Protected: just shake your head

Crystal & Cookie Archive on September 8, 2009, 3:35 pm


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Ingrid Post

Crystal & Cookie Archive on September 7, 2009, 9:31 am


Make sure you read on the home page, my post about Ingrid.  Comment!  I want to send it to her in a few days.
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Ingrid Klimke

Crystal & Cookie Archive on September 6, 2009, 11:34 pm


Ingrid Klimke is a 2008 Olympic Gold medalist in Eventing.  She also competes in Grand Prix Dressage.   You can read a complete listing of her accomplishments here at her website. I met her and spent several sporadic days with her, spending time with a friend who trains out of her barn.  I attended a jumping and dressage demonstration at an open training day at her farm.  I also watched her show over several days on 2 different weekends.  The positive lessons I take away from Germany,
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Protected: I will buy you a new life…

Crystal & Cookie Archive on September 6, 2009, 11:09 pm


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back…

Crystal & Cookie Archive on September 5, 2009, 2:03 pm


The barn hasn’t changed.   Barn = Women + Drama Don’t miss this at all. People were distant yesterday; I’m sure it has to do with Jim not coming back or perhaps someone has already let people know I am not working for Jim any longer.  Still, it’s strange for people to not really be talkative to me. ~ Matters not. My friends were thrilled to see me.  Heather came in from Tennessee for the day.  She planned to turn around and go right back but decided to stay the night.  So Lindsey,
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Does any one have any blog / website ideas?

Crystal & Cookie Archive on September 4, 2009, 11:37 am


Does any one have any blog / website ideas?
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NY to NC - Here I come!

Crystal & Cookie Archive on September 4, 2009, 11:35 am


Can I tell you how much I love JFK?!!  I LOVE AMERICA! I go to airport.  Great book stores, great food.  (Of course it’s expensive, but I don’t care!).  Jet Blue is awesome.  I have a laptop station, free of charge.  Free wireless, free electricity to full charge my laptop before I get on…  ~ I am not surprised but just humbled by the amount of support I have gotten since landing.  All my friends, all my awesome, awesome friends have been so over-the-top supportive about
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New York

Crystal & Cookie Archive on September 4, 2009, 8:53 am


New York has been relaxing, laid back and entertaining.  When I made the first Amsterdam flight, I was dismayed at not being to fly right home.  Now, I think its even better I have had 2 days to decompress, before heading into Raleigh.  I went to lunch with David.  Good. Then I met Dorcia to walk around town and catch up.   She’s my brother’s ex girlfriend.  Lives here in New York and is a fashion stylist / personal shopper.  A little piece of awesome all in one.  I felt like
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Ingrid

Crystal & Cookie Archive on September 3, 2009, 7:53 pm


Since I was traveling, I didn’t have time to real-time blog about my experiences with Ingrid Klimke.  The day before I left, I went to try and catch her.  I had taken several pictures of her, printed my favorite out and wanted her to sign it.  (You know what’s really awesome…  blog readers?  I have taken super pictures in Germany but didn’t post them here because I was saving them for Jim’s blog.  HA!  I can post whatever I want!  Yay for me!) I go to see Ingrid and she
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New York

Crystal & Cookie Archive on September 3, 2009, 7:09 pm


New York On the plane, I strike up conversation with the guy next to me.  His daughter rides.  Looks up to Anky. Ha! As we exit the plane, he tells me he is getting a cab to downtown and I am welcome to share it.  I take it.  $60 cab ride later, I’m smack in the middle of downtown.  I try to pay half but he laughs and says it’s a business expense, no worries.  So in one day, I lucked out with 2 cab drivers. I had no plans and no clue I was gonna be in the city.  I call Eric,
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Protected: Trains Planes and Automobiles.

Crystal & Cookie Archive on September 3, 2009, 12:02 pm


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Crystal & Cookie Archive on September 3, 2009, 11:57 am


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Protected: sunday

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 30, 2009, 12:43 pm


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Protected: does it have to be official…

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 27, 2009, 8:08 pm


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Protected: saturday

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Can things get any worse? Yes! In fact, they can!

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 21, 2009, 6:45 pm


I want to go home.  I’m ready for this to be over. this is what I posted on my facebook account, and it sums it up, so I’m re-posting here. I must repeat to herself… “I am a rider, I am a rider, I am a rider…..” because I have to remember regardless of what I am doing, where I am doing it, or what shit I have to eat… that what I am … is not my job, is not my gender, is not what people perceive me to be. What I am is a rider, who has her horse at home,
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Protected: ugh

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 20, 2009, 5:42 am


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dumped

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 17, 2009, 5:08 pm


Although its been close to 2 years since Cook died, I still have bottles and things with her name on them.  A grooming box.   Anti-fungal cream.  I commented I wonder what will be the last thing I have, the last thing I use bought for her.  The last time I have come off of a horse was coming off of Cook.  I blogged this, I’m sure.  I was riding her bareback in the ring, in a halter and a lead rope…  we were done with our ride.  I was headed toward the gate.  A cat scooted
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random

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 17, 2009, 5:07 pm


I tried to examine what I have learned in Germany.  I learned I will never live here.  LMAO.  This is not my type of place.  I do like the people I have met (for the most part).  But mostly, I do not like the class placings, social standings which seem to be rampant here.  Someone said to me “well at least you have grown close to Jim this trip” It’s interesting because I don’t know if I know him any ‘better’… or if we have just adapted to each other because of the
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future

Crystal & Cookie Archive on August 17, 2009, 5:07 pm


Nikki (along with everyone else) wants to know what is going to happen when we get home.  The short answer is I don’t know.  I can’t really go into details on a semi-public blog about the changes both of us want to make in life.  But it’s hard to blog about future events, because there are so many variables.  The long and short of it is, you can only plan for yourself… that is, make plans for either road laid before you.  I want to stay on, I want to be a permanent part of this
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