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Friday, April 21, 2006


i think the title says it all!
i hurt my back a few days ago, and finally broke down and went to the doctor. the good thing is that there is notheing broken, and due to the medication i am taking i cannot feel if i have a headache!!!!!!
i have a few bruised and pulled muscles in my back, which should feel better in about 5 days, so until then i get to take some good pain relievers and muscle relaxers. thankfully i do not have to drive anywhere, so i can take them as prescribed, but today was fun... cannot drive when taking this stuff, so all i could take today was one of the pain relievers after i got to campus, then i had to wait until i got home to take anything else. It is pretty much the last few days of the semester, and i feel sad- because it it over. i have had a blast, met some new people, who i hope will still be friends next semester, and learned a lot. i learned from people as well as classes.. i enjoed all my classes, nd my professors- too bad they dont teach any of my classes for next semester.
for any of you interested i am posting my schedule for fall semester of 2006, maybe i will have some of you in my classes....

monday, wednesday and friday
math 1420- Wilson, Andy T
9:05am-10:00am in Cx 308
english 1020- Bekus, Albert J
10:10am-11:05am in Ha 245

Educ 2100- staff
8:00am-8:55am in Cx 103
thea 1030- Pallen, Thomas A
9:05am-11:00am in Tra 420A
Hist 1210- Pesely, George
11:10am-12:35am in Cx 111
I have one web course- HHP1250 (section W2)

hope to see some of you again!!!!!
If we share no classes- please do not forget me, the blog on myspace will continue, even if does not!!!

ps- stil no foal yet- hopefully soon... when it happens i will probrably post some pics for all to see...

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


wow, what a week. today is wednesdy, the 19th, and i am at the end of my headache free 2 days. A headache attacked me today around 3pm. thankfully i was already home, and did nto have to drive anywhere. This month i got lucky, i got 2 days free of headaches, usually i only get one or none...... i really hate headaches, but have dealt with them for as long as i can remember. My mother says it is hereditary, that everyone in her sideof the family suffers from migraines. But i also know that there are factors from my life that have influenced my migraines, due to my stupidity, and because of that i have to suffer consequences. I accept that, but i just wish there was a medication that truly works for me. my doctor has given me at one time or another over the past 15 years every type of pain reliever, and migraine medication- and some worked for a short period of time, but then they ceased to work and i had adverse reactions to some. So, here i am, with no true solution to ease the pain, except the hope of a headache free day. To know that it is possible to have a day or two with no headaches or migraines is a blessing , and something to look forward to. I will continue to suffer in my own way, trying to do so quietly, but I will not enjoy it, I know my eyes will be extremely sesitive, my head will sear with pain at every noise, and i will not be able to eat, due to the nausea, but i will continue my daily activities and do the best i can to put on a rave face. To anyone that has headaches- count your blessings that yours are not as bad as mine, and that you can get some relief through medication.

now- off to sleep, so i can attend class in the morning- and i will pray that i will be able ot drive.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


another day in the life of me!
still no foal, so we are looking for any day now, she looks like she is ready to drop that foal any day now. the semester is just about over- and i feel like it just started- i'm excited but also feeling dread, i enjoyed this semester more than i thought i would. i really hate headaches!!! i have had a migraine for about 1 1/2 weeks now and am going out of my mind. i find it hard to concentrate on anything for any length of time. i've done everythign i can to try to rid myself of it, but i have failed repeatedly. i am just hoping that it will go away without me having to go to the doctor for a shot........... so, now that my brain is scrambled from trying to concentrate i will just leave this as it is-
post again- maybe next time i will not be sufferring from a migraine.

Monday, April 10, 2006

another busy week

wow- has it been a busy week. essay, speech, chemistry project which is ongoing, and music project to be completed.. on top of all that i have had a migraine for over a week now, and we just lost a colt. we have another foal due within the week, so i gotta keep a close eye on the horses. this will be a short one, since there are things i need to do for chemistry class, and recheck my bibliography to turn in tomorrow

Thursday, April 06, 2006

busy week

had a lot going on this past week... tests to study for, essays to write and rewrite, homework, and more homework. I spent most of this past weekend sick and in bed, and have been sufferring from a migraine since monday(4-3-06)...i hope it ends soon!!!!!!

