Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!! I'm Alive!!

Well well. I AM still alive believe it or not! 

Part of the reason I've been out is that a dog chewed up the power cord to my laptop, my preferred blogging platform. I don't like typing on my phone or my iPad, and haven't gone to replace the cord yet. I'm actually on Future Hubs' laptop right now. And he's part of the other reason I've been too busy to blog - instead of Future Hubs, he is now actual Hubs! Our wedding was in November and it's been a complete whirlwind before and after, with wedding prep, work, and horse shows taking up every second of every day. I just haven't had time to blog... I've barely had time to sleep!

I hope to make this coming year different. I hope to make sure I have enough time for myself. Enough time for play, enough time for blogging, enough time for riding and enough time to pretend like I have something resembling a social life. It's not going to be completely possible of course, but I am going to try. I did not do a good job of balancing that out this year. In fact I would say I did a decidedly bad job of it.

Despite that I have a LOT of updates! What I'm going to try and do is put up a brief catch-up synopsis for each horse. I have a lot of show updates from Dylan, and I have a new horse! Quite on accident actually... that's a whole story in and of itself. Wow there is a lot to tell. I'll never get it all out but I'm going to make sure I at least get the highlights, and I want to go over my 2018 goals too. I may not do a 2017 Yearly Review, seeing as a whole quarter of the year is missing from the blog, but we will see. I have a week off starting on the 28th, so I *should* in theory have some time to write!!

2017 was a year of highs and lows. It was better in a lot of ways than 2016 was, but there were some decidedly bad parts to counter the decidedly good parts. I have a feeling though that 2018 is really going to be a good one. I feel much better about the coming year than I did coming into 2017. And 2017 really did play out like I expected... I made a point to make the best of it that I could, and all of the things that I worked hard for all came true, but inbetween those things it was about as rough as I expected.

More soon! And MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


  1. Huge congrats, and merry Christmas!

  2. so good to hear from you, and hope to hear more in the new year! merry christmas and happy holidays to you and your family!

  3. Sharing your optimism about next year. I have officially dubbed 2018 Year of the Unicorn 🦄 🦄 🦄

    1. I like this idea 🦄 Merry Christmas, Andrea!

  4. Merry Christmas, Andrea! I am so excited you are back! I have missed your blog. Your wedding photo is beautiful! Congratulations and I hope your 2018 is the best year yet!

  5. I have no idea how you have the energy to keep up with your life. Congrats on hooray for 2018!

  6. Merry Christmas! After 2017 feeling really tough to me too (toughest year I've had in a long time) I agree that 2018 just feels like it's going to be fantastic :) I've loved seeing all of your wedding photos on Facebook and I'm so, so happy for you guys!!