Category Archives: Martina

I Love This Kid

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Thanksgiving is a holiday that is always filled with tension for me though I seek desperately for ways to end that and to feel happy and and have fun on this food holiday. Every day of my life, with few … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Just Want to be a Girl

Lately we’ve been spending a lot of time at our barn. We have had a huge herd turnover after years of no changes. We sold two horses and bought three. The only remaining long-timer is my old gelding, Payday, who … Continue reading

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Once upon a time my family participated in a group who practiced Native American ceremonial ways. There were sweat lodges, the main focus, but also charity work, dream work and, at Christmas time, a give-away. The people involved were, for … Continue reading

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Bunnies! and how we keep them

We have had rabbits for years but when our very last Poo Bunny died we made the switch to show bunnies. A Poo Bunny is a rabbit you keep to eat the leftover lettuce and whose poo helps to grow … Continue reading

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Happy New Year’s Day

If you are supposed to spend the year doing whatever it is that you do on New Year’s Day, then we’re going to have a good year. We had a slow morning, spent the next few hours de-cluttering (de-Christmassing to … Continue reading

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is a long way from the harbor where our cruise ship anchored and we thought we were going on an excursion with the whole family that day. We were very disappointed to find that we had been the only … Continue reading

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Helsinki, Finland

  Helsinki may have been my favorite port. The ship docked really close to town and the day we docked happened to be one of sailboat racing just outside the security area at the terminal. That is not a picture … Continue reading

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St Petersburg, Russia

We went on a cruise of the Baltic Sea. St. Petersburg was one port of call. We were there for two days. This is where I booked excursions for everyone in spite of detesting commercialism of any kind because I … Continue reading

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Sexual Initiation, budding women, sexuality and feelings

This is, I realize, a foreign topic to most, this idea that there should be such a thing as a sexual initiation for young women. Not something planned by parents or friends…the idea is that young women need to be … Continue reading

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