Sunday, December 21, 2008


radiate down upon
the golden pond
your rays shine bright
on this acre lake
for tomorrow might take
it all away
do you want to miss it?
i didn't think...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Song -- Got to let go

One day I was sittin
Thinkin about the past
What to make of it
Oh, Oh
What will become of it
Did it all really happen?

Got to let go
Got to let go

Because I know
I got to go
Go on to the next step
Oh, Oh

Got to let go
Got to move up and on
The pain of letting go
Is all I need to know
Oh, Oh

Got to let go
Got to let go

I hear the past is in the past
But don’t I need the past to have a future?
This I ask
Oh, Oh

Got to let go
Got to move on and up
The pain will go
This I know
Oh, Oh

Got to let go
Got to let go

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Adventure

At night, the darkness enfolds her. She doesn’t know what to do with herself. The clock ticks away. The background noise of the T.V. provides her with a sense of business. The lights are off. Click, click goes the keyboard. She doesn’t know why, but it provides calmness.
The adventure begins. She knows that tomorrow brings the journey of a lifetime. She takes a moment to reflect on the events that led to this moment. It all began with the desire for adventure. The gut wrenching need for truth and knowledge propelled her to reach out for this. Was she really ready? Did she know what she was getting herself into? She needed to do this. She felt that if she didn’t embark upon this, there would be no more options for her. Had she done enough research? Had she prayed or meditated enough? Did she really want this? The answer, Yes.

Inspiration -- Quotes

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,or what's a heaven for?
----Robert Browning

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
----Francis Bacon

There is no beauty but the beauty of action.
---- Proverb

To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water.
---- Author Unknown

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
---- Matthew 7:7-8 (see also verses 9 -12)

Inspiration - Why we are writers

We do not become writers because we get paid for it. We are writers because we put words on a page. Every "successful" writer was once an amateur. Dean Koontz taught school, as did Stephen King; Jack Cavanaugh was a pastor; Grisham practiced law.
Al Gansky, In Praise of Amateur Writers, July 20, 2008

Why do I do things?

An Important Decision
(I wrote this when I decided to go back to college in
2004/2005 for my undergraduate degree
..which I need to finish)

One of the most important decisions I have made was going back to school. Having made this decision a lot of personal changes would need to occur. Before making this decision I managed my time ineffectively. Upon realizing this I found out time management is important because others are affected when managed poorly. If done ineffectively duties get neglected or someone else has to do them. When time is managed poorly it might leave you with less study time which can cause grades in classes not to be as good as they could. When time is managed properly long-term success can be achieved. In order to be successful in school I had to learn good study habits. Good study habits can improve your grades and let you set higher goals. One of the many benefits for achieving good study habits is good grades. The decision to go back to school caused many changes in my life. My general outlook on life changed. My attitude changed and allowed me to set my life goals higher. After starting school I realized that I would be making a change from blue-collar worker to a white-collar professional. My classes will prepare me for these changes that are occurring. Changes in decision making ability and improving my mind will help make me a better parent. I will also become self-reliant and more self-motivated. Achieving success will make bigger goals possible. After I started school again I realized my communication skills needed improvement. Because of my decision to go back to school, they will be more developed. My ability to work and relate with other people will improve. Writing to and speaking with others will be easier.
This decision will make improvements in my whole life.

Horse Definitions - Funny

Hock: Financial condition of all horse owners.
Stall: What your rig does at rush hour in an unfamiliar city on the way to a big horse show
A Bit: What you have left in your pocket after you've been to your favorite tack shop.
Fence: Decorative structure built to provide your horse with something to chew on.
Horse Auction: What you think of having after your horse bucks you off.
Pinto: Green coat pattern found on freshly washed light colored horses left unattended for 2 minutes.
Well Mannered: Hasn't stepped on, bitten, or kicked anyone for a week.
Rasp: Abrasive metal tool used to remove excess skin from ones knuckles.
Lunging: Popular training method in which a horse exercises their owner by spinning them in circles until dizzy.
Gallop: Customary gait a horse chooses when returning back to the barn.
Nicely Started: Lunges, but not enough health insurance to even think about riding him.
Colic: Gastrointestinal result of eating at horse fair food stands.
Colt: What your mare gives you when you want a filly.
Easy to Load: Only takes 3 hours, 4 men, a 50lb bag of oats, and a tractor with loader.
Easy to Catch: In a 10x10 stall.
Easy Rider: Rides good in a trailer; not to be confused with "ride-able".
Endurance Ride: End result when your horse spooks and runs away with you.
Hives: What you get when receive the vet bill for your 6 horses, 3 dogs, 4 cats, and 1 donkey.
Hobbles: Walking gait of a horse owner after their foot has been stepped on by their horse.
Feed: Expensive substance used to manufacture manure.
Dog House: What you are in when you spend too much money on grooming supplies and pretty halters.
Light Cribber: We can't afford to build anymore fencing or box stalls for this buzz saw on four legs.

Inspiration - Flowers

Kudos to my mother-in-law...her flowers were awesome!

Inspiration - Indiana artists

My son Thomas. We were visiting my in laws in IN. We walked around downtown Auburn, IN. They had an exhibit of artists that had painted pictures on boxes. It was really neat.
Beautiful flowers in Auburn, IN.
My in laws..George and Linda and my husband, Tom. I thought this was neat...Look at the Miracle Grow in the lower right hand corner. Linda and Thomas Linda and Thomas

Inspiration - KC Bold Spirit

Lucky...the little Arab that could! He may be tiny...about 15 and half hands..but he is the Arabian stallion that will always challenge me. He has taught me that I must always have a mint on hand in order to have a small dose of his love. Bottom line...nothing in life is 'free'.

Inspiration - The Mares

The way we were.
This ones for the girls.

Inspiration - KC Revere

Revere..he so sexy!

Inspiration - KC Revere

Revere...the majestic 16 hand Arabian Stallion...the power that he has, the movement, he is a pleasure to watch. He has taught me that while one has the ability to do something...doesn't mean the motivation is not needed.

Christmas Tree in Water colors

I was painting with my son. He says it is pretty. I just love the ten year old perspective!

Why the title "While Folding Laundry..."

This is my first time setting up, maintaining, creating, sharing and participating in the Blog world. I decided to do this blogging thing in an attempt to connect with writers'. However, I am discovering that in my attempt to get back into the swing of writing, my creative juices are starting to churn. I enjoy discovering things..and the blog world appears to offer plenty of new discoveries. I look forward to sharing pieces of my writing and getting feedback.

Now, the title. I have many life experiences to aid in my creative writing. One experience that jumped to my mind as I was creating the title page for my blog was folding laundry with different family members when I was growing up. The things that I learned from this was amazing. My desire is to incorporate those experiences into my writing. My goal for my writing is for it to 1) Be a FUN creative outlet for me and 2) Publish it or maybe even a book will be born. I just really want to be open to whatever comes my way on this journey.

Till next time...

Sarah the Boxer

I looked over from my computer.......and what did I see...sugar plum fairies dancing in my cute little boxer, Sarah, dreams'....she was snoring too!