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


The airport in Sicily

Me and a water fountain in Sicily


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