Good Morning everyone, Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a great relaxing weekend. This weekend I was pretty proud of myself for keeping busy while my boyfriend was away at Drill for the Army.
Friday night: I went on a run after work and then watched coverage of what was going on in Paris, France. Click here to see my blog post on the events. After blogging, I texted my boyfriend saying that I love him and he called me on his way back town. He drove back from Drill so he could play at his hockey league’s game at 10:15pm, talk about dedication! I of course grabbed some Starbucks coffee, (Creme Brulee is in season:) and my blanket and went to watch the hockey game. They finally won, so it was a great game! I’m starting to really enjoy watching hockey! We hung out afterwords and he had to wake up early the next morning to drive about 40 minutes back to drill.
Saturday: I slept in until about 10am, my boyfriend’s bed is super comfy and larger than mine so that was nice! After waking up, I went and grabbed more Starbucks and stopped by my place to change before heading out to the barn. It was a gorgeous day, mid 50’s and sunny out! Pretty rare for the middle of November! I was able to ride my horses out in the outdoor arena, so that was great! I rode Forest, my 5 year old Quarter Horse first for about an hour and a half. He was definitely loving the weather and was a bit fresh, so we had a slight tune up session! He was working great towards the end though! After riding Forest, I threw my saddle on my 3 year old Quarter Horse filly named Roxy. Roxy is still quite green so Saturday was the first time I rode her by herself in the outdoor arena. She was a bit fresh on the lungline, but calmed down after about 15 minutes on lunging. I rode her at the walk and trot and we worked on steering and circles. I even asked her to collect her head vertically while moving at the walk and trot and she did great! I’m really pleased with how quickly she is learning everything! After being out at the barn for about 4 hours, I went grocery shopping and then went home. I made Chocolate Chip Banana Bread that night, did laundry and watched Magic Mike 2. I was a bit disappointed with Magic Mike, I liked the first one much better.
Sunday: I forced myself to attend a new church. I haven’t been to a church service in a long time, so I found a church online that is similar to my parents church back home. I grabbed more Starbucks and reluctantly drove to the church. You wouldn’t believe the excuses that I had running through my mind to not go! It was a bit ridiculous! Once I got there, I felt more at ease. Everyone was really nice and welcoming and the church was almost identical to my parents church back home! The worship band was lovely and the pastor was intriguing to listen to and he had a great sense of humor. He talked about God’s blessings and promises. After attending, I was very glad I went. I needed something new to my routine and I will try my best to go back. I had lunch and went home and changed and went back out to the barn to ride. It was a bit more windy then it was on Saturday, but still in the 50’s and sunny out. I worked Forest on some barrel racing drills in the outdoor. He worked very well and really loves his job! I lunged and rode Roxy. We worked on similar things that we did on Saturday. I worked her on circles around the barrels and she caught on really well. She’s a natural, so it is really encouraging to see how much she will improve in the future! I’m hoping to futurity her when she is 5 years old. After riding I hung out at home for a bit and then went over to watch the guys play darts at my boyfriends house, once he arrived home from drill. That was fun, we ended the night watching a few episodes of Sons of Anarchy and then I went home.
How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?