It’s been a weird week over in Tex-ass.
We’re getting slammed with rain again. Normally I’m not really anti-rain, but I have a pretty vested interest in riding right now and with no indoor the week forecast doesn’t look hopeful. Plus, when I woke up this morning my house seems to have succumbed to strange plumbing issues again. My shower went from 100% fine to gurgling and not draining within a 24 hour period. I won’t go into details since plumbing is not a riveting topic by any means (especially for a horse blog), but it seems to be the Achilles heel for my house that won’t quite shape up.
More important (and exciting I guess) than plumbing is that my company laid off roughly 40% of our staff last week. Though I kind of felt that something as coming, I had no idea the scale and ramifications of a layoff that size. It was the first time I’d worked anywhere that laid off more than a few people here or there, so the event itself was shocking to me. My job is safe and I’m fine, but we lost some people I enjoyed quite a bit. The whole thing left me with this uneasy feeling that I am pretty alone in life right now.
If I lose my job, there’s no extra income to help out. If my plumbing explodes, there’s no handy husband to step in and take care of things. My current mood would best be described as vulnerable.
However, the week wasn’t all bad. You’ll notice this post is decorated with pictures of Sir Simon pants showing with someone that is not me. That’s because after a few glasses of wine on Monday night, club friendship decided that my friend who hasn’t shown in ages (but regularly lessons) should show Simon this weekend in the jumpers. As all decisions that come from wine, it was a great one. My friend rode the nerd horse well, and as always Simon was thrilled to go horse show.
I went out Saturday to watch and stuff his face with treats. Watching my favorite horse in the world go with a strange rider was nerve-wracking to say the least, but there was no reason to worry. It was actually nice to see Simon be his normal, happy self with someone other than me riding. Validated my decision to (hopefully) lease him out in the future. With good care and a good match, he should be just as happy with someone else for a bit. I love the nerd horse, and just want him happy. This weekend was great to witness… plus they got satin!
The last thing I am trying to control my excitement enough is this guy…
Withholding details for now. He’s in the barn on trial, and I would appreciate any good vibes you can send my way. I really like this one, and want him to be the unicorn. Despite feeling vulnerable and kind of alone these days, I don’t want to give up on my hunter dream.