOL.

    Thanks for hosting :)

  3. You absolutely kill me with your song parody!

  4. Have I baked cookies and finished shopping???? Bwahahahahaha! Surely you jest. :) All my reindeer would be does named after my favorite women in history- Eleanor, Margaret, Elizabeth, Harriet, Mary, Lucy, Susan, Rosa...oh my, I'm going to need more than Santa has. And then, there's my list of does with the names of my current favorite powerful women..LOL Horsey hugs and carrots for my old chum,, Wendell. Tell him I love him and miss him!

  5. I'm gonna sit this week out.....but, I'm loving reading all the reindeer names!!! HOPE you have a great rest of the week!!!

  6. are the pigs inside, by the wood stove? that's where Aunt Bonnie always put her ailing critters...by the wood cook stove where they could keep warm.

  7. I hope Wendell is feeling better - I can just imagine him 'calling' his friends - how funny!
    I enjoyed your reindeer names and your song was a hoot.

  8. Hi Patrice.....have missed our chats on the porch and can't believe you are up to 120 already! Hope Wendell is feeling chirpier!

  9. Barbie hung out with GI Joe? How funny. When my twins were little my son's HeMan kept stealing Barbie's red corvette.


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