I'm taking on a challenge - to do 30 days of posts of things I'm thankful for.
& I know we can all say, "Family, friends, grace, love"... blah blah blah... :)
I am thankful for those things - obviously - but these next 30 days, I'm going to post the day AFTER so I can find out what I'm thankful for that particular day. Some days, there may be more then one thing - some days, it may be deep & profound - (You all know I'm so deep & profound... dont laugh), & some days, it may be simple & fun & cute - (You all know I'm fun & cute... right?... right?)
So - without further ado...
Day 1 - November 1: I'm Thankful the Horse didnt get hit!!!!
OK - so I stopped at the grocery on the way home. In my drive way unloading the loot & have to make a few trips. On the last trip, I grab my bags out of my car, pull down my hatch back & turn around... to see a horse at the end of my driveway....
I literally turned my head, then did a double take, like , Hu-hu-huh?!?!?!
I had to think if I took some sort of medicine that was making me hallucinate - or if maybe that last Diet Coke was spiked with something.
Nope - a real horse was at my driveway. Beautiful too - a white horse - exactly something you would think that if you were dreaming, you'd see that kind of horse.
I'm starting to panic because he's right at the end of the road & ventured right into the middle of it.
Now, I live on top of a hill - either direction, someone could come up the hill & SMASH right into the horse.... so much for dreaming.
I instantly thought WWDD? What would dad do? & I'm not talking about my Heavenly Father here... I mean, my earthly dad...he's the horse master afterall.
I run in my garage & got 2 dog leashes & tied them together. I figure I would try & get close enough to try & wrap around his neck & lead him somewhere.... where? I dont know... I figure if anything, my dad would get a new horse for Christmas. Or the grandsons would have a surprise at their door in Texas from Santa. (How much would it cost to UPS a horse to Texas?)
But I hear a car coming down the road & I am FREAKED OUT!!!!! I dont eat meat from anything that has 4 legs anyways - I dont want to see it get demolished in front of me either. So I start running at the horse. His tail went up & he looked at me & took off the other direction into a field - at least he's safe.
I took a few minutes so he could see I wouldnt chase him anymore & to get him to trust me. He looked at me & then wandered over to some trees & then jumped over some bushes into a huge clearing... ends up - that was his home. The house down the street has about 5 acres & its completely tree lined all around - but with fall & the leaves down, the horse found a clearing.
I ended up heading to the house to let them know their horse had found a way out - no one was home though :(
It was funny because as I was walking up their drive ( that was like half a mile long) - the horse ended up galloping to the fence & walked with me up to the house. He then leaned over the fence the whole time I was knocking on the door like he was telling me "Please dont tell on me" - but I told him I was going to.... in the end, no tattle-telling happened.
When I get home though, I'm going to put a note on their mail box... it doesnt even look like there was ever a fence there so I'm not sure of the situation - but I just dont want to see a smashed horse on the road on my trip home... dead squirrels & raccoons & skunks are bad enough on country roads.
So ta-da... the kick off of things to be thankful for..
told you I'm not conventional! :)