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I was going to post photos of my critters adventures of escape.

But in the light of the horrifying tornado in OK, I decided to post photos and links I’ve lifted off the internet. Sorry if I haven’t given credit to the right people but I’ll try to make sure I do.

All I can think of is the terror these people had to go through to try and escape the path of this tornado.

Prayers to all of those who have lost their homes, family members, livestock and pets. Broken heart

Size and fury of Moor tornado

Pray for OK





Until next time…Red heart Appy Trails and Keep Safe Red heart

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Please watch and consider everyone’s safety whether your in a car or on a motorcycle or bicycle.

If your on a bicycle, it helps to say hello while your coming up to us. Then we have a chance to acknowledge you are there and not be surprised with how silent you are as you’re approaching.

We want to continue to enjoy or horses, or lives and the wonderful outdoors.

Until next time…Appy (and safe) trails Smile

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Keep your horses up to date on their West Nile Virus vaccine.


Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Aired only once…

This was shared on Facebook today.

I’ve seen it numerous times.

…and I cry each time.

Only music and scenery convey the emotion in this message.

I try to keep most of my blog posts light and humorous, because I just don’t “get” the human race sometimes.

I don’t get the cruelty to others and animals.

I don’t get the senseless killings and deaths.

…or war

…because of greediness, uncertainty and ignorance.

Shootings at Sikh temple in Oak Creek, WI

I tried to think of how I could categorize this post as “growth”

Do we learn and grow from these incidents?

Do we become more paranoid?

I honestly think, all of the above.

My moment of growth came to me after my baby sister lost her battle to senseless cancer.

My 5 senses grew as well as my awareness.

Sight: I see and appreciate the colors around me.

Hearing: Birds, crickets, laughter…

Smell: Rain, flowers, my horses, fresh cut grass…

Touch: The feel of my hand over wheat in a field. Hold my hand…

Just a single touch can have an enormous stop in my tracks affect now.

Taste: Really tasting good (and bad) food, but appreciating that I don’t have to worry about my next meal, or if I have the ability to actually swallow.

awareness: The unsung heroes of our civilian, medical, military and law enforcement.

Daily awareness of my lost loved ones.

I’ve grown to notice that things roll of my back much easier now, and that life is to short to surround myself with negative or petty people.


Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Let’s run these people out of the business.

Let’s shut down these types of shows.

This video doesn’t even cover what they do to the horse’s tails.

Excuse my language but I’m fricking pissed!

Graphic Undercover Video: Jackie McConnell’s Alleged Methods | Rate My Horse PRO

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Hi, my name is Lisa and I have a secret.

In my double life…

when no one is around…

in my living room…

I’m a go-go dancer…

Okay, I guess I do have a small audience of 3 Cocker Spaniels.

Sometimes they have this worried look on their faces…


It’s American Idol’s, Joshua Ledet’s fault that I am a closet go-go dancer now.

When they said he’s going to be singing Runaway by Bruno Mars, I had no idea what to expect.

I had no idea who Bruno Mars was.

Until now…

How fun was that??

So I had to search online for Bruno Mars.

Actually, I have heard some of his songs like: Valerie, Just The Way You Are and Marry You.

I just didn’t know who sang them.

Now I do!

Let’s dance!

Who’s dancing with me?

I see you…Smile

Until next time…Appy Trails

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It’s March 12th right now and I decided to write a blog to post on March 14th.

I think I’m going to post it now…

March 14th is my birthday, it’s my dad’s birthday, too.

But 2 yrs. ago on March 14th my baby sister lost her battle to cancer.

From thinking she may have had a slight stroke went spiraling down into finding out it was brain cancer.

Amy grew up with disabilities stemming from Neurofibromatosis. She was on medications for epilepsy and migraines there was also hydrocephalus and blindness (benign tumors on her optic nerves).

Above it all, Amy was always such a cheerful person. Always remembering birthdays, trying to play jokes, adding to her funky pen collection, taking herself to the mall on the bus and ALWAYS on her cell phone. Smile

Our whole family received calls from Amy. Sometimes 10 or more a day.

Sometimes it was just to say “Hey Lisa I saw a pretty bird in the feeder” or “Lisa, Millie (her Scottish Terrier) is barking at a dog food commercial, it’s so funny!”

The ringtone I had for her was Tweety Bird saying “Now how you spose I got my wittow self in such a pwedicoment?”

I still have her number and ringtone in my phone.

I still want it to ring and I want to hear Tweety…


I always drove my mother and Amy to her Dr. appointments in Madison. I had the job flexibility to be able to do it.

It was a tradition to go to the Red Lobster (Amy’s request) after each visit and a couple times we went to the zoo.



But I have regrets:

  • Some days being too busy to take Amy to McDonalds or the mall, when I stopped over for a quick visit.
  • Getting irritated when my phone rang for the 7th time at work.

…I don’t know why I’m writing this blog…

…I can’t see the screen very well right now…

Can someone please find a way to turn back time?

3 weeks and 2 days after finding out Amy had cancer…we lost her…we were all there around her bed…

Jan. 31, 1973 – March 14, 2010

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I was forwarded this video from a friend. I thought it was so beautiful and the music was wonderful.

One of these years I’ll get out there for some sight seeing.


Until next time…Appy Trails   Smile

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Of course she decided to foal when I was home alone! It was all good in the end.

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