Wednesday, January 25, 2006

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings, sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sunsplit clouds and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of -wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air, up, up the long delirious burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with ease grace, where never lark nor even eagle flew, and, with silent, lifting mind I've trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God.

-John G. Magee, Jr.(poem)
-Dru Blair(image)

Monday, January 23, 2006

What Could Have Been

I've been sitting here in front of the computer for the past 45 minutes trying to think of a good post. I could tell all of you that I'm now the secretary of the SBS. Or, I could discuss how the Carolina Panthers got stomped last night and Tommy was so sad that he wouldn't even squeeze the rubber chicken. Hmm, what about talking about taking the Promiseland squad (about 600 kids) rollerskating and how, in my attempt to teach the younger ones how to skate, I ran into them...tripped them...and caused massive pile-ups (sad but true). I could talk about all of these things...but...I won't. I'll just sit here basking in the glow of the lap top with the fam and surf through Star Trek, Cops, and America's Funniest Home Videos. Because, after all, what are Mondays for anyway?

hugs and kisses.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

What is a Brown Recluse?

What I learned in school yesterday:
1) There is no such thing as a brown recluse
2) Brown recluses do not exist
3) There has never been a brown recluse ever on the planet
4) It's not a brown recluse's a pizza
5) If you find a brown probably isn't one...second...if it is you have to be living somewhere other than here.
6) Sitting in class all day will make you crave tacos.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Cole's Job Just Got Harder

So, this is the banquet. Since the chocolate cake is still on the table this is probably when we first got there. We had a good time. The awards part lasted about 4 months but other than that the only reportable event that happend was a horse trainer who tried to dance with us. I said did Joy....he didn't care. Joy had a death grip on her chair while he was trying to pull her up to the dance floor. Um, I think he finally got the point. We went running to find Tammy at the other end of the room just to nail our point down. Well, the next banquet is a year away. I'll take that time to actually get points on my horse so we might win something next year.

Why we do what we do..............................................................................................

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Happy 100th Post!
Today I will celebrate my 100th post by having a rotten case of poison ivy on my face. My lips will be swollen and the large red blotches on my cheeks will itch uncontrollably. I will beg others for medication and take Benadryl like candy. I will procrastinate and not go to the doctor until my head falls off or until I can no longer stand how weird I look. So, the banquet on Saturday is looking really great right now. I'm so excited about dressing up with a swollen head and eating with people I hardly know. Maybe Joy and I will hit Taco Bell when we get home.

p.s.-Peri goes to the vet today. We think he might have to get x-rays. I can't wait to see how the vet gets him out of the pet carrier. He hasn't been to the vet since he was little and he hates other people. I'll keep you updated. You might read about it in the paper first though.

Rachael's Quote of the Day: "It is bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads your hips." -(Fred Allen: Family Circle)

Monday, January 09, 2006

Exposed to a Higher Standard

I officially had the best time ever last night. Despite the fact that I was forced to re-dress after getting into my comfortable stay at home clothes and go out to the scary movie theater with the girls. I know that most people don't like "chick flicks" and normally I'm one of them. But, this is one of the most all time romantic movies I have ever seen in my entire life. It was absolutely pure in every way and completely entertaining. I found myself curled up in my seat unable to stand the suspense. Yeah, I know. Not many people get really excited that somebody is going to get proposed to but, last night, I did. I want to see this movie again. And after that I'd like to see it again...
So, for those guys who think this is stupid and no one is really like this I think that you should know...If you don't act like the men in this movie, however stupid you think it may be, we won't marry you.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Joys of Horse Ownership

As of yesterday Cole is now on 1 scoop of Bute powder 2 x a day and 30 tablets of Isoxsuprine 2 x a day. Yikes!

Because of some pretty obvious lameness I had the vet come out to give him a once over yesterday evening. He specializes in chiro work and acupuncture in horses. He was great. He almost immediately found the problem in Cole. Well, he did have to do a nerve block to pinpoint exactly where he is having issues. Both front feet are the problem. His tendons in his heels have been overstretched. The vet thinks that with corrective shoeing (yippy...more $$) and some drugs the pain should be more managable. I think that pretty much rules out him going to the trainer at the end of the month. So, if anyone wants to come by and visit him or give him a call he'll be the horse in the stall with the disgusted look on his face because his mom keeps giving him nasty pills in his food. I don't think the meds cure him from wanting to throw people into jeeps though.


Wednesday, January 04, 2006

And the actual retail price is......

I don't have much to say so I'll just do something I haven't done in awhile.

Rachael's Quote of the Day: "A good friend will always pick you up when you fall. A best friend will laugh and trip you again."

Monday, January 02, 2006

HAPPY 2006 **

Tonight marks the end of a really, really, extremely, unbelievebly long holiday. I celebrated by sleeping for most of the day. And when I say "most of the day" I'm being pretty literal. Last night's movie night was awesome. I hope everyone enjoyed the movie. I finally started the Narnia books. I'm already hooked. I guess now I have to put a hold on The Neverending Story, The Last Unicorn, and the Return of the King. I've been reading them for a few years anyway so I guess it won't matter.
Well, I haven't decided on a New Year's resolution for this year yet but mabe these will do for now:
1. Finish writing movie with Hannah.
2. Sell it.
3. Become famous.
I guess #4 would be to buy Joy a new back. Cole pretty much killed hers when he threw her into our jeep Saturday. Don't worry Joy. He's acting just fine now. I guess. Not really sure but you're welcome to come try him again.

I guess that calls for some comfort chocolate. I'll be back in a few minutes. Unless I get distracted or otherwise forget. Anyways.....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!