Friday was Cinco de Mayo, which despite my love for Mexican food and Margaritas, I normally do not partake in festivities because, ugh crowded restaurants! But one of my coworkers is leaving for a new job so we decided to have a Cinco de Bye-o celebration for her. I was originally planning on just meeting everyone later for a drink after I rode, but it was pouring buckets outside, so I decided to feed and head right over. Much fun was had, and I was even still home by 11. (I'm so old.)
Saturday I was supposed to run a 5K. But you know... it was raining when I woke up. So I opted out. #lazyrunner I'm not proud of that. But I'm not really ashamed of it either. Maybe I'll try again soon.
Instead of running, I got to work riding horses once morning chores were done. Jampy was WILD and I wound up having to toss him on the lunge line for a few minutes. Glad I did, there were many antics. Once that was out of his system, he was pretty good, other than spooking at bunnies. Cause you know, killer bunnies in these parts. I planned to take the tall kids out for grass after each of their rides, but I was super lazy about it so I just rode them out to the grass instead of hand grazing. No one seemed to object.
Rio had a lunge since I haven't sat on him in a little bit. He looked great (to the left, to the right... his canter looks great!) I climbed on, but just to walk him out and graze. Rio gets to do whatever Rio wants. And he said he didn't feel like working.
Next up was a super fun Derby party hosted by Ashley from The Well Dressed Table. I put my money on the underdog Patch, because how could you not? And also on Fast And Accurate who was not so fast. It was super fun, and I enjoyed catching up with some friends over dinner after the race.
|This turf table runner covered in ponies and roses was the cutest thing ever!|
I wore a hat per the dress code.
Also on Saturday I discovered the snap chat KY Derby filter. You're welcome. Good luck unseeing this:
And then before you knew it, it was Sunday already. I have been behind on absolutely everything since coming back from Florida. And this became a problem this weekend when I was trying to find the time to shop for all the birthdays this weekend! My youngest niece turned 1 on Saturday, the older one turned 4 on Sunday, and my step mom ALSO had a birthday on Sunday. (I'm sure she prefers I not tell you how old she turned.) And I had zero gifts ready to go as of Sunday morning. Thankfully, I know what I'm doing when it comes to shopping.
I stopped first for breakfast because a girl needs her strength for fast paced shopping. Next stop was to the Kate Spade outlet for Step mom. That went a little too quickly because my next stop was to TJ Maxx for the girls, and they didn't open until 11. (Which, by the way, is really inconvenient. I was ready for shopping by 8 am but nothing was open!) Clearly the best option was to stop at the Ralph Lauren outlet. I behaved though, leaving with a dress for my older niece and a charity bracelet ($10) for me. I zipped through TJ Maxx once they were open with some great finds for the girls, and I was home with plenty of time to ride Jamp and Rio. Sorry Romes, you drew the short straw. Both boys were very good fortunately, because I had no time for naughty ponies (hence Romey not making the cut)! Always time for a selfie with Jamp though. Always.
After ponies I went over to my brother and sister-in-laws to celebrate birthday palooza. My dad and step mom were coming a bit later, so we did present things to start.
Cake was super fun, Ellie made a big mess with her smash cake. Anyone else kind of want to just tear into a cake with your bare hands and stuff it in your cake hole? No? Just me? Ok then.
After cake time was home time. I didn't get much of anything done even though I really should have. Such a slacker. One of these days I'll actually unpack and do laundry. This week did not contain that day.
The ponies have been a little up this week with the temperature drop. But no one's died so far, so that's a positive. But my favorite part of the work week so far is my baby plant grew a flower! I grew this thing from a seed which I figured would never grow at all, and it actually grew a pretty flower!