Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A walk down memory lane

Jo (of Celtic Memory Yarn) wrote in her blog some memories of horseback riding as a child. That brought back some fun memories of my childhood and horses and fun fun fun. Now I never had a horse of my own -but so many of my friends did - and some of them even lived in the city during the week so I got to exercise their horses.

We had scavenger hunts on horseback for birthday parties, we rode in parades, we went to gymkhanas and one of the moms made matching outfits for some of the pair events (like relay races with eggs on spoons), we played broomstick polo, played knights by holding long sticks and spearing small rings suspended over the course (much safer than actual jousting that we originally thought of doing), we did Bonac Pole bending - a seriously sick game - you rode like a bat out of hell weaving in and out of telephone poles and mailboxes trying to get as close as possible to them (any wonder I have lousy knees now) We would ride double and bareback on one horse down the field and turn quickly at the end and try to stay on - now don’t think we were being cruel to poor Playboy - he would do this to us on a regular basis (make 90 degree turns trying to make us fall off) we just found a way to have fun with the psycho horse. This is the same horse that stepped on my foot while squeezing me against a fence - he owed me some fun LOL

We would ride thru the woods to go to another beach - and to this day to get to those beaches on the road I would have to have a map but thru the woods I knew the trails like the back of my hand (now there are probably 300 houses along the length of those trails)

And if we weren’t on horses or chatting in tack rooms we were riding our bikes to the beaches or taking a boat out from Uncle George's (where the hoses were kept) to go clamming and fishing and swimming.

But Jo I never had the experience of clambering up an embankment and doing a terror filled slide down the other side. Damn this girl would have been doing some major praying on the way down for sure.

So Jo thanks for the walk down memory lane - it was grand fun.

So tomorrow will be turkey with the in-laws and Sat. I will be cooking the free turkey I got from King Kullen for us - we should be turkeyed out soon don’t you think - the main turkey meal, turkey sandwiches, turkey pot pie, hot turkey sandwiches, all finished with turkey soup from the carcass - I just love turkey :D

misc. stuff today

which shows I am not 100% yet but I am not lying in bed in a fetal position so we have progress. Tomorrow I will do shopping that I have needed to do for a week (hubby shopped for basics in the meantime) and I AM going to go to knitting circle for a while at least.

here is my quiz result

What Color is Your Brain?


At work or in school: I need to be "hands on": I like to play games, to compete, and to perform. I enjoy flexibility, changes of pace, and variety. I have difficulty with routine and structure. My favorite subjects are music, art, theatre, and crafts. I often excel in sports. I like solving problems in active ways and negotiating for what I want. I can be direct and like immediate results.
With friends: Planning ahead bores me because I never know what I want to do until the moment arrives. I like to excite my friends with new and different things, places to go, and romantic moments.
With family: I need a lot of space and freedom. I want everyone to have fun. It is hard for me to follow rules, and I feel we should all just enjoy one another.
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and while I really am surprised that it was orange I have to agree with much of what it says well actually most of what it says especially the more negative stuff.

Thurs is going to be really odd for me - I usually cook Thanksgiving and plan it and bring it to MIL's house - this year the kids (niece, nephew and spouses) decided they wanted us to all chip in and buy dinner (for $200 it had best be a fantastic meal - oh what I could do with $200 for the meal) Saying they didn't want to heat up babci's (you should see the choices spell check comes up with for that lol) house since it is already hot there -- but I always cooked the turkey, etc. at my house and brought it over - the only thing actually cooked there were the potato and veggies - Oh well. I think I will still get my free turkey to cook over the weekend for the two of us - so we can have the smell of turkey in the house and my stuffing and have lots of leftovers and a carcass for soup later.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Not the KR Retreat yet

just a quick quiz that I took that was right on for me ....

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Northeast

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

The Inland North
The Midland
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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The main reason no blog on the retreat yet is I am in a huge fibro flare - pain to the point of wanting to lie in bed in a fetal position and just rock back and forth until it ends. But I keep saying it was so worth it and I would do it again in a heartbeat so I guess that tells you I really enjoyed myself there at least.

But as bad as the pain is right now I don't wnat to go to the doctors for pain meds since I would much rather save that for our trip to Florida in January. But know that I am cursing out the frigging government for thinking it has a right to stick its nose in between doctors and patients when it comes to pain meds. I never went over my alloted amount and it just allowed me to have some quality of life with pain in the mid range instead of the high range. Now I feel like a criminal when I just want to have less pain. Arrgghh
I'll go back to my book now...and I have to work myself up to go to the store tomorrow since I have nothing in the house at all...