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    01-24-2010, 10:38 PM
Classes start tomorrow :( I've never been a fan of school. And now that I have other activities that get me out of the house (school used to be the only thing that got me out) I really really don't want to go. I've given up hope of making new friends. I think the fact that I made any friends before was a fluke. (Just so everyone knows, this is more a comment on the people that go to my school than it is about my inability to make friends). On the plus side, it's supposed to be in the 60s. Rainy, but if its warm I don't really care about rain. And I have a lesson which, obviously, is what I'm looking foward to. I think I have web design and health/weight training. I am a little happy about the weight training. I got really out of shape over break. I can barely lift the feed bags anymore.

Not too much else going on. It's going to be interesting being so busy. Two jobs, classes, riding. The most I ever had going on was in high school when I had my horse and a weekend job. And school of course. When I was doing that I only worked every other weekend. I don't know why. I had no social life so it's not like I needed my weekends free. Actually I had more of a social life at work than I did at school. Kind of. Anyway, I'm going to be busy and I don't think I'm going to like it. I hate not having time to just sit and do nothing. I don't know why.
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    01-25-2010, 11:46 PM
Got called into work tomorrow. I keep forgetting I have class til 1:45 on Tues and Thurs so I keep saying I can work. I'm going to have to skip out on class early both days this week.

I think I'm getting sick. Like a normal person cold type of sick. I feel the beginnings of a sore throat coming on. I don't have time to get sick!!! I used to think people who said that were freaking insane. Maybe if classes hadn't just started I could handle it. Or if I'd had my job for longer. This just isn't good time to get sick. Not that there's ever a good time to get sick. But this is an extra bad time.

I found out just how out of riding shape I am today. I used to be able to be able to post to the trot for half an hour without stirrups. I couldn't do it at all today :( I almost fell off just sitting to the trot without stirrups!!! Of course some strange phenomenon then caused my canter to be better than ever... I thought that I would do horrible because my legs were so tired from the troting but... apparently not!

I found out this horse that I really enjoyed riding is available for lease and I had one of my moments where I think maybe, just maybe, it would be possoble for me to have/lease a horse. And then reality set in and crushed my dream once again :(
    01-30-2010, 06:36 PM
I have had no idea what to do with myself today lol. No class, no work. All week I've had both so I get up in the morning for class, go straight to work after, the come home and eat dinner, watch a little TV and go to bed. Every day has been completely full and now I have nothing to do. I guess that's a good thing because I really don't want to be out in the snow.

My lesson was great last night. I had this one really good jump. It felt perfect :) I thought I was going to be dead today because I had my weight training class and the my lesson. When I got home last night I could hardly walk. Usually it's much worse when I wake up. But I'm fine to day so hopefully that's a good sign.

That's about it for now. Interesting that the busier life gets, the less I have to say.
    02-07-2010, 03:01 AM
So there's over 2 feet of snow outside. My street hasn't been plowed yet and probably won't be by the morning. At which point I'm supposed to go into work. Because the idiot who is in charge of the mall thinks that being open tomorrow is a good idea. Well, I've got news for that person. They are wrong. They aren't going to make any money because anyone who decides to leave their house tomorrow sure as hell is not going to the mall. So they will be losing money by opening tomorrow. Stupid heads. Anyway I only have the numbers of 2 people that I work with and neither of them are either of the people I will need to get in touch with about me not being able to come in. And calling the store won't help because no one will be there til 11. Actually I don't even know what's going on. They should tell ypou what to do in case of incalment weather when they train you. I had to go on the mall's website to find out that they are opening an hour late. I have no idea what to do!! I'm really hoping someone will call tomorrow and say I don't have to come in. Because I can't come in and I'm pretty sure no one else is going to be able to cover for me. I'll probably get in trouble for this. My manager is really cracking down on people not coming in. Even if you call out it's like with school: you have to have a legit excuse (like a doctor's note or something) otherwise you get in trouble. Even if you find someone to cover your shift!! Which is just silly.

My lesson got cancelled. Stupid snow. I didn't go work at the barn this past week either. And I don't know if I will this week. This snow is seriously messing stuff up. It's supposed to snow again Tuesday/Wednesday which is why I'll probably miss work at the barn again. Good thing I have my other job and so I have a little money if I need to pay for a few lessons.

I wish snow was still fun like it was when I was little. But now it's just a huge pain. My sister and brother are both off somewhere else so I don't have anyone to go play in the snow with. This is like the only time I regret not going away to college.

I should probably go to bed now since I have to wake up at the crack of dawn to call people...
    02-26-2010, 03:30 PM
I sprained my shoulder. It's not bad, just a mild sprain but it's kind of making life a little difficult. I had to get help bring the horses in the other day because I didn't want to make it worse. The few that I did bring in were all feeling frisky and so they were jerking on my arm which already made it worse. So I decided to get some help. Then at my other job my manager had me moving all these boxes of shoes around in a very small space. Shoes are heavy!! And I've never really had to do a lot of heavy lifting at work before. It was such bad timing. Sooo... that's been fun.

