Do they make something for this?

Hi! My name is Steph, and I’m a blogaholic.

It’s official, I’ve fallen into the world of blogging.  I you had asked me a couple of years ago about blogging, I would have said it was a waste of time.  Although I have been reading some friends blogs for a few years now, it was mainly to keep up with them.  Then a few months ago, I started reading a few random blogs, which led me to some more random blogs, and so on.

I never really wanted to start my own, until recently that is, when I realized that it really IS a good tool.  It’s a good way to keep in touch, and an excellent way to log things on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis.  Whatever floats your boat!  You can turn your blog into a book, you can retain your own domain, which can give you the peace of mind that nothing could ruin it, and you are free to create any design you like. 

At first I was a little uncomfortable reading some people’s blogs.  You are reading about a person’s life that you don’t even know.  But the more you read, the more you feel like you do know them.  It was like you were standing on the sidelines of someones life, and they didn’t even know you were there.  It was odd at first, until I realized that it is their choice to post the things they do.   They know any random person could come along and read it.  Blogging truly does have it’s own little world, there are awards and conferences, and it’s a good way to make friends, even if they are half way around the world.

I’ve cried, laughed, been disturbed, and very touched by some of the blogs I’ve read.  I was a little nervous at first about starting one, but I’ve come to really enjoy it.  As I’ve seen with other blogs, it’s a good way to get out what you are feeling.  And being a rather reserved person, I don’t have a problem with it.

Right now, I am more addicted to reading them than writing my own.  Every morning, I get up and check the ones I read.  They can really suck you in.  Speaking of checking others, I should probably go check if The Pioneer Woman has posted anything new. This particular blog has really sucked me in, along with half of the female population, I am sure!  If you decide to visit, I am only warning you once.  You will probably spend hours upon hours reading hilarious stories about life on a cattle ranch, looking at her beautiful photography, falling in love all over again with her love story, and putting on a few pounds with her scrumptious recipes.  Your family will wonder who this woman is glued to the computer screen all the time, and your husband will wonder why you want to move out to the country and have him wear chaps and a cowboy hat all the time!  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  But, please make sure you come back to visit me once and while! 

Note:  If you are male, and have read the above…you will enjoy this blog as well.


Giveaway Announcement

I am not hosting any contests.  But I did stumble on this neat blog that is all about American made products. There is a giveaway each week, and I am just spreading the word. So, if you’re interested, check it out!

A few details, with no pictures

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! We had a good time up north with D’s family, and the food was wonderful, as always!

I know this blog is still a bit on the boring side.  I have yet to really get into it…but I am getting there.  I haven’t got a whole lot of time at this point as well.  Added to that, the snowless cold weather limits the amount of outside activities, which in turn limits the amount of photos taken.  My dogs seem to be the only willing subjects, and I am sure you don’t want to see pictures of them everyday.  I surely don’t want to take pictures of them everyday.  I am also sure you don’t want to read about the mundane details of my life everyday!  Of course, that doesn’t mean I won’t share them with you.

Things at the farm this past weekend went good.  The horses are so cute with their fuzzy coats (Note to self: take pictures of fuzzy horses).   I’ve come to realize when working with horses, most of the time, their attitude mirrors your own.  So, needless to say, I’ve become much more relaxed and patient when riding Echo.  When I get frustrated, she does as well, and will not listen to me.  Since I’ve stumbled upon this knowledge, things have changed between us tremendously.  You know that feeling you get when something just finally “clicks”?  Well, that’s what happened, I just finally understood what I’ve been working on for months.

I’ve been reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold and find myself reading quite slowly. It is an excellent book, and I really don’t want it to end.  But, I need to move on, the unread books seem to be piling up at home.  Over the holiday weekend, we went to the theatre and saw August Rush and American Gangster, both good movies.  I did expect a little more out of both, but I would still recommend them to anyone.  American Gangster is quite a long movie (around 2 1/2 hours), so be prepared.  I would recommend not to go to a 10:30 showing as well, especially if you’re like me and can’t stay up past midnight!

If you’re still with me, I will leave it at that.  I know it’s more fun to read posts with pictures (it is for me atleast), so I will get some pictures of SOMETHING up next time!

Lots of pictures to entice you…

Today my little girl turns three!!  I can’t believe she is that old already.  It seems like yesterday we were bringing her home.  She has been a wonderful dog, she can be a LITTLE stubborn at times, but she is great the rest of the time.  Here are some of my favorite pictures of her. Enjoy!

