Monday, March 14, 2016

Somethings only happen in Alabama O.o

We headed on down to Alabama this weekend, on our way to Houston.  We had a great time..
My Stallion ran so hard.. he was asleep laying down in his stall by the time I made it back out there to feed him.  I was really tired.  I was running two horses on 4 stages.. and It was a TON of work..
But, I'm confident in both of my horses that they will do great..and as long as I am focused everything will be lovely :)
Seriously though,  I went to Cocaines stall and found him laying down...  I opened the stall door walked in with him and kneeled by him and started petting him..  I told him he has been doing really great and he was a good boy.. and that I had his dinner all fixed up for him... and he had to get up.. so I walked back out of his stall.... and the joker was just looking at me.. so I put his food down next to him.. and he just started eating it.. haha... He's got such a great personality... I love him so much :)

video

Here is a video of us :)


So also while In alabama.... Some people were pretty tore up on idiot oil... so much so, that they started taking their clothes off... because he was hot sitting next to the fire... and he was wearing long johns... So Clint asks the fella.. "when you looked at the weather forecast before you got dressed and saw that it was going to be a high of 75 today, at what point did you decide to put long johns on?"  the guy said he liked long johns and he liked wearing them around the house..  hahahahah  You can't make this stuff up...

Got a busy little week before I hop on a jetplane and head to Texas :)
But updates to follow!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Pre-gaming for Worlds

So, My stallion has grown up.. I am so proud of him.. 
last weekend we were in Unadilla Georgia at a competition and he was just as smooth as tennessee whisky..  I had a wonderful time riding him..  He is also who is going to Worlds with me next week.  Him and Cain..

This is something to chew on...
I was standing out there in the warm up arena with my stallion and  we were waiting for our turn to go.. I was just telling someone how I missed maggie, because I knew no matter what happened.. she had my back..  tack breaks, maggie would stop.. she felt me off, maggie would keep me on top....  you get the point...
They call my name, Cocaine and I enter the arena....  We take off.... I had a beautiful first 5, and go to turn a barrel to head to the rundown barrel and he braced against me... I was thinking.. wtf to my head... and I figured out what he was doing...... The bit flipped over in his mouth on one side.. how does this happen you ask?  I didn't tie the bit back together at the end of the shanks.. and it's a myler style port bit...   I had grabbed the wrong headstall when we were leaving the house, and the one I grabbed had a bit on it that was bent, so I untied the joker to get the shank bent back.. and never tied it back... so me riding with loose reins.... the bit flipped and I had no power steering.... so I sat back, and finished a wide turn with my legs.. and just kind of stopped riding... Cocaine picking up on my thinking 50 ways I'm going to break something in this situation thoughts running through my head..... just stopped in the middle of the arena.... I leaned over and started just petting him and telling him he was amazing... I flipped the bit back over and walked out of the arena......   I haven't profusely professed my love for a horse without a little liquid intoxication like that in a long time....  that horse took care of me... I was a proud proud mama at that moment.. He's got my back.... that is for sure...  Maggie, had my back and the two of them are in love...  maybe she told him to take care of me..
I had a disagreement with a horse wednesday and we both ended up on the ground... I put him out with Maggie and she beat the crap out of  him.. :) she's a bruiser hahah

Well, We are headed to alabama this weekend to tune ourselves up for Worlds. My cowboy is going to stay in Alabama, then Monday head to Lake Charles, LA and then to Houston by Wednesday, I am flying out on Thursday.. we are competing Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
That's about all for now...

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are all linked together.


I know it has been a while.. and Ever since we came back from Italy it has been a Shit storm to say the least...
I got busy trying to get my books back in order at my office... Can't trust people..

I've been hitting the gym to release stress, but it is not nearly as effective as hitting the people that cause stress...  

Lets see, lets start with the bad crap.. because that is all that's prevalent right now..

A good friend of ours committed suicide... that was the first bad thing to go wrong for the 2016 year... then a week after that, my brothers fiance had a massive stroke and died.... then my mother-in-law got married (that situation is a post all in itself), Maggie had her baby, and the vet came out, checked the baby.. said everything was ok... found the baby dead the next morning in the stall...
Did an autopsy and found out he had a blood clot.. this situation has done me in... I don't want to breed horses anymore on the scale we were breeding... my heart is pretty damn broken over this baby.... and I feel pretty numb...
I need to be excited about AQHA worlds that is coming up.. and I'm purchasing a new house to move my practice to.. I got a new saddle, spring may actually come sometime soon..
we've been through two floods, rain and mud for months... i'm ready for hard ground and to be complaining that it's hot..

i'm just in a rut.. and I'll get out of it...
maybe things won't go askew tomorrow and I'll close on this house and this will be the turning point of change.... all the bad shit is gone and 2016 is going to be some off the charts great year...

