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

Monday, November 25, 2013

Shadow shifter

This is my new filly, Bug. (Docs QT Bug) I am fully convinced she is a chimera.  Take a look at her and her shadows. You can't tell me the shadows like a beautiful 18 month old filly.  Lol. She is going to be a lot of fun.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Life of a busy mom

This picture is how I spent my Sunday. The idyllic relaxation is taking place in the back seat of my pick up in the parking lot at the Bishop Defalco Retreat Center while my industrious Boy Scout was assisting a troop mate with their Eagle Scout project.  While some days I feel a little resentful of all the running around a pre-driving teenager requires, I know the day he no longer needs me is fast approaching.  Enjoy these moments and keep them tucked away in your heart and memories.  I love this kiddo with everything I have.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

a cat-ass-trophe

My mom is writing this post for me.  This is why.

Friday, I was on vacation in Kansas.  I woke up with a headache so bad that I was throwing up from the pain.  No, I did not call my mom, as I am sure she will mention at least half a dozen more times.  I got up and my headache did not get better.  It stayed as bad and I stayed as sick.  I stayed so sick that my friends decided that I should pay a visit to the hospital.

I walked out on their lovely porch, leaned over the railing, and puked.  Did I mention that they live out in the country and they have a LOT of outside cats?  You know, the kind where you start out with one of each and end up with multitudes.  Anyway, I puked.  It was basically pure chicken broth which is what I had been mainlining because the only thing worse than puking chicken broth is puking your innards.  The cats, smelling broth, came running!

They thought they had found the mother lode of chicken broth.  Speaking of mothers, did I mention that I did not call mine?  Anyway, back to the cats.  Three of them gathered, scarfing up chicken broth from the ground.  Little did they know that I was not done.

I leaned over the porch rail and puked directly on the cats.

Did they care?  Heck, no, they just started licking each other!!!  and people say that dogs are gross!

....to be continued

Friday, November 1, 2013


I am thankful for family, friends and patience. This year is flying by and it has been filled with new and continued blessings.

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Man of God

This is one of the last pictures I have of a person that made a VERY lasting impression on my life. Doug Bolton died one year ago today, yet his memory and lessons live on. Doug was, and i am sure still is, a true man of God. He was not big on preaching the word....he lived the word. In all his actions and all his dealings he was honorable and a man of integrity. I would say rest in peace but in all reality I hope you are up there riding hard and loving the rewards you have earned. You are missed more than you can even imagine.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Good Dr.'s

It has been a long time since I have been to the "female doctor" and anyone who knows me, knows I am not Dr friendly.  I got a recommendation from a friend and called in Sept to make an appt.  The earliest they had was the end of November. Great 2 months to stress and worry.  On the fateful day I drove towards the office and within sight of my exit I blew a tire.  Someone took my 4 way out of my car so I couldn't change my own tire. :-(  Needless to say I missed the appt.  Called to reschedule and the next appt available was today (GREAT another 2 months of dread).  This morning I actually made it to the office.  Trembling hands provided the paperwork and insurance information.  After a brief wait I was escorted back for the scale of shame...lol, not as bad as I thought.  The pre appt questioning and vitals went smoothly but I was still terrified.  The staff was very nice and didn't laugh at me.  As I waited in the room for the Dr. I was as nervous as the proverbial long tailed cat in a room full of rockers. The Dr. came in and actually sat down, talked with me, didn't laugh at me (and believe me I can ask some stupid stuff) and made me feel completely at ease.  After our talk I changed into the cloth gown (thank God, no paper) and waited.  She was kind, informatory and professional.  If anyone is looking for a good Gyn in Amarillo I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Amanda Murdock. She and all her staff were just wonderful.  I will let you know if she continues to exceed my expectations when she preforms a small procedure for me.       

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Week one

Well y'all I have made it through my first week (almost) of going to the gym.  Tonight will be my fifth night and I must say I am kind of proud of myself.  On night one I did 2 miles in 30 minutes - a 15 minute mile. Last night I did 2 miles in 24 minutes - a 12 minute mile (yes I finished out my remaining 6 minutes).  A 3 minute improvement in 4 days is pretty good in my opinion.  I have gotten use to the new schedule and actually seem to enjoy it. 

I will admit, I am a creature of habit.  I selected an elliptical machine my first night and used the same machine on night two, well the third night - gasp - someone was on "my" elliptical machine.  At least last night all was right with the world, "my machine was available.  Yay!!!!! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Day one

Well folks, last night was my first night at the gym.  I will say it is a very clean, friendly (not aggressively friendly), well run establishment.  There were plenty of apparatuses for everyone and no loud obnoxious people. 

I got on my selected torture device, the elliptical machine, and set off at a moderate pace.  The thing is all computerized and wants all kinds of information.  I elected to do the manual program since I have no experience.  It asked for an amount of time I wish to exercise.....hmmm 25 minutes sounds good.  As the first few minutes ticked by I began to think that was maybe a little too ambitious..lol.  I will go for 10 minutes..lol. As the ten minute mark approached I was very happy to almost be done, but we know me, I am not a quitter. I decided I would go two more minutes...then two more.....then two more and before I knew it I had gone 30 minutes and over two miles.  Hey don't laugh, I am a fat out of shape girl. 

Wish me luck tonight.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

I am Lemming

So I have joined the new years band wagon.  I joined a gym.  It is my intention to get back in to some semblance of shape (not round). In order to help facilitate my going to the gym with some consistency I am instituting a jar system.  Each day I go, I put a dollar in the "Treat" Jar and each day I don't go,  I put a dollar in the "Trick" Jar.  When the "Treat" Jar reaches $100.00 i get to go by some cute article of clothing. When the "Trick" Jar reaches $50.00 I will give to someone I don't like.  If that isn't incentive to go, I don't know what is.  (Disclaimer: I get two days off a week.)

Wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 - away we go

Well 2013 is on it's way.  Ate my black eyed peas yesterday, hope y'all did too.

I am joining a gym this week and making a conscious effort to tone up and be happy with how i look.  Hopefully i am better at sticking to that than i am at blogging...lol

Rusty is enjoying his new job, mostly because they aren't stealing his pay...lol  

CJ is doing his school work and will soon reap the benefits of doing his work...i.e. privileges etc.