Thursday, May 19, 2011

A canter is a cure for every evil. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Ok, so my computer has decided to die, again!!!!! The good thing about it is that I have realized how much I depend on my computer and that I depend on it WAY too much. No clue when it will be fixed. Thankfully, I was able to come to my mom's today and get my 'computer fix.'

Heading to the Tim McGraw concert with Claire this evening and it should be pretty fun. I sincerely hope that there are no tornadoes this evening. yes, we are under a tornado watch, but we are usually under a watch of some sort. Been reading on The Harvester. It is slow-going. It is supposed to be inspired by an ancestor of mine, but I am not seeing any connection so far. I am only a quarter of the way through it. It has way too many details about plants.

That's aboout it. No work with the horses, today. Too muddy...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

If you act like you've only got fifteen minutes, it'll take all day. Act like you've got all day and it'll take fifteen minutes. ~ Monty Roberts

Parelli!! lol. So, as any horse person should, at least once in there training, I am exploring Pat Parelli's way of natural horsemanship. Sure, it seems a little gimmicky, but I am sure I will learn something - Plus, there was a free 30-day trial. ;) At least, I will know what people are speaking of when they discuss the 'seven games' and 'four savvys'.

I am really hoping to FINALLY get on Jack today. Thomas says he will help me when he wakes up this afternoon, if I help him build fence. I suppose its a fair trade! We are debating whether to fence with cattle panels or barbed wire. It is about a 170' stretch and we are getting the t-posts froma friend for next to nothing. We could get the cattle panels for cheap, as well. Therefore, the price diffference is about the same....

Of course, I did not get anymore reading done last night, as I was watching training videos......

Monday, May 16, 2011

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill

I am considering using a quote for my titles from now on....I am a quote kind of person....

Also, I was offered a 3 week internship with a professional trainer, this morning. I emailed her my acceptance and cannot wait to hear back. It is in June, and I will be her assistant during her youth camps. Yea!

Today, I spent time cleaning house and working the colts. They are sure sweet little horses and I love them both, but Jack is my favorite, by far. I also was playing with Brandy, the mare, and trying to encourage her to exercise a little bit! :) She is rather rotund, so I just chased her around the pasture a few times to get her moving. I could still work on laundry this eveing, but.....I will most likely read or work on ancestry stuff. I have quite a few little projects that I need to work on, especially uploading pics. I have now created my reading queue to the left >>> so that whoever is bored enough, can keep up with what I am reading. I am still in the middle of The Harvester and have been reading a Western Short Story Anthology before bed each night. Maybe I can actually finish a book this evening!!! :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Goldilocks of Genealogy


So Van, my uncle, has aptly named me the 'Goldilocks of Genealogy' because I flit around between all of my research lines looking to find one that is 'just right'. It is nice to be able to take a break from my dad's side to work on my mom's side, or from my tree to my fiance's. Yesterday was a busy day for my little account! I worked on it for a total of about 5 hours yesterday (not all at once). I was able to take my fiance's tree back 5 gen. and start my Grandpa Kenzy's tree (he is not my biological gpa, so his tree is diffierent from mine). I really enjoy the research, even if it is not for my own background.

My reading has not advanced past 'The Harvester' as I have been very busy!

The two colts were gelded yesterday and then I had to head in town for woodcarving with my grandma. I am working on a hound dog and a cowboy. the cowboy is taking a while to finish as it was just a blank and not roughed out. Anyhow, more plans for ancestry research today and hopefully I can finish that book!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Two New Projects.....

Unfortunately, I haven't had ANY time to read over the last few days. I have been running constantly since Friday, I think. Thomas (my fiance) and I each got a new project this weekend - His project is a '73 Pontiac Firebird, which I think is awesome! My project is a coming 2yo Thoroughbred Colt, who is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! I still need to find him a name though. I am looking for something from classic literature. Some contenders are - Dante, Aramis, Zeus, Agamemnon, Odysseus, and Prince. Decisions, Decisions! As per request, I will work on uploading my list of books that I plan to read in the near future. The current book that I am reading is "The Harvester" by Gene Stratton Porter - more to come about that.....

Friday, May 6, 2011

First Free Day of Summer!

Yea!!! It is officially summer and one of my goals is to actually keep this blog semi-current! lol. I hope to start my ancestry research back-up now that I have the time (and energy), hopefully, finding out some interesting new tidbits! My other goals are related to my lovely horses. I have a 2yo Paint colt, 10yo Quarter Horse mare, and 16yo Quarter Horse gelding. Tomorrow, I will be getting my final horse for the summer (yeah right! lol), which is a 2yo Thoroughbred colt. He is not even broke to lead, so it should be an fun challenge. Along with riding and research, I hope to finish a lot of the books that are on my 'list' which I don't have time to read during school. Anyhow, I will keep my fingers crossed that I keep this up~

The Giver By: Lois Lowry

Wow, what an interesting book! I am surprised I have never read it before. I loved the futuristic, science fiction feel that it had. I am a sucker for anything that is unusual and interesting. Hopefully, I get the chance to teach this in my classroom one day. I suggest that everyone - adults and children - read this book. It definitely provides a new perspective on how government could control so much of everyday life that we take for granted. ~

Monday, May 2, 2011

Catching up....

So, I have not posted for a very long time..... I started this as a class assignment, but I think that I may try to start back up.....