Monday, August 24, 2009
Several bits of happy news, actually. And a bit of sad. But hey, that's how it goes. Of course, the happy news is that I have my laptop back, so I am CONNECTED again! Yay! More happy news, although not wonderful for the blog, is that I now have a Facebook (how space age!) so I can put all my pictures on there, rather than hiding them here in this obscure corner of the world wide web. : ) The bad news is that I have now started field hockey, and school is starting soon, therefore I will have no time/energy to write for another while. I'm sure it will torture you guys, not hearing my words of wisdom... or at least you can pretend. : ) See you!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Well, I think that my precious followers might be a little disappointed with me for the remainder of the summer, as my laptop has been taken away. This will greatly hinder my blogging potential, since the PC is sooooo slow that it pains me to use it. Anyhow, maybe there will be a few posts occasionally, but don't expect too much. I will see you guys at the barn, though! Love ya! Stacy
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Most are from warmup, and most of the good ones I took are on Elisabeth's camera, so SHE has to put them up! : ) First, Kate and Doodle:
Oh my gosh, I know that I am a terrible blogger. I will try to do better for the two of you : ) But anyway, our first Lucky Clover show of the year was held yesterday! Wheee! Breezy and I did the 2'3" for the third time ever and ended up with a first in our flat, a second in hunter O/F, and a first in the Medal class, so now I am totally qualified! yay! I really don't think that I deserved either of the two first places, though, because in the flat it took us about 25 seconds to come down from the canter, in both directions, and in the Medal class we were cutting our corners. My theory is, though, that the judge always looks down after she tells us to walk, so that she can write down who was on the wrong leads and who broke, etc. Therefore she always misses the extremely noticeable fact that Breezy and I continue to bomb around the ring well after everyone else has gone to walk. Oh well. The blue ones are prettiest, so I'm sure not gonna send them back. I am a little sad that no one really got any pictures of me, because my mother took four of them, and you can't see me in any. I took some really good ones earlier in the day, though, mostly on elisabeth's camera. I'll put the good ones from mine up in a second.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Well, officially 12 days left of school... I think. We get out the 19th. However, I am super stressed because of Lacrosse and finals. Plus, we have to read Great Expectations, which, btw, is almost 500 pages. And the actual plot of the book could be chronicled in 50. Sigh. And we only have until the end of school to finish it. I still have 200 pages to go. And I have a game this week, possibly more than one if we win. I just want the school year to be OVER!!!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Honestly, I think I'm still recovering from the show last weekend. And we didn't even get up that early! I think that I am just out of practice. Anyway, when all was said and done, Lucky Clover did very well, and I think everyone came home with at least one ribbon. I personally got a first, second, and a sixth. I totally did not deserve the first. That was in my flat class, which I almost missed because I wasn't even dressed, because I thought that I would have time after warmup, but I didn't. So I was stressed, so Breezy was fast, and didn't want ot stop. Which meant we pretty much charged around the ring with our ears pinned back, resisting all cues to slow or stop. And yet we won. The judge must have fallen asleep at strategic moments. At least I got all my leads, though. Then in my next class I had a pretty good round, but Phil made me do this tight turn, because it was an EQ class, and I could totally do it, because I had done it in warmup, but I was just focusing on not crashing into either of the jump standards, so I missed the jump and had to turn around. So I got sixth in that one, but there were no hard feelings because it was just a schooling show, so practice makes perfect. My other class was the downeast medal qualifier, and I got second in that one, mainly due to the continuance of the anti-stopping coalition. And also the lack of any quantifyable ability to sitting trot. But for my first time out over the 2-3", I am pretty happy. There should be pictures up soon.