Category Archives: Horses

A New Horse In The House errr (barn)

Louis (Louey) has arrived. He is dirty, muddy thanks to our lovely Okie weather. Scooter is the same despite nearly daily groomings. First on tomorrow’s agenda is Louis getting a thorough cleaning up. He is a doll tho

I’ve got them both seperated tonite and will most likely keep them apart for a few days jusy to see how they get along being turned out together. I am anxious to ride Louis again! He is like a dream, power steering, power brakes…. Louis doesnt look like much being all dirty and hairy but as horses go, he is a good one. Scooter has been a tiny bit snippy but I think he’s getting over it. He’s always been a loner type horse despite being a herd animal. Scooter never has taken much interest in other equines.

Bubba is in Tulsa prom dress shopping with his GF (date) all day today. Bubba’s psyched. His Varsity BaseBall team is going to San Antonio for Spring Break tourament. They are staying on the RiverWalk and doing tourist things.

Wee One helped me outside all day cleaning stalls, washing water troughs/buckets and feed buckets. WO is turning into quite the little cowboy, I am rather proud and suprised at his skills already at just 6 years old.

Tomorrow is my favorite BIL b-day. It just so happens that he and best friend L who have always been friends (20+yrs) have recently started to ‘date’. They are perfect for each other, laid back, taking one day of  horses and coon hounds (their mutual hobbies) at a time.

So, tomorrow we are headed to the Indian Casino for the free buffet and the nickle slots. BIL W should get something special for it being his b-day on Valentines Day. I have my $20 gambling budget-wish me luck, I am NOT a gambler, ever, unless you count my 2 weekly powerball tickets which  csots me $2.

 This is the first ‘date-like’ venture hubs and I have been out on not doctor/school/kid related since his accident. I am looking forward to it.

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Snowing And it’s Monday Already!

* We have a winter storm warning. Of course snow is falling and everything that was not already covered with snow from the last 2 storms is now covered.

* Did Imention the rains we had the other day? where there is not snow there is mud a foot deep. Sucks *ss like nothing else.

* I have to work today….soon I have to brave the roads. Dammit. Hubs drove the kids to school early, he said the roads were slushy and slick in various spots. Most likely will be very slippery when I get off work this evening.

* Today I have to be pleasant to people. I’m feeling really anti-social and not-so -nice (just my normal state of being). I guess I’ll try a couple of mental exercizes I read about to help people with my anti-social condition.

* My new horse will  be arriving soon! I am sooooo excited. His name is Louis, pronounced Louey. Since Louis Vuitton is my favorite bag designer, it is fate. I do not believe in coincidences! Anyhow, we are supposed to finalize the deal in the next couple days, my work and the horse’s owners (BIL W) work being an obstacle we are working around.

* I am worried about my first love Scooter. He has been a only horse (child) for several years now. I am not sure how he will react to another horse being around all the time. I plan on taking it slow for Scooters sake, he tends to be alpha horse in a herd but he has aged a lot since he was with other horses. He still has that mentality. I do have great facilities so I can seperate them comfortably ect.

* If y’all are people who pray, pray Friday comes with lightening speed. 3 day weekend ahead…weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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Back In The Saddle

Hello!

First off, let me tell y’all, you guys are the BEST! I’ve missed you and I want to thank you for your comments and emails in my blogging absence. Not a day has passed that The Rez, my friends, and blogging were ever far from my mind.

These days, I am busier than ever. If I thought I was busy before……nowadays, my life is just plain nuts. Sometimes, I am not sure whether I am coming, going, or standing still. I will begin regular writing and posting but just not as often as I have in the past. My new goal is now once a week or more frequent should the ‘urge’ strike me when I have time to sit down and pound it out on my keyboard.

Enough blabbering, here’s whats new on The Reservation…..

