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Month: July 2015

Put Me in Apartment Therapy

Put Me in Apartment Therapy

Next week I’ll be moving into an apartment. My thoughts on the subject are ever so briefly summed up as, meh. Here’s a brief list of things I enjoy about being a home owner: Having a dog door Singing as loud as I want whenever I want Not renting Painting the walls Not paying $1 million dollars per bedroom Not being in an apartment Here’s a brief list of things my dogs enjoy about being a home owner: Having all the…

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Summer Circuit Arrives Again

Summer Circuit Arrives Again

Regardless of what is happening with the rest of the world, one of the things you can count on if you’re an Austinite equestrian is the Central Texas Hunter Jumper Summer Circuit series of horse shows. It’s a three show series that are two weeks apart, and they’re basically a beefed up version of our usual weekend shows. One extra day of showing means for lots of additional divisions and some special classes. Despite showing in Austin for four years now,…

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One Month

One Month

Tomorrow will be one month. I know the saying “time flies” is something that everyone is aware of, but I’m not sure I can describe to you how much this past month has been a blur. Initially, I feel like I was being led through it by my family and friends. I guess I was, because if they weren’t here I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have gotten out of bed or eaten or planned a proper memorial for my husband….

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How to Help Your Spouse’s Sanity If You Get Smushed by a Bus

How to Help Your Spouse’s Sanity If You Get Smushed by a Bus

Logistics wise, I am doing a smidge better. Smidge. I gave up and hired a lawyer, which is something I should have done right from the start. They’re fancy, but I believe they will relieve a lot of stress and help me with my assets – so that’s a good thing. They won’t however, call Verizon for the 3rd time to try and straighten the phone plan out. I thought I had taken care of it last week, but now…

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Zen Baby Horse Blog Hop – Everyday Fail

Zen Baby Horse Blog Hop – Everyday Fail

Nothing says “Let’s have a break from this really heavy stuff” like a bunch of pictures of me failing with my saintly horse. This is a great blog hop idea from Zen and the Art of Baby Horse Management. Enjoy! And that’s why the creature has a 5lb box of treats folks.

J’y Suis Jamais Allé

J’y Suis Jamais Allé

The Mohawk is a local music institution in Austin. It has a main stage outside with multiple levels of porches and areas to listen to the music. There are also some big old trees that hang over the benches, and the sound circles around everything. Four years ago, Tim and I went to see Yann Tiersen play there with some friends. Yann is a French musician and composer. He did the soundtrack for Amélie, which was one of Tim’s favorite movies….

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Weekend Warrior

Weekend Warrior

For the first time since I became a horse owner sixteen years ago, I find myself falling into the weekend warrior category. At first I thought I’d be able to maintain my four day a week riding schedule through this transition period, but I’ve decided that just isn’t realistic. I have a lot of visitors/help in town, and I both want to see these people and chip away at my to do list during the week. When I did ride Tuesday…

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Tim Helps Austin Pets Alive

Tim Helps Austin Pets Alive

This week I’ve been feeling very negative about this entire situation, and rightfully so. There are very few bright sides and silver linings here, but one thing that has been very comforting is getting notification of donations made to Austin Pets Alive in Tim’s memory. Austin Pets Alive! is not your average animal shelter. We maintain comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the animals most at risk for euthanasia. A local Austin staple for animal lovers, APA is the go to…

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