Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Monday, December 20, 2021
Well.... How about that?
I don't have any idea how that's calculated, and I certainly didn't submit myself for consideration 🤣 also clearly under the old name before the rebrand, but still sort of cool!
Friday, December 17, 2021
Since the cat (or noodle!) is out of the bag..... Meet Penny!
|DH telling Cici she is going to have a new sister.
If we had timed things better, we could have gotten a puppy while I was WFH during the pandemic, but of course we didn't, alas. The two breeders we got our original fearsome foursome are both out of the dog breeding business, but I reached out to one of them to have her let me know if she came across any females that were not working out in a program for whatever reason, to give me a shout. We weren't in any particular hurry, just casually keeping an eye out for the right dog. We love Cici but it's unlikely that situation will ever happen again -- DH was at a total stranger's house with a mutual friend, complimented her because we had so many dachshunds and clearly love them, and they just GAVE her to him 😳
|I still don't understand how someone could just GIVE this spastic little meerkat away, but their loss was very much my gain. I love this dog.
|Total champ for the 3-hour car ride home
Thursday, December 16, 2021
I guess I'm never going to get around to recapping the lesson two weeks ago, but since I didn't get any media, it's not like it would be a terribly interesting recap anyway. But I don't want to get too far behind, so I'm going to try to catch up from last weekend! A local(ish) friend from my GMO takes lessons right down the road around the same time as I do, and actually two weeks ago I stopped by her lesson on my way home and snapped some pics for her. It was super cool to get a chance to watch her lesson, because her coach is very well versed in biomechanics, so the teaching style was very different than what I'm used to while simultaneously framing some of the things I'm working on in a totally different way. Local friend had also asked about stopping by where I lesson to watch my lessons, so after clearing that with my new instructor (jesus I need an abbreviation for that at some point I guess) we managed to make it happen last weekend! Do you know what that means? ALL THE MEDIA.
|Leg yields are coming along I guess lol.
Not only did my friend cheerfully pick up the camera and snap photos throughout the whole lesson (getting some GEMS, let me tell you! I posted way too many on FB and I'm not even sorry about it lol), but I also brought my Pivo thinking maybe I could start getting video footage even on days I don't have someone to take pictures, and she kept an eye on that and moved it around to make sure it tracked me through probably 80%+ of the lesson. Media overload!!
|But can we talk about this ROOTD? IT KILLED.
|Still totally in awe every day (and particularly when I see photos/watch video that this mare is mine guys!
|Blogger is doing things backwards again, this was us leaving the morning of the lesson. I love her new halter fleece. Be your own secret santa, drink and Amazon Prime ;)
It'll be a bit quiet on the lesson front through the end of the year - we have a lot of family/holiday events each weekend between now and January, so I gave my instructor a heads up I would probably fall off the face of the map for a minute, but we'll be ready to pick things back up in January. I also talked to her about bringing Cinna out - we've had a few bad rides in a row where we just sort of negatively fall into the same old stupid patterns and I can recognize this but I can't figure out how to STOP doing it, so we're gonna set up some relationship counseling (aka let the professional watch me and identify how I'm fucking things up and how to fix it lol).
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
|This mare went snorkeling 🤣 and then she tried to drop and roll and soaked her mom's pretty boots lol.
|This cute gelding forgot how legs worked for a moment haha.
|Still can't believe the weather we're having in December - it's supposed to be 77 tomorrow 😳
|I didn't get photos but one of the other mares was super aggressively splashy every time we found water so she ended up dousing anyone standing near her 🤣