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Ride the River

Wednesday, September 21, 2011



Ride the river,
of twisty turns,
and
rough edges....
silky
smooth stretches
over
deep wells
of emotion,
rippling rapids
of tourmaline glaze....
moments
caught and released...
etched....
with startling grace,
misty kisses,
touched
by
winter's lace.
Until the day is done...
Ride the river.

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Thank you all for popping in and leaving all the lovely messages. I am leaving again next week ( heading to Orlando area for my brother's wedding. ) I intend to be back online more often after I return.

Life never seems quite as smooth as one would wish for - some things never change. :)

I continue to stay in my holding pattern so returning consistently will really help me focus.
I have thought of my friends here throughout my travels.
with love and light, Katie

  
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MTULLY 9/25/2011 7:10AM

    Lovely. So looking forward to more. Have a great time at the wedding! emoticon

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JULIAOAK 9/23/2011 4:54AM

    wonderful poem. enjoy the wedding! emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 9/21/2011 10:09PM

    I have missed you, Katie! Have fun at the wedding. Can't wait for you to get back.

The poem about the river is beautiful! emoticon

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JOYATLAST 9/21/2011 8:31PM

    You've been missed!
Love the poem. Orlando sounds like a wardrobe change. ;)

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FUTUREHOPE49 9/21/2011 6:56PM

    Beautiful poem Katie! thank you so much for sharing it! Have a safe journey and enjoy the wedding! We await your return.
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Celebrate Where You Are

Saturday, May 14, 2011







Celebrating life includes celebrating where you are. Physically that may mean celebrating YOU at 266... or 190 lbs.... or 135... maybe more; maybe less. Celebrating you is about appreciating the Gift and Beauty of You.. in the moment of Now. Start celebrating your moments... those wondrous moments filled with love and laughter.. those flashes of startling awareness, the feeling of accomplishments ... the feeling of warmth from the sun on your skin, the breeze on your face.. Celebrate the Joys of Life.. big and small.

  
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FUTUREHOPE49 6/30/2011 3:50AM

    Awesome photos! lovely blog!

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DEERED 5/18/2011 11:39PM

    Beautiful pictures. Thanks for the reminder to appreciate what you have or where you are now in life. emoticon

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SINGAGAIN 5/15/2011 3:46AM

    I LOVE this!! You are so right my beautiful friend!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful message with us. Love & hugs, Jodee
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JULIAOAK 5/14/2011 8:57AM

    wonderful pics - as always!! Thanks for sharing emoticon

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SWAN47 5/14/2011 3:17AM

    Thank you for reminding us of all our blessings and to celebrate and embrace them. Have a wonderful weekend. emoticon

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It's all about Keela! (almost)

Friday, May 13, 2011










Keela's my best friend. ... always ready for a run... a game of tag, fetch..a trail ride.... even a road trip. The little ones love Keela because she knows tricks... and she will race with them all day ( even letting them win! ) . Keela is affectionately known as "Mud pie" and Keela Big Nose.

If you need a workout partner adopt a dog if you can.... the life you save may be your own. I actually have 4 rescues. My bigger dogs go hiking with me , but not trail riding..... and my chihuahua, Binkie is a fair weather friend ( but a wonderful winter lap warmer! )

  
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FUTUREHOPE49 6/30/2011 3:55AM

    Beautiful little dog! Wish I could have one now, but we can't afford it at the moment! DH has been out of work for 2 years! I am looking for work and am going to post an advert for dog walking. i would enjoy that, I miss having dogs! All ours were rescue! I had 6 since I was in my teens when I had my first. Plus we took on my mum's when she died. Enjoy your walkies!
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GREYPARK 5/13/2011 10:00PM

    She looks like a great workout partner.
Cujo is not such a good partner...he likes to try & eat my hair every time it gets close to the ground. lol emoticon

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BIZZYBRITT 5/13/2011 3:40PM

    So adorable. Makes me want to run, jump and play too!

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MRILEY123 5/13/2011 3:12PM

    I'm glad you clearned this up for me! I thought Keela was one of the horses! Oh, she's such a cutie.

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SINGAGAIN 5/13/2011 3:02PM

    I love this blog! It's so nice for you to "feature" one of your amazing friends. I have a personal affection for the Scottie breed... It was my childhood dream to have one, but alas, never came true (yet).

