I decided to leave the side inserts out because I kind of liked the nice shape it gave my hinny. Hehe
It's really hard to see your kids hurt but makes you feel good when they grow from it. Like that old saying- get back up on the horse and keep going. Well we had one of those moments today, literally.
It is spring break this week. Yes, all week. I only ever got two days when I was in school. We decided we wanted to take the kids riding today. My husband has been teaching our oldest how to ride on her own. And she has been doing amazing. So we decided to take a little longer of a ride than we normally do.
Well the horse, who is actually very good natured and good with kids, decided it wanted to go home, not something it normally does. It started heading back and going a little faster. And before she could stop pull the reins hard enough, it started running and she fell off. She is okay, just a couple scrapes and a bruise.
But she was instantly terrified of horses. She didn't even want to be next to them. Her daddy talked to her for a while and then she got back up on the horse, with daddy this time, and rode some more. She was still scared but at least she did it.
The point is that just because of one little moment, she forgot the many other moments with horses that were happy and fun. How much do we do that in life? I know I do. One thing goes wrong and I let it ruin the whole day. I forget all the things that have gone well. When in actuality all those good things should make that one moment not even matter.
Yes "bad" things happen but it's not the end of the world. If we can just focus on the good things than those bad things won't bother us so much. My sweet girl learned that today and I am so proud of her.
Yay, yay, YAY!!!! Today's a happy day!!!!! I am a finalist over at Saturday Mornings for the Best of March contest. I submitted my homemade tortillas and out of 700 entries, I made it to the finals. Yay!!! I am so excited!!!!
Now I need YOUR help. Please go vote for me and my so very awesome and tasty tortillas. We would love to win the equally awesome prizes. There is a "Vote Here" button on my side bar or you can click here to go to the voting. You can vote every day until April 1st, so don't forget to go back and vote as much as you can. And tell your friends! You would make my day!
And thank you Dana for picking me as a finalist! YAY!!!!!!!!
Hey, you may notice a few things different around here. I had planned on doing a sewing project today one of my kids decided it might be fun to get croup for the second time. Yay! Okay not really. Needless to say, sewing didn't happen. Instead I spent a lot of time sitting next to here on the couch. And therefore a lot of face time with the computer. I have been wanting to change a few things on my blog for a while and today worked out to be able to.
First thing, I went from three columns to two. I have been noticing a lot of blogs lately making this change. And I must say I like it. It makes it feel more relaxing and enjoyable to read because the post is not surrounded by whatevers. (I know that's not a word). So I'm trying out the two column thing. We'll see if I like it, and more importantly if you like it.
Second, I have had links to different pages in my blog on my sidebar. But being on the sidebar, I think they get lost and go unnoticed. I have been wanting to put them under my header since I made my blog, but have been unable to figure out how to make them cute like everybody elses. (Yes, I'm following the crowd again). But today I had plenty of time to browse the internet and found an easy tutorial on how to do it on The Coffee Shop Blog. YAY!!!!!! Just note, even with my "bundles" of time, I have not completely finished creating all the pages. So they are there, just empty, or needing some major revamping. I'll get to that one of these days.
And lastly, after I made the switch to two columns I decided I didn't like my post signature aligned on the left side and thought I might like to try it on the right. The original tutorial that I followed to make my signature didn't allow me to change the alignment so I found a new one at Blog Bulk. This one is just on trial, so it may not be staying. We'll see how I like it too.
Let me know how you like it. Your opinion matters, trust me. Tell me if you think I should go back to the other way, or if this way is more appealing to you. Be honest, I won't cry, I promise. (Or at least I won't cry a lot, hehe).
Have a wonderful weekend!