Evening all. I am so fed-up with this winter. Everything is just do filthy and horrible and filthy and gah My horse fields are muddy bog-pits and now my fencing around them has collapsed because the posts have rotted. So now my horses are confined to camp because we don't have safe grazing. It's not easy managing the situation when I'm at work all day. Whinge moan grizzle.
Seren - I don't know you or your fitness or your schedule but the others do, so my twopenny-worth is that you should listen to their advice. Take care of yourself now and you'll do more for longer and do it better. Ignore the signs and symptoms of injury or fatigue and you'll pay for it at some point. End of well-meant, motherly lecture!
My mum pops round and always says it's like walking into a WI meeting without the politics in my house! I bake incessantly, #1 knits and crochets obsessively, and #2 sews continuously. None of us are too good at housework though!
Training is overrated. I keep repeating that and one day I'll believe it and the guilt will vanish in a puff of athletes foot powder.
I struggled with my usual Tuesday run this evening. I still did it though - so that's double pudding for me please.
Aww Meldy, he's a proper big horse then. Lovely. Is he still on box rest for his feets? Is that you jumping him in the piccie? Try as I might, I never did master taking off and landing together. I usually landed first - a few feet in front of where the horse planned to touch down. For a bit of a chubster I never seemed to land softly either!
How was swim club Dave? Were there any initiation rituals you'd like to share?
Meldy- the limper-neds are 90% retired. They go for an occasional stroll in the summer but can't cope with boggy tracks in winter. Big Hoss is a heavy breed and is about 26+ years old so he's doing pretty well. Pony Toes survived a devastating illness a couple of years ago and it's aged him considerably. They empty my purse and warm my heart and ease my mind in unequal measures! How old is Murph? Have you had him forever?
Off to work now and a runette afterwards. Have a good day everyone.
Erm I suppose, given that I can't ride two at once, I do technically have a spare horse! Mostly I just have two elderly, expensive, very large and time-consuming pets with several old rugs that the dogs enjoy!
OMG Mrs F. that is a terrible story Whereabouts did it happen? Poor chap.
I have Ercol dining furniture. A couple of years back I saw a welsh-style dresser in the same 'model' as my suite, in a charity shop, for £100. Why didn't I buy it?! I also had a beautiful 'gentlemans closet' that had labelled shelves and drawers etc. It was brilliant. I can't for the life of me remember when or why it left my possession though; I just know it's no longer in the house. Hmmm.
Mouse - my dogs quake at the thought of going outside at the moment. They are right sissies! They come to the stables with me and then hide under a spare horse-rug while I get all the jobs done.
The limper-neds enjoyed their day in front of the TV. Apparently they watched several old musicals and had a good sing-a-long. Leaving them in for the day means that I've had to do double mucking out and bed making and hay-net filling - so that is good cross training and exempts me from running. Yes?