I'll stop my complaining and I'll get to some pictures.. and end it off with pictures from Italy...
and most days I close my eyes and wish I was in the land of pasta, cheese and nero d'avola....

Our Stallion and I at Eastern championships

Maggie and her baby 
Lucy and I at Easterns

Cocaine and I

Maya is Completely blind, but her Diabetes is under control

Halloween Costume

Marine corps ball 
I do have a love affair with nutella

Zeus loves me

Mud everywhere all the time

We won Most original Chili at the town's chili cookoff





Now for Italy Pictures.... Which make me happy :)

Rome.. the Coliseum

Date night in Sicilia with my peoples

Streets of Palermo

mt. vesuvius in Pompeii

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Date night in Roma

Planeta Winery, Sicily

Wine Tasting on my Birthday in Sicily

oh look more vino... me in Pisa

Rome Breakfast

Sicily.. 

The airport in Sicily

Me and a water fountain in Sicily



Monday, August 10, 2015

SC State Championships

I know it's been a while,.... a Long while... I am going to catch up on it... but, This weekend was the South Carolina State championships... and I won with my mare Lucy :)
It was great...  She really is starting to know the game...
I also brought nutter butter, and he was good... we had a few nutter moments.. but, had some smoking great runs... I however did not use him as my horse to run for the state with...
I don't have many pictures.. but, I did win a blue ribbon..


Nutter Butter Loves Me

Monday, June 29, 2015

T Minus 2 days until my flight leaves!!!

I have been scurrying around trying to get everything taken care of before we leave for Italy..
I also got the ok that I was Qualified to run for coroner at the next election..  I'm pretty darn stoked about that...

I also got a wild hair up my butt to try on my wedding dress....

It totally still fits :)  and this all came about because I was doing an autopsy last week and it was a female that was my age... open her up and she had like 4" of adipose tissue before we even got to her viscera.. and I was thinking man.. I can't let myself get like that... then get to her ovaries and find out she had ovarian and uterine cancer and had cirrhosis of her liver already.... So I'm thinking man.. she must have partied non-stop...  then I was completely thinking her lungs were going to be wrecked.. and they weren't, so at least she didn't smoke.... but, she ultimately died of a pulmonary embolism...
So, that being said...  I have been back on a health kick.. I wasn't really off of it.. but, ever since clint got hurt, I haven't been exercising... and its been over 105 degrees everyday.. so I haven't been outside doing normal stuff like I usually am...  and when I'm gone for two weeks, I need to make sure I walk a lot and do some yoga in the mornings...

Next sad thing...  Poor Juan passed away..
I'm not sure how old he was when we rescued him but, he has crossed over the rainbow bridge.. Poor Fella...  I said, at least he enjoyed the last few years of his life..

and I got my barn finished finally.. well it's like 99% done..
Set up the Theraplate so I can rehab some ponies.. and all that is left to be done, is put up the feed buckets and hay racks.. then move in to the tack room :)

And that is about all..
I have two very busy days at work.. and then I'm off like a prom dress to Italy!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Riding on this crazy train!

So, I went to the convention...
I took my mother and my secretary/friend with me.. and we headed out for myrtle beach.. and by the time we hit columbia, we decided we were hungry.. so we stopped at a British pub.. and had a array of food and some black and tans... then decided we needed to go shopping since we had victoria secret's coupons.. so we did that.. then had to stop in belks.. and looked at shoes.. and realized it was about 3.. and we still had like 3ish more hours to drive.. haah.. so off we headed.. we finally made it up to the hotel in North Myrtle beach... threw our stuff down in the suite.. and headed out to calabash, NC to find some seafood...
once we were done up there.. we found a TJMaxx O.o so we needed to stop there.. and then it was like the Gods were smiling down upon us and we found a frozen yogurt place!!!!!
I was so excited.. so we ate yogurt to our hearts content.. and headed back to the hotel....  I went on the balcony and saw this beautiful sight..... There is nothing like the moon and the ocean....  I love the ocean... I just hate the beach...   but Anyways... the next few days were full on convention stuff and our annual banquet.. to which I found out that I had won an award!


