Tuesday, November 29, 2005

When the Rain Comes

"Rain in Sunset" by Picchi Anchise
Reprinted from www.InspirationLine.com
I'm selling Cole for $1. I suffered the driving winds and rain to feed him this morning in the hopes that he had not dumped over ALL of his water. And, sure enough. I had to trudge across the road fill up the buckets, wait for traffic to let me back across, and then give him a lecture on why it's bad to dump over his water during a typhoon. Now, I'm soaking wet and nasty. But, my spirit isn't broken. I want to win that stinkin' free horse on Thursday. I'm not sure where I'd put her. Maybe I'll draw John's name for Christmas and he'll mysteriously get a little Arabian in his pasture. Anyways, if anyone wants to volunteer to feed my horses for the rest of my life, I'll have a sign-up sheet ready on Wednesday.

p.s.-Everybody email me your address. It's Christmas card time!!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Just About Right

Happy Thanksgiving to all!! Today was cram-packed with watching Asa see her new home for the first time, getting ready for the family Thanksgiving party tomorrow, and ye ole' farm work. (Farm work includes riding the truck around and putting new bumper stickers on my jeep.) Oh yeah, and fixing the fence. One of my horses somehow snuck under the "dead" part of the electric fence yesterday. In my attempt to run her back under I somehow touched the "live" part of the electric fence. My life flashed before my eyes. No wonder she wouldn't come near it.

Well, I'm off to bed. I have 2 days of non-stop eating to prepare myself for and I want to be well rested. I'll be sure to let ya'll know when the Enya cd comes. If you hear a car drive by your house a bunch of times blasting new age, it's definitely not me.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Paint the Sky with Stars


I thought I would let all of ya'll know that the new Enya cd is out today. Now, I know what you're thinking, "Ahh, I have to leave work and run right out and buy one!!" Even though this is a good idea it might cause you to get fired. And do you want to tell all your friends that you got fired because of Enya? Not so much. So, just go on Amazon and order your little cd there. You know you want to. You know that when you're alone and no one is watching you pop in that Enya cd and hum along. Quit denying it. And if you don't, you better hope I don't draw your name for buying a Christmas present. You'll treasure that Enya gift box set for the rest of your life. If I don't draw your name, consider yourself luck. Really stinkin' lucky. Ok, later. I have to go order my cd now.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Red, White, and Rachael screwed up her alarm clock this morning...


So, this is what I feel like today. I was supposed to be at work at 8:00 and I set my alarm for 7:40. Now, explain to me how this is going to work. Not sure what I was thinking. I had to get up, get dressed (which includes getting my contacts in and my eye looks like someone punched me....don't know what happened there), feed the cats, feed the fish, find lunch, find breakfast, check the dogs water, let the cat back in because he's too cold, let the cat out because he's warmed up, watch the cat sit on the porch and contemplate if he wants to go off the porch or just sit there incase he gets cold again (this is Ellie of course), feed the horses, and eventually...get to work. Not to mention it's -56 degrees. Oh, and my eye is burning. But, I'm not really complaining. I had a great week. I actually rode my horse twice. And, I saw Joy this morning and we were able to talk. So, I'm good.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Remains of the Day


We shall name him Francisco. And he shall live in the woods and hunt cows for the rest of his days. And occasionally scare the living crud out of chili eaters and those who ride on hay bales. He shall open gates behind those who are pulled by a tractor and release the foul black beasts to stampede those who cannot run as fast so that he can steal their smores. Two will be chosen to defeat him. They must leave all weapons behind. There is only a small chance of success. Keep them in your thoughts. And if they aren't back by sun up...feed the smart one's horses for her.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Sleeping in Woods With Spiders

Well, we didn't actually "Rally round the Bonnie flag" this weekend (got stuck being Federal) but a good time was had by all. After dodging ginormous spiders and near catching the poofy dresses on fire incidents we finally made it through 2 days of living in the woods. And yes, cheese and salami can sit out on a plate all day on a warm day and not kill you. The highlight of the event was definitely the dance. Poor Tommy, Mike, and Marshall. I hope you have recovered from me and Amory dragging you all over the place. Especially the hour and a half long, 10,000 people Grand March. Anyway, can't wait till next time.

Oh, and Tommy, if you ever play that snare drum at 6:30 in the morning again I'll poke a hole in it.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The Aftermath

So, here's the product of the Halloween party at Hannah's. I was a cross between The Old Man of Wandering Mountain/Gandalf/and the guy from Karate Kid. But, I was obviously no match for Fat Elvis and his velcro stomach and patch-o-chest hair. Tommy wins the award for best dressed and most creative dialogue. If I ever hear another Elvis impression again it'll be too soon. My plan to eat only a few carrots and drink water didn't pan out. I hit that snack table like nobody's business. I'm still waiting for my blood sugar to come down. I hope everybody had a good time and maybe next year everybody will be able to come. I think I'll break out "ye ole giraffe costume" from elementary school.