Thursday, December 20, 2007
Famous Last Words: "Diamons ... Gold ... Saphires!!! Terry ! Terry, we're rich, we're rich, we're fabulously wealthy!!! Terry...Terry...??
Thursday, December 13, 2007
My good ear drum has now died after last nights 7th grade band practice. I've never heard anything like it in my life. I'm so glad Noah wasn't there. He would probably be on Dr. Phil today if he was. Decorating the church was fun. The manger scene is less one shephard after I accidentally knocked his head off with the cow. Never fear, super glue fixes everything. Other than the big crack running around his shoulders he looks completely healed. I have the blacksmith coming to the house today (if it isn't rainy, dry, windy, sunny, hot, cold, luke warm). I'm sure my horses will act badly. Lilly likes to lie down on him and Noel likes to kick. Always makes for a good time. Christmas cards have officially been sent. If you didn't get one call the Post Office. It's probably their fault. I sent 900 out.
Quote of the Day: "Society teaches us that having feelings and crying is bad and wrong. Well, that's baloney, because grief isn't wrong. There's such a thing as good grief. Just ask Charlie Brown. " -Michael Scott
Monday, December 10, 2007
Well, I'm guessing Hannah broke into my blog and posted this photo. So, I'm just going to go with it (it was time for an updated anyway). It's about to get really busy around here. Christmas always happens to fall on the same time of year as all of our family reunions, Christmas parties, and Christmas concerts. I just don't understand it. Anyways, I don't have a plethera of things to post about, but when I do I'll let you know.
Famous Last Words: "How's he gonna read that newspaper all rolled up like that?" -Fly
Monday, December 03, 2007
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATTIE! Congratulations on your ribbon at the horse show. Congratulations to me for driving the horse trailer home all by myself (in heavy traffic). Cole is very thankful his momma didn't put him in a ditch. In preparation for Christmas I got suckered into going to Meadow to see the Christmas lights. We paid our dollar and got on the train with 50 million little kids...and had a great time. I'll be posting pictures later (or just go to Martha's blog). I stayed at Martha's over the weekend. I woke up to Noah singing in his crib and launching toys across the room.
To whom it may concern: Dump came home. He left again. At least he wasn't eaten by the fox...yet.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
When you are tense, let me teach you that there are dragons in the forest, and we need to leave NOW.
When you are short tempered, let me teach you how to slog around the pasture for an hour before you can catch me.
When you are short sighted, let me teach you to figure out where, exactly, in the 40 acres I am hiding.
When you are quick to react let me teach you that herbivore's kick MUCH faster than omnivores.
When you are angry, let me teach you how well I can stand on my hind feet, because I don't FEEL like cantering on my right lead today, that's why.
When you are worried, let me entertain you with my mystery lameness, GI complaint, and skin disease.
When you feel superior, let me teach you that, mostly, you are the maid service.
When you are self-absorbed let me teach you to PAY ATTENTION. I TOLD you about those dragons in the forest.
When you are arrogant, let me teach you what 1200lbs of a YAHOO-let's-go horse can do when suitably inspired.
When you are lonely, let me be your companion.
Let's do lunch. Also, breakfast and dinner.
When you are tired, don't forget the 600lbs of grain that needs to be unloaded.
When you are feeling financially secure, let me teach you the meaning of "Veterinary Services, additional".
When you need to learn, hang around, bud. I'll learn ya.-Mary Green
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I suppose it's time for a new post. I hope everyone survived deep frying their turkeys last weekend. We ceartainly did. It was eating ALL of it later that finished me off. I'm glad there's a month break between now and Christmas. I need to recover. One last horse show this weekend will end my, well, uneventful show year. That'll make a total of hmmm....2 shows for the year. Then, we settle in for a cold winter and a lot of riding to get ready for next year. Dump hasn't been home since last week. I'm starting to worry especially since a fox tried to eat Martha's cats 2 days ago. If anyone sees him please let him know I'm very upset that he hasn't even emailed and that's no way to treat your mama.
