Thursday, October 9, 2014

September, the recap (extremely photo heavy)

Okay guys! Buckle up! I told you my last three weeks were completely nuts ... prepare yourselves. (Usually my posts aren't this personal. But, it's been nuts and I wanted to share.)

Fancy horse is ... fat, but also fancy!!
On the horse side of things, Guinness and I have had a month of the most solid rides in our history. Serious progress being made here. Serious. Very proud of this fat redheaded creature.

WWE Live
 Work's nuttiness kicked off with WWE Live. Always a hilarious event for me... (I'm the marketing person for the local university's pro theatre venues/basketball arena/concert venues. School started. Things have been nuts.)

Ran a 21 mile week. Celebrated by ... running more?
Itty bitty Henry Winkler
Got to meet and hang out with Henry Winkler as part of my job. He's dyslexic and was speaking in hopes of raising awareness of dyslexia issues in kids. Don't destroy the confidence of kids with learning disabilities, people! 

Filbert J. Beaver
Traveled to Toledo with Cobjockey, in order to gift our lovely friends with this, the greatest gag gift we are yet to come up with. Meet Filbert J. Beaver, Yes, he's the size of my little husky. Yes, we dressed him up like a groomsman. We are the best friends you'll ever have ... (or worst?) 

Poor Eva ...
Wrecked my beloved Eva on the way home from Toledo. Tiredness and sun in my eyes meant I couldn't see the stoplight. Luckily all turned out okay and no one was hurt. Amazingly. I'm still really thankful for that!

Late nights with the Performing Arts Series ...
Of course, I immediately had to come home after the wreck and launched right into another crazily busy week of events at work, starting with this Performing Arts Series season kickoff. It went well.

Fog and sleepiness on the way to Nancy's
The next morning I piled everyone in the truck and trailer and we headed the 2 hours to my trainer's barn for a working student day! Awesome day, but incredibly stressful due to work things... 

Does this promo remind anyone else of Lisa Frank stuff?
Got back to work to 1000 emails regarding the above show sales launch. Attempted not to shoot myself out of sheer stress ... 

So fast. So pretty. Should not own. I would get so many speeding tickets. (It's the turbo-charged rally version of my car, omigod.)
Went car shopping. Drove lots of speedy race cars. Found out manual transmissions are impossible to find. Begged my way into as many as I could locate.

She's so proud...
Came home to discover my little dog has finally embraced her escapist Husky heritage and figured out how to get out of her crate. It appears she just pawed at it until the rickety front just fell in. Lazy, but effective? (The big black one is adept at unlocking the thing from the inside. He has the real smarts in the family.)

Esmé!
Meet Esmé! Yes, I bought the same exact car I had, only in white. Zero regrets. She's a white Subaru Impreza upgraded manual transmission. God bless the guy who traded her in the week I wrecked my manual, or I'd have been stuck with a boring automatic!

Harvest season rides are the best!
Finally, the weekend hit and Operation Wear Out the Huskies (Operation WOH) commenced. 

Daaawww!
And succeeded ... 
Nancy watches Darius closely...
With the dogs worn out, I could focus on my second ride with my trainer for the month. She came up to teach a clinic at my barn. Always fun to spend the day watching riding lessons!
Right top photo, Lyra hates water but was thirsty. The only water access was down a very steep hill. This happened. I didn't push her in, but I really wanted to...
The day after the clinic, my husband finally returned from his month long work trip to Washington D.C. We celebrated by going hiking. 
Such a lovely barn!
Just a few days later, friends and I hopped in Esmé and down to my trainer's barn to watch her trainer give a clinic. He's so fabulous. I always learn a ton from watching him teach.
So flattering, I know ... 
Got home from the clinic to a huge house full of guests for our college homecoming weekend. The next morning a friend and I ran a 5k. I came in 2nd with a time of 24:47 (My friend was 3rd with a 25 minute time!)! Super impressed with myself!

That catches us up to this week! Now, on to the horse related stuff ... 

28 comments:

  1. Quite eventful! 2 huskies. Sonny is Aussie (I think) and 2 of him would run me up a wall. Glad you're okay, have a new car, and alls going well! :)

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    1. Oh man, Aussies have a crazy load of energy too! Honestly, the two huskies aren't that bad, but I live a crazy active life. I think if I was a touch more sedentary they would make me crazy. :)

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  2. I'm exhausted just reading all your activity. Also-yes Lisa Frank would love that!

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    1. Totally. I should buy a trapper keeper and glue that poster to the front. :)

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  3. wow! just - wow! so much stuff! hope you've got a chance to take it easy for a week or two now :)

    also - i feel your pain re: finding manual cars. such a PITA, but so worth it in the end

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  4. Johnny has an Impreza WRX and in the first year he owned it, he got pulled over 5 times for speeding. (I think he only got 2 speeding tickets out of it though.) I have a Forester. Subaru people unite!!

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    1. UNITE! My mother has driven Foresters forever. I love her new one, it's surprisingly comfortable! I'll probably upgrade to something a little larger later on in life, but for now the "tiny snowplow" is a great fit. :)

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  5. Whoa lots to catch up on! Glad you're okay and the rest sounds pretty fun :)

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  6. wow tons of stuff going on! good to hear that you are ok - and, lovely new car :)

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    1. Thanks! Yes lots of stuff going on, luckily I can drive myself around again! :)

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  7. Whew-whee! Talk about crazy and productive, and just crazy! Congrats on your run time, and the new car! Glad you made it through all that okay. :D

    bonita of A Riding Habit

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  8. Yeah for a pretty new car :) Guinness looks fab and fit - not fat!

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    1. Okay, he is in pretty great shape, but that angle does make his butt look enormous! ;)

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  9. Wow sounds like things have been eventful! Glad everything worked out though :)

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  10. What, that's all?! ;) Good grief girl!

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    1. Yep! That's all! I totally should have scheduled in a few more activities. ;)

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  11. What fun!! And no STI? Are you SUUURRE?! lol My ex lusted after those for YEARS...still does actually.

    Love the pups, as always. Can't believe your girl hates water that much! I'd have had a hard time not pushing her in, too.

    Your job sounds a LOT like my friend's old job; she got to hang out with some really sweet people who came through the university for shows as a result. She even ended up organizing the premier for the History Channel's Hatfields and McCoy's show as a result! You live a life of the enchanted for sure with your job, I bet!

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    1. Haha, no STI! Gas mileage means more than power, sadly! :)

      Oh man. The little one HATES water! She is lucky she's a husky and naturally doesn't smell or stay dirty, as she is hateful when it comes to getting a bath or getting wet.

      I don't know if I'd call my job "enchanted", but it can be fun to be a part of the atmosphere of concerts and events! :)

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  12. I'm not sure how I've missed your last few posts other than I don't think they've popped up on my Freely. I agree, automatics are incredibly boring. Glad you're okay!

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    1. *Feedly. Why does my phone always have to do this to me?

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  13. Belatedly playing catch up to, what a crazy busy time. Yay for new car & glad the G-man has been awesome ☺

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