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Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 5, 2012 ???!!!???


What happened to days 1-4?!?

I guess there's just too much happening, and I can't keep up with it all.

Let's see...laying more laminate flooring, working at the Post Office, working on ag surveys, Colt was lame for a couple of days (don't know what the problem was), My Man and I are searching for a new vehicle on the internet (really mind boggling),  thinking of blogging my top ten something (never did get that done obviously)...blah, blah, blah...

So, I'll just take off from here!


Orange & Blue Sunrise
My last photo of 2011 on Dec 30...a gorgeous sunrise.
So many pretty shades of blue and orange.
The past few days here in Harney County, we've had record high temperatures. The normal high is in the low to mid 30's. Yesterday was 54 degrees! Over in Central Oregon, it reached 66 degrees...pretty soon the trees are going to start turning green if it doesn't turn cold again.

We sure need moisture...snow pack on Steens Mountain was too high last year, but now there's none. Well, winter just got here, so we'll be praying for winter and moisture to come eventually.

Bella Jo and Red are getting along really well...as you can see by the photo below! These are from  my first photos of 2012. It was still early in the mornin' and the sun wasn't up yet, so the photos are grainy.

One of my goals for 2012 is to keep on improving my photography. Here I probably needed to change my ISO, but I never seem to think about that stuff when I whip out the camera for some action shots.


Shall we Dance?
Bella Jo and Red are becoming BFF's.
They're good for each other, but it's hard keeping track of five dogs!

Bella Jo is really athletic. We knew that she was getting out of the yard by jumping on top of the dog houses and jumping onto and over the rail fence. So, we moved the dog houses away from the fence, and she was still getting out. She was leaping a 6 foot span from the dog house to the rail and on over...we moved the dog houses again...problem solved...finally!

I CAN'T have her teaching Red bad habits!!!

In a Blur
Eye in the Blur.

Resolutions or goals...whatever you want to call them...for me in 2012...
  • Improve my photography
  • Organize my photos
  • Sell or give away stuff we don't need
  • BE EFFECTIVE...get stuff done!!! (less or no Facebook...it's becoming really irritating to me anyhow)
  • Finish projects that I've started (once I've done that, I can start new projects!!)
  • Get organized, keep it simple...and get stuff done (did I say that already?)
  • Oh yes...the all elusive buckle...I want to win a buckle on Colt!! (sixth year's a charm, right?)
OK, that's enough stuff for one year!!
    I want to thank all my readers for coming along for the ride in 2011...and hope you'll keep on ridin' in 2012.

    ~Wishing everyone a very healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year~


    10 comments:

    lisa said...

    I love Bella Jo! That sunrise was just beautiful and good luck in the coming year with all you want to accomplish!

    DarcC said...

    Always enjoy your posts, they're so genuine. Keep 'em coming in 2012!!!

    I just added my 6th dog...to my 5 pomeranians (they're really cute but, let's face it, they're useless) I was given a 2 year old female German Shepherd who didn't work out in her first home. So far, she fits in great here!

    Happy New Year!!!

    Shirley said...

    I hear you about Facebook- the only reason I'm on it is because it's how my daughter communicates. Pretty sad that social networking has taken the place of real live conversations where you can actually hear the other person's voice or better yet, actually take the time to visit. I get maybe one or two phone calls a year, and if I'm lucky one visit- she lives in Ontario and is a busy lawyer.
    I'm along for the ride with you for 2012- I want to see that buckle!

    Maria said...

    That was an incredible sunrise! Happy New Year ...

    5 Starr's Farm said...

    Happy New Year Gtyyup !!!
    I'll be riding with you, love your writing and photos. I didn't make any N.Y. resolutions, but I have a really long list of things to do around here....LOL

    Rhonda said...

    Happy New Year to you all! :)

    mugwump said...

    Great goals!

    Mary said...

    When I heard it was 69 in Pendleton yesterday I had to take a double take. I figured it was probably oddly warm where you are too. I'm not sure if I should be concerned yet.

    I am so glad I found your blog, I really enjoy it so much. All the beautiful photos, neat stuff. I really hope you get that buckle this year, I will enjoy the "ride" nonetheless.
    Here's to a great year ahead!

    Laura Crum said...

    I've enjoyed your blog. Happy New Year! And I hear you about the buckle. When I finally won one on my cutting horse (at our county fair) it made my whole year. Sounds like with all you've accomplished on Colt that a buckle is definitely in your future.

    thecrazysheeplady said...

    Happy New Year! I too am wondering what happened to days 1-10. Whew!

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