Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Long time no post.
Lots going on in my world right now, most of which has not been good.
The sudden death of a good friend last week really shook me up. It's not something I had time to prepare for and deal with, so dealing with the loss is an on-going issue.

Pretty busy at both jobs, meaning I'm exhausted by the time I get home from day job after working my night job the night before.

My mom will be flying in tomorrow afternoon, yay!
Not going to get to do what we planned on. I was supposed to be taking Casper to our first show. However, after getting sick a few weeks ago he's depleted my 'show fund'. So, my trainer is taking him to the Margarita Classic Paint Show to get him out and about and see how he does in crowds of people and horses. I'm sure he'll be fine, but we need to know!
SO, our plans now include a day trip to San Antonio, an afternoon or am at a dressage show in Houston, Judgement House in Edna Saturday night, and hanging out on Sunday.
Mom heads back to New York on Monday, DH will be taking her to the airport. Not near a long enough stay, but better than nothing at all!

Hope everyone out there in blog land is well.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Somber Friday Fill Ins

1. The crickets sing Amazing Grace.

2. I hope know how much you are loved and missed, wherever you are.

3. I want to get far away from the numb feeling that has taken over my normally "sunflowers up my butt" attitude that came with the terrible news on Sunday 10/19/2009

4. A long life full of happiness and love; this was a dream.

5. But as for me, I miss her, terribly.

6. It's my favorite season, fall, where I come from.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to staying busy, tomorrow my plans include also staying busy and Sunday, I want to do all I can to make sure Jennifer has a great show in memory of Megan.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009


Article one and article two

There are murderers, serial killers, rapists, child molesters running the streets and this young, vivacious woman is killed and taken from us. WHY? What a waste.....she was such a positive, vibrant person with so much to give and her time on earth was cut short while terrible people continue to live, and enjoy all the comforts this world has to offer.
Devastated friends and family mourn the loss of this precious life.
Rest in Peace Megan, rest in peace. I hope you are jumping big jumps, and riding amazing piaffes on the most majestic of steeds.
You are severely missed.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Peace Prize Obama

Ok, I knew if I waited around long enough she'd say it for me so here it is

Peace Prize....huh??

Friday Fill Ins

1. Sweet dreams were those that included horses!

2. I would love to do something that is just especially for me.

3. Silliness is NOT a 4 letter word.

4. I will be at a horse show with my MOM, R, and CASPER this Halloween. Oh, and Connie too!

5. Outstanding or not I'm going to practice showmanship with Casper at Mary's on Monday!

6. The clock to read 5 o'clock is what I want rigth now.

7. 7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to getting to bed EARLY, tomorrow my plans include getting started on a baby blanket and Sunday, I want to catch up on work!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

2nd overnight at new job.....snore....

Ok..... I had to replace the first set of tooth picks holding my upper eye lids up with fresh new ones....first set snapped under pressure!
I can finally see to post again.

Briefly..... yawn.....

Worked over night again last night at part time "support my showing habit" job.

Prior to that I was up at 6:30 am yesterday (Wednesday) am, worked all day at 'regular job'. Got home after short (LOL, it was almost an hour) detour at new clients place one road over from us. Arrived home to find that doggies needed out badly! Poor Cheyenne was in the back of her kennel with hind legs crossed going "I've gotta peeeeee!" Not really, but you get that idea!
Let the critters out, woofed down a bowl of in bed with Tucker, and tried to sleep.
Just about the time I was dozing off....slam (car door). Slam, Slam (more car doors?) Surely Robert wasn't opening and closing every door of the truck upon his arrival home? - SIDE NOTE, HE DIDn'T have SCHOOL LAST NIGH OR TONIGHT - TEACHER OUT OF TOWN. So, I left him at new clients house to chit chat. Next thing I know I see lights, bright lights.....
WTF? I leapt out of bed and looked out the window (windur if ur in the south) and there were at least 3 vehicles next door, and DH's truck parked at end of drive. Tucker started to growl, and bark....and it was all down hill from there. SO, NO nap last night before 'getting up' at 9:30 to get ready to go to part time over night job.
Let's recap - Up at 6:30 am Wednesday, no nap in PM, off to other job till 7am, then head to 'day job' until 5pm (which will NEVER GET HERE, I think the Grinch has stopped the clock).
So, you can say I'm one pooped puppy!

Oh, and tonight, BEFORE going straight home and going to bed I must make a cameo appearance at a friend's B-Day party to drop of gift and grab some dinner. That it's HOME and BED for me! If it's anything like Tuesday night was after this same experience, I will sleep soundly like a babeee and not wake till the alarm goes off in the am.
Cheers to all, have a good afternoon/evening!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Act badly and get.....your own TV show

and a new football contract.

I'm going to guess you have NO idea what I'm talking about, right? RIGHT!

Michael Vick....the one and only dog fighter extraordinaire is getting, in addition to his new football contract with my now LEAST FAVORITE NFL TEAM the Philadelphia Eagles (I have been an eagles fan for years...till now! Go Steelers!) he's getting his own REALITY SHOW!!
Why doesn't he take some of that 1.6 MILLION he's getting for his first year and put it to good use helping rehab all those dogs he abused!