Quote of the Day: "A politician will do anything to keep his job-- even become a patriot." -William Randolph Hearst
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Famous Last Words: "I'll drink the bottle marked POISON on the off-chance that it's the extra-healing potion."
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
The Veterans Day video is finally finished (in record time). Thanks to all who helped and put up with my whiney self during editing process (john). I hope everyone likes it.
Famous Last Words: "Maybe the Iranians do need nuclear reactors for energy..."
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Quote of the Day: "Employee of the month is a good example of how somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the same time." -Demetri Martin
Friday, October 26, 2007
Miranda sent me this video link. If you have or have ever had a cat you will most ceartainly understand. Claude did this to me every morning before he got tossed out of the house.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Yesterday I had a meltdown. I'm not 100% sure why. I was telling my mom a story and I started to cry...and cry...and cry. It was aweful. I don't know if it was because it was almost Monday and I hate Mondays. Or maybe I was just due a really good emotional fallout. Martha brought me cotton candy from the fair and I recovered. All I want to do today is curl up on the couch and watch my favorite Christmas movie.
Quote of the Day: "I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours."-Jerome K Jerome
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Quote of the Day: :"You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think." -Milton Berle
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
My goldfish died last night. I think I killed him by accident. We've been putting Martha's water in our well for the last few months because we have no water. I'm pretty sure he didn't like the taste of it. My dad has to get him out of the tank tonight unless we have any volunteers. I am seriously afraid of him. He weighs about 400 pounds. He should have died 2 weeks ago during the camp out and Miles could have eaten him. I'm sad he's gone but he was about 4 years old.
Quote of the Day: "They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."
Friday, October 05, 2007
What do you get when you have fishing line, a bobber, bait, and a creek....nothing. I don't think fish exist in our part of the country. I should have dumped my goldfish in just to make things exciting. I came home from the camping trip with a massive case of poison ivy. I guess not missing the first 7 weeks of survival class would have prepared me better for the shelter building, fish hunting, poisonous plant survival. I'm going to the doctor.
Quote of the Day: " If you're being chased by a police dog, try not to go through a tunnel, then on to a little seesaw, then jump through a hoop of fire. They're trained for that!"
Monday, September 24, 2007
CHECK OUT THIS HORSE! He is my dream horse. My Aunt Janie it trying to give him away to a good home along with her other ones. I can't wait until Lilly is ready to me a momma!
Today started off wierd and has gradually gotten much worse. Who wants to go on vacation with me? Requirements for the vacation would be no phones, no contact with the outside world, somewhere far far away (preferably where they don't speak english), and you have to pay. Who's up for it?
Quote of the Day: "Ever wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup?"
Friday, September 21, 2007
Quote of the Day: "The sun rose slowly, like a fiery furball coughed up uneasily onto a sky-blue carpet by a giant unseen cat." -Michael McGarel
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
So, Jimmy and I ran last night. This morning I can't walk. My goal is to excercise at least every other day...when I'm not hasseling Cole and Lilly. I'm currently in the market for a horse trailer driver for my show in December. If you would like to apply for the job let me know and I'll have you drive the cones. Cole is precious cargo. How about this cold weather? It's almost worth the tornado storm that brought it. Lilly is getting fuzzy and the cats are trying to sneak in the house...sure signs that Fall is comming.
I'm going to marry the guy who created the McGriddle.
Quote of the Day: "Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose."- Robin Williams
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I rode Lilly and Cole...I'll spare you the comments. They did fine. I hate that I won't be showing at the fair this year. I'm just not there mentally and Cole isn't there physically. He has a pretty massive grass gut. I saw our new neighbor riding her horse yesterday. She had head phones stuck in her ears and she paid more attention to them than the oncomming traffic. I hope she doesn't get run over.
