Saturday, December 31, 2011
I’m really thankful for such a wonder year.
just a few
this is the infamous REID she is the most awesome dog ever, and oh my she has so much to say!!! I think she thinks she human.
my son TPWB please excuse the helmet hair, so thankful God Blessed me with both of my kids.
Crush the new Barn cat, He has done an awesome job taking Suzuki’s place, but I still have a hole in my heart for Suzuki, I promise she was the best barn cat ever!!!
and of course the girls. Trouble just impresses me everyday… there for a little bit I thought she just flat out didn’t like me but we seem to be progressing
Happy New Years everyone & be safe
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Well TPWB is back!! We actually took a break from dirt-bike racing this past summer and fall.
I think TPWB needed the break, I know his Dad and I did.
But he is back, he had to move up in bike size, we still have to get it set up shock wise for him, because he so light weight, reminds of a bobble head on the track.
Took him to practice, only the 2nd time on this bike, the 1st time him and his Dad went, TPWB came thru the back and informed me that not horses can throw their riders, dirt bikes can too. Dad was trying to show him something on his bike and apparently the bike threw him. But all is well, except a few sore muscles. But so glad to see my son back doing something he loves.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
And my Paisley Bell boots, Oh my I just love them all the color combinations I'll be able to do, just endless possibilities, love it!!!!
And the Custom made Bronc halter from My brother and sister in law, he does such awesome work! will have to get a pic up of soon, Hubby made me promise to use this one, it really is way to pretty to use.
Again Merry Christmas!!!!!!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
sorry its been such a while it has been crazy, crazy around here...
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Trying to get my house organized and keep it that way so that I will have more time to spend with the kids and doing the things that I love to do.
I’m just trying to figure out how in the heck did all this stuff get in my house.
I dream of coming home to a clean, organized, laundry down and put away no more grabbing clean clothes out a laundry basket.
no, stacks of paper and mail, I’m dreaming of having a place for everything and everything in its place.
okay I’m awake from my dream,
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Took the new mare for a little trail ride last Sunday,
I have to say she did really good, I mean she did really good.
Her and my BIL’s new horse Cookie, who by the way is gorgeous
just wait till I can get some pictures up of her. They are the young ones, both of
them acted like the solid season pros. While on the other hand the Solid
Seasoned Pros acted like a bunch of years olds.
I’m seriously thinking about getting into the competitive trail riding stuff, give the
girls something else to do besides running barrels. Think it might help me get my
seat back too.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sue is my Sister in laws horse.
we affectionly call her Sue So Fast, although my niece when poking fun at her mom will call her Sue So Fat. But, we all know the truth, she is Sue So Fast.
here is Bug telling Go Sue Go
Sue is such a good sport about everything,
Monday, October 17, 2011
Here are some more friends we have living around our house.
this is from The Friday night that we went to the fair as we were leaving the drive.
This is from the the next weekend in the back yard
This is from the next, next weekend further back in the back yard
What is so sad these deer are coming into our yards, because of all the new people coming in and building new houses they have now where else to go. I have thought about throwing some feed out for them. But common sense tells me that even though as pretty as they are to look at, they could become a nuisance pretty quick.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Meet my little friend, she or he has been with me all summer
Isn’t she beautiful, never thought I would think a spider was beautiful
my friend called her a zipper spider. I really don’t know what kind she is.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I love going to the fair, although the fair here does little to remind me of the fairs from my youth.
Totally different here in town, than in the country. I didn’t get as many pictures as I wanted because we spilt up taking the kids to ride rides… when you have have 10 years between your kids…. well lets just say I don’t think the Bug is ready to ride the rides TPWB wants to ride…. although TPWB was a good sport and rode the “little kids” rides with is sister
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Work, that place we all have to go,
unless you win the big lotto, that's not gonna happen here
you got to play to win, I don't play.
Grocery store, well that's a necessary evil,
Trust me, it is evil for those of us with a teenage boy.
