Thank heavens for my friends. They are helping me to occupy myself while I count down to the GREAT PUPPY PICK-UP. Tuesday around 6 pm is when the plane is scheduled to land.
Last night we were curling and our skip was sick. I took over as skip and we were tied in the last end. I had last rock and I had to make a shot to win the game. And I did. It was a sweet win.
Today I met up with my good friend, Karen at Bits N' Bridles tack shop. They were having an Anniversary sale. I found a few things that were clearly needed in my life:
I always buy bell boots for Irish when they are on sale since he goes through them like, well like a horse that has to wear bell boots all the time.
I fell in love with the saddle pad. It's not that I have a saddle pad problem, it's just that this one was so nifty. I loved the air dry quality and the reinforcement where there billets go was a nice touch. I think the it will look really snazzy on Carmen this summer.
It's hard to see, but there's a fly bonnet there too- the ears were stretchy and I thought that would be better. Irish's bonnet is getting pretty worn. The boots were great- I have to wear rubber boots but when I'm working for a while in the barn they are not comfortable. These are Noble Outfitters and after wearing them once I love them.
The puppy toy was inevitable and the owner threw in the treats as a gift to the new dog. I love local service.
After the retail therapy we went for lunch and had a great time catching up. I then drove back home to play pickleball. This time there were others there and I got to play some 'real' games. I was nervous at first because I only tried it last week and I'm really not any good (not yet anyway). But everyone was kind and helpful and patient with my mistakes.
The weather has been gorgeous the past few days and my ring only has a shallow layer of snow. If this continues I might be able to start working Carmen again.
So rather then spend the day waiting for time to pass and lamenting on not being able to ride I managed to have a fun and busy day.
I should sleep well tonight. Now just 2 more nights after that....