Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Has anyone noticed

the price of gas (at least in my commute area) has dropped nearly almost $.40 in the past few weeks.

It was the beginning of August and I paid $3.249 for a Gallon. I filled up today and paid $2.849 per gallon.

The price of oil has remained high. BP stopped production in Alaska for awhile to fix the pipeline and it is the WEDNESDAY before the last major holiday of the summer.

So, WHY is gas so low? (relatively speaking of course). Or is it just my greater Sacramento/Bay Area commute that has gone dizzy.


Even the Blonde gets it

A few days ago, I posted about life being simple. Well, maybe it really is. This overweight blonde succeeded. Does that mean she gets it? Read below.....

A blonde is overweight, so her doctor puts her on a diet.
"I want you to eat regularly for two days, then skip a day, and repeat the procedure for two weeks. The next time I see you, you'll have lost at least five pounds."
When the blonde returns, she's lost nearly 20 pounds.
"Why, that's amazing!" the doctor says. "Did you follow my instructions?"
The blonde nods. "I'll tell you, though, I thought I was going to drop dead that third day." "From hunger, you mean?" said the doctor.
"No, from skipping," replied the blonde.

Now that you have enjoyed a chuckle at my blondeness' expense, Have a GREAT DAY!!!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Another Photo....Maybe

(the first upload didn't work. Hence the title of the blog)
This is my horse. He is an eight year old, Belgian/TB cross. His name is Luke. He likes to jump. I am learning to jump and he is helping me to learn.
He went to a Horse Show two weeks ago and was Reserve Champion in the Pre-Training Jumpers 3' division. (He lost to a barnmate. So it was all in the family).
We are practicing to go to a show in late October. It has been hard finding a place to ride more than once per week. My pasture is as hard as a rock and not too good for riding right now.
I made a deal with a neighbor to renovate her arena to practice our flat work, so that when we go on Saturday's for a lesson, we can practice jumping.
This will help us both get into shape.
So, no more excuses and it is time to conquer the fear. Onward to Let's Show in October.


Saturday, August 26, 2006


If the amount of energy in the universe is finite, then who gets all my Negative? And whose Positive am I sucking dry? Hopefully, not yours.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Could life be so simple

as to be the sum of all your pluses and minuses?

You gain weight if your intake is greater than your output. And all Intake and Output count!

If your credits are greater than your debits, then you are wealthy.

Could it be this simple? and if so, why do I make it so hard? (That brings on another conundrum for me: Why do I find simple things (as defined by the general universe) really hard to grasp; but the hard things (again as defined by the general conscensios of the universe) to be so simple?)

Here is an example: I accept that two times zero is zero. Mainly, because I have to. But how can that be, if I start out with two objects in my hand and then multipy them, I still have those two objects in my hand. They don't get up and walk away. Or do they?

Thursday, August 24, 2006


I figured out how to upload photos. It didn't take as long as I thought it would. (I only have dial-up. One of the few tradeoffs for living in the country, away from the big city life).

Now, I just have to get some of my photos positioned to where I can upload them. (I am having wireless networking difficulties at home).

That is all...for now.

Adding a photo

This is a photo I took while on vacation near Lake Tahoe in July 2005.

I enjoy going to Tahoe and relaxing by the water and hiking the nearby waterfalls.

The gambling isn't too bad, either ;)

And away we go

This is about the third or fourth time I have started a blog. Better late than never, I guess.

I am working on that never part. There are so many things I want to do, or more correctly that I should do, that I don't.

Why? Well, a very wise soul told me it was because if I don't, then I, somehow don't feel responsible. But that isn't true, because if it is something I said I would do, and I didn't, and it didn't get done, then I am responsible for it not getting done.

Ah, well. To work on the procrastinator with in.