Reality? You want to talk about REALITY? Why don't we talk about the 66 dogs that were RESCUED from Vick's property. The life those dogs had to lead until April 25, 2007 when Police and animal-control officers seize 66 dogs (53 pit bulls) was terrible. Worse, I'd imagine than any of us will ever know.

Now, in addition to his MULTI MILLION DOLLAR (over 5 mill for 2 years) he'll be making a large profit off his reality show.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I feel he should really step up and give back to the rescue groups that have take in his dogs, and do something to end dog fighting here in the US.

And..while I'm stiring the pot

And, I'll put my two cents (not sense) in about the home-schooling debate as well.
I have given SERIOUS thought to homeschooling when my husband and I have kids.
I've talk to one too many 'overworked/underpaid' teachers who are sick of having to 'teach to the test' (I'm speaking of the TAKS) as opposed to teaching for learning and what will best prepare the kids for the future.

There are, IMHO too many children in the classes for them to get enough out of the experience. You have the kids in the class that goof off, disrupt class, and the teacher has to spend 1/2 the class period asking little "Johnny" to stop doing what ever he is doing that is disruptive. Then, you have the highly intelligent kids who always have the answer, and I speak from experience when I say that those who don't catch on to a particular subject matter as quickly don't feel comfortable answering questions because the "genius" of the class knows the answer and will make you feel "stupid" if you get it wrong.

One of the posts on the blogs that are talking about this now, Hunter In Training, The Milkman's Wife, My Sister's Farm House, mentioned something about homeschooling when the kids are young and then putting them in public school when they are Jr/High school. I have seen this first hand, and feel terrible for the kids it happened to. Good friends of my ex and I home schooled their children until one was in 8th and one was in 6th grades. They appeared to be well rounded, well educated children who were highly aware of right from wrong. What happened when those kids went to public school shocked the heck out of me. the older one was a girl, and she started being very rebellious, developed a smart moth, and lack of respect for herself, and her elders. She said it was because "that's what all my new friends do". The younger of the two, the boy didn't have quite as dramatic of a reaction, but it was close. IMHO if you are homeschooling to prevent your children from the "horrors of public school" and are going to allow them to take part in some of the public school experience and home school the rest you would allow them in public school when they are in Pre-K, Kindergarten, etc when they play with clay and blocks, and finger paint, and then bring them back to your hopefully structured curriculum when they are older. Just my thoughts folks.

I feel when you take on the JOB (and yes, it is a job) of home-schooling you have to work harder than parents in public school to make sure your child is well rounded. In public school they interact with different types of people, and partake in different activities in one location. Home school parents have to put forth a bit more effort to get their kids out and interact with others and get involved in activities so they DON'T become the sheltered hermit that can NOT live as a productive member of society.

Do I believe that is a right and wrong answer here, NO! You decide what works for your schedule and your children. I believe that there are just as many pros and cons for everyone on either side. But PLEASE don't criticise someone just because "they home school" or they "send their kids to public school".

I'm gonna go out on a limb here....

I found an interesting post at HunterInTraining this morning, here is the link

I may be setting myself up for some.....interesting discussion here.....but...

I have traveled around the United States. North, South, East, and West.
My observation of the use of the English language has been very 'regional'.

Never have I observed such 'abuse' of the English language as I have in the south. (go ahead, have at me, but be nice).

"I seen BobbyJoe at the meeting last night"
NO! "I saw BobbyJoe at the meeting last night"

Growing up in upstate NY, I honestly do not remember people talking like that, EVER.
I'm in no way, shape, or form saying that ALL people in the south do not know how to properly use the English language. All I'm saying is that I hear more improper use of the language in the South.
Anyone else have a take on this?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

OOps, I forgot bring my camera! Drat! OK, one more day and I promise I will have rainy day photos for all to see!

Worked 'new' part time job last night.

Didn't get nearly as much sleep as I did the first night I tied this. Mucho more slow moving this morning. I think, and I may be wrong, but you could compare me to a sloth this morning!


For those who MAY not know ......... Sloths are extremely slow-moving mammals found in the rainforest canopies of Central and South America. Sloths also sleep upside-down for up to 18 hours at a time. Sloths are nocturnal and sleep curled up with their head placed between the arms and the feet drawn close together. Their hair is grayish brown but, at times they look grey-green in color because they move so slowly that tiny camouflaging algae grow all over their coats.

Yep, that's me! Moving so slowly I will grow algee!

Monday, October 5, 2009

rainy, rainy, RAINY weekend

I took some photos of our RAINY weekend..but, left the camera at home.

So, I will share tomorow.

Busy day at work!!! No time to post till 2 mins till time to go home! Now that's CRAZY!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Fill Ins

1. I have a history of saying "yes" to tooooo many things at once!

2. Just what in the heck is this whole thing about is something I wish I knew.

3. I'm eating (or recently ate) COLD pizza for breakfast!

4. I hate seeing dead animals on the road.

5. So that's it, that's what flowers are used for, erasing things!

6. Getting 1/2 of my list accomplished this weekend is better than nothing!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going home early and doing nothing, tomorrow my plans include hunting for horse food and running errands in town and Sunday, I want to relax in a bubble bath surrounded by candles and 'storm' music (YEAH, RIGHT, keep dreaming)!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

For Hunter In Training

And Anyone else who might need

a little 'pick me up' today!
Take it, put it on your blog, and PASS IT ALONG!