Sunday, April 01, 2012

Long Shots...

This morning I watched one of my FAVORITE movies (yeah, I have a lot of them) but with the Kentucky Derby just on the horizon this one was appropriate. I have yet to watch it that I don't have tears streaming down my face. 
Secretariat was a Virginia horse...a long shot that only a handful of people had faith in but accomplished a feat that NO HORSE has been able to do in 34 years! Will we have a Triple Crown Winner this year?

Back in 2008 Hubby and I visited the Kentucky Horse Park...yeah, I had to see this statue!

 Check out this video and relive this horse's amazing race.

This year I'm giving serious thought to having a Kentucky Derby Party...with hats and watch the Derby, just seems like a lot of fun.  Besides it's Son #2's birthday--his last one in the 20's!  Has anyone else ever attended or thrown a Derby party?  Tips and pointers are welcome!!

So....did anyone else play the lottery Friday?  I've NEVER bought one...till Friday.  As difficult has times have been lately I figured what the heck...I can let go of $1 for a VERY slim chance.  There were 5 winning tickets matching all 6 numbers--and 1 ticket that matched 5 numbers to the tune of $250,000.  It was sold right here in the valley....guess who bought that ticket!?


I NEVER win anything so I'm sure you really believed that one!

I'll have some FO's to post up in a few days...made bunnies & sheep for the kids in the family waiting for them to dry so I can stuff them.
Also working on some spinning....

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!


Becky said...

I loved that movie! I remember watching Secretariat race. I was only 8, but I remember that Belmont stakes vividly.

SissySees said...

Giggle... but I *LOVE* a good Derby party, and that movie. I think we're past due for another Triple Crowner, but I keep falling for all the wrong horses.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

That was a wonderful move and a fabulous horse. I've been to Derby parties but that was a long, long time ago.