I didn't even know I was up for nomination...  I was sitting there talking about getting a job as a Gross Anatomy instructor at the college up the street.. and I heard something.. and I thought for a second... I did that... then I went back to talking.. and then I said.. Wait a minute..I think they are talking about me... :)  So I won young doc of the year!  I was so excited...
after the banquet.. I put that award next to me at the bar.. and us three girls didn't have to pay for any drinks :)

meanwhile back on the farm...  We have 4 babies!  and awaiting 2 more...
I also found  my chickens screaming in the coop.. so I go wandering over there and find a snake...
I called for help.. but no one was around.. I called my cowboy on the phone and I heard it ringing in his truck....  so I bucked up.. and picked the joker up.. went into the house with him and said "I NEED YOUR HELP"
That snake was the same size I was....
So I had Clint go get a pillow case and I put him in it.. and we took him down a logging road and re-homed him..
I was trying to explain he couldn't stay here..
I like my eggs.. and I like my chickens..
and I don't like the likes of him trying to steal my eggs...

I made the mistake of putting this picture on facebook.. and you should have seen all the feathers i ruffled...

comments like "don't kill it", "please tell me you didn't kill a harmles snake", "call me I'll take it"..
I'm like please people... I love snakes... I'm not going to kill the joker.. I just re-homed him...
Facebook annoys me these days...  nothing on there but lips and assholes... kinda like the contents of hot dogs... disgusting crap.. haha

that's about all the big news around here...   The final countdown to Italy has started....  I'm so excited I can't stand it... and I'm starting to have problems sleeping... 12 more days....

I am going to a competition by myself this weekend.. just me and hell bitch...
it's been a while since it's just been me and my horse.. :)

Home made Cannoli Cream!


home made pizzelle's

home made lasagna



Thursday, June 4, 2015

well

what a great turn around shit has made..
I'm going to hit the highlights.. because i'm at a conference with free internet... and I'm going to catch up real fast.. nothing major has really gone on...
But...........
We have had 3 babies born..  :)




And last weekend, we went to a competition.. I competed and My cowboy announced the whole thing..
I had a great time on my new horse.... I mean a really great time.. I'm so proud of her..
we won our class both days...  :) but, before that... we decided that the venue that was having the competition was a little bit small for us to take the tractor trailer into.. so we took the 2 horse bumper pull and went to get a hotel... well... no hotels around for like 20 miles.. we fine one 'lodge" that had accommodations for us.. and we roll up.. and find the sign to the place.. has christmas lights around it.. and we laughed.. then climb the mountain to the lodge.. to see  a room that has a christmas tree in it.. and lights around the windows.. we laughed even harder about that.. being it's almost June and all...
and I roll up into the lobby and get us check in.. and the guy says "Oh Great!!! You are in the Christmas room" so I start laughing and realize he was serious... so I'm all "what?!?!" and he said.. you are staying in our Christmas Room............................... dead silence...................  I said.. "oh"  and he asked if I had a problem with that.. and I explained we weren't anti-american.. we were christians.. and would take the room....

and oh my god.......... the pillow shams had gingerbread men on them and said NOEL.. the comforters on the bed were christmas themed,. not to mention the christmas tree that was in the room...
Oh my god.. this was like the Bates motel.. and we were in room 103............ I texted my parents to let them know I was in east bumble in room number 103.. and wondering if I was about to relieve a scene out of Psyhco.......
Just saying'......

we did take a photo opportunity... while we were in there...
this may just be this year's christmas card.. :)






We came back Sunday.. and I put the horses back in their paddock.. then checked on the "maternity ward" then was walking by the chicken coop and I heard a combination coming out of there.. So I went into the coop and found a snake curled up around an egg... and the hens are in the corner of the coop freaking the hell out... I got out my cell phone and called Clint.. but, I heard his cell phone ringing in the truck.. so I tried yelling for him.. and that was of no luck....
So..... well........ I picked the joker up..
Finally got ahold of my cowboy...and showed him why I was screaming for him... and I put him in a pillow sack.. and we drove him to a login road down the street and let him go..
no snake around my house is going to Terrorize my poor hens and eat the damn eggs... I was pissed..
Just saying'.....


Life has been good around the ranch.. even hammy is feeling it.... :)


The barn is almost completed.. I hung up the sign that my grandfather and I made for my first horse Romeo and hung up a picture of him.... I miss both of them..

And I'm at a convention in Myrtle beach... for continuing education classes,...
and this is the view out of my hotel window..