As you already know, we arrived in FL on Wednesday evening last week. Thursday was quiet. My brother, sister-in-law, and my two nieces, plus my dad and step mom were all here this time, so we did family things. Which mostly included sitting around. I already covered that on Thursday's threads last week.
Friday I ditched the family for the morning and went down to Wellington. I stopped first at trainers barn and watched her ride for a bit. Then I headed over to the horse show to catch up with Devon from The Food (and horse) Bitch Blog. I didn't have time to watch her ride that day, but we got to catch up for a few minutes so that was fun!
After the horse show, I headed back north to meet my dad and stepmom. We had an appointment to check out a barn closer to the house for her to take some lessons at, and maybe next year bring Eros to for the winter. It was a really cute place. They had a nice sized ring and lots of huge grass paddocks. The horses were all pretty fat and happy, though many of them seemed pretty old. Old is good though, in my opinion. If you can keep an old horse fat and happy, you're doing something right!
My stepmom's brother and his family came to visit on Friday for the weekend, so we all had dinner together at the house. It was a lot of fun, and thankfully, a fairly early night.
Saturday, I headed back down to Wellington. I watched trainer ride for a bit and then headed back over to the show to watch Devon and Petunia kill it in the low adults!
Monday I headed down to Wellie to watch trainer ride. She said I could ride the next day, so I was looking forward to that. After the barn, I did my obligatory Marshalls and TJ Maxx run in hopes of finding some great deals. The stores down here get some really fancy stuff, and it's usually on final clearance this time of year. No luck this time though. Bummer.
My brother and his family flew home that day, so it was just my dad, stepmom, and me for New Years Eve. We had dinner at a local deli/diner type place, and headed home with some desserts in hand to hang out and watch the ball drop. I took a nap on the couch, but woke up just in time to see the ball drop. I'm clearly, a wild partier.
I was up early to head down to the barn to finally get some saddle time. Unfortunately, the mare I was going to ride bumped her leg, so it wound up just a tack walk. Good enough for me though! I'll take whatever I can get! After horse time, my dad and step mom picked me up and we headed down to the fancy outlet mall. Dad splurged on all of us which was super nice of him. I got a fantastic fuzzy pink handbag that I'm stupid excited about. I'm sure you'll see it soon on Thursday's Threads.
I stayed north today rather than heading to trainers in the morning. I slept in a bit, and then went to watch my step mom take a lesson at the new barn. She rode a very tall, sweet, old warmblood named Imax and did a great job with him.
I had to pick up a few thank you gifts, so I did that post lesson. And that was pretty much the day. I'm heading home tomorrow on an 11 am flight, so nothing too exciting happening here in the morning. Back to the real world after that!
How was your week and New Years? Do anything fun and exciting?