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About Goldiebabe

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  • Birthday 07/29/1988

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    horses, music, movies, outdoors, friends, photography
  1. Check-In Here!

    I remember you from a long time ago! Congrats on your degree and new career! That is great you still have all of your horses! You probably don't remember me, but I used to live in Minnesota (Grand Rapids) but moved to Oklahoma in 2006. My family still lives in Grand Rapids and my husband's family is in Duluth. We will be in Duluth next month actually.
  2. Whats Up Weekend

    This is a busy weekend for me. Last night, we had friends over. This morning, went to see the new Star Wars for the second time with friends and it was our son's first time seeing it. This afternoon, I had a great ride on Dreamer! We rode in the arena and then we rode on the trails with a couple other boarders. It is so rewarding when I see how Dreamer is learning new things and getting more comfortable on the trails. She is still green broke, but she is coming along really nicely! I have had her almost 5 months now, and I cannot imagine life without her. She is such a good girl and so fun to ride! Tomorrow, I work my church job in the morning, then my family will go to our bird club meeting (we have a cockatoo and three parrots) and I hope to ride Dreamer again. Never a dull moment!
  3. Wild Weekend?

    My weekend started off crazy. Went on a nice trail ride with another boarder after work on Friday. Dreamer was great until the end of the ride when she got hyped up and started getting feisty when we were loping up a hill. She started bucking and I ended up on the ground (she bucks like a bronc, ugh). Thankfully I fell on my butt and was able to get back on her within a minute! She rode perfectly the rest of the way back to the barn. Then yesterday my son got sick with the nasty stomach virus that has been going around. Poor thing. He woke up feeling all better today, though! Today, I worked my Sunday morning job, got a hair cut, went to the barn and rode Dreamer in the arena (she did great today), and spent time with my family and animals and did some housework. This weekend went by too fast. I can't wait until we have a long weekend again!
  4. Too Too Tuesday

    Walking out of work today, lol. It was a chaotic day at work and I am so physically and emotionally drained from it. No horse therapy tonight because I had to get home and spend time with my son. He got in trouble at school today and had to be sent home early. Not a great ending to the day. But he has been on good behavior this evening. He has been helpful around the house. It was nice to have some quality time with him. We will go see Dreamer after his dentist appointment tomorrow. I hope weather cooperates enough for me to lead line him on Dreamer for the first time. I think he would have a blast! It made me proud that his New Year's resolution is to learn to ride horses.
  5. Lucky The Umbrella Cockatoo

    Lucky is gorgeous! I am glad your family is enjoying him! My family has turned into a bird family, too. We have a bare-eyed cockatoo, a Senegal parrot, and a black capped conure. They sure are characters! Our birds are very particular about who handles them. Our cockatoo favors my husband and the other two only seem to like me. Our Senegal is the only one who talks so far, but I am pretty sure our conure will eventually have a vocabulary.
  6. Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!!! Love your picture!
  7. Fantastic Its Friday!

    It was a bit chilly here in Oklahoma today, but I had the day off work (today started my week and a half winter break). I got to go to my son's school winter celebration and weekly community circle and have breakfast out with my husband and run around town all day doing Christmas shopping and errands. I had a job interview yesterday, and today I found out they want to do a second interview on Tuesday, so I am really excited! It is sad for me to think about leaving my current job where I am established and comfortable, but it all boils down to my boss not being willing to pay me what I am worth. I just got a further degree in the field, and I am barely getting a raise. The only way you get a raise with my current company is by getting a more advanced degree. I just feel like there is no room for advancement there and I need to get paid more to be able to live more comfortably. No horse time today, unfortunately, but I plan to spend a lot of time at the barn on my break!
  8. Apha Member Help?

    Ok, thank you so much!
  9. Terrific Tuesday

    Sorry so many are dealing with rain and freezing rain today. We had fun over the weekend, but it is drying up more this week. It was beautiful today - in the 60s this afternoon. I got to squeeze in a quick 25-minute trail ride on Dreamer after work before it got too dark. It felt amazing! Dreamer was so good tonight, too. I can now hop on her without warming her up first on the ground, and she rides off without any issues. I was pretty cautious with her when I first got her. The previous owner made me paranoid that she was going to need a lot of refreshing, but she has really been taught well and we make a very good team. She may still be green, but it is just from lack of experience and being a young horse. Not from any bad habits. I am disappointed looking at the weather forecast for next week. I have the whole next week off work, and of course it is supposed to rain half the week or more. This happened to us on Thanksgiving week, too.
  10. Apha Member Help?

    Yes, I do. I have not asked anywhere else yet.
  11. Monday Monday Monday..

    Ooh SeaWorld sounds fun! I hope everyone getting sick lately feels better soon. I got a cold virus that is not fun a little over a week ago. I think I am finally at the end of it. So needless to say, my weekend was pretty boring. It consisted of resting at home and just short visits to see Dreamer at the barn. It rained a lot here Saturday night and Sunday, too. I always work at a church nursery on Sunday mornings (it is my horse board and care money). This week started off pretty good! My son lost his first tooth! (He is 6) I also found out that I get to have a 4-day work week because I get to take Friday off to go to my son's program at school. And I have all next week off. Lots of horse time, I hope! I got to brush Dreamer this evening, but there was not enough daylight to ride. Something exciting that happened today was that I got an interview scheduled for a potential new job! I have been afraid to change jobs because I love my co-teachers and kids in my classroom, but my company is not willing to pay me what I am worth with my education and skills. The potential job has amazing benefits because it is at a college, and the pay would be almost $4/hour more! It would help a lot. The drawback would be that I might not get to see Dreamer as much because my current job is only a mile from her, but the potential job is a long ways from her and the opposite direction from my house. It will all work out.. keeping my fingers crossed! I hope you all have a great week!
  12. Dreamer Pictures!

    Thanks everyone! Heidi n Q, Dreamer's blanket is a Storm Shield one from Schneider's. Probably very similar to yours! I have thankfully not had to blanket her yet this winter, but I am sure the time will come soon. Yeah, her star seems unique how it is just an outline with roaning. I am really enjoying her so far! She does pretty good with my son on the ground, but she needs more desensitizing before he gets led around on her. She spooked when we tried to put him on her about a month ago.
  13. Stupendous Sunday

    How did everyone's day turn out? Epona, that sounds painful! I hope you recover quickly from that. I am happy I ended up riding today. It was perfect weather. One of the ladies at my barn asked if I wanted to hit the trails with her, so we rode our green horses together and another boarder joined us. This was Dreamer's first ride in 2.5 weeks and she was so good! This was her first trail ride with other horses and her fourth trail ride ever.
  14. Apha Member Help?

    I would be so grateful if someone on here with an APHA membership could do me a huge favor and look up ownership records on two APHA horses I used to have. My APHA membership is over and I don't want to renew it when I only have an AQHA horse now. The first is a 2000 sorrel overo APHA gelding "Luckys Calliope". The second is a 2008 solid sorrel APHA mare "Sheza Superior Remedy". Thanks in advance!
  15. Stupendous Sunday

    I worked at my church job this morning (it is my job that pays for my horse addiction lol). Going to the barn now. It is a beautiful sunny day in the 50s. Less windy than yesterday. I am wanting to ride, but I am not feeling too well so we will see.. other than that, my family needs to go grocery shopping today and we will do family night.