I made up for that the next morning by heading out to the barn for an early morning trail ride on Ruby. We were still experiencing unseasonably cool weather (I wore a light jacket on my ride!), and Ruby felt wonderful. The last few trail rides she was exceptionally bothered by bugs, leading to some obnoxious head shaking and refusals to stand still. We had none of that Tuesday morning -- she ambled along at a sedate (but swinging!) pace, and let me stop her for frequent photos. It was an absolutely idyllic ride. Also a little bittersweet, but that's something I'll expound upon later.
|This tree fell near the creek between my last ride and Tuesday -- I rode up next to it and the root system was taller than me on Ruby!|
That serenity stayed with me through the rest of the week, even as I had to deal with DH bringing home another goat, boat shopping, shenanigans at work, and a mile long to do list. I finally feel like I'm getting caught up on things, and I'm really looking forward to a long weekend -- next Tuesday is a state holiday, so I took Monday off. That gives me both a four day weekend, and three entire days with DH! Hopefully the weather is nice so we can do some trail riding. Apparently we also have some appointments to look at boats... and with my luck, we'll probably do some hay hauling too.