Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Is it really September?

Well, almost. It's been a busy second half of the month. School has started and work is crazy. Shawn (in the 3rd grade) has cried at school twice already. *sigh* so it didn't take long to get back into the swing. Both Shawn and Alyssa are grounded until I-don't-know-when for lying to me. This is the first I've had to deal with that and I'm hoping it is the last. They are grounded from everything, and anything else I can come up with until I am no longer mad.

We had a good show last weekend. My mare won reserve champion in the Halter championship class (and 2nd in the regular class). She won the Halter class she was in on Sunday. I was very proud of her. The kids were at their dad's and didn't show. We only have a couple more shows this year. While that is a relief (so much work and money and time!), it's sad. It signals the end of the summer and the start of cold.

Seriously, I'll try to have something a little more interesting in the future, problem is all the drama in my life.... well I'm not going to SHARE with the entire world!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Bloggers Block

It's becoming painfully obvious that outside work, I must have no life. I work, pick up the kids, go to the barn, go home and work, pass out exhausted, and start again. You can't blog about work (see dooce) and outside that the most exciting thing I've done this week is get up early to make sure I had dry clothes for work. Fascinating!

Megan is grouchy tonight, Dan is grouchy tonight, and I think I need a beer. I don't even like beer. I'm going to add that to my list of things to do next week - learn to like beer.

*guilty admission: I've been locking myself in the bathroom and faking indigestion to have time to relax... I can spend a good 20 mins reading the paper or surfing the net on my Palm. I think I'm about to get busted though. How many people need to 'poop' 3 times a night?

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Back in the saddle again

Well, I rode the horse again tonight, this time with saddle. All went well.What a relief.

We were talking about the cartoon "Jem" today at work. I was talking about it anyways, the 'kids' I work with were looking at me like I was nuts. I even sang the theme song (you're lucky to be spared). Apparently I am the only person in the 22-30 year old range to have heard of the show. It was one of my favorites.

What was your favorite show growing up?

Saturday, August 05, 2006

I got dumped..

So I've ridden horses for a while.. like all 26 years of my life. Yesterday, for the first time ever, my ass met with the ground not by choice. It hurt. Like hell. Today it's worse.

My 3 year old filly has been through a lot in her short life. We've been diagnosed with EPM (not the case), laziness (nope), arthritis, and now I think there is a stifle issue. Everytime I get something fixed, something else breaks. It reminds me of the Ford Mustang I used to own. I finally sold that and it now runs perfectly - with no problems - for someone else. Typical

I've ridden her without a saddle for a total of three times. I've gotten to ride her this year a total of three times. I think it's time to saddle up. The worse part about my untimely meeting of Mother Nature's Earth... I had to get up and brush it off and get back on.. and people watched the whole thing.