Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I don't know about you, but I don't make resolutions anymore. I am still hanging onto the ten pounds I was suppose to lose three resolutions ago. I still eat chocolate when I want chocolate. Instead of pushing and taking lessons to further my riding skills, I have just been having fun with my horse this past year. I don't feel guilty either. Heck, maybe I should have candy bars in my pocket so I can eat chocolate while I'm playing with my horse. Losing ten pounds will be great when I decide to do it. Not by imposing an ultimatum on myself, that will end in failure and guilt, when I don't get it done under the "New Years Resolution" rules.
Don't get me wrong, I ALWAYS have goals I want to reach in several areas of my life and work towards them on a constant basis. I try to keep my ducks going in the right direction and in some semblance of a row. As long as I do that, I realized I don't need to impose any new rules on myself for a new year. I'm pretty happy with what I'm working towards, and I like eating chocolate when I want chocolate. It makes me happy, and isn't that the idea after all ? HaPpY NeW YeAR everyone !!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

I did it !

As I find myself on the backside of another Christmas, alot of fun was had, the last dash to the store is memory and the chocolate covered cherries are gone, {well, placed safely on my thighs anyway.}
A few minor setbacks, the photos didn't arrive for my Christmas cards, so no one got any from me, I had too many gifts for two sisters and not enough for the third, thus the last dash to the store. I ran the wrapping down to the last minute, something I said I wouldn't do this year, and one gift got left behind.
One thing I have learned as I have gotten older is nothing is perfect. I have come to the realization that it doesn't have to be "perfect" to be perfectly wonderful. Life is easier and more fun if we accept all the little imperfections that will always be there.
Every year, late Christmas evening I always remember Chevy Chase's character in the end of Christmas Vacation. It has become my own little tradition, for me to throw my arms in the air and exclaim "I did it !"

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Silent Night.....

~ Wishing you a peaceful holiday ~

A winner + I must have been bad !

The giveaway winner is - quitecontrary1977. Email me at Wildhorsemoon to let me know your choice and where to send it !

Though I didn't get her for Christmas, my lump of coal has one blue eye. I don't know if she is cosmic payback for something I've done{ I won't ever do it again} or just the odds that I would finally get a digger, chewer, destroyer of all things, escape artist, free spirit with no concept of rules, dog. She has been more trouble than my other five put together !
Don't worry, she is so loved and spoiled it is ridiculous. I poke fun at her, but she is very clever and she is doing better with all, I can make mommy pull her hair out, things. She has been easy for me to train, and has learned walking on a leash, {at heel mind you} sitting, staying, laying down, waving, & shaking paws. Progress... a good thing. She also makes a me laugh, ALOT, and is my jester to be sure. My bald patches are starting to grow in.
Yes, at my house, when out on the lawn, there arose such a clatter... it isn't Santa, that would be Tessa, at it again....
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night !

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas....

Okay, if THAT song can't make you smile, you better check your grinch meter readings. The song was sung, in 1953 by 10 year old Gayla Peevey, from Oklahoma City. A local promoter launched a publicity campaign to present Gayla with a real hippopotamus for Christmas. The song and the campaign were wildly popular $ 3,000 was raised. So came Mathilda, the real hippopotamus. The Oklahoma City zoo, had no hippo at that time and Miss Peevey donated hers to the zoo. Mathilda lived for nearly 50 years, married Norman along the way and is remembered fondly, by those who remember her, at Christmas time. Now you know more than you wanted to know about the song, and can dazzle family and friends with your useless, trivia knoweledge... oh... errrr, thats what I do - sorry ! Facts are courtesy of Judy Brotton, via an article from Distinctly Oklahoma. The whimsical artwork shown is from Leslie Sealy, who is a wonderful artist. Check out her blog Leslie Sealy and enjoy some pretty things as well as adorable, tongue in cheek hippo paintings.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Giveaway time !!!

I hope you are all able to stop and take a breath from the holiday rush to enjoy the season, the promise of a new year and the hope the future always brings ! Here is a giveaway for you ! All you have to do is leave a comment here, on this post. That way you don't have to leave an email address or anything like that. Then I will post the winner here, in five days, so check back. That person will then need to contact me with an address to send their necklace to. Simple as that ! You have two to choose from, only one will be given away. I thought I would include a non-horsey, non-cowgirl choice this time. So if you win, you can choose between the cowgirl photo necklace or the "Entangled Heart" art clay necklace. Good Luck !

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The weather outside if frightful !

We have freezing rain,some snow & bitter cold coming in over the next couple of days. I stocked up on supplies, so I'm not leaving until we thaw, which looks like Thursday. Time to create some new things while I'm socked in, and listen to some Christmas music. My giveaway will be the next post.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My days of Christmas.....

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me - One BIG ice storm, FOUR rescue dogs, and a SQUIRREL in a Bradford pear tree.....
Last winter a massive ice storm hit Oklahoma. Norman, where I live was one of the harder hit areas. My huge, beautiful, Bradford pear tree suffered a great deal of damage, thus was cut into an ugly glorified stump. Apparently that makes Mr. Squirrel feel unsafe now when the dogs are about, even though it is tall enough for him to be quite secure.
The other morning, while out doing chores, I looked up in time to see four of my dogs surrounding said tree, and there was Mr. Squirrel, trapped in said tree, frantically looking for escape. I watched in horror, eyes wide, shaking my head from side to side, as he scaled right down the north side of the tree trunk, and I uttered ssssqui-RREL !! SQUIRREL !! Yes, in times of crisis, do call on me, as I will stand frozen and repeat the description of the animal in peril.
He made a mad dash at the exact moment the dogs had grouped to the south side of the tree. Whew, breathing again - he was safe on the wooden fence. I guess I'd better name that little fellow, as I may have to bury him one day. Luckily, this wasn't that day. Now where did I put those five golden rings.........

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New things

Some new things have been added to my website including this "Winter Horse " necklace. Watch for more new items being added to my Etsy shop as well. I have a giveaway coming right up !!! So please check back.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Life quotes

In case you missed it in this months Home Companion magazine, this is too fun not to share ! " If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something." ---- Steven Wright. Artwork by Mary Englebreit. Click on the photo for a good view !

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What is on your wish list ?

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas, is that DARN squirrel !
Yours truly, Tessa ~