Yesterday was a lovely day here in the Willamette Valley. As usual, I ran out to the barn after work. All three of my horses were out in one of the pastures as I drove up, munching on hay piles and shopping for what little grass is left in the sacrifice area.
I'm one of those lucky people whose horses all get along relatively well. My oldest gelding is a bit bossy, and enjoys alternately grooming my mare and then pushing her around. The big guy just ignores him and minds his own business, but he and the mare are quite friendly when they go out alone, as are he and the gelding. I call him The Mediator, and I think he'll make a fabulous babysitter when I get around to breeding my mare. I got a new camera a few weeks ago, a fancy shmancy DSLR, and I've been dinking around with it at home, until now, because I haven't had much time at the barn in the daylight lately when it wasn't raining.
So, I sat for a while next to the fence and click, click, clicked away (God bless digital cameras), playing with lighting and angles and the multitude of different settings I'm aware of (and some I'm not!).
I confess to an unplanned bag of doritos in my lunch, as well as not really wanting to go for my post lunch run. I also confess to having had a bit too much whiskey at dinner last night, which probably has something to do with the previously mentioned doritos and lack of motivation.
Windward Farm, Washougal, WA- our work in progress, our money pit, our home!
I confess to regularly taking my two geldings out to pasture and back in together. I used to simply turn my oldest guy loose to follow--both directions! And surviving!
I confess to eating a container of Bacon Cheddar Ranch dip and black pepper potato chips from Trader Joe's for dinner a week ago...sigh...so much for trying to lose weight to fit into my show breeches.
Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!
I had totally planned to start laundry, but the machine was already in use....so I fed ponies, and was getting ready to go ride His Haffyness before it got hot and before my 1 o'clock meeting with a rep (that's right, she who owns ONE thing of eye liner and only ever gets smelly stuff as presents is going to be a sales rep), and as I was zipping up my half chaps the phone rang, meeting bumped up to 10am >.< Really quick hop in car and drive up.
Indulge in a Mocha Frapp from McD's while I'm out. Perform a..mostly legal..U turn when I run into traffic/road block, come home, machine is free but I fail to get anything into it, and have no lingering desire to ride, so I am currently doing computer yoga on my bed, being comfy, and reading about other people riding instead of being out doing it myself.
At least I'm dressed for it...the half chaps and boots never came off. Shhh don't tell the honey man I have shoes on in bed!
Owned by a Paint/TB and an OTTB.
RIP Scoutin' For Trouble ~ 2011 at 10
RIP Tasha's Last Tango ~ 2010 at ~23
RIP In Sha' Allah ~ 2009 too young at 5
I confess to drinking coffee with lots of frothed half-and-half for breakfast and no food.
What camera did you buy? I just got the Nikon 3100 with kit lenses. I am planning to play with it this weekend at a clinic.
Oh, you reminded me. I also confess to stopping at the coffee shop for a caramel silk blended coffee. Caramel, white chocolate, and coffee with whipped cream and caramel swirls goodness. Wedding diet? What's that? Who has a budget? Not me.
I *want* to say its the d3100. I'm shopping for more lenses now, it came with an 18-55mm that works great for anything you can stand within about 10 feet of. My dad is a semi-pro with multiple Nikons, so any advice I need is readily available.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what
lies with in us. - Emerson
* every time I re-start my diet I go outside and wouldn't you know it !!!!! ?????
THE ENTIRE DAY SMELLS LIKE FRIED CHICKEN !
Best. Quote. Ever.
I've been like Hyperbole and a Half the last couple of weeks -- need to overhaul home and barn and CLEAN ALL THE THINGS!!!!!!! My enthusiasm for these activities has been going up and down like an EKG. Oddly () I am most enthusiastic when I cannot actually DO said things, i.e. when I am at work, I craft plans of organizational WONDER.
When I'm at the barn... aw c'mon, it's Washington, it's not raining, the horses are out in the pastures for the most part, the sun is shining, birds are singing...
...and I am sitting. Enjoying it.
Must clean ALL the things?
Arrange whatever pieces come your way. - Virginia Woolf
Did you know that if you say the word "GULLIBLE" really softly, it sounds like "ORANGES"?
I never want to be at work. That's why I'm on COTH.
ME TOO! Yep, 5 of my saddle are western, 3 are hunt seat, and I have 2 dressage saddles now. I think I've gotten at least 3 of them in the past year! And I might have one I forgot about stored upstairs ....that would make 11 total.
Too funny about her self-improved color!!
#1 - to raking up last night's uneaten hay in the stalls before horses moseyed in from pasture for breffy and not topping it off with fresh.
I did sort of try to make sure no peed-upon hay got raked into their piles
Hey! They left it there and watched me walk from house to barn before deciding "Meh, may as well come in for grain"
#2 - between Tuesday afternoon and last night, finished off a 1/2 gallon of caramel ice cream with mini-Rolos in it...and a ribbon of caramel fudge.
Damn you, Bluebunny for being on sale!
According to the package I consumed 4 servings (1/2 cup = 1 serving? HA!) at a sitting.
ZuZu: I wanna live where you live!
*friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon: Steppin' Out 1988-2004 Hey Vern! 1982-2009 Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009