That kinda day

Have you ever had one of those days where you wake up, and nothing seems right?  I had one of those today.  I woke up to my alarm at 7:10 (which is very late for me), thinking I could go back to sleep because I didn’t have to work today.  I have no idea WHY I THOUGHT THAT!  Then I woke up again twenty minutes later realizing I was going to be late for work (which I wasn’t, by the way).

So, I went downstairs to have breakfast.  That’s normal enough, but I find both my dogs sitting by their food dish, waiting to be fed.  THEY DIDN’T BOTHER TO WAKE ME UP!!  They always wake me up…so, it was very strange.  The rest of the morning was pretty uneventful, until I walked out to go to work.  I was still wearing my slippers….

I don’t know what was wrong with me this morning, it turned out to be a pretty normal day.  I think I was just overly excited at the fact that I get the rest of the week off, and my mind just jumped the gun a little.  Who knows?!?!  Tomorrow, we are traveling up north to spend Thanksgiving with D’s family. 

So, when I began writing this post earlier in the day, it WAS still a remotely normal day for me.  Of course, it didn’t end in the same fashion.  I got into a car accident a little while ago.  The damage is only cosmetic, so it could have been worse.  Also, no one was injured, but there were two other cars involved that walked away with NO damage. 

I know some of you are thinking, “well, she is an impatient driver”, but I wasn’t doing anything wrong.  That’s the first thing my husband accused me of.  I wasn’t upset, or yelling at other people, I wasn’t talking on the phone, I wasn’t speeding, I was actually being careful because it’s cold and rainy outside.  I really AM a good driver.  I sometimes yell at people from inside my car, but that’s it!  It happened anyway.  I tried to avoid it, but my tires weren’t having it, and they decided to just slide right into another car.  That’s it, I will place all the blame on my tires!  It’s their fault.

Seriously, I really can call it one of THOSE days.  Because it sucked!

On a lighter note,  I came home to two very happy puppies, waiting for me with kisses at the door.  As always, they put a smile on my face.  I swear, they have an instinct about things.  They always know when something is wrong, or someone is in a bad mood.  They’re always there for me!  They sure came through tonight.  I am okay with the whole thing, I am just very glad that no one was injured.  That’s all that matters in the end!

Hope everyong has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!  I am looking forward to a much better day tomorrow.  Accident free!

No longer nervous.

For the past three weeks, I’ve been cramming my brain with information about the nervous system, brain and spinal cord.  I had the exam related to all that tonight, and it went well.  And boy, is my cerebrum fried!  I am just glad it’s finally over and I can spend my Thanksgiving not worrying about studying anything.

I am currently enrolled in the first of two Anatomy and Physiology courses, and I absolutely love it!!  I am pretty wiped out, but the end of the semester is nearing, so I have something to keep me going.  Whoever would have thought Nursing would have been it for me.  Seriously, I always wanted to do something in a male dominated field.

 I have no idea why I always wanted that.  Well, maybe I do.  I always got along better with guys than girls, and had more male friends than female.  That’s not the case anymore, but back when I started school it was.  I just always imagined doing something that not many women would aim for.  None of that matters to me anymore.  For the first time in seven years of college, I can say I am enjoying the classes I am taking. 

Equine love.

This is Echo.  I never really understood the whole horse phenomenon, until I got into it, that is.  Now, I will never go back.

Horses are work, a lot of people don’t understand that.  I never did, until this filly came into my life.  But I have learned so much in the past year and a half, and by no means am I anywhere close to knowing everything there is to know.  It truly is a lifetime hobby, because there is always something new to learn, or new to teach. 

I love every minute I spend with her.  It’s been quite a journey for both of us, because I am still learning about horses, learning to ride, and learning to train.  She is just a young horse who needs someone to teach her what she needs to know.  I think we’ve done good though.  There have been some rather rough days, but we got through them.  You get through those days, and you get some really wonderful days in return.  Like today…

Today was an excellent day.  It was one of those days where you really feel like you got somewhere.  We didn’t work for very long, and we had some fights, but in the end, she did what I was asking her to do.  That makes me feel like I was actually doing something right.  It’s hard to know whether or not I am doing something correctly, since I am still learning.  But like I said, today we got somewhere, and it makes me feel so wonderful.


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