Sunday, August 23, 2009

last chance!

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Oh my gosh there is so much to do. I want to get the fence done this week. In preparation for an onslaught of various relatives in the next week or so (coincidentally) there is much house-cleaning to do (oh joy, she says!). Tomorrow I will bake a cheesecake. Oh yeah and I'm SO incredibly far behind on scrimshaw, you know, like my job and stuff. Cripes, this is insane.

I'm finally able to hold stuff comfortably and stably enough to be back at the scrimshaw like a madwoman. Some days need a splint, but more and more I'm okay without it. Why am I not showing you what I'm working on? I can't. Gift items, can't risk the recipients seeing it (unlikely but possible). I will be able to show some of the upcoming projects in progress though.

I hadn't been riding for a while, a month or so I think. It was crappy hot all the time, but after the thumb incident it's just been too difficult to deal with saddles and whatnot. Buckling things still presents some challenges so I rode bareback tonight (lovely weather today!). Hoo boy I'm going to feel that tomorrow. Lots of cantering tonight (yes, bareback cantering is all sorts of interesting on a choppy horse!). Ahh, but the Shylah Shuffle is smooth as silk. :-) I think I'll ride bareback more often. Now if only I had the grace to leap onto a horse like those people in the movies do. I used to try that with Thunder when I was a teenager, it never worked. It still doesn't.

I want to go see Cats, the musical. It's in town til next weekend. But tickets aren't cheap, and I'm the only one I know who's nuts about Cats.

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