Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The famous lake

 Yes, I am blogging, the hubby begged me to blog.  He has been disappointed, that I have not kept up with the blog.  He says it  is the only way, that he can connect with me when he is gone.  So, I said I would blog but it would only be a few days a week.

A couple of months ago, we went on an all day drive and ended up in Lake Placid.  It sure was a beautiful ride.   The mountains look a lot larger the further north you go in New York.  These are just a few pictures, that we took while we were there.  I will post more tomorrow.

The new job is going great, I still really like it.  The people I work with are great, it is a nice relaxing atmosphere.   I am not working full time, which is nice.  It gives me time to do the things, that I need to do at home.  I am still getting used to working outside the home though, which takes getting used to.  I seem to be too tired to really do much of any thing else, when I get home.

I have put the weaving on the back burner, I hope to get back in the groove soon.  I really need to keep up with the weaving end of things.  I also, want to get back to riding the horses, that has also been neglected.  

I have found that it is still hard to get over the fear of riding, even though, I know that my horses are trained enough, that I should have no problems riding.  I want to always come up with excuses not to spend time with the horses.  Rain, cold, is Sirocco really trust worthy for me to ride him yet, not having someone around in case I fall, you name it, I think of an excuse.  I have even thought about getting rid of  them.  What is the sense of having them if I don't ride.  I do have a girl that is going to come over to my house and work with me and Sirocco.  So, hopefully things will progress past my fear.  Sirocco has had a lot of training done the past couple of years.   It has been away from my house, and it seems like when he comes home, it is a whole new ball game!

So, other than that, things are pretty much the same here on the farm.  Hope you have a great night.


Terra Hangen said...

That would be bliss for you to have Sirocco trained and you riding again.

A. Montgomery said...

Glad you are blogging again. I love to keep up with your adventures. The little solar light you gave me does work. I put it in the sun in the upstairs light and it lit up at night, but not for very long. Today I put it on the deck. Dad says it will get more sun there. I will see it from my bedroom window at night. I think it is the sweetest thing. Thank you so much for everything.
Love Mom

threecollie said...

Well done on those photos! Alan and I went to Placid and simply couldn't get any. Too many people, no place to stop. I was always kind of afraid with horses too. Didn't want to get on anyone else's horse and was nervous when we got new ones. Except Magnum. I wish I had another Magnum, but I guess he was the only one.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I wish you could find someone to ride with, that would help boost your confidence! Yeah for Matt getting you to blog again!!! Good to hear the new job is going well. It doesn't seem there is enough hours in the day to get everything done:(

Shirley said...

I think not having a riding partner is one of the things that holds me back from riding too. For one, it's the safety issue/buddy system; I know I'd ride a lot more if I was motivated by having someone to ride with. Being fearful of a horse will translate to your riding- you might want to consider looking for an old well broke really safe horse that you feel comfortable on and do a trade or sell Sirocco. I'm not being unkind here, I know full well the feeling of being fearful of a certain horse but not others; I had to sell a couple of different horses because of that feeling- but the nice thing is that there is always another horse out there that you will feel comfortable with. Riding should be a joyful thing for you- and for your horse.

callie brady said...

Trust your feelings! You need to be safe. Hope you will adjust soon to work and your energy level will rise. I know about taking a break from blogging. After a long time I'm trying to get back to blogging everyday about something. But you need to do what is best for you. And don't feel guilty. Be happy and safe!