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Month: August 2015

Juxtapositions

Juxtapositions

I’ve always been fascinated by the juxtapositions I find in life. Right now, my reality is filled with them. They bring me humor, delight and a sense that the universe really does have a greater plan… even if that plan is super shitty at times. My mailbox is an almost constant state of juxtaposition. While I was never a big mail checker in the past, now the daily walk with the dogs to my mailbox is filled with questions like, “Wonder…

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Putting Our Heads Together – BT Tinkles

Putting Our Heads Together – BT Tinkles

A lot of things are bringing me down, but one of them is my elderly Boston Terrier. First, a little snippet. Someone asked in the last post about BT, what BT stood for. Brace yourselves for the creativity here… it stands for Boston Terrier. Before you judge Tim and I for the world’s most terrible dog name, you should hear the back story. Although I was the one who brought BT into our lives (another story for another day), she…

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Travel Thursday – Kutna Hora

Travel Thursday – Kutna Hora

I’m trying very hard to keep up with my normal Monday – Friday blogging schedule, but this week is difficult. Partially there’s not much going on, partially I don’t want to blog about the things most on my mind and partially I just have no motivation for anything right now. I’m doing really well to get to work, take care of the world’s most high maintenance dogs and feed myself. Hopefully next week will be better, but until then here’s a travel…

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Soundtrack of Your Life

Soundtrack of Your Life

Lots of blogging about non-horse topics lately. It’s not that I no longer love my horse, but more that he isn’t doing anything exciting. We’re just waiting for one more week of restricted turnout & rest before I hop back on and see how he feels. I don’t even need to ice/poultice/wrap right now, so I’ve been a bit of a slacker horse mom and only hoof out to the barn a few times a week. When I do go…

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Breaking News – Lauren Eats Vegetables

Breaking News – Lauren Eats Vegetables

Today isn’t going to be earth shattering, emotional content, but I wanted to share some results of the GoFund Me that Tracy created and everyone so generously donated to. That way you can see some visual proof that I haven’t taken the money to run go buy shoes or something. Let’s be honest, the only one that gets new shoes in this family is Simon. Although I have cooked officially 1 meal in my new apartment (and it had spinach… I’m…

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Two Roads

Two Roads

I expected to be sad and mixed up during this healing process. What I did not expect is to feel like a legitimately crazy person. RBS is my funny way of trying to sum up how I feel, but it feels more important than an Etsy shop here or a road trip there. Instead, I feel polarized at the moment. My entire adult life, I have had two very distinct sides pulling at my personality. There’s the side that most…

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Adult Horse Coloring Book Pages – Nerd Horse Etsy Shop!

Adult Horse Coloring Book Pages – Nerd Horse Etsy Shop!

As I hinted to yesterday, I have been actively pursuing one of my crazy ideas. Though the offerings are small now, I have officially opened up Nerd Horse! Right now, I have 4 equestrian themed complicated coloring book pages available for instant download. This is pretty much a fun experiment, so if I make more will depend on if there are any sales or real demand. If you follow me on Facebook, you might have noticed that I sent out…

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Raccoon Brain

Raccoon Brain

I have created a new phrase to describe this widow journey, and that is “Raccoon Brain.” Raccoon Brain Syndrome When you go chasing all kinds of shiny objects with an intense fascination, only to get distracted by the very next shiny object and forget the first one. To be fair, I’ve always had a little bit of Raccoon Brain Syndrome. So did Tim. We both were pretty good at getting super excited about one hobby only before jumping off to…

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A BT Sleeps Tonight

A BT Sleeps Tonight

In the past year, BT has started sleeping really soundly. We asked the vet about it at her annual in the spring, and his response was “That’s what happens when they hit double digits.” He said it was nothing to worry about, and that lots of pet owners with elderly dogs ask the same question. We got used to this silently sleeping BT problem, and even found it to our advantage sometime. Now we could enter the bathroom, tip toe…

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Two Months

Two Months

When I wrote the one month post, I felt like I blinked and thirty days had passed. Things are slower now – slower and different than before. Foolishly, I thought this would be a linear process. While I used to define my grief in good vs bad days, now there are just days. Lots of little things come up during the course of a day – something someone says, a song, a memory or an item I find in the…

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Equitation Evolution

Equitation Evolution

Alilson at Pony’Tude had a great post the other day when she posted a series of equitation photos showing her progress as a rider. Even in the early “bad” shots, I was pretty impressed. See, riding did not come naturally to me. I figured that because I read every horse book known to mankind by age nine, I would just be a natural. I thought I would speak horse! I thought I was destined to win blue ribbons at my very first…

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Product Review & Giveaway – Equestrian Prep

Product Review & Giveaway – Equestrian Prep

I have had a stack of product reviews growing in the background during the past few months. There’s been a lot going on and my head is in a million different places, but I’m trying to pick back up with things. The products I’m reviewing today are bright & happy. They certainly put a smile on my face, and I only had to read so far as the collection name, Equestrian Prep, to know that I wanted to review them!…

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