Thursday, May 21, 2020

Thursday's Threads

Outfit Day! Now that I'm riding again and also working from home I have a riding outfit to share! But that's it... Cause I'm wearing my horse clothes to work now. I'll try and remember to take outfit photos on Mondays so we can have a work outfit and a horse outfit next time. Anyway, here's what I'm wearing today:
It's so great to have breeches on again. Seriously. And since I don't have photos, I'll let you know here. I'm wearing a pair of Regal boots to ride in because I have no issue spraying then with bleach when I'm done! And I've been wearing my One K wide brim with the rose gold accents.

Top: Dover
I picked this top up at the end of the season from Dover. They were half off I think. It's a little heavier than a sun shirt which is perfect for the weather here today which is high 60's.

Belt: Mane Jane
Went with the purple strap to match my shirt and the matte black buckle.

Breeches: SmartPak Pipers
These breeches are annoying because the first time I washed them the purple patches bled all over everything. Plus they're pipers. But I do like the color scheme. So there's that.

Socks: Dreamers and Schemers
Went with my Shiny socks today. How cute are these?!

Arm Party!
Lefty:
Lefty kept it simple today with my Loriece bracelet and apple watch.

Righty:
Righty kept it pretty calm today today too! I wore the purple band for my Fitbit and this super cute vintage bracelet.

And that's it for today! Any favorites? What are you wearing?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

What's up Wednesday

Sooooo.... I went back to the barn last night. Officially! Pammon is on full training board this month, so I am having them continue with his tack walks for right now. I'll probably do him over the weekend though. But I DID ride Shiny!
She hasn't been in work since I stopped going to the barn (actually before that, I stopped riding before I stopped going) so it was a VERY light ride. We did maybe five minutes of trot each way, and otherwise just did a lot of walking. We started indoors and then walked a few laps of the outdoor. She was a little alert out there, but didn't do anything naughty. It felt great to be back in the tack. GREAT!
Eros and I took a walk outside too. And everyone had a nice curry. SO wonderful to spend time with them again.

So that's my big news for this past week! But I did some other things over the weekend too. Now that it's getting nice out, it's for sure getting to be iced coffee season. So I brewed myself a bunch of black coffee to keep in the fridge for the next few days. Plus, I made unicorn coffee cubes.
And most importantly I got these syrups from Ghirardelli to dress up my iced coffee.
Who needs Starbucks and Dunkin'? Not me! Ha!
I also made sure that both days this glorious weekend the pups and I took an hour to be outside and enjoy the sunshine. They only last an hour as they are very much house dogs. Pugs like their beds you know?
Artie's been working on his Blue Steel


And I finally got around to putting my gorgeous new browband on Shiny's side pull bridle:

It's so perfect! I really hope the horse size bridle arrives. I have the browband set and ready for it! Though honestly, I don't have a full sized horse that will going bitless any time soon. #rehabforever But still. It's nice to have everything organized and accounted for.
I got my quote this week for the ring and fence which will basically use all my horsey savings for awhile. But well worth it. I don't have a start date just yet, but hopefully soon. I spoke with the parentals and they agreed with my thoughts on taking Eros and Shiny home this summer. So once that fence and ring are repaired they can move here. Which will be amazing. It's been so weird having an empty barn. Especially when I walk in there and announce "Hi Guys!" out of habit and then remember there's no one there... Awkward.

So this weekend, I plan to finish moving stuff into the trailer. I also want to do some more in-barn organizing. I needed to figure out what was going in the trailer before I reorganized everything that lives in the barn/corn crib. I also need to move Pammon's stuff to the correct locker at the barn, and bring home some of the winter stuff to wash. So lots to do this weekend!

How are things with all of you? Getting your spring cleaning done? Have you been able to see your horses?