But, really I've been able to ride the new mare a couple of times,
since I brought her home. So far so good we have some things to work
on but we will get there. I love her willingness she just seems to be Thankful
for the attention that she gets.
Shes not perfect, She needs some work, She has some issues
But her Attitude makes up for all the nots
This makes me happy,
unlike the Grocery store
I still haven't thought of a name,
I'm thinking its to much trouble
to change her name
and the old timers say it will bring you
Trouble (bad luck) if you change their names
Although I am thinking about Dottie or Allie
but she just might stay Trouble
and she is so different from my fire breathing, let me at it,
short strided, short mare who is so jealous of her. I get tickled
watching them in the pasture it is funny
Sunday, September 25, 2011
She is just a little girl, ( that is what C calls herself when she is in trouble) but hopefully she will work out for me. She is really quiet so far, and that is what I liked about her. I'm not worried about going fast yet if she can put me in the 4D I will be tickled pink. We will worry about running later on right now we just need to get to know each other and I might need to think of a new name, because Trouble just seems a little negative but we shall see :)
Saturday, September 24, 2011
This makes me happy
went and rode her last Sunday, Laid back just what I need to get my feet wet
going to watch her at a show today
if I like what I see I will bring her home from the show
its a long haul up there I cant see making 2 trips
when it is a 100+ miles one way
will definitaly have the vet out 1st thing Sunday morning or might even stop by on the way home to pull blood, can't be having the Black Horse from Hades again thats another story within its self
oh and this mare is nothing that I set out looking for except maybe a mare :)
no where bred like I wanted
and I will have to definitely check into changing her name both barn name and paper name Please Lord let me be able to change her registered name
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Well, I went and looked at the horse friend of a friend type deal… the little mare is cute and put together nice… did see some things that would worry me a little bit… But what worried my more is the way I reacted to being on a different horse… I really need to ride different horses I think after 17 years of riding the same horse has really hurt me, along with not “really” riding in the last 5 years. Oh I can’t forget the extra pounds I’m toting around. But I can choose to dwell on all the above listed negatives or I can choose to do something about it.
I’m choosing to do something about it… like my younger and wiser niece always says: “Dream it, Wish it, DO IT” gotta love the 20 something’s you only live once
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
My heart just goes to the folks in Texas that are in harms way due to the Wildfires, I have never in my life had to endure something to this magnitude…Yeah sure a tornado, straight line winds, hurricanes, flooding but never something so final as a fire that eats and destroys everything in its path.
The folks down there are already struggling with a drought, and a series of Wildfires earlier this summer and now this. From my understanding there is over 14,000 acres burning right now that is not contained around Bastrop, TX.
I got this photo off of BHW, Can you imagine driving towards that I can not. It just breaks my heart that these folks have suffered so much this past year. That families are loosing everything. All I can do is offer up prayers for rain and that they can get this contain.
Monday, September 5, 2011
so much has been going on ... school started last year of middle school for TPWB... already proving to be rough year, but we will get it through it .
We haven't been racing much, have moved TPWB up to a bigger bike that really scares me, but can't let him know that
Still haven't found a horse yet, have looked at a couple, was supposed to look at one Sunday, she texts Saturday she has already taken a deposit. Had another one lined up for this week, but then she went and posted the horse for more $ on a for sale site... after we had discussed me trying it... that make me not want to even go look at it... I know I'm hard headed but to me that's not good business oh well some folks have character some folks don't.
the weather today is so nice!! finally has cooled off some, but I'm sure it will heat right back up.
