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Archive for September, 2010

postheadericon Life is Good Award

I received a lovely  and very timely surprise in the way of an award today from my fellow blogger and Crazy Cat Lady.  She passed this “Life is Good” award on to me.  Thank you my friend!!!!

For this award, you must thank the person who bestowed the award upon you as well as link back to their blog.  You must answer the following questions and then pass the award to 6 other blogs of your choice.

 

1. If you blog anonymously are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous, do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now?
I started out trying to keep my identity private, but it made it hard to talk about some of the personal issues and promoting my business without giving up some information.  I actually am a very private person for the most part and am concerned about keeping our family safe.
2.Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side:
There are a lot of incidents that come to mind, especially since I refuse to let certain people try to bully me anymore.  I would say that an example was finally getting my dog Chandler housebroken was a sheer act of stubbornness on my part – either that or he was going to be a yard dog 🙂

3.What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?

A woman who wonders where the heck the time has gone.

4. What is your favorite summer cold drink?

Hawaiian Punch

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?

Lay down and read a good book without being disturbed.

6.Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?

I want to finish my English Lit degree.

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever , the shy person, or always ditching?

I was an overachiever as well as one who ditched a lot senior year because I had enough credits to graduate as a junior.  I loved school and it came very easy to me.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment of your life what would you see?

Dancing under the full moon in the forest clearing at midnight with my brand new husband on our wedding night with no one but the frogs, crickets, and other critters to watch us.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?

I tend to censor some of what I say regarding personal and family matters as I know there are many different people reading my posts.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?

When I was a kid (and when I was dating Mr. MoonCat) I could talk on the phone for hours.  Now it annoys me and I would much rather read – of course reading is one of my favorite activities anyway.

I pass this award to:

  1. Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
  2. Rosey Little Things
  3. 365 Cat Ladies
  4. Laughing Horse Art
  5. Mother Moon’s Message
  6. Wicked Awesome Books

So if you get a chance, check out the great blogs above and be sure to go by Crazy Cat Lady’s Library to have some fun.

postheadericon Horses of Course

Today’s topic: Horses of course.

 

Many of you have asked how Wedgie (aka the Wedge, Phantom, and butthead) has been doing.  Well, he turned 4 months old on September 22nd and he’s quite the big boy.  Dad is talking about weaning him early as he doesn’t nurse near as much as he pigs out on his mama’s grain and hay.

 

As usual, I had a hard time getting photos of him.  He either wanted to run and play with me or he wouldn’t get his head out of the feeder.  So I only have the two pictures today, but I’ll get some more in the next week or so just to show you what a little pill he is.

 

In other horse news, Mr. MoonCat has a new horse.  His buddy Whiskey just wasn’t cutting it when it comes to working cattle.  Whiskey would much rather cruise along the trails and go for long scenic rides than participate in the cow events.  So he’ll be going to a new home with someone who enjoys just trail riding.  He’s been a great first horse for the hubby while he’s been learning about riding and life in general with the equine bunch.

Whiskey

 

This is the only photo I managed to snap this morning. We were in a hurry, so hopefully, I’ll get some updated shots later in the week with Mr. MoonCat doing his thing. “Swifty” is the name my Dad bestowed upon the new guy.  In case you’re wondering, it’s actually an oxymoron. The horse is a bit on the lazy side.

But as usual, if the naming is left to Pops, he’ll name him according to where he came from.  The previous owner was named Swift so there ya have it.  (I warned hubby…)

 

Swifty

 

I know he looks similar to Whiskey in coloring, but Swifty is actually a registered Paint Horse whereas Whiskey is a Quarter Horse.  Swifty is a real sweetie, very gentle and able to teach Mr. MoonCat a whole lot more than Whiskey could.  The hubby is excited because this new horse LIKES to work cattle!

 

So that’s the happenings for now.  In closing I’ll leave you with a shot of Adolph (Dad’s dog that he got from his neighbor, yup – named Adolph) sharing his doggy bag from breakfast with the chickens.

 

Yummm..biscuits and gravy

 

postheadericon BlogFest 2010 – Finally the Winners!

BlogFest 2010 has come and gone (a while back) and I finally have the name of the winner to share with all of you:

In case you forgot what the prize was.. Jennifer is now the proud owner of the following two dog related books:

and
***Jennifer, I will email you a winning notification.  If you read this before I get it sent, please send me your mailing address so I can ship you your books.

postheadericon Blessed Bloggers

Thank you so much for the lovely prayers and warm thoughts that have been sent to me and the family during this time.  The blogging community is an amazing group to be a part of.

My mom always enjoyed the different blog posts I showed her and things I read to her from many of you.  She was touched that so many of you included her (and all of us) in your prayers.  I apologize for not answering all of the comments and lovely emails and notes that have come our way since her passing, but please know that they have all been read and we Thank You!  Bless you all.

postheadericon Back in a Few Days

I’m taking a few days off from the computer and will be back with winners and posts soon.

For those of you who have been following this blog from the beginning, you’ll know that we’ve been dealing with Mom’s monumental fight with cancer for a third time since 1994.  After beating this dreaded disease this time for almost a year longer than the doctors had predicted, Mom passed away this week.  She was an amazing woman who is going to be missed by more people than she could have ever realized.  Thank you Mama, we loved you beyond measure.