Today marks exactly two months since my husband went back to work for the Budweiser West Coast Hitch.
Two months and one week ago today we closed the doors on two horse trailers that moved all our household, garage and barn type stuff back down to Shipshewana in Northern Indiana.
*The horse, tractor and ‘71 Ford went two weeks before.
Shipshewana is where we moved from when we’d moved to Michigan seven short years ago. It’s where we moved to when my husband came off the road with the WCH back in January 1998.
“Shipshe” is, as you can see, an Amish community and one of the largest in Northern Indiana. Maybe in Indiana period, but that’s just a guess, I’m not sure.
Indiana CB Charger, (better known as Indy) my Quarter-Horse, grew up right here. He came as a surprise to me, when he was just a few months old and newly weaned off his mother. All nameless, snug in loose straw and the only animal on a friends cattle semi, clear from North Idaho.
I believe time does fly. He’s fourteen this year and big boy now…
and is still of the opinion that he is a “big deal”. Attitude is good. I like it.
Speaking of time flying and a big deal, that’s my baby coming up the driveway in his truck. That baby just turned 18. We moved here from Idaho when he was two years old! Just. Not. Possible.
Though my horse may think he’s a ‘big deal’, here’s what he really is: A shedding machine, as all his winter hair starts cutting loose. It’s a sign of Spring for sure and it was about mid-February when I started seeing it begin to roll off. It’ll be good to “see” my horse again.
Another sign of Spring?
Diminishing snow. It doesn’t take long once it starts to go does it? I guess though, if you are anxious for it to leave, it can’t happen soon enough. Me? You all know I’m not in that camp. Nope, and not just because I love the white stuff. Maybe because I’m starting to feel my age but I have to say, I’m content to not wish the present away or have the slightest desire for time to speed up. After all, the last two months have flown by fast enough.
“…we concentrate/live too much in the past and in the future. What’s challenging for us all is living and staying in the now/the present…” ~a wise, dear friend of mine