Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A song for our Horses

I'm not sure what Jason Mraz was thinking when he wrote these lyrics, or what he pictures when he sings it. When I hear these words I picture my Big Girl, my silent Partner, my Horse Pippi. Picturing the journey we have been on, all the hard work (and really hard falls) Miranda has endured, the labor of love all three of us poured into this, the love and attention to and from, and the arc of the transformation. Feel so lucky......

 "I Won't Give Up"

When I look into your eyes
It's like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
Well, there's so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you've come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

Well, I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up

And when you're needing your space
To do some navigating
I'll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

'Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We've got a lot to learn
God knows we're worth it
No, I won't give up

I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you're still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not
And who I am

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up
Still looking up.

I won't give up on us (no I'm not giving up)
God knows I'm tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We've got a lot to learn (we're alive, we are loved)
God knows we're worth it (and we're worth it)

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up

Thursday, August 9, 2012

"Limbkicks" stole all my time

Our son used to call the Olympics "Limbkicks" when he was a little fella and it stuck, so at our house that is what we call it. And boy are we all about the "Limbkicks" right now. 24/7 all about watching every sport they will feature and cheering for every Yankee and Weedgie that brings home a medal. Loving it too.

Other than that we are in high gear with "2-Point Bling," and I thought I would show you some items that I made:

My good friend (great friend) is throwing a Barn Party to launch my business and I am super stressed but excited. It will be on the 18th, so I have a bit of time to get ready. Hoping for more Barn Parties going forward.
 Meanwhile I am creating shirts for a local Wrecker (Tow trucks) for the owner and his four man crew. They are black polo's with the company name in electric blue. Just like his trucks.

Pippi is doing good. She has some feet issues, nothing major, some cracks and the farrier is coming soon. (I Hope). So we are not riding until she gets looked at, Not lame or anything, we are just being too careful as usual. Meanwhile, since she seems a bit bored and is acting like a moody Diva, Miranda and I took her for a walk. We have Pippi in our neighborhood, and so she walked down the street like some giant canine. Snorting and super excited to see something different. After pulling on Miranda quite a bit, and being reprimanded for forgetting about the human holding the lead line, she settled in although walked with quite some forward momentum. Long fast strides. She seems to love the excitement of just getting out and about, so there will be more neighborhood walks I am sure. I wondered aloud to Miranda about what we would do should she decide to lighten the load while on our walk. The poopy-scooper bags that dog owners use probably would not cut it huh?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Embracing the wonderful "Busy'ness"

Is that how that word came about? Business, I mean. I think that must be the case, because I sure am suffering from busyness right now. "2-Point Bling", please go like the Facebook Page, is keeping me on my toes, plus I have a "real" job and a family, and a horse, and dishes and laundry and .....and.....

Products should be trickling in, so soon I will be embroidering away. We now carry English breeches (Tuffriders for now, but more brands soon) and an array of apparel. Our first event will be August 18th, so please keep your fingers crossed and send some goodwill. My cool country chick all around kick ass friend Peg is having an open house barn party to launch my business and we hope to put our best hoof forward.

Meanwhile; please to enjoy some pics Donna took of Pippi on her first trip in the new trailer:
Pippi taking a look from her new ride.

"Wow, are those horses my size? Thought for sure I was the biggest horse in the world!"
(lives with only Miniature horses)

The Trailer and Kevin's Limo-Truck.
 "2-Point Bling" is taking part in the Annual Fundraiser weekend at Reality Farms Equine Center in New Concord, Ohio the last weekend in September. The event hopes to raise funds for Breast cancer Research, a cause near and dear to my heart as my Grandmother had breast cancer and my aunt did as well. There will be an Open show with classes for Hunter Jumper, reining and speed events (can't be be inclusive than that), and a Trail Ride Poker Run on Sunday. I will be selling t-shirts for the event, and donating $10 per shirt sold to the cause. The t-shirts are black with the pink Breast cancer ribbon and the words "Make the Cure a Reality." I will post pics of that shirt soon. Hope to be a part of many such important events in the future.