Ahhhh, springtime is upon us and in rolls the first Saturday in May.....roses, silks, buglers, group singing of My Old Kentucky Home AND HORSES! The Kentucky Derby has grown to become one of our sacred holidays after the arrival of a certain Guatemalan preemie who is well noted for her equine fanaticism. Crisis this year!!!!!! The traditional gathering with snacks and homemade betting cards was in jeopardy. The annual ride on the over sized stuffed horse screaming her heart out for the favorite entry was not looking like a go?!?! (Besides the fact that she is now too large for the stuffed mount!) How could we have the traditional gathering without Auntie Peggy??????????
That darn hospital she works at just doesn't get the importance of traditions! They went and revised the whole unit into 12 hour shifts and Auntie Peggy was scheduled to work 7A-7P....the gall of them, really!
Traditions are just too important! This years Derby party was just moved to the nurse's lounge at the hospital!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BFF/Cousin Deirdre was an ever so obliging substitute for the toy mount.
Okay, so maybe I'm a little enthusiastic about this tradition as well!
We'll be working on this whole wagering thing before Arlington is up and running (bad pun sorry!) since for the fourth year in a row Julia has picked the winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She uses a very scientific (aka intuitive) system of the name with a side of looks and a dash of silks to make her picks....no concept of handicapping what so ever....but heck, it seems to work well for her! BTW, she picked the second place winner too! Here I was thinking I had done well with my 3rd and 4th place finishers....trust the horse whisperer I guess!