Saturday, September 01, 2012
It's the first of September and I'm feeling reflective ...
This summer has been wonderful, busy and so very different from any other I can remember. I've been so busy the time has passed in a blur; I've been riding several times a week, learning tons, working on quilts (the king-sized monster and a smaller flannel lap quilt) for the most part keeping up with the housework and ... volunteering at horse camp.
This weekend marks the end of the camps and I'll miss 90% of the kids - there is always that 10% but I think we often see the "difficult ones" and forget the really kind, nice ones. I hope their parents see past the irritations and frustrations of parenting to the wonderful little people they're raising.
The ones I'll miss most, of course, are the ones who had my horse groomed and tacked when I arrived at the stable (they can come visit any time)
Next week life returns to normal - whatever that is. It will be quiet around the barn ... while I'll welcome the freedom to ride (pretty much) whenever and wherever I want I know it will feel so very quiet there without the campers. I think there might be a riding clinic/workshop happening at the stable the weekend of Sept 9th; the number of registrations is borderline right now but I can't help but think the spots will fill up quickly once the back-to-school rush is over.
In another 10 days or so I'm heading back to SW Ontario for another visit. I'm looking forward to visiting my DD and sis; the best part is that they live close enough to each other that I can do both at the same time.
Happy September, everyone.