January 27th, 2008

Quote for the Day

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men of talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

~Calvin Coolidge

…according to Sandy.

Warning: May differ from other critics.

1) sheep farmers wear high boots for a reason. Trust me.
2) don’t stand close to cows when they raise their tails. You won’t be happy.
3) they have beautiful horses, mules, and asses. The kind with the long ears so get your mind out of the gutter!
4) they bathe, blow dry, and style the manes and tails of the horses and cows. They end up looking very fashionable. In fact, better than I do on my best day.
5) get out of the way when the pigs get loose. Out. Of. The. Way. Some are larger than baby cows.

I so admire the kids that are involved in the stockyard show. They show such a pride and dedication in taking care of their animals. And it is fun to watch the camaradarie and fun they seem to have.

If you get a chance to go to one, it’s really worth the trip.

Sorry, nothing else to blog about today.

Have a Happy Monday!

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January 25th, 2008

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”

~Marlene Dietrich

by Michelle! Sorry to be so late!

7 Random Facts about Sandy:

1. Rod Stewart literally bumped into me at the Riverwalk in San Antonio. Accidently. If he hadn’t caught me by the arms, I would have fallen into the water.

2. I have secretly always wanted to learn how to pick a lock and hot wire a car. You think maybe in another life I was a thief?

3. I take bubble baths every night. And a shower in the morning.

4. I love White Zinfindel wine. Used to buy a box of it to keep in the fridge so I could get a glass occasionally. Until I came out of the closet and admitted it. After being laughed at and made fun of, I gave it up! The box not the wine, silly. Now I just open a whole day-um bottle!

5. Very few men in this world are drop dead gorgeous to me. Nothing wrong with me…just picky.

6. Will go to the ends of the earth to keep from arguing/fighting unless a) someone I care about is hurt or b) there is an unfairness involved.

7. Learned the hard way never to marinate a prime piece of steak with flank steak marinade. :yuck:

Now, I tag…Moe, Larry, and Curly. Or anyone else who wants to spill their guts about themselves.

Rats! We were supposed to have an ice storm come through. Pictures of not rushing to work danced in my head all night. Sleeping a little later than usual. Getting a head start on cleaning the house. Laundry in the wash, dishes all caught up. Two cups of coffee instead of one.

But you just can’t depend on the weather any more.

So my butt got drug out of bed as usual and now I am off to end the work week.

Have a Fabulous Friday!


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January 23rd, 2008

“The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.”

~Paul Valery

I don’t necessarily agree with my quote today. I think the future is what you make it to be.

I have heard so many say they are glad 2007 is over with. Lord knows, 2007 has been one of the most tumultuous years of my life, but it is still a year of my life and I have to take it, learn from it, and move forward.

There is always a plan in the grand scheme of things. A path that our feet are set upon. And we just have to trust and have faith. Find the courage to go where it takes us.

Now. ‘Enuff with my New Year’s Philosophy.

I am so behind with blogging and visiting the blogosphere lately of which I am so ashamed. I had to find out I won a copy of Amie Stuart’s “Hands On’ ( which, BTW, won a Reviewers Choice award! Go Amie!) when she handed me the autographed copy at our last Yellow Rose meeting. Let me tell you that this is one hot book! Thanks, Amie!

Michelle got some really rocking reviews for her book ‘Nice Girls Do!’ Way to go, Michelle! She even tagged me in her blog post of which I will answer tomorrow so stay tuned.

Sandy S has been a wonderful inspiration to me to get off my keister and get back to writing. By inspiration, I mean a little kick in the butt here and there!

And Denise and a few others are ’bout ready to do a little worse than a kick in the butt. Don’t want to name names, but the initials are MB and KB. I mentioned that maybe I could do 1000 words a week (start slow, get back in the swing, ya know) and I was asked by they that shall remain nameless if I could at least do 1000 alpha numeric characters!!!



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