Thursday, February 21, 2013

Winter Storm Q

THIS morning I'm sitting here eating nothing (because I'm an idiot and didn't go to the store like everyone else did), watching a blizzard outside my window, flipping shit that I'm stuck and can't make that skrilla at work today AND most importantly, get to the barn to feed the horses this evening. AND THEN IT THUNDERS....loudly. THUNDERSNOW ERMAHGHERD.

But seriously, I am 100% stuck. I tried. Hurculean effort, but that snow is slick as snot and already 3 inches high and I live on a hill. Fucking hill. You are my bane today.

I set my alarm early to get up and scrub snow off my car before work and I walked out my door to see a pile of cars, a literal PILE, on my road. All of them were stuck. Grrrreat. I tried anyways and I am now a stuck duck.


I seriously hope this city gets its shit together and plows my road because the snow is expected to fall all day at a ridiculous rate. By the end of it all tomorrow we could have up to ten inches. But I'm pretty positive that CoMO only has like, 4 snowplows, I kid you not. Snow here isn't rare, but not common.

Eastern people, I KNOW this aint shit compared to your, but remember, I live in the Midwest. I'm pretty sure most people here are idiots. Like, the most dumb. One inch of snow and the whole city goes beserk with panic. WE are supposed to get 9 more that. People already can't function. City schools closed LAST NIGHT before any snow even fell. Wimps.

So here I am, bouncing around in my house, tweeking out that I won't get out by 4pm today and the horses will starve.

They won't actually starve, but the BO is older and literally cannot handle feeding all 21 ponies on the farm, by herself, in 4-8 in of snow. FREAKING. OUT. WORRYING. GAH.

Not much I can do about it but I still hate being helpless!!

Just a reminder, contest closes THIS saturday at midnight! I only have 21 entries out of 103 possible so get them in there :P You know you want something like thiiiisss...

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Drew these last night! So enter HERE! Its easy!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Big Girl Panties

As I sit here listening to my rap music, chomping on carrots and chugging coffee during my break after-work-before-work (job hopping is the most fun) I realized I found a renewed vigor for horsey life.

Could be that I'm moving to server at work. (I realize this is super prestegious position and I want you all to curb your jealousy for a hot minute before you get green with envy over that one. I'm not even mad bro. Sure, I'm a college graduate with 3 part time, minimum wage jobs, but at least I HAVE a job(s).) Could be that the Luke Bryan concert my boy bought us tickets for, is THIS Saturday. Could be that I had two AMAZING rides on the grumpynose this week. Could be that my lady time is now over. Or that spring is around the corner and all I can think about it show season. I don't know, but I'm just in a better mood, despite my downfalls.

Either way, its a relief not feeling so anxious and wound tighter than a two year old racehorse at his first race. I have major issues keeping myself calm and I'm pretty sure I actually need xanex prescribed to me to ingest on a daily basis so I don't have panic attacks but I feel the "ignore it until I can do something about it" or "it is the way it is" attitude works pretty good right now. No use stressing over things I literally have zero power to change. I had to put my big girl panties on and realize I have more than most do and even though I probably should be on welfare because I rarely eat anything besides carrots and protein shakes & I can barely pay rent, I don't believe in that system. I prefer to be poor and EARN my money. That gives me purpose. One day I will find my niche. I graduated college early and I'm only 22. Lots of life yet to live with my horse(s), boy and dog.

So thats how I beat my winter blues. I hope with Spring around the corner everyone is seeing the light in the wintery chasm. Despite the winter shitstorm headed our way, I'm trying to keep my head up. I just see it as a chance to play in the snow :)

As I mentioned, Yankee was amazing in the 2 flatwork rides over the past few days. I also started a riding "journal". Really, its the smartpak calendar they sent me, but I wanted to keep track of our rides without forgetting. I conveniently tacked up my calendar above my saddles, so I won't forget. That way I can look back to our last ride(s), see what went well, what didn't & see upcoming shows and events. Anyone else have a riding journal? I used to keep one back when I rode at NSF because I rode so many babies and I wanted to keep track, but Yankee's fell by the wayside.

One last reminder, my contest for a custom horse portrait ends THIS SATURDAY! To enter, just answer the trivia question in the comment section HERE.

Also I got an instagram just for Yankee! I have a personal one (checkmark115), but this new one is all horsey exclusive. If you want to add me, its ottb_eventing