So much time has passed. . .

January 20, 2018

But I finally have something to say. Even though I should have been blogging books all along. I have just finished my first two weeks at my part time job at my local library.

I am so happy. And if I am careful I may even be able to save up for things.

I felt good enough this morning to actually tackle some of the mess in my apartment.


Ponies. . .

April 8, 2017

I didn’t know that Virginia has ponies in the mountains as well as on the coast.



At least one more ASOIAF horse name

May 3, 2016

Night’s Watch  – dark bay or brown colt by Midnight Lute out of Petite Princess by Dayjur.  He’s an unraced 2 year old.

And then I remembered seeing in a race’s results – Old Valyria – a 3 year old bay filly by Old Forester out of Woodland City (SAF) by Al Mufti.

While looking for her I found Kingslayer a 3 year old bay colt by Ghostzapper out of Leigh Lake by Kris S.

And in another fandom:  Riddler a 3 year old dark bay colt by Harlan’s Holiday out of Rhapsody Queen by Unbridled’s Song.



New horse for the Fannish horsenames list

May 2, 2016

ASOIAF division:


Arya Stark = a 2 year old bay filly by Roi Charmant out of The Toast of Troy (Unusual Heat) – bred in California by B&B Ziets Stables & Scott Regner.  Currently unraced.

There is also, of course, Arya – a 4 year old filly (chestnut) by Kodiak Kowboy out of Quelle Affaire by Riverman who is a winner (9 starts, 2 wins, one place).

Dothraki Queen – 3 year old bay filly – graded stakes winner – by Pure Prize out of Sharaiji Blossom (Saint Ballado) who may be running in the Kentucky Oaks on Friday.

Songoficeandfire – a five year old bay mare by Dynaformer  out of Catchascatchcan (GB) (Pursuit of Love (GB)) – she is multiple graded stakes placed.

Lord Tyrion – a 4 year old bay gelding by Discreetly Mine out of Goforitmrsmiller (Speightstown) whos is a winner (21 starts, 4 wins, 2 places.)

Queen Khaleesi – 5 year old chestnut mare by Suances (GB) out of Prospective Gal (Inspired Prospect) – 8 starts, no wins, one place.

Khal Drogo – 5 year old dark bay gelding by Ministers Wild Cat out of La Lapin by Atticus.  Unplaced in five starts.

Winterfell – 5 year old gray mare by Jazil out of Quoit Blessed by Waquoit.  Three starts – unplaced.

Lannister – 4 year old dark bay gelding by Triumphant Flight out of Running Debate by Open Forum .  3 starts – unplaced.

There are probably more.  These are just the ones I recall.

Ha!  Just found a Lord Snow _ a 3 year old dark bay gelding by Congrats out of Parchisis by Street Cry (IRE) – Unplaced in 2 starts.

How about The King’s Hand (SAF) – a 5 year old bay gelding by Rebel King (SAF) out of Kadie (SAF by Scuffleburg.  This is a South African bred horse and a winner.

Drogon – 2 year old dark bay colt by Iqbaal out of Sea Ballerina by Sea Hero – bred by Stephanie Phillips & Don Wilson in Florida



Retirement and me

March 20, 2016

So things came to a head in my job and I was given the option of taking retirement so I did.  I needed to save my pension .  That was why my retirement began.  It actually started with a month long vacation in November.   One of the things I’ve known for a long time is that I have never had a job that I really enjoyed.  So much so that I have difficulty believing that it is possible for me.

This may explain why I am having difficulties finding a job.  It’s hard for me to get in that headspace of enthusiasm.

But I have been thinking of what I would like to do and if I can manage on my pension with a part time job to bring me close to what I had been earning.  (It was not much and half of that is barely survivable.)

I am trying to get my head together, get rid of all of my ridiculous amount of stuff – mostly books.  If I got books down to a manageable level then I could get rid of bookshelves.  I can definitely get rid of clothing that no longer works for me.  And I have lots of paper to go through.

What I would like is to make a dedicated space in my apartment for painting and drawing.  To set aside a dedicated time for that.  Make that a job for me.  Eventually, to try to sell some things.    This is an area where I have been way too timid where it takes a bold person to even make the attempt.

So:  retirement from the university signals time for me to really be who I am.

Fannish Horse Names

February 4, 2016

This is kind of a mini-series:

Honeydukes – a 3 year old chestnut filly by Birdstone out of Abound (by Smart Strike)

H K’s Merida – a dark bay 3 year old filly by Friesan Fire out of Truth and Nobility by Proud Truth.

And Songoficeandfire – a 4 year old bay filly by Dynaformer out of Catchascatchcan (GB) by Pursuit of Love (GB) came in second in her recent race.

One of the top Kentucky Oaks contenders is Dothraki Queen a bay filly by Pure Prize out of Sharaiji Blossom by Saint Ballado.


New year. . . new post

January 26, 2016

Apparently, this is an annual event.   I hadn’t realized how long it has been since I last posted anything.

I am hoping to be more active here.

Particularly about my reading life. . . currently my knitting life is just frustrating me.

If I can find my sock needles – I am going to cast on some plain socks:  that’s about the speed I can handle right now. . . but IF I can find my sock needles.

However, reading is regaining it’s precedence in my life.    The library re-opened on the 18th – I have been there four times since then.   My pile of TBR library books is huge and I still have three requests out there.  So I am looking forward to settling down with many good books.



January 14, 2015

Yes, yes, yes. I’ve been thinking about how much her fierce character showed through recently as she fought her way through the pain that stifled her physical sense of self and the pain meds that were inhibiting her mental prowess – as impressive as she was before – when she was whole she was at least as impressive in her strength in handling the crap she was dealt.

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R.I.P. Cigar

October 9, 2014

I never even got to visit him at the Horse park.


IRWS appearnce

August 10, 2013

I read a blog called “Riviera Dogs” and the other day a picture of an I RWS named Maggie who lives in Monaco was posted: