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Monday, June 24, 2013

Well, the show went ok, but like everyone said, the awards handed out are strictly the opinion of the judge, and here they had only one judge. Most national shows they have 3+ judges so it's a more fair judging, but this one they only had one, and not one who is an "expert" in all fields of the pony pavilion.

In one class my daughter was in with her new pony, the ones next to her (who won 2nd) said they didn't even want to go up and get their ribbon, nor go into the grand and reserve champion field because they'd felt our daughter's pony should have gotten 1, 2, or 3rd, but instead she got nothing. Another told us that the one who got first had been a judge at another show, that this judge's ponys were at and because he awarded the judges ponies high, the judge reciprocated and gave him first. It's so sad this happens, but at least it was an experience for our daughter. I was proud of her, they did so well. And her driving pony, wow...but because the "big name" trainers were driving the other carts, they got first and second.

Anyway, back to the same old grind, I did a lot of walking this weekend, and didn't eat as much, so it was all good. I hope you had a wonderful week! emoticon

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MS.ELENI 6/24/2013 2:45PM

    So unfair but then life is not always fair. Sorry it didn't turn out better for your daughter

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Early Friday Morning..

Friday, June 21, 2013

Just getting ready to head to bed, have to be up early for the trip tomorrow. Not really ready for sitting over 4 hours in the truck, but I'm taking my Jim Butcher Calderon book, or maybe I'll take Shannon Butchers Sentinel book..I think I'm still missing book 2 of the Calderon books, so I can't continue on that; so it's Jim's wife's book.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend, and don't forget those smiles, it'll make you and others feel so much better.

Have a great Friday! emoticon

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MS.ELENI 6/21/2013 4:00PM

    Just finished Jim's 1st book. I am going to get the 2nd one and then decide if I want them all. For a wizard he sure gets beat up a lot. emoticon

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Wow, I'm tired

Thursday, June 20, 2013

But I'm excited about going to Springfield with our daughter for her pony show, it should be a lot of fun...but on the other hand, I know how my daughter gets when she's getting ready for a show....ever been penned up with a rabid tiger before? well multiply that by 100 and you'll be close. :D

She does get very stubborn, ornery during shows, but I still love her and stand by her. I'll try to take lots of pictures.

I hope you all have a great weekend, I'm not leaving until Friday morning, but still...just in case I forget, you know? emoticon

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MS.ELENI 6/20/2013 8:00AM

    Your daughter sounds like my girls too. But I am sure you can still enjoy the weekend.

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Out and About....again!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Boy, I have to be getting some exercise with as much as I've been running around town doing this and that, constantly. Today I'm going with our daughter to town so she can get some shoes to replace the show shoes she accidentally threw away, and try to find that ribbon I couldn't find yesterday. I'm thinking Hobby Lobby has it because it's on their website and the woman I spoke to had no clue what she was talking about.

She asks "Is it a bright cancun green, or a dull", I looked at it do you qualify whether it's dull or bright? It's cancun green, that should be enough to know, the ribbons do have the colors on them! And she asked a zillion other questions that I had no idea to the answer of them, most wouldn't unless they worked in a fabric store! So I look online and sure enough...there it is, sold by the store. She could have saved us a whole lot of running had she known what she was talking about, drives me insane!

Anyway, enough of that, I've barely had time to do my regular exercises, it's mainly running/walking all over town, then I come home and cook, bake, etc, and finally rest after I wash dishes for supper. Last night after work, our son called and said his car wouldn't start, so right after I'd gotten home, I had to run back into town again. My husband has taken it upon himself to help his brother with his fields (right next to the house); and because I know nothing about cars, I asked him to go in, but he didn't have time..he had to turn the hay over before the guy came to bail it. Then his brother called later and said the guy wouldn't even be out that night....ARRRRRGGHGHHHHHHH take me away!!!

Ok, enough ranting, I need to get ready to go to town, yet again, so I'll see you later, have a great day. emoticon

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MS.ELENI 6/19/2013 11:06AM

    Sounds like you are getting plenty of exercises. It is good to be busy. I hate running around trying to find stuff or send Bill to do it. I have been ordering more and more from internet. Worth paying extra for convenience.

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Eh, so-so

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My stomach hurts a little, but I'm sure I'll feel better later in the day. Need to do my exercises but I may have to wait until later, as my daughter's coming over to pick up her cart , which is at another place, and take it to get a piece of leather put on it. I'm hoping when she picks up the cart it already has it on, but the guy wasn't sure he could do it. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Also found out the pony show is the same day as my cousin's (2 of them) graduation celebration, so I'm going to miss that. Shoot. I really hate that because their grandmother and dad's usually come to everything we've had, I really feel bad.

Well, hopefully today will go great, keeping my fingers crossed. You have a beautiful day too. emoticon

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MS.ELENI 6/18/2013 2:11PM

    Enjoy your day emoticon

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