Monthly Archives: February 2015

Cabin Fever

I’m feeling the brunt of the New England winter right now on my 4th (?) snow day of the year.  I LOVE snow days and nothing is better than waking up for school and learning that you get to go back to sleep again, but I DON’T love being lonely.  I’ve been feeling a lot of that lately from being cooped up.  Yes, I’ve still been going to the barn 4 days a week, teaching one day a week, and racing one day a week, but somehow I feel very trapped.  I think more so than being trapped in my house I feel trapped in high school.  (sorry to be overly dramatic)

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the scary truth of winter

I NEED to graduate.  My mom booked a trip to Glacier National Park for just the two of us right after I graduate, and I’m so excited!  On top of that, I really just need to turn the page and start a new chapter in my life after high school.  I’m trying to enjoy the last few months of senior year, but it’s so hard when I already feel excluded from a place.  

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A LITTLE ANGEL UPDATE:

This week she started off nasty.  With such inconsistency in her schedule, she was a real piece of work.  But, by yesterday she was actually fantastic!  Her rubs are getting a lot better, probably because her hair is getting a little longer and I continue to put on the EQyss product.

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YAAAAAWN

-Val

p.s.

**2 weeks til we bring home the puppy**

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Empty Nester

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Angel pondering the meaning of life.

The horses have been shipped off to Florida and the girls are following shortly.  That means an empty barn for those of us who don’t follow the circuit all winter long (ahem, that’s me!!!).  I’m not really complaining because that just means more space for me in the indoor.  I’m sure Angel and I would’ve liked to have gone to Florida, but honestly, I’m not really complaining at all….maybe someday when I pay my own bills. 😉

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Mid-yawn selfie.

With everyone gone, that means Angel isn’t getting ridden as much which translates to me getting to go every single day if I want/can.  Unfortunately, I teach after school on Tuesdays and have ski races after school on Wednesdays.  But, Thursday-Sunday you can bet I’ll be there! Mondays are always that iffy day….it’s Angel’s “day off” but considering the circumstances she gets enough other days off that I might swing it.

The cold, yucky weather in CT means questionable turnout which makes for questionable horses.  Angel’s handled it pretty well, with only a few really feisty days.  Otherwise it’s just small, harmless bucks at the canter to get her energy out.

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Chairlift selfie 😉

Overall, things are going blah-good (does that make sense!??)  It’s that blah time of year post New Year’s when the only real redeeming factors are snow days and skiing.  I’m looking ahead a month for when I get my puppy, 2 months ahead for spring break, and 4 months ahead for graduation.

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Frosty and Friends!

-Val

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