Unplanned pit stop this morning ... Hopefully this will not take all day!
The weekend kicked off with Italian food at a local chain, Mandola's. I hadn't realized it was a similar set up to La Madeleine, where you wait in line to order and get a number. The restaurant was very family-oriented, too. I can recommend the food, but not the atmosphere if you prefer a more … Continue reading Weekend Project: Cleaning out the Storage
I had plans to ride Eli last night ... until a dump truck spilled its load across I-35 ... right at the exit I take to get to the barn ... While this is beyond my control, it does not alleviate the guilt I feel when I can't get out to see Eli, whether to … Continue reading Missed It Monday
Eli schooled lightly but very well over fences on Friday evening. As it turned out, it was a good thing I jumped him then, because Saturday, while sunny and bright, was too windy to jump anything. I had trouble just trying to trot. We had sustained winds out of the north at 25-30mph with gusts … Continue reading High Winds
This is a check in for me, and my horse, and actually my dog, too! So a little while back, I decided I needed to stop eating so much crap. Right around the same time, Eli decided to change his diet, too. And of course Conrad's appetite has improved since he had his teeth cleaned. … Continue reading Eating Habits
I am jumping someone else's train today -- May as Well Event and The $900 facebook pony both posted 30 things we didn't know about them, and I really like learning random shit about people. At first I wasn't sure that I could come up with 30 things, especially non-horsey things as Amanda did, because … Continue reading 30 Things
My parents are from Michigan. In what I can only characterize as a stroke of genius, they moved to Texas in the 70s (and it had absolutely nothing to do with the Army. Nope.). So every time I say something about this winter of never-ending ice and wet and cold and fog and freezes, they … Continue reading How to Texas in Michigan Weather
I have really funny friends, and sometimes we have amusing conversations. And sometimes the culmination of such conversations result in: You know how it is. We are all trying really hard not to suck. Some may try harder than others, and some are in different places in their journey of trying not to suck. And … Continue reading Procrastination
There is some math in the back of my mind, and I considered discussing it in this post ... but I hate math. So we'll skip BMIs and what percentage a rider's weight should be of a horse's weight for a safe and comfortable ride for both. I am within the acceptable range in both … Continue reading Am I Supposed to Change?
While I did not see as much ice at my house as some other areas of town, driving to the barn was out of the question on Tuesday because the main road I take there had iced-over bridges. Work texted to say the library would be closed. This meant spending all day with Conrad. And … Continue reading Ice Days