"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Farmer Boy

Did I mention I love my husband....sometimes! LOL

Yesterday when I got home from work, I started to get a sore throat - ugh. Allen got home on time and we collectively did the barn chores together :) The horses even got some time to romp in the snow and the doggies got a nice [cold] walk in! Bliss!!

I made another recipe from my new cookbook - this one was called Chicken Spaghetti - another A+ in Allen's book. Sweet! Works for me :)

So this morning, I woke up feeling like a train wreck. My throat was throbbing. As I was getting my muck boots on, Allen came in with the dogs and said, don't worry about it, I will take care of the horses. "REALLY?" Yes, really! He did! Now mind you, it wasn't without a few murmurings under his breath that I heard as he had to come in and go to the basement for water since the outside spicket froze. But he did it, nonetheless, and was still in a good mood when he left for work! Did I mention it was about 2 degrees this morning?

Don't think I did nothing :) I packed his lunch and then still went outside before I left to open Gypsy's window.....and maybe to check on them and make sure they all got enough hay for breakfast! I know, I know, someday I will be able to resist the urge to check up on my husbands horse care skills!

So today I am at work, drinking hot tea like no ones business trying to rid myself of whatever is plaguing me, and I get a call from the hubs. I figure just a routine 'Hi, how is your day going' lunch type of call. When, in all actuality, he was home! He finished his job early and got to go home. HE already had all the horses turned out to run around ....AND.....he was going inside to change his boots so he could go clean the stalls! MAMA MIA - I think I just fainted. Really? Really?? Am I dreaming? Someone pinch me.

Don't get me wrong, the hubs helps out a decent amount with the horses....okay, a lot.....when he wants too! But this span of a good mood and good fortune for me from him is worrying me! What lies ahead? There has to be a catch!!


Pony Girl said...

Aw, happy new year to you! A horse husband that is worth his weight in gold, lol! Sorry to hear you are sick! I hope you are on the mend soon!!

Unknown said...

Thanks Pony Girl....and Wishing you a Happy 2010 too!