I got a gift certificate for 4 private lessons for Christmas and I finally got to use one yesterday. And then I have my regular lesson tonight. I feel like I've been improving so that's exciting. I'm learning more this time around than when I took lessons before. When I took lessons before they never really focused on teaching us how to count distances or anything. They just had us jump single fences and see how high we could go. I think I had a pretty good seat back then but that was probably due to my dressage lessons more than my jumping lessons.

My instructor/ barn manager gave me a packet to sign up for showing. I have never shown before because I was always too nervous to do it but I wanted to give it a try this time around. But I have NO idea what showing will involve and even after reading the packet I am so confused. I was hoping to just sign up for one show to try it out and see how I feel about it but now I don't know. There are all these fees, and I knew there would be and that it's kind of expensive but I can't for the life of me figure out what all the fees are for and what I would have to pay to just do one show. I don't think I could afford it anyway. And I don't know what else I would have to do. I am going to try to talk to my instructor about it at my lesson tonight but lessons are back to back so I don't think she'll have time to go over it with me. So I'm thinking about maybe just seeing if I can come to the shows and help out with whatever and see what it's all about and everything and then I will be ready to show next season. And then, depending on what I help with, I might be able to rack up some more points. Then I could take more lessons or my be afford a lease or something. The packet said that if you get approved for braiding you can get 35 points per horse you braid for shows. I'm going to try and learn to braid and see if I can do the braiding even if I don't show. So hopefully even if I can't show I can help out and get some experience and more points.

Hopefully I will have more pictures at some point. I asked my friend if she would come to one of my lessons and take pictures for me but she hasn't answered yet. I kind of feel weird asking her because we consider ourselves photographers and I've heard her arguing playfully with another photographer friend about paying for pictures. I told her I'd buy her dinner if she took pictures for me because I didn't know if offering to pay her would be weird. I think normally she would do something like that for me just because we're friends but I know not everyone is all that interested in watching people ride. And it's on Friday nights and she's a social person. And it's cold. So I thought maybe I should offer her something since it might not be all that fun for her. I hope she will do it for me though because it will probably be a while before my dad can come with me again. So that's all for now.
    02-28-2010, 07:50 PM
I have 3 lessons this week!!! So excited. I have a make up tomorrow from when it snowed, then another 1/2 hour private on Thursday, and my regular lesson on Friday. And my friend told me she'd take pictures for me at some point so that's good.

A customer at work today told me we are supposed to get a huge snow storm on March 10th. She said 4 feet which sounds like a bit of an exageration... But with all the earthquakes and tsunamis and snow storms of late I don't know that we can rule anything out.
    03-01-2010, 10:51 PM
I am extremly unhappy. I missed my lesson tonight. And because I didn't know this was going to happen I basically had to forefit the lesson. I was supposed to get off work at 6 but the guy who was supposed to come in when I got off didn't come in until 7:20. So I had to stay until he got there which caused me to miss my lesson. And he didn't even have a good reason for not being there. He was taking some test to get into the military or something and he thought he would be done by 5. But he wasn't. So I got screwed. Soooo mad.
    03-02-2010, 10:29 PM
Forgive me if you've already updated on this, but did you ever find out what was behind your nausea/sickness?

I was sick for 7 months with doctors telling me I was bulemic and making things up, etc, etc, etc. My gall bladder had smoldered inside me. They had already looked for gall stones and done every other test in the book and told me it was IMPOSSIBLE for it to be my gall bladder. Then, a cat scan showed an air pocket in me...they did a gall bladder function test and it was only processing 6% of the fat it was supposed to...a possibility to think about
    03-02-2010, 11:04 PM
Originally Posted by Amlalriiee    
Forgive me if you've already updated on this, but did you ever find out what was behind your nausea/sickness?

I was sick for 7 months with doctors telling me I was bulemic and making things up, etc, etc, etc. My gall bladder had smoldered inside me. They had already looked for gall stones and done every other test in the book and told me it was IMPOSSIBLE for it to be my gall bladder. Then, a cat scan showed an air pocket in me...they did a gall bladder function test and it was only processing 6% of the fat it was supposed to...a possibility to think about
No we never found out what it was. It has mostly gone away at this point. I don't feel nauseaus very much anymore so I kind of just gave up on finding out what it was. They said the next thing they wanted to do was a colonoscopy and since it's not that bad anymore I didn't want to have to do that. Thanks for sharing that though. If it gets bad again I will ask the doctor about it.
    03-03-2010, 10:29 PM
Alright..just didn't want anyone to deal with that as long as I did, I know how much it sucks!!! If it's any comfort to you, I had to have the colonoscopy and honestly felt nothing. Other than the fact that they fill you up with air so you feel bloated/gassyish. But I just fell asleep and woke up and was like "when do I go in? Why did I fall asleep?" and they said "no, it's already over!" haha good luck! Nausea+horses=bad news.

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