Friday, December 31, 2010

This Too Passed

Me, age 7, with Lady, a Welsh pony, on my uncle's ranch in Myrtle Creek, OR circa '74.

You see them there, eyes full of dreams,

plotting and scheming childhood things.

Chasing clouds in the sky, shadows on the ground,

living imagination until supper rolled around.

--Chelle R. Wenger

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It don't take money, don't take fame...

Happiness is...

a hot cuppa joe first thing in the morning

snuggling with my dog Suki

Huey Lewis, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, 'nuff said

snuffling noses with my horses

fat, fluffy snowflakes on a windless day

laughs from good friends

good friends, especially those you've yet to meet face to face but who get you the most

the first sunny spring day of every year

the crunchiness of the first fallen leaves in autumn

every single pound off

going back to school in my mid-40's

black & white kettle corn from Popcorn Indiana, OMG, so good

you...yes you

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

May your days be merry & bright and may all your Christmases be white.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Power Of Love

My boy Sebastian.  I can't believe he's 18 months already, and even scarier, he's taller than both his sire & dam now o.O  Considering warmbloods grow until they are any where from 5 to 7 years old I'm wondering just how tall he's going to get on me.  I'm 5'10" so a tall horse won't be a terrible thing, but holy smokes, I don't need a giraffe :)  I did ask my mother in-law for a 3-step mounting block for Christmas just in case he gets taller than I'm anticipating.

I'm really missing my dad these past few days, and it's 9 years next month since we lost him.  Does it get easier?  He'd be 90 and then some if he were still alive.  I want to pick up the phone and hear his voice, or get one of his hugs and smell that Old Spice & tobacco mixture that was uniquely my dad.

That said, I am closer to my mom than we've ever been.  We talk all the time and joke around, shop together, go to lunch.  I'm 43 years old, I missed so much.  I plan on making every single year, month, and day with her count from here on out though.  Absolutely.

Mom looking out at our lower 40 acres after heavy rains about 2 weeks ago.  It had a very strong current in there, nearly took my legs out from under me.

Off to listen to Huey Lewis & make chicken tacos.  Go hug someone you love!

Friday, December 3, 2010

No pressure no diamonds

After every storm there is calm, we just have to weather them the best we can.