I can't believe it is already the middle of January.I haven't been able to pull myself together enough to write but here we go again.Thankyou to everyone that has inquired as to why I haven't written in so long.It in inspires me to continue.
After my last blog and for several other reasons December turned into a horrifically complicated month.I had planned to take December easy.I did let the devils down so that gave me an extra six hours in the day.But many many other things crept up that led me to feeling like I had to pack it all in.I felt like I had to have a giant pillow of stone over my head the whole time,not a nice hat to wear.Let's just say THANKGOD January is looking better and we are back on track.
Life in Paradise is complicated.WE all wear many hats here.I wear a rider,teacher,Joint Master of the Aiken Hounds,Event organizer,Cook,maid,bookeeper hats.Barbie wears the grooms hat and excercise rider and volunteer coordinator hat at the Horse Trials(rapidly approaching),Antonio wears not a hat but a halo and does EVERYTHING,PRAISE THE LORD!!!!
January is a month of no sleep despit all the efforts.It is also a month of no chocolate or Alchohol!Can you say stress?The Horse Trial opens and we are on pins and needles waiting to see how the entries go.(We are SO SO GRATEFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!to those that enter early)Knowing about the entriers is so huge one can never know unless one organizes and pays for the endeavours of aHorse Trial.It totaly sets the standard for the competition in every way.Did I say THANKYOU AGAIN to those that enter early!!!!!!
Pulling the farm together for the event is one thing.Getting the devils ready for the new season another.Clipping ,manes tails,Entries,reguistrations ect.Hours and hours at the Dial up computer.AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
THANKGOD people are taking lessons again.December was very slow.Thankyou to everyone that comes.You all keep the ball rolling here.No matter what,I am never too busy to teach !
Hunting is in full force and we are having a fabulous season with our new hounds! I have even been able to get out live a few times.(MUST DO IT MORE!!!)I have 2 great horses to hunt and it is an extreme pleasure.Hunting is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO they way to GO !
Clinics have been a riot to teach.WE have had lots of new people that are REALLY making an effort.It makes EVERYTHING ELSE SO worthwhile!
I will try and elaborate in some more blogs ASAP about each of those latter subjects later.Aiken is exploding as usual.So we are all trying to hold onto our hats.Good Luck