Thursday, January 9, 2014

Little Man's Close- Up


Little Man is the baby of our horses.  He will be 14 in a couple of months.  He's not usually up in the lot, but on this particular day he had given my husband & son in law about three hours of chasing to catch him when he hopped over a fence.  He doesn't look very contrite to me about the whole ordeal.  He wasn't in detention long because we have our oldest mare up to try and keep her weight up..and Little Man kept getting all up in her food bucket...so back out in the field he went...which is what he wanted to start with.
He should have been named Big Troublemaker.


And now it's time for another week of randoms for Nancy's

My youngest granddaughter was saved at church this past Sunday morning.  I hear she wants to be baptized in the river so she may have to wait a few months for the water to warm up!  I'm so excited for her. 

Two more items ticked off the list for my goal of going clean and healthy: making homemade tooth powder and upping my exercise routine to add yoga and 30 more minutes of walking a day.  I whined about the soreness last week, but that actually went away pretty quickly.  Yay me! 

I'm cleaning out the spare room closet and have finally gotten down to just boxes of paper.  It's really grossing me out though because the papers all smell like cigarettes!  I quit smoking in 2009, and I thought that smell was out of my house....apparently not!  

Year four of  Goodread's reading challenge is underway for me with another fabulous Lucas Davenport mystery.  I'm such a book nerd.  Are you? 

My camera is starting to get dust on it- where are the birds?  the pretty sunsets?  winter is such a bore, come on spring! 


Have a great weekend ya'll!  

65 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it is always the boys that cause trouble. ;) he's a cutie, though.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Terri. ell That horse looks likes he rules the roost. How marvellous that your grand daughter got saved. may God bless and guide her throughout her life.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, the Big Troublemaker is GORGEOUS..... Maybe a bigger fence!!!!!! ha

We bought a 'used' dresser in 2003---and there is STILL a cigarette smell inside the drawers --no matter what I've done to get rid of it.... AND hubby and I do not and have never smoked... SO--you can imagine how much we hate that smell.

We have more birds in winter---so I usually get more pictures than I do during other seasons.

Great news about your granddaughter.

Hugs,
Betsy

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I know what you mean about the no-use camera!! I'm beginning to think around here, that I just may have forgotten how to insert the battery once again. Seems ages since I've used it, and it was only last Sunday during the storm front that moved in. Hasn't left either, by the way...STILL raining. ugh.

Little Man - Big Trouble is VERY handsome!!! His color looks steel gray...at least a bit on that shade, or is it the sunlight? No matter, he's very dapper.

Hooray for your daughter. And right now, wishing I could be walking!!! Bah.

Jacquelineand.... said...

I agree, he doesn't look the least bit repentant!

Daisy said...

Little Man is beautiful even if he does have an ornery side. I'm tired of winter already too. Bring on spring!

Sandra said...

i am glad you dusted off your camera to get us this gorgeous big guy even if he is a little man and a big troublemaker... so beautiful... maybe he had field fever instead of cabin fever. congrats on stopping the smoking and all your new things you are doing to be healthy...

Arkansas Patti said...

It is the smart animals that give us grief yet at the same time we have to admire them. They can figure stuff out. Cigarette smell does hang in there. I had a dear friend who smoked and when she would send me gifts, I had to air them out on the porch for days. And to think I use to smell like that. Phew.
Yes, put me down as a book nerd also.

S. J. Qualls said...

Just 2 1/2 months until spring! (Or thereabouts)
Little Man is a sweetie...

Rob-bear said...

You might be able to fool some, but that horse is neither "little" nor a "baby." He's just a no-good daggum-drattim-rotten cayuse! But he keeps some of you busy, so that is good! (I guess.)

Of course, he does't take after his Humans in any regards, which is a good thing. Right?

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful news about your granddaughter being Baptized. Little Man is handsome, even if he is a troublemaker!
Congrats on stopping smoking. I admire your exercise routine too.

Hilary said...

That's one gorgeous baby.

McGuffy Ann said...

I would love to meet Little Man; he seems like my kinda' guy! I love your Random Five. You are just so cool. ~xo~

Jeanne said...

