Tuesday, August 14, 2012

From the land of Unknown

Life spirals out of control sometimes. It seems one moment, I drag each day out of the depths, trying to create some sort of excitement that will fill my hours. Then the next, I can't catch up, no matter how frantically I run around. I don't think the analogy of a chicken with its head cut off fits. Perhaps a cow? Or an elephant? That might suit better.

Anyway, I have had one of those elephant with its head cut off weeks. Between running my pups to the vet, work, weddings, birthdays, and day to day life, I seem to have found exactly no time for blogging. I am glad to be back.

Silver and Tizona are both growing at a rate which astonishes me.

Silver is very playful, but she LOVES to come sit in my lap.

Tizona is a little doll. I love her sooooo much!

 I had a lot of fun fiddling with the camera yesterday. I was trying out the scope and the focus.

Friday we had tons of fun hanging out with this beautiful girl. She's the one with LONG blonde hair.
AND ~ we straightened my hair!!! The first time it has been straightened that it actually looked good!!!! (We were color coordinated on purpose.)

Thursday, the 9th, was my sister Brisa's 15th birthday. (She's the one with brown hair.) We spent all day having a Lord of the Rings marathon. Well, Abrienne (curly blonde hair), did. We (Brisa and I) ended up going up stairs to my room in the middle of the second one and working on our book together. She was done watching movies, and since it was her birthday, I asked what she wanted to do. And that was it. She is such a special, wonderful, IRREPLACEABLE sister.

Saturday were the weddings of not one, but two different friends of mine!!! Actually, a third friend of mine was married that day too, but she lives in Oregon... :(

My friend Stephanie's wedding had a brilliant wedding idea that I would so love to do at my wedding. They bought a whole bunch of really cool old crystal cups and had root beer floats (Mmmm, my favorite soda). And you got to take home the cup. So you will always remember the wedding. I LOVE that idea! Here is the cup I got to take home. Isn't it pretty! I saw it from a distance and knew, THAT cup was MINE. LOL!

And that evening I had a surprise birthday party to go to as well! It was a fantastic day and I loved every bit of it!!!! My friend Alli was so surprised her jaw was dropped open forever!!

At the birthday party, we played volleyball. That was the greatest. Especially since we played... in the dark.

And Friday, I relaxed my hair again!!!! It is sooo wonderful (that's how we were able to straighten it). Here are some pics of the new due!!!

It is more of a gentle wave now instead of a kinky curl.

I like it a lot.

Who wants to guess how I took this picture?

Anyway, my life has only kind of slowed down. I have to go to work today. Tomorrow is the first day of puppy training! I am on my way to being a certified dog trainer!!!!!!!!!! I have always loved animals, since I was the very littlest I could be (duh). And I am soooo glad God has enabled them to be a part of my life forever (especially since I have finally resolved with myself that I cannot own a farm... sigh...)

The rest of my family has started school this week. It is so strange watching them, knowing that for 13 years I followed the same course... (Yes, 13, not 12... I was unlucky. Or lucky, depending on how you look at it, lol!) Anyway, they've been going at it.

Oh, one more thing I did this last week was finish a drawing I have been working on!!!

Here's the pic of it!

Well, I had better go get me some lunch!!!! I want to work on my book today.

Oh no... can't do that yet.

I must respond VERY tardily to my newest blog award....

Once again, it was from frabjous Cait and Mime.

As Mime said, it IS getting to be quite funny and frequent how these awards are going around.

Well, to be brief, this one works in multiples of five.

The Rules

1. If tagged you must tag five others, giving each a quick sentence as to why you ALWAYS read their posts, and tell them that you've tagged them.

2. If tagged you must post your five favorite words. I know, I know, most people do facts, but facts are hard to think of so...

3. If and only if you want to/can be bothered to/have time to you can put up five questions for the people you've tagged. If and only if you want to/can be bothered to/have time to you can ANSWER the five questions your tagger set. If you want to answer questions but your tagger left none, answer your own questions :)

The five questions sent by Cait and Mime are as follows:

1. What was the first post you ever blogged about?
2. Have you ever walked into a glass door? (Be honest.)
3. If you could do anything you wanted (expense aside) what would you do?
4. Lime green or fluoro pink?
5. If you could be bald or have webbed feet, which one would you choose?