I had a sad day today!!!!

Death is a hard part of life to deal with. I have 4 horses, 3 mares and one gelding. we decided to breed our mares this year, and 2 of them were due either this month or next month.... I came home from school today to find out that one of our mares had breached- the colt wa sdead, and now we have to watch the mare extremely carefully to make sure the bleeding stops and that she does not die as well. I am devestated- I know that death is a part of life, but it should come at the end of ones life, not the beginning.....We will be watching the other mare very carefully as well, since she is also due to foal- I am just praying that there are no complications during the birthing with this mare and that we get a healthy foal.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

fairy tales

Once upon a time there was a little green frog. The frog was lost and unable to find his way home. He missed his mommy, and wanted to go home. A little girl found the frog, and asked him why he was so sad. "I am lost far away from home, and want to go home", said the frog. This made the little girl sad. He asked the little girl if she could help him find his way home, but when she asked him if he remembered what his home looked like and which direction he traveled from, he said that he did not know. The little girl frowned, and said "if you do not know where you came from or what your home looks like , I will not be able to help you. This made the little frog sad and also angry, he thought maybe he should trick the little girl into helping him find his home. He said to the little girl, "I am a magical frog, and if you help me find my way home I will grant three wishes for you". The little girl thought for a minute... three wishes- "oh, what should I wish for? She thought to herself.....She agreed to help the frog find his way home, and their journey began.........
The little girl wondered which direction the frog could have came from. Her home had a lot of land, and she thought that they should look there first. The frog said that he remembered that his home was near water, so the little girl said they would start with the ponds on the property. They came across the first pond, and ran into a big toad. The little girl asked the toad if there were any frog families living nearby. The grumpy old toad said "The frogs all left a few days ago, they said they did not like it here anymore", and then he jumped into the pond. The little frog said he did not remember ever meeting this toad, but he was not sure if he lived nearby or not. The little girl and the frog continued their journey to the next pond.
At the next pond they came across a turtle. The little girl asked the turtle if there were any frog families living nearby. The turtle said " I’m not sure, I just moved here today, my old home had dried up", and then he swam away across the pond. The frog said he was not sure if he ever met this turtle before, and that he did not remember this pond. They were just about to leave, when the little girl spotted a blue jay. She decided to ask the blue jay about the frogs. The blue jay said to her " I see many frogs every day, but I am not sure if I remember where they are, I travel so much that I never know where I am". The little girl thanked the blue jay, and they continued their journey towards the next pond.
When they arrived at the next pond there were frogs everywhere laying in the sun, and on lily pads in the pond. The little girl asked the frog if he remembered anyone there, but the frog was not sure. The little girl decided they would have to talk to all the frogs. They talked to the frog families first, asking if any of them remember the little frog or his family. None of the frog families knew the little frog. Next, they spoke to all the young frogs, but no one remembered or knew the little frog. They got the same results after talking to the older frogs, no one knew or remembered the little frog, and some of them did not remember their own families. This was the last pond on the property, so the next stop was to travel up the river bed.
They started at the end of the property, where the river split of into smaller streams. At first it looked like the water had been abandoned. But then a large green snake jumped out at them. The little girl screamed. "Please do not be afraid of me, I am just a harmless water snake."
The little girl was still shaking from being surprised by the snake, but told the snake of their dilemma. The snake told her that he had been swimming all day from one end of the stream to the other, and met many frogs, but was not sure if he met the little frogs family or not. The little girl and frog thanked the snake for his help, and continued their journey.
They went a little further down the stream and ran into a little turtle, they asked him if there were any frog families close by. The little turtle tucked his head inside his shell and started to cry for his mother. The little girl told hi they just wanted to know if he could help, and did not mean to scare him. He refused to take is head out of his shell, and said "my mommy said not to talk to strangers, and you are a stranger so I cannot talk to you". The little girl thought for a minute, and then introduced herself to the turtle, and introduced the turtle to the little frog. She said " now that we have been introduced, we are no longer strangers. "Will you please help us?" she asked the turtle. The little turtle peeked his head out of his shell, and said " I think I saw a family of frogs further up the stream about an hour ago". They thanked the turtle, and continued their journey.
A little further up the stream they ran into a frog family, but sadly it was not the little frogs family. They talked to them for a few minutes, and the daddy frog said " I think I remember you, I think we used to live near you by a pond a few days ago." The little girl asked him why they moved from the pond, and the frog told her about a grumpy old toad that had chased everyone away. The little girl squealed in excitement, they had met the toad, so they at least knew where the little frogs home was a few days ago. They thanked the family and continued further down the stream.
The path down the stream was almost complete, the stream puddled into a small pond nearby, and maybe they would find the little frogs family nearby. They saw another green snake on their walk, and asked him if he had seen any frogs nearby, and they were in luck- "just down the path at the end of the pond there are a lot of frog families" said the snake. They both thanked the snake for his help, and continued down the path.
At the end of the path, both the little girl and the frog gasped. There were frogs everywhere. The little frog started to call out for his mommy, but heard no answer. They started to ask every frog they met about the little frogs family but, because it was so crowded, they could not hear anything. They walked and walked, but the little frog did not see his family anywhere. He started to cry. The little girl told the frog that he did not need to cry, that if they could not find his family , he could come live with her. This cheered the frog up a little bit, and he agreed.
Because of their failure to find the little frogs family, they started their way back to the little girls home. Along the way they passed all the ponds they passed earlier, but there were no frogs in sight. They came across the grumpy toad again, and decided to ask him again if he had seen the little frogs family, but he grumbled something and jumped into the pond. They agreed they would just go to the little girls house and give up the search.
When they got to the little girls house, the little frog was crying. The little girl asked him why he was crying, and the little frog said "I am crying because I had tricked you into helping me... I am not a magical frog, and cannot grant you any wishes". The frog apologized for tricking the little girl, and she said " I knew you were not a magical frog, I helped you because you needed help, not because you would give me something". The frog was happy, he did not like to lie, and felt bad for doing so. The little girl smiled, and said "if you were magical and gave me a wish, I would wish for us to be able to find your family." This made the little frog happy, that someone would want to do something like that for him. The little girl told the frog that since he was going to stay with her, she would make him a safe place to swim.
The little girl had filled a little kiddie pool with some water, placed a few big rocks in it for him to lay on in the sun. When she was done the frog hopped in and thanked the little girl. After a few minutes the little girl heard some croaking, and said to the little frog that she thought she had heard some frogs nearby. The little frog got excited, thinking that it might be his family, and asked if they could go check it out. They walked in the direction of the croaking, and came across a frog family hopping around frantically. The little girl asked them what was wrong. The frogs all started shouting at once that they had lost a little frog, when the little frog heard that he jumped down on the ground. All at once the frog family shouted "where have you been, we looked everywhere for you?" Both the little frog and little girl said "we were looking for you!"
They told the frogs family about their journey, and everyone laughed about it. The frog family had traveled the same path, only after they had. The little girl invited the whole frog family to live at her house, and told them about the pool she had filled. The family agreed to move to the house, and everyone was happy.
The End

