I have gone to bed before 9 the last 4 nights...2 of them were because we were camping, one because we were pooped from camping, and last night was because at 8:42 we were just tired. Tonight I am at "my" house in bluff dale. I had a glorious afternoon of getting things done planned, only to have truck trouble in Hico. Of course Mike was there to save the day. Turned out that the oil filter had blown out all the oil. Easy fix, but turned my productive afternoon into an unproductive one.
I have had to begin to admit that I am a morning person. I'm not an extreme morning person, but I confess I'd rather get up early and do some things I enjoy from riding to working out to just drinking coffee and watching TV, in the morning than at night. I started to watch a show this evening and at the first commercial break I turned it off. I flipped through my DVR and instead of finding a show I wanted to watch I deleted half the contents. I don't like to pay bills at night and I love to crochet and watch TV most evenings, but tonight I have a cat in my lap and we are quite cozy.
I am coming to the end of my time here in Bluff Dale and I'm ready to move on. I didn't see clients today because of the truck and I plan to tomorrow, but I also know that I'm not really loving dragging myself into the city. I still haven't gotten word about my second interview back and I hate to not keep working as much as possible or January will be very lean. I have things lined up, I just have to follow up and make them happen. I don't really want to start delivering pizzas for a living, though it certainly wouldn't be the first time I have done something like that.
In any case, I'm heading to bed soon. I have been texting Mike but he hasn't been answering, which tells me he has probably already fallen asleep in his chair. I have on a snuggy and a cat and I'm still chilly, so it may be time to soon crawl into bed with a good book.
Speaking of books, I have received three books from the book club that Natalie had us do. They all look good.
Mike and I had a great ride this weekend at Parrie Haynes in spite of the cold. He got first and first. He told me if I was fierce enough to scare off the competition then I could have blue ribbons too. Liberty and I weren't on our best game this weekend. Amy got first and Kate second. I know that they had great rides on their calm and quiet ponies. It makes me wonder again why I do this with this horse. He is emotional and naughty and misbehaves so often, but I love him dearly and we are a good team. This week just wasn't our week. There are a lot of good people in CP this year and who knows if we will stack up when it's all said and done. Vet judge said he was a little off in the left front...that is the leg from Colorado. Liberty may be getting to an age where we have to take it easier. he's only 15 and I hate to think of that because he has the heart and the spirit of a youngster. But he may need an easier life :-(
I was going to get up and ride in the morning and Thursday like I did last week...only I realize that in spite of having a couple of saddles here I don't have girths or stirrups and no bridles or helmets, so I guess I will be doing work the next couple mornings instead. It's ok as I need to do my music therapy CEU stuff and that will be good to have out of the way. I just felt so great when I got out and rode last week and soon I will be dealing with black gumbo farm mud instead of sandy farm soil. oh well...