Sunday, 29 April 2012

Cleaning day!

I had an AMAZING WEEKEND this week. I hung out with like 5 of my friends, and had a sleepover with another. I also went and saw "the Lucky One" with a friend and nearly cried. It is a really good movie and i suggest you should go watch it :) .

Right now me, my mom, and my little sister are all cleaning, and doing yard-work. I was just taking a  rest from cleaning the kitchen, while my mom is mowing the lawns. I cleaned my room, and Thursday i cleaned the family room too. So now I'm trying to finish cleaning the kitchen and living room before my dad gets home.

I AM LAUGHING RIGHT NOW: because as I'm typing, im listening to my mother run over rocks with the lawn mower. (That's how she BROKE THE LAST ONE) What a silly mother :P  Here's our pond in our backyard looking lovely. The waterfall isn't working right now so all we have is the fountain thingy.

Well i have piano on Monday, so hopefully that goes well, I'm going to order some grooming supplies from "Greenhawk Equestrian supplies" (because i need/want really badly to learn how to do hunter braids, and pinwheels, and other things, because i need to make some money somehow. )I'll probably order everything, because almost all items at Greenhawk are on sale, so i could get a Dandy brush for 4$ or a hoof pick for 1$ so I'm pretty siked. I also am probably going to hang out with my horse friend, Emma and practice my hunter braids on her pony. I've got some assignments due as well, also maybe some tests. I will post new PHOTOS on my other blog, "Flying High Photography" quite soon. 

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Best Friends:

Today my bestie, since we were 8 months old, Elissa came over after school because i felt like inviting her over. At four we had to go to a meeting at our old Elementary school about french; like how we were doing, and what they need to improve on. So we went, gave our input, yada yada, (i almost fell asleep) and then she came to my house for a short while until her dad came to pick her up.

So we are in my basement, and fooling around, poking each other, and laughing our heads off. We were being totally rude and slapping each other sometimes on the butt or our chests.

I'm like, "if anyone saw us right now and didn't know we were best friends might think we are gay,"
and Elissa's like , " BEST FRIENDS = LESBIAN LOVERS !!!" i nearly died laughing cause it is so true, best friends do act like lesbians sometimes to their other best friend.


(i just had to share that funny story with you :)

Monday, 23 April 2012

New Guitar ! :)

Well, I'm now going to have to learn how to play the guitar :) My friend Bethany dropped of this gorgeous Yamaha Guitar off today. I love it! will have to learn how to tune it, but its a start. I can't wait to learn the chords. Here's a picture ! a couple of tiny dents on it but its quite nice.
My new Guitar ! 

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Getting a guitar!

One of my adult friends at church was getting rid of a guitar. She asked my friend Bella first, and because Bella already has a baby Taylor, she turned down the offer. So she asked me, because one time i said that i always wanted to learn to play the guitar. So i am officially going to have my own guitar! :) I'm so excited ! It'll be another instrument that i will learn, but i wont take lessons. I'll just teach myself, because I'm already taking piano lessons once a week, and I try to practice for at least a couple hours a week already for piano, as I play Grade 8 classical piano (not like keyboarding like people in bands, stuff like Beethoven, and Bach)

I will post a picture of my new guitar when I get it, and a picture of my Piano, as I love it dearly. It is an old piano, but with a unique sound to it. (it is in tune) But it has a deep rich quality of sound to it. 

I will have a couple of tests to study for this week so i may not be posting much this week. 

Thursday, 19 April 2012

More photos from the B-day Party :)

My FAVOURITE Picture of Gizmo yet <3 Love you buddy :)

My and Lil' Sisters B-day Party at the Ranch

So yesterday, April 18th, me and my little sister had a shared B-day party. My little sister and her friends came later, because their school ends later than our school. So me and my friends got changed at school and went straight away to the ranch.

We went in the corral first, (well after Bill explained everything to my friends what we were doing, ) and then after that refreshing of how to ride your horse, we went out onto a nice long trail. We didn't see any deer, but it was a really fun time :) I almost never go horse back-riding with my friends, so it was a nice treat. ALSO because it was such an amazingly beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky yet, it wasn't hot :)

Here are some pictures of me and my friends having some fun !
Me on Gizmo :)

If your wondering what he's doing, i dont really know... i think he's pooping, but he might be doing his coughing, and tooting thingy again ;)

My friends Elissa on Storm (left), and Kristina on Ripper (right), Ripper is somewhat famous at the Ranch, because he's been featured at a music video filmed at Rocky Ridge Ranch, called 'Fly Robin' by Amy Savin. (GO CHECK IT OUT!)

Elissa on Storm again 
Emma on Saige :) she's cheating a bit here and riding Saige English not western because Saige can do both.

Me on Gizzie again.

As you can see from this picture, Gizmo is not a purebred :P He's a funny looking one, but cute nonetheless.

Sophia on Echo

This is Bill on Moira

All of us coming back from the trail ride.

heading back to the barn.


