Featured in this blog will be, of course, me, the Original Desperate Horsewife. I have spent the last few years navigating the exciting waters of transitioning from corporate management to full-time horse owner and amateur showing enthusiast, and now stay-at-home mom and blogger. I also help to manage the business that my husband and I started earlier this year. By manage I mean trying to remember to pay the company bills and complete payroll for my husband’s assistant on time, and repeatedly asking him when the next commission check is arriving.
My two darling kids will also be main subjects. My daughter Annabelle, who I’ll refer to as “Horsecrazy” a lot of the time is about to turn six. She has just started kindergarten. My baby boy Zachary, who is four will be called “Batman”. He loves Batman. Probably more than he loves me.
My husband Greg will probably inadvertently contribute material from time to time also. He works more than full-time running our mortgage brokerage company. Desperate Hubby Greg also plays lead guitar in a band. The band is called BandCamp (yes, after the old movie scene). I’m proud to say that I had nothing whatsoever to do with the naming of the band. But they are really good anyway. In his other spare time, Desperate Hubby flies small airplanes. He is intent that Baby Batman be his flying buddy, and he has taken him up in the plane a couple of times already.
Guest appearances will no doubt be seen from time to time by my lovely and accomplished “Bonus Daughters” who don’t live with us and who we don’t see nearly enough (hint, hint girls). The twins are juniors at Boise State University (Go Broncos!) and Sam is a senior in high school. The older girls are all beautiful, smart and very funny. I was so fortunate to be able to be a small part of their life growing up, and I sure look forward to watching their fantastic odyssey as adults. The are collectively called “Sissies” by the younger kids.
Our family also includes several animals. We have three horses, including Reno the Little Black Pony, Spice My Beloved Bay Mare, and Grumpy. Grumpy is a local legend in the show world of reined cow horses and he is Annabelle’s favorite ride.
We also have three dogs, Toby the Old Man Dog, who will be thirteen this year and is starting to show his age on the cold days. Then there is Mattie the Old Lady Dog, a miniature schnauzer that we acquired quite by accident twelve years ago and have loved every moment since. Lastly there is Winston. Winston is a draathar, or german wire-haired pointer. Winston is almost a year old now and has the mental capacity and attention span of a peanut. He is a big sweet goofy thing, though, and super cute. I tolerate him because he is so cute. And because he loves me.
The family is rounded out by the cats. We have three female barn/pet cats that mainly live on the porch but do come into the house on occasion to be dressed up as babies and put to sleep in the doll beds. Well, that’s probably not why they come in the house, but that’s what ends up happening. We also have Sky, the worlds coolest tomcat who lives most of the time at the end of our lane in an abandoned boat owned by the neighbors. He apparently got really tired of wearing girl’s clothing.
The main subjects I will pick on will probably be my family and animals, but you never know…… I have been known to wax poetic about friends too from time to time. And total strangers.