Thursday, September 29, 2011

Am I a woman or a mouse?




Is it just me, or has nearly every little girl in America loved & wanted to be Minnie Mouse at some point in their life?  I loved her when I was younger, and then didn't give her a lot of thought for a very long time.  My 3 daughters were fans of other Disney ladies; Ariel, Pocahontas, and Mulan.  Not one of them fell for the mouse in the polka dotted dress & bow.

Here I am in my mid-40's and am back in love with Minerva.  She is the Audrey Hepburn of Disneydom in my humble opinion, and who could beat that combo?  Style, class, sweetness, it's all there, and I'm a fan.  I adore her.  For additional delight, my VW Cabrio is cherry red with black interior and top.  I'm going to get a Minnie topper for my antenna and I think I've finally decided on wording for the German plate I want to put on the front of it.

This year I became very determined to dress up & celebrate Halloween.  I feel as though if I put it off any longer, I just won't ever get back into it.  And hey, I do adore and love Halloween.  Truly.  Always a favorite of mine, and I've missed it so.  So this year I've debated back and forth, back and forth...poodle skirt, Minnie, or pirate wench.  Poodle skirt nearly won out, but hey man, I gotta go with my heart & gut, and they are screaming loud & clear for me to be Miss Minerva Mouse okay?  You can't just ignore that man.

Stay tuned for photos...and hey, I do actually intend to not only allow photos of me to be taken, but to post them as well.  You'll see.



Sunday, September 18, 2011

My Therapists...

whom I pay in hay, grain, and scratches...and occasionally apple treats.

Sebastian, my 2 yr. old Oldenburg x TB gelding

Roza, my 4 yr. old Quarter Horse mare


Roza again

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Roadblocks

This past week has me sort of reeling and hoping the ground steadies sooner rather than later.  My youngest daughter was hurt a week ago when she was longboarding and a car nearly hit her.  She feel onto her left elbow & hip, pretty bruised, etc.  Then this week she had a tire blow out, putting the rear of the car into a tizzy, thus leading to totaling her car via contact with a rather decent sized tree.

The responding officer told her how sorry he was that the mosquito involved in the incident, and the only eye witness fled the scene, but he'd put an APB out on him immediately.  He made her laugh and so calmed her a bit.  He was good people.

There has also been a huge amount of stress for me at school/work due to some miscommunication, oversight, and failure of someone to properly do his job.  Another staff member corrected this, thank God for her, and so I went to him to ensure it would be properly noted, taken care of, etc., and he argued with me and I had to force the man to do his freaking job.  Really?  Forcryingoutloud asshole, earn your damn check already!  Sheesh!

Also, I've been conditioning myself and training my young Quarter Horse for a benefit trail ride for cancer the end of this month for some time now.  We have been progressing rathe nicely, making a good team, and she is just a lovebug.  However, last night I found her left hind pastern swollen, hot, and the inflammation is creeping up along her cannon.  She's got to be started on a round of antibiotics and put on stall rest.  For 10 days.  That is a long ass time in working, conditioning, and training a young horse.  OY!  Not cool, not cool at all.  This very well may mean no ride for me, and that is crushing.  I have extremely personal reasons for having signed up for this ride.

On another note, I am really praying my Roza heals well and quickly.  If we miss the ride, we miss it eh? I first and foremost want her well and whole.  I love this mare so much!


Roza w/ my middle daughter, Livia, on her...too stinkin' cute!