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Truthful Tuesday

If you are my Facebook friend, then you already know I've lost my trailer keys. The real confession is that I knew they weren't where they should be way back in November when I moved the horses. But since I didn't need them, I forgot to look for them. This past weekend the weather was AMAZING. Perfect for doing outside tasks like moving my show stuff back into the trailer. My tack room door is on the opposite side of my trailer than my barn is, so it would have been much more convenient to open the side ramp and walk stuff in that way. Problem was, the little door above the ramp was locked.
I spent several hours looking everywhere they could possibly have been. I've deduced that I must have either left them at the trailer dealer, or dropped them at the truck dealer when I traded the truck. Because they are definitely not at my house. Along with those keys, I'm also missing some keys for a trunk lock and a bike lock that I use for the tack room at away shows. So that's a bummer, but all things I can easily replace. So that's not so bad. Fortunately, the trunk lock that no longer has a key was not on the trunk!
The good news is, thanks to Hillary, I now know that there are only a handful of different locks for trailers. And there are websites where you can just order new keys. So $27 later, I have three new keys on their way to me. Fingers crossed they work.
I did still start moving things back in. I had ordered some new plastic tubs so my stuff is super tidy (and matchy). For blankets and coolers though, I have different tubs on order. Since those things are heavy I wanted wheeled tubs instead. They won't match the others, but that's okay. They just delivered a few minutes ago, so hopefully I'll get that completed this weekend. Then I just need to clean out the tack box and make a list of things that need replacing in there. I obviously don't need any of that any time soon. But it's nice to have a list and feel like it's organized.

I've basically packed it for Pammon, Shiny, and Eros. I don't have three of everything, but do of most things. And likely they wouldn't all three be showing anyway. Given that most of them are lame. Who knows which ones will ever actually show. But again. Good to be prepared! And most stuff I have anyway from my past horses. The only things I need still are a shipping halter for Shiny, some new locks (lol.), and I think I'm going to replace the buckets and feed tubs. They're all pretty beat up, and are all something like 14 years old. They got a lot of use back in the day. So time to replace. The list will grow when I get to the trunk though, I'm sure!
Anyway, today's confession is about the keys. Have any of you lost keys? Seems a pretty common occurrence.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Thursday's Threads

Outfit day again! Where does the time go? Anyway, it's still chilly here, but tomorrow we could see 70, so there is a light at the end of this winter tunnel. Still sweater weather today though.
I went with foxes today. I really wasn't sure what I felt like wearing, so I just picked a bin (any bin) and had to wear what was in it. It was foxes!

Sweater: Modcloth
I haven't worn this in awhile because well... it had gotten a little snug. But my initial anxiety during this pandemic helped me drop 10 lbs, and it's fitting great now! I think that fox is adorable!

Belt: C4
Gotta love a cute foxy belt. C4 does a fun job with cute prints, and I think one is adorable.

Jeans: Lucky Brand
These actually look REALLY silly with socks... they're ankle length and definitely designed to be work barefoot with boat shoes or flip flops... but pandemic times allow for new rules. So here we are.

Socks: Old Navy
Aren't these adorable? They are a little too thick for wearing with most shoes. But since I'm not leaving the house today, they'll do just fine!

Accessories!
Ring: Betsey Johnson
This adorable ring has a matching necklace, but I didn't wear it today. Isn't he cute!

Arm Party!
Lefty:
Lefty is wearing another Betsey Johnson piece along with my trusty apple watch.

Righty:
Righty is donning the Fitbit, followed by an ADORABLE fox wrap bracelet from Tory Burch and a cute little leather and metal bracelet from Lilo. Funny though, I have that same fox bead in my craft supplies so I could re make this in another color one of these days. Perhaps a black one...

And that's it for now! Any favorites? What are you wearing today?

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

What's Up Wednesday

Nothing terribly exciting to report here this week. I've been plugging away in the craft room, and it's just about finished. I have one more small bookshelf en route, and then then some stuff to hang on the walls, and that should be that! I'm really happy with it. It's morphed into a craft room/library. And it's pink! I've tried three times to upload a little video tour, but to no avail. So here are some photos instead.