  • My hair is finally one length, everywhere. I just had it cut a few weeks ago, it took forever to grow my bangs back out.
  • Wee One goes to preschool all day! 8am – 2:30 pm. He loves it. He has 2 new teachers and Wee thinks they are the bomb. His favorite teacher from last year, Ms. J is now in charge of the school (the site’s manager).
  • Scooter is fat and happy. He is feeling better these days. A couple of weeks ago his arthritis was acting up and he was sore. Scooter started a new supplement that seems to be helping very much.
  • Freddie has went on to become a coon-hunting mount! He has a little grey girlfriend and is much happier at his new home.
  • My favorite fancy goldfish croaked…sniff sniff. I think the calicos were picking on him but hubs disagreed.
  • Kitty has gone to a new home where she will be the only cat. I just heard from her new elderly owner, Kitty is very happy in her new quiet environment.
  • Marvin is still as fat as ever…..and crabby as ever.

  • Bubba was homecoming Freshmen attendant. He was very proud! He is also doing good in school and football. Bubba is playing for the JV and the Varsity.
  • We went to N.MI and visited my family this summer. We had a wonderful time. It was so good to see all of my family! I miss them so much. We drove home thru WI, MN, IA, and KS. 

  • We gained a new family member, a 10 month old spayed female Shih Tzu named Harlie. She is very smart, trained, and LOVES to play. Needless to say, Wee One and Harlie are inseperable. Marvin is less than thrilled.
  • Hub’s new wells were successful and work is busy for him which means things are going well for my family.
  • Fall has arrived…despite our 80 degree temps. Fall is my favorite season and I am enjoying it once again.
  • I am still discouraged with our choice for presidential candidates! I like Palin. Hubs thinks she is hot but says he is writing in Hillary when he goes to vote. WTF?!?!?! Obama? I think he is a very big mistake……a very very big one.

Despite my crazy, chaotic life and having to live within a certain budget, what it boils down to, is….my life is pretty darn good. The only thing I ever aspired to do was to live surrounded by horses (well, horse these days for now) in the country, enjoying the outdoors, being able to read and write until my heart is content.

Megwetch to all my friends! I shall be around shortly…….

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Res Update

Rain, rain, and more thunderstorms coming my way soon.

Yesterday was a windy but beautiful day. However, I was unable to enjoy it because there was too much going on at home and away from home. Hubs and the boys did sneak in a quick swim. Lucky them, my tan is fading!

Tragedy has struck smalltown Oklahoma. I am sure you’ve all heard the horrific story about the Oklahoma school girls shot and killed in Weleetka. 2 shooters, 2 guns, 2 awful murders. No suspects. LE is really working hard to catch the killers but the clues are few.

13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker were gunned down execution type style a quarter of a mile from one of the girl’s homes. This horrendous crime took place in a 25 minute time frame on a desolate rural dirt road last Sunday. This could have been anywhere in SmallTown USA.

LE thinks the killers are local. If they are, I know too well how hard secrets are too keep in a small town. I hope someone comes forward with the info LE needs soon. There is much speculation and I’ll leave it to the rumor-mill message boards.

Kitty has been really playful. Here she is waiting for someone to hold the front door open so she can speed outside which is OFF LIMITS.

Freddie heard me talking to the horse-shoer. My horse-shoer’s wife has a lonely donkey and she likes Freddie, they want Freddie. I said maybe………hmmmm

Scooter strolling up to the barn for another fly-spraying. OMG! the freakin’ flies are awful.

We have our racing turtles for Saturday’s Founders Day celebration. They will be all turned loose immediately after the races. Wee One is excited! Best friend L and her daughter are coming over Saturday morning to spend the day and go to the festivities with us.

The baby toads were sprung loose last weekend-they all survived.

Wee One’s new favorite TV show is the old Incredibile Hulk shows on the SciFi channel. He calls it ‘the green man’ show. Wee wants to go see the new Hulk movie but I told him it was for older kids, he wasnt happy about that.

Things have been nuts around here the past few months. I keep thinking it will all calm down but I am losing faith. I hate being this busy all the time.

Hopefully the rain holds off, Wee One and I are off to see Bubba’s baseball game. I hope we win!

 

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Sum Sum Summertime

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate..
(Sonnet 18 )

Summer, I love it.

Fall is still my all time favorite season but summer is a very close second.

