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post #3531 of 4299 Old 07-13-2015, 10:41 PM
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Im glad to have found this forum in general and this thread in particular! I'm a fresh 34 year old (my birthday was the first of July) mother of 2 living children that I homeschool (boy age 7 going into 2nd & girl age 5 going into 1st), 2 Australian Shepherds (in the hours no less), 1 inside cat, & 2 outside cats as well as 1 Curly horse. I've had the horse bug since birth - or maybe before since my mom rode and drove while she was pregnant with me. I've bred, raised, & trained from the ground up to driving as well as riding. I don't show & haven't really ever except 4-H. But I've done a variety of disciplines from gaming events, western pleasure, dressage, hunter jumper, team roping, driving and my all time favorite trails. My absolute favorite is trail driving ever since I messed my knee up in high school. Right now our Curly is green broke to ride & I'm polishing her for my daughter to ride before I start working on her to drive.

My hubby is afraid of horses since the 2 times he's ridden he's ended up hospitalized with serious injuries. My daughter is allergic - the reason we have a Curly. My son doesn't want to ride, he only wants to drive - and actually he prefers John Deeres.

If my former life (haha) I was a forensic biologist for the state police. I was canned when the complications from my breast cancer caused me to miss too much work. However, I got my lovely daughter out of my breast cancer - I was pregnant with her when I was diagnosed and when I did chemo. I have nerve damage in my arms and muscle damage in my chest wall from my mastectomies and reconstructions. It's been 6 years (as of 7/7/15) since my diagnosis & together with my mom, we are the longest surviving females in our maternal line. I live next door to my mom & she's a 9 year survivor. She's also responsible for my horse addiction - she was city raised in Trier, Germany, but loved horses.

Sorry, that was a book. I'm a bit wordy - I get excited when I have people to 'talk' to! :-D
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post #3532 of 4299 Old 07-14-2015, 06:52 AM
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Welcome to the thread. :)

Plodding on with stuff here. I guess the only news of interest is that I recently did a blog interview about my novel, which got published on Monday. You can read it here, if you're interested: Guest Interview: Crime Writer, Emily Donoho | Writing Ourselves Well
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post #3533 of 4299 Old 07-14-2015, 08:41 AM
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Welcome, Biology! I have some friends who own Curlies and they love them. I'm also a novice (very, very novice!) driver myself, so I look forward to hearing about your exploits :)
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post #3534 of 4299 Old 07-14-2015, 09:41 AM
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Welcome Biology Brain! I used to rescue Australian Shepherds AND i'm originally from Germany, so we already have some things in common :)

Plus everyone here loves/owns/drives/rides horses.
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post #3535 of 4299 Old 07-14-2015, 11:32 AM
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Biology Brain, quite a story. Welcome aboard.
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post #3536 of 4299 Old 07-14-2015, 03:49 PM
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I have an interview tomorrow at 2pm - wish me luck!
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post #3537 of 4299 Old 07-14-2015, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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post #3538 of 4299 Old 07-14-2015, 03:57 PM
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Good luck Frls!! Crossing my crossables and wishing for the best!
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post #3539 of 4299 Old 07-14-2015, 09:09 PM
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Thanks for all the welcomes!
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post #3540 of 4299 Old 07-15-2015, 05:06 PM
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Interview went well; talked for a good hour. Nice guy. Sounds like it could be a good career move rather than just a life raft to rescue me from my current situation. My boss is already in tears and I trying to talk me out of it, and I haven't even been offered the job yet. I'm just waiting to hear back from the recruiter now to see if he wants to extend and offer and if so, if we can agree on terms.

I went and rode Ana first thing this morning to clear my mind. She was in a suspiciously good mood today; couldn't wait for me to get the gate open because she was ready to go. Usually I'm greeted with "oh god, not her again" especially in the summer when all she wants to do is eat and sleep.

Do your horses get all sleepy when it gets hot outside? It was already 80 degrees at 6:30 this morning; so all we did is walk and a little bit of trot; her pad was soaked in sweat.
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