Wednesday, December 4, 2019

What's Up Wednesday

Last week was Thanksgiving here in the US, so that meant a couple of days off work, tons of delicious food, and LOTS OF PONY TIME! My favorite things!
Thanksgiving day they do mucking and mamosas in the morning at the boarding barn. I got there a little late, so I missed the mamosas, but I did clean my horses' stalls! (Such a good boarder I am!) Unfortunately, being the world's slowest stall cleaner (seriously, I've earned that title annually) I used up all my barn time doing that and didn't have time left to ride. Oops. Maybe I should have gotten up a little earlier... Anyway, it was great to get to see them on a holiday still. That is one really nice feature, we aren't forbidden to see our fur kids on holidays. (I always hated that boarding in other places.)
Always something in his mouth. Always.
After barn time, I got cleaned up and headed over to my brother's for the big meal. Everything was delicious, and it was so nice not to have to leave in the middle of everything to go feed the horses dinner! I didn't get any photos, too busy eating and enjoying the family. But trust me when I say we had ALL THE FIXINGS! And then some.
After dinner I got to play My Little Ponies with the nieces.
Those Equestria dolls though? Super creepy.
And then I had to go to sleep because Turkey Coma. Not too much rest for the weary though! I had to be up early to get all three horses ridden (or hand walked) by 11:30 so I could meet my family for second Thanksgiving up at my little brother's grandma's house. She's 99.5 and not really able to leave the house, so we brought Thanksgiving to her (just a day late). Instead of a repeat meal though, my stepmom made a roast and some delicious sides. And I got to meet my newest fur niece, Lucy:

She loves me. Clearly.
Saturday I flatted the horses again, but this time had plenty of time to spare. Everyone has been really good, except maybe Pammon who keeps biting holes in my outter wear on our walks. I did finally realize though, that he is 100% Buddy the Elf.












Hear me out. Everything makes him happy and all he wants to do is give hugs.Not to mention his affinity for sweets. 

Anyway, I spent the rest of Saturday working on Mt Laundry and cleaning out closets. This would be a common theme for any free time the rest of the weekend.

Sunday I got to have a lesson on Eros, and you guys! He was so perfect. 

Well. Mostly perfect. He was super lazy on the flat, which I found surprising. He had a really easy week. Step mom rode him Tuesday/Wednesday, he had Thursday off, and Sunday was the first time he even jumped all week. But I'm not one to complain about quiet horses. Much my preference honestly. But laziness on the flat aside, he was absolutely perfect over fences. I even have a video of our last little course! We have lots to work on still, but I'm so happy with where we are finally.
 
 
After horsing I picked up a bunch of chinese food to eat for the next several meals. Chinese food is the perfect comfort food when we're having a snow storm. I ate some of it with these guys before tackling Mt Laundry again.
I love my pony 4 a ponies. I have a Bud, Jampy (thanks to you all!), and Rio. <3
 The horses had Monday off, and then there was an accident at the barn earlier in the day Tuesday. It's not my business to share, and it was just a freak thing. No humans were injured, but there was a loss. They asked that we respect the owner's privacy and closed the barn for the day while they did what needed doing. So my tall kids had an extra day of vacation, and I will hug them extra tightly this evening, that's for certain.

And, good news on the truck! Somehow my oil filter got a hole in it. They aren't sure how that could or would happen, but it did. Thankfully, the fix is an oil and filter change which I was due for anyway, so it was cheap and not actually a big deal. Even though it seemed like one! So yay for some good news! I pick him up at lunch time today.

Did you all have a good week? Those that celebrated Thanksgiving, did you have a nice one? Anything fun happening? Tell me about your week in the comments!

14 comments:

  1. Good to hear that you got lots of pony time AND good food/family time in as well. I could eat turkey dinner once a month, I love it so much. I need to find some US friends within driving distance so I can have our Tksgiving in October, then another one in November!!! :-)

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    1. Haha! That's a really good plan actually...
      I'm not really that into turkey, but I love all the sides. SO MUCH!

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  2. omg i love the cheering and encouragement in that video!! Eros really does look great tho, nicely done!

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    1. Haha, trainer was really excited for us that day!

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  3. Eros and you look so good in the video. Also, what a beautiful indoor arena. I have arena envy (which is probably more for truthful Tuesday then what's up Wednesday)!

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    1. Isn't it? Lovely footing (though Shiny doesn't agree) and a nice size. It really is a luxury I could get used to!

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  4. You and Eros look fabulous. I'm glad you have a good Thanksgiving Holiday overall.

    I had lots of family in town. My mom and dad came last Monday, brother, sister and brother in law plus two dogs came last Tuesday. So my tiny house was pretty packed until Saturday. Hunter was also sick, we did a 5k turkey trot on Thursday, saw a movie and did some shopping. Food was all delicious. It was a whirlwind time, but it was good.

    I didn't ride last week because of being sick and having family in town. I was hoping to ride this week, but so far I've gotten over my sinus cold, but I now have a cough and don't feel well. Maybe I'll feel better tomorrow or Friday....or at least I hope.

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  5. So sorry to hear about the loss - that always sucks. THanksgiving day is one of my favorite days to ride because 1) day off and 2) no one at the barn (at the old barn I and the other working student or once I became an adult with a job, just me and the new WS would be out riding and having fun listening to the radio as we did it, plus it always helped me work up an appetite) I miss that tradition now that I live down south.

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    1. Ugh, yeah. It's the worst. I feel badly for everyone involved.
      I love a good workout before the gorge fest! I used to run a 5 mile Turkey Trot thanksgiving morning, but haven't in a few years.

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  6. The same thing happened to my oil filter a month ago! I was prepared to drop big $$$ on like an engine gasket or something when I saw how big the puddle was, but it was just a filter with a hole in it, which we fixed with an oil change I was due for anyway. Glad it was something cheap!

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    1. Oh, I'm glad to hear it's not that uncommon! Only because I was kind of wondering if my neighbor did something to it.
      Nice when it's something easy isn't it?!

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