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post #2531 of 4299 Old 11-09-2014, 08:27 AM
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I am getting too old for this...went to a friends fiftieth birthday party last night, it was heaps of fun, great crowd, good food and drink...and I was back in our motel room asleep by 11pm! Had a terrible nights sleep and woke up feeling like rubbish! And I only had a few beers and lots of water. I'm blaming the lack of sleep.

Dd had her last lesson at the riding school yesterday. Poor love was in tears hugging her favourite pony, Little Ted the Shetland. Riding school is closing as the owner/instructor's dad is terminally ill. Dd did get her smile back when instructor asked if Ted could stay at our place for a few weeks when her dad's time comes as she has to travel to the other side of the country to where he lives. So at some stage I will have three horses to care for. Hope they get along, Ted is usually bottom of the pecking order, so hopefully ok. Dd wants me to buy Ted, but I don't think she would sell him and I can't afford to buy another one. Maybe she would free lease him to me? Dd loves him to bits, and at least she can ride him, as opposed to Rose, who is not ready for that yet. But he is old 20+, and she will outgrow him soon...we will see!

Mule, sorry about your news.
Drafty, I think you should call the interviewers and say something like, "I assume my application was unsuccessful as I see you have re advertised the job. Perhaps you could provide some feedback so that I can improve my future applications?"
Maple, happy you now have your own horse transport!
Ginger, what the h#ck is a tootsie roll? And how on earth did it break your tooth!
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post #2532 of 4299 Old 11-09-2014, 10:29 AM
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well since you asked... Tootsie rolls are little chocolate logs, that have a soft caramel like texture. They can be tiny little ones, or big bricks.. they come in like 6-8 different sizes.. I have always liked them, it was in my fridge so they were cold and kind of hard.. I tried to eat it.. with poor results. Maybe someday you will get the chance to try one
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post #2533 of 4299 Old 11-10-2014, 03:29 PM
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I purchased a used turnout sheet off a Facebook group, which arrived super stinky but in excellent shape. Tossed it in the hand wash cycle of my washing machine like I've always done with blankets/sheets, and the nylon lining shredded in several places! *cry* I'd much rather spend tonight working with my horse rather than patching up his clothes before the temperature drops tomorrow night :(
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post #2534 of 4299 Old 11-10-2014, 03:42 PM
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Oh thats not fun Cynical! Hope you can get it fixed..

It's raining and getting cold her, I have realised I don't really have the clothing for riding in rain or cold weather. I need to get some stuff, to bad riding clothing are soooo expensive...
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post #2535 of 4299 Old 11-10-2014, 03:51 PM
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I find workout/running gear tends to be slightly cheaper than clothing geared specifically to riders. Also, if I can find an item geared to men, it'll be 30% cheaper than the same item marketed to women! I don't care if my cozy winter coat is black & boxy instead of pink and figure flattering, lol.
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post #2536 of 4299 Old 11-10-2014, 04:12 PM
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my wife was wanting a carhart coat with a hood.. the women's ones were more expensive we went into tractor supply and on the shelf was a return.. someone ordered a size in green and was shipped blue, so they couldn't sell it for full price, so she got a carhart winter coat with hood in blue for $60.. I said for the price drop, it does not have to be pink..LOL
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post #2537 of 4299 Old 11-10-2014, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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I got a Dickies barn jacket at a yard sale for $1 this summer. It's used and has some grease stains, but it fits better and is way warmer than the older Carhartt that Robert gave me (it was his mom's at one point, but she gave it to him). The Dickies jacket is longer (below my hips) and the sleeves have the knit cuff that is "hidden" by the canvas outer sleeve. It's so warm and comfortable. Don't care that it's got some stains cuz it's for the barn anyway.

Robert lost his phone a couple of days ago. Apparently he set it on the cab of the truck at the new house and forgot about. Two boys found it in the ditch by the road leading to the house. They heard it ringing. They called Robert's mom (apparently she was the one calling when they found the phone) and she went and picked it up. She gave them each $1 as a reward (yes, she is that cheap). When she brought it to the house, she started in on Robert about the yard and how we're not moved yet. Ugh. Like we need the added stress. So tomorrow and Wednesday are going to be spent packing and moving. I'd love to have a day just to curl up and not do anything.
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post #2538 of 4299 Old 11-10-2014, 04:54 PM
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sorry to hear that drafty That stinks, it really does

so got to ride bareback today.. kinda had no choice, my old saddle was a dud, and the extra saddle I was using got broken today( not by me) so if I want to ride for the next month or so until I get a new saddle it's going to have to be bareback.. It felt totally different, yet she was fine..and plodded happily along. I was told I could feel her back moving each time I shift, and I did, yet not as much as I thought by what I was told.. she was quite steady, just when I was turning I could feel her shifting more.. definitely does not feel like riding in a saddle though..LOL
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post #2539 of 4299 Old 11-11-2014, 09:55 AM
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Finally rode my horse last night! First ride since my ambulance trip after he launched me off Sept 3. 5 minutes of super easy walk, turn, pivot, move hindquarters, stop, back. My legs started shaking as soon as I dismounted, lol. Looks like I'll need to take baby steps to regain MY confidence with my greenie. He was like "Finally, something other than lunging!"
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post #2540 of 4299 Old 11-11-2014, 01:54 PM
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Drafty, that sucks about the job. I second the going back to school thing, often you can also find scholarships for going back to career programs if that’s something you’re interested in. I’m still pecking away at my Bachelor’s degree, hoping that another year will see me finished on that score.

I also find that running/exercise stuff makes good riding gear for the winter. Layering is your friend! Also, try fleece-lined tights under jeans, they are SO comfy and keep you very warm, and they’re not expensive at all. Most places that sell hosiery also sell those. I’m so mad the pair I got myself doesn’t fit, I’m still waffling on whether to give them to my friend, or be stubborn and keep them until I lose some weight.

No word yet on arrangements for my grandmother. The grief comes in waves, 90% of the time I am fine, but then there’s that other 10% where I’ll start thinking about something she said or did, times I spent with her, conversations we had. I found the birthday card she sent me back in September, and I had an overwhelming thought of “This is the last birthday card I will ever get from her”. I looked back at my phone record and realized the very last time I spoke with her was on Halloween, for 9 minutes. To think a quick “Hi” call would be the last time I ever spoke to her. It’s funny how life turns out.

I’m trying to keep busy. I picked up stuff to make ornaments, so over the next few nights I’ll be watching movies and sewing. I wanted to try some different designs, but I think I’ll stick with the horse head silhouette with the jingle-bell mane for now. I had a friend who requested I make one for her son too.

Tonight I am going to stop out at the mall around the corner from my house and apply for part-time holiday work, I have a list of places that are hiring and I’m just going to hit all of them at once. I’m mad at myself that I’ve let time get away from me on that score, it means tightening my belt more in January to make sure I’m paying off any latent balance I’ll have for my college class.
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