Well, unfortunately I was unable to ride this week. Between the mud lot after the storms and finally getting the house cleaned and running out to get gas for the lawnmower and actually getting this lawn mowed and weed whacked, it's been downright busy. All things that really needed to be done. I'm so pleased with the lawn. We're back to having a little curbside appeal again. Oh, it was looking awful and driving me nuts. But it's all done now, that is until next week. We're on a flash flood watch and it's due to storm again tonight. The same storm that just hit Iowa and killed those Boyscouts. So sad. The dams are currently nearing their breaking point. I'm pretty sure we are good where we are located, but a lot of the roads I travel to get to work including freeways are a bit of a concern. They actually had some areas of freeways closed this week because of high water. When I finished my yard work, the girls came in on their own and I closed them in from the pasture. I noticed a decent cut on the inside of Kola's right rear hock. She allowed me to clean it up and put Aloe cream on it without so much as an irritated ear movement. I was pleased and Steve was shocked that she behaved and seemed to trust in what I was doing. It really wasn't that big of a cut, but none the less needed a little attention. I spent some well needed time with those girls, did some grooming and sprayed them for flies. Cleaned and changed all the water and cleaned out my hay shed ready for my delivery hopefully by Friday. They are such sweet girls. I love spending time with them. Every now and then we get a bird or bat in the house. Steve and I saved this young Starling. Often they get themselves caught in the fireplace chimney flu and we have a fishing net in the house ready to catch said bird or bat and release it back into the wild.We have to work quickly though, because there are six cats and two dogs that occupy this place as well and nothing would please them more than a fresh bird to eat. Tonight I'm taking Steve and Zoe to a "going away" party for one of the Docs I have worked with for the past three years, Dr.Katie Young. She has finished her fellowship in Pediatric Intensive Care and is moving back to New Mexico. I will miss her. She's a great Doc! I've made a shrimp pasta salad to bring along. It's being held at Cindy's house in New Berlin, another PICU nurse I work with. Should be fun, but we're only staying a couple of hours as that storm is due in. The shrimp pasta salad I highly recommend for parties. Easy to make and goes far. Maybe I'll take a pic of it and post it up here if anybody is interested.