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        09-07-2013, 11:04 PM
      #13071
    Yearling
    Alex, I wanted to do cross country and Pony Club....but boys became my focus. Should have stuck with horses!!!! Hahaha. That boy was a jerk!!!
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        09-07-2013, 11:11 PM
      #13072
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    Laugh, I was into boys too, and they took over slightly later.
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        09-07-2013, 11:31 PM
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    Laugh, I was into boys too, and they took over slightly later.
    I wasn't, I prefered girls and had the time to perfect my skill. No horse to get in the way. Wish I had of had a horse way back then may have saved me child support and all of the other supports I have had to endure. I got it right in the end. They say a man needs a few practice runs befor he gets it right. I may need a little more practice.
         
        09-07-2013, 11:40 PM
      #13074
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    Oh Stan, you need a lot of everything. :)
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        09-07-2013, 11:48 PM
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    Oh Stan, you need a lot of everything. :)
    I know, I am trying. Roslyn says very trying. She loves me, I have a horse float and tow wagon.
         
        09-08-2013, 12:00 AM
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    Well she loaded with very little trouble and I have delivered Stella to her new owner

    My goodby, was not easy.
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        09-08-2013, 07:51 AM
      #13077
    Yearling
    Stan, I feel for you. but I get a really good vibe from the new girl. I think she and Stella will be very happy!!

    Btw Stan, nice to finally see a picture of your face! You usually have a hat on!! . Handsome devil!

    Sorry to hear your trip was so uncomfortable.. Having an aching back stinks!!

    Yea, I didn't date until junior year in HS, which is actually when I was getting pretty good at showing.... Then I started dating this guy....for 6 years!! We eventually got engaged. at age 18......he took my focus off horses. In fact each time he would come to a competition....I would do poorly! he was a distraction in more than one way. ( I would generally win the class if he wasn't there.)He loved to stand at the rail and tell me what I was doing wrong break my concentration AND, he didn't have a clue!!! Should have dumped him then! My horses hated him, that was another sign. thank goodness I finally saw the light a few years later and we broke up....but guess what???? Then I noticed there some REALLY handsome fellas walking around campus, and they noticed me too! I started living! Hahahaha

    Have a good day!!
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        09-08-2013, 08:10 AM
      #13078
    Green Broke
    Stan-hope Stella is good for her new owner,she looks happy to have her. I am so anxious to get my hands on my new girl. And the donkey pictures are adorable-Looking forward to having one. But, I'm sure dreading that drive-anyone have good ideas for relieving the boredom of the road? Maybe I can use DH's F-250, as it has a cd player, since he took out the one that came in my Dodge, & gave me a tape player, & I can't get any to play very well. I haven't heard any of my CD's for well over a year, so that would be nice.

    I am enjoying my visit immensely, but missing what's going on back at the ranch, & wanting to meet my new girls, also.

    I hope Stella & Hunter do well at their new digs. Nicker-that sounds like a great ride-Glad jay is doing better.

    Think I'll get some coffee,the pot is all ready, just have to push 1 button-I've been w/out for a few days, so I'm really looking forward to it.

    Wishing you all a great day!
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        09-08-2013, 09:40 AM
      #13079
    Yearling
    Good morning! Although I haven't posted in a while, I've been trying to keep up. It is good to see Hunter and Stella have both moved on to good homes. I am also glad to see Alex and Stan back again. Ian looking forward to seeing pics of Cacowgirls new equines. NickerMaker, I am glad your field trip went well and that Jay is working out so well for you. Tjtalon, you look great on Tommy! It must feel so good to be back riding again. Corgi, that donkey is adorable!!

    It has been a crazy week here. Tuesday was the first day of school and then after work I went to help my daughter get a plate for her new car so we could pick it up in a town about an hour away Tuesday evening. Now she is enjoying having wheels and some independence. Wednesday I got in a short ride on Koolio after work and then friends came over for birthday cake. Fortunately the first few days of school involve more administrative tasks than lessons. Thursday I had to hit the books and get prepped for the rest of the week. DH also left again on another bike trip. Friday my grandparents arrived for a weekend visit. In short, there has been lots going, so I have been trying to squeeze in every spare minute to get my courses planned and organized.

    Classes are going pretty well so far, but it is overwhelming. I have 10 groups of students, so nearly 300 kids to get to know on too of the fifty some staff members. I go to bed at night with names swimming around my head. The schedule is also crazy. I don't know why we take 12-14 year olds who are at the most hormonal and emotionally confused time in their life and ask them to follow a 6 period, 6 day class rotation. For the grade 7's, this is also the first time they have had to move around to each of their classes and clean how to manage a locker with a spin combination lock. I feel for these kids, as the schedule is difficult enough for even me to follow and I don't have to move from class to class.

    Overall the kids are pretty good, but with 300 adolescent kids, there are a few rowdies who will need to be dealt with in short order. I survived the first week and spent most of yesterday afternoon planning for next week, so hopefully routine will settle in and things will be a little less hectic soon. Between school and the sun leaving us a few minutes earlier each day, I am starting to miss the horses, although they are just in the back yard.

    Yesterday it rained most of the day. Last night I looked out to see my Old man Sam (who is a fairly light grey with a white spotted blanket) completely covered in mud except for a dinner plate sized circle right around his tail. Goofy guy! Today I will have a little brushing to do. I didn't get a look yet at the other three, but I can foresee the need to spend a few hours in the barn this morning. The horse therapy should do some good for my current stress level.

    DH comes home tonight and my grandparents leave tomorrow, so soon life should be back to normal. Unfortunately, I missed going to Calgary to see the Spruce Meadows Masters show jumping tournament this weekend, but hope to catch a bit on TV or on the Internet.

    I hope everyone has a fantastic Sunday and a good week ahead!
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        09-08-2013, 10:40 AM
      #13080
    Green Broke
    That does sound very hectic, Koolio! I'm on my second cup of coffee & feeling more human. This visit is going by fast in some ways, but I'm so eager to get my hands on my new furbabies, that I'm looking forward to meeting. I'm studying my camera book, & also trying to figure out how to take a picture with my phone, but don't have a clue how to send that! I need to hire a teenager to help me. Although my sister did put a phone number in my phone yesterday & she's my older sister! So now I have 2 numbers in my phone-hubby & my last riding partner back in CA. No, I don't talk on my cell phone very much-haha.
         

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