Best laid plan of mice and men..... Bought a book to read rather than watch another D grade movie, planted myself in the recliner to watch a bit of the news first and promptly fell asleep - until 9pm! woke up with a stiff neck and feeling dreadful, that horrible 'I've had a bit of sleep but not enough to feel good'. Stumbled up the stairs into the kitchen and brewed myself cuppa. Grabbed the book, the Haighs, the mobile and the coffee and dragged myself up some more stairs to my bedroom. Woke at 7.30 am still under a sleepy cloud.
After some mad rushing around in the morning I decided that I was going to be far too late to hook up the float, so drove up to the paddock and just rode Mojo down to the riding club. Thankfully they were running behind too. Eventually our class started, Gill Rolton is an excellent instructor, finally I understand my trot diagonals and which one I am meant to be on when left or right reining. YAY - the penny has dropped. Mojo was being a bit lazy, I guess the heat even tho we had light rain it was quite humid. I wasn't sure if I'd get him into a canter but he surprised me and moved up a gear easily. Left canter lead came easy to him, being an ex-racehorse, they run anti clockwise for their races. Right canter lead will need a lot more work - especially as I don't have the experience yet to tell if he's on the right lead yet. All up a great lesson. Looking forward to tomorrow afternoon's show jumping class. Gave Mojo a little extra 'show torque' in his dinner, hopefully he have a bit more 'zip' tomorrow.
Home, showered... oh glorious shower! after a day with Mojo.... Set about putting together a new chair for the study. One of those 'some assembly required' jobs. First step: put the wheels on, well they wouldn't bloody go on.... I hate to use brute force - generally when I do I break things.... but after several attempts at trying to coerce the wheels I started to lose it and just jammed the bloody thing into the slot - hey presto - it went in. Brute force it is!! and now proudly sitting on my construction while I type this update. Whoohoo go me.... out comes my theme song again....
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an' pretend
'cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever gonna keep me down again
Oh yes I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman
Pumped or what!! Am I good? You betcha! And on that note I'm gonna head off and have some coffee & chocolate! mmm -mmmm. Soooo good!
PS. Salim..... stop pestering me when I'm online... It takes long enough to write my updates LOL. He wanted me to say that!