Saturday, March 25, 2006


"Once upon a time there was a little girl" who wanted nothing more than to be accepted by her brothers. She did everything she could to try to make them forget that she was a girl, so they would let her play with them. She tried to dress like a boy, act like a boy, play with "boys toys", and play sports , like her brothers did. No matter how much she tried they would not accept her, the harder she tried-the more they denied her. They would tell her that she was too little to play the game they were playing, or that girls could not play..... This frustrated her, yet inspired her to proove to them that she could indeed play the same games and sports that they could. She involved her friends and other girls from the neighborhood that she lived in, and they formed a girls club. They studied all the games and sports that the boys in the neighborhood were playing, and practiced everyday after school... Then one day, after they all felt they were good enough they challenged the boys. The boys laughed at them, saying that it was unfair to play against them, because the boys would win, and the girls would be humiliated. The girls kept insisting that the boys play against them, and finally one day the boys agreed. The game was football. And the rules were, there were no rules-which meant that this was a game of tackle football. It was a tough game, and no matter how much the boys tried to hurt the girls or make them give up, the girls did not retreat.. Through all the effort the boys made to make the girls give up, they neglected to make any points. After all their struggle, the boys lost the game. This made them realize that the girls were formidable opponents, and always let them participate. This made the little girl extremely happy, and "they all lived happily ever after".