Friday, March 28, 2008

Since I'm so lame (listening to too many boys lately) and I have no "me" time I'll post a recent forwarded email that entertained me for a few minutes.

  1. People who don't take care of their own horses will be the first ones to tell you how to care for yours.
  2. You should never buy a cheap girth!
  3. A handsome horse that's badly behaved will become a lot less attractive in about 15 min.
  4. People who think they have nothing more to learn about riding hit the ground the hardest.
  5. Children and ponies are natural allies and often have identical dispositions.
  6. The richest horse people often look the poorest.
  7. The closeness of a horse is one of the sweetest smells in the world.
  8. A solitary ride through the bush is more beneficial than six months with the best psychiatrist.
  9. The worse a person rides, the more likely they are going to blame it on the horse.
  10. The best thing about going to the barn first thing in the morning is that horses don't care how you look.
  11. If a dealer insists a horse is worth twice what he's asking he's usually worth half that much.
  12. The best way to appreciate how another person rides is to get on their horse.
  13. I can recognize another horse person no matter what town, city, state, county or country I visit.
  14. You can never have too many hoof picks.
  15. It is not wise to argue with something that outweighs you by 1,000 pounds
  16. I'd rather have a horse with a perfect mind then a perfect head.
  17. Eight hours is too long to be in the saddle!
  18. If you think you have left the water on in the barn you have; if you think you have closed the pasture gate you haven't.
  19. When someone asks you if you like their horse always say yes :)
  20. The happiest people I know own horses, dogs, cats and at least one deranged goat.
  21. If you're looking for the perfect horse you will never own one.
  22. Owning a horse can either make a marriage or break it.
  23. I'd rather lose my lipstick then my curb chain.
  24. You shouldn't talk about your first place ribbon to someone that came in second.
  25. If someone says that horse has a little buck, it has a BIG buck.
  26. If we need rain, schedule a horse show or trail ride.
  27. I've never warmed up to someone that didn't want a walk down to the stables to see the horses.
  28. A clean stable and a sparkling horse are among life's great pleasures.
  29. Even given-away horses can be too expensive. Especially give-away horses.
  30. No matter how badly behaved you are, your horse always gives you a second chance.
  31. A more expensive horse doesn't make a better one.
  32. I can't stand to have an empty stable.
  33. Losing a horse can break your heart, but it will have been worth it.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Bella's 3rd Birthday
It's today and I'm not there to spoil her with a big yummy bucket of pellets and carrots. I'll probably get home by Easter day and then I can lavish her with gifts.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Movie Reviews

While I was up in Oregon and Barbie was recuperating we got to rent and watch movies. I'm always way behind in current movies so a trip to the rental store is always like my eyes are bigger than my stomach. So many to see, so little time.

Here is our list and our opinions:

  • Death at a Funeral-two thumbs up, comedy
  • Secret Life of Words-two big thumbs up, drama
  • Michael Clayton-two thumbs up, drama
  • Elizabeth The Golden Age-two thumbs up, drama
  • Copying Beethoven-two thumbs down, we only watched 20 minutes, couldn't take any more
  • Once-two big thumbs up, musical
  • Kinky Boots-two thumbs up, comedy/drama
  • The Darjeeling Express-two big thumbs up, comedy/drama
  • Goya's Ghost-two thumbs down, but we did watch the whole thing, drama
  • Evening-two thumbs sideways, disappointing drama with a good cast
  • 3:10 to Yuma-thumbs up, drama (Russell Crow appears to be able to really ride)
  • Juno (in the theatre)-two thumbs way up, quirky drama

If I was forced with threats of no dessert to pick my favorite movie I would probably say, "The Secret Life of Words." It was so painful, well acted and written. Not a light movie.
We enjoyed the music so much in Once and Juno that we downloaded both soundtracks from iTunes.

Monday, March 10, 2008

See that little fog bank out there? It enveloped us this morning, but is now receding. Kind of like my foggy little brain.
I returned home yesterday from my nursing duties in Oregon. I wish I had another week or two to stay with my sister but my husband was done with being a bachelor and I had my plane ticket in hand. That rotator cuff surgery business is tough and it is a long recovery. Being one armed for weeks on end is no good. I did make sure Barbie could open her own wine bottles and feed the cat before I left. Oh, and you know that barn coat I took along? It certainly came in handy to wrap Barbie in after the surgery. She wore it like a cocoon for days until we were able to unhook and unwrap her little stapled wounds. Luckily she has fluffy Venus to keep her warm with me gone along with my coat. I wish I could have just brought them both back home with me.
By the way, I haven't been in Oregon in the winter/spring in quite some time. It is so beautiful!