Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Return to old habits

I did something for myself today. I did the barn chores early, and decided to clean up the aisle, then the arena. It was easier than I thought, and the cool air after the rain made me want to open the large sliding doors, and then, RIDE!! Yes I haven't ridden in weeks, maybe months. Why not?? I had a bad summer last year. I took in a friend to board with me. Well, it ruined the friendship. Her horses were young, unruly, and destructive, and her inability to control them and her lack of respect for my property and ME made me avoid my one special escape, My BARN!! Well. today, I switched the radio from country to classical. And then I rode both of my horses. I have been running several miles a day now for about a month.

It felt so good to be this active again,that when we went to Walmart, I did something I havent done in over 20 yrs. Maybe 25 years. I BOUGHT A BIKINI!!! No guarantee that I will wear it in public, but at 46 yrs of age, this might be the old girls last hurrah. Embrace that baby belly I told myself. I've seen worse in public!!!Hugs to all of you out there, and an extra tight hug for my PFATT sistas that have had a very tough week. Pam


Peng Peng said...

Ok Pam, now the only thing u gotta do is go horseback riding in your new bikini, maybe all the way to Walmart? LOL!

hugs, pp

Atticbabys said...

Oh Pam what fun! I'd love to come riding with you on your beautiful horses. Maybe not in a bikini though, LOL. Sounds like you're reclaiming yourself & I say "Good for you",
Hugs, Nan

Kingfisher Farm said...

Peng Peng!! OMG no. Where would I tie my horse at Walmart??
Nancy, you are welcome to come ride with me anytime!!! Pam

Folksie Linda said...

Hi Pam. Good for you.. I am glad you had a good day and went riding! I love riding but alas we don't have horses! I usually ride when i go over to Block Island on the beach there but haven't done that in quite a while. A bikini-- all i have to say is ==You Go Girl!! I wear a bikini and I am 50! It's only a number! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Rabbit Hill Creations said...

Glad to hear your riding again Pam...its always good to get back in touch with something you enjoy doing. As far as the bikini thing goes...you go girlfriend! :)

CARole said...

Well my dear, you certainly gave me a chuckle this morning. I LOVE hearing that you are riding your horses again, you know how I envy you of that. As far as that "friendship" goes, well, let me just say, there comes a time in our lives when we just have to pull out all the weeds, so we can enjoy all the flowers, if you get my drift.

Daisy said...

Wow, pam, such pretty horses. Alex will just wet himself when he sees them. (Yes,my 20 year old is a sad secret blog spy!!!!)xxx

Sam I Am said...

GOOD FOR YOU PAM!!!!!! :) :) :)
Im proud of you for forging on.. dustin' off those saddles and getting back to what you LOVE :)
And you WEAR that bikini and be PROUD sista!!!! :) You are a beautiful spirit!!!!!

smiley said...

Congratulations on a great day!

I too have a friendship ruined over similar circumstances... My old friend has been contacting me and I'm trying to decide whether or not I want to get into a friendship with her again. What do you think?

Kingfisher Farm said...

Gosh Smiley I dont know!! I dont think I'm qualified to give advice! Pam