(I'm still a resident of suckville though-- lots of work to do to get back in form. It seems in the last couple years I lose condition faster, and it takes longer to get back. Hello oldness.)
I've picked up some riding tips lately that are helping. I like learning more about riding, and having things to work on. It makes it more encouraging than just thinking of it as needing to get in better shape. There are skills to learn too. A two-pronged approach. It makes it seem attainable-- that someday maybe I'll actually not suck. This possibility that I haven't yet reached my apex helps me enjoy the now. I can see myself as still on an upswing, even as I contemplate what it will feel like to have to be satisfied with declining abilities as I get older. I'm not there yet though.
This shot is pretty bad, lifted from video, but I'm trying to ride the one jump I now attempt every time, usually with modest success.
Anyway, in the meantime-- "WEE!"
Here's some of what sis and I got up to before she left town. This was the gold bikini top incident in Target. That's her, "Would you hurry up and take this?" face because some girls were looking at us. I no longer really give a crap, and know most people who look are just jealous they aren't having as much fun. Or, are possibly annoyed for no good reason, so-- I still do not care. We are not hurting anyone, so piss-off cranky people.
Back to our dork-out shopping trip. Katie won the contest of finding the world's biggest, and most annoying earrings. These were not only huge, but as she pointed out, super LOUD-- for the win!
But I won for biggest and most ridiculous hat.
We also took a little nature break, just a small one. (Hey-- those kidless hours are few and far between.)
This is really what we like doing, and where we like to be. We can have fun anywhere, and make our own fun, just like we always have-- through all the moving around etc, playing in big cardboard boxes, not knowing any kids etc, but nature is where our hearts really live. Check out this cool huge tree we found.
Sheesh, another longy. Sorry guys. I just have so much to say right now. Grandma is still recouping and looking actually better than she has in months, and I have tons of art stuff going on too.
I can't believe summer is going to fast!!