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Hello again. [Jan. 2nd, 2013|05:13 pm]
I hate setting a goal and not reaching it so I don't do New Year's resolutions. I do want to set goals for myself- small, attainable goals. Among others, I would love to begin actually using my journal; I've had it since 2008 and never really wrote in it with much regularity. I would blog but LJ offers more of a community aspect that appeals to me. So here I am, back in my journal, watching the cursor blink inquisitively at me.

Looking back over my posts since 2008, I have to both smile and cringe. I've come a long way- I got into vet school and am in my second year. Danny and I are engaged, getting married in May. Things continue to roll my way for the most part, although this winter break has been absolute hell. I hope that getting back up to school and re-establishing my routine will help me to regain an even keel.

Anyway, the point of the post: goals for 2013? I'm hoping over the next few days I can come up with some attainable yet meaningful goals for myself. Maybe that can be my next post.
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Blog. [Feb. 19th, 2010|06:03 pm]
Hi everyone.

Not sure if anyone "follows" me on Livejournal, but I've decided to create a blog journaling my thoughts/etc as I prepare to apply to vet school. I will stay on LJ to follow the communities, but I will post actively on the blog.

http://journeytovetschool.blogspot.com

Enjoy :]
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(no subject) [Dec. 8th, 2009|05:36 pm]
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Had my lesson last night with the instructors. I was nervous going in, but I think it worked out well. Didn't get a job offer, but it was far too casual for that sort of thing. We had beer and pizza in the lounge afterwards, and then I went home.

Carolyn had spoken to the woman in charge of sales, and she said I could lease Frosty- for the price of board there. $600/mo is too much for me right now, and I'm frustrated and torn. I could buy Frosty and board him elsewhere for significantly cheaper. He's barefoot, so trims shouldn't be ridiculous. Vet bills are vet bills, and I'd just have to keep my fingers crossed that I wouldn't need to empty my savings (though I would if need be).

I'm going to type out a budget and sleep on it for the next few days. I think I may buy Frosty after all :)
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Indecisiveness will be my downfall. [Dec. 7th, 2009|05:55 pm]
Saturday was the horse sale. I didn't buy Frosty, after my mom kind of geeked on me the night before. I asked my instructor about a lease, which is totally do-able, but what happens when I go away and want to take Frosty with me?

So I'll end up buying him. Soon, most likely, because there are lots of reasonable boarding places open. I hate to be dishonest with my parents, but we'll just have to see what happens.
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Vet school. [Dec. 1st, 2009|05:37 pm]
So unless some miracle occurs, I didn't get an interview for Missouri. The admissions lady said that an email was sent out two weeks ago to notify those who did get an interview, and I most certainly did not get an email. She said there would be a letter sent either way by January, so I guess I can still keep my fingers crossed.
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Scared. [Nov. 25th, 2009|04:45 pm]
I'm going to compile a proposal of sorts to give to my parents when I bring up buying Frosty. I've decided I want to buy him, though I would move him to a less-expensive barn. If my parents' feelings are hurt by it, or they really don't want me to, I'll have to give in, I think. But I'm hoping I can be convincing..
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Equestrian community. [Nov. 10th, 2009|06:54 pm]
I feel intimidated posting there. I think I come across as childish and unexperienced. Not to say that I have all of the equine experience in the world, and I'm sure almost everyone in the community has more than I do. But I really am not clueless :\

Note to self : word posts appropriately, so as to convey point.
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Frustration. [Oct. 13th, 2009|05:16 pm]
So just about all that is left of my vet school app is essay-writing. There are three left (I feel good about the one I've already written) but two of them are nearly identical! I'm so frustrated. I'm doing my best not to overlap but it's annoying at best.
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Cleaning. [Oct. 11th, 2009|05:52 pm]

I'm beginning to wonder if I'm becoming some sort of neat/clean-freak.

Ever since I moved into the new house in June, I've made a habit of vacuuming/Swiffering the floors every other week or so. I'm not perfect when it comes to putting the dishes away, but by no means is the sink ever over-flowing with dirty dishes. I suppose I just really like the look, smell and feel of a nice, clean house.

My bedroom is the worst of it, since I don't quite have enough room for all of my clothes (plus Danny's!) to hang in the closet or fit in the dresser. I know I need to go through and take out stuff for Good Will, but I just never seem to get around to that. Once we get a system in place where we can store our clothes properly, it will really reduce the mess in my bedroom. But at least the sheets get changed every other week.

Anyway, just reflecting!

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Whew! [Aug. 4th, 2009|02:02 pm]

It has been a whirlwind past few days! I was going full-speed all weekend, helping Danny move stuff out to Matt and Jen's new house near Chesapeake Beach, and then going out on the boat all day with friends on Saturday. Sunday was actually pretty lazy, but that's ok.

Danny talked to his dad a few days ago, and we're going down to Galveston next week to the beach. The only thing I'm dreading is being in a bathing suit, unfortunately. I just feel self-conscious, and I have plenty of weight left to lose. Not to mention it's Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, and oceans are looking pretty darn scarey right now :)

After a lot of thought, I'm going to forego the pony for the immediate future. I've been thinking of a puppy lately, too, but I think the best thing will be another adult dog. A friend for Ella that doesn't need as much work as a puppy. I'm going to be looking at Humane Society and maybe so local rescue dogs. I'm hesitant to search Craigslist, because I feel like people just put their problem dogs on there. Anyway, I'm off to do cost-analysis and look at dogs!
 

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