Rachael's Christmas list: (I'm on a list kick)
1. Lottie spayed.
2. Cutback saddle. (A rich person will have to buy me this because the one I want is $500+)
3. A girlfriend for my widowed goldfish.
4. A diet for Cole.
5. Claude to not be a nut job.
Famous Last Words: "For my next trick I will escape from this flaming coffin while wearing a straight jacket and singing Eye Of The Tiger."
Saturday, September 08, 2007
1. Ladies, get your dresses on...the reenactment approaches. And bring $20 to weave a basket. This is not an option. If I have to, so do you.
2. Noah crammed 14 pounds of dirt in his mouth today.
3. Claude took a ride in the back of the truck all the way to John's house on Tuesday. He is now grounded.
4. For Christmas Cole will be getting a #3 plantation shoe. In the words of JJ; "He was dragging in his right rear and was off in the front so we put a set of trailers and dropped a six on him and he was knockin' it down, Bo." Ahhh, I need a life.
5. I just ate so much Greek food I now have duel citizenship.
Quote of the day: "I am a deeply superficial person." (Andy Warhol)
Friday, August 31, 2007
1. Beat up Claude
2. Beat up Afton
3. Beat up Cedar
4. Beat up Mama Kitty
5. Beat up stray cats
We will miss you our little yard thug!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
With John about to open his shiny new barn in the next few weeks (not a boarding barn so don't even ask. It's most definitely a private barn for his own horses...and 18 more) I just couldn't pass up the chance to repost one of my favorite all time photos. Carroll and I are in the process of decorating his office and we're sorting through bagillions of photos to find that perfect 10x15 to frame for his office. I'm voting for this one. If you get a chance ask him what happens when you crosstie a half broken Arabian in a wash pit and turn on the water. Or, when you get on a 2 year old colt in the middle of a pasture without a saddle or bridle.
Good luck to Frank who has his boy surgery in the a.m. Lottie will be thinking about him. She might send him can of squishy cat food as a get well present.
Quote of the day: "Hermits have no peer pressure." -Steven Wright
Thursday, August 23, 2007
I miss the beach, or was it just sitting around doing nothing I miss the most.
Quote of the day: "Ethernet (n): something used to catch the etherbunny."
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Oh yeah, nevermind.
Rachael's Quote of the Day: " I think the worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades...or a game of fake heart attack."
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Top ten things learned at the beach:
10) Don't let ANYONE put suntan lotion on you (you will get mocked publically).
9) If you are drowning make sure Hannah is wearing her red suit...otherwise she can't save you.
8) Never let anyone who's name ends in "achael" see you fall out of a chair.
7) Don't have children...have nephews. That way 3am feedings are someone elses problem.
6) Floats are fun in the water and are not to be slept on.
5) Cranium causes church splits.
4) If you wrestle with Rachael she'll put you on the ground.
3) If you wrestle with Hannah you'll rebreak her arm.
The last two are up to ya'll because I'm too tired to care.
aaaaaand a good time was had by most.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Just when I get excited about really training my new baby horse she goes and gets hurt...again. The sole of her foot peeled away revealing soft tissue that she is walking on. Ouch! Back to the stall she goes. She isn't in any pain or anything. I found a new suppement feed called "Combat Boots" that she gets 2x a day. Now, if I could only find a reliable blacksmith~~~Yeah, who am I kidding. I think I've decided to keep the 2 remaining baby kitties. Who in their right mind could split up Lottie and Hazel anyways? They are the perfect pair. I love this picture of Lilly. It was taken a few days after I bought her. She hasn't been that clean since. I heart her.
Quote of the Day: "When I die I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did...not screaming like the passengers in his car."
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
I have 80 million baby kitties on my porch. Which reminds me, I need to go check on G and pick up Katie's mail. The 4th of July fireworks around my house were awesome. All those Yankees really know how to to put on a firework show. Not a whole lot going on on this end. Went to a horse show with Hannah on Saturday just to watch. YEAH. That was fun. I heard we all get Carolina blue t-shirts for VBS. Make sure someone gets a picture of Carroll. That theres blackmail material.