Us all fooling around in our cowboy hats :)

Us trying, and failing to do the can-can properly :)

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Gizmo :)

Well just spent a lovely weekend at Rocky Ridge Ranch, and I rode Gizmo each ride. He was acting and behaving better than expected on the first day, but the second day, he was acting up, and when i went to get on him, he would start walking away. So i would have to spin him around until he decided he would stand still. I like that he doesn't try to go for the grass when we are on trail rides, cause then its one less thing i have to worry about. But i figured out over the summer that he LOVES Crabbe apples, so whenever we pass under a tree, he always tries to get them off the ground.
He was still not listening to me to get him to walk faster in the corral, but out on the trails, he speeds up quite a bit. He's responding much better to turning signals, when before he would just keep walking wherever he tried to go. Another thing he does is if there is mud, or puddles, he will try to avoid them at all costs, or try to run through them. SO i have to hold him back, or encourage him to go forward as much as possible.

He's my buddy and i love him dearly :) Overall it was a fun weekend. I tried to run Bill (barn manager) over with Gizmo, while there was a group. Gizmo walked right up to him, bumped his nose into him, and then stopped after almost pushing Bill over. (had a good chuckle after that :P )

On the second day, we had just brought all the horses that we needed in and they were all tied up in the barn, (because we don't have stalls, we tie them up to the walls, and then we have a center aisle) he was scratching, so i grabbed a really hard brush and scratched that spot for him. HIS FACE WAS HILARIOUS!!!!! he did this: he stretched out his neck, showed the edges of his back teeth, and stretched out his lips. I used my nails instead to scratch him and he looked like he was in heaven. It's nice that i have to the time when i'm there to groom him myself, and tack him up most of the time.

Well, time for me to get ready for school tomorrow, and prepare for the interesting week ahead: dentists, horseback-riding birthday party at the ranch, and math test ....

Friday, 13 April 2012

Volunteer time!

Guess where I'm going this weekend!
Oh my goodness I'm so happy because I get to see Gizmo, my most favorite pony/horse in the worldJ. I'd describe him as a 'Fat' or almost 'pit -pony' type build, and he has huge hindquarters, and short stocky legs, and a short neck but large head. He is still being taught regular horse manners, like when I lead him around on the ground to the trough that he listens to my commands, instead of keep walking and dragging me along. Or like when I’m riding him, he has a funny habit of RUNNING OVER PYLONS! It’s so embarrassing when he does that too, because the instructor is telling the campers to do things, and then theirs me, a staff member, not able to get her horse to cooperate.

Oh, another funny habit he has, (partially not a habit, but he created it a habit.) is that whenever I get on him, and start heading down to the arena, he starts reaching his head down and coughing. At first I found it hilarious, because he…. he farts sometimes while he is coughing. Yes, horses do and can fart. Now, me and Bill (the barn manager, instructor) both think he does that to try to get out of working, and while he coughs, he will slow down to the slowest walk imaginable, it’s like slow motion. Even the slowest horse we have had to pass us sometimes.

But overall, I LOVE that pony to death. He’s a good ‘bad’ for me. I’ve learned so much from riding him. If I’d just been given, or chosen an easy horse that I know how to ride, I wouldn’t have learned how to control a horse as well as I can now. I’m not saying I’m the best rider, and i know I have A LOT more to learn. But as I keep riding Gizmo, I can say he is improving his skills, and so am IJ.
Me on Gizmo :)
Gizzie's lovely face, he can pick out a camera anywhere; and He'll always look right at it.

Gizzie in a field with his buddies!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Facebook Cover Photos..

Ok so i just switched to Timeline, JUST so that i could have the cover photo. But the only problem i find i am having now is that i can't decide which photo i should use! i have so many!!! i have ones of Gizmo, pretty ones of other horses, gorgeous sunsets, and many other photos i have taken !

You know what??? i think that every day I'll have a new cover photo on Facebook. there its settled :P

Walking home stories...

Story #1 - Guy gets 'shocked'

Well, today, after I had walked to my friends house to drops off some notes, I start walking the rest of the way to my house later on. As I'm walking up the hill with a bridge over the train tracks, i notice a man walking his dog. They were walking near a electrical pole, no big deal right? The man just steps over a bit to his right, and suddenly he jumps up, and flails his arms. He didn't scream or anything, but then he yanks his dog, and his dog goes over the same spot he did. (I was still walking, and checking to make sure he was alright) The dog also does a little jump over the spot. The guy and the dog stepped back aways.. I look where they had been shocked, and there was a green electrical wire running down the side of the pole, but it wasn't tied into the ground. the end was sticking up and lying on the ground. As i was coming closer to it, i made sure i stayed quite a ways away from it, cause i was afraid I might get shocked as well. The guy looked a little startled, but i think he's ok.

