Thursday, January 31, 2008


Why are some children just mean? From where I sit at work I can see our office sign at the road. It's a little small sign that cost us a fortune. Every day at 2:38 at little group of kids getting home from school walk through our yard and without fail the littlest boy kicks our sign (really hard). Well, Mike caught him one day and yelled at them. They walked away quickly all dejected looking and grumbling something about hating us but returned and did it again....only now he watches the office door to see if anyone actually saw him. Save up your money because the next time I see him do it I'm running out there and whipping him myself. Then I'm calling the cops. I'll need bail money for myself.

Quote of the Day: (The Fire Episode)"Yes, I was the first one out. And yes, I’ve heard "women and children first". But, we do not employ children. We are not a sweatshop, thankfully. And women are equal in the workplace by law. So if I let them out first, I have a lawsuit on my hands."-Michael Scott

Friday, January 25, 2008

Blog Change

Martha yelled at me so I'm updating my blog. I don't have very much to say so I'll just give you an update on my children:

Lilly now has new shoes. She's so cute...and mad. She is now learning to make whole laps around the ring flatwalking without stopping. I know, sounds easy. But, she is only 2 &1/2. And, if you've ever met Lilly you would understand. She's my type B horse.

Cole has big shoes now, in case you didn't know. John has been assigned to get him in shape for show season. So far Cole really likes him. He normally hates guys so I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts. We are shooting for our first show in March. My guess is we'll never be ready in time...I'll be too nervous and it'll never happen.

Quote of the Day: "You may look around and see two groups here; white collar, blue collar. But I don't see it that way, and you know why not? Because I am collar-blind." -Michael Scott

Monday, January 21, 2008


Thanks to Richpo...we finally beat that stupid level! Now we're stuck in Shelob's Lair. We've checked the game cheats and they go something like this:
You can either go left or right in the tunnel.
Otherwise you will get lost. If you go right,
continue to take the right tunnel and then turn left.
Continue left until you take a right. You will be attacked
by 5 spiders. Then continue to the left after the right.
You will see a scroll and a dead end. Turn around and take a
left after the right that's to the left of the screen...continue forward.

Ahhh! Well John and I tried it about 3 times and quit. We have to gather our strength (and sanity) before trying it again. Maybe a taco would also help. Other than that level, we've almost beat the game.

Anyways, How bout that snow? Or not snow. I was pretty disapointed. But we still have half the winter to go.

Quote of the Day: "The rules of shotgun are very simple and very clear. The first person to shout 'shotgun' when you're within sight of the car gets the front seat. That's how the game's played. There are no exceptions for someone with a concussion." -Michael Scott

Friday, January 11, 2008

Perfect Sunset

This picture was taken from Martha's back yard while I was filling my water tank. I haven't had a chance to test drive my new saddle yet. It's so pretty I hate to mess it up. I did order saddle name plates for the back so they are less likely to be stolen at a horse show. Maybe I should take Cedar to a show and see if somebody wants to steal her. Last night John and I tried desperately to beat the Return of the King Playstation 2 game and failed miserably. I wanted to throw something throught the TV (I didn't because it was Carroll's massive tv). But, we're gonna give it another try. If ANYONE knows how to beat the Pleannor Fields part of the dumb game please let me know. Ahhh..the frustration.

Quote of the Day: "Do I believe that Michael possesses the skills to survive a hostile environment? Let's put it this way: No. I do not." -Dwight Schrute

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

S.W.A.G.- Stuff We All Get



I went on a shopping spree yesterday. I couldn't help myself. Plus it was Monday and you have to do something to make yourself happy. I hope the saddle fits...and the shoes. Everything is returnable. Lilly and I have begun our "get ready for show season" fitness schedule. She did really well yesterday. Today is my day to run. We'll see how that goes. If anyone has any ideas of how long a horse needs to work in a plowed up field before her gait becomes muscle memory please email me.

Rachael's pre-season wish list:
1. English bridle
2. Argentine bit
3. English pad (black)
4. Show pants (black)
5. Money

Now ya'll get to it.

Quote of the Day: "Nobody likes beets, Dwight! Why don't you grow something that everybody does like? You should grow candy." - Michael Scott

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Prior Planning...

Can you guess which is the Thanksgiving photo and which one is the Christmas photo? So, maybe we should plan ahead next time. I hope everyone survived the Holidays! I actually made it all the way through without aquiring another horse (my greatest fear in life). It was really good to see family again and be able to catch up...and eat. I'm spending most of my evenings now lying on the couch recovering. I want to know what everyone got for Christmas. Martha is asking for a New Years resolution list...I want a stuff list.

P.S.- I now have the plague. Thanks to all who contributed.

Quote of the Day: "I’m an early bird and a night owl. So I’m wise and I have worms."- Michael Scott