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life is good. no, really, it is.

Lovely day today (aside from the wind - bleargh!) and I'm about to start my 8 mile walk. Hooray! Operation Bikini (or mom equivalent) is under way, I've been good, and I feel good. Yesterday on my walk I encountered a blue heron. 20 feet away, stock still, and as the stroller got near enough he took off, wide wings slowly flapping. Ahh!! Birds make me happy. Today I changed my path so I get to wander by the massive Brinkman Ranch and see if they are letting the foals into the arena. New horsies! All knees and bounce! I am such a girl. But fuzzy noses and baby talk! Of course, the mares won't let you anywhere near the babies, but I can see them and watch them kick the soccer balls in the arena and giggle...

I loved seeing your pics (those of you who spammed me, or your LJs at least). I checked out my userinfo and saw that I have new friends! *waves hello* Have gone on a massive friending spree, so feel free to comment and let me get to know you. If you haven't commented here before, pop in, say hello.

On a side note, I get to see somecandytalkin tomorrow for jazz, nibbles, and plants. Woot! Also, crazydiamondsue is up to her elbows in her new house! I'm so happy for her and Caza: first time home owners and it is so CUTE. violethamster nominated my fic, Lubed! The Musical for the Nancy Award at atsawards! Hee! That absolutely made my day.

If you aren't reading julia_here's fic "Irish Rose" you are missing out. Lyrical, historic, dark, and lovely. It reads like a novel, which is probably why I save up mutliple chapters to read at once. She puts up new chapters on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

I've obviously had my three cups of coffee, so I'm off to burn off this excess energy. Have a lovely day!

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julia_here
Mar. 12th, 2005 09:18 am (UTC)
Thank you kindly, Miss Stoney, and good luck on the 8 miles; I just did about 3/4 looking at cows, and am now warming up and rehydrating and about to soak myself in moisturiser: DAMN it's dry and windy out there!

Julia, might as well be in freaking Wyoming, or something
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2005 10:04 am (UTC)
Oh, God, save me from the dusty winds of Laramie. I lived juuuust north of the Arizona Strip (St. George, UT - gorgeous, but the people are weird) and would dread 2:35pm= when the hot, dusty winds would kick up.

It ended up being a 6 mile walk. Too windy, and in my face most of it. (I boggle at how a circle through the park means 3/4 of the time with wind in my face. Wind is evil) Did see a bunch of Scissor-Tail Swifts moving in. That's a great thing about Texas: we see the majority of the migratory birds, and that pleases me greatly.

Have you ever tried olive oil on the really dry days? Let's hope your husband really loves you, or he may find new sleeping arrangements. :-) And I'll say this: your fic is one of the more professional feeling fic out there. I really do save up multiple chapters to read at a time. WIP hurt me as I'm greedy by nature.
julia_here
Mar. 12th, 2005 10:48 am (UTC)
I've got the olive oil thing going, plus some olive oil/beeswax/essential oil of lemongrass stuff for really rough weather (which we're not having now; it was 45 with 20mph wind out of the NE this morning, which is bad for the skin when added to around 25% relative humidity.

I can see waiting and reading a bunch of chapters at once; they're averaging about 2200 words, which is a pretty short read, although it still takes Matthew and me a good long time to get the revision/beta/revision cycle finished. I've actually officially bailed on a WIP this week because it was being bad for my mental health, and SO understand why someone woud wait for this one to be done.

Julia, feeling the hot breath of the end of the buffer at my heals, although I've got three weeks worth of chapters in the can, and another chapter half-written
mskakaako
Mar. 12th, 2005 09:52 am (UTC)
Yay! I missed your Saturday morning posts. *mwah, mwah, mwah*

You're inspiring me to do my own operation bikini. It'll be hard though. I tend to overeat (more-heh) when I'm on holiday. Maybe you should come visit me and then it'll give me some incentive to look cute and stuff. Heeee!

It's a beeeyootiful day outside, so maybe I'll get some of those pics for you! Oooh, your happy, giddy mood is rubbing off on me! :D
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2005 10:06 am (UTC)
Man, I am trying to get healthy again. If I end up with a great bod, that's a bonus. I just want to quit being tired. Now that it's sunny and warm, it makes me want to be out in my garden, at the park with the kids, and basically away from the fridge.

Oh, and the fact that we have reservations at the beach in June is also making me want to get it in gear... I wanna see some more pics!! *hugs you back*
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stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2005 11:15 am (UTC)
I have an elliptical treadmill in my BDRM, right in front of the TV. Makes exercise soooo much more entertaining on the days you can't get out.

OOh. Renovation. Lots of work, but in a few months, you'll be so glad you did it.
bisi
Mar. 12th, 2005 11:44 am (UTC)
Those were nice pictures. You look too pretty to be serious grown up person

By the way, have you seen this: http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1436052,00.html
it's a comment on the no women in science thing.
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC)
Once you get to know me better, you'll know I don't resemble a serious grown up person in the slightest. Ha!

I didn't see that link, but have followed a lot of discussion about that. Thanks for sending it! When I have less wine and more sleep in me, I'll give it a good look-over.
inlovewithnight
Mar. 12th, 2005 12:28 pm (UTC)
Baby foals, awwww...:)
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC)
I KNOW!!! And calves, and goats... Ducklings!! I love where I live.
somecandytalkin
Mar. 12th, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
Man, youreally hate the wind!

Those pics were tres pretty.

Yay for tomorrow!!!!And congrats on your nom! That is one hilarious work:)



stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
Dude, wind is the DEVIL.

Tomorrow! (checks clock) Tomorrow!

I'll give your cell a call around 11 and see what's shaking? Otherwise, feel free to call me whenever. I'm walking from 9 - 10:30, or thereabouts. If it's super windy, I'll be cutting it short.
somecandytalkin
Mar. 13th, 2005 06:45 am (UTC)
Okies! Talk to you in a bit:D
jolielaide
Mar. 14th, 2005 12:48 pm (UTC)
Hi new friend. I kept seeing you around and kept laughing at stuff you said. And anybody with a shark obsession is a friend of mine. Also, goat icon = goodness. So, wantonly, I friended! Glad you didn't object. :-)
stoney321
Mar. 14th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC)
Hee!! Hello, to you! Checked out your journal and saw nothing but goodness as well. Shark = scary = OBSESSION. I'm a complete nature nut. You have been warned. Ha!
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