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August, 2014:

National Dog Day

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some happy news in a drama-free day :-)

Here’s Duma . . . March of 2008 at 4 months old, doing her best to convince me that she had nothing to do with what happened in the bathroom . . . and the hallway.

It’s August!

Baseball is over – we’re taking fall off

School has started – middle school and high school this year (yes . . . really!)

I love my new convertible – it has a bigger engine than my FunRunner and uses the same amount of gas as my FunRunner. I don’t care. It’ll be put in the garage for winter in a couple months, so I’m drivin’ it, baby!

Dude is sick – heading to the doc in an hour (yup, missed the 3rd day of school!)

Cowboy is awesome – he and Princess are really bonding well and getting to know each other’s riding style

Princess is working hard – she gave up swimming for fall so she could ride 3-4 times a week to get ready for a special show in September. She’s cantering over cross rails in the pasture – woot! A far cry from the fear of even getting on her horse and walking in April.

My sliding door sucks – it was a custom door, it was expensive, it is still not installed properly, and the company is really unresponsive

Cool Chicks Camp – is this weekend: I. Can’t. Wait!

We’ve been enjoying our evenings and family time – a nice break from the awesome fun crazy that was our summer :-)

There – all caught up. Happy end of August, everyone!

$60,745 – Revisited

Originally posted February 7, 2013

Last night, while sitting at the Y for swim team lessons for the bazillionth day/hour in the past year, I got tired of working, reading, playing Scrabble.

So I built my dream car.

It’s only $60,745.

I’ve wanted this car since I was 25.

In my mind, it’s kinda like a tattoo… I wanted it when I was 18, but waited until I was 25. I still wanted it, so I got it.

I’ve wanted this car since I was 25. I’ve waited until I’m 40 and I still want it . . .

Somehow, I don’t think this will end as happily as my tattoo hold-out did.


Um – it turned out :-) This beauty is now living comfortably in my garage, right behind my Highlander. Woot woot!

It is not new and it cost nowhere┬áNEAR the price in the title . . . but it’s beautiful and fun and shiny and fun and awesome and – did I mention fun? Now to figure out how to keep a black car looking clean when you live on a gravel road!