Ok, for those tagged:

Jacey because she is striving to do things for the glory of God!!! She has an adorable baby, and does so many cute crafts!

Rachel... I LOVE HER SO MUCH! She makes me laugh and cry with all her posts. She is just the greatest.

Mary: I hesitate to tag her because she has been tagged so much. That is how awesome she is. I read her entire book and it is incredible!!! She is so smart and so funny. And she was my first writing friend.

Jonnah just is the sweetest girl on the planet. She loves to write about the simple things that happen, and somehow, she makes them seem amazing!!!!

Yes, that is only four people. I realize that.

Ok, I have to go... I mean leave... So I will complete this post when I get back home.

Lame, but I can't help it.

So just so you all know, this here.... is a pause.

And now I am back. Ha! And you all have no idea how many hours went in between, lol!!!

And whats more lover-loverly is I don't have to rush anymore, so after I complete the award section, I can tell you about some more of my adventures this week!

Ok: next section.

This is the reason I like this blog award more than any other that I have gotten... BECAUSE I GET TO TELL YOU ALL MY FIVE FAVORITE WORDS!!!!!!

I love words. No, I live on words.

So, to list my five favorites:

  1. Anomalous
  2. Exhilarated
  3. Machinate
  4. Bravado
  5. Inextricable

A couple of those I like because they are such so different and amazing. And others I love because of the meanings and how they sound in sentences. I know, I know... Most people put words like... ice cream, dogs, sleep, fun, chocolate, food, coffee, etc........ But not me. Nope. Not me.

And now to answer Cait and Mime's questions.

1. What was the first post you ever blogged about?
My first blog post... was an introduction about me!!! I think it was pretty thorough too!

2. Have you ever walked into a glass door? (Be honest.)
Actually.... yes. In fact, I ran into it. No more said.

3. If you could do anything you wanted (expense aside) what would you do?
Travel the world; get married in a meadow, in front of a green forest (that had nice neat trees, no underbrush :P), with an ambling silver creek nearby that somewhere along the way created a stunning waterfall, and lots of flowers everywhere; write over a hundred books; never stop doing anything I wanted (expense aside); give God the glory for everything I was able to do; oh wait, was I only supposed to put one thing? You should have told me!

4. Lime green or fluoro pink?
Definitely lime green. I don't hate pink. But I like green better.

5. If you could be bald or have webbed feet, which one would you choose?
Oh, so the webbed feet! Because then I could swim in the Olympics and would probably win too! And it would just be so much fun. Besides, people don't stare at your feet. They would so stare at a girl with a bald head.
Ok, and questions for my tagged friends:
1: If you could do only one more thing before you died, what would it be?
2: What is your favorite place in the world?
3: Can you breath with your tongue sticking out?
4: Now put your tongue back in. Ice cream or cheese cake?
5: What was your first memory?

And now, feel free to tag anyone girls!!!! And have fun!

We have finally gotten some rain! Hurrah!!! Now everything is muddy. Very muddy. But I just thank God for the rain. We needed it so badly.

I have been reading a lot of books lately. A friend of mine lent me Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot a while back and I have GREATLY enjoyed reading it. And I just finished Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, a book about prayer. It will change your life. Mommy gave me Not Even A Hint by Joshua Harris last night. I have read the first few chapter already. It's intense. I have read several Joshua Harris books before, and they are always really good. I would recommend them all. Just be forewarned. He does not pretend to scoot around the issues. He addresses them straight on. No question.

I've been reading in 1 Timothy this weekend and of course, the specific verse that always pops out to me right now (because I am young), is "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity." It is so encouraging and uplifting!!! We all need those verses. :D

Well, I think this is insanely long and so I will close for now. My apologies to all of you. I did not mean to lie when I said I would post on Wednesday of last week... My life just kind of interfered. So forgive me? And I will try (try) to stay on top of it again. And also my apologies for not commenting on all recent posts, for the same reason. Again, I will try to go back through and read them all! I love looking through them so much!!!

