Monday, May 30, 2005

Rachael Sonja

Well, I should have been in bed hours ago...but here I sit. Hannah sent me this photo. Red Sonja was one of my heroes when I was little. Yes, I grew up and got over it, but, it's still one of my favorite movies. That should serve as a warning to all those who don't know me. My other friends learned a valuable lesson when I made them watch Legend this weekend. But, it's nothin' some cheese puffs and Chinese food won't fix.
I really need some down time but a horse show next weekend will put and end to that. If anyone wants to go in my place you are more than welcome. These days Cole doesn't pay much attention to me anyway. He'll never know the difference. Oh, and further update on the chicken situation: she went back in the chicken pen today with all the others. Only one of the others tried to pick on her but Betty handled herself quite well (the chicken almost got hers) so all is well in the hen house.

Ok, Rachael's inspiration of the day: Never follow. Always lead. If something doesn't quite feel probably isn't. If something looks strange to you....just think how it might look to others.

"Thou must me like a promontory of the sea, against which, though the waves beat continually, yet it both itself stands, and about it are those swelling waves stilled and quieted."
-Marcus Aurelius

Friday, May 27, 2005


"Half this game is ninety percent mental."
-Danny Ozark

I am flustered. So is Martha. We are at work and are both flustered. Not so much that work is hard but that we have lost something that we need to find. If any of ya'll find it, just let us know.


Monday, May 23, 2005

Oscar The Cat

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the newest member of the family. He was adopted my Miranda and Keithan from a animal shelter. And, personally....I think he's just the cutest little cat ever (exceptions being: Afton/Ellie/Peri and on certain occasions Cedar). I hope everyone takes the time to say hi. Congratulations M & K for such a perfect addition to your home. Keep us updated.

And on a different note, not to take away from the new kitten and all.....the chickens have officially been kicked out of the house and now live in the big pen at Martha's. I didn't even cry. However, I did almost cry when my beloved red tick jumped her big chicken and tried desparately to make Bojangles out of her. So, now I have exchanged 2 chickens for 1. Keep Betty in your thoughts. She is recovering nicely but would appreciate your visits.

I dedicate this quote to Oscar...and might as well dedicated it to Betty too:

"There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot."
-Steven Wright

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Victory Pass

Well, I would consider the horse show to be a success. The first night was ok. I rode Cole in 4 classes and ended up with 2 fourth places, 1 third, and 1 second. Tammy rode in 1 class and got a second. Saturday night (championship night) we got 2 reserves......and they made us do a victory pass with the first place horse (that was interesting.....Cole racing for the gate) and Tammy got first in her class....hmmm....should I give details......nope. Anyways, we all had a good time except probably Cole who won't speak to me at the moment except to tell me to feed, water, and clean his stall. But I'm proud of him and he has earned a little time off before we are off to our next big adventure. I'll keep you updated on that one. Tammy pulled a fast one and I hope she knows what she's in for. There's no going back......mohahaha!

Ok, onward. Rachael's Quote of the Day:

Q: What did the instructor at the school for Kamikazi pilots say to his students? A: Watch closely. I'm only going to do this once.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Ok, I have found the love of my life. His name is Cake Batter Ice Cream. It was a much needed treat after the stresses of yesterday. Well, not so much the stress...just the exercise. I combined "fitness walking" with Martha and pilates with Hannah. Result: I'm not walking so good today. Maybe that calls for some Taco Bell. I'm still deciding. The chickens in my living room are growing. Yes, I said chickens. In case you don't already know I have two teenager chickens living in my house until they are old enough to not get eaten by the fierce owl and fox. They should soon be on their way to Martha's house.

Well, that's all the current events for now. Big horse show this weekend. Email me if ya'll wanna come and I'll let you know where it is. I could use the screaming support of fans. And now....on to the quote of the day.

"Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat."
- John Lehman

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Completely and Utterly

I recently heard a friend of mine say that she was asked if she had ever been "in love." Her respectable answer to this question was no. I am glad she said that. It was an honest answer. It also made me begin to apply that question to myself. Is it possible to love someone but not be in love? Ok, sounds complicated. Here is my general definition of being "in love."

To be in love (the most misunderstood word in the English language): An action between two people. Genuine. Authentic. Mature. To be willing to give up a part of yourself for the other person and to do it even if the other person doesn't know you have done it. To be selfless. To expect nothing in return. To sacrifice your desires (not to be confused with beliefs or standards...that's a whole different topic) for the benefit of the other person. To be willing to give your life for the other person.

Looking solely at this definition I can honestly agree with my friend that, no, I have never been in love.

However, I have loved.

Sunday, May 01, 2005


I am here

"A friend hears the song in my heart
and sings it to me when my memory fails."

-Pioneer Girls Leaders' Handbook