Wednesday, February 28, 2018

What's Up Wednesday

You guys! So much stuff is going on! I went out and socialized THREE nights in a row (I'm still exhausted) AND I've been riding! But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's go back to Thursday.
My mom and I had tickets to see the Bodyguard in Hartford (the closest "city" to where I live, about 40 minutes away). I wasn't super excited to go because I was going to miss wine book club and the weather was kind of iffy. They weren't sure if it was going to rain or snow. It wound up raining where I live, but snowing in Hartford. Mom decided she didn't want to go, so I was able to meet up with the book club girls instead. We met this month at a local restaurant for $5 martinis and book discussions. We read The Wife Between Us which at first I wasn't into, but it has a fun twist in the middle. I really liked it. Not what you'd call "literature" but it was entertaining and a quick read. Reviews were mixed in the group. I'm finding that the psychological books that I really like seem to not go over well with some of the group. The psych major in me keeps trying to analyze that....
On Friday, a friend's husband and his band were playing at a local pub. The restaurant was closed for a long while, and just recently reopened under new owners. I was excited to go and check it out. Only catch was, the band didn't start until 9:30. I'm super old, so that was pretty late to be going out after working all day. I made myself keep busy until it was time to get showered and changed. It was a good call. We had a ton of fun and the bad was surprisingly great.
But holy crap, I am OLD and Saturday came early. I'm not going to pretend like I got up early and was super productive. NOPE. I slept till almost NINE (which was glorious) and then made myself a delicious breakfast.
It was a lovely morning honestly. The best part? We actually saw the SUN! It was only for like an hour, but it still counts.
Obviously, I had to ride my horses. Duh. I made them wear pink in honor of the upcoming spring weather. I did Jampy first. He had a nice lunge up at the scary end of the ring which was maybe a little too much for his tiny brain...
But once the crazies were out, he was actually pretty civilized. We had a nice ride, and he even let me use most of the ring. That shouldn't be a big deal, but it is. Can't teach an old dog new tricks in this case!
Rio's been a little off, so I gave him a light lunge to see where he's at and then tack walked.

I just really love getting to sit on him. Feels like home up there. We didn't ride that long though because true to form lately, it started raining. After pony time, it was off to shower and then out for the THIRD NIGHT IN A ROW! Seriously this weekend was like reliving college, but with slightly less drinking. And much earlier last calls because CT.
We were meeting up to celebrate my friend Katie's 30th birthday. Her request was that we go to a brewery that she has not yet been to and that allows dogs. Her sister, Ashley, is an expert party planner (seriously, check out her blog, and also you may remember my photos from Galentine's Day, and last year's Kentucky Derby, all her there!) so she found us not one but THREE breweries to check out that were relatively close to each other. We had a great time, and since Ashley brought us all the food we could want, it was a pretty inexpensive outing.

The dogs had fun too. Our final stop had a couch and the pooches were more than happy to curl up and nap on there. So cute. I love the idea of being able to bring your pup out at night. I left mine home because sometimes they poop in new places... #awkward. I didn't get home until close to 1 and wanted to spend some time with my pups before bed, so it was a ridiculously late night for this elderly woman. Needless to say, I wasn't up early Sunday either. No loss though since it was pouring buckets. And would continue to pour buckets ALL DAY. No riding, womp womp. On the bright side, I made more progress in my cleaning out the hoarder's hovel (aka my house) so that was nice and productive. The veterans picked up my 20 bags of donations on Tuesday. I'm hoping to finish weeding out over the next couple of weeks and have them back one more time. And then hopefully have a nice, cleaned out, well organized house! (Hahahahaha! We shall see.)
Ugh, and then it was Monday again. BUT, the bright side here is that it's been in the fifties with minimal rain ALL week so far! I've ridden Jampy every day after work this week, and Rio's been getting lunged. He's looking a little better too, so that's good news!
Jampy is still TERRIBLE in the dark, so we haven't really gotten much accomplished. I figure after pretty much the whole winter off though, he's not fit nor strong enough for real work anyway. At least we're gaining some fitness while we battle the shadows. And the clocks change soon, so we will have daylight rides in no time! I'm just hoping super hard that the snow stays away and spring appears soon. Friday may or may not bring a snow storm so who knows what will happen?
And that's what's up this Wednesday! Nothing terribly exciting, but I did get to have a lot of fun both with and without my horses this past week. What's up with you? Do anything fun this week/weekend? Did you ride?! Let's chat in the comments!


  1. You and I have different definitions of "sleeping in." My normal weekday wakeup time is 9am.

    1. I would love to do that! I think I get the best sleep in the morning.

  2. I don't think I have the energy to go out three nights in row any more, mad props to you 😂 love the boys in pink!

    1. Yeah, me neither. I made it, but I've been caffeinating heavily ever since!

  3. I get my best sleep at night I think. I have a hard time sleeping past 8 anymore these days - unless I'm sick or super exhausted.

    1. I think all my wanting to sleep lately is seasonal. My body thinks it should be hibernating.