We’ve been getting a lot of pool time this week. It’s been hot and very humid, no storms until late Thursday and Friday.

Bubba will be back from football camp today. He also has a baseball tournament starting later this afternoon about an hour and a half away. Bubba will be wore out…

Wee One’s first reading group starts tomorrow afternoon at the library. I hope he behaves and isnt too loud. He’s been looking forward to it.

I am in a reading slump. After reading some very good books, I cannot find anything good worth reading-frack!    

While Wee One is busy and distracted with the reading program, I am going to try and explore the library for some fresh and new reading material. This may be wishful thinking on my part but I am still going to search the shelves.

I get so irritated at whom ever buys the books for the library. They seem to favor Danielle Steele, Harlequin Romance, and other obscure, boring books. These are books the opposite of my tastes. It would be absolute torture for me to endure a Harlequin Romance novel. I know there are people out there who enjoy this type of reading, it is just not for me. Of course, I’ve given my opinion in the suggestion box……..when it was available. Maybe they didnt like what I had to say.

Scooter still has the ‘droopy lip’ syndrome.

Not the best photo of his hoof. I was trying to show the ‘new natural’ trim I started using on the Old Guy last year. He has not had shoes on since. But, I am not a hard rider nor do I ride over much rough terrain so that makes a huge difference.

A very unflattering photo of Scooter’s *ss. Well, unless you like the gigantic AQHA hips which I happen to fancy.

Scooter was relaxed and dozing by the fence while we were in the pool yesterday evening.

The sun was getting low. We had to get out of the pool and head out to the ropings for awhile. It was boring out there too…..not many people out, it was hot.

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Anyone out there own Crocs ?

I mean the real ones. The knock-offs do not even come close to the real deal.

Crocs are a bit pricey. They are unattractive but damn, they are comfy to slip on for a VERY casual shoe. They clean up really easily. I have trouble keeping my shoes clean but my crocs are easily wiped up into good condtion.

I have this pair in black.

I want a pair of these for summer in lilac or sea foam….

I gotta have a pair of these for Fall!

 

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So what do y’all think about Obama beating Hillary? I want to hear what you think about the up coming election this Fall. * everyone’s opinion is welcome and appreciated

 

Obama scares the bejeezus outta me.

 

 

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Something To Smile About

Scooter has a freezebrand. Now that the microchips are becoming popular, I hear more about those but I still am a huge fan of branding. A brand is out there for all to see and cannot be messed with…well, I suppose it can but not very successfully. Some horses are tattooed, mostly racing stock. This is going somewhere I promise.

Last week my friend thwarted her neighbor’s horses being stolen. I can’t go into any details I am privy to. The investigation is still ongoing and the perps are still incarcerated in the County jail, not only on horse thievery but on Federal Indian Nation warrants (it was Indian land where the crime occured). Also: possession of a dangerious substance with intent to distribute (meth), motor vehicle violations and the driver of the pick up truck was driving on suspension (idiots!).

Needless to say my friend doesnt wish to broadcast herself being involved in the big bust. It was her neighbor’s good fortune my friend had a dental appointment that morning and stayed home from work.

Have I mentioned that cattle and horse rustlers can still be hanged in Oklahoma? I know this for a fact from when I had a horse stolen in ’90. It isnt practiced because the laws are vague when challenged, dammit. I’ve written about that horrible experience of having a horse stolen here before. It is an awful feeling. I recovered mine but there are hundreds that are stolen and never find their way home.

These people here Stolen Horse International do an awesome job in aiding in the recovery of stolen horses and also help with tips on how to prevent it.

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Enough times I find myself whining or complaining when I should not be. So, I am going to list some good things going on right now instead of b*tching about what isnt.

* Yesterday, Wee One and I were getting ready to go swimming, I came out of my bedroom wearing my swimsuit….more like a swimdress to cover up my fat *ss. Wee One exclaims, “Oh mama! you look so pretty in your suit!” Before you ask, YES his eyes have been checked! Love is blind, no?

* I paid off one of my charge accounts in full this week. Now my only debt is my Capitol One Mastercard with a balance of under $200. I suppose hubs (aka the money police) is worthy of his title The Money Police. If I could just not use my MC….

