Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Glorious Holiday Weekend Part Dos

My recap of Thursday and Friday got away from me a little (although in my defense, I did A LOT OF STUFF), so I decided to be nice to you poor readers and write about the rest of my weekend separately. Saturday when I woke up, I hurt all over -- my body was very loudly protesting my very busy Friday. I slogged through chores at home, and then sacked out on the couch for a bit. Apparently I was more exhausted than I realized, as I drifted off for a brief nap (this probably had something to do with my 3:30 am wake up call when DH's phone rang with a work emergency and he had to leave extra early). Cinna got the day off since I lacked a ground person again, but I did head down to the barn early for chores so I had time to ride Ruby in the daylight.
A significant portion of my day looked like this.. haha.
 
But this made it worthwhile!
DH worked late as a result of his work emergency, so I had more time on the couch to snuggle the dogs. In the evening I got some bad news about a dear relative, so there were some frantic hours and tears, but I've since gotten a better report, so hopefully the worrying was for naught.
I also stress organized my tack shed, which definitely needed some TLC! I should have taken an "after" picture.
That led to a pretty fractured night of sleep for me, so Sunday wasn't as productive horse-wise as I hoped. DH and I accomplished quite a bit around the farm -- some vehicle maintenance, playing with the goats, shopping, etc. After a run to town, we popped back up to the barn so I could ride Ruby. After a good bareback ride, we hung out for a bit to help with evening chores and then to help hang some Christmas decorations! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas (at the barn at least!). DH was a bit depressed, because he pulled our our Christmas decorations (a giant star that normally hangs off the front of the barn) and most of the lights were dead. I'm sure he'll finagle something though, he always does!
Goats in wheelbarrows y'all -- too funny! 

Barn all decorated for Christmas!
Monday while I was working, DH and a friend industriously spread like 3 years worth of composted manure to fertilize our pasture -- poor old geriatric tractor and manure spreader were working overtime! I made time to sneak in another bareback ride last night, although I dropped my phone cantering and had to search the arena for it, lol. Today I brought riding clothes so hopefully I can put in a more productive school with a saddle ;)
Combined age of like... 150 years... haha.
Black compost everywhere!
Phone didn't even begin to do justice to this sunset!

Are you ready for Christmas? Does your barn decorate? Do you? I'm kind of a scrooge when it comes to Christmas, haha.

21 comments:

  1. We decorated the house, but I can't figure out what else to do outside. I've never had an outside worth decorating before!

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    1. The only thing worth decorating at my house is the barn 😂 and I'm just too pragmatic to spend money on decorations. All I can think about is how much tack money I'm wasting 😆 #scrooge

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  2. do you want to come stress organize all my tack too?? pretty plz??? lol...

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    1. I mean, the east coast would be a nice change of pace, since all my current trips are taking me out west! 😉

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  3. Sorry to hear about your ill relative :( Looks like you got a lot of things taken care of even through it was a stressful time. Your tack area is so tidy I am jealous!

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    1. I'm quickly outgrowing my available space 🙈 haha. Once we get our house built and all the antique furniture out of the back I should have more too for tack! That's what's important, right?

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  4. I like Christmas decorations after thanksgiving (before makes me irrationally angry) but #effor

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    1. Christmas decorations or music before Thanksgiving makes me homicidal, DH and I had a battle royale over that the first year we were married, haha. Now he knows his decorations cannot come out until black Friday at the earliest.

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    1. Garland and sleigh bells and reindeer antlers?? Or are you gonna go full on Christmas tree with lights and ornaments? 😂

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  6. There aren't very many Chanukah options for decorating so I don't really do much. The boys have stockings (I call them Chanukah socks!) but I haven't put them up yet. I do love xmas decorations though!
    I hope your family member is feeling better!

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    1. I've gotten a few more encouraging reports, so hopefully she is completely out of the woods at this point ☺️ just scary being on the opposite side of the country when someone is undergoing emergency surgery, ugh.

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  7. That reminds me, I've got to do Christmas decorations for Mae's stall!

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  8. That's a big dog pile on top of you! I'd get too hot from all their little bodies and force them to leave me alone lol. I demand an after photo of your tack shed!

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    1. Yeah that definitely happens, but in the winter it's like having my own army of little personal heaters 😉

      I'm too ashamed to take an after photo of my tack shed right now since I have stacks of saddles and not enough racks 🙈 but I'm pretty sure I did a post about it's construction last year if you're inclined to dig. Lots of photos there 😉 haha

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  9. I'm a scrooge about the holidays too haha. Sorry to hear you got bad news about your relative. I hope things are looking up now. Snuggle time with dogs is always a plus. I got tired just READING about how productive you were.

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