Catch All

I have been dealing with web site and internet connectivity issues since last Thursday, so the posting has been non-existent.  First, my site host lost 2 drives and all of my sites were down for almost a day, Then my blogging software decided to be finicky,  and then my router crapped out on me.  To make matters worse, I couldn’t get my netbook to hook up to the modem through a direct cable connection!  Argh! I hate computers! I have a work around until I can get another router, but it is a pain in the rear. 

We are getting ready for Gold Cup, which is in two weeks, so lessons and training are going full speed ahead.  Last week I was the dunce of my lesson at Barn #2, and it was all because of stupid patterns.  I was having a hard time with a pattern near the end of the lesson, and the harder I tried to get it correct, the more tense and awful it was.  It was horrible.  I am so glad that I am not a Junior Eq rider.  Maybe being old has it’s pluses.

Today I rode Jimmy in a longe line lesson, and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so sorry for a horse in my life.  The gnats are eating away at his ears, leaving behind open sores.  Ouch!!  It’s a good thing Zoster is picking up a fly mask for him tonight.  Death to gnats!

There has been a change of plans regarding the housing arrangements at Gold Cup.  We are now all chipping in on renting a mondo motorcoach for the week.  How awesome is that!!  It will be like one big slumber party!  With WiFi!  I emailed the fairgrounds today, and they informed me that they have wireless internet access!  I hope I will be catching a ride there and back, so I won’t even have to drive.  Now, that will really be a vacation for me.  I’ll just have to pack up a box of books, and I’ll be all set to lounge around between class sessions.

We had kitties visit the office last week, and that was a lot of fun.  Kittens and puppies are so, so cute!  You can’t help but want to pick them up and cuddle and snuggle.  The puppy was back at the barn tonight, so I got some puppy love, too.  They don’t stay babies forever, so you have to take advantage of the time when they are.  Especially with dogs.  Once they hit about a hundred pounds, it’s not quite so easy to pick them up anymore.