* It looks like we are going to Northern Michigan the end of July to visit my family! I am beyond thrilled about this!!!!!!! I havent been home to N.MI in nearly 2 years. I am so excited about our trip despite the fact that we have to drive and it is a very, very long trip.

* I have been doing a good job of saving $ on gas since school is out. Rain and nasty weather have canceled Bubba’s last 2 games and his practices (the field is too wet). Next week Bubba is off to football camp and then he has a baseball tournament (there goes my gas budget!).

* Wee One’s first reading group starts next week at the Library. This year’s theme is insects-exactly what Wee One loves. We are looking forward to it.

* I’ve quit being so obsessive about my house being clean. I have slacked off tremendously on being freakishly anal about it. I think the crazy medicine my MD has put me on has helped but it makes me sorta tired when I’d rather be manic. Suprisingly, no one seems to notice I am only vacuuming every other day except me.

* Wee One and I baked a cake this morning, he is ready to frost it now. I hope this gluton-free cake mix tastes better than the last one we made….it looks good.

* Today the sun is out!

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THD And WTF

 

I just finished reading The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx.

I was smack in the middle of reading an awesome horror novel by a new writer, Joe Hill (maybe more about that awesome book later)……when a good friend gave me THD to read.

I randomly thumbed thru the book and had to read it right then. I finished THD in 2 days. Staying up well beyond my bedtime to read.

THD is not a book for the faint-hearted.

I cannot really say I ‘enjoyed” it, something not right about ‘enjoying’ someone’s mental and physical anguish even if they are a crazed rockstar. However, I am glad I read THD.

I have always been a fan of Motley Crue and especially Nikki Sixx. 

Sixx is a very talented song writer….not to mention the hottest guy in the band.

Anyways, all I can say is –wow. Messed up.

All proceeds Nikki Sixx earns from this book go to a CovenantHouse charity for runaway kids.

Now, I am back to reading, Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill . A super horror tale so far!

I told everyone to take a damn nap and let me get some housework done. The cats were the only one’s who listened. wtf?

Marvin’s diet isnt going so well.

Earlier today, he was looking out the window by the kitchen sink and spotted the local feral cat cutting thru our lawn with a ginormous rat in his/her jaws. Marvin freaked out at the sight of him/her. I was wondering if he was freaking out over the feral cat or the dead rat (it was a big one!).

I said, “hey marv, thats what real cats do out in the big bad world.”

Marvin gave me a go to hell look, swished his tail and sauntered off leaving a huge tuft of hair in his wake for me to vacuum up. grrrrrr

Freddie needs to be on a diet too….

Lots of new foals around. They are so cute!

Things have been just plain busy around The Reservation these days.

* Bubba’s started his summer league baseball, had a double-header last nite out of town, we got home at 11:30 PM ON A FREAKIN’ SCHOOL NITE.  Frack!! We won, Bubba played awesome. 2 runs, 5 RBI. Next game is home on Friday.

* The pool is ready for us to swim in. I havent been in it yet, it still smells a bit chloriney (is that a word?) hubs is checking the PH this afternoon durning a drilling break to see what it may/may not need.

* Bubba has a weekend job working at the roping arena-all weekends. Yipee for me! Between that and his 7 lawns to mow, he should be a busy kid.

* 8th grade graduation is Thursday afternoon. Wee One had better behave or else.

* Hubs has been working sorta long hours. They are drilling 2 new wells at one of his leases and he has to be there with the rigs. Once I almost thought I missed him but he called me for the 12th time that day and it went away…….that was meant to be sarcastic.

 * Wee One takes 3 prescription pills for his allergies (chewables) in the morning. He sits at the counter with his breakfast and juice every morning and takes his meds. Yesterday morning, it was crazy around here at 7:15 am. I was loading the washing machine and talking to hubs on the phone when I came out of the laundry room and caught Wee One tossing his medicines down the central heat/air vent a foot away from the stool he was sitting on. WTF!?!?! Now I am back to standing over him while he takes his meds. Frack!

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