I haven't recapped a weekend in a little bit for you all, and I KNOW you're just dying to know how I spend all that free time. No? Well pretend you are, I promise to post lots of pictures!
I had a bunch of things on the to do list for this weekend, though not many of them all that exciting. But I knew if I wanted to get everything done, I needed to make myself a schedule. It's amazing how much you can get done when you stick to a time plan.
Saturday morning I had errands to run. Lots of errands. I got them all done by 11:30 though (as per my schedule) leaving me plenty of time to play with ponies. The kids had Thursday (rain) and Friday (more rain, plus WIND) off, so I knew Jamp would definitely need a lunge before riding. And possibly Ducky too, but maybe not with him. He doesn't get as cuckoo as Jamp tends to. I also decided Rio needed a little cleaning up, so I trimmed his beard and his fetlocks. I took care of Rio first and then worked the other two.
|Rio loves selfies... so vain.|
The Duck was great Saturday! He wasn't very fresh despite all the vacation days, which was a huge relief. He was so good, I even rode him out in the yard and let him have a little snack. I do that with Jamp in the summer a lot, but never trusted Ducky enough for it. Until this weekend.
I had hoped to get a run in after playing with ponies, but it wasn't meant to be. I had a Toga Party to attend (no really!) and I needed to find an appropriate sized sheet and figure out how to tie it. And what to wear under it! Here's what I settled on for underneath:
Here's my completed Toga outfit:
Ok truth... I was a little lazy Sunday morning. I slept in till about 8:30. It was wonderful! Once awake and ready to go, I went out to the barn first. My helper was there taking care of the ponies. So while she was doing the chores, I went out to the ring to remove a broken jump and reconfigure things out there some. I needed a larger area closer to the barn (and the lights!) where I could lunge in the evening if I need to. It didn't take very long, and then I headed out to finish my remaining errands (buy dog food and a birthday present for my brother). I was home by noon and worked the horses again. Jampy jumped a few fences and Ducky even trotted over some poles. Rio got to go out for some grass again. Gotta get that in before it's all frozen and covered in the s-word. (SNOW! Don't be gross.) Also, it was fairly warm out, so I let Rio have his back door open. He appreciated it!
Did you do anything fun and exciting this weekend? Have you been to a Toga Party? How are you feeling about these very short days?