Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Where to start ?


So ,the Christmas season has passed , more or less, the cookies and goodies are nearly all gone and the march toward spring begins. Or in my case the limp. Sigh
 *New years eve we were sorting cows, Angela was out to preg check. Last group I cautioned as I saw the  bull was at the back , said"ease up, the bulls don't take the pressure and can kic... and he did ,the gate right into me !I took the gate full in the chest! all things considered I am fine from that , bruised belly is better than broken ribs ! Lucky I am well padded ! sore spot on my collar bone  and that's it ! Thanks Ang for coming out to do that for us . We sure appreciate the help ! And yet that, is not the reason for the limp! I was packing up Christmas yesterday , and picked up the tote with all my Christmas village in it ! Will not tell you what hubby called my over that , only that it wasn't particularly sweet , and It was also probably exactly what I was being!

I had a wonderful  time with family and friends , and received some wonderful treasures as well. A long awaited Painted Pony "Emergence " based on the story of the Phoenix . painted by our very own fellow blogger Jennifer MacNiell -Traylor   It is Beautiful !!! And new western  dinnerware  with brands on it , and and and . Suffice to say I was treated like the princess I have always believed myself to be (LOL insert eye roll here)
And I ate like one too!
Didn't actually gain weight over this season , as we were kept pretty busy  on the farm as well but man o man am I tired and sluggish !The last couple of days , has totally kicked my behind!
So on to the resolution poem "taking care of me" well off to a rocky start , but my heart is in the right place .
I have been looking at  different menu plans (cannot call them diets ) and also looking to go to the local pool/rec centre where they also offer massage therapy and physio ,. One stop shopping ! thinking if I can do that a couple times a week and get on a smarter eating program again I will hopefully regain some energy , and maybe even tone up this old jelly bean !
Then by spring if I haven't found a trainer ...
Look out Whoa Dammit!

14 comments:

Nicole said...

I just love the kitteh's :)

Nezzy said...

I just adore your little kitty resolutions! Fun!

Me...I don't make 'em. I just try to live each and every day the best I can. Makes me happy! :o)

God bless ya and have a marvelous 2012!!! :o)

Crystal said...

So sorry to hear you are limping, hope it gets better, I wish I lived closer to town and I would go swimming but I just cant see going out in cold weather to get wet to go back out into the cold weather, just seems wrong somehow.

I too love the kittens, so adorable.

Pam said...

I also love those kitty photo's...so fun! Sending you a healing blessing! Hope you get better! :)

Ami said...

I still have some medications around here somewhere from surgery... next time I take one, I will think of you.
::snort::

BE CAREFUL for goodness sake!!! Rest and recuperate!

kden said...

Funny fat cat! I feel sluggish too, just finished leftover ham and put more in the freezer for another time. I was much more careful last Christmas so need to buckle down again. And I agree, a back massage is always better than a pedi.

Jeni said...

Wow! Glad the incident with the bull wasn't as serious as it could have been.

Take care of your self, you only have one of your!

The cat on the scale made me laugh.. THANK YOU !

GoLightly said...

Well, the gate incident happened on December 31, so technically your resolutions hadn't kicked in yet.

Stay safe, girl!

Janice said...

Ouch hope you aren't too sore.I have to go with Hubby on the limping thing.....Sherry don't be doing stuff like that. Love the cats. I swear between you and Shirley you guys are in my head...I plan on going to the pool here for some much needed low impact( painless) excercise. Our pool is supposed to be really good,it's salt water so no chlorine...we'll see. I'm not big on swimming in public right now....but gotta do something. Good poem too.

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Yep...joining the 'Resolutions' crowd this year too. Don't usually do them...but I cannot stand my jello thighs a.n.y.m.o.r.e!!!

I am all about the massages too! The gym we just joined is giving a special on them right now...I'm in like flin on that. ;-)

Cut-N-Jump said...

Glad you are ok after the gate incident. That could have been much worse. Martin is lucky ou didn't kick him over the tote...

I don't look at food things as diets either. The first three letters is die for gawds sakes! Instead it is just making healthy food choices. Do I even put this in the cart or leave it on the shelf at the grocery? It is Not always easy.

dvm2012 said...

My mom too hopes to be hitting the pool for the same reasons! Hope it works for you, I know I sure love getting in the pool and working out some "frustration" at the end of the day.

Janice said...

Sherry I should have asked you what Martin said before I agreed with him....at any rate quit doing that...I need you to stay healthy so you can tell us all about your adventures in the pool:)

fernvalley01 said...

Janice , he called me a dumb*ss , he was right !lol Angela, would mom want to meet me in the Grove now and then ? I know there is a pool way closer to her but a workout buddy would help