So great on your grandaughter! Hope that spring and warm weather comes soon so that river warms up, and also so we begin getting something to photograph. Good for you on the smoking cessation.. that is such a hard thing to do...
You are right , your horse does not look very contrite, and even looks as if he might hop the fence again if he got a chance. Have a great day!

R. Mac Wheeler said...

Little Man is a purdy boy

Montanagirl said...

Great post! Love that horse.

Nancy said...

But look at that face...you can't stay mad at him for too long....I am thrilled for your granddaughter. Just think what a difference this is going to make in her life.....
You have been busy cleaning out....I thought that's what you did in the spring and in the winter you sat and knitted....hahaha

Dee said...

hard to believe with such a cute face he could be the trouble maker :) I am so happy to hear about your granddaughter getting saved..I hope she knows that all of heaven rejoiced with her....♥ I got my cleaning done...then got all messy and have not returned to cleaning..LOL...it will have to go to the top of my list again.

Barb said...

Love all your randoms and Little Man, too. Good for you for having health goals for 2014. I've learned that sticking to daily exercise is easier on my body (and emotions) than stopping and starting.

Ms. A said...

That's some handsome trouble you've got there!

My camera is gathering dust, too, since I just use my pocket camera at the hospital. Congratulations on your granddaughter and to you for quitting smoking. That's a tough habit to kick... I know all too well.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

So, SO happy to hear about your granddaughter! I can imagine the joy in your heart...and God's...over her salvation. I so relate with the dust on the camera. Everything looks so black and white in the winter.

Linda R said...

I loved reading about your week. That is exciting news about your granddaughter. And I have been in a bit of a slump as well with using my camera for the very same reasons.

Hugs~

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Little man is a beauty! Blessings to your granddaughter. And good for you for keeping up the new routine!

I just discovered Lucas Davenport. I read "Rules of Prey" and loved it! Engrossing and scary, and very well written. Now I'm reading a Virgil Flowers book by Sandford. It's good, too.

Andy said...

Every time I see a horse up close they always seem to have that look as if they are trying to tell me something. Little Man Is no different.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Beautiful! :)

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Little Man has a sweet face and the softest eyes! Hard to believe he's a stinker.. ;)
I used to be a book nerd but reading blogs has taken over book time!
My camera is a little dusty and lonely too!
Good Morning Terri!!

Sandra said...

i work up this morning and thought I did not comment on your granddaughter being saved and wanting to be baptized in the river. I am so happy to hear she has accepted the Lord into her life and I remember all the baptizing my daddy din in KY were in the river...there was something more special about it because that is the way Jesus and his disciples did it.

Snap said...

Little Man likes being THE dude! Blessings to your granddaughter. A new routine, a new year, a new you! Nothing like a good book. My camera is willing -- just waiting ... !!!

W. Latane Barton said...

Hi Terri, love that you quit smoking and are trying to get healthier. That's a good thing! I am going to try to eat healthier food this year. Well, that's what I said but I hit the M & Ms while I watched tv last night. Uh oh. I read a lot but I don't think I am a book nerd. Who knows, maybe I am.

Beth Edwards said...

i can imagine taking a cold dip in the waters. i think waiting until it is warmer is a great idea. you have a good & happy weekend. ( :

Lynn said...

14 and still jumping fences, your right he doesn't appear at all contrite, lovely photo.

Anonymous said...

Teri,
Sounds like your new year is off to a great start! Keep up the good work.

Yea for de-cluttering! Outer order creates inner peace.

You can add me to your "book nerd" list. I love to get lost in a good story.

Here's to a great weekend.

Willow said...

What a cool color he is , and a dorsal stripe too.
Is he a type of dun or blue roan , unusual color , very pretty.

Karen said...

He's a handsome guy! We have more birds around here in the winter than the summer.

Inger said...

You are an inspiration with adding to your exercise this year. I want to get back to yoga too, but so far nothing doing. I am a huge book nerd and I just posted about some of my favorite from 2013. I do this every year and hope some of my readers will find a new book or two to enjoy. I love winter, but here in the California mountains it's cold at night, that's about it. No much of a winter.

