Only in Montana

The Seniors at the High School here in Conrad, MT get a little feisty every year toward the end of school. My daughter takes great pride in coming home and telling my what her friends have gotten up to. These pranks come in all sizes. Here is an example of just some of this years’. Covering the entire commons area floor with styrofoam cups of water so that you can’t walk through the school. Removing all the desks and chairs from classrooms and stacking them on the lawn or on the stairs. Camping on the grass. Plastic wrapping a students car that parked in the Senior parking. Writing physics equations all over the math teachers car. Rearranging all the contents of every locker in the school so no one could find their belongings. Turning all the posters in the English room upside down. You know harmless fun things.

But the best one came with Ride Your Horse to School Day. Apparently back on the books there is a law that says that the Principal must water and care for the students horses all day while the students were in school. So…..


Adventures in ranching

I went out to help my friend Lisa at the Graham Ranch today. We loaded hay while giggling a lot. What do you expect from two writers?
Then I got to try and lead a mountain sized horse down to the barn. She had throw a shoe and was limping badly. Believe me she didn’t want to walk two feet much less a mile. This horse towers over me by two feet and no matter how much I tugged we only made it about a quarter if the way before Lisa had to join the party. Of course the horse knew better than to be stubborn with the boss so we started making better progress. A circus and a lot more giggles later we made it to the corral.
We also started measuring for where to install some Solartubes in her roof. Which of course ended up with us drawing smiley faces where we were measuring.
Then it was time to go back ton town and get my son from school.
Honestly, it was a crazy day but I haven’t felt this normal in forever. I don’t feel like I have a million things that are swirling around out if control. I don’t feel like the world is on my shoulders depending on me for everything. I actually feel alive for once.
What a great day!