Monday, October 10, 2011
Life Has Taken on a Smooth Rhythm...
I had to jet off quickly to go meet my Dad - an AMAZING treat, since he hasn't flown into Charlotte once since I moved here in 2002. He flew down in the Challenger to pick up the Rockwell CEO and his wife, who were on their way back from England with the CEO and wife of Goodrich Corporation, who live here in Charlotte. We got to hang out for about an hour, which was so wonderful. I have always been a bit of a daddy's girl, so time spent with him is always a pleasure, though it made me miss my entire family tremendously. Of course, seeing as I had just left the farm from our hack, I was still in breeches and half-chaps, and leave it to me - I ended up meeting the CEOs of two MAJOR aerospace and technology corporations...while covered in horse hair. Ahh, there is something to be said for remaining true to yourself!!! Needless to say, they were the most gracious and genuine people, and their wives' gave me the warmest hugs when we all departed. If only we could all have a taste of the jet-setting life my daddy gets to live!
After finishing up, we had a little extra grooming time to work on manes - both April's and Samson's. I absolutely adore my horses. I gave my second shot yesterday too, the last of April's fall shots (they have to be spread out) and she was a gem! Then it was back to the evening routine - cleaning stalls, rinsing and filling water buckets, throwing hay, raking the aisle, and setting up morning grain. There is so much solace in the little routines of life. And who wouldn't love being greeted by these sweet faces in the morning???