Thursday morning, I dragged my squinty eye and bruised body out for an easy (ha!) run with Vanessa and Pepper. It surprisingly went pretty well and we managed 3 miles with just a little walking at the end. Sometimes it's nice to take it easy. We were proud of our adorable outfits for the morning too:
After running it was a full day of work, and then riding.
I'm having part of the roof replaced on my house, so Thursday that project started at 7 am.
It was pretty late by the time Jamp was feeling back to normal, so Ducky and Rio had a day off. (Who am I kidding, every day is a day off for Rio!)
Since I no longer had to be up at 5 am to horse show, I spent the evening relaxing with these two:
Ahhhh a day off! I had my new helper working Friday and my horse show was canceled so I had a whole morning to be productive in the house! AND run errands. It was amazing. I cleaned out a section of the closet, ran a few errands, and then came home to this:
I rode Ducky and Jamp (lightly just in case!), and spent some quality time with Rio. It was a gorgeous day so we took some pretty photos while eating grass:
|Like this. Only slightly more human looking|
Saturday- July 4th!!:
Busy day ahead! I gave my new helper the holiday off so I had barn chores to do in the morning. Originally I had planned to run the Chester Rotary 4 on the 4th, but at the last minute I bailed. I was feeling so drained from my Benedryl induced semi-coma, I didn't think I had it in me. That race is a challenge on the best of days because it is non stop hills. NON STOP HILLS! I knew I could probably manage to cross that finish, but I also knew I had a lot left to do the rest of the day and night. And sometimes, you have to forfeit a road race. It happens. There's always next year!
I headed out to the barn fairly early instead so I could get chores done as quickly as possible. The horses were having the day off (everyone deserves a holiday!) and I had a party to get to!
I stopped at the store for some appetizers and snacks for the evening portion of my day, then went home to feed all the four legged kids and grab a sweatshirt. I was meeting my oldest friend and her family at my dad's beach house to see if there would be any fireworks to watch. As a bonus, my little brother and his girlfriend were in town! It was such a great evening, full of yummy snacks, good friends, and fireworks!
|Little brother making a "cake" and his GF|
|Me and my besty and her hubs photobombing|
|Yay fourth of July!|
Though I had a barn helper, Sunday was an EARLY morning for me! I had to be at my neighbor's house by 6 am to braid her young horse for his first horse show. He looked adorable:
It was still SUPER early and my helper was working away in the barn, so I headed into town for a trip to the farmers market. I got all kinds of goodies! Including fish for dinner that night (and enough for the next night too):
|veggies, potatoes, and fish, all from my local farmer's market. And I cooked it myself! And didn't die after eating it. Win!|
I lump these together because they weren't terribly exciting, and were mostly mirror images of one another. Monday I finally went to the Dr for a little help with my bee stings. I didn't want any more Benadryl! And was still looking like this:
The tall kids worked Monday and Tuesday this week. Nothing exciting to write about, but they've been good. Planning to show Jamp on Saturday this week. Let's hope no tummy aches get in the way of our plans!
Still working on getting more running in my schedule. Now that the bruises and bee stings are healing up, no more excuses! (RIGHT?!)
So that's what's been up. Sorry it's so long and picture heavy... but who doesn't love pictures?!
What's up with you this Wednesday? Tell me your holiday stories in the comments!