What a difference a few days make! When I left home on Monday, this is what it looked like.
And today it is all gone again.
You won’t catch me complaining or dreaming of a white Christmas. It’s just fine the way it is. I just returned from yet another warm climate trip; this time to Austin and Houston, Texas. I really think when I grow up, I am going to be a snow bird and winter in the warmer weather states. It was so hard to open the elevator in the parking garage at the airport last night to 19 degrees. It is so not right.
I did meet a couple horse people while I was gone. One is a dressage rider and the other a hunter/jumper; perhaps not my discipline but at least it gave me an opportunity to talk horse, if only for a few minutes.
Now that I have landed for hopefully the last time this year, I have to face the music: Christmas shopping. Oh how I long for the days when I could do it all online and did. But the boys are older and pickier now, so I take them shopping to help me choose gifts for them and each other. It works okay that way, but planning the shopping trip around my work, travel and their school hours puts us right up to the wire. I refuse to let it stress me out (as I take a deep breath…. breathe, breathe, breathe….)
Other news: while sitting in airports or waiting for people to arrive, I discovered Words With Friends. I know, its probably old news to you, but what a joy to find another time-killer! And a fun one at that. I really thought I was pretty well-spoken until I am trying to find that elusive word that has a J or an X in it. I also realize my vocabulary is rather simple.
Finally, we have 23 teams to date in The Great Horsetrailriders Distance Derby! This is going to be fun!