we need some happiness
merry
julnar
Things that make me happy today:

1. It's Friday!

2. I'm going to see my parent's tomorrow afternoon, and potentially I will return with some furniture. My mom will make me breakfast; I will visit my grandma.

3. I have a riding lesson tomorrow!

4. Things to look forward to: I am going to ride Hank at the show at the end of July. Whee! He will be lots of fun to show. Devon rode him in a walk-trot class in like March or something, and apprently Hank was confused, like, wait, there is supposed to be more gaits! Hopefully he won't be similarly confused by w/t/c. I've been riding him well lately, and I think it will be a good learning experience. And Neva thought he was a good choice for me (yay me!).

5. The park next to my office rents kayaks. Watching people who have never done this before is hilarious (okay, I would probably suck at it, but it's so funny watching others). They are traveling in a big clump, apparently unable to figure this out. Even funnier: watching people tip over and try to climb back in. Heehee. Much entertainment.

6. Someone brought cake. I love cake. I like the frosting. Cake for breakfast=good idea.

why we love road trips
merry
julnar
Given the proper motivation, I will pretty much drive anywhere. Roadtrips are always more fun with another person, so that there is someone to share all the quirky observations with.

The drive down was a lot nicer than the drive home. Daylight is always nice, even though there is literally nothing to see in central Illinois.

Some cute boys from Missouri hit on me at a rest area.

I had no idea that there was an El Paso and Atlanta, Illinois. (Not that cities can't share the same name, like Springfield, but those names seem particularly unique).

I passed a truck transporting "Inedible Fat." Because "edible fat" would be so much more appetizing?

Driving also gives one lots of time to think...

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merry
julnar
Sometimes I think about moving, so I can have my own place.

I saw this listing: 1 bedroom apartment on horse farm on west side. $450/everything included.

I called. It's been rented. :(

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merry
julnar
Have I been in a bad mood lately? Unfortunately, I seem to be using this journal as a dumping ground and I feel like there is a lot of 'life sucks' whining going on.

So, I'm a little drunk.

Riding lesson? Horrible. Not my best ride ever. I rode Harley. Whom I've never ridden before.

Then I went to Whole Foods on the way home to get dinner. Ordered some stuff at the deli. I normally don't shop there because it is too expensive (and too pretentious). Well, don't know where this story was going, so I'm going to stumble off to my bedroom.

I need a nap.
merry
julnar
Today, I am writing a brief. And making good progess with it, which makes me happy because I have been struggling with it.

I had a falafel sandwich for lunch. I always think of Party Girl with Parker Posey whenever I eat falafel. That movie is so funny.

This is kind of pointless, having a dull day.  And why is LJ making it so that I can only update in rich-text mode? I don't like this. Change disturbs me.

Why am I tired all the time lately? And I can't find any spring/summer clothes that are work-appropriate. Sigh. And I lost one of my riding gloves last night, somewhere when I was wandering around visiting horses & feeding peppermints. I have more, but those were my favorite pair.


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merry
julnar

Lots of people seem to be having this problem lately: I lay down to sleep and my brain will not SHUT UP. Also, I am having many weird dreams. I woke up early early this morning, stayed up reading for an hour, then managed to fall asleep for about two hours before my alarm went off.

I had a dream last night that there was one or two squirrels in my apartment because I had rescued them, but eventually I let them go back into the wild because sourisverte also had some squirrels that she was releasing into the wild. So, I keep dreaming about the people on my f-list. 

Just have to get through the day, and then I can go riding!


This has never happened before.
merry
julnar
7pm. Where am I? At work.

I want to go home.

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merry
julnar
I want to go to the horse show. There's horses/riders that I wanted to see this afternoon, but I'll have a chance to see them again either this weekend or next. After all, I can go tonight, tomorrow morning/afternoon, tomorrow night, and Sunday morning. I think that's enough? I'm seriously addicted to it. The horses are beautiful, I never get tired of watching them move. And next week, *I* am riding. Maybe someday soon I'll have a horse to show so I can ride in the regular classes, but for now, I can use this time to figure out what's going on.

I'm bored and want to be out of here. It doesn't help that it's beautiful outside, after a week or more of rain. The lake is completely still and shiny, like a mirror. If I can bill at least one more hour today, I'll be good to go.

I'm hoping my new cell phone battery arrives today because my phone does not work at all unless it is plugged in.

Well, this was kind of pointless.

cameras? catwithclaws, sourisverte (or anyone else)?
merry
julnar
Any camera recommendations? I'm not as serious as either of you two, so I don't need to be a super fancy camera, just a nice one (digital).

My digital camera seems to be dying (it eats up batteries after about 10 pictures, yes, I have a camera that still uses regular batteries, an old Olympus-something), and it doesn't take good action shots (delay is too long).

Just thinking ahead. I've been using my film camera lately, fun! But then there's not that instant gratification of seeing the photos immediately.

feeling lazy
merry
julnar
I almost went to work this morning, then thought, no. All the stuff I have to do can wait until Monday (or tomorrow night). I woke up at 6:30 (not sure if I ever went back to sleep), partly because I'm used to waking up then, and also because people were yelling/screaming outside my window. Sometimes I want to move away from downtown.

All I really care about on Saturdays is riding! No, I'm not 10, I am just finally doing what I want.

I am sort of cleaning. Like putting away sweaters I haven't worn for about a month (I think winter is finally over). I have a lot of shoes (I wore a different pair everyday this week, so right now I have five pairs of shoes scattered all over this room. I need to iron. I have ten or so shirts that need ironing, and I would have a lot more to wear to work if I ironed.

I am trying to coordinate my riding clothes, so I match (hahaha). Debating short sleeves (t-shirt & vest) vs. long sleeves (t-shirt & hoodie). 54F, but sunny. I need a new pair of jods & boots for the shows.

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