Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sunday FunDay

Oh hi there. It;s only Tuesday? Great. Take me back to Sunday Funday please!

Monday, August 29, 2016

A Case of the Mondays

Have we made it to Friday yet? Are we even close? 

I was going through some of my old photos and found this gem. I had thought that the only shot I had of the two of them involved Ellie giving some serious Mare Glare to Wilbur. 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

One of these things is not like the others....

This hoof is missing a shoe!

Pulled off in our Friday ride, just in time for the weekend of course. She tends to forge and we actually didn't realize the shoe had come off until after our ride!

Fortunately Ellie has solid Arabian hooves and our footing is soft- she didn't take a bad step but we kept things fairly low key this weekend with light rides.
Tacking the shoe back on Monday- we've got a show to prep for!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Manchester aka Fabio

It's always a fun to celebrate with a friend, particularly when that friend just bought a new horse! And not just any horse mind you. But a Ken doll horse. A barbie horse. We may or may not be calling him Fabio for short. He arrived from Canada late last week and I had the chance to meet him (swoon)- he's even more handsome in person! Delish!

Monday, August 22, 2016

A Breech Rainbow

I quelled my OCD on Saturday by doing some mid-year closet cleaning and reorganization.

I was able to pull together a good haul of items to donate and I'm still toying with the idea of selling a few pieces online just to get my feet wet. More than just purging, it was great to take inventory and also just refold things- I tend to grab things closest to the top so a reorg gets me in some lesser worn stuff. Categorization was also a big theme- denim shirts all together, tee shirts all together....and I did go a little crazy with color coordination in my Breech shelves!

I'm always curious to hear how other's organize their closets! How often? Rules of thumb for what to keep and what to donate?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Silver Status: Unlocked

While I was at AETA one of our buyers for Manhattan Saddlery who I've had a chance to meet a few times and adore, mentioned that she read my blog. I was both flattered and shocked...mostly shocked.
And happy- a good reminder that a) some people read my blog and b) that I haven't posted anything for a million years!

What I have managed to do is unlock my Silver Status on United with the past few trips and now shooting for Gold. It's good to have goals I suppose!
There was something immensely gratifying about choosing my Economy Plus seat on the day of a long few flights home from Philly.

So on to a recap (in photos and captions) of where I've been the past month or so. Ellie and I are signed up for Sonoma Strides and Tides September 14-18 and I've been viciously guarding those dates from travel. Now between Salt Lake, Arkansas, Seattle, Denver, and NYC I'm hoping to get a few prep rides in.

First up: Montana for my cousin's wedding! It was a great Geick reunion in a beautiful setting! Lots of fun family time. My poor Mother- most of my photos revolved around getting a selfie of her photogenic self!
Clockwise Top Left: Last Stampede Rodeo, One Armed Bandit Entertains the Crowd, Tube/ raft/ kayak/ paddleboard trip in Helena, and Brewery Selfie with the crew
Clockwise Top Left: At the wedding- unassuming MOM w Kate and Karen, at the reception w MOM, Kate, Aunt Betsy, paddle trip w MOM, Kate, Karen, Celia and in the car w MOM,  Kate, and Karen
Straight from the wedding to Outdoor Retailer. A HUGE difference this year- rather than staying in Sandy, UT- I "house sat" for my step-cousin-in-law (say that three times fast)! The most exciting moment of the trip was on Friday evening when I went to show (Facetime) Paul the chickens and they had all "flown the coop" and escaped into the backyard. 
Clockwise Top Left: The Booth, Devious chickens, teardown (Saturday afternoon- finally!), and the deer (a fabulous, old cemetery w a herd of deer next to the house) 
And finally AETA. My favorite moment of this busy weekend was when we all crowded into the Chronicle of the Horse Booth on Sunday to watch Valegro win Gold!
Clockwise Top Left: The Booth, The Team...and Beezie, the thunderclouds that threatened my sanity, Team photo!