Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back to School

It was a long hot summer and I think Duncan was happy to go back. He has a new teacher and they are remodeling his school. Alot of change for a group of kids who don't handle change so well. He seems to be on it though!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Missing in Action?

Part of me feels the need to apologize for my LOOONG absence and part just wants to shrugh it off!

So where the heck have I been?

Short story: Not painting furniture or redecorating! LONG VERSION

Taking care of horses: In this case a foster horse who was literally on the verge of starvation when I got him in February!

Then, New York City, Rolex in Kentucky, The Grand Canyon all with my dear friend from Australia who was here for three weeks.
Spoiling Duncan AND my six neices and nephews who moved next door to my work!
Finding a new show horse since my old girl is ready to retire! Also I have been at the gym 4 to 6 days a week since November! I have made huge changes to my strength and endurance and have learned to ignore that stupid number on the scale! (mostly)

And.... way more! I'm not sure exactly why I haven't been blogging. It isn't just busy, but I got out of the habit of carrying my camera and got out of the habit of doing it. I am not promising anything grand, but I do have some stories to tell, so Duncan starts school Wednesday and I might have a few more minutes in my day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Things, in my life, trickle down. In this case, my never remembering to take my camera to Walgreen's (or elsewhere) to put the pictures on disk or print them. (yes after last years stolen computer I insist on doing so) means my camera is basically full and I can't take pictures. When I don't take pictures I don't blog. So today, on my way to the gym, I am making the trip to the store to do so. I hope this will bring me back to blogging.

In the meantime, I found a photo I didn't post last year, that I should have.This little guy knocked himself out on my door and had to have a think about it for a moment. I babysat him until he got up and went, because my cat doesn't appreciate his beauty as much as his flavor.

I hope to see his family back soon....I need some spring in my world!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Resolving without Perfection

This whole "New Year's Resolution" thing has failed me year after year, until LAST year. I decided I would stop saying things like "I will NEVER..." and other such perfection-requiring, things. So, last year I made my ONE resolution that I would show my horse...that single thing required I do lots of little things to get there. I didn't say I will ride my horse four days a week, because then the first week I rode three I would have already failed...I didn't say I will lose 35lbs, because then when I only lost 33 I had failed.
Many of you have made and broken your perfection driven resolutions. I have a few "resolutions" this year, but they don't require never eating a single donut again...or I would have already failed that one too! :D
So I will lose at least one more jeans size, run/jog/walk a 5K, knock a few more big projects out at the house and show in at least one more show this year.
Now don't think I just wait for those to happen, but right now I am working out at the gym 3 days a week, hired a fitness trainer, am attending Weight Watchers meetings and keeping my horse happy, healthy and riding when the weather permits.... Had I said something like "I will go to the gym five days a week I would have failed last week when Duncan was home trashing my schedule!

So, let go of the perfection and just give yourself a reasonable goal and stop setting yourself up to Fail!

Happy New Year Dear friends!