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Birth of a Dressage arena

I’ve given birth. A couple of times, actually.  I’ve watched the clock and counted contractions and breathed and pushed and sweated. I’ve also lay like a lump while the two-for-one specials arrived butt first into the world.  “Oh, I have a baby now? Cool. Oh, now I have another one? Sweet. Alrighty then.” But at the […]

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Hello, Insomnia.

 Meet my dear old friend, Mr I.N. Somnia: Hello, old friend, what brings you to these parts? Oh, you know, the usual. I don’t recall sending you an invitation. I know, I like to drop by unexpectedly. Really. I hadn’t noticed. You don’t sound thrilled to see me. I’m crushed. Listen, I.N., there’s something we […]

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Proms and Horses

 I didn’t get asked to my junior prom in High School. Not really shocking when you evaluate my potential as a prom date: skinny, unruly hair, pants that ended about 2 inches shy of any socially acceptable length (“Hey Shattuck, where’s the flood??). But I hoped.  Man, did I hope. I scanned the boys in […]

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Painting walls

It has no doors, no windows, no left or right. Its height is irrelevant and its strength is assumed. It exists in carefully constructed layers of stone and brick and mortar.   And Paint.   Paint to make it appealing, paint to make it accepted. Paint to make it home.   It has no pride […]

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Ermagerd . . . ROLEX!!!

Okay, probably the best Rolex trip to date. I flew in on Thursday morning and met my (now 6 month preggers) friend Kelly at the airport and we immediately beat feet to the Kentucky Horse Park to partake in the Rolex tradition known as Shop Before the Crowds Arrive. We will now observe a moment […]

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Annual Rolex Entry

Until I recap my 2014 Rolex adventure, I thought it fitting that I repost this entry from last year: Walking in the Hoof Prints of Greatness On a quiet Sunday morning, in the shy hours of a Kentucky day, I traced a path.  Before the hum of sound system checks and the call of vendors, […]

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And the Award goes to . . .

Meeee!!!  Wow, what to say? This is such an honor, truly, such an honor.  I mean, I know I’m amazing, but to have it recognized by my peers makes me feel even better about myself.  I didn’t even plan a speech. This is such a surprise! I guess I’ll start by thanking all the little […]

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Little this, little that

Growing up, my dad could take the most boring and unrelated ingredients and produce a ridiculously good “whatever”.  A soup, a casserole, pasta sauce, whatever.  I would ask him what he put in it, and every time his answer would be “Oh, little this little that”. This entry is a blog casserole: little this little that. […]

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