My dad had a toy store (I know, arent' I the lucky one!!). I remember a stuffed Scottie that I wanted so bad... Well, I hid it upstairs in the store room, and I would go visit it when I was at the store... This went on for months and months, and as far as I know my Dad never discovered it. I confessed to him recently and he just laughed. He's such a sweet Dad!! And whew, I feel so much better with the load of guilt lifted!

I'm so happy for you, and I'm so happy for your pups. They won the people lottery!!

Have a beautiful day, and thanks for the sweet blog! Love & hugs, Jodee


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THEAQUAPANDA 5/13/2011 11:18AM

  Adorable! I was having those thoughts yesterday when I took my dog for a hike. She's always ready and willing to go for a hike or walk/run. Doesn't complain, judge, talk gossip, and everytime I look at her cute face it makes me smile. I love dogs! emoticon

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KARRYB73 5/13/2011 8:56AM

    She's darling!
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My boy is a great workout partner, too!

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Ride with Me!

Thursday, May 12, 2011









Riding horses brings me great joy - well actually just being outside; hanging out with them makes me happy. Keela and I take off with Sackett and generally the rest of the herd tags along. As the weather slips into Spring , take advantage of the change in the weather.

Ride a horse, ride a bike,
skate away,
or hike today,
fly a kite...
skip a rope,
play ball
and that's not all..
take a walk,
make way for a run...
do some gardening in the sun..
if it sprinkles
don't you worry...
rain isn't what causes wrinkles....
go sailing across the lake...
hula hoop and hopscotch too...
slather on the suntan lotion...
water bottle in your hand,
go explore ....the great outdoors..

  
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GREYPARK 5/13/2011 10:04PM

    They are so beautiful. Thanks for the ride. emoticon

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SINGAGAIN 5/12/2011 5:26PM

    I love this! It's so happy and fun. Your horses take my breath away!! Love & hugs, Jodee


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MELLIL 5/12/2011 3:34PM

    My granddaughter has just started her riding lessons 3 weeks ago. She actually got to TROT on her 2nd lesson!!! I was sO amazed! I love taking her and watching her enjoy her time on Chase The Moon! That's the name of her pony! And he is a love! (not HER pony - but the one she gets to ride at the stable!) I always think of you when I'm there with her... emoticon

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MRILEY123 5/12/2011 11:32AM

    I love your pics! Which one is Keela? Have a great outside day!

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MTULLY 5/12/2011 10:39AM

    I always love your pics and writing. Another stunning blog!

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EOWYN2424 5/12/2011 4:08AM

    What beautiful horses! You are sooo lucky!

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Believe

Saturday, April 30, 2011



Even when life gets darker ; there is always a ray of light if one looks in the right direction. This flu bug has been horrible. I tell myself "Nothing lasts forever - it just feels that way!" Today I ate 3 tsps of applesauce. Life is good.

Life offers beautiful colours.



Even the rain offers beauty.



And when the Sunshine returns, I shall tilt my face into the warmth.


I believe. I am thankful for all the love and light in my life.

  
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FUTUREHOPE49 6/30/2011 4:01AM

    Lovely photos! I love the raindrops! Beautiful blog! I believe too! You are very inspiring!
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GREYPARK 5/8/2011 9:18PM

    I hope you lose the flu bug soon!!!
I keep telling you vitamin C rules, you should listen. haha
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MELLIL 5/3/2011 5:49PM

    Absolutely LOVE those shots -- every one of them. Sure hope you feel ALL better soon! emoticon

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MELLIL 5/3/2011 5:49PM

    Absolutely LOVE those shots -- every one of them. Sure hope you feel ALL better soon! emoticon

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MELLIL 5/3/2011 5:48PM

    Absolutely LOVE those shots -- every one of them. Sure hope you feel ALL better soon! emoticon

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TERWANTSTOLOSE 5/3/2011 1:36PM

    Gorgeous!!!! Get well soon!!!

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DADDYTREVOR 5/1/2011 11:11AM

    Inspiring and appreciated. Fell well soon!

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JULIAOAK 5/1/2011 10:28AM

    thanks for sharing. good to hear you are feeling better. emoticon

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JOYATLAST 5/1/2011 7:34AM

    Yay! Applesauce!

Glad you're on the mend.

Life IS good! emoticon for looking in the right direction.

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MTULLY 4/30/2011 11:36PM

    So sorry about the flu bug. I truly hope you feel better soon!

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DEERED 4/30/2011 11:20PM

    I like the pictures, they are pretty. Feel better soon. emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 4/30/2011 8:58PM

    Beautiful Blog! I love what it says, and the beautiful pictures! emoticon

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