HOW in the world is it December?
So since I last posted, uh, 2 weeks ago (oops), not much of interest has happened. Leo was on break and took full advantage:
P and I went to Trainer B’s for some dressage lessons:
P’s been ridden more in the last month than he has in the past 18 months, and is finally in some semblance of shape:
Though he’s sure to keep me on my toes at least 100x every ride:
4 days before I was supposed to have surgery on my nerve, I got bit by a spider AND got poison ivy on the arm that was supposed to be operated on. So now surgery is scheduled for the 27th, which means 3 less weeks of healing time before the end of winter.
But on the plus side, more time to ride P. Oh yay.
Family came from Chicago for Thanksgiving and I tried to show off P:
But really, I have no leg to stand on because, as my mom pointed out, this is what I did when everyone thought it’d be great fun to decorate for Christmas:
And finally, Leo left for Florida this AM with Trainer B. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t tear up a bit (and that I’m not TOTALLY JEALOUS). I’m hoping I’ll be able to find some time to go visit down there, and if all goes well with the arm, be ready to go once he comes back.
Until then, I’ll be here in cold, dark (by 5:30 waaaahhh), wet North Carolina, dreaming of this:
Happy holidays, amirite?