Rose said...

Oh, yes I am a book nerd...feel naked if I don't have a book that I am reading...sometimes I am all caught up in one sometimes just reading a few pages here and there. Used to be, I was always caught up in what I was reading....and I still get that way but just not all the time.

Sarah Huizenga said...

The great thing is that soon as opposed to later you won't experience much soreness at all when exercising.

Susan said...

His face just looks like trouble. Such a beautiful horse!

Ida said...

Your horse is quite handsome and he doesn't look to apologetic about his misbehavior.
Way to go on the getting healthy issue. I'm walking more now again myself which I do enjoy.
I love to read but sometimes find it difficult to fit reading in. I spend too much time here on the computer.
Wow when you finish your closets maybe you could pop on over and clean mine out. We want to do a major purge this spring as we are getting over run with stuff we no longer use.

augcott said...

I have always loved horses ... Little Man is quite handsome!
Blessings to your granddaughter!
My camera has lots of dust on it, too!!! I need to get out more! :-)
Happy New Year! diane @ aug's blog

hula-la said...

Love your cute Little Man. You are lighting a fire under me to clean out one of my closets that I have been avoiding forever...ok, this weekend I will attempt to open it, stand back, and hope I don't get zonked in the head with falling "whatever". Book nerd, I am for sure. My latest just arrived in the mail...Tony Burroughs "get what you want, the art of manifesting your intentions". Deep, I know. You did say nerd. Aloha

Nancy Claeys said...

So happy about your granddaughter Terri -- that's wonderful! Love your photo -- "the gray ghost" comes to mind. I'll have to check out the goodreads challenge. Thanks!

Michaele said...

I love his color and that they still do river baptisms and that you didn't give up on yoga!!

Deanna said...

Yeah for you, cleaning and getting healthy and congrats on your granddaughter, that is wonderful news!!

MTWaggin said...

I sure hear you on that last one! Mine is having the same issue!

Vicki Lane said...

Handsome Little Man! And good on you for upping the exercise!

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

And on top of everything that horse is soo handsome! Great news about your granddaughter getting save! I got baptized at a river, The Yorktown River. It was a great experience!

Anonymous said...

Little Man is very handsome! I'm tired of not having fun taking pictures, too. Hopefully the weather will cooperate soon.

Marianna said...

Little Man definitely does not look contrite. I love how horses have such distinct personalities.

Congrats on yoga and extra walking time! My January challenge is to do a daily yoga practice. I also walk/run a couple of miles a day.

And, yes, I'm a total book nerd also. My goal is 45 books this year.

Brian King said...

A little mischievous, huh? LOL!

eileeninmd said...

Your Little Man does not look like a trouble maker, more like a sweetie. Cute photo. I love to read, especially mysteries. Thanks for linking up to Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

sandyland said...

give me a horse anyday !!

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like Little Man has a lot of spunk! Yes, I am a book nerd. ;) I don't find winter boring to photograph, but I do agree it's different from the rest of the year.

Łucja-Maria said...

Hello!
I love horses. This is very beautiful.
Looks great.
Greetings.
Lucia

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Little Man sounds like he's a little ornery! Lol!
Wonderful news about your g'daughter, she made the angels sing!
I love to read, but lately it seems all I ever get read is blogs.
I hear you about the camera. It's been so gloomy here lately, that I couldn't get a decent shot if I tried.
Have a great weekend!

lina@happy family said...

Wonderful portrait!

Gunilla Bäck said...

He's very handsome though. I love to read. It's my favorite way to get destressed. It's been grey and wet here and I haven't taken a single photo yet this year.

Pat said...

he's so cute! He does look pretty smug, though.

Catherine said...

What a sweet face!
xo Catherine

Vee said...

What precious news about your granddaughter!

Emily S said...

Winter is a bore, I would agree...I am not a book person, but I'd like to start reading again, I have such a hard time sticking with books! I usually end up falling asleep!

Michael Manning said...

A very nice post. A belated Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely shot!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

He is handsome. Yes total book nerd here.

retriever said...

Sweetie little man, greeting from Belgium