I have been riding my old mare a little here lately, even took her off the farm (so to speak) for the 1st time in 5 yrs, I was so proud of her :) Well I better get busy hope everyone has a great Labor day
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The owner/director of the horse camp wants to charge my friend $150 dollars to haul her daughter, along with the other campers. She does haul the horses to the show, and she allows the campers to use her horses and she "coaches" them thru the barrel pattern at the show. Now, I could see charging this much if she was hauling a pretty good distance, only hauling 10 miles or so. I could see charging this much if it was money show, its only a local twice a month ribbon show. My friend has been out of horses for a little bit, she still has a few around her place but nothing trust worthy for a 13 yr old girl. So she called and asked my opinion.... Oh boy
1st I told her I though $150 was a little way to much to carry the girls to a show, they needed to pay her something but $150 per child was a little much, but you know I'm kinda of cheap. But, this $150 was on top of the $100+ a week that each child pays.
2nd I told her to sell the hooligans in her pasture and get her daughter a been there done it horse... she doesn't want to do that... wants to get one of her hooligans in the pasture going for her daughter... I think I need to leave this alone. It just amazes me parents want their children to do good, but then they don't want to spend the time, money or energy to give them the tools to be good. And yet she told me I was stupid for doing what I do for my oldies, oh well some folks just have to learn the hard way.
oh if your wondering who the 4 legs belong to in the background, thats my niece C on her new horse at the time Ace. He didn't last very long though, he was scary fast though and a good look joker, but I guess I better leave it at that :) anyhoo here the rest of him
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
a : a feeling or consciousness of one's powers or of reliance on one's circumstances
We have dealt with alot of issues that have caused him to lose this in himself, he had a friend die while practicing a year or so ago. 2. a friend that he rides with broke his back on his bicycle, 3. family members that are worried about him racing tell him all the terrible things that happen, look at what happen to your friend. 4. Maybe I'm being to hard on him. 5. He is way to hard on himself.
So I'm in the search to find ways to help him gain more confidence in himself. Every coach I have have sent him to, and I have talked to about this all tell me the same thing. He has such a natural ability, he know how to control his body and puts it right where it needs to be instinctly, and that we shouldn't let him quit. Just allow him to come into on his own and not allow the negative people around him. oh and lots more seat time... that is what MX'ers call time in the saddle whoops time on the bike, and really pick and choose what races we go to this year,... told hubby this kinds of reminds me of getting a horse ready to run... So I guess we are working him, TPWB for 45 days go to race , come back work him for another 45 days head to a race and see where we are at... the funny thing is TPWB said Momma, I'm not one of your colts your getting ready for a show LOL gotta love kids. Little does he know in reality he is my #1 Colt that I'm getting ready for life
Monday, July 4, 2011
she seems to be real friendly and curious about everything, which I always think is a good thing.
So Happy Birthday America and July
oh and by the way we think the other two pony mares are bred too, so I guess we will have more pony babies running around. It is unbeliveable at how little they are I was just simply amazed.
Happy 4th everyone
Sunday, June 26, 2011
I'm just hoping he rides well and is safe.
And with the new season I thought I would do something a little different here too. I'm going to to try to journal 365 days of my riding, with myself and my horses ( one I still have to find ) of getting back into barrel racing. just a disclaimer it might take more that a calendar year, you know us mom's are that way. And, the things I need to do to get back in the game. It might just not be about riding, could be barn work, and other things too :) oh and the new computer had to take it back and get a new one Thank Goodness for Sam's club and their 90 day guarantee. I will never by another Dell product again, I think the actual machine was okay, but it was their customer service I was very, very disappointed with. Well, enough of my rambling I'm off to do barn chores before it gets to hot, and I have to purge the little ones room before she gets home.... I'm thinking she might become a candidate for that show hoarders :)
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
|I hear these are live Heaven for you feet which after a broken foot you need|
|love the fact these are made in Pennsylvania|
|just love the turquoise color on these|
I'll be sad to let my Justin Gypsy's go, they have served me well, but I feel that I, We need to start serving ourselves and buying American when we can to help each other. But the main thing will any of these babies hold up to the the hell I can put a pair shoes thru whether it is flip flops, mud boots, tennis shoes or riding boots. I'll let you know