Thursday, June 29, 2017
Jeans: Vigoss jeans
And that's what I'm wearing to work in today. But I have a riding outfit today too!
Helmet: Charles Owen GR8
Top: Sport Horse Lifestyle
Breeches: Ariat Prix
Boots: Stivali Romitelli
That's what I'm wearing today! The horses didn't dress accordingly because laundry. What are you wearing? Is your work doing anything fun for employees to celebrate the fourth? Any favorites from today?
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
|My hat is straight, yes?|
|Rio thinks the cheering at the local triathlon is for him|
|This hat is stupid and my ears are not that big.|
|small horse, great big canter!|
|He's sees dead horses.|
|This hat should be Romey's. My ears don't fit!|
|Just gonna hide here behind the vertical... maybe mom won't notice|
|I think he's remembering how to jump!|
|So straight... yet so grumpy|
I didn't get any media last night when he was actually good, but I'm going to jump him some more tomorrow, so I'll try and get some then. And maybe we'll finally put some jumps up a little too!
All the ponies had Friday and Saturday off because I went up to the Skidmore show in Saratoga for a day.
It was rough getting out the door though. My car went in for an engine light on Monday, which I think I mentioned last week. I got it back Thursday after work, only to find it had this other emergency light on:
Saturday was a little drizzly in the morning, but it turned into a beautiful day. The show was sold out, which is awesome for them, but was a bummer for me. The Alumni division was supposed to go last in either hunter ring (whichever finished first). Unfortunately, neither ring would finish before 6. The trainer who was going to lend me a horse was completely done showing for the day, so I couldn't ask them to stay late for that. Especially when they were loaning the horse for free. So I didn't get to ride. But actually the class wasn't going to fill otherwise, so we did a q&a with the judges instead. And they gave us wine. So it was a win all around really. I hung out and watched the first round of the grand prix before heading home.
The trip home was uneventful. I got back early enough to pick the dogs up too! I didn't stay Saturday night so I could be home early Sunday to ride Badger. He ripped his shoe and most of his foot off when he was at Hits last week (and thus didn't show) so it was a shortish ride. Fortunately, he's sound on his stubby, fake foot, but I can tell he finds it annoying. It was nice to get on him though, it's been awhile! I get to ride him again this weekend before they leave for VT next week.
I also made time for a lobster roll. This crow, Sam, really wanted it though. He was making me uncomfortable:
Nothing too exciting has gone on this week. Just work and trying to get organized at home. All these weekend trips have done a number on the neatness of my home.
Hopefully this weekend I can take the short kids out for an adventure too. They haven't had a good walk in awhile.
And that's what's up this Wednesday! What's up with you? Do any showing? Have any coming up? Anything else fun and exciting going on for you? Let's chat in the comments!
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
I made a delicious bagel with lox and cream cheese. All went well there. Then I had grabbed a bunch of grapes from the fridge and stuck them in a bag to snack on after my bagel.
So I was sitting here at my desk stuffing grapes in my pie hole when I happened to look down at one of them...
Ugh. You guys. It was moldy. Most of the others still remaining the bag appeared not to be moldy. But how many moldy grapes did I not notice?! If you don't see a What's Up Wednesday post tomorrow, please send help. I'm only mildly allergic to mold, but I don't think I've ever EATEN it before.
Have you ever done something so gross? Did it nearly kill you? Please tell me I'm not gonna keel over at my desk.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
My boots took a little longer than expected because the first pair they made had a defect in the leather and they didn't want to send them to me. Instead, they made a brand new pair and they were almost perfect! To make up for the long time waiting, they sent me both pairs of boots. I thought that was so awesome and they really didn't have to do that. They do sell unwanted boots in their store in Wellington, so they could easily have made some money back on the defective pair.
I figured I would bring the boots down on my next trip to Florida and have them fixed up. So on April 26th I dropped them off at La Mundial. They said they would be ready on April 29th. Perfect. April 29th I went in, and the bonus pair still didn't fit. They re-took my measurements and realized that the actual measurements around the OUTSIDE of the boots were my leg measurements. Obviously, that's not quite right. So they said to leave them and they will stretch them more. I paid to have them shipped back. They also kept the good pair, both to use as a guide and because they had replaced the wrong snap so that still needed to be fixed. (They replaced the one on the bonus pair by mistake instead of the good pair.)
The bonus pair wasn't stretched at all:
But here's where I don't know how to proceed. I'm not comfortable returning the good boots again, because who knows if I'll get them back. Maybe I can just have a shoemaker or someone at Beval replace the snap. But the bonus pair? I mean I didn't actually pay for them, so I don't want to make a big deal/fight about them. But on the other hand, they're of no use to me. I guess I can just give them back to La Mundial when I'm in Florida and say thanks but no thanks? Or just let them sit around my house in case I lypo my legs? I just don't really know what to do.
What do you guys think? Should I try again to get them to fit me and have a snap installed? Should I just let them collect dust? Do I even bother contacting La Mundial about any of this? I don't want to be an ass. And as far as the free boots, they were free, so I don't really have much right to keep working on them. But what about the good pair with the bad snap? Ugh. I just am not sure how to proceed. What are your thoughts?
Boots: La Mundial
Spurs: Centaur and Color Tack
Spur Straps: Mane Jane
Belt: Mane Jane
Polo shirt: Hollister
Helmet: Charles Owen
The horses wanted in on the matchy matchy too, so I let them play along:
Rio wore some boots from a company that's out of business called Ascot-Pelham (or something very close to that anyway). His saddle pad and fly bonnet are both from USG and his bitless bridle is from Liberty Bridles.
Ok... Now for my work outfit. I completely forgot to grab photos at home, so these are... well.. Terrible.
Top: Vineyard Vines
Jeans: Kut from the Cloth
Belt: Vineyard Vines
That's what I'm wearing this outfit day! What do you have on? Any favorites from today? Do you ever match outfits with your horse? I know you eventers tend to!