I want to thank fickleinpink for bestowing me this Beautiful Blogger award! That was so kind of her to do this! You can see her blog at: http://fickleinpink.blogspot.com/2010/03/beautiful-blogger-award.html. I am driving up to the horses this morning with my good friend and blogger buddy, Molly! YEAH! Finally some decent weather. Our plan is to give a bath to as many horses today as we can and get the MUD off of them! Oh, and then to rotate them to the arena for some exercise! Thank goodness the weather is cooperating! It has been in the 80's here in the desert all week. But, for us desert dwellers, 80 is very comfortable. "It's a DRY heat!" Really, I love days that are in the 80's. 70's are a little chilly for us desert rats! But, 80 is perfect for walking, gardening, or working the horses! Of course, it won't be 80 degrees up in the mountains, more like 65 or so! The wildflowers this year are absolutely spectacular! I don't remember a year with this many. Of course, it is due to all the rain we had this winter. Our normal rainfall total is 4 inches and this year, we've already had over 5 inches of rain! The mountains have a beautiful green tinge to them, which is nice now, but as summer wears on, they will turn brown. Oh, well, I guess we should all enjoy Spring while we can. Summer is only a few months away! Now, for 7 things about myself: (1) I was and am an only child. My cousins are like my brothers and sisters. (2) I hate being inside. That's why I get out and walk in the mornings and afternoons. I used to be able to leave my classroom door open, but, at the new school, if I do, it just turns off the air conditioning! (3) My dad, being from Connecticut, taught me to ice skate at a very young age and I took lessons for many years. Nope. No triple jumps! Sorry. (4) I love to write and got published in first grade in my school's creative writing book. (5) I've always secretly wanted to be an artist. As you know, my cousin, Valerie Trozelle, IS a professional artist. I found out that my mom started painting when she retired. (6) I've always loved animals and have always had cats and dogs. Most of our animals, including our horses, are rescues. (7) I have a green thumb, but only for outdoor plants and crops. Any green plant I've ever brought into the house, I've killed! Go figure. I'd like to open up the award to anyone who would like to put it on your blog and tell us 7 things about yourself! So, please take it and share a little bit about yourself. Enjoy your weekend!