MY Thoughts...
But the question i can't get out of my mind is why would that wire not be tied to the ground? They have been doing some construction on the tracks and might be adding new ones, but i don't think they would change the electrical wires for that. Maybe it just broke but I don't really know. I think I'll get my mom to call it in to the town or whatever, so that it doesn't happen again. It's funny, you see this stuff happen on television and you think its not truly realistic, but it is. I remember reading in the Toronto Star, that a couple of people in Toronto with their dogs got electrocuted by some underground wires leaking because they weren't hooked up properly. I would find it quite interesting to find out how many times this happens to people. I've seen wires personally that haven't been put in properly, or the outside has been damaged. Shouldn't these things be fixed before stuff like this guy getting shocked be prevented? I know I'm young but if that would have been me in the guy's place, i would have FLIPPED OUT. If he would have been hurt, I don't know, I'd be so scared.
Well that's my scare for the day.

Monday, 9 April 2012

I officially hate dentists... but my skin is flawless!

~Warning ~ RANT ALERT :P

Well... it turns out i have two cavities... wooopy. I have NEVER had a cavity before and now i have two cavities, and a broken wire in my mouth because the stupid dentist was cleaning my teeth improperly. The lady was picking the plaque off of my teeth and she wasn't even trying to be careful around the wire on the back of my front teeth on the top and bottom. She ended up pulling one side of it right out of the cement glue, and afterwards was like "oh ya, the wire's loose, you should get it fixed" OH I wanted to scream at her, because i already knew it was loose. I just ran my tongue around my mouth, and i just cut the underside on the wire. I am so unimpressed. I told my mom, and she asked me what the lady looked like. I explained to her and she said that that lady had done something like that to her to. Now she refuses to let her touch her teeth. SAME HERE MOM!

So ya, sorry for that rant but It's not at all fair if somebody totally wrecks the wire that would've lasted another week or two if she hadn't of played with it.

 well I did something i haven't done in a while, i wore no makeup today at all. All i wore was a pair of earrings because i never leave the house without any bling. It felt nice wearing no makeup and it makes me feel a bit free. It also helps because it lets the pores breath a bit, instead of being all clogged up in foundation and eye shadows and concealers. But my frowns and scowls from being pissed off that I had cavities probably made me a bit ugly. I even made an old person raise his eyebrows at me because i looked so mad. See, that's a problem i have. I have major madness management issues. I've maybe put a hole in a wall or two, or sprained my wrist, but not from hurting somebody, just myself. It makes it easier to get rid of the anger, Instead of screaming. It gets the heat out, even if i have to bang my fist against my loft bed a few times, and even if it hurts. But when I'm really upset, which has only happened twice, i put a remote through a wall, and the second time, my fist. BUT AFTERWARDS I TOTALLY REGRETTED IT. Because now i will have to live with that hole in the bathroom wall near the door for a while until it gets fixed.

well i have to print off some assignments now, and go post some Photos on my other blog. :) Don't worry, just for you guys I'll refrain from more holes in the walls.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Some Quotes I like...

The above is so TRUE! today i was dress in nice clothes cause me and my family went out to church, and then i got home and put on the most comfortable sweater and sweat pants, and i loosened my pony tails, and yah :)

Easter fever... not

Well today was an interesting day today. I actually woke up on time, which for me, is quite rare as a teenager so I had plenty of time to get ready for church. To be totally honest to whoever is reading this, I didn't feel like i was engaged in the church service today at my church. I normally go to church every Sunday, and I usually am involved and singing, and paying attention. But today, I don't know what happened, but i had no desire to worship today. I just stood there, hoping for something to spark me, and did nothing. We had a baptism service today. Nothing really interesting happened at church. And it saddens me to say that. I Don't know why I'm telling whoever is out there this anyway.

Anyway, I painted roughly 3 new paintings today, well i finished one from the other day, and I am working on two abstract pieces. I have no idea what got into me... but i started working on this painting of ... ME. It wasn't realistic, but i just painted. it is very abstract in my mind. It has quite dark colours, with blocks of colours covering the mouth and eyes, and they i painted eyes on the top. But yah...

At least this Easter i got to have CHOCOLATE! See I've been trying to control my diet, to stay away from candy, but i get such bad cravings that i just can't resist. I could probably eat more candy than 3 of my friends. Well i need to get an english report finished, which will take me a while. Adios amigos!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

There's a saying...

Well here it goes. There's a saying that says: "Dont compare your life to others, you have no idea what their journey is about. " I think that says a lot. My journey right now is finding out where I belong in this world, what career I should strive for, and to have fun. A lot of other teenagers might say: my journey is about finding a boyfriend, or passing high-school, or something else that may not be important. But there are the few out there that have amazing journey's that they want to go on, but they don't have the time, energy or skills to start that journey. I want to start a journey right now, by starting these two blogs that I have : The Flying By Life of a Teen, and Flying High Photography. I want to express my own views of life, of each day. SO from now on, I will try to document everyday, an interesting event in my life, and tell it from my view. It sounds kinda stupid right now but I hope it works out!