Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Climbing back on

Obviously I've taken a huge tumble off the blogging bandwagon.  Sorry about that.  Wish I could say it's because I've been doing all sorts of fun and exciting things but alas, that is not the case.  I've probably ridden about 20 times since I last blogged - at first, it was too hot and then Charlie spent 3 out of the 4 weeks of September minus a shoe.  First it was the left front and then it was the right front because he really is that talented.  I wasn't super motivated to take him to the farrier for another reason that deserves its own post.  And honestly, I've been feeling super stressed about money and a little depressed about the future.  Nothing horrible but I tend to sweat the small stuff and love to worry about things that are barely a blip on the horizon.  Basically, I have to go back to school to finish my bachelors in nursing, which really irritates me since I already have a bachelors in business not to mention tons of real world management experience from my previous jobs as well as a masters degree.  While I'm sure I will learn something from the BSN program, I don't think I'll learn enough to make it worth the $$$ I'm going to have to pay.  Sigh...such is life.

In pony news, he has all four shoes on and has managed to keep them on for a week (knock on wood!) - woohoo!  It's the little things, right?  I've sat on him a few times since he got new shoes and he was quite good one day - very willing to move forward into the bridle, and a total punk the next day - basically refusing to go forward if I had any contact with his face.  My fault.  What can I expect considering he's been ridden so sporadically this summer?

 
Just in case you all thought he was wasting away - a light summer and September off does the body good.

17 comments:

  1. Welcome back! We all fall off the blogging wagon from time to time :-)

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  2. Last year was like that for me, one thing after another after another. Good luck with school!

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    1. Sigh...I know. And to think I said I was done 5 yrs ago with the masters. Should have known better.

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  4. Can I just say that I find deep solidarity in this post? I know that probably does nothing to make you feel better, but I was seriously feeling like the whole world was galloping off into the sunset while I hung back with my on again off again horse! I'm in a pretty sad spot right now, but I know that the future holds good things. It's getting through the thick of it that's the hardest. Charlie looks great and I hope that you breeze through the rest of your program quickly.

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    1. I'm sorry things have been so tough with Riley's feet. And you're absolutely right - when you're in the thick of it, you can't see the forest for the trees. And I find it really tough when I'm moping to take a step back and look at the big picture. Thinking happy thoughts for your pony's feet!

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  5. Good to see you back, I've missed your posts! Keep the occasional one coming if you can, we miss you in Bloggerland!

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    1. Thank you! I'm going to try to do better!

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  6. Welcome back!!! I was wondering what you were up to :)

    Bummer about school but hopefully it will be worth it in the end and lead to great things!

    Charlie looks handsome as always!

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    1. That's what I'm hoping - bigger and better things! Just moping right now but you all are helping to break me out of my funk so thanks!

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  7. Welcome back! I've missed your posts. If its any consolation, i've probably ridden 5 times since the last time you blogged and, well, I can't remember the last time I blogged....so you are doing way better than I am. Too bad about the school, how many years of the BSN are they requiring you to do?

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully the BSN will only take me approx 6 months (fingers crossed!) but I'm also considering grad school - glutton for punishment! I miss your blogs too - hopefully Cara is done with her self-harm phase! ;) I'm excited to read your Christmas present blog this year - the pictures of the candied fruit last year looked sooo yummy!

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  8. Charlie's coat is looking awesome! Glad to see you're posting again! :)

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