Gotta go to the P.O.
Famous Last Words: "Patchy fog ? On this road ! Don't make me lau..."
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
And my girl fish died. Who wants to volunteer to get her out of the tank? She's bigger than Lilly.
Scout update: He's pretty much the smartest horse I've ever seen. He plays with the huge silver tarp all by himself. I rolled him the orange traffic barrell and he rolled it back to me. We did that a few times and when he was tired of it he grabbed it in his teeth and stood it up so it wouldn't roll...then he ate grass. If Lilly croaks (which would be horrible) I'm keeping him.
**UPDATE**: An abscess blew out the side of her foot. I just have to soak it for a long time and stay off of her a few weeks until it grows out. I can't believe I didn't think of that! That's what happens when you panic. There was a guy who came out with the vet...I think he was a ferrier. He asked about Scout. While he was sitting in his truck before I got there he saw Scout, rolled down the window, and told him to go walk around the ring. Scout did it. The guy was pretty impressed. I sold him for the price of the vet bill.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Work is hard. It's hot outside. The phone rang about 10 million times today. I still have 2 kitties to give away and I don't want to. At least Katie and Justin's wedding went wonderfully. Now the group can sit around and take bets on who will get married next. I vote Noah. I'm headed home now to work on my other babies. Scout has learned what a huge silver tarp is (and doesn't really care) and Lilly is about to meet it. If you hear an ambulance just follow 'em over to my house.
I'll update for real later. I just ate some oatmeal and I'm a little slow right now.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Horse update: Lilly is doing great. Just to make Martha mad...a little horse show talk. "She can really knock it down in the field." Cole is still pretty much himself. Scout is tearing my stall down. Joy, 1 last thing, I applied for racking papers for both Cole and Lilly. They should be here soon. Thought you should know.
Famous Last Words: "I know it's 30,000 volts, but I'm wearing rubber soles."
Friday, June 08, 2007
Because they were all bottle raised they are very much people kittens. Pick your kitty and come visit. Carroll already has!!
UPDATE***** ALL KITTENS ARE WEANED AND LITTER TRAINED. When I say litter trained I mean litter and newspaper trained. If you read the newspaper don't leave it on the floor or it might turn into a litter box. I don't have updated photos of clean baby kittens but ya'll have seen them. They are in the "play" stage so if you plan on getting one definitely stock up on toys. I am feeding them a combo of kitten milk and wet food to get them interested. They are also drinking water. They have sharp little teeths so hard food shouldn't be a problem.
Quote of the Day: "E. coli Happens."
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
I've made my decision...I think. I'm riding Cole this afternoon and I'm going to try to make him rack. If anyone knows the web site for the United Racking Horse Owners & Exhibitors Assoc. PLEASE let me know. Lilly and Cole are about to get some new registration papers.
Kitty update: They are still at my house being weaned. I heart them but I'm ready for them to go.The orange one has blue eyes. Carroll, your gray kitten is massive. The calico will need an "understanding" home. She swats when she's mad. The black/white kitty can see and has a huge milk tummy. The little black female is greasy looking because she hasn't learned to clean herself. I'll try to get an updated photo up soon so ya'll can pick which one you want. Martha just called and told me she saw a free kittens sign. I think she should run over the sign so I can have a corner on the market.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
So, who wants the calico. Or maybe the little black one. The black and white one can finally see. And, she drinks from a bottle. I don't quite know why all the males have been taken and all the females can't find homes. Perhaps it's the legend of Wommy the barn cat. They are all very cute...smelly but cute. In a few weeks they should be able to go to their new homes. I'm so tired of 3 am feedings.
In case you don't know, the momma cat was ferril and she died. We found them in a abandoned house almost dead. Now I can't shut them up and they escape from their cat box and roam around my room.
Rachael's Quote of the Day: "Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You'll realize this as soon as they are born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you."
