Sunday, August 29, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love And Finding the Magic in Between

I recently saw this movie with my good friend and although I heard mixed reviews on it, I never listen to reviews. So, I saw it. I loved it and I related to Julia Robert's character in the movie so, so much! I'm sure a lot of us, in fact, can relate to her character (or should I say Elizabeth Gilbert). The journey to find yourself can be presently surprising and at the same time scary, especially when having to face your own flaws. Once we do find the happiness within, whether through spirituality or great food (as depicted in the movie) the possiblities become endless! Yea, yea, yea, this is yet another Julia Roberts sappy film but every now and then it can hit at the right time....and for me, this was the right time. So, long film and all, I loved it and I don't care what the critics say! Oh and I am definitely getting the soundtrack. I LOVED the music! What you're hearing is just a taste of it!

Have you seen it? Do tell us your opinion good or bad! :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Trying to please everyone....

At a recent get together at my girlfriend's house. I'm holding her adorable granddaughter and trying to pet their sweet dog at the same time. Typical me.

They're just a few of the sweetest things in life. :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Dreaming in Blue

You know, I'm not really into blues but when I saw this at I thought, well, who says I can't change? :) Now, where's my bubble bath? *sigh*

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Princess Riding a Princess

Okay, funny title huh? Well, it was sort of true. I rode today with my friend Brenda who is a trainer. She'll usually call me when she needs help exercising her horses. Well, today, I rode this girl and her name is Princess, a Paso Fino-Standardbred cross who is a singlefoot registered. Yep, me a princess (sometimes) rode a horse named Princess. How ironic is that? She was a short little girl, only 14.2 so I probably looked funny on her. Lol! For being a small mare, though she had a lot of endurance and love in her despite where she came from. See, she was rescued and brought to Brenda's for a little TLC. :) She had not been ridden in almost a year and for an 11 year old getting her back on the trails was a must! She did great! I hope I get to ride her again soon!!

This is the video of her (since she is for sale now) with Mary riding her at Brenda's outdoor arena.

It's been hot, hot, hot here! Hope you're all staying cool!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My new shag rug...

What do you think? :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Walking Bentley and Sachi Update!

Today was an awesome day. I went over to spend time with Sachi, my good friend who has cancer and who I mentioned in an earlier post. We had a nice lunch at her house with another friend of hers, who I adore now that I've gotten to know her and we just had some fun girly time. Also, I wanted to let you all know that the new round of chemo treatment she is on seems to be doing something positive! They cannot find the original tumor anymore and nothing new has surfaced so that is wonderful news! Her strength is back, she is exercising and taking walks and just looks great all around! I loved seeing her like this. Thank you all for your prayers! They are definitely helping. Prayer is a wonderful thing, isn't it?

I also had the chance to take Mr. Bentley for a walk again. I love our walks together. Today we passed by a small little apple tree and try as I might, I could only find a single green apple. It just hung there all alone...all by itself. It kept screaming for me to pick it but I was afraid that the neighbor would see and Bentley and I would have to go tearing up the street, running from the neighbor. I'm sure Bentley would have tripped me at some point and well...I settled for a picture instead.

Maybe if it's there next time I walk Bentley I'll take it and run! Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

If I could.....

I would adopt every single animal that had the misfortune of suffering, in any form. No animal deserves to suffer without the chance to know true love from us. This story about Joyce brought tears to my eyes but has a happy ending. :)

If I had the means, I would have a sanctuary for homeless and abused fur babies. So if you think about it...the next time you want to bring a furry friend into your life, checkout the shelters first. Please? :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Fair Is Here!

This past Saturday I was able to go to the fair with one of my best friends and have some really good junk food and see the animals. What better of a combination, right? :))

Are you surprised this handsome guy won first place?

These were some of the best curly fries I've ever tasted!

Isn't this corn dog beautiful? Lol! The batter was oh so cakey!

And my friend had this de-licious Philly!

I gotta go fix dinner now! I'm starving! Lol!

Monday, August 2, 2010

I have a secret....

I finally had my chance to try on a real cowboy hat. Whadda ya'll think?

And I owe it to this handsome cowboy for letting me wear it.

Thanks Urban Cowboy (a true gentleman). ;) Hoping to see that hat and that smile again soon.

Now girls...don't start getting carried away. Lol!