So this morning we headed out to the farm to haul some calves to market... We had dog treats and leash cuz our girl insisted upon going to the farm and helping, donkey treats, feathers, sunglasses, keys, lots of water, and a thermos of ice tea.
Things went really well sorting and loading the calves... Whew, that was a blessing in itself! We were loaded and trucking on down the road...
...pop, boom, spew... busted flat in the middle of nowhere-ville. There wasn't a good shoulder, but fortunately as asphalt driveway was just up the hill and Jeff got the truck pulled over and started working on changing the tire.
Look at the audience we had! When we stopped, 11 of the prettiest mules I've ever seen came running up to the fence beside us! So I focused on the positive, instead of being negative Nancy and worrying and stressing over our situation.
I took a few pictures and admired our spectators. Attitude...I was determined to not stress.
Now remember me being hot this week? Well, on my junkin' run Thursday morning, I found two of the old timey funeral home hand fans. I grabbed two and even though it wasn't near as hot today, I made sure one was in the truck this morning. We were all thankful for that little fan today!
We finally got back on the road again and got our calves delivered safely!
We always carry water, some sort of snacks (beef jerky, nuts, fruit), and this morning I made an extra thermos of ice tea, so we were extra thankful for those provisions since we were delayed a couple hours. Trixie even has her own bottle of water when she goes with us. We got gas and found a tire shop and got a new-used tire on the truck. We had never stopped at that tire shop, but we will go back - super nice guy working by himself with reasonable prices and great customer service. Jeff said he was glad our paths crossed with him.
Today could have been super stressful, but it really wasn't. I'm working hard on mind set / focusing on the good and not letting the little things get me down like they did earlier in the week. I've been told to relax and prop my feet up a little more...so I'm on the couch with my feet up, blogging and working on graphics tonight and listening to the Friday Night Scoreboard on the radio (Jeff turns it on every Friday night and it seems to put him to sleep every. single. time!) On the days that I know we are hauling livestock, I usually leave the whole day open, just in case something happens. If we get finished early, that's bonus time and I can work on another project, so I wasn't stressed because I wasn't missing any deadlines. It all worked out...thankful, grateful, blessed.