Monday, October 10, 2011

Time Flies

I'm currently sitting at the Dr.'s office with my arms wrapped in ice. Have to love allergy shots. Oh the things we do for love.

I can not believe that it is the middle of October already! I have no idea where September went. None. Zip. Not that I can complain too much. I don't mind when time flies. I think it's only fair that my summer break was gone in a snap, I hope the same thing happens for winter.

My friends and I always have a bi-annual girls weekend. This time we went to a friend's beach house on the Pacific Ocean in a small town in Oregon. It was beautiful. I would have loved to have wandered the beach for hours. My friends had other plans, but it as still fun. On our way home from the beach I realized that it was the middle of October and I have yet to pay Denali's board and vet bills. UGH. I don't want to see that bill.

In other news I got an e-mail last week. It is from a trainer that donated some lessons to the auction we did for the horses who survived the fire. She heard through the grape vine that I haven't really ridden in over a year and asked me to take lessons with her. Someone had explained to her my "traumatic" experience last November and that I really was afraid.  I really liked her when I talked to her in August. Best part of the whole situation? The lessons (five of them) are free. She said she wanted to help me. If she's like me she likes a challenge and boy am I a challenge! She wants me to have a weekly lesson, and as long as I show up they will be free. They are normally $75.00 so that's awesome. I guess it's good that I do nice things for others sometimes.

I go tomorrow to watch a lesson with her and talk about what both of our goals are for me. We'll see how it goes.

And in other sad news, my heart goes out to Andrea and Gogo. Andrea, you did everything you could for her, and showed her so much love and devotion. I really wish that things could be different for you and that I could be there with you. Lots and Lots of love to you!! There are no words to take the pain away. Know that Denali and I love you and will be thinking of you and your sweet, sweet mare!! (If you want to still donate to their gifts you can pay via paypal.)

4 comments:

Leah Fry said...

Very cool about the lessons. I could stand a gift like that myself.

appydoesdressage said...

Congrats on the lessons, I am very excited to hear how they go!! I sent what little I could for Gogo, I saw that today and am crushed for them.

Cygnata said...

That is a GREAT offer! I wish I could take more of my lessons. Severely sprained my ankle last week, both high and low, and may not be allowed to ride until December. :(

What REALLY sucks is that I'd just had my very first show ever, too, and got 3rd and 6th! :(

Luckily, the team said I can stay, and the trainer said she'll hold my remaining lessons until I've got clearance to ride again. Still sucks, though. We have a show on the 22nd in Maryland that I can't ride in now. :(

-Cyg

achieve1dream said...

Hmm seems like some of my comments aren't showing up again. Just know that I have been reading and commenting. :)

That is so exciting about the lessons!! You do so much for other people (and horses) that you totally deserve this. :) I hope you'll go for it. Have fun!