Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be

I've been busy... Really busy... but, Here is what happened...
Last wednesday I went to go get my hair cut.. for the first time in about a year.  Well, ask me how that went?
Not so good.
As pictured to the left, LOOK HOW SHORT MY HAIR IS.  HOLY CRAP.  I went into the salon and said. "please trim off the dead ends, maybe do some long layers and feather it around my face".  Oh yeah.. she did alright.  You know how that crap is, they start cutting your hair while you can't see what they are doing...........
I told her keep it as long as you can, I want my long hair.
she spins me around so I can watch the tv, while she is cutting away..  it happened to be water polo olympics.. which is fine.. I really actually enjoy watching the olympics, well some of the crap they have on there..
so moving along..  she says "ok I'm done" and starts spinning me around. I look down and all I saw was Hair.. a big ole mound of hair... I must have turned white in the face because she asked me what was wrong.. I said "oh my god how much did you cut off?!?"  she told me that I should probably cut my hair regularly, since it has been over a year... and the moral of the story is.. she cut off like 4-6 inches....:::deep sigh:::
But, on the other hand... My cowboy loves my hair.. and that's a good thing :)

We managed to get the barn about 75% finished..
Maggie Mae getting fat and happy

We also went to a competition in Georgia.. this past weekend..
The bruise on my leg from hitting the saddle horn
I was doing great, and on the second stage, Maggie got a stone bruise or something and she was limping..  Well I opted not to ride her... I figured that was a darn good idea..  So I borrowed Lebo (the Roany pony we sold to a good friend of ours).  Then I rode this other horse that I had never rode before... and My cowboy is thinking about buying him.. So I decided ok.. I'll do it.. I'll check  him out..  Well.. we go flying past the timer line.. balls to the wall... and I go to turn.. and he didn't turn.. so I was spurring him with the inside leg... nothing... so I lean to the right and spur him with the outside leg... and I managed to turn him right into the target.. and the joker jumped it.. and I rolled right off the side..  I didn't hit the ground hard but, I fell underneath the horse.. and he didn't step on me.. but, from what a spectator came up and told me he "did everything in his power not to step on me".  And When I got up, Bekkah and Sam were running for me..  I looked at that horse and shook my finger at him and I said.. "SERIOUSLY?!?!  REALLY????  You're in trouble" and the horse started running from me.. and Sam said he saw a gleam in my eye and he figured I was going to shoot someone or the horse.. so he headed back for the other side of the arena.. hahahah
Maggie Getting it on her mind.
he is a good horse, and he's only been shooting 2 weeks.  He's a roping horse with 10 AQHA Points and a ROM on him.. so I have respect for a horse that #1 doesn't step on you and #2 makes sure you are ok.  And he did that..   Maggie and I had some bad train wrecks when we were starting out..  It's a learning curve.. and I shouldn't have been running that fast on a horse I didn't know if he turned or not...  Go big or go home :)
Sunday was a better day.. Maggie was back to being herself.. and I was happy to be back on my girl.
Now Maggie always watches the other horses running the stage before we go out there.. and If i see someone mess up, I usually tell her..  "that's not the way to do it big girl".. and I swear that she knows what she is doing.. because sometimes she takes me a better way then what I figured was the right way.. haha..
Maggie and I are just a perfect match.  I wouldn't enjoy shooting at all if it wasn't for Maggie....

Now, I have a hunter show this weekend.. and I am supposed to be training all weekend long.. but, it seems that we are going to have thunderstorms all week, which sucks..  and once this hunter show is over.. It's time to hit the training hard for Maggie, because we have the Eastern championships coming up.. and I'd like to place well, well as in 'in the money'. Ya know what I mean? Well.. I'm going to get this day rolling..
Zeus happy to be in the bed in the morning
Pot of Chili I made the other night


Here is Maggie and I Sunday

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