Monday, December 1, 2008

Tired and Stuffed like a Turkey !!!!!

Well here I am back, stuffed like a turkey and tired.....
Had a great vacation riding horses, watching football and eating.
We cooked on Thursday, fried 2 turkeys, had dressing, every kind of casserole you can think of, and pies, cakes, fudge, and some awesome banana nut bread.
We were all stuffed, stuffed, stuffed. It is a wonder we were able to get on the horses on Friday.

We set up 4 tents and actually even made a little movie theatre, or really a place to watch Alabama and Auburn (our state rivals) play each other. We did that on Saturday. And my team (Auburn) did not !! That is okay I guess, we have won the past 6 years, and Alabama has been undefeated this I will survive. This is the only game I watch - I am not really a big football fan.
I only fell off my horse once......LOL......I say this because I do usually have a tumble every trail ride....I mean the name of this blog is "Seatbelt for my Saddle"......
Sometimes I just have a tumble and I did, but no big deal - not hurt at all.
Rio was going up a pretty steep hill, and got her foot in a small culvert, and stumbled, and I just rolled off, so she could get up.
Here is our movie theatre below.....
Pretty cool....huh? We even had rope lights all around the inside...
This is also where we ate and cooked. It rained a little on Friday and Saturday night, which made the riding a little muddy on Saturday, and we ended up just packing up and coming on home on Sunday morning, instead of riding before we left.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. I sure did !!!
Now it is shop mode........I have not even put my tree up, or bought one gift. Gotta get my butt in gear !!!

I was tagged with a meme by Callie at MidWestHorse to tell 6 things about me that none of you know. I have done this recently, but surely I did not tell all....LOL
So going to try again.

1. I, too, had a child with natural childbirth. My oldest daugher was 7lbs, 6oz, and 19 inches long, and I had a 27 hour labor with nothing for pain. They even did an episiotomy during a contraction.....OUCH !!! It was worth it when it was over and I had that gorgeous baby girl.....and can you believe I got prego 6 months later....obviously I did have pain meds that next time....

2. I love lobster. It is my favorite food. I do not get to eat it much, cause down here in the is expensive.

3. I have anxiety sometimes while riding. I have had a couple of very bad accidents, even one where I lost 6 months of memory. So, sometimes (not everytime) when I ride - I get so crazy that I cry and absolutely freak out......BUT - I never quit.....just usually drink a beer and try to get over it quickly. My riding buddy's understand and really help me through this. I love my horses and will never quit riding.

4. I want to go to another country and do some kind of volunteer work. It is a calling I have had for a very long time and hope to do it someday.

5. I hate to dress up. I would rather wear jeans, t-shirts and boots every day of my life. I have been this way since I was a small child. (Ask my mom). When I was in school, I had to wear a uniform and I HATED it...... I just do not think I look good all dressed up - it is not me !! Luckily I can wear jeans, and nice shirt and my boots to work almost every day.

6. I do my Christmas shopping in less than 2 days. I hate to shop - I mean it - I really hate to shop (another one to ask my mom - because she is a shop-a-holic - maybe that is why). I wait until about a week before Christmas and go in one maybe two (but no more than that) and get all my shopping done. It might take me all day, but I get it done - I hate to shop !!!! Don't get me wrong, I love to give the gifts and really try to buy the right one for the right person, but I just hate the hustle and bustle of the shopping thing, especially at Christmas.

See I knew I could tell you guys some more things about myself that you did not know and I am sure I have more in there to dig up....
Link to the person who tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Write six random things about yourself.
Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
I now tag:
Pony Girl Rides Again
The Horseshoeing Housewife
Trail Riding Cowgirl
Nuzzling Muzzles
Laughing Orca Ranch


I love you guys !!!!!


Leah Fry said...

You sound like a woman after my own heart! I like my red wine and having a good time.

Being a first-time horse owner and novice rider at this point in my life (I'm 56), I tend to get a little nervous myself, especially when riding my Appie, who is a handful on a good day. When I get nervous, I sing Christmas carols. No really. It calms me and, by association, him. Just try being nervous when you're singing Joy to the World or God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Try it -- it works.

Mrs Mom said...

Wow Jamie! You guys had an awesome Thanksgiving! What a way to spend the holiday. Cant get any better can it? ;)

Love your six I too DESPISE that shopping crap!

Happy Trails there woman! And please send along a big hug to Stevie from us here in the Southland too ;)

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Wow! You actually play by the rules! How refreshing. I almost always twist and tweak them in one way or another. You'll see my post hopefully tomorrow. The great thing about me-mes is that they force you to stop and do some self-reflection.

Callie said...

Great MeMe, I live in jeans, even for dress-up, it's good jeans, LOL And boots!

Mikey said...

Thanks, I will try to do this, lol.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! I love that photo of you. You look like a cat taking a nice big, content stretch! :)
And that movie/game watching/eating tent is really cool! I hope you post some horseriding photos from your trip, too. And I'm glad you weren't injured. whew!

Thanks for the meme tag. I'll get to it soon. Have to figure out how to fit it into my Alphabet Challenge posts this month.
But I like what Nuzzling Muzzles said about how the meme challenges us to have self-reflection.

I wanted to comment on a couple of your things:

2. I love lobster, too! But, yes it's so expensive and hard to get when you live in a landloched state. sigh......mmmm. lobster dipped in real butter. yum!

3. I have anxiety sometimes while riding, too. It usually hits me as I'm tacking up and picking out hooves. Sometimes it takes everything I've got not to just put my horse away and go back to the house. But like you, I love my horse and never want to quit riding. My neighbor friend suggested I drink a glass of wine before riding, so I recently took her advice and I bought myself a flask! lol!

5. I hate to dress up, too. I threw away all of my pantyhose years ago and only own a couple dresses that I've worn probably twice in the last 3 years! You are lucky indeed, that you can wear jeans and boots to work almost every day. :)

6. I hate to shop, too! Too many choices, hassle, lines, crowds, traffic, etc. I do all of my shopping online and my husband does the grocery and whatever else is left over. I avoid stores and shipping. gah! It's nice to know I'm normal and not alone. hehe!

New Mexico

Trailboss said...

I'll tackle this tonight from home! I best do some work today cause I didn't yesterday. He he

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh, and I've got a little something for you, too:
(I made it myself)

Paint Horse Approved for you!

New Mexico

Gail said...

I found you through Laughing Orca. I love your picture.
I am glad I am not alone in feeling a little nervous with horses, although I love them. What helped me most was owning Minis, then I moved to a big horse.
Enjoyed your post.

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