Thursday, February 21, 2019
Now a classy individual would probably dress head to toe in Fendi or Chanel to remember Karl. But I'm not that classy. Nor do I own a single thing from either brand. At least nothing that's authentic... (I do have a knock off Fendi belt! Don't tell Karl.) Without further ado, here is my homage to the late Karl Lagerfeld:
T-shirt: Karl Lagerfeld
Belt: Mane Jane
Buckle: Karl Lagerfeld
Jeans: True Religion
Rest in Peace Karl. Please stop torturing models in the afterlife.
Ok... now that's we're done with Karl, I have a riding outfit to share too!
Baseball hat: Horseware
Sweatshirt: Circuit Style
Socks: Dreamers and Schemers
Well, that's it for today! Any favorites? Did you know who Karl Lagerfeld was?
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
My first stop Saturday was to see my old buddy Bradley. You remember him right? My friend's brontosaurus horse that I love so much? Said friend was away for the weekend, so I got to have Big Brad all to myself the whole weekend! The best part was that I was able to coordinate with a very old friend so we could ride together. It was pretty chilly, so we were stuck indoors, but it was a ton of fun.
After hanging with Big Brad and friends, I stopped home to feed the old boys lunch and let the pups out. Caught Rio having a snooze:
Then I headed home to work on the elderly shedders at home. Seriously, so much hair coming off those guys! I think they're looking pretty good too... all things considered.
One of my book club friends, Ashley (also, sister to Bradley's mom!), hosts a Galentine's brunch every February, and this year it was this past Sunday. It was so lovely to catch up with the ladies over mimosas and a delicious meal.
The Well Dressed Table. This weekend's party isn't up there yet, but you can see last year's, as well as birthday parties and some other events.
After brunching I ran home to change, let the pups out, and feed lunch to Rio and Jamp. Then it was off to do all the riding! I started with Bradley. Since it was later in the day and the sun was out, I was able to ride outside. He was much happier, but I was much more tired, so it wasn't a very long ride. We had fun though, and he was wonderful.
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It was nice being super busy with ponies this weekend. I've missed that! I mean, the laundry is suffering but whatever. Totally worth it!
My step mom rode Eros yesterday, which worked out nicely because it was my dad's birthday. That freed me up to meet them out for dinner. I get him tonight though, and I'm excited to ride.
Did you guys have a nice weekend? Lots of horsey things happening? Laundry? Fill me in down in the comments!
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Sometime before winter I was completely caught up on laundry. COMPLETELY. It was miraculous. But then the sweaters came out. You know what's annoying about sweaters? Most of them don't go in the dryer. So that leads me to letting them fall to the base of laundry mountain in favor of items that can go through both machines in a timely fashion. Eventually, that's a really solid base of knitwear.
Then you get the lights. The winter season is a time of bright colors and darks. Not so much the lights. So those begin to accumulate too. Next thing you know, there is a solid 3 feet of lights and sweaters just clogging up the laundry room. And all the jeans and darks and brights are piling up per the norm above all that! Before you realize it's happening, laundry mountain is out of hand. If I don't get a handle on it, it will be laundry volcano, with an eruption of socks and camis blowing all over the laundry room. I guess you know what I'll be doing this weekend...
Have you ever found yourself buried in the depths of laundry purgatory? How long did it take you to dig out?
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Sweater: Brand unclear...
Belt: Swanky Saddle
Pants: VO Jeans
Shoes: T.U.K. Shoes
So that's what I'm wearing at work, but I also had a Valentine's themed riding outfit with a SURPRISE!
Boots: De Niro
Belt: Swanky Saddle
Sweatshirt: Rue 21
Helmet: One K
So that's it today! Any favorites? What do you think of those boots? Any big Valentine's plans today? I plan to hang with the ponies since they are my true valentines.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Sunday my helper was back, and I wanted to get to Eros before IEA lessons (that's a ZOO!) so I was on him in the morning for his light work. It was warmer and no wind, so he was his usual angelic self. Still a bit off, but certainly better than he was when I first got home from Florida. Baby steps I guess.
Also, I have these blankets I bought that I thought were more green than they are. They're a denim blue, so not really my jam. I forgot all about them, so it's too late to return them. They're from Horze, 100 gram blankets, size 81. There are two of them. If anyone's interested, I'm asking $55. I paid around $60, but just want them to find a home. I'd sell both for $100.
Sunday night I spent watching the Grammy's with the pugs and rolling all the wraps. So many wraps. Why do I have so many wraps?
Me, being the jerk I am, had to ask the question. (First I must preface this by saying I was alone with the vet since the barn is closed on Mondays. It was just he and I so I could speak freely. Much my preference.) I asked, could this inflammation be caused by say, having a week off and then being worked really hard, and likely jumped as well? And he said yes absolutely. So my guilt about blaming the staff has been erased, because while the shoeing problem didn't help, it was not the sole cause of this issue we're having. Moving forward, Eros will have time off if neither my step mom nor I can ride him, and I will bring him back to work slowly after said time off.
But I digress... As for fixing this, he's on an anti-inflammatory for awhile to see if we can get that ligament to calm down and shrink back to normal size. There doesn't seem to be any real disruption or tear, so that's good. Doc said lasering it can help, but he thought his were all rented out at the moment. He'll get me one as soon as possible though. We're also going to change the shoe again to one with a wider bar to give a little more support to that area. Hopefully, now that we've found the issue, we can actually get him better than he was before. But I'll settle for what we had when Eros first arrived if that's the best we can do. It's not a quick fix unfortunately, but I do think we'll get him patched up. AND the best part, he can canter again. We're still on light work, so no real WORK, but at least we can trot and canter and get some fitness back. Both of us! I'd like to get back to lessons, but I feel badly that there's only one lesson horse that jumps. I don't want to add to his workload. At the same time though, I have all these lessons that are paid for already. Boarding woes.
That's about the extent of the horsey news for the past week. Yesterday we had some weather, snow that turned to freezing rain (lovely) so I didn't visit Eros. He didn't have his usual Monday off since the vet came, so I figured that worked out nicely anyway. I'll see him tonight though, and I'm super excited to do some cantering! Kind of... There might be ice coming off the indoor roof, and Turkey Eros might make an appearance.
|Geese were into the snow I guess?|