We have a Tempurpedic mattress. When we first got it, I loved it. And I can still sleep exceptionally sound (save for my old, incontintent, little papillon dog, Higgins, waking me up 1 – 4 times each night needing out to go potty). Lately though, I’m waking up really stiff. Maybe I’m just not stretching my hamstrings enough? I’m looking forward to Spring and warmth, when Higgins will want to stay outside all night again.
On the subject of sleeping, Zach can literally put himself to bed in the middle of a tornado, I tell you. I can be watching something on the TV, he will say goodnight and just roll over and be asleep – in a matter of moments. Are any of you blessed with that ability?
I’ve been reading Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, by John Le Carre, for upwards of 2 months now. I’m barely halfway through it. I love a good spy novel (Robert Ludlum’s work is my favorite), but I’m struggling with this book. I’ve seen the film twice and I really enjoyed it. Maybe I’m not a very good reader, but it seems to me that Le Carre (the author), jumps back and forth between what’s really happening, and what’s being remembered, and I have trouble telling the difference. Have any of you read any of his novels? Am I alone in my thoughts?
The past two weeks I’ve slacked in getting articles to the newspaper. I really need to schedule myself time to write them, or dig through the archives of this site for something to publish. I’ve slacked in the photography/creative vision department too. Many of you probably only come here for the photos!
So far, I’m surviving this 28 day cleanse. I do miss coffee, cheese/dairy, and red wine, though. I cannot lie.
The days are getting longer. Which means more time at the barn with the horses (the lights aren’t up yet, so I’m still dependent on daylight)! This makes me a vewy, vewy happy cowgirl!
Last week I took my colt outside for his first outside ride. It went really great! I can’t even believe I glossed over it in this week’s colt cam chronicles!
Our weather has been toying with us, however. Yesterday, I rode in a long-sleeved, thermal t-shirt. When I was finished up, I almost didn’t make it out of the road to the barn it was so, so, muddy! Actually, I didn’t even make it in to the trap where the barn is located. I had to hoof it from a “dry” spot. And it’s a good thing I keep an extra pair of boots up there so I didn’t have to ride in my gumbo-laden Sorels.
The good news is, today’s wind, combined with colder temps, should mean the mud will either dry up, freeze up, or both!!!
Has Spring hit in your part of the country yet?