Enjoy your evenings, loverly friends!!



  1. Wow. That was quite the post. ;)

    1.) I LOVED that picture! You do material better than I do. (I need to work on that.)

    2.)Your puppies are adorable. I need to put some of our on my blog.

    3.)You have pretty hair. :) (But I agree, curly hard to take care of. Mine is about as long as... the blonde's. I don't remember if you told us her name, and looking back I can't see one, so the blonde with the long hair. Yeah. Her. I have curly hair about that long. :)

    4.) I love that glass.

    And that's all I can think of say. lol

    God bless!

    1. Haha! I know...

      Thanks! I have worked so hard on it! It still never matches what I see in my mind or on a picture... But, oh well...

      I love them so much! Yes, do please!!!!

      Thanks! I'm not sure I do, but... lol, oh well! Wow, I wish my hair was that long. It won't grow any longer, sadly... (No, there was no name. I have no permission to add it, so I abstained...)

      Me too. The end. :D

      God bless to you too!!! <3 <3 Thanks so much for the comments!!! I love them!

  2. Aww, you're soo pretty caitria!! :) I LOVE it when you post photos on your blog! And those puppies, gosh they're adorable. And that drawing is totally amazing. Seriously, how DO you do it?! Im surrounded by geniuses...

    Well, I hope you don't feel like an elephant with its head cut off this week. Busy is good. But breaks are awesome too. I've been missing your posts!! :]

    1. Oh, thank you!! I know, the puppies are just to die for! Thanks! I'm not exactly sure... It just sort of happens, lol!

      Haha! Me too! I agree, to both statements. Busy IS good. Very good. But sometimes too busy is not. :D Awwwww, you're soooooo sweet!!!! I'm glad I'm back now!

  3. Hehe. Thanks for tagging me! I was really at a loss for stuff to blog about, but You took care of it for me! <3

    P.S. I am really looking forward to orchestra tomorrow. Are you going to be there?

    1. You are VERY welcome deary!!!! Yay, can't wait to go read it! I see it sitting in my blog list! :D
      YES I will be! I know, I can't wait either! Super hyped! See you there!

  4. *ack* Dear Caitria,
    I nearly died from over exposure to absolute cuteness from those puppies. *sigh* <3 <3 <3 I absolutely must cuddle them some time. k?
    aawwwh! Thanks for the pretty compliment!
    I am very much impressed by that list of words. ^_^ You've inspired me not to use words like "coffee and chocolate" heheehe.
    oohoohooh! going to answer. ^_^ <3 thanks for tagging me! xD

    1. Haha!!!!!!!!! I completely agree, yes you should. So come over some time!!
      You're more than welcome! Have to love you, girly!
      LOL, thanks! Psha, you can use whatever words you want! That's just me. :D But I can't wait to see what you put!!
      Yay, can't wait! Welcome again!!!!
      Love you too! <3 <3 <3
      *Cait* (:D hehe)

  5. Oh, I love the pictures of the puppies. They're sooo cute! And your drawing is beautiful! I also love the picture at the top of your blog woth the horses :)

    1. Thanks! They are so adorable! It's not even funny! Thank you so very much! I love it a lot. Horses are my favorite animal!! Thanks for commenting! Hope you like the blog! (I LOVE your name! Lord of the Rings, right? Or at least Eowyn is.)

  6. Hey- I'm here from Write on Edge! I love the pictures you took of yourself sitting down. You are sooo beautiful! And I can tell that it's not just on the outside. You live life big, and your post reflected that and was so much fun to read. I'll be back to read more!

    1. I'm so glad you visited my blog!!! Thanks so much! I love life! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for commenting and looking forward to getting to know you better!!!! :D


I'm sincerely wondering if you are going to comment. Given you just read that blog post (or maybe skim read, at best, or maybe you've just skipped to the bottom). But, either way, whether you read it or not, NOW you have no doubt that I am crazy, are wondering if I am worthy of your time, and if it even matters that you say something. BUT, it does!!! Drop me a line! Can't tell you I will always respond coherently, but I WILL respond! And the comments... Well, they rather make my days. <3