I don’t have much in the way of weekend activities to report on today. Miles came up mysteriously lame on Thursday, so he’s been getting some TLC the last few days. He seems to be getting better and I’m looking forward to jogging him tomorrow to see how he looks. Fingers crossed that Big Red just needed some rest.
I have a confession: when I was a teenager I was a huge slob. I’m talking the you “can’t even see my bedroom floor, I’ve never cleaned out my car” kind of chaos. But now, disarray drives me crazy. I can’t come home to dirty dishes in the sink and I get frantic when I can’t find things I need. So I try to have a place for everything and keep everything in its place. I’m not a neat freak, but I do like to know where stuff is. For example, I got really upset with myself when I mysteriously misplaced my USEF membership card last week and I almost had a heart attack when I couldn’t remember when Miles was last visited by the farrier. So in 2015 I’ve vowed to at least keep all things equine neat and tidy. Here are my best tips to organize your equestrian life:
After losing nearly 10 lbs relatively easily, I fell off the bandwagon. It started with reaching my first plateau [which ya’ll warned me about!], but it was still a little bit discouraging. Bad choices spiraled from there: I stopped counting calories, I didn’t stay as active and I got angry with myself. But then I talked to my mother in-law who is also working on losing weight and she told me “this week my goal is to just get back on track.”
I love to read and have ever since I was a kid. My Kindle is amongst my most prized possessions and one of my favorite things about traveling is being able to add new books to my eReader. Recently, I branched out from my usual favorite fictional genres and began reading a personal development book entitled Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for SUCCESS by G. Richard Shell.