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Now for some medical news. I really did break my ear. I go Friday to meet my surgeon. I know he'll laugh at me like the other doctor did. Who cares as long as he can fix it. I have kitties left to give away. The gray one is off the market (going to live at Carroll's new house). There is still an orange/white (boy), calico (girl), black/white (girl), black (girl...so cute I might keep her myself). Put in your orders now. They will be vetted at no charge to you and ready for their new homes in a few weeks. I'm so tired of feeding them every 3 hours I might bring them to you now with a bottle and instructions.
Quote of the Day: "Eagles may soar in the heavens but weasles don't get sucked into jet engins."
Monday, May 14, 2007
Dr. Phil is on. Gotta go.
Friday, May 11, 2007
I'm going to try to get back on Scout today. All you PETA people don't go crawlin' up on my back. He hasn't been in a stall for 2 weeks. He's out in the pasture with Lilly...especially since someone sent her busting through the fence. The picture is Scout eating his Easter morning breakfast. It was m...m...good.
Quote of the Day: "I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying." -Oscar Wilde
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Scout will be ridden for the first time it 2 weeks tomorrow. He's liked his vacation. I can't make him stop following me around. He really likes attention. I'm probably not giving him back to John. Lilly ran through the fence 2 nights ago....the barbed wire part. I found her in a section of the pasture with no water and she was pretty cut up. Not sure if deer or Cole did it to her. Just in case Cole is in a stall and she is locked up in the lower section of the pasture at night. Pattie and Grace rode her for her lesson yesterday. The horse was perfect. I'm so proud of all of them.
I had to liberate a baby oppossum from the cat food bin this morning. Apparantly he went diving for scraps and couldn't get out. He's so cute. He hissed and spat at all my cats and waddled off.
My mom is making me another doctor appointment with a specialist. I'm tired of not being able to hear.
Words Of Wisdom: "Never let your saddle outrun your rear."
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Scout's Quote of the Day: "Evil will always triumph over good because good is dumb." -Dark Helmet, Space Balls
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
I have the scunge. It's the virus going around the group. My mom took over the office today so I could come home and try to sleep it off. I woke up just in time to watch "Downunder Horsemanship" by Clinton Anderson on RFDTV (which is my new favorite channel). Guess what his topic was...gaited horses. He was working with one who was extremely hyper (Cole) and one who was very lazy (Lilly). I watched for about an hour and went out and tried what his tactics. Lo and behold it worked. After I've recovered from this cold I'll try it again. But, not today.
Quote of the Day: "Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world."
Friday, April 27, 2007
I've recently noticed that my entire blog has been taken over by training horses. If you have a horse you need trained, please don't call me. If you have ever entertained the thought that horse ownership would be fun, email me with your address and which tree in your yard I can tie one to. I'll be right over... hooking up the horse trailer as we speak.
Famous Last Words: "Well, we've made it this far."
Monday, April 23, 2007
Scout surrendered. He was perfect yesterday. He was so good in fact that I took him out of the ring and rode him around the yard. No attempted buck, backing up, or just downright nastiness.
p.s.: John, call me. I found out something that will crack you up.
The ladies reatreat was fantastic. There is nothing better in the world than being 5,000 miles from civilization to re-boot your spiritual life. I ended up staying all weekend. I really enjoyed it and already am looking forward to next year. Next year, however, someone else can put out the bonfire with the stinky pond water in the middle of the night with massive bull frogs trying to pull them under the water.
Rachael's Quote of the Day: "I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers."
Friday, April 20, 2007
Famous Last Words: "Why is the rest of the Star Trek landing party wearing a different color?"
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
I hurt and I need a nap.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
On a lighter note, the upcomming horse show will be a great time to relieve some stress. A nice calm weekend to unwind and enjoy some quiet time with Cole. Who am I kidding? I can't even get my farrier out to re-shoe him; the stress began last week. But, it is the first show of the year (a 2 day-er). It's supposed to be this way.
Rachael's Quote of the Day: "The number of people watching you is directly proportional to the stupidity of your action."