Connected Again

I’ve been off the air lately. A few nights ago our internet crashed. I am not sure what caused it but it may be the Obamacare website thrashing around in its death throes did our access in. Stuff like this never happened with Bush is what I say. Of course most Republicans these days don’t even know who Bush is. They seem to think that we didn’t really have a President in the eight years before Obama. And you know they may be right! But I’m digressing The point is that I lost my internet but that’s okay cuz I was out gathering material.


My sister and her youngest daughter came to town for a horse show. (A little bit about that later.) We got to visit a little bit. It would have been rude to be writing a post during a visit don’t you think? For those of you who don’t think that I ever smile, this picture is proof that I do! Sister Ellen is also a fellow blogger. Go check out at News From The “Pole” Yard.


On Saturday I ran the Tulsa Run 15K. It kind of hurt. I had a sinus infection going on and had missed three days of work. Of course my boss is a runner also and asked me Saturday morning, “Oh, so you feel okay to run, huh?” To make matters worse I came in ahead of him, and his wife. Oh well, all in good fun is what I say. I’ll have more about the race in a later post.


Ellen and Jillian are both really involved with 4H and horses and horse judging. They were in town for the U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show. On Saturday night we met them at the show.  I had never been to such a thing and it was just amazing. I have not seen anything like this horse show ever, not on television or anywhere. Those Arabian Horses are very spirited, high strung and beautiful and the owners, breeders, and fans are passionate about the breed. I’ll also be posting more about this later. The National Championship is coming back to Tulsa each year for the next five years. I’ll be there!! Getting high on that green sawdust.


Jillian (at the far right) was the coach of a high school 4H horse judging team from Colorado. Jillian competed extensively in high school and then later at Colorado State University before she graduated. She stays active in the sport. She took vacation from her job to come down with the kids and help them compete.


And then of course we went to the Pumpkin Patch. Gotta have pumpkins this time of year. Of course, Logan can carry the pumpkins now. We started bringing him out here when he was about the size of the one he is holding.

So, anyway, that’s my whirlwind post. I’ve missed everybody! But it was a nice break also. We had a lot going on.

13 thoughts on “Connected Again

  1. G. W. Bill Miller

    Glad to see you back blogging. You were missed actually. The horse show sounds really neat. My cousin had a pair of Arabian horses when I was a kid. They were both beautiful and a little scary. I rode the old saddle horse who was more my speed. Your boy is getting so tall. I think he may be about ready to look down at you. Nice pumpkin too. Glad you are back.

  2. Gaelyn

    Crashed internet is a much lousier excuse to be off line than spending time with family. Looks like you were introduced to several new things which I look forward to reading more about. I once owned an Arabian, but never road dressed like that. Wow.

  3. Leedslass

    Most importantly, from a very varied post – when did SPB turn into Logan? I missed it and I’m an AVID reader!!!! I’m miffed about that.
    I look forward to reading about many promised photographs. You’re lucky your boss didn’t ask you why you were able to run when you hadn’t been at work. My mother would have said to me “if you’re well enough to run Anne Patricia Wilson, then you’re well enough to go to school” – this is an ancient memory as you can tell, with the usage of my maiden name!!!

  4. Yogi♪♪♪

    @LeedsLass aka “Ann” – SPB turned into Logan on this post. SuperPizzaBoy didn’t quite fit him any more. Except he has turned into a talented writer and recently got the highest grade on an in-class essay in his English class. So I told him he might still be SPB only it would stand for “Smarty Pants Boy.”

  5. Jeanie

    Sometimes having the internet down for a couple of days is not such a bad thing… looks like you used the off-line time very well.

  6. Lois Evensen

    Goodness, no Internet can be a terrible loss these days. I have managed to get along on sea days when we are out there, but that doesn’t mean I really like it. 😉

    Love that horse and that pumpkin! After Halloween that pumpkin sure will make lots of pies! Get out the nutmeg!

  7. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    I loved the first paragraph — you managed to nail everybody right and left in just a few hilarious words! Pretty darn good.

    Definitely not a bad time to lose our Internet…you had lots of photo worthy opportunities and thanks much for sharing them.

    I had to stop and think about your son (I knew that’s who it was, but the name …. and then I remembered that he’s all grown out of his nickname now.)

    Happy Halloween to all!!

  8. genie

    So glad you ran your race and survived. Good Job! Crashing internet is a real pain in the neck. We suffer with it out here in the boonies more that I would like. Thanks for introducing us to your sister.

  9. Leedslass

    That made me laugh out loud re. your explanation of Logan’s “new” name. I do like Smarty Pants Boy – the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree does it?

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