 It was terrible weather this weekend, cold (in the 40's Saturday!) and really windy. So I didn't feel so sad about staying inside and getting things done. I did get to visit the horses on Saturday morning. I had to drop off supplements again and Pammon was almost out of his treat pockets for his meds. It was perfect timing as he was just heading out for his walk. While I was watching him walk, Eros came out for his hand walk, too. So I got to see both boys out and about. Shiny I visited in her stall, and everyone was pumped full of snacks accordingly. Still waiting on the quote to fix my ring, but hopefully that will get moving along soon. I haven't talked to the parentals yet, but I'm leaning towards bringing Eros and Shiny home and keeping Pammon at the barn with Fefe for the summer. But we'll see. Eros isn't just my horse, so I have to see if the family will be okay with that.

Sunday was a little nicer, fortunately, and I got to socially distantly visit with my mom for Mother's Day. I had flowers delivered ahead of time and her gift had arrived earlier in the week. So no contact required. And I even brought my own folding chair for comfort. Ha! Life is so weird right now.

I got to see my nieces from a distance last week also as they both had birthdays. So I guess it was a very "social" week for me! It was really nice to see my family, even from a distance. Dad and Stepmom will be home in a couple weeks (Fefe too) so that will be nice also. 

So I guess that's it for now. Hope you're all hanging in there!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Truthful Tuesday

Well. We've had the plague and the murder hornets... And now I'm fighting the mice. Those little ass holes got into a fresh bag of P's prescription dog food. The jerks! So I've waged an all out war. So far I've caught five. Five! Disgusting. I don't even want to know how many more there are. The curse of old houses I'm afraid. Everyone always thinks old houses are haunted, but usually it's just a horrible rodent infestation. Still though, I prefer the mice to when I had the squirrel problem. That was a nightmare. Literally, because those effers are nocturnal and would wake me up at night.
I think with all my house cleaning and moving into the upstairs after all these years, I've dislodged all their secret living places. So I guess I've been living with a lot of mice all over the house for a long tine and was just in denial. How gross.
So that's today's confession. It's mouse hunting season.

And as promised I have a Tuesday outfit to share. Not a full post, just some pics for you:



Thursday, May 7, 2020

Thursday's Threads

Happy Outfit Day! We've reached the point in quarantine where it's extra difficult to keep track of the days. So I wore my Thursday outfit to make sure I can remember all day.
And if you're wondering, yes, I have a sweater for each day of the week. I've been collecting them for awhile now, and I just finally completed the weekdays.

Sweater: Unbranded
I found Thursday on ebay. There was one seller that had all the days, which made it pretty easy to finish my collection, but I didn't like their Thursday color scheme. So I had to go hunting for this one. Kind of Halloweenish, but I like it.

Belt: C4
C4 put my favorite meme on a belt. I thought it was just an April Fool's joke but then they actually had it on the website so I had to get it. So perfect for these times. Plus it matches my Thursday sweater.

Jeans: True Religion
I went with these gray jeans for the Thursday outfit.

Socks: Betsey Johnson
Betsey made it easy to get all the days on my feet. One pack of socks covered the whole week! These are actually a halloween themed set it seems like, but that's sort of perfect for my orange and black Thursday sweater. This pair says "Spooky Thursday" which is also appropriate for these scary times we're living in.

Arm Party!
Lefty:
As much as I love my Hermes watch band in all it's beauty, I am having a lot of fun with watch bands too. So obviously I had to get this one that matches the belt. I also made that childlike stretch bracelet that says Thursday. It's amazing the things I've discovered in my home while cleaning up. Those giant letter beads was one such find.

Righty:
Righty has my Fitbit up first. I went simple with just a black band for that today. Next up is a cuff bracelet from Rustic Cuff. They had this days of the week set on their site for awhile, but it was stupid expensive so I didn't buy it. At the start of this pandemic they put it on clearance for 80% off and I was all "Sold!". So I have all the days in cuffs as well. The next two I strong together during one of my quarantine craft sessions.

So that's it for today! Are you all still in your jammies? Keeping track of the days?