Archive for January, 2011


Such busy little bees we were

January 31, 2011

Ok, all y’all know that decorating is just about my most favorite hobby in the world. Moving in to this house has been a very long process… more settling in than decorating. This weekend we finally got around to some PROJECTS – YAY!!

A big fat gigantic THANK YOU goes out to The Man for being a perfect project partner! He helped when I asked, did an amazing job, and steered clear when I was acting a total maniacal bitch not so pleasantly.

First up… The Man and his friend finally got rid of the God-awful, non-functioning light fixtures over the fireplace. They are much more appropriate to the house and cast a lovely light, if I do say so myself!

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Ten Days

January 28, 2011

since this post

Chip, chip, chippin’ away…


“Unhappy People”

January 25, 2011

Words of wisdom from the dearly departed Jack LaLanne – may he rest in iron pumping, jack jumping peace.


“Me Time”

January 24, 2011

This weekend I had an epiphany.

I don’t know if it’s my rather drastic change in diet and exercise habits, winter doldrums, or just being bi-polar but I have not been a very happy person lately. I have been rather difficult to live with, to say the least.

I was having a conversation with The Cousin/Sister and we were talking about the barn and I burst out crying. I hated being out of the loop there and having almost no time to ride. It makes it very hard to be satisfied with my day job when it leaves me no time to ride.

Saturday morning I taught a couple of fantastic lessons. One of the fastest ways to boost my mood is to share in the successes of my students. Then I got on Tobiano because we are hunting in two weeks. I desperately need time in the saddle to prepare for the insanity that is chasing hounds on horseback! We had a perfectly lovely ride, in perfectly warm and sunny weather. Ahhhhh.

I had a fair amount of time before my next engagement so I took my time cleaning stalls. Then, as I was sweeping, I started thinking…

I often feel so resentful of my responsibilities – that they leave me with no “me time”. I rush through everything I have to do so that I can stake my claim to every second of free time for myself. Yet I am unfulfilled. I don’t ever feel like I’ve had enough “me time”.

One thing I realized I was doing was running home as soon as I was done teaching on Saturdays. This Saturday I hung around and took my time. And there while I was sweeping I realized that THIS is my “me time”.

Riding is what makes me, Me. Without it I am a shadow of myself.*

*and this is probably a revelation to no one but me


If you loved me you’d buy me this: proof that I am a trendsetter pillow edition

January 19, 2011

Well lookie here… guess who was ahead of color trend AGAIN.

That’s right – my idol Jonathan Adler has put out GREEN AND GRAY. Yeah, I totally beat him to the punch.

If you have been following me for a while you will remember that I also called the turquoise and orange trend way before the stores.

That’s right, bitchesss, I am totally badass like that.



You asked

January 18, 2011

… and “you” shall receive!

A couple of people suggested that I should do more cooking posts, so I started a whole new blog! (Overkill much?) 😀

If you’re interested in vegan cooking, or just fast, easy and nutritious cooking – take a look!

Vegan Lazy

I’ll post dishes as I make them. There’s a subscription button at the bottom of the page.

Suggestions are welcome! Thanks!


Two weeks

January 18, 2011

I am trying not to spend too much time here on my fatass weight but I thought a check-in was due.

In the last two weeks I have:

  • become a daily exerciser
  • rediscovered TV workouts and how much I LOVE them!
  • been completely vegan and am thrilled
  • lost my lust for cheese
  • lost 6 pounds
  • lost 6 pounds despite not making much effort to mind my calories or portion size
  • lost 6 pounds despite attending a VEGAN BAKE SALE and eating out!!
  • lost 6 pounds (because I can’t say that enough!)

And… in the last two weeks The Child has:

  • lost 4 pounds
  • is exercising after school, too!
  • weight loss that is obvious! (YAY for her!)

If I can stay on this path I will easily have enough time to be happy in a bikini for a week by July. Easily. That even has a comfortable allowance for wedding dress alterations!


Damn, it feels good to still have room in my diet uh program uh lifestyle for these massively delicious babies… Mmmmm cinnamon rolls the size of your head! 😀

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