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Random things that pass thru my sometimes crazy life and mind.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

This is a formal announcment/notice.
On my mother's blog she has pictures of all her dogs on the side bar. I noticed this evening that one one picture in particular that she is attributing ownership to ME. While it might be correct that said dog, does in fact, reside at my home, it can also be said (and read) that said dog BELONGS to my MOTHER....lol. Please click the links for the WHOLE story....

Love ya mom.

Countdown to Christmas Begins

Ok, so i asked, in fine Julie fashion, for my mother to post a Christmas post a day till Christmas, so since she is gonna indulge me, i thought i would try to keep up with her. While it isnt December yet, i thought i would post this real quick. I took it off a friends page, but i wanted to share it with you all.

It is a little prayer to maybe help us keep some thing in perspective.....or not, up to you.

Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the person who cut us off in traffic last night is a single parent who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.

Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.

Merry Christmas

Friday, November 16, 2007

(Non) Equine Friday

This post is due to Ree over at Confessions of a Pioneer Woman and her Equine Friday(Not). She posted some BEAUTIFUL equine pics so i am going to post some of my pony (not pony) that were not taken by me, but by a wonderful talented photographer in San Diego.

This is Cashette and Run, commonly known as "NV". She is a 7 y/o registered APHA mare.

She is a Black and White, blue eyed Tovero

She is stone deaf and i love it. She is an awesome trail horse because she doesnt spook like some horses tend to.

We did some limited showing in California with good results. She has great movement and i am looking forward to finding her some "job" here in Texas.

She has a sweet personality and i am hoping she passes it on t o her foals (planning on breeding her this coming year)

But most of all, she is my real life "My Little Pony" and i wouldnt trade her for anything.

And these two photos i just loved the photo effects Melanie used.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Candidate Calculator

Thanks to RobCop I took this fun lil quiz/poll/survey, call it what you will but it is called the Candidate Calculator and it gives you an idea which Presidential Candidate matches your views the closest.

I got Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R)75.00% match

I highly recommend this lil thing as it was simple and interesting.