Monday, October 15, 2012
Random entry title huh? Eventually I will get there.
Starting with Horses. It has been 1 year since I made the decision to put my Bella down. It has been 1 year since I stepped into a stable or touched a horse; it has been a tough year. I needed time to heal, to not feel guilty to take care of my family. I wrote a few weeks ago that I was going to be volunteering at a local therapeutic stable. Saturday was my training, it was also 1 year since putting my lovely mare down. It was a lovely day. I worked with horses and people and received training using research I helped with in college. I met amazing people and am now connected with a new community. After the training I sent them a message as I had to change my available time and that has started a wonderful exchange with the women who run the program. They have asked me to do a "new" position, which is kind of a "pinch hitting" position, since I have experience in both therapeutic and non-therapeutic horsemanship. It is wonderful feeling to know I will be helping and that my previous experience will help others.
In other non-horse related news I am officially down 16lbs and have lost inches.
I have lost:
4 inches in my hops
2.5 inches in my thigh
2.5 inches in my waist
1 inch in my arm!
I am SO close to my first "big" reward which is a new pair of Nice shoes (not from walmart, target or payless).
So the end of my blog is about VEGETABLES and how many different ones I roasted this weekend. Rutabaga's, parsnips, Turnips and beets. Carrots and green beans, zucchini and a very weird sweet potato and butternut squash. They are all roasted and ready for the week and I am eating them with every meal, well not breakfast unless they are in egg whites.
I hope you enjoy your vegetables!